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Bug 16690 - Re-work messaging about global account status [[Special:Preferences]] once all accounts are SUL accounts
Re-work messaging about global account status [[Special:Preferences]] once al...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CentralAuth (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: James Forrester
: design, i18n
Depends on: sulfinalization
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2008-12-17 16:05 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2014-03-19 19:35 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Purodha Blissenbach 2008-12-17 16:05:32 UTC
There is a bewildering bold message on [[Special:Preferences]]
of SUL accounts:

All in order!

retranslatios of which from various languages include
"Done!", "Ready", "completely fine!", "Back (I am)",
etc. . It is very often untranslated, likely because
one has not understood what it is all about, anyways.

I suggest to either:
* unbold and amend it to something making sense in that place,
* delete the message or empty it, and only show errors.

Btw. there is a formatting problem, too, which makes the label describing the message group appear underneath the bold part (though on the other side, left, or right) That makes it even more obscure. The user making me aware of it was assuming an error.
Comment 1 Lewis Cawte 2010-07-22 16:55:00 UTC
Hm, the bolding is kinda weird, I've located the area thats causing it, just do we want to implement a fix (removing <strong> tags from (and around) line 54 of
Comment 2 Nemo 2013-03-21 14:39:26 UTC
I suspect James may have an opinion on this.
Especially after bug 35707, bold will make no sense; even now it's quite inappropriate, so I'm calling it a bug.
Comment 3 James Forrester 2013-03-21 15:03:05 UTC
Yeah, this seems like a good move.

I would suggest removing the "Global account status" entirely, and adding a single link labelled "Manage your global account" after the password reset link (which is much more popular) to [[Special:CentralAuth/{{USER}}]]; [[Special:MergeAccount]] will no longer be needed.

Marking as blocked by bug 35707.

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