Give the option for removing initials in citations where there are two authors with the same name but different publication year.
WnC 4.5 deals with authors that have the same surname differently to WnC 4.4. Our style is based on a version of Harvard and in WnC 4.4 in text citations for authors with the same surname are given the suffix of a,b etc onto the date e.g: (Smith, 2008a), (Smith, 2008b) to distinguish them. In the new version (4.5) if these authors have different initials, then that is added into the citation e.g: (A. Smith, 2008), (B. Smith, 2008).
If the citations in question have different years - then initials are added to that as well e.g: (A. Smith, 2008), (C. Smith, 1956).
Even if there are multiple different authors and a different date, then initials are still added e.g: (A. Smith, 2008), (D. Smith, Brown and Jones, 1968). My university continuiusly flags any initials in the citations as an error and asks for ammendments.
Furthermore, in cases where there are multiple authors, some of which are the same, my university will only accept Smith et al. 2008 where there are two or more authors. The latest version of Write n Cite includes all of the authors names until the chain is broken. Previously these citations would have appeared as Smith et al 2008a and Smith et al 2008b.
Please offer the option of a true Harvard style without initials.