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#1 Posted by SolongWrex (150 posts) -

I recently came across an article that had British spelling. Since this is very much an American website, I wanted to ask if a decision has been made on this. Are we supposed to use consistent style across all articles or is it mostly up to personal taste?

#2 Posted by ZombiePie (5662 posts) -

@SolongWrex said:

I recently came across an article that had British spelling. Since this is very much an American website, I wanted to ask if a decision has been made on this. Are we supposed to use consistent style across all articles or is it mostly up to personal taste?

Jeff has stated that all text on the wiki must be written using American spelling. Correct any British spelling you encounter.

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#3 Posted by Fallen189 (5005 posts) -

You'll never catch it all. I'm just naturally going to spell things British and alter American spelling due to virtue of where I live in the world.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

@Fallen189 said:

You'll never catch it all. I'm just naturally going to spell things British and alter American spelling due to virtue of where I live in the world.

Yah, well I'm going to correct everything you correct into Old World Latin, I will spend my days watching the Activity Feed just waiting for you to pounce.

#5 Posted by FLStyle (4693 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@SolongWrex said:

I recently came across an article that had British spelling. Since this is very much an American website, I wanted to ask if a decision has been made on this. Are we supposed to use consistent style across all articles or is it mostly up to personal taste?

Jeff has stated that all text on the wiki must be written using Bastardised spelling. Correct any English you encounter.

:D

Agreed, it would be weird to have multiple spellings across the site.

#6 Posted by Fallen189 (5005 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@Fallen189 said:

You'll never catch it all. I'm just naturally going to spell things British and alter American spelling due to virtue of where I live in the world.

Yah, well I'm going to correct everything you correct into Old World Latin, I will spend my days watching the Activity Feed just waiting for you to pounce.

Thems fighting words, squire

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Fallen189 said:

You'll never catch it all. I'm just naturally going to spell things British and alter American spelling due to virtue of where I live in the world.

Gotta catch 'em all. Pokémon Pokemon.

#8 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@ZombiePie said:

@SolongWrex said:

I recently came across an article that had British spelling. Since this is very much an American website, I wanted to ask if a decision has been made on this. Are we supposed to use consistent style across all articles or is it mostly up to personal taste?

Jeff has stated that all text on the wiki must be written using American spelling. Correct any British spelling you encounter.

Unless it's a game title that is officially spelled using British spelling of course.

#9 Posted by ZombiePie (5662 posts) -

@Guided_By_Tigers said:

@ZombiePie said:

@SolongWrex said:

I recently came across an article that had British spelling. Since this is very much an American website, I wanted to ask if a decision has been made on this. Are we supposed to use consistent style across all articles or is it mostly up to personal taste?

Jeff has stated that all text on the wiki must be written using American spelling. Correct any British spelling you encounter.

Unless it's a game title that is officially spelled using British spelling of course.

Only if that's how it's spelled on the United States game-box.

There's nothing else to discuss here and I see many of you are already derailing the subject of this topic. As such it is being locked. So please remember to write any and all text on the Giant Bomb wiki using American spelling.

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