Do we have a style guide for Fedora Magazine? Should we?

Ryan Lerch rlerch at
Sat Aug 2 16:57:23 UTC 2014

On Aug 2, 2014 10:20 AM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb at> wrote:
> On 08/01/2014 02:13 PM, Ryan Lerch wrote: 
> > Hi all, 
> > 
> > Just wondering if we should consider a brief style guide for Fedora 
> > magazine? 
> Yes. This has come up at least once before, if not more. 
> > One item to cover on this would definitely be how to capitalize the 
> > titles of our posts. Having this consistent is always a good thing. 
> > 
> > For the capitialization of posts, my vote is for sentence case. This 
> > tends to be the most popular currently in online publications [1], [2]. 
> > and in my honest opinion, it is not as harsh and shouty as the 
> > alternative title case. Title case is also a lot harder to get 
> > consistent, as many people have different ideas of what to capitalise. 
> I don't find *standard* [1] capitalization "harsh" or "shouty" -- nor do 
> I think the rules are particularly complicated: 
> "Capitalize the first word of every letter except articles, coordinating 
> conjunctions, and prepositions of three letters or fewer. There’s one 
> exception: Any word that is the first word in the headline or the last 
> word should be capitalized, regardless of its part of speech." 
> However, this seems to come up again and again and I'm pretty sure will 
> continue to come up until we just standardize on plain sentence 
> captitalization so let's just agree to do that. But please use caps - 
> I've had to go in and fix some heds that had no caps whatsoever, even 
> for the first letter or proper nouns.

Be sure to inform the writers of these posts too, so they know of their mistakes. Now we have a somewhat consensus on sentence case for titles, we can fix titles, then inform the writer why they were changed. Nothing worse than having ones post copy edited and updated but not knowing when and why it was changed.


> Thanks, 
> jzb 
> -- 
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