Template talk:A cappella

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Period at end of line

Hi, I was wondering if this dot after "a cappella" is really necessary. Would someone mind if I removed it? I've been using this template with a pipe ( {{a cappella|}} ) to avoid it. -- CarlosTalk 03:17, 1 June 2008 (PDT)

I don't think it should be there since "a cappella" isn't a sentance. It would be good to hear Chuck's reasoning though. --Bobnotts talk 03:44, 1 June 2008 (PDT)
I think it depends on which "style manual" (and even the edition) that one uses as a standard. But, no matter, I have removed the offending period(s). -- Chucktalk Giffen 04:08, 3 June 2008 (PDT)
Sorry, Chuck, I didn't mean that dots should be "banned" altogether. But now that it is optional, it becomes a question of taste to use it or not. --CarlosTalk 13:53, 3 June 2008 (PDT)
No problem, Rob. Previously (as Carlos had done with an empty pipe) one could "uninclude" the period (or substitute other punctuation and additions through the optional parameter). And, as I've been discovering through my helping to migrate template:acap to template:a cappella, there were early instances where I had typed {{acap|.}} so as specifically to include the period before the inclusion of the period had been made the default. My current feeling is that the final period should not have been included in the first place. -- Chucktalk Giffen 00:55, 4 June 2008 (PDT)