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English translation: Search results were...

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17:27 Mar 12, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software / system messages
English term or phrase: This search was already stored
There is a web search on the site. After the search is done it is possible to store the search results.

After you click Store, the system may show you one of the following messages:

1) "The search was stored successfully."

OR

2) "This search was already stored"

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I believe the second message is missing smth. Maybe I shall write it as "This search was already stored previously" or smth like that.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thank you!
Alexander Onishko
Local time: 02:27
English translation:Search results were...
Explanation:
If I understand you correctly, the user is trying to store the search RESULTS.

1) "The search was stored successfully."
---> The search results were stored successfully

2) "This search was already stored"
---> The search results have already been stored

The sentence before this needs help, too.

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Note added at 58 mins (2008-03-12 18:25:17 GMT)
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OK. Your first sentence says, "There is a web search on the site. After the search is done it is possible to store the search results." If you're storing the query itself, how about "Your search has been saved successfully" (I just thought of the "your", and Ken's note was excellent) and "This search has already been saved" (better grammar)?
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Can Altinbay
Local time: 19:27
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Excellent! Thank you very much!
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this search was already stored
Search results were...


Explanation:
If I understand you correctly, the user is trying to store the search RESULTS.

1) "The search was stored successfully."
---> The search results were stored successfully

2) "This search was already stored"
---> The search results have already been stored

The sentence before this needs help, too.

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Note added at 58 mins (2008-03-12 18:25:17 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

OK. Your first sentence says, "There is a web search on the site. After the search is done it is possible to store the search results." If you're storing the query itself, how about "Your search has been saved successfully" (I just thought of the "your", and Ken's note was excellent) and "This search has already been saved" (better grammar)?

Can Altinbay
Local time: 19:27
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Excellent! Thank you very much!
Notes to answerer
Asker: What is stored is actually not only the search results but also the search phrase. This (search results + the search phrase) is called "the search" within the system.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox: yes, it's much better with 'results', and 'save/saved' is much more common in the IT world
1 min
  -> You're right, "save" is better. I've been seeing too many "stored"s lately! Not unusual in computerese.

agree  V_N
6 days
  -> Thank you.
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