[chandler-users] The troublesome 'Remove' word: alternatives?
Eugene Eric Kim
eekim at blueoxen.com
Tue Jan 13 12:24:11 PST 2009
Why offer two choices at all? Why not only offer one choice --
"Delete" -- and if the entry belongs in multiple collection, pop up a
dialog asking if the user wants to remove the entry from all
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Graham Perrin <G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk> wrote:
>> difference between Remove and Delete gets users into trouble all the time
> I can't argue that the end result is troublesome.
> I can argue that one of the two expressions is simply too much like the
> other, and we should rarely/never have to educate users of Chandler about
> the way that Chandler works. (Chandler Philosophy stuff ... for the way that
> humans work, and all that.)
> So. Give up on the word 'Remove'.
> Alternative expressions?
> Get out
> Drop out
> Most of those are extremely wrong for the purpose! Yeah. Horror of the
> extremely wrong might shock us into an extremely right word. So. What else?
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