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The footer copyright declaration at the bottom of the page

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is in lower-case (completely). I want to know if there is some particular reason for this? Why is it not Titled-Case or Sentenced-case?

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I'm sure JQuery can make it look any way you want with a simple userscript. –  jmac Nov 15 '13 at 8:17
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@jmac: I think this is not about "that should be changed" but rather "why exactly?". –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 15 '13 at 10:11
    
@TimeTravelingBobby yes, my qyestion is "why?". And if it is not on purpose, then ofcourse we ought to change it we think that should be the case. –  Ashish Nitin Patil Nov 15 '13 at 10:21
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What kind of answer are you expecting other than because that's what the designer thought looked nice? –  Stijn Nov 15 '13 at 11:01
    
I don't know. If it isn't specifically so, it should be changed, shouldn't it be? –  Ashish Nitin Patil Nov 15 '13 at 11:08
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Note that it's consistent with about, help, blog, etc. at the bottom of the page (not that I care a whole lot about this). –  Dukeling Nov 15 '13 at 11:11
    
If it’s lowercase for design reasons, it should be handled with CSS’s text-transform. –  unor Nov 15 '13 at 11:41

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As Jeff says here: (in a highly unpopular response)

It's not a complete sentence, so it doesn't need to be capitalized. We don't capitalize the tabs on the user page, or the homepage, for example

Consider the copyright declaration:

site design / logo © 2013 stack exchange inc;

That's indeed not a full sentence. It's not "This site was designed by...". As a declaration only, it does not get treated as a sentence.

While I personally does not agree with Jeff reasoning, that's most likely the reason.

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The highly unpopular words should be in BOLD lol! (37 downvotes!) –  Ashish Nitin Patil Nov 18 '13 at 9:05

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