[pmwiki-users] Supporting different modes in default pmwiki

Bronwyn Boltwood arndis at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 00:05:11 CDT 2005

On 8/8/05, Neil Herber <nospam at eton.ca> wrote:
> At 2005-08-08  06:43 PM -0400, Bronwyn Boltwood is rumored to have said:
> >You won't be forced to choose one before you can start using the site,
> >and it's not as if someone was collecting demographic or market
> >segmentation information and selling it to spammers, based on your
> >choosing or not choosing a mode.  Also, by default, modes will not
> >switch themselves automatically.  Calm down...
> >
> The reason I may have sounded excited was the mental anguish I suffered
> having to come up with synonyms for "user" in most of my points. ;-)

And here I thought it was inflicted by those bloody personalized
menus.  They caused my users so much anguish that I started offering
advice on how to turn them off even if the call was unrelated to that.
> My favorite is "utilizer" which I think comes from the same fraternity as
> "seeker". :-))

Some time ago, I admitted to myself that sometimes the best word
really is "user", especially when you need to include all the
different roles that an app supports.  So I either use that or the
role name.

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