Re: Log in vs. login

Subject: Re: Log in vs. login
From: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:06:02 +0700

>>
>> I think that the programmers want to use the noun instead of the verb, and
>> they don't really see or care about any potential inconsistencies.
>>

I'd say the user wants to accomplish a task and they care deeply about inconsistencies, which can server to confuse them, and not a jot about parts of speech (about which they are unlikely to either know or have an opinion on).

For that reason, I'd say that if you have other products that are likely to have the same user base but which already say 'Login' instead of 'Log in', I'd suggest you either change all the old products to meet the new usage or make the new product consistent with the old usage.

I could make a fairly good guess as to which of those two possibilities is the most practical...



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