Talk:Butcher's Eagle

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ok, I cannot remember the spelling convention we use here. Since a change was just made from favors (US) to favours (UK) would someone mind commenting?

Fhh98 06:31, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I think We use british spelling because Terry is but I'm not sure. Ask User:Old Dickens orUser:AgProv.--Beligaronia 10:27, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, we use British spelling, as that's what the original books are written in. -- 12:49, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

As long as each entry is internally consistent, and doesn't keep jumping from British to American English and back again, I don't really think it matters too much. I'd suggest to anyone starting a new entry that you just write in the English you feel most comfortable with, and that should set the tone for any later editing. --AgProv 12:56, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Regardless of the opinion of anonymous newcomers, the policy has been to follow the style of the original article. If it uses the redundant "u", continue, if it's theater the first time, keep it consistent. The alternative is edit wars over the picayune and insoluble problems of regional spelling. DO NOT edit correct spellings because you don't happen to agree with them. --Old Dickens 16:07, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

To sum this up then, internal consistency is key with a preference for UK terms if the article is new or inconsistent? We may want to put this in Help:Editing --Fhh98 16:36, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

UK spellings are required for links and titles, because the reference edition is the original hardcover, which will use British spelling (mainly; I don't think Terry's been absolutely consistent.) There's no reason why anyone should have to adopt a foreign style for his own article on, say, a pub with no spelling variation involved. In this this case, though, it was Firestorm17 who failed to follow the original style and needed editing. Does anyone read Help:Editing? --Old Dickens 04:25, 22 December 2008 (UTC)