[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #7025: Field "Contributor Focuses" likely actually means "Contribution Focuses" as in "Focuses of this issue"

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#7025: Field "Contributor Focuses" likely actually means "Contribution Focuses" as
in "Focuses of this issue"
 Reporter:  abitofmind   |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  Trac         |  Resolution:
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Comment (by abitofmind):

 Thanks for explaining the origins.

 Now on the wording itself: If "Contributor Focuses" was not a grammar
 mistake by a non-native English speaker, as I had guessed, but indeed a
 conscious decision as in "this issue targets contributors with a focus on
 X, Y, Z" this is extremely awkward!

 It's an example of "putting the cart before the horse". Analog to that
 would be that instead of describing the essence of an apartment as "4
 rooms, kitchen with wood oven" and leave it up to readers whether that
 meets their needs, you instead complicatedly advertise the target group
 for an apartment: "Suited for those in need for 4 rooms, no more and no
 less, and with a favor for oldschool cooking on an wood oven".

 The contributors may have extra specializations A, B, C in addition to the
 X, Y, Z which are needed for the current issue.

 And again no person or issue on this world has focuses. Ugly plural! It's
 interests, specializations, etc. But a focus is a single point! That's a
 natural science fact.

 This label is just so plain wrong on all levels.

 Could we please change the label?

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