Change "login" to "log in" where it is used as a verb (i.e. most places)
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Author: jonesey95

Description:
This is a grammar fix.

In many locations in this extension, the noun "login" is used as a verb. It needs to be changed to the verb phrase "log in". Examples:

MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-donate-image-login-action (Login to share your media.)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-edit-login-action (Login to edit.)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-generic-login-action (Login to contribute.)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-photo-upload-anon (Please login to add an image to this page.)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-user-cta (Please login or sign up to see your notifications.)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-watchlist-cta-button-login (Login)
MediaWiki:mobile-frontend-watchlist-login-action (Login to see it.)

Discussion at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Mobile_interface_contains_bad_English


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6138

bzimport set Reference to bz60426.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJan 25 2014, 4:53 PM
gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 26 2014, 7:26 AM

Change 109503 had a related patch set uploaded by 01tonythomas:
Renamed "login" to "log in" where it is used as a verb

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/109503

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 26 2014, 7:32 AM

Change 109503 merged by jenkins-bot:
Renamed "login" to "log in" where it is used as a verb

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/109503

Jdlrobson added a comment.Via ConduitJan 26 2014, 7:35 PM

I see this got lightning fixed but why not change it to sign in - we already use the phrase sign up for the other action. I feel this would be even better...

Jdlrobson added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 6:26 PM

This fix is also incomplete...

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 6:26 PM

Change 109698 had a related patch set uploaded by Jdlrobson:
Switch from 'log in' to 'sign in'

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/109698

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 9:33 PM

jonesey95 wrote:

Why would this be changed to "sign in" when the regular (non-mobile) site uses "log in"? I would think that the terminology should be consistent across the site, if only for ease of documentation.

"Log in" appears to be the accepted phrase. I believe that "Sign in" would introduce inconsistency.

Jdlrobson added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 9:52 PM

Whatever I'm not fussed either way. That said - there are a few more instances of login that need changing to 'log in' for this bug to be resolved.

Awjrichards added a comment.Via ConduitJan 28 2014, 1:15 AM

According to Kenan (product owner/manager for mobile web), we ought to keep 'log in'. Jon, we should probably just abandon the patchset. I took a quick look through the i18n file an browser tests, I didn't see any other errant instances of 'login', though I may be mistaken.

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 28 2014, 1:19 AM

Change 109698 abandoned by Jdlrobson:
Switch from 'log in' to 'sign in'

Reason:
The ones that were missing seem to have magically appeared. A little confused but looks like this is done.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/109698

Jdlrobson added a comment.Via ConduitJan 28 2014, 1:21 AM

I'm a tad confused as earlier today it seemed some messages were still using 'Login' but that doesn't seem to be the case now. I can only assume I was looking at some outdated branch.

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