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Do we need a usage guideline for Property:Skills? In particular, how should capitals letters be used? At present we have "Shoemaker" and "shoemaker", "Farmer" and "farmer", "Gas Fitter", "school teacher" etc.

I like to follow Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Capital letters and only use capital letters for proper names, as in the skill value "Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 2010-", and use lower case for every other word (including the first).

Thurstan 22:35, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for starting this, hopefully there'll be some more ideas. I think as we use Wikipedia guidelines for most things we should for this. Sure enough in the articles it follows the "Manual of Style" shown above but I've been looking at the infoboxes. They capitalise the first letters of every 'occupation,' for example Roald Dahl: "Novelist, Poet, Screenwriter", whereas in the actual article they aren't capitalised at all.

It would be good to get a recognised 'the done way.' Any other thoughts?

Cv-s 07:58, October 4, 2011 (UTC)