There have always been problems with people typing
/msh or /tel (or just
forgetting them entirely) instead of the proper way
of using /msg and /tell
to send private messages to another monk. Recently, it seems this has increased: perhaps because the chatterbox
is actually being used more often, perhaps because the monks are starting to actually know each other better. Regardless, a "msh slip" can cause, at best, a non-sequitur, and at worst, something really embarassing and
causing bad feelings in our monastery.
I was wondering if a better way could be devised for
sending private messages (or better, an additional way, without removing the current functionality). Perhaps a
second button? Or better yet, a smaller separate box
and/or text entry field below the common one? Other ideas
welcome. Please, no flames about how all it takes is careful typing. Not everyone is perfect enough to never make a sinlge typo. ;)
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||