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Bug 320 - Message names are wikipedia-specific (e.g. fromwikipedia)
Message names are wikipedia-specific (e.g. fromwikipedia)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:20 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:20:46 UTC
Originally submitted by Daniel Keshet (dkesh)  2004-03-24 06:18

Trivial error, but important for widespread mediawiki adoption 
mediawiki messages like those currently at fromwikipedia and 
aboutwikipedia should have site-neutral names like "tagline" and 
This is especially true for "fromwikipedia" as I hoped to use that 
name for a custom message: ''This article was originally a 
wikipedia article'', but it's true for both: editors of my site 
shouldn't be confused about whether they're editing at wikipedia or 
my site.

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-06-22 14:17
Sender: SF user imsop

lt was pointed out on the mailing list
that everywhere we use the string "Wikipedia" we are
reinforcing the incorrect idea that this is a generic term,
rather than a trademark specific to - possibly
making this bug a little more important.
Comment 1 Timwi 2004-09-03 21:33:53 UTC
I have changed all occurrences of "fromwikipedia" to "tagline", and all
occurrences of "aboutwikipedia" to "aboutsite".  If there are any others, please
reopen this bug and let me know.

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