[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
collections?

=Eugene

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Graham Perrin <G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> <http://chandlerproject.org/Projects/ChandlerGlossary#R>
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>
>
>> 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?
>
> De-collect
> Un-collect
> Un-link
> De-link
> Dissociate
> Disconnect
> Get out
> Drop out
> Unbind
> Loosen
> Free
> Liberate
> Release
> Untie
>
> 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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