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Bug 36796 - The message centralnotice-top-ten-languages is unclear
The message centralnotice-top-ten-languages is unclear
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CentralNotice (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: fun-com, fundraising
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2012-05-12 19:28 UTC by Amir E. Aharoni
Modified: 2013-08-01 01:24 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Amir E. Aharoni 2012-05-12 19:28:34 UTC
The message centralnotice-top-ten-languages is not quite clear. When I saw it, I thought that it's the first 10 languages in the alphabetical list. Then I understood that it's probably top 10 languages sorted by Wikipedia article count.

The frequent users of CentralNotice, who publish fundraising banners and big notifications from the WMF, probably know the real meaning of this message, but the extension should be accessible to new users without the need for training from the Masters. This should be written out clearly near the list box.
Comment 1 Matt Walker 2012-11-01 23:49:11 UTC
Amir, I've started updating the documentation for CentralNotice at

I hope this addresses this concern in the short term. In the long term I hope to migrate CN to HTMLForms which will facilitate the addition of help messages.
Comment 2 Matt Walker 2013-08-01 01:24:01 UTC
I'm marking this invalid because the message no longer exists in the new UI.

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