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Too long tertiary Notifications options are unclear
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As every notification, Flow notifications have a primary option, a secondary option and a menu of tertiary options. However, the tertiary option is so long you can't read it completely in German, and other tertiary option cases I checked share this problem.

I think the box should be expanded or at least there should be a mouseover in place, so you can tell what action you are actually triggering right now, as it is a guessing game otherwise.

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MGChecker created this task.Oct 1 2018, 2:36 PM
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Do you have an example of a message being too long?

For example:

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Mit dem Beobachten dieses Th…Mit dem Beobachten dieses Themas aufhörenhttps://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/EFLW/browse/master/i18n/de.json$21
Mit dem Beobachten neuer Akt…Mit dem Beobachten neuer Aktivitäten zu $1 aufhörenhttps://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/EFLW/browse/master/i18n/de.json$24

The underlying issue is that English is a language using quite short words in comparison to other languages like German and French.

Would it be possible to translate it a different way to have it shorter? I've tried for French and I can gain a few characters.

I'm asking for that because notifications templates are standard, and that may happen on a different message.

Ah, also, a screenshot with that issue would be great. :)

Would it be possible to translate it a different way to have it shorter? I've tried for French and I can gain a few characters.

We could replace the phrase "Mit dem […] aufhören" with the phrase "[…] beenden", but this wouldn't be much shorter.

I'm asking for that because notifications templates are standard, and that may happen on a different message.

Isn't this exactly the reason why we should think of a general fix for issues like this?

I'm asking for that because notifications templates are standard, and that may happen on a different message.

Isn't this exactly the reason why we should think of a general fix for issues like this?

We do our best to avoid that, but yes, it worth to be reconsidered.

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Our team's designer will think about how to improve this situation, and we will aim to address it in Q3.

D3r1ck01 renamed this task from Too long tertiary Notfications options are unclear to Too long tertiary Notifications options are unclear.Jan 24 2019, 4:16 PM
JTannerWMF moved this task from Q2 2019-20 to Q1 2019-20 on the Growth-Team board.Jun 17 2019, 6:52 PM
JTannerWMF moved this task from Q1 2019-20 to Q2 2019-20 on the Growth-Team board.Jul 5 2019, 8:37 PM
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We will work on this next quarter.