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The workflow:

User clicks on a button that triggers some action. On top of the screen appears a small pop-up that informs about the result of an action (successful or not).

For example:

New files added successfully

New files weren't added


Files deleted successfully

Files weren't deleted


Users invited successfully

Users weren't invited


Should I use successfully each time? Or just for short sentences denoting small actions?

  • Why are you using the word "successfully" anyway? Your pop-up already suggests that an action has been executed. For that matter, you could just say "New files were added" and "New files weren't added" – Rubenxfd Nov 2 '17 at 10:52
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you don't need it; the action has already been confirmed.

Generally speaking a good rule is that if you can remove a word and the message still conveys the same message then remove it and in this case, that stands true.

  • That's a good rule no matter what you're writing. – Ken Mohnkern Nov 2 '17 at 12:51

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