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    How to capitalize band names_


    Is there a styleguide for this band? I'm so confused when to use capitalization and underscores.

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    The styleguide is "take some crack and hit punctuation keys until it looks ok"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    The styleguide is "take some crack and hit punctuation keys until it looks ok"
    ^ at least it's not |-|()\/\/ T().|)ESTR()Y./\|\|GE|_S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD View Post
    ^ at least it's not |-|()\/\/ T().|)ESTR()Y./\|\|GE|_S.
    There should be a ninwiki-page solely about these various styles.
    From the top of my head:

    PHM-Era:
    NINEINCHNAILS
    nine inch nails
    NIN

    Broken/Fixed
    n


    TDS went back to
    nine inch nails

    The Fragile had
    NIN (or parts thereof)
    nineinchnails

    My personal favorite came of course with WT:
    [NINE_INCH_NAILS]

    Year Zero became pretty straightforward with
    NINE INCH NAILS
    and the now infamous
    N1N3 1NCH N41L5 (but was that ever actually printed? Y34R Z3R0 R3M1X3D is one of the few releases I never bothered buying)

    Compare that to the evolution from
    How To Destroy Angels
    to
    How to Destroy Angels / HDA
    and now
    How to destroy angels_
    and it seems rather tame.

    But I like it for one simple reason: It makes sense. English has no rules for capitalizing letters other than "I", the "L" in "Lord" and given names. So to a foreigner it usually just looks silly when you try to capitalize song- or movie-titles at random.

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    Meh, I just get lazy and abbreviate them both to NIN and HTDA. As long as they dont change them both to Nine Inch Nailz and How To Destroy Angelz they can punctuate and change it round for as long as they like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrie_Schnee View Post
    How to Destroy Angels / HDA
    It's HTDA, never been HDA
    Quote Originally Posted by Henrie_Schnee View Post
    But I like it for one simple reason: It makes sense. English has no rules for capitalizing letters other than "I", the "L" in "Lord" and given names. So to a foreigner it usually just looks silly when you try to capitalize song- or movie-titles at random.
    Whilst English itself doesn't have these rules, many styleguides DO use these rules in publications - song titles should always be capitalised for every word (except sometimes prepositions and articles), that kind of thing. It simply makes things easier to read, and lets the brain quickly see what the article is about.

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    An omen ep << Pe nemo na (reversed)
    I'd like to call it Penemona from now on

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    This page is worse than the HTDA election thread. Woo

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    Agreed, split, and locked.

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