1 (edited by fuzzball 2020-09-05 14:43:13)

Why isn't "A-spec" capitalized?

http://redump.org/discs/quicksearch/gran-turismo-spec/

Capitalized = "A-SPEC"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Turismo_3:_A-Spec (and even on the cover it is "A-spec").

If you're asking about A-spec vs. A-Spec, then, not sure. And what does "A-spec" mean? Not some pun to "Aspect"? smile

I asked a friend whos a huge GT and race fan, he should know.

A-SPEC probably not capitalized as that refers to a specific Acura edition and not related to the game. I presume "spec" means the "specs" aka specifications of the vehicle, which is very important in tuning racing cars.

So this will likely come down to the game's stylization "A-spec" versus any naming rules "A-Spec".

4 (edited by fuzzball 2020-01-02 16:22:38)

F1ReB4LL wrote:

Capitalized = "A-SPEC"?

no, "A-Spec"
I think it's "specification".

I know that the game itself plus most of the official listings refer to it as "A-spec" - for example:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games … -spec-ps2/

"A-spec" on its own, isn't necessarily a well defined or established word or compound word, so our guesses about exactly what to do are a bit subjective.  I don't know that we have thorough rules to handle every situation like this - in terms of words and partial words separated by hyphens.   

Personally, I don't really care which it is, but I think A-spec makes sense so I don't see strong reasons to change it really.

6 (edited by user7 2020-01-02 17:12:20)

From my racing friend who is a GT expert:

>What does "spec" stand for? trying to figure out proper capitalization.

Good question - I don't know the answer. As far as I know Spec stands for Specification.

What I do know is that in Gran Turismo 4 there was a new mode called B-Spec, with A-Spec being 'normal'

You can read about both modes here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Turismo_4

Scroll down to the 2nd section, 'Gameplay'

The official site says "A-Spec".
https://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/products/gt3/

We could probably go back and forth on some of these things endlessly.  For example,  Polyphony (game developer) listed the game some places as "A-Spec" and others as "A-spec."

At the end of the day, we just either have to apply a database convention or make a determination based on the factors deemed relevant and move forward.

Personally, I don't really care which one it is as I can see decent arguments for both and it isn't a singular word where a broad capitalization scheme easily applies from a database standpoint.

In this case, the main game is popular and has had multiple verifications, with multiple admins and mods modifying these entries but keeping "A-spec" every time.

9 (edited by Jackal 2020-01-02 19:53:25)

Tbh I didn't notice it until now, but it used to be A-Spec, which looks better imo... Amarok changed it in 2010, no idea why.

Because we don't have good, solid, well documented guidance for naming conventions and entry rules.

Here are all the filenames with - followed by a letter: https://pastebin.com/raw/bq3xtpDN . The vast majority has a capital letter after the -. The only exception seems to be Japanese titles.

Works for me!

As I said before - I don't really have an issue with the change itself so if this enables more consistency - sounds good!