I forgot my password
Why is the past tense used? I would expect present perfect. I mean:
I have forgotten my password
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Application user interfaces are not conversations, contracts, speeches or debates. They are highly specialized and subject to their own constraints. Expecting them to adhere to other standards is as silly as expecting a surgeon in the middle of an operation to have a formal debate about what the next step should be when something goes wrong. It’s not a pidgin or bad English. It’s not necessarily about being shorter (reset password is shorter), it simply has its own standards that are used to suit its own needs and conventions.
It’s different, accept that.