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Is it possible to make the Edit The Chat Box bigger? Its a pain to edit when there is a long comment.

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Saw you make this post. Spent the last 45 minutes trying, can't find the damn input for this trigger. I think it's in the YUI script somewhere.

Another reason to continue the full rewrite that I have going for the chatbox. The current one is simply far too complicated due to how old it is, and how cutting edge it was back then using a lot of third party tools. Now that stuff is simplified in-browser, a decade later.

So long story short, sorry, I can't find it to change it! If anyone is a CSS/HTML guru and can manage to find the exact line and instance setting the input size, let me know.

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Hi @Big Mike,
One thing that I miss in FIO is the possibility to access my Journal rapidly.... what about adding a button close to every user name (right up corner) with a shortcut to access his own journal?

Another useful tool would be to add a note to bookmarks, for instance if a post is very interesting or it gave me some hindsight I would like to bookmark it and ad a note to it, in order to find it fast later on.
Also in the app version of FIO there is no possibility to bookrmark posts, which would be very useful, when we read something interesting away from the PC.

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Hi @Big Mike,
One thing that I miss in FIO is the possibility to access my Journal rapidly.... what about adding a button close to every user name (right up corner) with a shortcut to access his own journal?

Another useful tool would be to add a note to bookmarks, for instance if a post is very interesting or it gave me some hindsight I would like to bookmark it and ad a note to it, in order to find it fast later on.
Also in the app version of FIO there is no possibility to bookrmark posts, which would be very useful, when we read something interesting away from the PC.

Try this and let me know if I've misunderstood.



Then you can see all Bookmarks here in your UserCP:



https://futures.io/bookmarks.php?do=list

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Also in the app version of FIO there is no possibility to bookrmark posts, which would be very useful, when we read something interesting away from the PC.

True, and I'm sorry, but that won't be changing in the app. The goal, instead, is to remove the app entirely and just use a regular web browser, once we get the responsive web design. It's going to be a while, sorry.

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Try this and let me know if I've misunderstood.



Then you can see all Bookmarks here in your UserCP:



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Hi Mike
no this is not exactly what I meant, yes I know that I can access my journal by clicking to the journal button on one of my posts, but when I am on the homepage of FIO I have no quick way to access my journal. So I must search for a post of mine somewhere and then click on it... it's ok but it might be useful to have a button close to the name (see pic below).

Concerning bookmarks, I was suggesting sort of a way to keep them organized. I put below a picture of an plug in that I have been using for years ( I think it's old and free), I used it in Chrome to keep bookmars organized, I was thinking of a feature like this within FIO.

Don't worry if these are not doable improvements, I am not sure of how difficult or time consuming they are. I just wanted to share ideas.


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Hey guys,

As you know, we currently have two great monthly challenge events -- "Battlestations" and "Journal Challenge", both of which I think are great.

I'd like to add a third into the mix. I am seeking feedback & suggestions for what that third event could be... please let me know your ideas!

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Hi Mike
no this is not exactly what I meant, yes I know that I can access my journal by clicking to the journal button on one of my posts, but when I am on the homepage of FIO I have no quick way to access my journal. So I must search for a post of mine somewhere and then click on it... it's ok but it might be useful to have a button close to the name (see pic below).

Concerning bookmarks, I was suggesting sort of a way to keep them organized. I put below a picture of an plug in that I have been using for years ( I think it's old and free), I used it in Chrome to keep bookmars organized, I was thinking of a feature like this within FIO.

Don't worry if these are not doable improvements, I am not sure of how difficult or time consuming they are. I just wanted to share ideas.


I see. Great ideas.

I can work to add the quick jump to your journal, that is not hard and I'll try to do it today.

Regarding the bookmark comments, that is a bit of work. I see two possible user flows -- one would be to pop-up a at the moment that you click the icon to add a post to your bookmarks, asking if you want to add a comment. The second would be to have that listed on the bookmarks landing page, next to each bookmark. It would need to be there anyway so someone could edit their comment.

Unfortunately, the bookmark item would require a bit of work. But let me know if I have it right, and then I can come back to it.

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no this is not exactly what I meant, yes I know that I can access my journal by clicking to the journal button on one of my posts, but when I am on the homepage of FIO I have no quick way to access my journal. So I must search for a post of mine somewhere and then click on it... it's ok but it might be useful to have a button close to the name (see pic below).

Concerning bookmarks, I was suggesting sort of a way to keep them organized. I put below a picture of an plug in that I have been using for years ( I think it's old and free), I used it in Chrome to keep bookmars organized, I was thinking of a feature like this within FIO.

Don't worry if these are not doable improvements, I am not sure of how difficult or time consuming they are. I just wanted to share ideas.


Check here please:



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I see. Great ideas.

I can work to add the quick jump to your journal, that is not hard and I'll try to do it today.

