RE: Using exclamation marks

Subject: RE: Using exclamation marks
From: "Backer, Corinne" <CBacker -at- glhec -dot- org>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:11:38 -0600

My company just switched to WebShadow, a time and resource tracking package.

ALL of its pop up messages (errors, confirmations, etc.) are followed by
exclamation points. "Select a specific date for entry!" "This record has
been locked! No changes can be made!"

By the time I'm done entering my time, I feel like I've been yelled at for
20 minutes straight. Not real relaxing.

I sure wish whoever wrote the interface had been following this thread. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Ronica Roth [mailto:rroth -at- exactis -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 7:35 PM
Subject: RE: Using exclamation marks

Consider, too, how excited your "speaker"--in this case the
application--should be about the message. On one of my computers, every time
I boot up I get a message from my BIOS saying something like, "<brandname>
<version> BIOS successfully loaded!" I always find it rather disturbing that
it is so surprised at its own success. ;-)

Ronica Roth
Technical Writer, Inc.
rroth -at- exactis -dot- com

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