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post Feb 7 2016, 03:35 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35505276

According to BBC,
-When The Bassline Drops was at 7 this week when it was number 10
-Love Yourself was Justin's only top 10 song this week when Sorry was also top 10
-PILLOWTALK isn't capitalized, and neither is ZAYN
-Dakota is called 'Dakota3'


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post Feb 7 2016, 03:53 PM
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Describing it as "Zayn Malik's debut single" is perfectly correct. He is called Zayn Malik, and it is his debut single.

The piece was almost certainly written on Friday afternoon by a journalist who had several other pieces to write. It is quite likely that those other pieces were longer, and involved more research. Therefore, it would not be surprising if s/he dashed it off in five minutes, basing it on an OCC press release. As any mistakes would not put the BBC at risk of legal action, it is unlikely that it got more than a brief check by anyone else.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:01 PM
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Pretty sure that's how "PILLOWTALK" is stylized tho
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE(Cody Lightwood @ Feb 7 2016, 04:01 PM) *
Pretty sure that's how "PILLOWTALK" is stylized tho


I mean they didn't capitalize it.



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and @ Suedehead it still irritates me that they published an article with errors (and Dakota3 was avoidable)
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ Feb 7 2016, 03:35 PM) *
-PILLOWTALK isn't capitalized, and neither is ZAYN



Good! Because the capitalisation is both pointless and annoying.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:08 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ Feb 7 2016, 04:02 PM) *
I mean they didn't capitalize it.
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and @ Suedehead it still irritates me that they published an article with errors (and Dakota3 was avoidable)

Of course it's irritating, but it's inevitable when an organisation constantly has to cut costs. If they have fewer journalists trying to produce the same total number of stories, the amount devoted to each one has to be cut. Inevitably, the stories deemed less important will suffer.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE(ChartFreak @ Feb 7 2016, 04:03 PM) *
Good! Because the capitalisation is both pointless and annoying.


Regardless, it's how both the track name and artist name are stylised in this instance, like it or not tongue.gif

The article is quite sloppy but that's all there is to it really.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE(Cody Lightwood @ Feb 7 2016, 04:01 PM) *
Pretty sure that's how "PILLOWTALK" is stylized tho

It isn't capitalised in the OCC's own story. The BBC story is almost certainly taken from an OCC press release, so that error is really theirs at least as much as the BBC's.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:27 PM
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you're really making a mountain out of nothing, making a couple of silly errors is human after all... the OCC sales report has many more errors every week
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ Feb 7 2016, 04:02 PM) *
I mean they didn't capitalize it.
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Well if you look at the single artwork, Dakota should be capitalized as well. Yes, the typo on Dakota and the other chart position errors were avoidable, but if that bring out such irritation in you, perhaps you need to chill a little. Nobody's perfect, we all make mistakes.
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post Feb 7 2016, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE(fchd @ Feb 7 2016, 04:36 PM) *
Well if you look at the single artwork, Dakota should be capitalized as well. Yes, the typo on Dakota and the other chart position errors were avoidable, but if that bring out such irritation in you, perhaps you need to chill a little. Nobody's perfect, we all make mistakes.


ZAYN is capitalised on YouTube and iTunes which is the point he was making tongue.gif There's a difference between that and just what's on the artwork.
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post Feb 7 2016, 05:12 PM
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I was just pointing out that there were two serious factual errors and a few more others beside it, that's all.

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post Feb 7 2016, 06:05 PM
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But they don't capitalise ADELE or ABBA everytime. If he wants to shout the song title when he uploads it to YouTube that's his business but I don't write his name in all caps either and wouldn't consider anyone who did so to be committing an error, merely to be applying their own house style. The OCC press release presumably had all the the titles in capitals, because that's their style.

Fortunately I've never made a mistake ever.
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post Feb 7 2016, 06:14 PM
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oops how embarrassing laugh.gif ~ what ever happened to proofreading on the bbc? blink.gif

This post has been edited by Ethan: Feb 7 2016, 06:14 PM
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post Feb 7 2016, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE(Ethan @ Feb 7 2016, 06:14 PM) *
oops how embarrassing laugh.gif ~ what ever happened to proofreading on the bbc? blink.gif


Someone gets my point laugh.gif

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I'm criticising the lack of accuracy on multiple levels, not just the ZAYN thing..
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post Feb 7 2016, 06:16 PM
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And it's quite ironic that someone complaining about lack of capitalization in an article subtitles it as being at the "bbc".

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post Feb 7 2016, 06:18 PM
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The fact that a casual forum poster could write a more accurate article than someone working for and paid by the BBC is the embarrassment here.
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post Feb 7 2016, 06:19 PM
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I'm not sure there's really any further this can go - the article is inaccurate, that's about all we can say tongue.gif I'm gonna lock it now if you don't mind, mdh heehee.gif
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post Feb 7 2016, 06:24 PM
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And I thought my grammar was just as bad sleep.gif
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