RE: do alarms always sound?

Subject: RE: do alarms always sound?
From: Brent L Jones <bjones -at- VersatileSoftware -dot- com>
To: "'Christi Carew'" <infinity -at- yourhead -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 09:12:30 -0600



> -----Original Message-----
Christi Carew wrote on 21 September 1999 09:00:

> "You can configure an alarm to sound when a metric fails."
>
> The SME had previously written
>
> "You can configure an alarm to go off when a metric fails."
>
> I didn't like the "go off" verb, so I changed it to sound. He
> then pointed
> out that it might not be an audible alarm. The alarm could be
> a light that
> lights up, or some other nonaudible indicator.
>
> My question...
>
> So what does an alarm do, generically speaking?

I might write "You can configure an alarm to trigger when a metric fails."
I'm assuming you describe alarms and their charactertistics somewhere, and
you may want to cross-reference that section here.

Another suggestion:

"You can configure an alarm to activate when a metric fails."

cheers,
brent
--
Brent Jones, Documentation Manager
Versatile Software, Boulder CO
brent -dot- jones -at- versatilesoftware -dot- com




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