How can T2W better serve its community?

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 9:30am   #9
 
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ffsear, do you have instant alerts turned on by default? It's in your Options here: http://www.trade2win.com/boards/prof...do=editoptions - see "Default Thread Subscription Mode". That way you get notified about any new posts to threads you participate in. If you mean something else (I think you do), then drop me a message with the forums and I'll take a look if it's something we can incorporate.


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Is that the e-mail alerts. I have those all turned off as I found them annoying. Its more of a Facebook type alert/tagging system. That happens within the forum itself.

Have a look at these guys http://xenforo.com/

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 10:05am   #10
 
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I quite enjoyed those forex-crowd-sourcing (ForexBoard was it?) contests - at least with something like that there's no BS, hindsight trading, etc.
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FF alerts you if someone quotes you , useful feature .

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 3:04pm   #12
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Ok.. how about a 'Chart of the day' Could be a weekly competition. Posters submit 2 x charts with a trade or trades they actually made with notes the where's and whys. Posts limited to 2 per person per week and one must be a trade or trades that didn't work out, as instructive as ones that did imo.

Prizes for the good, the bad and the ugly.
Sounds like a great suggestion. I was thinking we could do a different contest each month initially and see what sticks, then perhaps decide which become permanent contests. Let me give this some more thought.

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Is that the e-mail alerts. I have those all turned off as I found them annoying. Its more of a Facebook type alert/tagging system. That happens within the forum itself.

Have a look at these guys http://xenforo.com/
Aww, thanks for the clarification. Will check it out.

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I quite enjoyed those forex-crowd-sourcing (ForexBoard was it?) contests - at least with something like that there's no BS, hindsight trading, etc.
ForexDesk - yeah that was the real deal. When the project was put on hold, the contest ended. I hope we can fire it back up, even if it serves more as a contest platform. It's pretty high maintenance though, as it was a technically very challenging project. So I think bringing it back is a more long-term prospect.

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FF alerts you if someone quotes you , useful feature .
Interesting, I'm going to check it out and see if we can add it to T2W.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 6:10pm   #13
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Provide a premium subscription membership. Doesn't have to be a great deal. £5/month should do it. Access to premium forums where only the serious players and those genuinely interested in getting a quality education and finding intelligent and experienced traders with which to discuss and share ideas. A fiver would be just enough to keep the penniless trolls, spammers, scammers and snipers out. (A quid would probably do it, but let's be reasonable.)

Also provide premium members the ability and mechanism to vote out of the premium forums those who become undesirable. Just like any decent country club.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 9:32pm   #14
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Sharky started this thread Interesting idea Sigma-D, thanks for sharing!

Premium subscriptions are something that have been suggested over the years but never came to fruition. The implementation your suggested would serve as a simple way to cut down 'noise'. A few things come to mind...

- Are the 'penniless trolls, spammers, scammers and snipers' a big enough problem on the regular forums to warrant it?
- Would non-paying members still have the ability to view the content, although not participate?
- What impact would this have on discussion in the 'public' forums, which would then serve as a 'feeder' into the 'premium' forums?
- How to solve the chicken and egg, problem of members paying for access to quality content that isn't there yet?
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 9:58pm   #15
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Interesting idea Sigma-D, thanks for sharing!

Premium subscriptions are something that have been suggested over the years but never came to fruition. The implementation your suggested would serve as a simple way to cut down 'noise'. A few things come to mind...

- Are the 'penniless trolls, spammers, scammers and snipers' a big enough problem on the regular forums to warrant it?
- Would non-paying members still have the ability to view the content, although not participate?
- What impact would this have on discussion in the 'public' forums, which would then serve as a 'feeder' into the 'premium' forums?
- How to solve the chicken and egg, problem of members paying for access to quality content that isn't there yet?
Isn't that implemented already ? Via private forums like "Just Trading" for example , only invited and approved members can participate in , but its hardly active at the moment , yes its for free but its the same principle .
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- Are the 'penniless trolls, spammers, scammers and snipers' a big enough problem on the regular forums to warrant it?
Ask yourself, of all the new content posted today, how much of it has added anything to the sum total of genuine trading members' knowledge? When you compare what's happening today to say 8 years, or even 4 or even just 2 years ago - quality has dropped off the cliff. I'm only comparing a few posts from here and there to more recent stuff since I joined, but ask any of the old-timers - what few remain - if they find it the same place. Paying even a token amount is a commitment and sufficient in my view to set a tone and mode which would have an extremely positive impact not just on vibe, but content too.

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- Would non-paying members still have the ability to view the content, although not participate?
Well of course! Many would stand on the sidelines as they do now, but for the more committed, the chance to interact with the good and the great would be an opportunity not to be missed and they'd have no hesitation in joining the happy throng.


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- What impact would this have on discussion in the 'public' forums, which would then serve as a 'feeder' into the 'premium' forums?
What do you care? The forums are all but dead anyway which is why I suspect you're asking the question you are by starting this thread. Anything which promotes sensible, polite and experienced debate has got to be a good thing. Plus I don't imagine you and Steve would be unhappy with the prospect of additional revenue from this stream.


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- How to solve the chicken and egg, problem of members paying for access to quality content that isn't there yet?
The reason the private forums foundered is that the audience was never invited. It was all on recommendation and personal networking. I am fairly certain if you were to invite your own personal top-10 members from the past to participate in an open discussion on any trading topic where they would be free from the collective dross, the respectful circle round that campfire would grow exponentially.

Nobody knew they wanted any premium brand until they were (a) told it was premium and (b) sampled the goods.
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