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Larry Glickman
MVP

It used to be that a Yammer topics would maintain capitalization, but that is no longer the case. So, something that I want to show up as #TheLastTime actually shows up a s #Thelasttime. This needs to be changed.

 

Twitter maintains capitalization

Yammer USED to maintain capitalization

Instagram maintains capitalization

 

Capitlalization offers a valuable opportunity to make hashtags with names, titles and phrases much easier to read and understood. I get complaints CONSISTENTLY! Can we please, please, please get this changed?

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You're right! That isn't happening in my home network, but it is happening in the Yammer Office 365 network. Are you seeing that you can change it when you rename the topic? I saw that behavior just now. b

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You're right...that worked! That is good news, but of course, would GREATLY prefer to maintain capitalization without having to rename every topic. Thanks!

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You can go and edit a tag and then you can recreate #TheLastTime. I'm glad that Yammer currently discourages this - you can type #the_last_time as a topic label which then displays as "The Last Time". I would say topic tags like "The Last Time" are easier to read and understand than #TheLastTime
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If you add this suggestion to the User Voice, I'd vote for it :)

https://yammer.uservoice.com/

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Christopher, following up on this conversation. My concern with the approach you describe is that it might encourage users to create topics with spaces between the words.

If someone sees a topic that looks like #The Last Time, with no underscores between the words even though the underscores really are there, they may try to use the same topic in a comment with the spaces rather than the underscores, and only really be including the topic #The as a result.

I think that Yammer should show the underscores if they are there.
I Noticed if you add a topic tag with capital letters to help define it - i.e #YammerStats it saves it as #Yammerstats but if you go in and e'dit the topic' you can change the S to a capital letter! A workaround I guess ;0
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I agree, I'd greatly prefer to keep the capitalization as I type it in the tag right from the start.

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