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Adjectives for ranking items

Adjectives for ranking items

Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
I'm looking for 4 separate adjectives that intuitively describe their relative levels related to one another

It really easy to think of 3 such as Basic, Standard, Advanced

For "reasons" I would also like a short form abbreviation of 3 characters (or 4 if that works best)

Basic, and Advanced are obvious choices for the lower end and higher end (at least to me)

Low Med High also works

I'm looking for 4 tiers though

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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

How about Basic, Standard, Advanced, Premium? It's odd to shorten Basic, but you could go for Base, Std., Adv., Prem.

If you think the two middle terms should be something below and above average, you could go for base, simplified, advanced, and premium or extra.
Words meaning a middle like standard, medium, mid, average etc. are your enemy in these scales unless you go for five adjectives.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
Thanks Olaf,

I am trying to avoid premium and standard for other reasons as these are existing designations with specific meaning semi related to what I'm trying to accomplish

More Context

I'm trying to develop an intuitive naming convention for a licensing system so that we do not need to reference outside sources to know what to assign.

We have 8 total levels with 4 pairs based on equipment type and 2 base license requirements

the 2 Base Licenses are named Premium and Standard
The 2 equipment types are SIP and Proprietary
There are 4 tiers of capabilities

I could go with something like the following

SIP_Std_Bas (very basic)
XXX_Std_Bas (very basic)
SIP_Std_Adv (More features)
XXX_Std_Adv (More features)
SIP_Prm_Bas (Power users)
XXX_Prm_Bas (Power Users)
SIP_Prm_Adv (Everything)
XXX_Prm_Adv (Everything) 

I can see someone selecting the wrong license easily with the above. My leading contender in the following

SIP_Std_Nil (very basic)
XXX_Std_Nil (very basic)
SIP_Std_Bas (More features)
XXX_Std_Bas (More features)
SIP_Prm_Med (Power users)
XXX_Prm_Med (Power Users)
SIP_Prm_Adv (Everything)
XXX_Prm_Adv (Everything)
 
I'd rather not use numbers as we run reports on license usage and numbers are not descriptive enough.



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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Limited or unlimited.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Well, then how about BAS, MOR, PWR, ALL?

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
LOL Olaf, I see where you got that.

I'll run it by the team

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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Indeed, you invented it yourself.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
Ok here are the leading contenders after feedback from my team

I personally like Opt3 with ADV

           OPT1 | Opt2 |  Opt3

Level 1 =  BAS  | BAS  |  LTD
                          
Level 2 =  LTD  | MOR  |  MED
                 
Level 3 =  ADV  | PWR  |  ADV/PWR
               
Level 4 =  All  | ALL  |  ALL 

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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Well, I already stated words for medium/middle/average make less sense in a system with 4 levels. But I have no overview if the levels indeed are symmetrical or asymmetrical. I like OPT1, as LTD and ADV are both directions off of MED, but Opt3 would fit when you see ALL as the exceptional non plus ultra.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
Regarding symmetrical or asymmetrical

I feel this information is non-proprietary so I will share where this all started with specifics.

Below is what was suggested initially by the team. You will see immediately that without a cross reference its difficult to know the purpose of the license bundle other than judging by the length of the name

One of the groupings has since been removed in the premium range but I forget which. (there are 5 total levels below, now only 4)

I've done my best to organise the appearance here to show where redundancy can be removed


My suggestion was to eliminate redundancy and simplify to the 3 categories
- Set type (2 types)
- Product Code (2 types)
- Features (4 types)

Entry UCC 3
Standard bundle
Premium bundle
Voicemail
vm to Email
cell Twinning
Next gen sip softphone
Pc softphone,
Micollab client
1 (MiNet phone)
2 (Generic SIP device)

Bundle Name	Product Code	                                                     Features
										
EUSM1	        VFB_Standard	UCC3 license, MiNet phone,                                                                              MiCollab Client
EUSM2	        VFB_Standard	UCC3 license, Generic SIP device,                                                                       MiCollab Client
EUSVEM1	        VFB_Standard	UCC3 license, MiNet phone,              VM, Vm to email,                                                MiCollab Client
EUSVEM2	        VFB_Standard	UCC3 license, Generic SIP device,       VM, Vm to email,                                                MiCollab Client
EUPVETM1	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license. MiNet Phone,        EHDU, VM, Vm to Email,                                                MiCollab Client
EUPVETM2	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license. Generic SIP Device, EHDU, VM, Vm to Email,                                                MiCollab Client
EUPVETNM1	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license. MiNet Phone,        EHDU, VM, Vm to Email, Next Gen Softphone,                            MiCollab Client
EUPVETNM2	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license. Generic SIP Device, EHDU, VM, Vm to Email, Next Gen Softphone,                            MiCollab Client
EUPVETNPM1	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license, MiNet Phone,        EHDU, VM, VM to Email, Next Gen SIP softphone and PC softphone,       MiCollab Client
EUPVETNPM2	VFB_Premium	UCC3 license, Genric SIP Device,  EHDU, VM, VM to Email, Next Gen SIP softphone and PC softphone,       MiCollab Client
 


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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

OK, this detail level doesn't tell me much.

The logical opposite of all is nothing, but it can't even be your entry level, so by definition, there is some asymmetry to be expected in the four levels, entry level isn't nothing, it needs to be something already working. And then any terms for midrange can make sense on level 2 of 4, that's the whole logic I have in mind. It would help customers to put the level in perspective if they know what gives them minimum standard and advanced functionalities.

Bye, Olaf.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
Yeah, I agree that All and NIL are opposites but the Team thinks NIL has a negative impression for some reason. I was shot down on that suggestion

I think I have enough options at this point for the team to work with.

I really appreciate the opportunity to talk it through and for all the suggestions.

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What's most important is that you realise ... There is no spoon.

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

For people: BAS, STD, ADV, EXP(ert) ot ADM(inistrator)
For products: BAS, STD, ADV, and then GLO(bal), ULT(ra), MAX(imo), ALL (as previously suggested), etc.

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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

(OP)
Ooohh, I like MAX instead of All

ULT isn't too bad either

With This in mind the extremes look best at Min/Max

Mid range STD and ADV

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RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Extreme could also be a good option


Do things on the cheap & it will cost you dear

RE: Adjectives for ranking items

Last, then ultimately last, final, ultrafinal and don't forget the infinity extension, and beyond.

Bye, Olaf.

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