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Post by MrMario on May 29th 2011, 6:47 pm

Hello,

Do you see a grammar error or miss spelling? Post the original piece along with the correct version.

To ensure that its being looked at and to help locate this issue, please provide a screenshot and the location.

Example:

Admin Panel >> General >> Configuration

As of right now, this topic will only support English languages. Once we have more translators, the language will be added to the list. Not all translations will be updated right away as it will be reviewed before going public to ensure the updated version is correct.

Thanks for your help!


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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by lisa1302 on May 29th 2011, 7:16 pm

A few that bug me!
Control Panel

1. Home - Make your Forum Look Better
'You have the possibility to can customize your forum appearance by applying different skins or by modifying your templates.'

2. Display - Choose a Theme
'Choose your appearance among from our collection of styles.'


3. Display - HomePage (should this be index?) - Structure and hierarchy
'The information below will allow you to customize topics and categories hierarchy on the forum homepage.' Again it should really be index?

4. Display - Avatars - Avatar Gallery
'You are here in the dedicated space for your avatars. The avatar is the appearance that a user takes in a virtual world. Choosen Chosen by the user himself, the avatar representing him appears each time he connects to a virtual world, to visually identify him.'
I don't know really - this whole paragraph is odd!

5. Templates
'In this page, you can modify templates and change your forum look.
Modified templates are written in red green (unpublished templates are shown red)

6. Modules
'This tab covers all the extra modules you can add to your forum; portal, blogs, gallery, points, RPG features, chatbox and even HTML pages for most experimented more experienced users.'
??? I think that is what it means anyway!


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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on May 29th 2011, 8:40 pm

In Profile => Preferences => Allow newsletters the description shouldn't be...

Notify by email whenever an Administrator/Moderator sends you a PM

But...

Newsletters are massive e-mails written and sent by this forum's Administrators. If set to yes, you will receive them in your e-mail inbox.

Or something similar.

When registering, if your password is too simple (for ex. 123456) you get this error message.

Your password doesn't meet our security agreements. Try a password more complex.

We recommend using a mixture of numbers and letters in uppercase and lowercase to create a password more secure.

If your password is not complex enough, you will not be able to continue registering.

IMHO, that's a little incoherent. This would be better.

Your password is too simple. Try using a more complex password.

We recommend using a combination of numbers and letters in uppercase and lowercase to create a more secure password.

If your password is still not complex enough, you will not be able to continue registering.

For members that have turned off their PM inboxes. You get this message when trying to send them a PM.

{MEMBER} has choosen to not receive private messages.

There are an extra 'o' and a grammar mistake (it's not "to not" but "not to") in there, it should be...

{MEMBER} has chosen not to receive private messages.

The notification e-mail you get when someone sends you a PM is titled...

New Private Message has arrived on {FORUM},

The comma should be deleted. This is how each e-mail should be titled as.

New Private Message has arrived on {FORUM}

And as for the notification e-mail for new replies, this is the body.

Hello ,

You receive this e-mail because you are watching the topic, "{TOPIC}" at "{FORUM}". This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the newly posted replies, no more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

{URL}

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic link" located at the bottom of the topic above, or by clicking the following link:

{TOPIC}?unwatch=topic

There are a few punctuation mistakes. Commas aren't supposed to be separated from the word it precedes, and there is no need to use quotation marks. Therefore, this should be the result.

Hello,

You receive this e-mail because you are watching the topic {TOPIC} at {FORUM}. This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the newly posted replies, no more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

{URL}

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic" link located at the bottom of the topic above, or by clicking the following link:

{TOPIC}?unwatch=topic

Where did the other topic go btw? I'm sure I posted lots of other proposed corrections that were never made, now they're gone.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on May 30th 2011, 1:52 am

NOT SURE ABOUT THIS BUT.

in the e-mails and contact form in the acp>general> it says e-mails and it should be emails right

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Mike on May 30th 2011, 1:55 am

e-mails is correct.

Grammar error in this thread Razz

Images are more then -> (Than) welcome.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Base on May 30th 2011, 9:59 am

Both email and e-mail are acceptable ways of spelling it. Smile

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 2nd 2011, 1:12 am

Base, that's correct, even though e-mail it's preferred. Anyhow, if "email" is how you want to spell it, then the word should be spelled like that in every profile setting, and not as "email" in some and "e-mail" in others. Yup, I'm too detailed.

I have 2 spelling mistakes to report.

1) When you're reading a Private Message, this is shown at the top, below the title.

From {Sender} To {Recipient}, {Date}

There's no reason for "to" to be capitalized. Therefore, it should be...

From {Sender} to {Recipient}, {Date}

2) On your profile, the friends block below your name and avatar is shown as...

{User} Friends

Since "friends" is a belonging, it should be...

