RE: Log in vs. login

Subject: RE: Log in vs. login
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:57:49 -0800

Sphilip wrote:

> 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...

:-) Agreed, although I suspect not many users are bamboozled by seeing "Login" in one place and "Log in" in another.

I'd say that if Julie can't find far more consequential things in the new UI to focus on, it must be awesome. ;-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-903-6372
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Re: Log in vs. login: From: Chris Morton
Re: Log in vs. login: From: sphilip

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