RE: WRONG!..... -ish?

Subject: RE: WRONG!..... -ish?
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:52:10 +0000

Then - just as in your example - we always provide *reasons*. 'Recommend' on its own, however, just doesn't cut it.

On 03.02.2012 13:32, Dan Goldstein wrote:

What if the consequences aren't dire? Many of us use "recommend" when we
think an action is preferable but we acknowledge that it might not
matter to the reader.

"We recommend using a text editor (such as Notepad). If you use a word
processor (such as Word), unwanted formatting items might be copied into
the string value."


-----Original Message-----
From: kcbillb2
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 4:32 AM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: WRONG!..... -ish?

Speaking as a techwriter... NEVER use the word "recommend" or the phrase
"we recommend".

Seriously...:)

Instead, use "Do not remove," and then explain what dire consequences
will occur if they do that...





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References:
WRONG!..... -ish?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: WRONG!..... -ish?: From: kcbillb2
RE: WRONG!..... -ish?: From: Dan Goldstein

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