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Lack of Interest Must have phrases (alerts)

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by imthebest, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Hello,

    I have found two scenarios where I believe there is a need for new phrases. Here we go:

    1. A posts on B's profile
    2. B likes the post of A on his own profile
    3. B comments the post of A on his own profile

    Then A receives the following alerts:

    Current: B liked your post on B's profile. <-- REDUNDANCY! (x_liked_your_post_on_ys_profile)
    Expected: B liked your post on his profile
    Current: B commented your post on B's profile. <-- REDUNDANCY! (x_commented_on_your_post_on_ys_profile)
    Expected: B commented your post on his profile

    Please don't forget to like my suggestion if you support it!
     
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    It's like that because of other users that may join in.

    For example, an alert for user A: User C commented on your post on user B's profile.
     
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Firstly, the latter should be "B commented on your post on his profile" ;)

    Both of your suggestions insinuate that B is a male. B may not be, they could be female. Both of these would require new phasing to be added (as the only gender phrasing currently is "Male" and "Female" as shown on the Personal Details page) so you'd need "B commented on your post on his profile" and "B commented on your post on her profile".

    Of course, the user may not have declared their gender (so will have Unspecified on the Personal Details page). This would require additional phrasing too. But what would you put in this instance? "B commented on your post on its profile"? Not very nice, really!

    On top of all of that, there would need to be additional coding in the background to determine each time which of the three phrases to use depending on the specified (or not) gender of the person. Frankly this just overcomplicates things unnecessarily.

    So I'd say that what we have already is the simplest and best solution. :)
     
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  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    "Their" would probably make more sense, but yeah.
     
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It is nicer to use 'their' instead of 'its' but technically it's incorrect - 'their' is plural, not singular.
     

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