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Probable crazy idea for a new 'langauge' for Vanilla..

blizeHblizeH ✭✭
edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Inspired by alistapart's Learn to Write article, how about a more friendly langauge set? I know it's probably the dumbest idea ever, and the current langauge set is great, the English used is fluent and very coherent, but maybe it'd be an idea to adopt an approach as described by alistapart and see how it goes.

I'd love to do it myself but my English leaves a lot to be desired, I'm not very creative and I'm a useless writer, so thought I'd suggest it to some of the pros around here... :)

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    The only thing that would require a little re-writing, that I can see, would be the instructions in the account & setting pages and even there, there isn't not much you can do to 'spruce' it up. I think this idea would be more up to the actual website design teams instead of the language set of the application.

    SkyBlueshoes
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    blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    edited May 2006
    True, I just find some of the text a little harsh at times, espeically on the signup screen when it's telling you that signing up doesn't gaurentee you entry to the forum, (especially when you've got e-mail confirmation off! heh) ;(
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    On the whole I think vanilla already embraces that idea, using normal words like discussion and comments and whispering rather than threads, posts and PMs.

    blizeH, yes the About Membership text doesn't apply if you've turned of confirmation. It's easy to change. Look in English/definitions.php for the line beginning $Context->Dictionary['AboutMembership'].
    Copy that line to your file conf/languages.php and change it to say what you want. It will override the standard text.

    Another one people may want to amend in their own settings is: $Context->Dictionary['TermsOfServiceBody']
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    blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    Sounds like a good call, many thanks jakob_r, yet again you're a star :-)
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