Last modified: 2013-07-01 16:40:29 UTC

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Bug 44507 - grammatical error(s) in message MediaWiki:Permissionserrors
grammatical error(s) in message MediaWiki:Permissionserrors
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Molly White
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2013-01-30 15:14 UTC by Graham87
Modified: 2013-07-01 16:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Graham87 2013-01-30 15:14:12 UTC
This message should be "permission error" rather than "permissions errors", and should be retitled accordingly, for the following reasons:
*Except for bizarre corner cases, it will only generate one error, so the plural "errors" is inappropriate.
*For similar reasons, the error would generally only involve one permission (e.g. sysop, oversight). I'm a little less fussy about this one – after all, the word "permissions" has a special meaning in computing – but the singular would be preferable, and is the more common usage according to a Google search for "permission error" and "permissions error". In English, we generally don't pluralise attributive nouns unless we have to.
Comment 1 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-04-13 18:57:44 UTC
Related URL: (Gerrit Change I91848f98e59bddb4c33bb6ca4d5d9a2ebeeafada)
Comment 2 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-04-13 18:57:46 UTC
Related URL: (Gerrit Change I91848f98e59bddb4c33bb6ca4d5d9a2ebeeafada)
Comment 3 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-07-01 16:40:29 UTC
Change 59060 merged by jenkins-bot:
Change "permissions errors" message to "permission error"

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