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Re: A new user management tool



On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 17:24 +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2008 08:36:20 -0400, Matthias Clasen scripst:
> > 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".
> 
> OK, I used to be a lawyer, so I am used to distinguishing between 
> authorities which I need to strongly adhere and to somebody who just made 
> to much crack and nothing to do. I am afraid this falls squarely into the 
> latter camp. Cannot we somehow object to this nonsense? Can I do something 
> about it (so that we are not wasting your time)?

I'll reiterate what's in the mail, which is also in the dictionary:
login is a verb, not a noun. FWIW, MacOS X qualifies it with "Unix"
username.

It should probably never be visible to the user though (so could easily
be generated, or hidden in a disclosure triangle). Anybody fancies
filing bugs about visible login names when apps should use the person's
name?


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