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#1 Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:12pm
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Site Suggestions & Bug Reports

"Contact" form immediately responds with "You cannot send more than 3 messages per hour" so I'm trying a forum post instead. Maybe other people will have some good ideas to contribute, anyway.

New site has a nice clean design and loads quickly. Nice job and kudos to the designers and implementers. The ability to upload small files is an especially nice touch and it should enable people to share articles, charts and documents easily. I've launched a couple websites or major features in my time and I know it is tough to make that "feature freeze" call, stop adding new features, fix bugs, and just ship the damn thing.

One thing that is always useful is to have a feedback mechanism about the site/feature itself so that people can get help ("how do I...?") or report usability problems, browser incompatibilities, or bugs. Maybe a "Help" or "Troubleshooting" forum?

This part is mostly for the developers. I had one problem with the account creation flow, and a few suggestions:

Bug report: on my first try it didn't accept my CAPTCHA and sent me back to retry, but it deleted the password I had entered, so when I entered the CAPTCHA again, it failed for no password. On the next page there was no CAPTCHA form, so I re-entered the password, it failed again for no CAPTCHA present. So I think there is a bug with the presentation logic not displaying the CAPTCHA on some conditions.

Suggestion: Time zone selection was pretty awkward with the huge list of cities, and fairly major cities missing (Seattle?). 

Suggestion: Make it more obvious what the site is doing with location information. A lot of people keep... stuff... at their house. Wasn't sure if this was going to be public or private info. I deleted it. But setting the default time zone based on the location, if the user provides it, should be doable.

Suggestion: Increase visibility of OpenID choices. Based on the video I thought only Facebook was implemented. I didn't notice Twitter until I had completed the account creation pipeline.

Edited by: xaritas on Jul 5, 2011 - 2:49am
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:15pm
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haha, was thinking about a

haha, was thinking about a suggestions list myself...

#1. a suggestions/site feedback forum. ;)

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:16pm
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Most definitely the edit

Most definitely the edit button is missing. Kinda strange, coz after the 1 post I thought I saw it. But in the silver forum it is definitely missing..

and it appeared here. lol. 

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:17pm
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Word Verification

When I registered, I had multiple issues with the word verification. I had to reenter the word verification ~ 15 times.

Just part of the stabilization, I am sure it will get worked out.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:18pm
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Html5 chatroom pls

Would it be poss?

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:20pm (Reply to #5)
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Word Verification worked for

Word Verification worked for me after putting the browser into Incognito/Private Browsing mode as a workaround for what's probably caused by stale cache and/or cookies.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:22pm (Reply to #6)
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Word verification

Most definitely is case sensitive.

But, if you are reading this, then you figured it out without me.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:28pm (Reply to #7)
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That was strange - I posted a

That was strange - I posted a list of suggestions and it appears to have already been deleted?

Here is my initial feedback:

  1. There needs to be a forum for discussing "meta" issues - i.e. discussion about the site itself.
  2. We need an "edit" button on all posts.
  3. When submitting posts, the users is told they are accepting the "Mollom privacy policy". That policy suggests that our personal information (including email addresses and IP addresses) are being shared with a third party. But the privacy policy here "Privacy Policy" says nothing about sharing our personal information with third parties. This needs clarification.

Edit: Strange - some posts have an "edit" link and some don't. It is inconsistent.

Also strange: My missing post just showed up - and it says it was "Edited by admin"

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:29pm
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profile pic bug

is there a bug here?

inserted a pic, then deleted, now gets stuck when trying to add new. hmmm..

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:31pm
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Can we have a forum

Can we have a forum sub-section for "Notable Quotes from famous 'economists'" like I have several from Valdimir Lenin, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Alolf Hitler, Alan Greenspan, etc. All of these quotes help fill in the big picture of HOW we got to where we are today. 

I'd love to share (and hear from users) quotes that I have picked up over the years. 

-Reefman

I pay taxes to a PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION called a "city/municipality".
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:31pm
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Agree on the "word verification"

- See subject line

- Would also be nice to see exactly what will be visible when on the site. Sign up asked for name, etc. Seems like everyone has same name. I thought for sure it would be Colonel Angus

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:31pm
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Add 'Blythe' to Turdisms.

1. Add 'Blythe' to Turdisms.

2. Can the Turdisms list be sorted?

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:35pm
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FYI

We've temporarily disabled the spam mechanism that was putting some forum topics in moderation. We are going through the moderation queue to activate any topics that were "moderated." These topics, once published, will say they were "edited by admin," but we have not done any actual editing of content. We'll be adjusting our spam controls so please be patient with us.

No need to republish a forum topic if you've posted one that is in the moderation queue. We'll be posting those queued topics shortly. Thank you!

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:40pm (Reply to #13)
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Additional

Additional suggestions:

  1. Don't ask for a subject when the user is replying to another post. Just reuse the previous subject.
  2. Allow users to delete their own posts (at least if there are no replies yet.)
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:41pm
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Time-limited Edit Button

Can you please take the time limit off of the edit button, and can you please enable the edit button for the first post in a forum thread.

There is no way to maintain long-running topics without this function. 

Thank you!

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:50pm (Reply to #15)
DogFood
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+1 to Pablo

Pablo wrote:

Can you please take the time limit off of the edit button, and can you please enable the edit button for the first post in a forum thread.

There is no way to maintain long-running topics without this function. 

Thank you!

+1 to the above

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:54pm
DogFood
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More issues

These forums do not allow posts (Access Denied):

Rare Coin Evaluators

Politics and the 2012 Elections

Seems like there should be a general "Economics" forum. Where would we, for example, discuss QE3?

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:56pm (Reply to #17)
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Registration Word Verification

MisesFan wrote:

When I registered, I had multiple issues with the word verification. I had to reenter the word verification ~ 15 times.

Just part of the stabilization, I am sure it will get worked out.

Same here, I ended up just doing the Voice thing that was easier.

The brown/green leaves things right next to the text doesn't make it less confusing either.. especially after you keep writing the letters wrong (which is annoying because you have to rewrite password too)

Perhaps should be looked at because it makes registering pretty frustrating.

Nevertheless, congratulations on the website :) And thanks alot for your charts Turd. I will go click on some ads now

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:57pm
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Re: Site Suggestions & Bug Reports

Noticed the "You cannot send more than 3 messages per hour", disappearing captcha & a feedback mechanism about the site as well. Good catches, a tip of the hat to you.

Question, is captcha really necesary for registered users? Something tells me this platform is gonna be doing heavy lifting enough with the basic traffic.

This platform disables Firefox's built in spell checking ability and forces the use of a spell checking module.. seems inelegant & heavy.

/just sayin

Tip of the hat to the Admin on a great start on the new site!

//Heh, no captcha on this post either.

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:59pm
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Chatroom

Ditto re HTML 5 chatroom Or at least one that works on iPad or iPhone!

Any information written above is purely for entertainment purposes only. I will not be held responsible for my own comments as I'm slightly mentally unhinged. As most people quote a movie in their signature here's one: "Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?" . Don't be the fool that follows me!
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 6:02pm
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