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:

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admin

/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
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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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