Talk:History of US science fiction and fantasy magazines to 1950

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Remaining tasks before FAC[edit]

  • Fix any ref errors
  • Check for appropriate linking
  • Go through Tymn/Ashley and check to see if any other magazines are worth a mention -- e.g. Swan Yankee, Captain Zero.
  • Copyedit
  • Duplicate links

-- Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 19:49, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Additional magazines that may be worth mentioning: The Arkham Sampler, Fantasy Book, Captain Zero, Doctor Death, Fantasy Fiction (1950), Oriental Stories, Other Worlds, hero pulps with sf tropes such as The Shadow and Doc Savage, Worlds Beyond. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 21:43, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
All now done. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:41, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

When is sf in caps, and when in l/c?[edit]

This is clearly something you know and I don't, so please explain away. This article is very consistent in its use of the abbreviation "sf". The article Science fiction seems similarly consistent on "SF". Is there a rule, protocol or whatever? Or is it more like the ENGVAR situation where, without other overriding reasons, it is just editor preference and who got their preferred version in first? I do get it that this is hardly of earth-shattering importance and does not affect the quality of the article! I just thought it was an interesting distinction. Cheers (talk) 12:24, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Both are used and both are perfectly acceptable, but in any given article it's obviously better to be internally consistent. I generally use "sf" in the articles I work on because that's the form used in the online SF Encyclopedia, one of the best sources for the genre. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:37, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Brilliant, thanks so much Mike Christie for the interesting answer. I totally get it about the internal consistency, and thanks also for the excellent link – I had no idea that there was such a thing and I am greatly enjoying looking at it. Cheers (talk) 22:49, 11 January 2019 (UTC)