Quoting Cyril Brulebois (email@example.com): > The use of “you” seems to be one of the common errors I mentioned above. > We tend to avoid pointing fingers at users. > > Hrm. Grepping across our packages' templates, I see a lot of “you”s so I > might just be misremembering. Or maybe we've tried hard not to introduce > new occurrences while not actively fixing pre-existing entries. The use of "you" is, I would say, tolerated. What we tried to avoid (at least when I was a PITA for people wanting to introduce new templates) was what I called "personnalization" of the computer : "your machine", for instance. Everything that seems to impply that the machine being installed belongs to the person who is installing it. Addressing the user has been accepted : "you should do this", "you need to do thaat"..... In this case, I would try avoiding to imply that the person installingn the machine will be the person who has to review security chnges when they happen, so I'd probably use the passive form "Security updates should be reviewed before they are applied"......os something like this. But you're right : we used debian-l10n-english for reviewing templates. If someone is still alive there, (s)he may help.
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