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Any reason why almost every word in the "MOST POPULAR" topic titles on the right hand side of the CH pages starts with a capital letter?

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  1. I think it's because they're titles, and titles are usually capitalized.

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    1. re: roxlet

      I Had No Idea How To Respond To This Until I Saw Roxlet's Answer, And Then It All Made Perfect Sense. :)
      BUT IF WE'RE BOTH WRONG, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY DO THAT. :)

      1. re: mamachef

        "BUT IF WE'RE BOTH WRONG, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY DO THAT. :)"

        Because they like the way it looks? Because the sky appears blue? Because just because? That if it was all lower case e.e. cummings would roll over in his grave?

        1. re: Servorg

          you're probably right too, servorg.
          m.l thompson

          1. re: Servorg

            I'm too lazy to copy it from my Associated Press stylebook. However, here's a link that says the same thing and addresses all caps

            http://grammar.about.com/b/2008/04/11...

            "The first headline employs a common form of title case, capitalizing "all nouns, pronouns and verbs, and all other words of four or more letters"--just as the convention is described in The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage (Random House, 1999)."

            More examples and detail here
            http://www.newsletterfillers.com/arch...

            1. re: rworange

              Thanks rw and others. Pretty clear rules. The titles still look a little odd to me, but I'll try to be a bit less picky.

              Now, about the lack of full stops............