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grammatical error(s) in message MediaWiki:Permissionserrors
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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.


Version: 1.22.0
Severity: trivial

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:23 AM
bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Interface.
bzimport set Reference to bz44507.
Graham87 created this task.Jan 30 2013, 3:14 PM

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/59060 (Gerrit Change I91848f98e59bddb4c33bb6ca4d5d9a2ebeeafada)

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/59060 (Gerrit Change I91848f98e59bddb4c33bb6ca4d5d9a2ebeeafada)

Change 59060 merged by jenkins-bot:
Change "permissions errors" message to "permission error"

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/59060