Re: a word for... "access" (noun form, e.g., permission)

Subject: Re: a word for... "access" (noun form, e.g., permission)
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 14:50:31 -0700

Get. Obtain. Use. Change. Open. ...

Doink! Reading ahead now, you want an adjective, not a verb...

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On 5/29/2013 2:41 PM, Monique Semp wrote:

Hello, WR-L-ers,

Iâm looking for a word to replace âaccessâ in the context of âaccess settingsâ.

I donât want to use âpermissionâ because thatâs a different concept I need (for granting specific users permission to change things).

Instead, Iâm talking about exposing objects, and the possible states are:

* Public â Home page and detail pages are completely viewable by anybody, and are searchable on Google.
* Private - Everyone can see the objectsâ home page, but not any of the detail pages, and the info is searchable on Google.
* Hidden â The info is not publically viewable (permission is specifically granted to certain viewers) and is not exposed to Google searches.

The link to get to the page/screen where you can set this state is currently labeled âPublic/Private Settingsâ. Obviously this was decided before there was the third state, Hidden.

So I want to suggest new link text along the lines of âaccess settingsâ. But I donât want to use âAccess Settingsâ because âaccessâ might be mis-read as a verb â letâs access those settings â instead of the intended noun treatment.

Thoughts?
-Monique


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