So I've been wondering whether it's better to capitalize all the words in the title for example

1. "This is a Title that has Capitalized Words."

or just capitalize the first word as used in normal sentences..

2. "This is a title that has regular capitalization in it's name."

I've been capitalizing every word in the title. Here's my argument for that. Although most questions are titled in the matter of #2, I think #1 is generally used on most news sites. Therefore, I think it looks more professional.

However, I would like to hear what the majority of people think about this. How should we capitalize question titles?


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This has been asked over on the SO and EL&U meta sites.

In short, Stack Exchange sites use sentence case because:

  • Question 'titles' are not titles in every context
  • Sentence case is more readable, particularly in lists (see the related questions on the right)
  • $\begingroup$ both good points. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Jun 9, 2013 at 12:35

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