RE: Log in vs. login

Subject: RE: Log in vs. login
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'sphilip' <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>, "'Combs, Richard'" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:11:55 +0000

Points for using the phrase "full-on bamboozling" on a Friday.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of sphilip
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 2:11 PM
To: Combs, Richard
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Log in vs. login


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

Users can experience less severe emotions than a full-on bamboozling which may yet change their attitude negatively to your product or your company.

Even though they might work through the inconsistencies, they may wonder why one instance says 'X' and another says 'Y' even when both 'X' and 'Y' do the same thing. That might cause them to interrupt their workflow.

And if they waste their time figuring out that you're just being inconsistent, they might look down their noses at your company and/or product and buy from someone else next time.

IMO, consistency is far more important than parts of speech.



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Writer Tip: Create 10 different outputs with Doc-To-Help -- including Mobile and EPUB.

Read all about them: http://bit.ly/doc-to-help-10-outputs
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
Information contained in this e-mail transmission is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, do not read, distribute or reproduce this transmission (including any attachments). If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or email reply.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Writer Tip: Create 10 different outputs with Doc-To-Help -- including Mobile and EPUB.

Read all about them: http://bit.ly/doc-to-help-10-outputs
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Re: Log in vs. login: From: Chris Morton
Re: Log in vs. login: From: sphilip
RE: Log in vs. login: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Log in vs. login: From: sphilip

Previous by Author: RE: Back again.... looking...
Next by Author: RE: Page or screen?
Previous by Thread: Re: Log in vs. login
Next by Thread: Log in vs. login


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads