Basically I don't want to keep seeing the yellow exclamation mark every time someone posts in the general chat. Can this be done?
Looking at the forums there doesn't seem to be any way to stop global chat or even default to cartel chat. Interestingly this post came up in a search, though: http://community.kabam.com/forums/showthread.php?413961-Turn-off-chat&styleid=-1 In the link (for a different game) somebody that is speaking as though they work at Kabam says you can request chat turned of by submitting an in-game help request. Might be worth a try in case they can do it in Uprising as well.