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    #1

    'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    Dear all,

    Greetings!

    My question is what's the difference between 'Log in' and 'Sign in' ?

    Seems the former is always used in a bbs, while the latter could be seeing when I check my mailbox...

    Thanks in advance :)

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    #2

    Re: 'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    There is none.

    Like so many other computer terms, authorization on a system borrowed a metaphor from what people did to register for access to a restricted facility in the pre-computer age. The creators of different systems picked the specific metaphor.

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    Re: 'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    What's a "bbs"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What's a "bbs"?
    BBS - definition of BBS by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.. See "Thesaurus" box (I didn't know either, so I did a little research )
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    BBS - definition of BBS by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.. See "Thesaurus" box (I didn't know either, so I did a little research )
    Ah, thanks. I was on the forum on my phone so it was a lot quicker to ask the question than to exit the forum, get into Google on my phone, wait for the signal to sort itself out and then finally look it up!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'Log in' vs. 'Sign in'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, thanks. I was on the forum on my phone so it was a lot quicker to ask the question than to exit the forum, get into Google on my phone, wait for the signal to sort itself out and then finally look it up!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post or to quote our replies back to us.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


    Rover


    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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