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Talk Page Capitalization Inconsistency

I just noticed this. In the Main, User, UESPWiki, Category, and Image namespaces (basically all the default ones that come with the wiki software by default, I guess), the corresponding Talk pages use a lower-case 't' in the word "Talk". On the other hand, the Talk pages for all the added namespaces, including all the gamespaces, use a capital 'T'. I don't know if it's worth doing anything about, or how you'd go about changing that sort of thing, but it does seem like something that we might want to think about? I don't know. I just get annoyed by inconsistency sometimes... --TheRealLurlock Talk 22:42, 27 January 2008 (EST)

It's something that only can be changed by Daveh. As far as I can tell, the "talk" for the traditional wiki namespaces is fixed (there is a $wgMetaNamespaceTalk setting to override "talk" but the notes state that this variable is only respected on non-English wikis). So our only option would be to change everything to "talk" instead of "Talk". That can be done in the LocalSettings.php file by editing all of the names specified in the $wgExtraNamespaces array.
On the other hand, I'm inclined to say it shouldn't really be a high priority to get fixed. The wiki software automatically adjusts the capitalization so User talk:Nephele and User Talk:Nephele are both valid links; Oblivion talk:Oblivion and Oblivion Talk:Oblivion also both work. The only time I'd previously noticed it was when creating a link to a page from outside of the wiki, but talk pages rarely get linked to.
In other words, it wouldn't be hard for Daveh to fix, but I don't know that it needs to fixed. --NepheleTalk 18:20, 28 January 2008 (EST)
I suspected as much, though I was hoping it'd be possible to change them all to "Talk" rather than "talk", only because there'd be far less pages to change, since most content (and therefore most talk pages) are in the non-default namespaces. I guess it doesn't matter if the auto-capitalization can figure it out either way. Just an odd thing I noticed... --TheRealLurlock Talk 22:22, 28 January 2008 (EST)