This page is a translated version of the page Incubator:Uppercase and the translation is 18% complete.

Please do not create pages in your test wiki that start with a lower case letter (for example a, b, c, d), except if you are editing Wiktionary. Do also not create redirects that link from the lower case page to the upper case page.


This is because on Wikimedia projects, except Wiktionary, all pages are set to begin with a capital letter by default. Regardless of whether you access or, you will land at the same page.

Here on Incubator, this setting does not affect page titles after a prefix directly, but after your wiki's own subdomain is created, problems might be encountered when exporting the pages to the new wiki, because prefixes are removed then. Example: If your wiki has the page Wp/en/germany while having Wp/en/Germany too, both would be exported to the same target, thereby causing trouble.

You can read more about technical restrictions in page names on the English Wikipedia.

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See the first two sentences above: do not create pages whose title (after the prefix) starts with a lower case letter. This is also true for templates and categories!

I have encountered a page which has such a problem.
Please move it to the correct page title, if necessary, and if you are sure how to do this. Otherwise, simply mark the page with {{delete|case problems}} and an administrator will take care of it.