Regarding the bookmark comments, that is a bit of work. I see two possible user flows -- one would be to pop-up a at the moment that you click the icon to add a post to your bookmarks, asking if you want to add a comment. The second would be to have that listed on the bookmarks landing page, next to each bookmark. It would need to be there anyway so someone could edit their comment.

Unfortunately, the bookmark item would require a bit of work. But let me know if I have it right, and then I can come back to it.

Mike

Hi Mike, sorry the delay I missed this post.
Yes you got it right, I think that having a pop up window to add a comment to the bookmark would be great. Sometimes I read a post and there is something that strikes me and it's useful to add a comment when I create the bookmark (two minutes later I will probably forget why I liked it).
Once the bookmark is added on the "bookmarks list" then it would be useful if we can edit the comment, make it shorter etc... in this way our bookmark session might become sort of a knowledge center.

Since I use FIO extensively, and with the growth of the community the website has really become a knowledge center so having a way to organize knowledge is definitely useful. The bookmark session could be that place.

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Hey guys,

As you know, we currently have two great monthly challenge events -- "Battlestations" and "Journal Challenge", both of which I think are great.

I'd like to add a third into the mix. I am seeking feedback & suggestions for what that third event could be... please let me know your ideas!

Mike

Anyone have some ideas?

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Anyone have some ideas?

Mike

Most useful or interesting chart of the month. Something that has educational value and applicable in the moment. For example, someone could post a chart showing the dividend yield for ES vs yield on 10 treasuries and then explain what they think about it. Or a chart showing max pain for an instrument in the options market - and then explaining what they think will happen from that.
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Which of these graphics do you like better?






The bottom design is not final yet. We are working through a few designs to find a new format that is better than our old event format. I would appreciate feedback, please critique and let me know your feedback (this image isn't final on our side, but waiting for designer to update)

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Which of these graphics do you like better?













The bottom design is not final yet. We are working through a few designs to find a new format that is better than our old event format. I would appreciate feedback, please critique and let me know your feedback (this image isn't final on our side, but waiting for designer to update)



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I like the second one better. I think it looks a bit bolder and more to the point. One thing that I think could be improved is the line where the presenter, lancelottrader is written. The blue font on dark blue background is a little hard to read. But overall I think I like the look!


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I like the second one better. I think it looks a bit bolder and more to the point. One thing that I think could be improved is the line where the presenter, lancelottrader is written. The blue font on dark blue background is a little hard to read. But overall I think I like the look!

Agree with @snax. The second one is much more to the point and more straightforward. I also agree on the color of the presenter line. It's a dark color on a dark color, which can work, but the font is also a little smaller, and the two factors make it stand out less. I think we really want it to stand out more, since the presenter is one of the main selling points.

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PLEASE HELP US TEST THE NEW WEBINAR FRAMEWORK!

Two will be better than one. We hope. (this is the second test, in case you missed the first)

Please help us test our new webinar framework! It's been forever in the making, and we are finally rolling it out.

We are only asking for 15 minutes of your time on Sunday at 4:30PM Eastern to help us test.

You should receive:
- Registration email
- Webinar started email
- Webinar ended email

We are still working on the reminder emails (GoToWebinar used to send them at 24h and 1h prior to event). I will try to get these done before the huge event on Wednesday with Dr Brett and Morad!

Register for the TEST, please:

https://futures.io/webinar-events.php?hash=67c4d82559fd695175049e7f82420e2283b54b75

You can also help us test simulating coming from the presenter (non-FIO user):

https://futures.io/webinar-events.php?hash=67c4d82559fd695175049e7f82420e2283b54b75&source=FT71&code=1261

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Clicked on the link in the chatbox.

- Went to a page that said I would be registered
- Went to the "You have successfully registered for the webinar. Thanks!" page, which said I would get an email
- Got the email "Registered: Test event #2"

Will report how it goes this afternoon.

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Received "24h reminder: test event #2 email" about an hour ago.

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REMINDER: Add link for various calendar files for the webinars, so that a user can import to their calendars.

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REMINDER: Add link for various calendar files for the webinars, so that a user can import to their calendars.

Once we get a bit further along with the new framework, I can definitely do this. Right now, still recovering from the data center fire.

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Part of our new webinar framework is a way to better control all of the data, end-to-end, which enables us to do better notifications for upcoming events, like this:



That is being displayed to the right side of posts in some bigger threads.

It only appears when there is an upcoming event. With @Rrrracer's help, we aim to have a full schedule of two events weekly (we consider that "full").

I'd like feedback on how we can improve this particular notification of an upcoming webinar. We are constrained to this amount of space. Let me know how you would change it, or what other information you would want to be included or excluded. etc etc.

I request and appreciate all of your feedback.

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I swapped in our other marketing image.

Tell me which you prefer please.

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I apologize if this has already been covered but... the smilies

Yes, I admit, I like to use smilies.

