Inconsistent terminology for USB flash drive

Bug #1651233 reported by Chris Perry on 2016-12-19
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In the desktop help (development version - and very likely 16.10 too) the terminology for USB flash drive is inconsistent. For example:

disk-format.html refers to "USB memory stick"
files-share.html refers to "USB flash drive"
backup-where.html refers to "USB memory key"
backup-why.html refers to "USB drive"
etc

This is confusing for users. I suggest we use just the most common term ("USB flash drive"?) and not give any of the synonyms.

Wikipedia seems to favour "USB flash drive":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Assuming that the terminology is inconsistent 'upstream' (GNOME Help) too, I don't think we should change it in Ubuntu only. If it's important enough (not sure), we might point it out to the maintainers of GNOME Help, and if they change it we can do so later.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Chris Perry (clissold345) wrote :

@Gunnar. When the status is set to Opinion this bug drops off the list of ubuntu-docs bugs. I think the bug is worth keeping in mind. Can we set the status so that it stays on the list? Personally I'd set status = Triaged, importance = Low.

If I update a page for other reasons I may as well make the correction. For example, I need to update disk-format.page and I notice that disk-format.page manages to use "USB memory stick" and "USB flash drive".

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Okay.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Opinion → Triaged
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