[Translators-l] Ready for early translation: Tech News #40 (2015)

Nick Wilson (Quiddity) nwilson at wikimedia.org
Fri Sep 25 20:37:02 UTC 2015

> On 25.09.2015 21:59, Purodha Blissenbach wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There will be a new beta feature that ...
>> under the heading 'Changes this week' is a contradiction. Either it
>> is there since this week, or it will be there in the future but not
>> this week.
I wrote the "new beta feature" line with the future tense, to match the
recurring "The new version of MediaWiki will be on [...]" item above. This
seemed logical to me, because when the message is delivered on Monday the
feature will not yet be available, but will become available during the
week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) as the deployments roll out to each group
of wikis. I think that is the intended use of that section, but possibly
I've misunderstood?
Hmmm, I've now looked through the last few issues, and I see a slight mix
of present and future tense in the "Changes this week" section (e.g #34
says "You can soon watch when something is added to or removed from a
category"), but mostly present tense. I agree this is worth
clarifying/standardizing in future issues.
HTH, Quiddity
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