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Everyone is overcapitalizing. I've written on this issue before, but I want to bring it to people's attention again. Because this is the wiki, and not the forum, or anything else, and people can edit other people's pages, it should come as no surprise that it is expected that grammar is close to flawless. Now, I am dealing with this. But I don't like to waste my time dealing with this. So if everyone could just correct their own capitalization (and potentially other grammar) according to the previously linked blog post and also this, it would make it so much easier for me to deal with editing other people's projects.
Also, I really don't like anonymous users on the wiki because…Read more >
So, I've decided to start a blog over on the forum called Life, the Universe, and Everything. I stayed up for probably way too long last night finishing this, but anyway, it's already on the forum, here. I'm going to be writing about just a bunch of random stuff, whatever interests me. Here's my first post.
So, like most of us, I love the Drake Equation, and it has its uses, but it also has its downsides. For example, we can calculate the rate of star formation in the galaxy, or even the percent of Earth-like planets orbiting stars, but ultimately, by the time we figure out any further factors the equation will be useless, because we will have already made contact. Another example. It doesn’t matter whether we happen to get the exact figure…Read more >
Remember that time when Killerparrot said that the rhinoceros trade will have ended by this year? According to an article, from new year's day to about a week ago 49 rhinoceroses have been killed in South Africa. And last year was a record year in overall South African poaching, with 1215 killed. The insane thing is that back in 2007, we could have completely stopped this, with only 13 poached that year.
I stumbled across this when looking for a science article to write a summary about for school. I chose it, wrote the summary, and was amazed at how little we're doing to fix this huge problem. For comparison, there were 17,000 white rhinos at the end of 2007, leaving one to believe it has declined to between 15,000 and 16,000.
Oh, yeah, and …Read more >
Okay, guys, so I haven't been on in like two or three days and even though I though I was done with the homework overload for December, sure enough, two weeks later, I'm over my head with weekend homework. Even more, by next Friday, I'll have had around six concerts within a week, so that certainly doesn't help me schedule. I'm not sure if any of you are aware of this, but even though I do no sports, and I don't chat with friends or anything, I still practice piano nearly every day, play violin and piano at school, go to school most days at 7:10 for the jazz band, and have plenty of concerts around this time of year.
Anyway, I won't be in the competition, and probably not adding content until winter break. Even though that's only a week awa…Read more >
Many times before, I've seen things that are neither proper nouns nor genera or clades of higher ranks capitalised in names of organisms. While this is gone over comprehensively in the Manual of Style, I will clarify the grammar conventions as not to have to correct them.
Historically, I've seen this mostly with KaptainWombat, but with Myotragus' work on Old World Monkeys (Project Future), Whanggoldpaw exhibiting the same issue on Australia (New Pleistocene), and me having to correct all of this, I am going to have to note the rules. Here's a list of what to do, and what not to do.
- Always capitalise the first word in a title or section heading. All other words should be capitalised except for prepositions (to, for, with, etc.) and articles (the…