Re: To capitalize or not?

Subject: Re: To capitalize or not?
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:02:58 -0500

At least I got the capitalization. Jim

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
wrote:

> Youâd agree with me even better if you called me Kay Robart, because
> thatâs my name. ;-)
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> *From:* Jim Jones [mailto:han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 08, 2016 2:59 PM
> *To:* Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
> *Cc:* Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>; techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> *Subject:* Re: To capitalize or not?
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> I agree with Robert Kay.
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> If the thing is labeled then the engineers are getting close, but if the
> thing is not labeled External Port, then the entire issue can be confusing.
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> Jim Jones
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> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
> wrote:
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> I would capitalize it only if it is labeled "External Port" on the
> hardware. It doesn't qualify as a proper noun. Does their logic mean that
> if I am talking about a specific chair, I have to write "Chair"?
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kay -dot- robart=tea -dot- texas -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Jim
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 2:07 PM
> To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Subject: To capitalize or not?
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> I'm having this ongoing debate with my engineer coworkers: when to
> capitalize the names of the parts that make up our hardware platform. I'm
> describing a server we manufacture for telecom networks. On the back of the
> server are various ports and plugs. I am providing instructions for
> connecting a specific cable to a specific port, which we call the "external
> port."
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> Question: should reference to this specific port be capitalized (External
> Port) or not (external port). My engineer coworkers say yes because we are
> referring to a specific port so this is a type of proper noun. All the
> other ports on the server have specific names so these should also be
> capitalized. I'm not sure this does qualify as a proper noun. Thoughts?
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References:
To capitalize or not?: From: Jim
RE: To capitalize or not?: From: Robart, Kay
Re: To capitalize or not?: From: Jim Jones
RE: To capitalize or not?: From: Robart, Kay

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