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Should be 'numberofactiveusers'
Too long, and our naming of magic words is far from consistent anyway.
We have NUMBEROFARTICLES and NUMBEROFUSERS, but PAGESINCATEGORY.
Is it really that long? Anyway, I'd rather not justify crapiness by the existence of other crapiness :)
If it matters, make "numberofactiveusers" an alias (that can be done with magic words I assume?)
I'd also prefer the more accurate "numberofactiveusers"...if a wiki community really finds this too long then they could make an ACTIVEUSERS template to alias NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS.
Added RELEASE-NOTES and alias NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS in r47170.
No need to change the canonical name of the magic word, as that would break existing localisation.
This magic word has been translated into a grand total of two languages: Persian and Hebrew. Furthermore, the code has not yet been deployed, so the number of uses of the extra alias "ACTIVEUSERS" and its two translations is zero or close to it. The unnecessary alias can and should be eliminated to prevent confusion and remove the need to make two translations per language for one magic word.
I don't think it's hurting anything to have an extra alias.
If people don't like the extra 'unnecessary' alias, they're welcome to, you know, use the other one.
Doubling the number of aliases doubles the amount of translation work that will have to be done. It will also have editors scratching their heads wondering what the difference between ACTIVEUSERS and NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS is.
I'd say that ACTIVEUSERS should just be removed. Not worth the hassle.