Re: wording q - is "both" superfluous?

Subject: Re: wording q - is "both" superfluous?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:30:01 -0700

Ah, the clarification I was looking for. Yes, users will know about both paths because they used to take you to different screens. But now the screens have been combined, so previous users will likely use both paths and likely be surprised that the resulting screen is the same. So definitely I'd use "both".

Thanks,
-Monique

-----Original Message----- From: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 10:24 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: wording q - is "both" superfluous?

For myself, I would want to know about anything that might potentially confuse me. If I discovered two different paths that ended-up going to the same place my first thought might be that one of the paths was coded wrong. I'd wonder what information I was cut-off from.

And as far as "both" vs. "either", my thinking would be:
If the user is likely to actually use/see both paths, for whatever reason, then use "both".
If the user is likely to come across only one path, use "either".

Does that sound about right to anyone else?

-Brian H.



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References:
wording q - is "both" superfluous?: From: Monique Semp
RE: wording q - is "both" superfluous?: From: Combs, Richard
RE: wording q - is "both" superfluous?: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: wording q - is "both" superfluous?: From: Brian.Henderson

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