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
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 8:17
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    @jmac: I think this is not about "that should be changed" but rather "why exactly?". Commented Nov 15, 2013 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. Commented Nov 15, 2013 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
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 11:01
  • I don't know. If it isn't specifically so, it should be changed, shouldn't it be? Commented Nov 15, 2013 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). Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 11:11
  • If it’s lowercase for design reasons, it should be handled with CSS’s text-transform.
    – unor
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 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!) Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 9:05
  • "stack exchange inc" now is Capitalized in the footer. Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 9:48
  • @älёxölüt sure, it's a name. But the first word (site) is not capitalized yet. Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 9:50

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