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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#8329 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

“Publish” in metabox caption is verb in imperative mood and same as command “Publish”: Not good!

Reported by: demetris Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


This should not be a verb in imperative mood since it is not a command to publish.

(I sometimes find myself approaching the area, in order to click Save Draft, and then retreating fast as soon as my eye catches the verb “Publish” nearby.)

Some alternative ideas:

  • Publishing
  • Publish Status (used in 2.6 -- sounds a bit clumsy to me)
  • Content State (used in Habari 0.6 -- has exactness but sounds a bit clinical to me)

Change History (5)

#1 @demetris
10 years ago

  • Cc dkikizas@… added

#2 @filosofo
10 years ago

I vote for "Status".

#3 @mrmist
10 years ago

I don't see a great need to change this. To Publish is the box's primary purpose. Status is no better than Publish, and in fact is (for me at least) a bit worse, because I would rarely use any of the functionality in the box other than the Publish button.

If I were to do anything with the box, I'd collapse it completely, and call it "Publishing Options" with the Publish button itself extracted out on its own. All of which would be 2.8 I guess.

#4 @azaozz
10 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

"Publish" may not be the best there, but the other options aren't better... To publish also means "to announce, to make public".

Feel free to reopen with a more fitting postbox title.

#5 @jacobsantos
9 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted
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