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According to many sources, including a well reputed Stack Exchange site, and numerous dictionaries, the word Internet is a proper noun and should be capitalized. However, when voting for closing of a question, the following explanation appears for one of the options:

This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.

Can someone please fix this? Please?

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"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of pendants suddenly cried out in terror and no one cared." :P – Matthew Read Jan 24 '12 at 14:25
Poor pendants. Every pendant should be hung where everyone can see them. Around a neck, of course. Very tightly... – Adam Davis Jan 24 '12 at 14:27
There isn't "the Internet"; there is "the Internets." – kiamlaluno Jan 24 '12 at 14:28
Relevant to your interests: meta.stackexchange.com/a/44530/2915 – Adam Davis Jan 24 '12 at 14:30
@AdamDavis Very cool. = ) I will keep that in mind. – Phonon Jan 24 '12 at 14:31
Your inefficient use of language bothers me: (1) "for weeks now": of course it's now... you used present tense! (2) "and I'd like to express myself": We know... you are doing it. No need to remind us that you didn't write this by physical compulsion. :-P – Justin Satyr Jan 24 '12 at 15:23
They'd just have to change it back in a few years when everybody has inevitably accepted that it's a common noun. Don't bother. – Jeremy Banks Jan 24 '12 at 17:11
@kiamlaluno, there is only one Internet. But you can have multiple internets. – Jonathan. Jan 24 '12 at 17:14
@Jonathan. That is not what a politician said by keeping to say "the Internets" instead of "the Internet." Guess you who was. :-) – kiamlaluno Jan 24 '12 at 19:36
@AdamDavis I am not sure whether to be ashamed of that typo, or proud for triggering your joke. Kudos. – Matthew Read Jan 26 '12 at 20:15

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Yes, just like the Sky should be capitalized.

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Yes, per Internet capitalization conventions if you're talking about the Internet it is a proper noun which is capitalized. That message is referring to the Internet.

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Or, if you scroll down a bit more, it should not be capitalized =) – jadarnel27 Jan 24 '12 at 17:08
I accidentally a whole the internet. Will I die? – Adam Davis Jan 24 '12 at 17:08
The Internet is quite clearly more important than the sky, it therefore deserves to be capitalised... – Jonathan. Jan 24 '12 at 19:42

In an effort to avoid ever fixing this bug (proving you are indeed correct), we completely refactored the close reasons instead. Take that! , we chose to remove the Internet instead. Checkmate, buddy.

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So where exactly are we now? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Dec 16 '13 at 11:26
@BoltClock'saUnicorn I'm afraid I can't answer that. Be afraid. – Nick Craver Dec 16 '13 at 11:27

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