How can T2W better serve its community?

Aug 21, 2004
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1) Community live trading rooms. eg Index trade room, Forex trade room. Using web hosting interactive software like ivocalise. May need to be subscription depending on cost to host.
Also could be used as a guest trading education resource.

2) Simple competitions where members can pit their wits against each other and the markets. Small prizes always help, vouchers, trading books etc.
 

ffsear

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Forum software needs updating.

I post on other forums that work more like social media sites. E.g you get an alert every time someone quotes one of your posts. You can tag other members in threads alerting them to the conversation. The idea being that you keep coming back to see how many alerts you have.

All to often, I will post on a thread here and then totally forget about it
 
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Sharky

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1) Community live trading rooms. eg Index trade room, Forex trade room. Using web hosting interactive software like ivocalise. May need to be subscription depending on cost to host.
Also could be used as a guest trading education resource.

2) Simple competitions where members can pit their wits against each other and the markets. Small prizes always help, vouchers, trading books etc.
Live trading room - we haven't had one on T2W for years, the most recent one we had hosted on PropBoards (when it was still managed by T2W). That used the BlaB software from http://hot-things.net/ but iVoacalise looks interesting and let's you do voice conferencing.

If any one can recommend some other software, we can decide what's most appropriate. For example, video conferencing, screen sharing etc.

There's quite a history of contests on the sites (share ---> dow ---> forex contests). If anyone can come up with a concept for another type of contest, ideally hosted in the forum (like the S&P one we currently sponsor), I'd be happy to put up some prizes.

Forum software needs updating.

I post on other forums that work more like social media sites. E.g you get an alert every time someone quotes one of your posts. You can tag other members in threads alerting them to the conversation. The idea being that you keep coming back to see how many alerts you have.

All to often, I will post on a thread here and then totally forget about it
ffsear, do you have instant alerts turned on by default? It's in your Options here: http://www.trade2win.com/boards/profile.php?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.

Free beer at Christmas......................:p
Organise a Xmas lunch back at China City (now called Imperial China) in Soho again !:)
Aww yes, fond memories! =)

Sounds like a xmas meet-up is long overdue. Let the free beer flow....
 

hereward the wake

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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.
 

ffsear

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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/profile.php?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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c6ackp

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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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tar

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FF alerts you if someone quotes you , useful feature .
 
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Sharky

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.
 

Sharky

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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?
 

tar

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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 .