What’s your take on the WordPress error messages? How do the wording, style and tone of error messages such as but not limited to cheatin ‘uh, are you sure you want to do this, This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it affect you? Do you find them too American and too breezy?
Fred Meyer thinks WordPress.com word usage needs to be fixed. Fred’s article focused on language style and tone is WordPress Core Needs a Writing Style Guide and it has received lots of attention.
WordPress’s written content doesn’t need to be devoid of humor (actually, I like MailChimp a lot for that), but it does need to transition fully out of the gee-whiz/ain’t-I-cool/ain’t-you-stupid school of garage software writing.
I’m a Canadian and I smiled the first time I read the Howdy message in the invitation years ago and it still makes me smile today. The light tone, words, style and tone aren’t an issue for me at all. Are they an issue for you?