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alano20 22nd Jun '09 38 of 57
Are you using Internet Explorer?

Murakami, yes, from Italy, and it is fast here.

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davjo 23rd Jun '09 39 of 57
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Murakami

we recommend using either Firefox

Well I'm using firefox and having earlier tried to start a new thread (Worth a dabble?) on an unused board, it refused to allow me to paste in my prepared piece, suggesting I switched to IE. I tried that and it accepted the text but came up with an error message when submitted...as you will see on clicking the thread on "active threads".

Now lookee here, I'm a bleedin' pensioner and can do without all this techy malarky ;-)

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doverbeach 24th Jun '09 40 of 57

davjo

the firefox frequent (but not 100%) refusal to paste is v irritating but CTRL-V does the job. 

admins

paste seems to be working this morning - have you done something ??? if so, there is a problem that right clicking to Paste highlights teh para you are on and then Pasting does indeed paste but deletes it. On balance this is more annoying than having to Ctrl-V :(

db

 

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Murakami 24th Jun '09 41 of 57

In reply to davjo (post #39)

Thanks, Davjo. It's really helpful to tell us these things whenever they happen as otherwise we are not aware of them since we don't typically use the site in the same way. We will look into it and fix it. Can you email me any more details on how the error occurred and what the error message said? If you want, please also send me the prepared text so I can set up the thread for you and test it in the process?

Thanks, M

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Murakami 24th Jun '09 42 of 57

Apologies for the Coastal Energy mix-up earlier - the thread is now up and running at: http://www.stockopedia.com/forum/view/30299/worth-a-dabble

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promethean 24th Jun '09 43 of 57

Hmmm - these right clicks are strange.  We generally develop on Macs where we don't actually have right-click buttons. It may be a PC related issue with the text editor.  I'm not sure how we can solve this issue, but we'll look into it.

- ok, I'm going to try and install a new version of the editor and see it if makes any difference... 

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promethean 24th Jun '09 44 of 57
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I'd appreciate some feedback, as I'm on a PC now, but do not have Word installed.  I can see that right clicking selects the paragraph, but there's not a lot we can do about that... you'll have to always press enter and paste on a new line.

The editor is an open source plug in that lets you treat your text in a familiar word processing interface.  We could get rid of it and go to a simple textfield, which would be quicker on page load, but you'd lose the formatting abilities etc.

I've upgraded the editor to the newest version... if anyone can, could they let me know exact details of the issues when pasting into the editor, from which application.

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promethean 24th Jun '09 45 of 57

FYI - in the interests of the keeping it simple principle, and the fact that some users were finding it confusing, we've deprecated the old feedback page, and the 'help us improve this page' feature in the left column.

I know there were some avid users of that little box, and it's been extremely helpful, but it makes much more sense for all bug reports and feature requests to go through the same interface.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused on your side, but it makes our life much simpler this way... if we can spend less time answering feature requests, and more time coding, we'll build things twice as fast!

You can post anonymously in those feature forums - you don't have to login there.

Now... I shall place my head upon this nice wooden block, and await the sharp blades that will fall from all angles.

 

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doverbeach 24th Jun '09 46 of 57

we've deprecated the old feedback page, and the 'help us improve this page' feature in the left column.

I knew that use of the verb deprecate, but I am prepared to bet that 9 out of 10 users will not have come across it.  (And anyway you seem to have actually removed the facilites...)

This may seem like a small point to you, but can you try to avoid techy jargon? Things like "folksonomy" probably don't sount cutting edge to most people here but just like mysterious and uninteresting geek speak.

But how/where do you want us to bug report now? As distinct from request a new feature?

db

 

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emptyend 24th Jun '09 47 of 57
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I knew that use of the verb deprecate, but I am prepared to bet that 9 out of 10 users will not have come across it.  (And anyway you seem to have actually removed the facilites...)

Very good point there db. I consider myself to have an extremely wide vocabulary - but that was a new one on me!! I'd also note that for those familiar with its more common usage, "deprecate" has a much stronger negative implication than I believe the techie usage implies. I'd say that 95 out of 100 users won't have a clue what was meant....

This may seem like a small point to you, but can you try to avoid techy jargon? Things like "folksonomy" probably don't sount cutting edge to most people here but just like mysterious and uninteresting geek speak

Hear hear!! I have not got the slightest interest in anything under an uninelligible banner such as "folksonomy" and I can tell you now that I'd never look at it!!! If you want feedback from users on stuff then it is essential to keep things as simple as possible AND in standard English.

 

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FYI - in the interests of the keeping it simple principle, and the fact that some users were finding it confusing, we've deprecated the old feedback page, and the 'help us improve this page' feature in the left column.

I know there were some avid users of that little box, and it's been extremely helpful, but it makes much more sense for all bug reports and feature requests to go through the same interface.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused on your side, but it makes our life much simpler this way... if we can spend less time answering feature requests, and more time coding, we'll build things twice as fast!

