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Because this was another sweeping change that ShounenSuki made without first discussing, I think this needs to be properly decided upon.

What spelling should this wiki use?
 
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The poll was created at 20:56 on March 20, 2011, and so far 63 people voted.
  • I would like to point out that, since there has been a wiki-wide "standard", there have been more edits solely dedicated to switching spelling than there ever were when people used whatever they were accustomed to. (eg. Someone switches to British, someone switches back to American, someone rolls back that edit.) To me, this either means that there are more readers that use American or that Americans are less open to alternative spellings. ~SnapperTo 20:22, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

I'm good either way. Although I write use British English natively but i made concessions without any problem. But seeing that others might have more of a problem with it so I vote for the one that gives less headache. --Cerez☺ (talk) 20:28, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

I thought we weren't a democracy >.< - But I think the UK spelling would be better to use. And just out of curiosity, is it possible for a survey to be set up, so we could know which version of English is more common? ~ Fmakck©TalkContributions ~ 20:32, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
I don't have a preference. I'm perfectly capable of writing with either variation, and my spellchecker can save the ones I miss. I just ask that whichever English we choose, that we stick with it. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 20:37, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
I vote for American English. IamJakuhoRaikoben 20:39, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
We aren't...this is just a farce :3 . A poll would be good of sorts but I think the answer'll be pretty obvious on that one. Either one if fine for me since I can go either way and we can always fix the ones that other editors overlook.--Cerez☺ (talk) 20:41, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm.. I'd like to here Shounen's response to this, since he is the one that unofficially changed the Wiki's language preference. ~ Fmakck©TalkContributions ~ 20:44, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
I will sit on the fence on this one. Irritating as it can be, it really depends on whom ever is reading at the time. Due to my upbringing, I spell color "color", some other user spells it "colour". Both are readable, both don't really make a difference to me. I think in the end, this is just going to be one of those things that will haunt everyone forever for no real reason.--TheUltimate3 ~Aspect of Wiki ~ 21:31, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

American English.--ErzaLover (talk) 23:48, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure we already discussed this and came to a conclusion... Any way, I'll once again state why I prefer British over US English:
  • The USA is the only country major country in the world that uses US English.
  • British English is used, not only in the UK, but in (with minor variations) in Canada, Australia, Ireland, India, and many more countries. Hence why British English is also called International English.
  • Not only is British English used in the vast majority of English-speaking countries, it is also taught in the vast majority of non-English-speaking countries that teach English as a second language in any official manner. The European Union, Japan, and China, for instance.
  • This wiki caters to an international audience. Yes, the US makes up for a large portion of that audience, but that portion isn't even half of our entire readership. (In fact, if I remember correctly, it isn't even a quarter.)
  • Since we are a wiki that uses a Japanese series as the main source of its information and caters to an international audience, it makes no sense to use any other form of English besides British English.
ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 11:46, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
I'd be very interested in seeing where this was discussed beforehand. ~SnapperTo 16:29, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
Forum:Title Case. SimAnt 17:13, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
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