https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24620

           Summary: Block log entries are difficult to localize
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Internationalization
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: theevilipaddr...@hotmail.de


Currently, the only message for localizing the block log entries is
[[MediaWiki:Blocklogentry]]. The parameter $2 can be different values here:

*either a timeframe, like 5 days, 6 months
*"indefinitely"
*a date, for example "2010-01-01T00:00:00"

However, often there isn't one word combination that fits them all, even in
English. The first one should be "blocked $1 for a timeframe of $2 $3". The
second should simply be "blocked $2 indefinitely $3", because "for a timeframe
of indefinitely" just sounds bad. The third one then should be "blocked $1
until $2 $3". Thus, this one message should be splitted into these three
different messages.

Another problem is that the time isn't properly localized. If an admin decides
to block someone for an unusual timeframe and writes "6 minutes" into the form,
then "6 minutes" will not be localized in the block log entry. The same goes
for dates, which are always in the YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format, even if that's
not the user's preferred date format.

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