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06 February 2010 @ 04:35 pm
VERY IMPORTANT POLL.  
Poll #1522323 If this were German, I would not have this dilemma.

The proper capitalization:

the Stargate
23(50.0%)
the stargate
15(32.6%)
capitalized for Earth's Stargate, not for any others
7(15.2%)
actually, you should always write Stargate(tm) in any fanfic
1(2.2%)

Abbreviated:

the gate
16(34.8%)
the 'gate
12(26.1%)
the Gate
14(30.4%)
the 'Gate
4(8.7%)

When the policital scandal related to the coverup of the S/stargate is uncovered, it will be:

Stargategate
5(10.9%)
Gategate
18(39.1%)
Just "Stargate," of course.
2(4.3%)
OMFG ALIENS R AMONG US!
21(45.7%)

These are issues that...

have bothered me before.
3(6.4%)
I honestly never previously considered.
5(10.6%)
make me want to watch more Stargate / read more fic.
1(2.1%)
make me glad I do not watch Stargate.
0(0.0%)
omg! a poll!
4(8.5%)
 
 
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Lannalanna_kitty on February 7th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
I think in books it's always Caps and I *think* it's 'gate. could be capped but the apostrophe is there.

also OMGIAMATWORKANDIWANTOBEPLAYINGSTARTREKONLINEOMGOMGOMGOMG

also I want ot join your fleet with a character because the name is so frikking awesome.
Little Red: sg - x-files - lizmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
You totally can!!! :-D

The real question is, if you are at work, why CAN'T you be on Star Trek Online!?!?!???
(no subject) - lanna_kitty on February 7th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lanna_kitty on February 7th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lanna_kitty on February 8th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - amilyn on February 7th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: glasses teacheramilyn on February 7th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Warum haben wir schwächere Regeln als Deutsch????

*grr*

You forgot to have a section about the difference when used with definite (as you asked) and indefinite articles.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Hmm, that's a good point. Since I usually write "stargate," at least until reviewing the results of this poll, it wasn't an issue. Follow-up poll needed!
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Atlantis - Space gatejoyfulfeather on February 7th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I debate this every single time I write a Stargate fic. Every time.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
I know! I'm hoping poll science can give me a CONCRETE ANSWER.
Melyanna: Jed (secret plan to fight inflation)melyanna on February 7th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Oddly, I've written a disclosure fic and didn't consider a joke about every political scandal getting tagged with "gate". Clearly I fail at politics!
Little Red: sg - x-files - lizmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
HA! OMG, you do! Because I'd have figured if ANYONE would ever have used that in fic, it would have been you, our queen of politics. :)
(no subject) - melyanna on February 7th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miera_c on February 8th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
Andy: y_color_love_lookankareeda on February 7th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
If this were German, I would not have this dilemma.

True! :P
a universal sighnaushika on February 7th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I HATE IT IN CAPS. IT'S TOTALLY MY PET PEEVE. I don't even know why. I'm probably wrong too, but eh. I like it lowercase.
Little Red: peanuts - rejection slips - alivicwilmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
I know, I always put it in caps when I write, and then go back and change it to lowercase because caps BUGS ME, but due to popular opinion I think I will have to go with caps. It's like... it's a brand name. Instead of "Let's take the car back to Earth," it's "Let's take the Volvo back to Earth."
entertaining in a disturbing way: Sam Vala otplyssie on February 7th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
I think the only time I ever capitalize is in Stargate Command. Otherwise, lower-case (and goa'uld, taur'i, tel'tac, jaffa, etc.)
Little Red: peanuts - dark and stormy nightmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I capitalize Tau'ri and Jaffa. It's like German and Japanese or something. I also capitalize Human, though, in sci-fi, unless I'm using it in the general "humankind" sort of sense.
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - je; black/white/firehihoplastic on February 7th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
I JUST GUESSED.

YAY ALIENS!

Does this mean you're writing fic? :D
Little Red: sg - jonas dork - lindir_jaxmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
It does! Although not disclosure fic, alas. I just tossed that in there for the lols.
Natalie Von Doom: Atlantis; Elizabeth - Facepalm!natushka on February 7th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Whoo! poll! I just like ticked some boxes. lolz.
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm in ur poll, tickin ur boxes, lol! :-D
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on February 8th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
Hahaha I voted, which is completely useless since I have no idea what you're talking about. But I seem to agree with the majority. Yay!
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
But the ticky-boxing is satisfying, isn't it?? :)