Re: Need a word!
Nancy Allison wrote:
> Any rule can be applied at the organization level, group level, or
> individual level. These levels are collectively called "Rule Levels."
> In this application, the smaller overrides the larger, so if the No
> Parking rule was applied for 90 days to the organization, but the No
> Parking rule was also applied to Suzy Smart for 30 days (and Suzy is
> part of the organization), for Suzy, the 30-day limit applies, not the
> What is this called? If it was hardware, I'd call it interrupt levels.
> But it's not.
> My section is currently called "How Rule Levels Take Precedence," but
> that seems both wordy and vague. There surely is a term for this, but
> I'm blanking out on it.
"When rules conflict, the most-specific rule is applied: A group-level
rule takes precedence over an organization-level rule, and an
individual-level rule takes precedence over a group-level rule."
If there's also an "unconditional" rule level -- I'd be surprised if
there weren't -- you might want to point out that it's an exception to
the "most-specific rule applies" rule.
You could title the section "Conflicts and Precedence".
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