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To add to the website Werner has put up (without illegal links), I've been thinking of setting up a FREE feature rich independent forum for discussing share trading. Recently someone (sorry can't remember who) posted a link to chat forum software. It will have all the features expected from a chat forum, like the ability to post images and stock charts, avatars, personal messaging, see who is online, search for posts, proper forumite polls, organise posts in categories which are logical, message stickies (posts that stay at the top), rate other forumites and posts, viewable on a CELLPHONE etc. You can browse without registering but to make a post you must accept the terms and conditions during registration. If you think this will be worthwhile to do, please reply here - and even if you think its a bad idea let me know why. If it seems like there's enough interest, I'll set it up and post the link here later today.
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I think the poll is good, was thinking of building that on my site as well, i was also thinking of a forum, but if you can get the forum online, we can link the sites together, this should increase the rankings in google if we have links... I was playing around on the weekend with a very basic chat idea, it would enable users to chat with everyone on the website in up-to-the-second (or 2) timing. maybe this could be nice - what you think?
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Do it !,. Great idea,. Sharing pics of Graphs etc will go a long way in helping others get what some are chatting about,...
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Good idea. Maybe some competition will encourage OST to improve their Chat Forum? Who knows?
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If you do it right you can make SFM buy it back from you!
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I was hoping to keep this under wraps until I'd launched the site... but looks like there's enough interest to get a bit of feedback and advice from the guys on this forum. I'm setting up a financial forum at www.moneytalks.co.za. The current page isn't functional but im just playing around with layout ideas. I'll get it done professionally soon. What else would you guys like to see on such a site? Would the site name work? It will include everything mentioned in the posts above... but I'm looking to branch out at a later stage. Any thoughts?
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looks like you should pay yrg to do it. don't boyh do it.
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yrg... can I drop you a mail. What's your email address?
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you can publish stock pick articles on www.orbiterinvestments.com/stockmonitor - i am working on the uploading of charts as we speak.
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DCTrader, looks like we should have chatted earlier. The chat forum I mentioned is up. I wanted to make sure there was enough interest before taking the plunge, but here it it : www.socialstocks.co.za You can email me at [email protected]
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Looks fantastic. Congrats Yrg! thanks for the effort
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I wanted to put some topics up first.... so its pretty empty at the moment. Remeber you don't have to register to browse, but to post you register and get an email confirmation with a link (for your own security)
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See you used SMF... considering that as an option. Can I drop you a mail with some more info? Shot
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no problem email me at [email protected] Like john says, we shouldn't duplicate functionality but pool all of the resources together
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Werner, I had that in mind, linking of the sites etc. With regard to the live chat functionality you mention, have a look at Jabber. Though I don't think the extra effort is required - i think a chat forum (like www.socialstocks.co.za :)) will do the job of the "real-time" communication plus have the history of the conversations available etc.
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Yes, I am still working on my trading engine (virtual trading game) but maybe in the future we can create a forum thread for the different games created so the contestants can communicate? i would insert a link the the relevant thread for each game, then this will make one link. I will also publish a link on the homepage of my site to yours!
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Sounds good.. Just hope people are going to register and use the forum !
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I have the same worries. i am taking measures to get my site in search engines, and with the amount of internet users around the world, over time i think it will build up!
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