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  1. Newbie
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    Which word to pick: 'Posts', 'Share', 'Messages'?

    I am creating an online community where professionals can share several things: their projects, their (or others) events, their company details and finally... all other things they want to share. Those other things can be news, requests and opinions. I'm looking for the word to use in the menu.

    The word that fits best. Three contenders at the moment are 'Posts', 'Share' and 'Messages'.

    Posts - Short, quite good, but I've got the feeling that term doesn't say so much.
    Share - Short, active, but also implying it's the only place to share - and that's not true, since 'Events' etc. are also pages where you can share.
    Messages - Slightly longer, the clearest option in my opinion. But it feels a bit outdated.

    What would you recommend? Or would you even recommend another word?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Which word to pick: 'Posts', 'Share', 'Messages'?

    Share is fine, and it does not imply that yours is the only place to share. When you have a fuller draft of your text, I recommend that you come back for more editing. We will be able to help you further.

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    Re: Which word to pick: 'Posts', 'Share', 'Messages'?

    Share could apply to any text, and I wouldn't worry about whether it seems exclusive.

  3. Newbie
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    #4

    Re: Which word to pick: 'Posts', 'Share', 'Messages'?

    Thanks all, share it is! :)

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