It seems to be that the consensus for my first point is on coining spinblocker, wallbreaker, stallbreaker, and similar things. I think unless anyone has any lasting issues with these, the unanimous support for not using the hyphen speaks for itself and we will take that as convention henceforth.
Originally Posted by Fat Dubulous
I would also like to take this opportunity to propose that we enforce a restriction of the word "you." I believe that "you" should only be used in reference to the battler: you aren't setting up Stealth Rock, Infernape is. Using "you" breaks up the consistency of an analysis by switching ambiguously between the battler and the Pokemon.
I'm neutral in this regard. I'd be OK with enforcing it either way, since both make sense to me for different reasons. Great Sage supports your suggestion, and I think the clarity of always knowing that 'you' refers to the battler only would be a good improvement for analyses and articles alike. I say we go with it.
On the issue of the capitalization, I want to emphasize why I support capitalizing the attack references no matter what.
"Scizor can Baton Pass the boost from Swords Dance..."
"Scizor can pass the boost from Swords Dance..."
Both of these actually have different meanings entirely. The second example suggests to me that Scizor is passing on the boost in the sense that he is not taking the boost or ignoring it. (Second definition
) I know that we, as educated members of the community, know what it means, but newer users and casual readers may not. I do not like that sort of ambiguity.
Either we should always force the author to spell out the entire attack or we should force the author to capitalize words directly referencing attacks. There is a level of clarity that can be obtained here that I feel is crucial. This also has impacts on the coining of the term Spinblocker, since it determines if Spinblocker should always be capitalized or not.