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Re: About the latest trailer

Yeah, it's more canon that The Last btw, because Kishi is involved in this movie more that the previous film, he writes the scripts also. —Shakhmoot Nadeshiko Village Symbol (Talk) 00:02, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

I think Tau-senpai gave you the answer that I wanted to follow seems :) —Shakhmoot Nadeshiko Village Symbol (Talk) 14:21, June 20, 2015 (UTC)


I believe there was some discussion about that and it ended that not capitalising the word would be more proper. Unfortunately, I don't remember where exactly, so you can try to ask someone more involved with the wiki.--LeafShinobi (talk) 14:25, June 22, 2015 (UTC)

"Clan" is not a proper noun.
More. ~SnapperTo 16:01, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
Clan, however, should be capped in the article lead and the infobox, for obvious reasons. Other than those two places, decapping should be okay. --Sajuuk [Mod] 16:36, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
"Clan" by itself isn't a proper noun, correct, but when placed next to the actual clan name, it becomes a proper noun and therefore should be capitalized.--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 17:34, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
Snapper, I found that answer as well. However, we're not following the Chicago Manual of Style. "Uchiha Clan", "Uzumaki Clan" etc are all proper nouns as a whole. The word clan on its own isn't a proper noun, but as Mina said, used with the clan name, it becomes one. • Seelentau 愛 17:38, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
Why though? Clan/family/tribe is not capitalized in most real world uses, why would a fictional use be any different? ~SnapperTo 17:57, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
It just is. You have to take it case by case depending on what the sentence is. Proper nouns are nouns in reference to actual/unique entities. If you were to say "the clan did so & so", then yeah of course you wouldn't capitalize it, because..."what clan?" What exactly are you referencing? But if placed next to an actual name "Uchiha", "Senju", you're actually being specific. We correctly aren't decapping technique names, so this isn't any different. In the case we're talking about, "Clan" is part of said "unique entity" hence should be capitalized.--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 18:03, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
The clan's name isn't "Senju" clan, the clan's name is "Senju Clan". The "Clan" is part of the actual name. • Seelentau 愛 18:05, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
Is that some nuance in how the Japanese is presented? Because that doesn't makes sense, English-wise. "Uchiha Clan Downfall" is capitalized because that's a name of a specific event. In simple "Uchiha clan", "clan" should not be an indication of what they're called, it's an indication of what they are. See wikipedia:Japanese clans and wikipedia:Category:Political families of the United States for standard treatment.
Nonstandard treatments exist in the case of royal families or many Native American tribes; the former are capitalized because they're generally a title or sufficiently singular to warrant capitalization, the latter are capitalized because they are historically individual from each other and modernly granted autonomy from other states and authorities. Naruto clans don't seem similar enough to either of these types of cases.
~SnapperTo 18:30, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
"Uchiha" is name of an actual clan, it's unique and is easily distinguishable from all the other clans presented to us throughout the series. If you're going to include the word clan next to the actual name, you HAVE to capitalize it because it's grammatically correct. It's part of the name. Either you state it as "the Uchiha", or as "the Uchiha Clan". Depending on how you apply the word, nouns can be common or proper. In this case, it's proper. As you yourself stated, "the latter are capitalized because they are historically individual from each other and modernly granted autonomy from other states and authorities". Seems to meet the criteria to me.--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 18:46, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
I've just given several examples of clan/family/whaevs NOT being capitalized in common usage. Capitalization of "clan" is not automatically grammatically correct without some further justification to do so. ~SnapperTo 18:48, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
Actually it IS automatically grammatically correct regardless of what justification you want to accept as truth or not. Grammar is what it is and in this case, decapping the word "clan" when placed next the name of an unique entity is grammatically "incorrect".--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 18:53, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
I feel as though you're consciously ignoring the examples I've provided. If "clan" and similar words were to always be capitalized, they'd always be capitalized, not only in special cases like I keep citing. Style guidelines would not have recommendations about when to capitalize and when not to if it were a constant, inarguable rule. Royal families would not be given special treatment because it would, instead, be normal treatment.
Common usage largely disagrees with what you're saying. If you're going to disagree with common usage, just simply say so. ~SnapperTo 19:43, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
You're linking to another wikia page...which isn't an official source of anything. You're clearly only doing so because it corresponds with your own sensibilities, which in essence doesn't matter, sorry to say. Common usage doesn't equate to correct usage, and the correct usage is to capitalize nouns associated with unique entites. Period.
[1]--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 20:04, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
