My question has one close vote already. Being relatively new to the site (and witnessing some high-rep users treat lower-rep users without the amount of respect they deserve) I am unsure as to why it has received such a vote.

The question was suggested to be a duplicate of two other questions (I did check for similar previous questions before asking), but I don't see how the names of cheeses are relevant to brand names.

  • The question is almost identical to this one asked way back in 2011 (an eternity Internetwise) Should capitals be used when verbing trademarks? I hope you agree that the answers in that post were helpful, if however, they have NOT satisfied you. You can edit your post explaining why you want to reopen your question.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 29, 2015 at 9:34
  • P.S I have no idea as to what the tag "antimeria" means on that post. I still have to get round to doing that. UPDATE: In rhetoric, anthimeria, traditionally and more properly called antimeria, is the substitution of one part of speech for another, most commonly the use of a noun as if it were a verb.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 29, 2015 at 9:37

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This has nothing to do with disrespect, and everything (and really only) to do with the question being pretty much a duplicate. Votes here are on questions and answers, not people.

No one I know of actually likes down votes or close votes, but that is a huge part of how this site works. It's not meant to be hurtful at all. Cheeses? Did you read @Edwin Ashworth's answer? He even mentions hoover.

We've had many more than 50,000 questions here. Some are exact duplicates, even when they are worded differently. It's bound to happen.

  • Thank you @medica. I did read his comment and it did help with my question, though I didn't see anything on the capitalisation of a noun. I'm actually surprised you're not a moderator; you'd be a good one!
    – Dog Lover
    Apr 29, 2015 at 6:15
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    @WindowsDude7 - My first question here was closed as a duplicate. No one is immune! ') I'm glad I could help. (Our mods are incredibly good, btw.) Apr 29, 2015 at 7:53
  • For new visitors to the site, @WindowsDude7 recently changed his moniker to Dog Lover.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 30, 2015 at 10:28

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