This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was Adopt starship italicization amendment to Manual of Style. Toprawa and Ralltiir 18:55, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
Here's another (hopefully) quick 'n easy one:
The MoS currently stipulates that we should italicize all ship names. However, the names of certain vessels, namely the Sith Meditation Sphere Ship, are not italicized in the majority of canonical sources in which they appear. In this example, Ship is italicized in the CSWE, but in every single other appearance and mention outside of the CSWE (8 novels in all) it is not italicized. So my proposal is to add the following to the MoS, under the Class and ship names subsection:
"The italicization of a ship's name should follow the most common way the name is presented in canonical sources."
AFAIK, this is really just going to affect Ship's article (although I suppose future instances similar to this are possible) and is for the simple purpose of making it so we don't have to worry about further edit-warring over the fact that the rest of our site's ships are italicized while this one is not.
As always, please bring up further options or wording tweaks in the Discussion section first. Thank you. Jonjedigrandmaster(Talk) 04:41, October 16, 2010 (UTC)
I do hope TBS also shows Conan online, as I don't have a TV or cable/satellite. Man, I don't wanna miss out on his new show! Oh wait, I'm supposed to be voting on an MoS change. Yeah, ship names italicized according to how it's depicted in what majority of sources, yadda yadda yadda. Makes sense to me. Trak NarRamble on 05:30, October 16, 2010 (UTC)