I'm providing actual evidence in support of what I'm saying. Your defense has been a combination of, "Other people are wrong," and, "I disagree." Rather than continually telling me what a proper noun is, please provide an actual comparable example of "clan" being capitalized in common usage. ~SnapperTo 21:56, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
It doesn't matter what the common usage is. What matters is the correct usage. I've already explained what a proper noun is, and you apparently know what a proper noun is, so there's nothing more to discuss really, but here you go. I'll do it your way. If you can't grasp it after this, then I don't know what to tell you. --Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 22:37, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
English, as you may be aware, is a complicated language that lacks established rules for every possible scenario. For that reason, what is correct is frequently difficult to determine and, in the absence of clear guidance, what the common usage is tends to be the most reliable. You should therefore not dismiss "common usage" so readily since it tends to win in the end.
I saw your example in my own searches and promptly ignored it. It's what a wiki about some video game series from the 90s does, which is far from authoritative. I am asking for actual, competent, real world examples. Like these:
Granted these are for "family", but the usage is the same and I'm not familiar with any real world clans I could look up.
Try again, please. ~SnapperTo 23:12, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
You ask for one example. I give you two examples. You admit that you promptly ignore them both in favor of your own examples that support your logic. You're interested in common usage. I'm interested in correct usage. I'm fighting a losing battle, since no matter what I present you with you'll just go and do your own thing with your position. As such, I won't waste my breath on you any longer and simply act accordingly. We're done here.--Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 23:48, June 22, 2015 (UTC)
You gave one example and it has no repute to speak of. So you'll forgive me for not being swayed by what niches of the internet do. I mean, I also found a video game wiki that supports my position, but I didn't share it because I recognize that some sources are better than others.
And if we're playing a sheer numbers game: I've given five examples to your supposed two. Who does that make the more obstinate?
The reason I'm not placing much stock in your frequent explanation of proper nouns is because clan/family is not treated as a proper noun by most sources. So it's interesting and everything that proper nouns are capitalized, but the average family group is not a proper noun, excepting the special cases I mentioned earlier. You can spit at the other sources as being wrong, but 99% tends to beat 1%, especially when that 1% isn't making much of an argument in its favor.
If you're not interested in continuing the discussion, then the wiki's convention is that things be changed back to as they were, which in this case would be not-capitalized. ~SnapperTo 00:07, June 23, 2015 (UTC)
Common usage does not trump correct usage on this wiki. We are not Wikipedia. We do not just conform to every "common usage" standard on the wiki. The word "clan", when used next to a clan name, makes it a proper noun. Suck it up and stop being a whiner, Snapper. If you really think you are right, start a discussion, like any other reasonable sysop would do, instead of bullying members into submission on their talkpages. It just makes you look like you don't like being proved wrong. --Sajuuk [Mod] 09:31, June 23, 2015 (UTC)
Oh Sajuuk don't get me wrong, I'm not submitting. I've just decided to act accordingly instead of continuing to engage. I'm well aware of what the correct usage is, and that's what I'm gonna roll with. If Snapper wants to continue his ramblings he can do so via "consensus track", but his opinion and "common usage" doesn't take precedence over proper grammar. Plain and simple. --Mina Hatake Symbol talk | contribs 09:59, June 23, 2015 (UTC)
(reusing this heading) Most guides will tend to be brief, rely on easy examples, and will mainly focus on what is supposed to be capitalized. Basically, they won't say much of anything that you don't remember from your grammar lessons. There are some guides about what not to capitalize ([2], [3], [4]), but even those will admit that personal preference wins the day more often than not. I read something the other day along the lines of, "only capitalize if someone is likely to be offended if you don't," but I can't find it now.
Deciding capitalization for fictional concepts can be difficult. If it's natively written in English you can just do whatever the source material does and leave it at that. For us, where the source material is Japanese and the official translations are inconsistent, we need to try something else. We can try to find a similar real world topic and follow the capitalization practices with that topic, as I did by likening chakra natures to ice cream flavors, but that only goes so far.
I share your concern that capitalization could be run away with if not handled carefully, which is one of the reasons I've been resisting on this. Partly in response to your comment in the forum thread, here's a table:
Category Family Members
jutsu senjutsu Sage Mode, Rasengan, Frog Kata
clan Uzumaki clan Naruto, Kushina, Karin
There's no disagreement that the first column is never capitalized or that the third column always is. It's the place of transition between the two that's the question, aka the second column. My feeling is that the second column isn't capitalized, although I'm sure I could come up with similarly related terms where I would capitalize the second column. More often than not, though, I wouldn't capitalize it. Maybe that would be useful for you in deciding your feeling on the issue: think about similar categories and how you'd handle the terms in the same situation. Say, animal → cat → Spot/Fido/Lily, or book → manga → Naruto.
~SnapperTo 18:32, June 29, 2015 (UTC)

re: start

*facepalm* WindStar7125 Divine Mangekyō Sharingan VolteMetalic 00:15, June 23, 2015 (UTC)

