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Answer "No". "Successfully" can be removed: Joel Spolsky covered this issue very well here: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook/chapters/fog0000000062.html The basic rule of thumb is that: "In fact, users don't read anything. This may sound a little harsh, but you'll see, when you do usability tests, that there are quite a few users who simply do ...


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I wouldn't put pronunciation guide on the company's landing page because it's distracting. Landing pages should focus user's attention on the main content. Instead of a description of how to pronounce the company name, perhaps a description of the site would be much better. Put pronunciation details in the About Us section or footer of the site if people ...


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If done correctly it could be advantageous from a marketing perspective. As an example, early (admittedly TV) advertisements for Hyundai used the slogan: All day, every day, Hyundai as a way of re-enforcing the pronunciation of the brand name. This was important as if 3 people had 3 different ways of pronouncing it, it'd be unlikely that any would ...


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There is another issue with the word "successful" that I experienced in our SaaS. We provide a function in our application, where you can send stuff via email. However, the only thing we do is to send the email. The message used to be "Email successfully sent." User feedback then made us realize that they got the message more or less wrong as they believed ...


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You could pick one from thesaurus.com: I personally love the stealthy aspect of anonymous and would choose something like the following: incognito ninja


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I'm going to disagree with the others and say that sometimes the word successfully is meaningful. I agree that in many cases it is redundant and in those cases is not needed, however there are cases where it is useful. Mostly this applies in partial success cases or cases where you may expect an error. For example if you are validating a hard disk, then ...


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If the landing page is for explaining what your company or product is or does, you could emulate a dictionary entry at the top of the landing page. I have seen this done on occasion, but it should only be done if it fits your style. Credits to Google for the original dictionary design


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You are probably asking this because your into implementing it as a developer. The API of the most used map, Google Maps, call these needles for "markers". I'd guess this is the most technically correct word to use. Reference: Google Maps API Markers However I guess your target audience isn't developers and in there daily life call the needles "Pins". And ...


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How about using "userxxx" or "visitorxxx" where xxx = some number. Eg. user312 (something similar to what is used here at stack exchange) or visitor312 That way the user who is writing the comment need not reveal the identity and the owner of the post does not get the feeling that some random unnamed entity is commenting on his post. Here the presumption ...


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Since it's a CLI, I don't think you need to explain too much. I'm assuming the end user is somewhat tech savvy, so they should be used to doing it the way you describe. My only recommendation is adding a hint at the end. i.e Do you where glasses (y/n):


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How do you think the word "successfully" affects the user experience? Is it something that should go away or is it all right to actually have the word in messages? Ambiguity "Operation X completed" can be ambiguous, for example: Microsoft SQL Server jobs produce messages like this when a job fails. Since the message doesn't always imply a successful ...


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"I can imagine tha you may get users to read by providing good button labels. If the button label is always "OK" then yes, noone will read anything and just click away. If your button labels provide the action or in Y/N dialogs something like "Yes, do it anyway" you probably have a better chance of people reading the text above (user thinks: "anyway? wait... ...


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I guess if there is something interesting about the company's name, and it fits in with the type of organization (e.g. design agency) then it makes sense to do some somewhere people can see easily. Whether this should be on the home/landing page or not depends on how prominent you will make this, and how often new versus returning users hit the home/landing ...


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When I see companies do what you describe (on the front/landing page), it comes across as pretentious and desperate, and reeks to me like they're trying to build their business based more around their image than their service. Givenchy, Guerlain, Gaultier...some of the top fashion houses in the world. Everybody mispronounces their names, but even they don't ...


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It depends on how you are presenting the commenter's name (or not), and how verbose (or not) you want to be, but it could be as simple as: "One guest said:" "From a commenter on this site:" "An unknown visitor" What word would you use to describe the people on your site: Client? Customer? User? Guest? ... Could that word do the job?


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Vox Populi Literally, "the voice of the people." If someone wants to voice an opinion, but not speak as themselves, they are contributing to the metaphorical 'voice of the people.' You could label all such contributions this way.


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You could just give them a positive sounding "cover" name. The specific choice would depend on your exact target audience, but I will give you an example of what I mean. Let's say you are implementing this feature on a learning website. You can allow your users to comment under the name "scholar" as opposed to their real identity. So the options would be ...


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"Markers" is probably the best technical term. "Pins" is probably the most common word in a non-technical, colloquial sense. I tend to agree with @Benny in the sense that you should use what is most familiar to your users - however I don't think that that vast of a majority of users call it a "pin" as opposed to "marker". But I'm just speculating, so go ...


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If these things are strongly correlated in users' minds to geographic locations, then I would certainly try to work "location" or "point" into the name. If these are reports of incidents or conditions, and only weakly correlated to geography, you might call them "issues", "reports", "incidents", etc. All the examples you gave seem to fall more into the ...


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To add on to Phillips answer, the only time that a user needs to read information within a verification system would be when something atypical has occurred. So for example in a successfully completed action, the only indicator a user needs is to know everything has gone as expected. Even something as simple as the text "Complete" or "Thanks" with either a ...


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In talking to an end user, I don't see any action being unsuccesful 'and' completed. Not with those words anyway. But I do want to point out that it 'is' logical in certain cases. When doing asynchronous calls for example in programming there is a clear difference between success, error and complete. A call will always be completed, albeit succesfull or ...


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If the spelling is important, you should do it before the user memorizes it with a wrong spelling. You could add the phonetic transcription in a lighter font, for example like this: LO company GO ˈkʌmpəni In most cases it is more important to get the user to remember the website, so he can come back again without using a bookmark. You could write ...


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Not knowing your audience makes things difficult, but maybe you could call each article a "piece"? e.g. would you like to edit your International Travels piece? Would like to compose a new piece?


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This really comes down to the tone you are trying to set for your audience. Different terms evoke different feelings. A magazine article can also be called a column. This makes me think of classic journalism, bylines, blocky text, huge headlines, newspapers, etc. Another word you could consider is piece. This seems to me to evoke more of an artistic, ...


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If it is an article then call it an article. It would be less usable to invent a word or pick an obscure word for something that has a common, recognisable name. You should speak the language your users speak when naming the elements of your application. If they call it an article then you should too. Magazine style articles are well established and the ...


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About Page The company IFTTT (if this then that) includes the pronunciation of their name on their about page, but not on the home page. It seems to me that if the business's name is sufficiently difficult to pronounce or the correct pronunciation is likely to be unclear, you should include the pronunciation somewhere. Including it on the about page seems ...


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My opinion on your specific phrase: "Operation successfully completed" is that the successfully word is not needed because the completed already has intrinsically on it the meaning of having success. If your phrase was "Operation successfully made" or "Operation successfully done" I would not remove the successfully word.


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To "like" something has different connotations to "up-voting" something. They are similar and in many ways overlapping but you should choose the one that suits the mental model you want your users to have of your system. Likes tend towards being a property of a user. i.e. a user is recording their personal preferences. Up-votes tend towards being a ...


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What about calling them Points of interest? This is descriptive to your user, doesn't have a positive or negative connotation and is clear on what it means. Using markers or pins is a good way to describe the icon, but what you want to describe is the actual location. For this reason I would advise calling them:"points of interest", "locations" (as ...


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Here is an attempt to give a summarized view of all the interesting perspectives that have been kindly shared here. People vs. content : When promising or offering anonymity, the focus can be put on the person ("You will be anonymous") or on the content ("Your posts will not reveal your identity"). This already makes a difference as the latter is less ...



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