Login log in?
Do you write (on buttons and such)
2: Log In
2: User Name
Login / Username.
Saves typing a space and / or shift ( if using UserName / LogIn )
What about Signon / Logon? I never know what one to use. If you think about it, none of them really make any sense at all.
I think "Authenticate" makes the most sense. I'll bet the users would just love that, though ...
Login \ Username
Agreed that Authenticate would be better, but it would confuse the lusers.
Anyone know what the "historical basis" for Log In / Login is? Is it from the act of signing the log book? (logbook?)
"The login" is shorthand for "login information"
"Log In" is the proper verb for logging in.
"User name" seems more like proper english, but I don't mind/care if I see "username".
This is all from how I've seen it used, though. It might be that, in the beginning, it was "log on".
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