A little backstory: I downloaded the full OC ReMix collection, and got it tagged/renamed with Picard in a style I like, but titles in MusicBrainz are not consistently applied. Most of the time, plain ASCII quote characters are used (which makes
ls’s display do all sorts of things as it escapes names), so it’s nicer to me if the titles used curly quotes (U+2018, U+2019, U+201C, U+201D) characters that have no special meaning to the shell. Most of the problem titles are in the old OC ReMix entries; most new ones have followed a
[Game name] “[Remix title]” OC ReMix format, even some of the old remixes have that format already.
Well, I figured I’ll be nice and start editing each recording to match that of the new entries. If I could do ~100 recordings per day even, it wouldn’t take that long to get the entire series list done. So I did, I did about 137 entries (up to OCR00199). A couple entries had misspelled titles, and spelling changes mean the edits to quotes don’t get applied automatically and go to a vote.
Now, finally, this comes to the issue at hand. My edit 104688450 received a no vote and a comment consisting only of a link to the style guideline I was previously unaware of. I added a comment reflecting my feelings on both the inconsistency already applied and also the logistic issue of the style guideline’s text in question.
Is there room for possibly updating the style guideline? Single quotes are quite common in these remixes, whereas double quotes are rare. Keeping the whole remix title surrounded by double quotes fits English standards fairly well, and makes things a lot less visually messy when including possessives in the remix title (common in these remix titles). One of the more “messy” titles in my proposal would be OCR002332, since the remix title includes double quotes. The OC ReMix site just ignores the problem. We could either ignore the problem too, or switch the title’s quote style to single quotes for that instance (English standard alternates quote styles for quotes-in-a-quote).