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emptyend 23rd Dec '10 66 of 85

In reply to jonnyt, post #65

I'm using Firefox and my thumbs are fine .....AND (more importantly for me) the show/hide options buttons seems to be working again!

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JPGH 23rd Dec '10 67 of 85

No thunbs up/down icons for me anymore. Am using IE and Vista.

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Fangorn 23rd Dec '10 68 of 85

No thumbs up or down for me either, and I'm using google chrome.


Ah ha they have just reappeared...:)    they certain;y weren't there earlier..

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fuiseog 23rd Dec '10 69 of 85

I'm with firefox and thumbs not working.

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jseth123 17th Mar '11 70 of 85

Sorry to rejuvinate an old thread.

Would it be possible to have a filter for TA-based discussion? Or a category for it such that it would be possible not to see it unless you wished to do so.

Or if this is possible at the moment can anyone kindly let me know how.

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fuiseog 17th Mar '11 71 of 85


I concur with your queries.

I'm also finding the disproportionate us of capitals very distracting, bordering on ramping, or am I alone in this?

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emptyend 15th Apr '11 72 of 85

In reply to fuiseog, post #71

When I hit the new reply button, the option to "show the text editor" disappears. Obviously not ideal!

Can U fix please?

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emptyend 15th Apr '11 73 of 85

...not you fuiseog, obviously!

It would also help if there was an "always available" link for reporting bugs as there used to be. I can never remember the email address they should be sent to!

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promethean 20th Apr '11 74 of 85

In reply to emptyend, post #72

This one is fixed!  As long as the editor has not been loaded into another textarea then you can load it directly under the comment you are replying to - we've added the 'show text editor link'.  Hope that helps!

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emptyend 20th Apr '11 75 of 85

In reply to promethean, post #74

 Hope that helps!

yup thats fine thanks! :-)

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clogheen 4th Aug '11 76 of 85

Can someone please tell me why my temporary password is not recognized when I try to create a new password

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Fangorn 4th Aug '11 77 of 85

Quick question, although I suspect there is no solution.

Is there anyway, when selecting "Discussion-all activity" to limit one's feed to only those messages where there are comments and not just some brokers speel/research document.

Whilst it is occasionally nice to read some of what the input it does seem that they tend to post 4-7 such research reports all on the same day which, if one goes away for more than two days often means one has to trawl through endless separate posts to get to what one wants....Or perhaps there is a better way to keep tabs on th threads I'm interested in?Open to suggestions.

Cheers for suggs in advance

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Murakami 4th Aug '11 78 of 85

Hi, the best (or rather the intended) way is to "follow" stocks and authors that you're interested in, and then click on the Favourites button at the top here ( to just see that list. Let us know though if the Favourite filter is not obvious enough or doesn't do what you want. 

Alternatively, if you click on the "Threads" button on that page, it will just give you back Threads. Also, you can click on each button to choose everything other than Research, if you want.



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Fangorn 4th Aug '11 79 of 85

Ah ha cheers Murakami, That's perfect. Problem solved.

Mucho gratias.

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tournesol 3rd Nov '11 80 of 85

Could I please return to a couple of previously raised ideas which seem to have gone nowhere.

1) We really do need an "ignore this poster" feature - without this trolls can hijack threads, pollute discussion and disincentivise participation

2) There need to be sanctions/penalties imposed on people who persistently engage in disruptive/anti-social behaviour - perhaps this could be triggered by negative thumbs - or perhaps it should just be managed by the Stockopedia site managers. The absence of such sanctions means that anti-social behaviour has no consequence for those who do it.

3) The league table of "top posters" needs to exclude those who make negative contributions - someone who posts a thousand inaccurate/dishonest/stupid/disruptive comments should not thereby get themselves at the top of the league table.


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wistman 3rd Nov '11 81 of 85

In reply to tournesol, post #80

Hello Tournesol,

I strongly agree that something is needed, and I think the lack of consequences particularly needs to change.

Ignore buttons are of limited use-ADVFN has one and has more trolls than Norway.

I can ignore a known troll/crackpot and simply pass by their post, but if posters I value then respond to the troll, I waste time reading the response, which may even include quotes from the trollpost, thus forcing me to read the very rubbish I'm trying to ignore!

So perhaps step one is not to respond-don't feed 'em!

However, sometimes a post may include an unwarranted attack on someone's character/motivation/integrity.which of course arouses the desire to leap to the victim's defense. But that is just where the thread gets hijacked. So it might be better to simply report the post, but then there must be consequences. .Perhaps a warning and a "three strikes and you're ou t" (banned), unless a (graceful) apology is forthcoming? The question is, of course, who decides and administers this?

I would suggest that attacks on the person should be treated much more severely than posts which are simply silly or ill-informed.

Thoughts, Stockopedia? I really think it is time to address this.


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pkotak 13th Apr 82 of 85

Hi, My first post, and not too sure if this is the right place to ask the following question:
Is there any way of getting historical ranking data for stocks? I would like to track the direction of travel for the individual components of value, quality, momentum.
The idea being, I want create my own triggers and to see if there is a correlation between, say, value dropping as momentum starts to rise and so on.
Hope this is not too dumb a question.

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Edward Croft 13th Apr 83 of 85

In reply to pkotak, post #82

Hi pkotak,

We do have the historical rankings for all stocks going back a couple of years now.  But they aren't yet released on the site.  I can't say when they'll be published as we are looking at different ways of packaging this up.  If you have any individual stocks of interest let me know and I'll try and get you some charts. 

If you do have feature requests or support requests then the green button on the right of the page can be the best place for them.  We are going to be launching a new set of product forums on the site at some point in the next 12 months... which I hope will help everyone have a single place to talk about how they are using the different site features. 



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TheWatchmaker 13th Apr 84 of 85

In reply to pkotak, post #82

Hi pkotak,
At present you can use the 'Print' button near the top of the StockReport - this lists a report once each month - you can select them one-by-one to see the stock ranks at that point.
Not a particularly elegant method but may be useful as a starting point for your investigations.

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ls2g08 16th Apr 85 of 85

In reply to Edward Croft, post #83

Hi Ed

Not sure if it is something you have considered before, I wonder if you have thought about producing an aggregate sector/industry stock rank? Personally I think it would be interesting to have a look at how individual shares compare to their weighted average (maybe market cap weighted) sector Stock rank, i.e. is it micro or macro factors driving the Stock Rank?



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