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I created a proposal in Area 51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12972/abap-development.

The target audience is SAP developers. However, the site keeps changing the first letter to lowercase, so it looks like the target audience is sAP developers.

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just change it to "developers of SAP coding in ABAP" – devinb Jul 13 '10 at 15:16
@devinb: Yes, that's the obvious workaround. Just wanted to get this out there. I don't particularly care whether they fix it or not. – BenV Jul 13 '10 at 15:35
+1 I had the same issue with a proper noun a few weeks ago, and had to use @devin's workaround. – Pops Jul 13 '10 at 16:14
I have had to fix a few proper noun proposals using the workaround suggested above. – Robert Cartaino Jul 14 '10 at 0:08
@Robert So is this a recognized "bug"(it's wrong), "Feature-request"(we'll fix it) or is it a "by-design"(we won't fix it) – devinb Jul 15 '10 at 18:05
@David Fullerton: what was fixed? In area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/11655 it is apparently not possible to change "christians and those ..." to "Christians and those ...". The following proposals also need proper nouns: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/4262/cisco, area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12913/…, area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/11332/myanmar-asp-net, area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12913/… – Peter Mortensen Jul 22 '10 at 16:27

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We've made this a little better for acronyms: we don't lower case the first letter if the second letter is upper case.

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what is the reason for lowercasing the first letter (except for the new rule)? – Peter Mortensen Jul 22 '10 at 20:41

Currently, the sanctioned recommendation is to rearrange the sentence so that the first word of the description is not a proper noun.

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