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Is there a style guide for the capitalization of certain pages or subjects?

E.g. Template:Room contains both variations.

Following the example the game sets itself would seem the most logical to me.

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But as you can see, the game itself isn't consistent either.

This isn't supposed to be strictly concerning the Construction pages. There are various pages this could apply to.

I would vote to always use lowercase on a second word unless the game itself consistently refers to the subject of the page with certain capitalization. Certain iconic items (Abyssal whip , Elysian spirit shield) already do this.

Of course, if there already is a policy for this that I have missed, please inform me.

Thank you.

HeirApparently (talk) 11:00, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

Names such as abyssal whip or raw shark should remain lowercase since there is no reason to believe the first word is a proper noun. The only reason you'd see it like that is to reflect its in-game name, which isn't meant to follow any style anyway. If more than one word is capitalized at the start of the wiki page, keep it that way in the link. Check out this page from the wiki as well. Mage Hybrid talk 13:19, July 7, 2015 (UTC)
Oh I'm sorry. I did look but didn't find that page you linked. That helps a lot. Thanks. Just for my own understanding then, it should be Games Room as opposed to Games room since it refers to a place? Same for every other player-owned house room? I would refer to the first time it is mentioned in the wiki page like you said, but this is sometimes inconsistent, like on the Games room and Costume room pages. HeirApparently (talk) 13:57, July 7, 2015 (UTC)
Just keep it as Games room since the article's name has it like that. The bolding is mostly irrelevant, there's tons of inconsistencies here anyway. Mage Hybrid talk 14:12, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

Closure - Issue resolved. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 19:57, July 8, 2015 (UTC)