I realise that these days everyone must get a participation medal (unlike in my days when we walked barefoot to school in the snow… )… maybe the “first post” badge, “first quote” badge, first left mouse click etc. is a bit overkill?
Edit: testing testing… 3 days after original post (but I am OP, so do not know if it makes a difference)
so, while I am the grinch who needs more fibre in his diet… maybe replace the “is your post helpful” pop-up with
now let us see if barney will trump bad boys for tune you can’t get out of your head… EDIT: for those unfamilar with this particular creature
you guys in the backroom are probably having fun (I hope)… from a user perspective it does take some getting used to … like buying a new car and every time you want to turn left you for a moment feel confused by the wind screen wipers coming on…
Think those more technologically challenged and./or very familiar with other forums might struggle a bit (the quote thing took me a while to figure out)
Literally picked the product from a list of “here’s the top ten…” and tried it. Looked for something that was both open source and highly rated. Also, at least one of the perpetrators (who shall remain nameless) dislikes MySQL enough (and likes PostgreSQL) that it swayed the decision somewhat…
Later realised I might need to explain this to the Cape Town folk… it is customary in most other parts of the world that when changing lanes, before turning etc. to use what is known as an indicator (flikker lig)…
New software always takes time to get used to. Not because it is better or worse, just different. Typically the most powerful software takes the longest to get used to. Not too different from inverters. With Axpert you have something like 25 settings of which something like 10 impacts your life (making up numbers). With Victron you have so many options and configurations, you can mold the system to fit your needs.
I feel a bit cheated since I only have one badge as I’ve edited a post. Please enjoy all yours and stop complaining!
Having learned to drive in another country, I still cannot quite get used to driving by the Cape Town (and/or Western Cape) rules. Circles… oh man circles. They work differently in Cape Town. In Cape Town, everyone to your right goes first. If you’re in Stellenbosch at a 3-way circle, and a Rugby game has just finished up the street and all 480 home-going cars are coming from your right… you had better hope one of them lets you in.
Where I come from, circles are 4-way yields. If you get to the circle and someone is already waiting there… you let him in. Also… and this is where it comes into the current conversation… you turn your indicator on towards the inside of the circle (unless you’re going left) to indicate that you intend going around the thing… and then you flip it over to the left when you want to exit. Except… not in Cape Town.
This is indeed how one is supposed to do it! And if one intends on exiting the circle, you put indicate left when the next exit is yours.
On the topic of traffic, one of my pet peeves is 99% of all three way stops. At almost all of them, the two stops facing one another are a part of a relatively busy road and the third comes in from an area of little traffic. It just feels so inefficient to force a stop for the 1% of cars traveling there to find an “easy in”.
I edited the first post in this thread (3 days later…). Btw, “smiley selection” Edit: </pane → panel> working again.
No idea at what rate badges are awarded… and in any case @jykenmynie warned me that I can be banned for complaining too much so I will not mention the b-word again