Title for a document about bugs?

Subject: Title for a document about bugs?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:45:11 -0500

Bénédicte Juthier is <<... writing a document about the known bugs that are
not fixed yet. This document is for internal use but also for the customers.
We are looking for a title to this document which would be explicit enough
to allow users to find it on the Intra/Extranet, but would not explicitly
contain the term "Bugs" (everybody can imagine why).>>

How about: "Comment mettre le logiciel en panne"? <g> My first reaction is
that "bugs" is probably the first thing anyone will think about when they go
looking for features that don't work. But if you're looking for a gentler
way about saying it, how about "Features that do not yet work reliably" or
"Problems with the software"? If you want to actually explain what to do
about the bugs (rather than just providing a list of reference information),
"Troubleshooting guide" expresses this from the user's viewpoint.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
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on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."-- James D. Nicoll


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