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imperative messages in Gather need gender support
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The following messages need gender support for the imperative verbs:

  • Gather-add-to-collection-summary
  • Gather-empty-footer
  • Gather-meta-description
  • Gather-empty-footer-mine

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I'm not a native english speaker nor translator so I don't understand very well what is the problem.

Can somebody post any examples or explanation please? (or link to read)

You don't have to be a native English speaker :)

All the above messages have imperative verbs, which tell the users to do something. In some languages these verbs are different according to gender, so you need to make it possible to apply the {{GENDER}} keyword to them.

Read about Gender in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation .

Thanks!

Some examples would help..
Add $1 to a collection of pages you can share with the world!

The imperative is 'add' right - but I assume the $1 is the problem?
This would I wrap it like so or some other way?
{{GENDER:Add $1}} to a collection of pages you can share with the world!

Also what's stopping someone adding a GENDER keyword in another language? Why does it need to be in the English where it doesn't apply?

The imperatives refer to the user. In (transliterated) Hebrew, if the user is a man, "Add" is "hosef" and for a woman it's "hosifi".

Also what's stopping someone adding a GENDER keyword in another language? Why does it need to be in the English where it doesn't apply?

It works with some messages, but not with all. If you know that it works, it must be documented in qqq.

Change 205801 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jhernandez):
i18n: Gender support for various messages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/205801

@Amire80 @Jdlrobson Seems like the patch has been reviewed and there is some controversy on when to use the GENDER. Linked the patch to this issue so that it gets more visibility.

@Amire80 please reopen if still an issue