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Pedants' corner

Im still Grey

(51 Posts)
jollyg Mon 10-Nov-14 12:39:08

What is going on?

Are the mods asleep at weekends as some of the posters here are quite viscious, but I latched onto a grey thread, and here I am still

Greenfinch Mon 10-Nov-14 12:43:02

What is this supposed to mean? I don't follow I'm afraid confused

janeainsworth Mon 10-Nov-14 12:52:58

Are you in India and enjoying a banned substance, jollyg?

Elegran Mon 10-Nov-14 12:56:50

Sticky posters?

Greenfinch Mon 10-Nov-14 13:01:59

I doubt this will be appreciated Elegran grin. I like it !

henetha Mon 10-Nov-14 15:34:23

Eh? Wot? Speak more clearly, I can't understand you, jollyg.

ollieamber54 Mon 10-Nov-14 15:43:25

i think i must be missing something too confused although i've been grey since my early 50s so can't make much difference to me grin

LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 10-Nov-14 15:47:51

Sleep? Wot's that then? No, we've got our tech guys looking into it still as it has us baffled

Ana Mon 10-Nov-14 15:59:42

I am grey at work but completely invisible at's very sad! grin

annodomini Mon 10-Nov-14 16:04:47

What has grey to do with Pedants' Corner?

shysal Mon 10-Nov-14 16:09:39

I am grey on my tablet and invisible on the laptop.

Ana Mon 10-Nov-14 16:10:41

Oh, thank goodness I'm not the only invisible one, shysal! grin

rosequartz Mon 10-Nov-14 16:18:06

Personally I never use hair dye grin

kittylester Mon 10-Nov-14 17:58:57

I'm not grey as I went to the hairdresser this morning!! grin

LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 10-Nov-14 17:58:58

Right, we've heard back from our technical people now. Looks like it's just a change in format that had to be implemented - doesn't affect your posting or the visibility of your posts or profiles. In short - it won't actually affect anything, except that one little box when you post. And even then, you'll be the only one that sees it.

Ana Mon 10-Nov-14 18:00:46

But why are some of our names invisible, while others' are grey?

It's not very friendly to have a blank box where your Username used to be...hmm

LucyGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 10-Nov-14 20:57:57

Can't answer that one Ana, but I can ask the powers that be... Bear with.

Galen Mon 10-Nov-14 21:11:50

So long as we don't have to bare with

Soutra Mon 10-Nov-14 21:50:08

Unfortunate choice of pedants' corner given some spelling and grammar sad

Ana Mon 10-Nov-14 22:07:30

I haven't noticed any, Soutra, apart from a rather imaginative spelling of vicious...(or possibly viscous)

Galen Mon 10-Nov-14 22:11:53

Anyway, I'm not grey, im silver!
And it's, hi ho silver

Soutra Tue 11-Nov-14 08:17:22

Well as it is pedants' corner maybe an apostrophe somewhere might be apposite, (I'm), adjectives are not usually written with a capital letter and , as you say, vicious/viscous(?) leaves one confused . Were it not pedants' corner, of course I should have remained silent.

Nelliemoser Tue 11-Nov-14 08:45:52

With regard to "vicious" thank heaven for a spell checker on my computer

It's one of those words I have trouble with. Like "rhythm" which is very hit and miss for me to spell.

Soutra Tue 11-Nov-14 08:59:44


Ariadne Tue 11-Nov-14 09:33:47

I still don't understand.....confused