Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:08:46 -0400

Dots in the phone # make computers think it is an IP address.

I am noticing a distressing trend to have NO separators in phone
numbers. Anyone else seen that? For example: 8005551212

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 4:28 PM, Shari Punyon <sharipunyon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I remember that. I think it was an attempt to be European (worldly).
> Although I have no idea if the Europeans actually do that.
>
> Either way, you didn't miss much!
>
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> I must have missed all that wonderfulness.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Allred [mailto:john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:21 AM
>> To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> Cc: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; TECHWR-L Writing <
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>> Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
>>
>> This strikes me as style for styleâs sake. Remember when it was all the
>> rage to separate the parts of a phone number with periods? Style - up.
>> Clarity of communication - down.
>>
>> John
>>
>> > On Oct 17, 2017, at 7:25 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > We called our three dots Moe, Larry, and Curly. ;)
>> >
>> > But if it's vertical, is it an ellipsis or is it a very skinny
>> > hamburger (real term with binary dispositions toward it in the UX crowd)?
>> >
>> > These types of buttons are everywhere. Whether people know what they
>> > mean/do, who knows. I think the bigger problem is that you have
>> > multiple conventions for the same button to contend with. If you
>> > haven't already, start documenting these cases. If you have a UX
>> > team/person, they're a good place to start. Otherwise you may want to
>> > make friends with QA before approaching Development with UI changes.
>> >
>>
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References:
What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Marguerite Krupp
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Daniel Friedman
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Bill Swallow
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: John Allred
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Shari Punyon

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