[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14973: Improve the string for the default About page

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Thu Dec 9 14:35:16 UTC 2010

#14973: Improve the string for the default About page
 Reporter:  nacin                    |        Owner:          
     Type:  defect (bug)             |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  3.1     
Component:  UI                       |      Version:          
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |  
Changes (by demetris):

  * status:  closed => reopened
  * resolution:  fixed =>


 A few general remarks:

 First, brevity is the soul of wit, and also of good interfaces.

 Second, as makers of WordPress we write for others to read, not for us to
 write.  This should dictate how we write if we want our message to be
 easily and clearly understood.

 Third, before we set out to improve copy we must have a target:  What do
 we want to say?  If we don’t, the result can be an improvement only by

 You must have gathered by now that I am not happy with the new text. :-D

 Can we please revert the change and leave this task for 3.2?

 (I would go into specifics and also provide alternative ideas, but I think
 we have more pressing matters at this stage of the cycle.)

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14973#comment:13>
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