[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4251: Don't count low/hidden priority strings toward translation percentage

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#4251: Don't count low/hidden priority strings toward translation percentage
 Reporter:  Nao                       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |  Milestone:
Component:  Translate Site & Plugins  |   Keywords:
 On translate.wordpress.org, completion percentage is calculated based on
 the total number of strings, regardless of the priority.

 However, there are strings that don't need to be translated - such as:

 - Changelogs (they are technical info for developers, not end users)
 - Error messages that are only shown to developers (same as above)
 - URLs without translated version (it's ideal if the plugin author can
 indicate this in the translator comment)

 Changelogs can be long and numerous, causing the false perception of the
 incompleteness of the translation.

 This is problematic in these cases:

 1. When GTEs look for projects that need validation on
 https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/LOCALE, "percent completed"
 pulldown doesn't reflect the percent of strings that should be translated
 2. When translators look for plugins that need translating on
 https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/ja/default/stats/plugins, the
 percentage has the same issue
 3. Overall, it's quite intimidating to see so many untranslated strings to
 complete a project.

 For example, there are only 10 strings that are from the description
 section of the Akismet plugin's readme, but 260+ strings in the readme
 sub-project come from the changelog. A translator may feel like completing
 12 translations but seeing hundreds of strings to complete can be
 discouraging for them to even get started.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4251>
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