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. ;)