Re: To capitalize or not?

Subject: Re: To capitalize or not?
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:43:31 -0500

Are you going to quibble over something like that when you just won the Capitalization War?

> On Jun 8, 2016, at 15:00, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov> wrote:
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> 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?
>
> I agree with Robert Kay.
>
> 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.
>
> Jim Jones
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> LinkedIn.com/in/jimxlat
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> On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov<mailto:Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>> wrote:
> 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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> From: techwr-l-bounces+kay -dot- robart=tea -dot- texas -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com<mailto:tea -dot- texas -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kay.robart<mailto:techwr-l-bounces%2Bkay.robart>=tea -dot- texas -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com<mailto:tea -dot- texas -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>] On Behalf Of Jim
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> 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."
>
> 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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