I'm in the middle of coding a bespoke CMS for a company and if there is one thing I hate it's coming up with good copy for "flash" messages (short messages that provide user feedback.)
I know how important it is to provide good feedback to the user when a system breaks but as a programmer it's a right pain because I think in technical terms and it's very hard to effectively communicate what I want to say in layman's terms whilst simultaneously keeping it short, concise and polite.
Of course, there are a myriad of ways an application can go wrong, it's different for almost every project and internationalization/localization are also big issues.
So I was wondering if are there any resources out there that attempt to provide a standard library of feedback messages? Or if not would you be interested in a community driven project such as this?