Recently a banner, "Bumped to the homepage by Community", was created in the current form:

bumped to the homepage by $community$ $when$

It leads localization problem (e.g. in Russian):

The current localized message looks like this:


because variable $community$ unfolds into "Community ♦". In case of Stack Overflow in Russian it should unfold into "Дух сообщества ♦".

My request is to modify the original string to:

bumped to the homepage by $RefBegin$Community ♦$RefEnd$ $when$

so that it would be possible to translate it according to the localized name of the Community ♦ user.

  • Is the community user's name localised anywhere else? – Cai Dec 17 '16 at 14:19
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    @Cai yes. You can see Community user profile in es or pt SO. – αλεχολυτ Dec 17 '16 at 14:36
  • What's weird is that it's called "Community" on Meta Spanish SO and both of the Japanese versions (they plan to translate the rest of the meta profile text however). – Laurel Dec 18 '16 at 19:59
  • SE is written in glorious C#, not your gutter PHP language. – user1228 Dec 19 '16 at 16:02
  • @Won't my language is Russian, not PHP! – αλεχολυτ Dec 19 '16 at 16:04
  • HAH! You can't fool me! Those are PHP variables! Admit your shame! – user1228 Dec 19 '16 at 16:06

I used a hard-coded version of the community user display name - I have now updated the code to use the correct, localized version.

With you in the next build.

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    Using only one form of community user's name is not flexible. E.g. in Russian language we have many cases of name according grammatic rules. So allow translator to decide would be a better variant. – αλεχολυτ Dec 20 '16 at 9:22

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