Please post your suggestions here, all shapes and sizes welcome!
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.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, 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.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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Aww yes, fond memories! =)Organise a Xmas lunch back at China City (now called Imperial China) in Soho again !
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.
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.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.
Aww, thanks for the clarification. Will check it out.
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.I quite enjoyed those forex-crowd-sourcing (ForexBoard was it?) contests - at least with something like that there's no BS, hindsight trading, etc.
Interesting, I'm going to check it out and see if we can add it to T2W.FF alerts you if someone quotes you , useful feature .
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 .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?