{User}'s Friends

I may be wrong about some things I pointed here of above, so if I am, please let me know. Wink

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Mike on June 5th 2011, 5:25 pm

Terms of Service:

Use of your personal data
By using this side, you consent that the site uses the personal data which concerns you, and that you have transmitted. This data is necessary so we can send you newsletters for example, and to permit you to benefit of some services offered by this site.
You benefit of the right to access, to the correction or the opposition concerning the registered collected informations data of your concern. This right can be exerted by sending us a e-mail or by standard mail to the company.

We are likely to share non-personal information in collective form with third parties.

When we do appeal to third parties in the processing of your personal informations, we ensure that they respect our rules of Confidentiality as well as any appropriated confidentiality or security measures.

We might transmit information to third parties in precise circumstances, in particular among others, requests from public authorities, in order to prevent frauds or imminent damages, but also to ensure the security of our network and services.

You can also refuse to provide us personal information and / or refuse the cookies in your browser. However, this might disrupt the functioning of some services or features.

With a simple request, you can access to your personal informations, to correct or erase them in case of mistake.

Side is meant to be site? is it not?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 5th 2011, 9:09 pm

When there are no new reports in your forum, when you visit the report list ({forum}/report), you're shown this message.

Information
There are no reports (with this criterions) in the database.

Archive

That's full of grammar and spelling mistakes. It should be...

Information
There are no reports (with this criteria) in the database.

Archives

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 6th 2011, 4:00 am

@2bad4u I'm not sure. I've looked and see no record of it being deleted/moved or trashed. So I created this topic again.

Thanks everyone. I'll pass these to a pro admin.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by jimmyc on June 6th 2011, 3:05 pm

There is a spelling mistake in the {LOGGED_AS} tag in the Greek language. It should be "Καλώς ήρθατε username" instead of "Καλός ήρθατε username". Can you fix it please?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Russel on June 8th 2011, 4:41 am

MrMario has choosen to not receive private messages.
chosen right?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 12th 2011, 12:47 am

In ACP > General > Newsletters > Write and Send > Simple text message. This is the description.

You choose HTML mode. Peoples who don't have a compatible mail client will see this simple text message.

Should be this instead.

You chose the HTML mode. People who don't have a compatible mail client will see this simple text message.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 13th 2011, 4:01 am

Hello,

I did most of the changes here. There are a few that I have questions/problems with a few which will be talked about with The Godfather.

@lisa1302 I asked about 3 and for 4 if you could rewrite it if you can. That would be helpful. Smile

@jimmyc I am only able to do English. Sorry
@2bad4u Thanks! You been a great help! Smile

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 16th 2011, 2:20 am

@ MrMario: You're welcome! Thank you for applying most of the changes we all proposed. They look great! I hope the pending ones get accepted and done too, good luck with that.

In the meantime, another report. In Profile > Friends and Foes, there are 2 grammar mistakes that should be corrected.

1. Friend Requests Sent should be Sent Friend Requests. The adjective must precede the noun.

2. For Received Friend Requests,
These requests are pending, click "+" to accept or "-" to refuse them.

An object after "accept" is missing, as it cannot be omitted. It should be...

These requests are pending, click "+" to accept them or "-" to refuse them.

In ACP > Display > Colors > CSS Stylesheet > Optimize your CSS. This is what the tooltip shows.

The option allows you to optimize your CSS code. This speeds up the loading of your pages and therefore improves the navigation of your visitors on your forum.

Warning your CSS must be valid for the smooth functioning of this option.

Should be...

This option allows you to optimize your CSS rules. This speeds up the loading of your pages and therefore improves the navigation of your visitors on your forum.

Warning: your CSS must be valid for this option to work properly.

Sorry if I sound like a grammar Nazi, but I believe poor language shows unprofessionalism. Very Happy

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 20th 2011, 8:04 pm

@2bad4u 1. Not seeing that anywhere in my tool. Where is this at?
Everything else is updated. Smile

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 21st 2011, 12:36 am

"Friend Requests Sent" is in Profile > Friends and Foes, below "Friends".

The other changes don't seem to have taken effect yet...

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 21st 2011, 3:24 am

The updates haven't been approved yet.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Mehtevas on June 22nd 2011, 7:35 pm



[iS] PoKe has been disconnected the Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30am.........


Shouldn't it be.. [iS] PoKe has been disconnected ON Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30am

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by mgt98 on June 22nd 2011, 10:56 pm



Shouldn't it be Moderator status withdrawn from Sydeh by mgt98 instead of Moderator status withdrawn to Sydeh by mgt98?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Mathias on June 23rd 2011, 3:37 pm

Mehtevas wrote:

[iS] PoKe has been disconnected the Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30am.........


Shouldn't it be.. [iS] PoKe has been disconnected ON Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30am
Huh, on my forum, it says "Username is Disconnected on tor 23 jun 2011 - 17:35".

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Post by Mehtevas on June 23rd 2011, 4:02 pm

You also did it on a different date than me.. and Tor? do you mean "Thur"?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 25th 2011, 7:27 pm

It doesn't matter what site has what. What matters most that I updated them and they will be fixed after being reviewed.

