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Bug 25351 - Log entries and edit summaries should be separate messages
Log entries and edit summaries should be separate messages
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
Depends on:
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Reported: 2010-09-28 18:02 UTC by The Evil IP address
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description The Evil IP address 2010-09-28 18:02:01 UTC
Currently, messages like [[MediaWiki:Protectedarticle]] or [[MediaWiki:Modifiedarticleprotection]] (also [[MediaWiki:Unprotectedarticle]], [[MediaWiki:1movedto2]], [[MediaWiki:1movedto2 redir]] or [[MediaWiki:Overwroteimage]] from which I remember in core, probably several more in extensions) are used twice in the software: once as log entry, e.g. Some guy (talk | contribs) protected "Foo" (Edit warring [edit=sysop] (indefinite) [move=sysop] (indefinite)) or as summary in the revision history and the protecting admin's contributions: protected "Foo" (Edit warring [edit=sysop] (indefinite) [move=sysop] (indefinite))

However, I think that the edit summary should be different. It is a bit pointless to repeat the {{FULLPAGENAME}} in the summary, because that's clear already anyway if you look at some page's history or someone's contribs, where the article is linked. Thus, it should rather be "protected page (Edit warring [edit=sysop] (indefinite) [move=sysop] (indefinite)). Especially good would such a change be when we have a long {{FULLPAGENAME}}. On Commons, where some bots tend to make horribly long filenames, it already occured that when uploading a new file version or protecting it, there was nothing but "uploaded a new version of" or "protected" and some part of the {{FULLPAGENAME}} in it.

Furthermore (not in English probably) in some cases in German, different sentences could be used depending on the situation, because one time the shorter form is generally ok, but in the other case it would be wrong. This would also some some characters in such a case. Also, would be a partial fix of bug 16921.

I recognize that it may not be easy, I even personally looked where exactly these messages are used within the software, looking if I can come up with some ideas or even a patch, but I failed, so I wouldn't mind this lying around here some time, since it appears not to be a simple fix.

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