RE: User Names + Joe Bloggs

Subject: RE: User Names + Joe Bloggs
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 09:50:10 -0400


In the US, where you can be sued for anything, I have seen no such advice. I
tend to use the names of my pets . . . for the most part, the US still
discourages lawsuits by non-humans . . . but often I'm stuck using names
created by others that exist in our database.

Joe Bloggs? That certainly does not sound American, so obviously so that it
would be distracting to an American audience?

How about Guy Gadbois. Anyone? <vbg>

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ead Ni Domhnaill [SMTP:ead_ciara -at- hotmail -dot- com]
> Are there any papers or guideline for the use of names in User Manuals -
> I know the John Doe and Joe Bloggs are busy men? But are there any
> guidelines - I don't want to alienate any culture/user/sex etc.?
> I was wondering does anyone have any advice - The software is at present
> distributed around Europe - but there are expansion plans for the US.
> Thanks ..
> Eadaoin

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