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 25th 2011, 11:48 pm

Thank you for applying all of the changes we've suggested, I hope they get accepted soon.

Something I noticed that has been changed is in any Statistics tab in any profile. "Find all topics by [member]" has been changed for "Find all topics where [member] participated".

The tense doesn't seem right to me and it could be misunderstood. Having participated could mean many things...

How about "Find all topics where [member] has posted in"?

While you're there...

Visitors messages number should be Visitor messages number
Last visitors message should be Last visitor message
Visitors messages for [member] should be [member]'s visitor messages
Send new message on [member] profile should be Send a new message on [member]'s profile

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 26th 2011, 12:42 am

Sorry for the double post, but I figured this wouldn't be noticed if I edited the message above.

Below each topic you see "Permissions of this forum". Shouldn't it be "Permissions in this forum"?

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by MrMario on June 26th 2011, 5:30 pm

Corrections made. Smile Thanks!

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by LGforum on June 27th 2011, 12:04 am

2bad4u wrote:

Below each topic you see "Permissions of this forum". Shouldn't it be "Permissions in this forum"?

No it shouldn't.

Permissions in terms of the forums means what the users can do, and it makes more sense to have it as permissions of this forum.

Unless it says; "your permissions in this forum"

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on June 29th 2011, 9:42 pm

MrMario wrote:Corrections made. Smile Thanks!
Much appreciated as always! Very Happy

LGforum wrote:
2bad4u wrote:

Below each topic you see "Permissions of this forum". Shouldn't it be "Permissions in this forum"?

No it shouldn't.

Permissions in terms of the forums means what the users can do, and it makes more sense to have it as permissions of this forum.

Unless it says; "your permissions in this forum"
Your correction sounds better. It should definitely be "Your permissions in this forum" but not what it currently is (Permissions of this forum), because it's the user and not the forum that has permission to see it, write on it, etc.

Just for the record, it should be Your permissions in this forum. Apologizes to MrMario for that one. Embarassed

Here's another thing I think should be corrected. When you go on someone's Wall (call it Visitor Messages, it's the same) and click on the button to write a new Visitor Message, this is the page's title.

Send new message on Member profile

This should be,

Send new message on Member's profile

As "Member profile" makes no sense at all. It's his profile, after all. Razz

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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by mario-182 on July 2nd 2011, 5:12 pm

I was told to post this here:
I've noticed that when i received topic reply notification emails, it starts with "Hello , bla bla bla". What I'd really like is for the username in question to go just before the comma, which it seems like it's trying to do
I'm just not sure why it's blank like this

I've now noticed that it may be beyond forum-specific configuration as even the email I got from this forum had the same issue

Another few things that stick out to me:
Who is Online ? >> Who is online?
Legend : [ Moderators ] >> Legend: [Moderators]


I tried editing these in my own forum, but was unable to through CSS

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EDIT: I actually just gave the notification email a full read and would like to put forward the following suggestion:

Original:
Code:
Hello ,

You receive this e-mail because you are watching the topic, "TOPIC_NAME" at "FORUM_NAME". This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the newly posted replies, no more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

TOPIC_URL#POST

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic link" located at the bottom of the topic above, or by clicking the following link:

TOPIC_URL?unwatch=topic

--
FORUM_NAME

Edited:
Code:
Hello USERNAME,

You have received this e-mail because you are watching the topic, "TOPIC_NAME" at "FORUM_NAME". This topic has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to view the newly posted reply. No more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

TOPIC_URL#POST

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic" link located at the bottom of the topic, or by clicking the following link:

TOPIC_URL?unwatch=topic

--
FORUM_NAME
Thanks!
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Re: Grammar Errors

Post by Guest on July 4th 2011, 5:05 am

@mario-182: I think this format would be a lot better.

Hello USERNAME,

You are receiving this e-mail because you are watching the topic TOPIC_NAME at FORUM_NAME, which has received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to go straight to the reply. No more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.

TOPIC_URL#POST

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the "Stop watching this topic" link located at the bottom of the topic or click the following link:

TOPIC_URL?unwatch=topic

--
FORUM_NAME

- No quotation marks were needed.
- The action of receiving an e-mail is happening right now, no need to use the past.
- There was no need to repeat "this topic". Using the "which" relative clause solved that.
- "To view the newly posted reply" didn't sound that good.
- The last sentence needed to have both verbs in the same tense.

You agree? Smile

@ MrMario: Please have a look at the birthday pop-up ({forum}/birthday_popup.forum) added by default in all forums.

We would like to wish you Happy Birthday for reaching 21 years old today.

The site Staff

Maybe this is better?

We would like to wish you a happy birthday for turning 21 years old today.

The Site Staff

Thanks once again for doing all modifications real quick! Hope they get accepted and updated soon. Smile

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