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If I have already started this topic, I apologize.

Our articles are incosistent in this regard: should we capitalize "galaxy" or not?

VotesEdit

CapitalizeEdit

  1. Kwenn 17:47, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. SFH 19:19, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  3. It's like the Milky Way Galaxy. Since this one has no name, and to tell it apart from other galaxies, it should be "the Galaxy", "Star Wars Galaxy", "Galaxy Far, Far Away", etc. Grand Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 19:21, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  4. Where referred to as 'The Galaxy', yes since it is not named. -Fnlayson 19:22, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  5. Jedi Dude 09:23, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
  6. Green Tentacle (Talk) 09:27, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
  7. Tinwe 15:36, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
  8. GMo 06:39, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  9. Yes, since it's a proper noun. But when referring to a galaxy in general, galaxy should not be capitalized. Adamwankenobi 06:44, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  10. Take Andromeda for ex. Even if the Star Wars Galaxy doesn't have any name it should be capitalized as one. LorthNeedaStriptease 15:09, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Don't capitalizeEdit

  1. Why should it be? Havac 18:04, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Xwing328(Talk) 00:58, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Eyrezer 03:34, 10 October 2006 (UTC) I wouldn't capitalise it OOU.
  4. SentryTalk 03:51, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Neutral/commentsEdit

  1. I'm neutral in this regard, I only want to see we reach an agreement. However, I somehow tend towards writing galaxy, but I'm not convinced it's the way it should really be. - TopAce 17:40, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Personally, I've always found the capitalization to be kinda goofy, but I always just leave it however it is in articles. Can someone refresh my memory as to why it is ever capitalized in the first place? -- Ozzel 18:29, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Well, it does refer to a specific galaxy, so in that case, it would be a proper noun. -- SFH 19:20, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Precisely. Grand Admiral J. Nebulax (Imperial Holovision) Imperial Emblem 19:22, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
      • But let's agree on the following: if the sentence structure refers to a galaxy, not the Galaxy, then the word should not be capitalized. "Kreia" has something like this: she dreamed of a galaxy x, y, and z.... - TopAce 18:34, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
        • I concur. Tinwe 15:36, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
          • I've always hated capitalizing galaxy and sector, when they never are in any books or comics or any other source. --Xwing328(Talk) 00:58, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
            • They should be Capitalized because they are Proper NounsGMo
  • Has anyone done any research to see how it's done in official sources? We should follow their stylistic lead. jSarek 04:15, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Exactly. And honestly, I'm not aware of any sources that capitalize it. For the record, I happen to have the ROTS Visual Dictionary right here beside me, and it does not capitalize it. -- Ozzel 04:23, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Novels (and as a matter of fact, proper English) also don't capitalize human, but we do. I think we are dealing with something similar to ranking in this case; we have Captain Needa and Needa was a captain. At any rate, "Capitalize it" has the lead 10-3, so I guess it's settled already. I, too, would prefer not capitalizing it, following the logic of the following sentence: I slept in the room. Here, while it speaks about a specific room (not any room) room is not capitalized, as it never should be unless you give it the "The Room" nickname. There are millions of rooms on Earth and supposedly, numerous galaxies in the SW universe. Even though we restrict the info what we give about the Star Wars galaxy, it is still one example of a common noun. - TopAce 07:12, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
        • Ooo, that was good. I hope people see the logic behind it. --Xwing328(Talk) 03:39, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

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