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 Author: charliebravo View Messages Posted By charliebravo
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 15:37
 Subject: Feature Suggestion: Imperial/Metric Units
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charliebravo (61) 
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When I perform a search, say on Millennium Falcon sets, and then click on a set,
the weight and dimensions of the set are in Metric units. I live in the USA,
and have lived in Europe. So, metric is pretty easy for me to convert in my head.
But, for the people on the planet that use the Imperial system, and haven’t had
to use grams, millimeters, etc., metric is just a bunch of gobbley-gook that
required the extra step of converting somehow..

Feature Suggestion: Add a setting in the settings menu that allows the display
of Imperial units instead of metric units.

p.s. May the flees of a thousand camels come to rest in the armpits of all those
who comment with: “Everyone should just convert to metric!”
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 15:55
 Subject: Re: Feature Suggestion: Imperial/Metric Units
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Stuart9 (882)

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It's very odd here with units, I know we are odd anyway, we still use a mixture
of both.

I'm of a generation that has lived through the change over, I don't have
much trouble switching from one to the other, this includes our currency that
changed from units of 12 to 10.

We've never truly made a complete switch.




In Suggestions, charliebravo writes:
  When I perform a search, say on Millennium Falcon sets, and then click on a set,
the weight and dimensions of the set are in Metric units. I live in the USA,
and have lived in Europe. So, metric is pretty easy for me to convert in my head.
But, for the people on the planet that use the Imperial system, and haven’t had
to use grams, millimeters, etc., metric is just a bunch of gobbley-gook that
required the extra step of converting somehow..

Feature Suggestion: Add a setting in the settings menu that allows the display
of Imperial units instead of metric units.

p.s. May the flees of a thousand camels come to rest in the armpits of all those
who comment with: “Everyone should just convert to metric!”
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 16:03
 Subject: Re: Feature Suggestion: Imperial/Metric Units
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In Suggestions, Stuart9 writes:
  It's very odd here with units, I know we are odd anyway, we still use a mixture
of both.

I'm of a generation that has lived through the change over, I don't have
much trouble switching from one to the other, this includes our currency that
changed from units of 12 to 10.

We've never truly made a complete switch.

I'm comfortable either way except with degrees Celsius. When my Canadian
friends talk about "it was so hot today, 30 degrees" I just can't wrap my
head around it.
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 16:13
 Subject: Re: Feature Suggestion: Imperial/Metric Units
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Stuart9 (882)

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Many of us here still look at Fahrenheit temperatures, much more impressive talking
about temps of 100 degrees or more.




In Suggestions, peregrinator writes:
  In Suggestions, Stuart9 writes:
  It's very odd here with units, I know we are odd anyway, we still use a mixture
of both.

I'm of a generation that has lived through the change over, I don't have
much trouble switching from one to the other, this includes our currency that
changed from units of 12 to 10.

We've never truly made a complete switch.

I'm comfortable either way except with degrees Celsius. When my Canadian
friends talk about "it was so hot today, 30 degrees" I just can't wrap my
head around it.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 16:25
 Subject: Re: Feature Suggestion: Imperial/Metric Units
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In Suggestions, peregrinator writes:
  In Suggestions, Stuart9 writes:
  It's very odd here with units, I know we are odd anyway, we still use a mixture
of both.

I'm of a generation that has lived through the change over, I don't have
much trouble switching from one to the other, this includes our currency that
changed from units of 12 to 10.

We've never truly made a complete switch.

I'm comfortable either way except with degrees Celsius. When my Canadian
friends talk about "it was so hot today, 30 degrees" I just can't wrap my
head around it.

For day to day life, it’s a matter of habit, especially for temperature (metric
being obviously better for everything else, because it’s decimal ).

Once, in one of those forever discussions about Celsius vs. Fahreinheit, someone
came with the best argument ever that Fahrenheit was obviously better: 0°F and
100°F are really useful values¹ while Celsius was about freezing and boiling
water and one just needed to remember two numbers, that water froze at 32°F and
boiled at 212°F.
Strangely, they never answered when someone else pointed to them that, for Celsius,
one just needed to remember the lowest temp you can reach with salted water is
near -18°C and the blood temperature of horses is about 38°C.

¹ I’ll not comment on that usefulness nowadays… oops, it seems I just did
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Apr 24, 2021 16:03
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In Suggestions, charliebravo writes:
  When I perform a search, say on Millennium Falcon sets, and then click on a set,
the weight and dimensions of the set are in Metric units. I live in the USA,
and have lived in Europe. So, metric is pretty easy for me to convert in my head.
But, for the people on the planet that use the Imperial system, and haven’t had
to use grams, millimeters, etc., metric is just a bunch of gobbley-gook that
required the extra step of converting somehow..

Feature Suggestion: Add a setting in the settings menu that allows the display
of Imperial units instead of metric units.

p.s. May the flees of a thousand camels come to rest in the armpits of all those
who comment with: “Everyone should just convert to metric!”

This feature already exists. Please visit your catalog settings page.