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Whitelisted vs Blacklisted can be a good term...


We've had this discussion, and we settled on Active. Our deciding factor was that it's what Google uses on its services (attached image). Also, "Current" is a stronger indicator of someone being on the site "right now" rather than just active on the site in general. Image source


I would call them either "Approved" or "Active". Both are one word just like "Banned" and each conveys the positivity of their status. If pressed, I think I would lean toward "Approved" because you can have inactive approved users as well as active approved users. Here are multiple examples that show both are widely used: ...


I use the "Active" status in my application to decipher the two. I'd recommend that you perform some quick method of user testing to get some hard data to drive your decision. Based on this article on writing microcopy, the author states: "...microcopy isn’t always obvious. Sometimes you have to hunt to find the right words. (or create an error ...


I would call them Current Users. With the context of Banned, it makes sense to me that the other tab would be non-banned users. If you wanted a view that was all the users together, you could make a third option that read All Users.


Don't name the unnamed. Instead reference only the named. Leave Archive Close Archive View or something similar.


If you have a common default state, then you don't have to mark that default state. Instead you indicate when the state differs from the default. The default state of an item is "unarchived", so you it would be strange to have to relate a default state to a non-default state. It would be like marking files that haven't been deleted on your computer as ...


For many years Microsoft has made it established usage to use "press" and "key" when speaking of the keyboard, and "click" and "button" when speaking of the mouse and the virtual buttons on the screen. The distinction has been very useful for 10 or 20 years. Rather than throw away a distinction that is still often required, we should keep those distinctive ...

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