Recently two questions about chil(l)i got edited to the word with single letter L.

Is the US spelling preferred here and should be edited?


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For tags, yes, though we should set up synonyms to handle multiple spellings if necessary.

For titles / bodies, it's not so crucial, so long as it's clear what the asker means. I would still recommend that we prefer US-english spelling just to make it easier to search, but it's not absolutely necessary - Google will figure it out even if our internal search doesn't.

That said, I approved one of those edits, because I honestly forgot about the double-L spelling and assumed (like the editor) that it was a typo. This... Will tend to happen. Don't get too concerned about it; if you want to roll it back, go ahead.

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    It's fine by me (actually I didn't even know the single-l spelling exists), just want to make things clear - especially since chillllllli are currently my only plants and most of my question will be related to them. Thanks for your answer! Jun 8, 2011 at 19:53
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    Just as I was not aware the two-L spelling was accepted anywhere!
    – JavadocMD
    Jun 8, 2011 at 20:04
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    I'm in the USA but for whatever reason Fedora always defaults to the Queen's English. Makes sceptics.SE a pain in the neck. Jun 8, 2011 at 20:04

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