*Kamui's out*

Best goodbye ever XD --Sarutobii2 (talk) 12:22, June 25, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Hey bro

Hey. Yeah, don't worry It's completely fine. I'm not that joyful myself about the thread >.>, though these past couple of days have been ...strange... Maybe it's the moon!? >.< I wondered what happened to Forumkage and his genius plan though, it would be the perfect time for it. xD--Omojuze (talk) 23:41, June 26, 2015 (UTC)

Just saw this. Don't worry, it's coming. Just waiting for a certain someone to surface so I can approach them. --Jizo 悟 (talk) 18:12, June 27, 2015 (UTC)

re: chat

Have you tried reloading it when you get in? (Try pressing Ctrl+F5) WindStar7125 Divine Mangekyō Sharingan VolteMetalic 23:14, July 11, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Hey

Thanks man, I appreciate that. It does get a little difficult trying to clear out the clutter and keep it short and simple, but it's worth it. --SSJ2AJB (talk) 18:14, July 19, 2015 (UTC)


Here lies the answer.--JOA2018:46, July 19, 2015 (UTC)

What was linked. Usually just once, but if the article is big enough, it's ok to have more than one. Just make sure they're not super close to one another. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 18:50, July 19, 2015 (UTC)

re: clean up

SuperSajuuk was the only one who felt that calling Naruto by his name was a bad thing. There's always room for improvement, but if you feel that specific "issue" has been fixed and there's nothing else outstanding, you are free to remove it.

On a somewhat related topic, please don't reduce long articles to only one or two links to a given topic. Readers shouldn't need to go hunting through Minato's article to find the one link to Nine-Tails. ~SnapperTo 16:40, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

Snapper2 is misquoting me (again) when I tagged the page original. It's the fact that the word was used excessively, to the point where the word "Naruto" would appear at least twice in a single sentence, or at the start of just about every sentence, when any other word could suffice to mean the same thing.
Plus, it's a long article and needs trimming either way, so the cleanup tag is still relevant. To be honest, the cleanup tag should also be on Sasuke's and Sakura's articles, but that's just me. Just giving my tuppence, still not returning to the wiki in terms of editing. --SuperSajuuk (talk) 17:46, July 20, 2015 (UTC)
It also says, "But in the case of large articles, it's also ok to instead make one link in each major section instead of just once."
My own rule of thumb is link once per level two heading. If two level two sections are short and next to each other, say Personality and Appearance, I consider them the same for linking purposes. You can come up with your own personal rules for deciding when to link. ~SnapperTo 20:04, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Translations

Huh? Whatcha talking about? :O • Seelentau 愛 13:07, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

Ah, that. Well, I did translate plenty of stuff, I just not posted it on the wiki. • Seelentau 愛 18:21, July 27, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Character Bashing?

More of an evaluation/question than actual character bashing. Bashing would be "I hate Karin and this is why she's a terrible character." If it falls into that, then it would be time to take action. --Jizo 悟 (talk) 03:56, July 30, 2015 (UTC)

Storm 4

For Storm 4 Why Don't We Make A Story Mode Battles Section? lol Bob1200 (talk) 23:35, August 9, 2015 (UTC)


Thread:182294#7 smh WindStar7125 Divine Mangekyō Sharingan VolteMetalic 00:19, August 10, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Vanishing Rasengan

As I understand it, while the jutsu exists both in the movie and the novel, the part about it using Wind Release was novel-exclusive. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:39, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

That would be the case. From what I understood from a translation of the novel, Boruto claims to know wind, lightning, and water even before he learns of the existence of the forearm device. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:49, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

re: Kakashi 3-tomoe Sharingan Pic

Took several months but i think i found a decent image. --Sarutobii2 (talk) 21:06, September 19, 2015 (UTC)

RE: Mobile site Infobox Formatting

It is wikia's new skin (mercury) which IIRC cannot be customized--~UltimateSupreme 20:23, April 9, 2016 (UTC)

Re: Affiliate Links

We have zero say or control over how the app works. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 02:48, November 14, 2019 (UTC)

I've only ever replied to emails directly sent to me. There used to be Special:Contact, but that now redirects to what seems to be a contact hub FANDOM site I had never seen before double checking the link to send you. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 03:42, November 14, 2019 (UTC)

RE: Binding Snake Glare

It should be fixed now. --Sarutobii2 (talk) 05:38, November 23, 2019 (UTC)

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