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*'''[[User:Rshetty|Reshma]] 13:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT)''': [http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v6/n4/full/nrd2251.html Nature] uses periods.
*'''[[User:Rshetty|Reshma]] 13:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT)''': [http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v6/n4/full/nrd2251.html Nature] uses periods.
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*'''[[User:Rshetty|Reshma]] 13:37, 3 May 2007 (EDT)''': [http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/316/5823/387 Science] uses periods.
=== Cons of the Period ===
=== Cons of the Period ===

Revision as of 12:37, 3 May 2007

Contents

Name Format: 'Foo Q. Bar, Jr.' versus 'Foo Q Bar Jr'

Pros Of the Period

  • more similar to a journal citation
  • easier to read?
  • Reshma 13:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT): Nature uses periods.
  • Reshma 13:37, 3 May 2007 (EDT): Science uses periods.

Cons of the Period

  • the url would look like http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Foo_Q._Bar with the period, and http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Foo_Q_Bar without. I think the latter URL is much simpler - people are not used to periods outside of the domain names in url's
    • Austin Che 13:23, 3 May 2007 (EDT): It doesn't seem likely people will be manually entering in URLs and that we should decide based on this. Also, what about things like Jr. and Sr.? Note that there seems to be often comma separating name from Jr. which is another uncommon character in urls
  • the period offers nothing extra - middle initials are already separated by a space
    • Austin Che 13:23, 3 May 2007 (EDT): One could make the argument the space adds nothing extra (separated by case), however I think it helps readability. I'm not sure if period helps with readability.
  • Reshma 13:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT): Looks like Pubmed doesn't use periods.
  • Reshma 13:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT): Looks like Nature MSB doesn't use periods.

Renaming users

Users to be renamed

  • Lucks -> Julius B Lucks
  • Jasonk -> Jason R Kelly

Already Renamed

  • Jennyn -> Jenny T Nguyen (are we going for the period after middle initial?)
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