Capitalizing mission considered harmful
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When referencing the Wikimedia Foundation's mission statement, do not capitalize the word "mission." Doing so is very cultish and weird. It also makes translations more difficult.
Example bad sentences:
- "... but I've been impressed with how much passion for the Mission I've encountered at the WMF."
- "The Mission (and I always capitalize it) is what's important here."
Example good sentences:
- "... but I've been impressed with how much passion for the Wikimedia Foundation's mission I've encountered at the Wikimedia Foundation."
- "The Wikimedia Foundation's mission (and I never capitalize it) is what's important here."
This rule also applies to capitalizing "foundation" (use "Wikimedia Foundation").