Re: Crispy around the edges

Subject: Re: Crispy around the edges
From: jposada -at- comcast -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 18:07:37 +0000

Index had nothing to do with this. It was a pure Search.

Which makes me ask another question. I think it is safe to state that the term "admin" is not a real word, but a jargon of system administrator or some form:


/ad-min'/ n. Short for `administrator'; very commonly
used in speech or on-line to refer to the systems person in charge
on a computer. Common constructions on this include `sysadmin' and
`site admin' (emphasizing the administrator's role as a site contact
for email and news) or `newsadmin' (focusing specifically on news).
Compare postmaster, sysop, system mangler.

Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

That being the case, how many people include jargon in their formal User Document that gets shipped with the application or the help file that gets included in the application?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

> > Shouldn't searching for "admin" result in hits on all of those other terms?
> That was *my* first question, too.


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