Re: [IxDA] How else can you say login and register
3 Oct 2010 - 5:56pm
On 2010-10-03, at 4:46 PM, Ivan Burmistrov wrote:
> "Login" is a /de facto/ standard -- users already perceive it as a "hieroglyph", not an English word -- so using "Log-in" or "Log in" will be definetely confusing to majority of users...
This is an unsubstantiated claim, and even if more apps use "login" than "log in," of which I'm far from convinced, the notion that users would be at a loss when encountering one rather than the other strikes me as silly. You're proposing that people comprehend "login" but call technical support when encountering "log in"?
I seriously doubt such confusion exists, and in its absence, I say we should maintain some kind of basic standards in language. You can say "I am logging in to the site" but you can't say "I am logining."