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Jacob Nielsen recommends straightforward naming conventions over "clever" ones. Don't use clever phrases and marketing lingo that make people work too hard to figure out what you're saying. For example, the "Dream, Plan, & Go" category on Travelocity might sound catchy to a marketing person, but it's not as straightforward as "Vacation Planning." ...
You should always use the word which is common among the users, no matter if it is the technically correct one or not. In Why the electronic land registry failed, Lauesen gave a very vivid example of this. This is a story of a large system which had to be made mandatory for use in real estate purchases in the whole of Denmark. The requirements were ...
If it's really important for the client to have unique names, these names should still be usable, meaning that the users should still understand what they mean. So this specific requirement of the feature having a unique name should mean that additional time should be spent on usability testing to make sure that the name is understood by the users. It should ...
In the battle of branding vs. usability, I tend to err on the side of usability. That said, I take a holistic approach. If most things are 'predictable' then a change of pace can draw attention and be memorable. However, most times when I encounter this it is the result of an overly creative approach to projects--as if the designer is a creative genius ...
It seems to me that word choice is the asker's main issue. Blacklist: implies people or things that are illegal or evil Block: implies people or things that warrant exclusion but aren't illegal or evil Permission: implies people or things that warrant exclusion but only because they aren't high enough in the user-access hierarchy Filter: implies people ...
Here are some more ideas how you can name your tab: access (seems like user is managing browser extension access / functionality?) permissions (the only reason why I'm throwing this word out on the table is if the functionality of your extension is to allow extension usage or disallow it depending on your white and black lists, then you are inadvertently ...
Since you are dealing with websites , I would just use the term website exceptions or website filtering or website management so that people know exactly what they will do in that tab. Here is an example of how K9 shows the different options to users
I'd suggest you ask some actual users; you're bound to find the right non-technical words they use to refer to such functionality. Off the top of my head, "filters" or "permissions" comes to mind. "Blacklist" or "whitelist" is too technical for a general audience.
How about Connections ? It implies a link to the user, but doesn't qualify whether it's a follower or someone you're following.
There are plenty of options here. I prefer the ones that stress the human aspect of it. "People" would be my choice. "Contacts" is another option I'd consider if it makes sense in context. An alternative is "Users", but it sounds off to my ear.
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