"guest user" What is meant?

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"guest user" What is meant?

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Since version phpBB 2.0.0 consists this Guest users online.

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$lang['Guest_users_online'] = "There are %d Guest users online"; // There are 10 Guest users online
It was taken over in phpBB 3.0.0 and is until now to 3.0.12

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	'GUEST_USERS_ONLINE'		=> 'There are %d guest users online',
14 Sep 2011 the plural was added (3.1* language/en/common.php)

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	'GUEST_USERS_ONLINE'		=> array(
		1	=> 'There is %d guest user online',
		2	=> 'There are %d guest users online',
	),
What is meant? guest, user or guest and user or guest?

In German Gast, Benutzer or Gast und Benutzer or Gast?
Greeting Stephan :-)
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it means viewers who are guest.
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Would not it be better to change these strings?
guest user online

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   'GUEST_USERS_ONLINE'      => array(
      1   => 'There is %d guest online',
      2   => 'There are %d guests online',
   ),
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"Guest user" sounds more proper at a quick glance. *shrug*
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In dutch it's "Er zijn 2 gasten online"
Er zijn 2 gast gebruikers online sounds very strange
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Hmm, personaly I would also prefer "guest" instead of "guest user". Granted the guests are useing somewhat the forum, but in my opionion a user is registered and participating somehow and not just there. Not sure how to explain it.
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DarkBeing wrote:Hmm, personaly I would also prefer "guest" instead of "guest user". Granted the guests are useing somewhat the forum, but in my opionion a user is registered and participating somehow and not just there. Not sure how to explain it.
And your preference is another reason the language files exist -- you can easily change wording even if you're not changing languages.

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Post by bantu »

Stephan, I believe the core problem here is that you're not reading the english version correctly. From my own experience, this is likely due to being used to the German language. "guest user" is a compound separated using spaces. A literal translation into German is "Gast-Benutzer" (compound using hyphen) or "Gastbenutzer" (closed compound). Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinderkenn ... ungsgesetz
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