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Re: A new user management tool



On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 11:19 +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2008-05-22, 18:32 GMT, Steven Garrity wrote:
> > Matthias Clasen wrote:
> >> Comments are welcome. Please note the section on target audience and use
> >> cases.
> >
> > Perhaps a note with the Short Name field on the "Create a new user" 
> > dialog explaining the basic limitations (no spaces, special chars, etc.)
> 
> Could we just call it "Login name"? This sounds really like a bad 
> macintoshism to me -- generating nonsensical name just for sake 
> of not sounding like a computerese -- even the Aunt Tillie these 
> days knows what login name is, and this duo "Name/Short Name" is 
> guaranteed to confuse everybody.
> 
> Matěj

We're following the recommendations of gnome documentation team here:
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-doc-list/2008-April/msg00028.html


login (n., adj.)
The act of logging in to a computer, or something related to
logging in to a computer.  Do not use "login" or "login name"
as a synonym for username.  Do not use "logon".




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