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Welcome to TL! UserVoice

 

This thread is dedicated to TL! members to voice their opinions regarding the website. We welcome any opinions, comments, and feedback regarding the site functionality, design, moderation, etc... All comments will be taken into consideration and will do our best to allocate our resources for these requests.

 

  • Interested in seeing new features?
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  • How can we improve the site? etc...

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James, I love this site and appreciate all the effort you put into it. You may want to look at the search feature - it functions quite poorly and forces users to manually investigate forums.

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James, I love this site and appreciate all the effort you put into it. You may want to look at the search feature - it functions quite poorly and forces users to manually investigate forums.

 

 

I use the search quite often, and I found it served my purpose ok.

I would like to learn your search methods... maybe I can shorten my search time?

 

 

 

[edited]

p.s. If you need to search a word with 3 characters of less, you have to add the * key to the end of the word.

Edited by Tams

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Wow Tams do you ever sleep?

 

no, I am a bot.

 

:-)

 

 

Thanks for your tip. I tried it searching for $ADD, but no joy.

 

 

with a $ in front?

sorry...even Google can't help you.

 

:-(

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Tams, here's an example: $ADD (Advancing Issues - Declining Issues) TL search generates zero results but check out the title of this thread.

 

http://www.traderslaboratory.com/forums/f92/tradestation-has-just-added-96-new-3774.html

 

Hence my frustration.

 

 

I see what you mean

 

I think it is the symbol... the search engine is not sensitive to the symbol.

I found the same problem with Google... there must be a way to search $ as well.

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Just a little suggestion - but it would make quite a big difference at least for the way I use TL:

 

In the "New Posts" view (and the others where threads are shown) if you want to see the latest post you'd have to click on this very tiny little right arrow (in the column "Last Post"), whereas to the left of it there is a big link with the name of the person posting.

 

Maybe I am getting a little old but it would be certainly nice to have this arrow at least twice the size as to make it much easier to click it (It normally is much less interesting to see information about the person posting).

 

Some extreme solution might be to even make the whole cell (not only the arrow) a link to the last post.

If the user really wanted more information on the last person posting he might click then from the posting.

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Even without the $ symbol a search for "ADD" turns up nothing. This is just one example. I frequently run into search difficulties. Ergo, my original post.

 

 

read post#3 again.

you might have missed my edit.

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James, I love this site and appreciate all the effort you put into it. You may want to look at the search feature - it functions quite poorly and forces users to manually investigate forums.

 

Google site search would be ideal but due to the number of pages we have this is a very expensive solution and something we would not consider. The next vbulletin 4.0 system is supposed to have improved its search engine but I doubt we would migrate to 4.0 right away as this requires a recoding of the entire site.

 

Ill see what other solutions we can implement. Thanks.

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For a temporary solution, I have added Google next to Advanced in the search engine (top right corner). Google custom search will basically search from the currently indexed pages so Im afraid it does not update real-time but should be more efficient compared to the current forum search engine.

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I've never seen anyone run a forum even close to as well as you run this one James. You should be proud.

 

We just have a nice crowd of traders that tend to be respectful for one another. Of course creating the initial atmosphere is important but members on TL have done a great job preserving this culture. :)

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Chatroom seems to be having problems today?

 

Hi Bil,

 

Thanks for the notice. We ran a database update hence the current issue. I expected this to be finished hours ago but will check in with the developers to see what the issue is. Thanks.

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The forum is very good. The search is fine for me.

 

But if one wanted to search for ADD one alternative is to google

ADD site:traderslaboratory.com

I often use google for a different view of trading sites.

 

One interesting element of TL is that we've attracted a lot of guru types. People like Spider who has found that he can quietly run a thread on Hershyism and only gets hassled for a bit or Urma who keeps starting new threads. The nice thing is that Spider stays in his thread and doesn't feel an advertisers need to keep starting new threads to promote himself.

 

I think gurus who are relatively unobtrusive are a good thing. Noisy ones, except the likes of db who shares well, is open, and doesn't act like a clever dick (legitimate phrase from yesterdays crossword) are a bit more irritating.

 

Note to BF: despite your everlasting fascination with things best left at the front of the church I don't classify yours as guru behaviour (no secret, self-aggrandizing knowledge).

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James:

 

the Code tag adds extra spaces in the bottom of the code window:

 

 

this text is wrapped with Quote tag

 

This text is wrapped with Code tag 

 

This text is wrapped with HTML tag

 

This text is wrapped with PHP tag

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one suggestion:

 

 

we post a lot of codes in this forum.

 

can you put the Code tag button in the main message window? instead of the Advanced window.

 

 

TIA

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James:

 

the Code tag adds extra spaces in the bottom of the code window:

 

 

 

 

This text is wrapped with Code tag 

This text is wrapped with HTML tag

This text is wrapped with PHP tag

 

Thanks Tams, I think I have fixed this issue. I should probably get rid of the php and html tags as we wont use them here.

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one suggestion:

 

 

we post a lot of codes in this forum.

 

can you put the Code tag button in the main message window? instead of the Advanced window.

 

 

TIA

 

Hi Tams,

 

This has been added per your request as well. Thanks.

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