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Monitor or watcher, inspector, auditor, checker, examiner?

English is not my native language, so could you help me with the correct name of my program?
The program is not for home use. The program name is looks like "Network usage monitor" and it generates reports and alerts. But I suspect that the word "monitor" has a different meaning.
On download.com very few programs with a name that contains the word "monitor".
Maybe the best variant is something from the bellow words?
controller, watcher, inspector, auditor, checker, examiner
Could you help please?
Don Pedro Send private email
Monday, June 17, 2013
 
 
Reports?  As in: "Network Usage Reports".
PSB136 Send private email
Monday, June 17, 2013
 
 
TPS Reports would be good ;-)
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
"Monitor" should be fine:

'a device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system, especially an automatic control system. '

It does have other meanings, including:
-VDU
-a type of gun boat

But most English words have multiple meanings.
Andy Brice Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
"Monitor" is also a big, ugly lizard.
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Ugly?  :)  Monitors are beautiful, dinosaur-like creatures.
PSB136 Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Basically "Monitor" is verb?
So is it really bad idea to use Monitor?
Don Pedro Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Monitor can be a noun or a verb and has many meanings.

English is severely overloaded, hence the classic "Got any O's/four candles" sketch by The Two Ronnies.
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
>"Monitor" is also a big, ugly lizard.

Forgot about the lizard.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  ;0)
Andy Brice Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Network usage monitor as full name is verb or noun in English?
Don Pedro Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Both ;-)

Verb: that which monitors the network usage
Noun: part of the name
Scorpio Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Monitor is fine for your application. I see it used all the time for software (Process Monitor, etc). Monitor is definitely better than the alternatives you have listed here.
Shawn O'Hern Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Thanks!
Don Pedro Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
I agree with Shawn.  "monitor" is a perfectly good word for this.

I monitor this forum for interesting articles.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Gene Wirchenko Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
 
 
Network Activity Monitor
NewGuyOnTheBlock Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
Monitor is good.
Zarir Karbhari Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
Monitor can refer to a device that displays information -- computer monitor,  heart monitor, etc.

Monitor can refer to a person who is watching something.

Monitor can refer to a type of lizard.

Monitor can be a verb -- meaning to watch something

So, if a person was watching a lizard using a video camera attached to a computer --  you could say that the monitor is monitoring the monitor on his monitor.

Isn't language wonderful
Richard McBeef Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
Lol )
Don Pedro Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
The word DOES have some negative vibes, such as "The NSA is monitoring this conversation" - but as I presume the end user is monitoring their own network it's not likely to be an issue.




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Reluctantlyregistered Send private email
Thursday, June 20, 2013
 
 
Reluctantlyregistered: 'The word DOES have some negative vibes, such as "The NSA is monitoring this conversation" - but as I presume the end user is monitoring their own network it's not likely to be an issue.'

I think the word with the negative vibes is "NSA".

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
 
 

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