When flagging a question as duplicate a comment is auto posted on the first one to flag (or vote to close) behalf. Can it please get proper case?

Or in words, make it:

Possible duplicate of ...

Instead of:

possible duplicate of ...


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It's a sentence fragment, not a complete sentence, and as such it shouldn't be capitalized.

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    To be honest, it is used as a complete sentence (comments should be properly formed sentences, right?). I do recapitalize it every time I vote to close as a duplicate. Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 13:59
  • @FrédéricHamidi There is no subject to which the verb is applied, so no, it's not a complete sentence.
    – Servy
    Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:00
  • True. It looks like an implied subject, though, I'll have to check on English Language & Usage. (Done, found this which explains this is proper spoken English but improper written English, so you're right.) Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:03
  • @Servy Not convinced by your argument. Are all grammar bets off if it's a fragment then? Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:09
  • @DuncanJones Well, it's intended to be a sentence fragment by the person that wrote it, as per the duplicate. That it's not capitalized and has no punctuation makes that intent all the more clear.
    – Servy
    Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:11

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