Change "View history" to "Previous versions"
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As per discussions on wikimedia-l in 2012, it was proposed that the "View history" text be changed to "Previous versions".

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I'm not sure whether this was already discussed and declined. If so, please close the task.

Just adding some people who might have some idea about this. Also, are there any projects that I missed?

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Sounds good to me but needs more discussion.

@Jforrester commented: This label MUST be a verb.

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Change 243221 had a related patch set uploaded (by Alex Monk):
Change "View history" to "Previous versions"

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Declined.Oct 2 2015, 7:05 PM
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Per HCI standards.

Change 243221 abandoned by Jforrester:
Change "View history" to "Previous versions"


Is the only issue it being a verb? If so, we could go with "View previous versions", couldn't we?

The primary issue here as I understand it is the ambiguous meaning of the word "history".

Why would it have to be a verb? That seems like a very silly reason to block this. A number of translations ( already use just "History" instead of "View history".

Purodha added a comment.EditedOct 2 2015, 10:26 PM

Why would it have to be a verb?

All other action links in the extension are verbs. See: