Many of my posts about Pokemon have been edited.

Is changing Pokemon to Pokémon really something best for this exchange? It seems to make it harder for Googlers to find the answers to their questions organically.

  • 3
    Well, it is how it is spelled by the franchise....
    – user11502
    Nov 26, 2013 at 16:34
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    As far as google's search algorithms are concerned, the two spellings are equivalent. Example (Note the bold terms) Nov 26, 2013 at 16:37
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    I'd just like to point out that "Many of my posts about..." is a bit misleading, since you only have one post. Nov 26, 2013 at 16:39
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    @RavenDreamer Are they?
    – 3ventic
    Nov 26, 2013 at 16:44
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    @3ventic Considering that link has the non accented versions bolded on my google search, I'm going to conclude yes, and maybe rant at google for being inconsistent. Nov 26, 2013 at 16:47
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    @RavenDreamer We shall conclude that google is inconsistent.
    – 3ventic
    Nov 26, 2013 at 16:49
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    Yeah, it stemms properly in Google. I still feel it's unnecessary to change it though. Most people without an accent on their keyboard will never bother to add it and 99+% of people reading won't care
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 26, 2013 at 16:58
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    If that's the only edit, it's too minor and should be rejected (or the editor should know better). Nov 26, 2013 at 17:56
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    I'm now incredibly tempted to correct the missing accent in "posts about Pokemon".....
    – dlras2
    Nov 26, 2013 at 19:24
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    I'm with @MatthewRead - edits that consist of only a very minor correction (especially one that has no factual bearing on the post) should not be approved. We need to get out of the habit of approving things just because they're not wrong - edits should be substantial. (I think in the particular example diras2 talks about in his answer, that the clarification was justified in that it was a little hard to parse before...but if the edit had only been to accent the e that would be pointless.)
    – Shinrai
    Nov 26, 2013 at 22:19
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    Related Search is too accent-sensitive
    – Braiam
    Dec 1, 2013 at 1:46
  • Thanks for the informative conversation and clarification on these issues.
    – earthmeLon
    Dec 2, 2013 at 21:01

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As the editor in question: I edited the title, to clarify the distinction being made (instead of the oddly-emphasized *GIVE*). I only edited the occurrences of the word 'Pokemon' after deciding that the title could use the clarification and reformatting.


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