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Wusing-first-person-in-templates

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/debconf.

Visibility: warning

You should avoid the use of first person ("I will do this..." or "We recommend..."). The computer is not a person and the Debconf templates do not speak for the Debian developers. You should use neutral construction and often the passive form.

If this template is only used internally by the package and not displayed to the user, put "for internal use" in the short description.

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The following 3 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 4 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 50% of the time.