Last modified: 2013-04-22 16:15:15 UTC

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Bug 44248 - Minor tweak to MediaWiki:Readonlywarning
Minor tweak to MediaWiki:Readonlywarning
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nemo
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2013-01-22 18:03 UTC by Thehelpfulone
Modified: 2013-04-22 16:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Thehelpfulone 2013-01-22 18:03:12 UTC
Default text for this page is 

Warning: The database has been locked for maintenance, so you will not be able to save your edits right now. You may wish to cut-n-paste the text into a text file and save it for later.

The administrator who locked it offered this explanation: $1


Can we change "cut-n-paste" to "cut and paste" please? Make it easier for less computer-literate people to understand it.
Comment 1 Nemo 2013-01-22 18:08:57 UTC
I think it's also incorrect because nowadays the text area is "locked" if you can't actually save, so it should be "copy and paste". Right?
Comment 2 Thehelpfulone 2013-01-22 18:10:07 UTC
Yep I agree, we're not actually cutting, by copying. :-)
Comment 3 Nemo 2013-01-22 18:24:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I think it's also incorrect because nowadays the text area is "locked" if you
> can't actually save, [...]

This is not the case but still it's clearer.
Gerrit change #45166
Comment 4 MZMcBride 2013-01-23 23:35:33 UTC
For the curious, the "cut-n-paste" language dates back to r1276 from April 4, 2003.

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