But why must I scroll through 393 options just to find a simple thumbs up or face?

I mean what is this thing , or this thing ?

Why do you have an empty bathtub emoji?

why?

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I apologize if this has already been covered but... the smilies

Yes, I admit, I like to use smilies.

But why must I scroll through 393 options just to find a simple thumbs up or face?

I mean what is this thing , or this thing ?

Why do you have an empty bathtub emoji?

why?

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What is your suggestion? Also, @bobwest is the official smilie warden, it has to have his approval

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Whether this is feasible or not, I don't know, but if you're asking for suggestions I would propose a simple toolbar or dropdown box with a handful of essentials. The grin, the wink, the frown, the thumbs up, whatever. The llamas and their ilk, meanwhile, can be kept in another stable, preferably near the back of the property where they won't disturb the neighbors.



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What is your suggestion? Also, @bobwest is the official smilie warden, it has to have his approval

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Whether this is feasible or not, I don't know, but if you're asking for suggestions I would propose a simple toolbar or dropdown box with a handful of essentials. The grin, the wink, the frown, the thumbs up, whatever. The llamas and their ilk, meanwhile, can be kept in another stable, preferably near the back of the property where they won't disturb the neighbors.



This has already been put in place, thanks to some constructive smilie complaining that has already done. Click on the smilie icon at the top of the posting editor window, and a panel of common smilies will show up at the bottom of the page... this was the default (without needing to click on the icon), but was changed and then restored. Check it -- I just did to be sure, and it works.

I am not so much the smilie warden as the smilie complainer, which I have done, as is my job.

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This has already been put in place, thanks to some constructive smilie complaining that has already done. Click on the smilie icon at the top of the posting editor window, and a panel of common smilies will show up at the bottom of the page... this was the default (without needing to click on the icon), but was changed and then restored. Check it -- I just did to be sure, and it works.

I am not so much the smilie warden as the smilie complainer, which I have done, as is my job.

Bob.

Your username title might change to smilie warden lol

I believe that he is saying that the list that shows up prior to the link for 393, is "bad". He wants different ones there. I suggest someone (perhaps a warden of some sort) count how many show up and then decide which exact ones should be there instead... and then I'll see what I can do

Maybe @Schnook should be the smilie warden

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Your username title might change to smilie warden lol

I believe that he is saying that the list that shows up prior to the link for 393, is "bad". He wants different ones there. I suggest someone (perhaps a warden of some sort) count how many show up and then decide which exact ones should be there instead... and then I'll see what I can do

Maybe @Schnook should be the smilie warden

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Whether this is feasible or not, I don't know, but if you're asking for suggestions I would propose a simple toolbar or dropdown box with a handful of essentials. The grin, the wink, the frown, the thumbs up, whatever. The llamas and their ilk, meanwhile, can be kept in another stable, preferably near the back of the property where they won't disturb the neighbors.




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This has already been put in place, thanks to some constructive smilie complaining that has already done. Click on the smilie icon at the top of the posting editor window, and a panel of common smilies will show up at the bottom of the page... this was the default (without needing to click on the icon), but was changed and then restored. Check it -- I just did to be sure, and it works.

I am not so much the smilie warden as the smilie complainer, which I have done, as is my job.

Bob.


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Your username title might change to smilie warden lol

I believe that he is saying that the list that shows up prior to the link for 393, is "bad". He wants different ones there. I suggest someone (perhaps a warden of some sort) count how many show up and then decide which exact ones should be there instead... and then I'll see what I can do

Maybe @Schnook should be the smilie warden


What would be useful on the the 393 smile page is a text search which would then bring back matching results. Taking the 393 down to a few.

Personal request; add a small thinking smiley. The current one is too big and distracting to be useful in a in the middle of a long rant.

Smile Warden. Ha ha! Do it @Big Mike !!

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I believe that he is saying that the list that shows up prior to the link for 393, is "bad". He wants different ones there. I suggest someone (perhaps a warden of some sort) count how many show up and then decide which exact ones should be there instead... and then I'll see what I can do

Perhaps someone who has the ability to run a sql query could find out which smilies are the ones that are the most often used, and base the list on that.

Just a suggestion....

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This has already been put in place, thanks to some constructive smilie complaining that has already done. Click on the smilie icon at the top of the posting editor window, and a panel of common smilies will show up at the bottom of the page... this was the default (without needing to click on the icon), but was changed and then restored. Check it -- I just did to be sure, and it works.

You mean this ?


I mean, that would be great if there were better options there, but honestly I don't even know what half of them even mean.

See, I wanted to add a sheepish grin smiley right there but I didn't because I got tired of scrolling so I'm afraid you'll have to accept this turtle instead



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Thanks but due to an unfortunate misunderstanding back in 2006 I'm no longer allowed within 500 yards of a smiley pen. It was those damn llamas again. I swear I was just trying to help them.


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