moderated Re: Notifications overhaul proposal


Sharon Villines
 

On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 01:58 AM, Shal Farley wrote:

I had reserved the words "notice" and "notification" for messages sent to one
person or a targeted subset of people. While "message" was something sent to
the group, to appear in the group's Messages. So the former would be "notices"
but the latter would be "messages".
Just piling on to say that distinctions like this are very important to users who are trying to figure things out. "They really mean the same things" will produce "then why two names". The answer to that is rarely short or clear.

A glossary to guide naming and documenting migth be helpful -- forever.

Sharon

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