Omar "Ekevoo" Balbuena (ekevoo) wrote in suggestions,
Omar "Ekevoo" Balbuena

Rename "Screened Comments" to "Hidden Comments"

Rename "Screened Comments" to "Hidden Comments"

Short, concise description of the idea
The term "hidden comment" is clearer than "screened comment" to people who aren't familiar with English.

Full description of the idea
Replace all references to "comment screening" to "comment hiding" along all website. The action "to screen a comment" is often interpreted as "to display a comment in screen", which is effectively the opposite of what comment screening effectively does.

The term "hiding" avoid this ambiguity.

(I am aware that LiveJournal supports internationalization, but this will always be an issue until LJ supports every single language known to mankind.)

An ordered list of benefits
  • I (and many other people) won't have to explain to every single friend I invite to LJ that "screening" means hiding.
  • The site will use more common words, hence having better usability and intuitivity.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Renaming all instances of "screen" to "hide" is slightly risky and somewhat boring.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • s/screened/hidden/g;
  • s/screen/hide/g;
Tags: comment screening, comments, site copy, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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