Re: What to call this thing?

Subject: Re: What to call this thing?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:07:54 -0400

Government websites, especially local government, are often arranged according to criteria internal to the government. (And yes, they do it in passive voice.)

Unless you already know that the List of Parks is under the Parks Department Administration which is shown as part of the Parks and Recreation Department, which is part of County Services, which is listed in Areas of Interest in light brown type on a medium brown background, you'll NEVER find it.

Do not get the idea that the government's IT department will welcome you, as a tech writer, to help improve their website. They already have an employee whose job it is to maintain the website, which is why the "Search" box does not work. The employee has a certificate in MS Word 97 from the local Community College. You do not.

On Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:30:42 -0400, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com> wrote:

Naah. Hanlon's razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."


-----Original Message-----
From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 9:08 AM
To: Stuart Burnfield; Techwr-l
Subject: RE: What to call this thing?

...On a side note, d'ya ever get the impression that some organizations don't WANT you to find your way around their sites?
Or that others are so enamored of their spiffy look-and-feel that they want to trap you into spending as much time as possible gazing upon its magnificence?




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