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  • Perkins Cove
    Tim Bernard, SA Community Manager, please fix this not using $TICKER issue.
    9/20/13
    Reply (24)
    • Perkins Cove: David & Tim, we should not have to police this ourselves. