Given that this page has moved around a bit: The question of whether names that end in "s" become Tarantulas' or Tarantulas's in the possessive form is actually a matter of some debate. (I am particularly amused by the style choice where it varies depending on whether it's the name of a Biblical figure or not.) I, personally, prefer the form Tarantulas'. For this Wiki, inasmuch as we need a policy, who don't we simply let personal preference decide? We allow British spelling when the contributor is British, so I think we can embrace some ambiguity here as well. JW 15:51, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

The link you provide seems to argue solidly for Tarantulas's lair. --ItsWalky 16:38, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
"If the singular possessive is difficult or awkward to pronounce with an added s sound, do not add an extra s." "There is often a policy of leaving off the additional s on any such name." Etc. JW 16:48, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
I have no problem or awkwardness pronouncing "Tarantulas's." --ItsWalky 16:50, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Say it five times fast. I dares ya.
Regardless, do you think we need a policy, or should we allow for personal grammatical taste? JW 16:56, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
For the record, I personally prefer the British style, even though I'm from California. However, I originally wrote the article on the assumption that this was our standard usage. I think JW is right in that we need a more difinitive policy. In fact, we really need to come up with a manual of style. -- SFH 19:40, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Grammar Girl says that either form is correct, but Tarantulas' is preferred (for the same reason whatsisface said above.)
Since both are correct- does it need a policy beyond "make sure both spellings link to the article?" There will doubtless be circumstances when a 's would be preferable for some bizarre reason (though i can't think of one off the top of my head.) -Derik 00:47, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
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