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    This is a great question. I recently addressed this exact same question (regarding "Website" versus "Web site") for a reader at http://www.webmastertechniques.com/I.../website.html. Here's the exchange:

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    Question: Which is the proper usage - Web site or Website?


    Answer: This has been a major debate on the World Wide Web that still hasn't been properly resolved. However the Second Edition MS Manual of Style for Technical Publications says the correct usage is Website. This is also backed by the Third Edition MS Press Computer Dictionary.

    Webster's Dictionary lists "Web site" as being proper usage, but they give no reasons to back it up.

    We believe that proper usage is Website with a capital "W". According to Miss Grammar, "Website is not a compound noun..." Because it is a proper noun, it would be one word with a capital "W".
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    Great, well Website is ok, but I actually do mind the capital W. it spoils the sentence I think.

    "Welcome to our Website Mr. Jones."

    That looks kinda stupid no?

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    I suppose that depends on your perception. It doesn't look stupid to me because it is the proper usage for the word. For example, "Welcome to America, Mr Jones" doesn't look stupid because we know the "A" in America is supposed to be capitalized.

    Also, whether you go "Website" or "Web site" people are use to seeing the capital "W" because it is always presented with a capital "W" in the media. While media differ on "Website" or "Web site" (with most preferring the latter), they don't differ on the capitalizing of the "W".

    Good luck with your decision,


    Joe Tracy, Editor
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    I think it looks funny too. I prefer lower case w. But, capital I in Internet is correct, and that looks fine...

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    Yeah, I use Internet too. Not internet.

    Do you actually think it's annoying when someone forgets to capitalize the i of I.

    "Hi, i'm Thomas"

    Or do you think it's just another human mistake?

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    Originally posted by Jppr
    Yeah, I use Internet too. Not internet.

    Do you actually think it's annoying when someone forgets to capitalize the i of I.

    "Hi, i'm Thomas"

    Or do you think it's just another human mistake?

    T
    Well, capital I in Internet is correct, and any spell checker will try and correct you.

    Yes I think its annoying when people forget to capitalize the I in i'm...but I do it alot, when typing fast.


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