I DEPRECATE the removal of the "help us" box. As an avid user, I think it is a mistake to remove it! In particular I used it to report broken links and other stuff I didn't actually care much about - it was one-click to do so, so was very starightforward to help. The result will simply be less feedback - certainly I'm now unlikely to bother reporting stuff that I don't personally care about and, as I said, I do think removing it is a (big) mistake.

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promethean 24th Jun '09 48 of 57
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The diminution of the English language is injurious enough without all and sundry having to gratify the unaspirant denominator - the great hoi polloi should be fortified to augment their phraseology and not to the contrary.

know wot i meen?

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doverbeach 25th Jun '09 49 of 57
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I guess you don't want to make announcements for small improvements, but I wouldn't want you guys to think that they are un-noticed... So I think the main tabs at the top are now looking better with Blog removed and I like Community much better than Investors :) 

And thanks for fixing the spell check. And the problem pasting in Firefox seems to have gone away :)

db

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Murakami 4th Aug '09 50 of 57
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Hi, we are experiencing some issues with our data connection which has reduced site functionality significantly - apologies for this. Please bear with us while we try to resolve the issue.

Thanks,

M

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promethean 4th Aug '09 51 of 57
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The site should be working now... many apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience. We are working on a backup system to prevent these issues recurring in the future, and the new site design/setup (ETA August 14th) should also help prevent outages.

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Murakami 6th Aug '09 52 of 57
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Just a quick note to say that we have tracked down the issue that was causing the broken links when internal Stockopedia hyperlinks (e.g. http://www.stockopedia.com/forum/view/30938/fund-managers-going-the-way-of-the-dodo) were being copied directly into posts. Apologies to those that were experiencing this bug and it shouldn't be an issue going forward for any new links being copied into posts... We will try to track down all broken historic links - if you do find any that we have missed, please let us know via the Bug Report on the Red Button. Thanks, M

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Murakami 17th Aug '09 53 of 57
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Dear All,

We are almost done with the new site ("Stockopedia 2.0") and are currently doing a lot of testing, bug-fixing and optimisation for speed which is likely to take a couple more weeks. At this point, we thought that it would be a good idea to share it with you in its current form in order to get your feedback. As a result, we have set up a demo site - it's http://demo.stockopedia.co.uk. You will need to log in separately to that site but your existing login details from this site should work. We have set up a Thread here for feedback on what you like, hate, miss etc and the URL is: http://www.stockopedia.com/forum/view/31350/stockopedia-20

We must emphasise that this demo site is PURELY for testing purposes so please continue to use the existing site as normal for posting, trading or editing. We are very happy for you to try out the features on the new site as it will help us identify bugs and get good feedback but, when we launch the new site properly in a couple of weeks, ALL DATA on the demo site will be erased as we migrate the old database into the new system, so please be warned.

We should also emphasise that, as a demo site, there are a number of BUGS, some of which we have identified and some of which we probably haven't. If you see a bug (broken link etc), please report to us using the Red Feedback Button so that the Forums aren't drowning in bug reports. If however you would like to discuss/debate an aspect of the new site (e.g. a feature or the absence of it), then please do so here: http://www.stockopedia.com/forum/view/31350/stockopedia-20

There are a couple of features that we haven't yet fully implemented - for example, transaction support in the Portfolios.   We are considering merging Portfolios and Watchlists into one tool, primarily for simplicity purposes.  We would welcome debate on this issue, so please get in touch.

Many thanks for your support and feedback.

Stockopedia Development Team

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emptyend 17th Aug '09 54 of 57

Any chance you could reinstate the text box into the test site for the purpose of bug reports? I'm happy to give feedback with a one click mechanism, but (as previously mentioned!) I find the red button too clunky for bug reports, though am happy to use it for new ideas etc.

rgds

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djpreston 17th Aug '09 55 of 57

Wrong thread. Apols

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Murakami 10th Jul '10 56 of 57
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Hi All, this is just an update to say that we rolled out a few changes this week. They are mainly related to site speed so hopefully the site should feel a bit zippier. If you notice any glitches, please let us know either by email (admin at stockopedia.co.uk) or by posting them here.

As a number of people have requested, we have added better breadcrumbs around the site to aid navigation. We have changed the layout of the Activity Page  in order to i) include more content above the fold and ii) make your Favourites page more prominent to allow people to more easily filter the Stream to the content they are interested in. If you're not following Stocks, Topics and Authors and actively using Favourites, we'd definitely recommend it. We've also been trying to make the individual company profile pages more informative and helpful. 

We have some more changes on the way. And for all your long-suffering Blackberry users, we are working on a new mobile version of the site which should be ready shortly, so hopefully that will make it easier to access Stockopedia on the move.

Best,

M

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doverbeach 10th Jul '10 57 of 57

mmm it's not feeling any zippier from my chair :(

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