[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #38332: "Cheating" message insults; needs changing

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#38332: "Cheating" message insults; needs changing
 Reporter:  ElectricFeet  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |     Version:  4.6.1
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |     Focuses:  administration
Changes (by ElectricFeet):

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


 Replying to [comment:1 Presskopp]:
 > Duplicate of #14530.

 I understand why this might be seen as duplicate, but it's not covered by
 that ticket.

 As stated in that ticket "The immediate goal of [that] ticket was to give
 context to the Cheatin' message." And that was done and hence the ticket
 was closed. However, the fix didn't address the other issue in that ticket
 -- that of the insulting nature of the message -- which is what I am doing

 The discussion in that ticket that touched on the insulting nature of the
 message distilled into:
 - It's not a message people see every day;
 - It's part of the culture of WordPress to be jokey/witty.

 Unfortunately, it IS now a message people see very often (possibly made
 worse by the increasing use of the Customizer?) and the new text I
 proposed does keep the general humour while removing the insult.

 Several people in that ticket said they felt the message was

 >"snarky ... shady ... rude ... confusing ... cheeky/unprofessional ... I
 received some angry emails ... from users who thought it was either an
 inappropriate translation or a core bug".

 So while that ticket focussed on giving ''context'' to the message, this
 ticket is about finding a way to remove its insulting nature.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/38332#comment:2>
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