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").

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