Re: "Disable the User"?

Subject: Re: "Disable the User"?
From: "Stephanie Bryant" <mortaine -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 06:36:01 -0700

On 6/28/07, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
> The question is what you're actually doing here: Does this prevent
> the user from logging in? In that case, some variant of "disable
> logins" or (if you want to avoid the D word) "block logins" or
> "temporarily suspend access to the system".

Oh, please don't use "block" for this type of activity! Then you get clumsy
wording like "user blocking" and "user blocks" which asks the question: "Is
it a block of users, or a block on a user?"

Also, in crafts, "block" is used as a verb to mean to set the size and shape
of something, and the multiple meanings make this a very troublesome word.


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