About [[MediaWiki:Blockipsuccesstext/he]] - Gender
The message in question:
- $1 has been blocked.
See the block list to review blocks.")
This message supports GENDER, but its actual implementation in Hebrew is wrong: GENDER:$1 apparently refers to the gender of the blocking admin, not of the blocked user. When i block an IP, i get the female version when i have my gender set to female in the preferences. (I'm a guy, but i do it intentionally to find problems like this one :)
This raises several questions:
- If $1 is the blocked username or address, why does GENDER:$1 returns the admin's gender?
- If this message is a success message that is displayed as a page to the blocking admin and not a log message, then it probably doesn't need to be adapted to his or her gender. It may be needed for other languages, but for Hebrew i'll probably just delete the GENDER part.
- Is this message only for IP addresses or for regular users, too? If it is for regular users, too, then its name "Blockipsuccesstext" is confusing.
It definitely shouldn't use the gender of the admin. Other than that I cannot say without further investigation.
I'll add a couple of others details, which may be important: I experienced this issue in the Hebrew Wikipedia. MediaWiki:Blockipsuccesstext was deleted there, so it is supposed to be equal to the message as it appears in MessagesHe.php, but actually it isn't.
And in the Hebrew Wikisource User:MediaWiki default deleted this message in 2007 with the summary "No longer required".
So it wont be lost i opened Bug 29450.