The product owner for a survey app I've been working on wants the "Skip" buttons we've implemented for each question to use "less harsh" language. What other labels can I use? I've considered "Not applicable" or "N/A" but I can't think of much else.

  • 1
    thesaurus.com/browse/skip?s=t for the "Avoid" term
    – ntgCleaner
    Dec 8, 2016 at 14:30
  • Please provide more context for the "Skip" button. Are there other buttons? What are the other response options? And in what format? Buttons? Links? Multiple choices responses? Dec 8, 2016 at 14:34
  • No other buttons except the responses to each survey question. The responses are just a scale from 1-10.
    – Gasper
    Dec 8, 2016 at 15:14
  • None of the terms in the thesaurus sound very good lol which is why I'm asking this
    – Gasper
    Dec 8, 2016 at 15:15
  • To be honest, "skip" seems about as un-harsh as it gets; it's short, relatively informal, and commonly-used, which means its function will be recognisable to many people who've filled in a web survey before. Have you asked the product owner what they'd consider to be "less harsh"?
    – calum_b
    Dec 9, 2016 at 16:52

2 Answers 2

  • later
  • maybe later
  • Go to next xxx (item, page, question, step)
  • Let's move on
  • No answer
  • I don't want to answer this one
  • Not now
  • Let me come back to this
  • No thanks
  • Let me skip this one

are terms that spring to mind. Of course, it depends how much screen space you have and the language you're using in the rest of the web site.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.