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Cursor  You can't see any ... funniness,

Issue Type: Status: Priority: Date Submitted: Votes:
Bug Open High Tue 10th Jul 2012 2 votes Vote Up Vote Down
 
Found in version: Last Updated: Completed in version: Date Completed: Track Changes:
5.0.23 Tue 17th Jul 2012 Log In
 
adriftsteTue 10th Jul 2012 10:20
The reporting of multiple similar named objects that cannot be seen can be a little ... odd.

For example, some broken seats and some burned seats. If neither are visible "You can't see any seatss!" is reported.

This happens even when neither of the objects have been seen.

Whilst this reporting works some of the time more often than not is reads awkward/wrong. A more generic report would be welcome "You can't see any such thing." or "That's not something you can see." for example.

Using this more generic report would also make using text overrides easier in this circumstance.

Also ADRIFT shouldn't report that "You can't see any seatss!" is no seats have yet been seen ... potential spoilers.
 
campbellMon 16th Jul 2012 14:40
ADRIFT is making a guess that the word "seats" is not plural, based on the article. I will be exposing "plural" as a property at some point in the future. For now, can you check whether the article was simple defined as "some" as this should correct it.

I have made a small improvement to the code here, so will reduce the priority.
 
adriftsteTue 17th Jul 2012 07:17
The main reason for me asking for a more generic reply (maybe as an option) is that ADRIFT doesn't always get is right - the farmer's wife and the butcher's wife - you can's see any wifes.

Also - as I do - if the prefix/adjective is placed as a noun the results can be a little offputting - a red box and a red pen - you can's see any reds

Also a more generic reply would stop the 'potential spoliers' problem.
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