User talk:TheLoneAcolyte

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third invasion of the Burning Legion

Hi, it's "third invasion of the Burning Legion". Neither "third" nor "invasion" have ever been capitallized. -- MyMindWontQuiet 12:46, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

It should be capitalized because it is a major word in the title. Here is an example and here the Purdue Owl page on capitalization in English. TheLoneAcolyte (talk) 07:25, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
No it should not. We only capitallize words and names if they have been capitallized by Blizzard, we do not get to name stuff randomly ourselves. And the pages you linked do not apply in this situation, we're talking about a wiki page, not a published paper or newspaper article. -- MyMindWontQuiet 12:58, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
But this is article. The title of an article functions like the title of anything. A book, a news article, a normal Wikipedia article. Why is wowpedia exempt from this rule and is there another example of a title describing an event not being capitalized on this site because Blizzard did not capitalize it? TheLoneAcolyte (talk) 17:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
The word "article" can refer to different things. This is not one of them. A Wowpedia page is not the same as a book title. - MyMindWontQuiet 17:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
In the link, it says it should not be capitalized if the subsequent words are not part of the proper noun. Names of events are proper nouns. "Third Invasion of the Burning Legion" is the name of the event. Its not a sentence or part of a sentence. What you linked would apply if title of the article was named "This is the third time the Burning Legion has invaded" because if said in that way it is not a proper noun but a sentence where "invaded" is the verb and "third" is an adverb. TheLoneAcolyte (talk) 17:39, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
"Third Invasion of the Burning Legion is the name of the event." This is where you're wrong. Find me one source for that event being called "Third Invasion of the Burning Legion". - MyMindWontQuiet 20:20, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I found this from the Blizzcon 2015 Legion panel. However I do concede he says "...The Third Burning Legion Invasion of Azeroth" So we could change it to that. Because he says "The" before hand this helps make a proper noun. Especially sense this is the only event that is described as "The Third Burning Legion Invasion of Azeroth". If there were multiple events called that then it would not be proper noun. "Burning Legion invasion of Azeroth" would not be proper noun because multiple events could be described as that. A real world example could be that there is multiple world wars so "world war" is not a proper noun. But "World War I" and "World War II" are proper nouns because there is only one of both. TheLoneAcolyte (talk) 07:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
The use of the word "the" doesn't make something a proper noun. All he's doing is saying that it's the third time the Burning Legion has invaded, which it is. You're trying to argue that there's a specific way of phrasing that makes a description into a proper noun, and that's simply not true. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 07:32, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
He did not say "the Third Burning Legion Invasion of Azeroth". You can't know if that was a proper noun or not, in fact it doesn't seem so, he's simply describing the fact that this is the third BL invasion of Azeroth.
If he had been talking about the third birthday of his daughter, would you have understood that as an event called "Third Birthday of My Daughter" ? -- MyMindWontQuiet 11:24, 18 April 2018 (UTC)