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08-25-2011 02:04 AM
MARC2012 Could move that chat thing somewhere else away from scroll up..marc
08-19-2011 05:25 PM
Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
My understanding was that it's a place to shoot the breeze and not clutter up the forum threads with dumb stuff.
Ha. How's that working out?

I like chat, but not on a forum. outta here.
08-19-2011 07:34 AM
Originally Posted by smallboatlover View Post
i'm not trying to start a argument but the people that are on chat which ive never seen more then 10 actually on the chat. If you not on chat actually chatting or lurking please shut your chat off. i like to chat on the chat feature and it gets full an i see that most the people don't even chat so please do some people a favor

this is not ment to be rude, mean, or any thing other then a helpful tip. to make other people happy.
Wow, you said "chat" 8 times in 4 sentences. you really like to chat
08-18-2011 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
To all who said, "Chat hogs my scren real estate in Android," I ask: are you using the SailNet app or browser?
Browser. At first I was thrilled with the Android app, but it's limitations bother me. Specifically, its home screen shows fewer recent threads and doesn't filter out off topic as recent. People who hang out on Off Topic appear to be vigorous posters, but their threads are not of interest to me, so I have fallen back on the browser most of the time.
The logged-off, minimized chat bar covers one thread title in the home page, but it doesn't scroll off screen with that title so it's always obscuring something. Just a chronic minor annoyance, not the end of the world.
edit: That description is not quite accurate but it's not worth a bunch of verbiage to be detailed specific. The part about "annoyance" is right.
08-18-2011 07:51 PM
Donna_F Perhaps people do not realize that in the browser if they click the bottom of the little chat windows, they minimize.
08-18-2011 07:48 PM
AdamLein To all who said, "Chat hogs my scren real estate in Android," I ask: are you using the SailNet app or browser?
08-18-2011 07:13 PM
Cherp I get it. Let's move on.
08-18-2011 09:30 AM
Originally Posted by Cherp View Post
Punctuation is independent of style guides. However, the reason for my comment was more to do with a dislike for people who use a superior education to disparage those who likely have not had access to one.
Not true, at least in the United States. The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, and other resources address the use of punctuation. Some publications including newspapers have their own versions. Many companies have style guides as well for proposals and other corporate publications. The use of serial commas (the one before an adjoining conjunction in a list) is usually addressed because usage does differ.

I don't believe my background includes a "superior eduction." In fact as an engineer I am very highly trained and poorly educated. I had to teach myself to write effectively in order to advance my career. Language including vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation is all we have in order to communicate. Poor language skills lead to poor communication and on to misunderstanding. There is no excuse for not caring - just laziness.

Originally Posted by Cherp View Post
Tom...SV Auspicious was criticising the original poster's grip on the language, which I think is arrogant.
Actually not. I did make an earlier post supporting the importance of language, but the one about style guides was a feeble attempt at humor relating to another post pointing to the first post about language skills.

I'm sorry you think my behavior was arrogant. That was not and is not my intent. Communication is important - it is indeed all we have.
08-18-2011 01:30 AM

Thanks, smallboatlover, for braving the grammar police and pointing out that I have the power to get rid of this damn chat bar in the middle of my iPad screen. OOPS, am I allowed to cuss on here....?
08-18-2011 01:27 AM
Cherp Tom...SV Auspicious was criticising the original poster's grip on the language, which I think is arrogant.
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