I've come up with these.

  • Basic User
  • Regular User
  • Default User

Other ideas? Which is best?

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    How about 'minion'? Or 'data-peasant?' ; ) Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 21:50

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In trivial problems I stick with simply "User" and "Administrator".

However most systems have specialisations of User: Customer, Supplier, Clerk, ... These are more informative and make more sense when describing scenarios: "Customer submits Order", "Supplier ships Order". So I only go with "User" in the absence of more meaningful problem-domain terms.


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