Argh, this happens to me all the time: I type a comment like "@Jon can you please explain that part in more detail?" and it ends up as "can you please explain that part in more detail?". This makes me look like a fool that doesn't capitalise the first letter of sentences.

This was mentioned before:

Message's first letter stays lowercase when redundant @user is truncated

This feature won't go away and automatically capitalising my comment would not be a perfect solution either, so I am fine with this. I (grudgingly) accept that.


possible duplicate of Why does is_constructible claim something is constructible when it isn't?R. Martinho Fernandes 33 mins ago

What is this? There is no reason to have bad capitalisation on this one. Can this tiny little byte in the source code be fixed? Please? Pretty please? Please pretty please with sugar on top?

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    if it's any consolation, I don't think lack of capitals makes you look illiterate! just seems more casual
    – ಠ_ಠ
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:32
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    @ಠ_ಠ, s/if/If please.
    – Shoe
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:33
  • Take your sugar, substitute it for a cherry, and you might have a chance....
    – Bart
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:36
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    Perhaps concentrate more on not looking like a fool who tags people who don't need tagging, then you can correctly capitalise all day long
    – musefan
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:36
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    hey, I never use capital letters at the start of my comments. I do use them on subsequent sentences. It's my preferred style, and I am anything but an illiterate fool. Aug 23, 2013 at 14:39
  • @Kate see title edit. Aug 23, 2013 at 14:39
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    I prefer to address my comments with a colon: "@Jon: Can you please explain that part in more detail?" Avoids the whole mess.
    – ale
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:41
  • @AlEverett the things people learn do to appease the machines. This is what's wrong with the human condition :/ Pargmatics above truth
    – sehe
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:42
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    @AlEverett: I prefer to address my enemies with my colon
    – musefan
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:43
  • @sehe: Well, it seems to me to be more semantically correct. And I was doing it that way before the whole "delete at-address if only the post owner can get the notification anyway" anti-feature. No appeasement here.
    – ale
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:44
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    @R.MartinhoFernandes: Considering the tortured English we see on these sites in general, beginning a comment with a lowercase letter is too minor to even consider a problem.
    – ale
    Aug 23, 2013 at 14:48
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    @ಠ_ಠ Casual, eh. Well, it is Friday! Aug 23, 2013 at 15:37
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    Despite my vote to close, I upvoted this feature request, darn it! I feel your pain, I have been complaining about this for a long time now.
    – Cody Gray
    Aug 24, 2013 at 5:54


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