I suspect it’s a language thing: those words are similar, but not exactly synonyms in English (or my native Portuguese).

In any case, I think you actually agree with me, since you say guidelines should enable new entities to become part of the system and not just push them out. What I’ve experienced countless times though is that teams focus time an energy on resolving tiny differences in UIs which haven’t been validated yet, instead of making the product work.

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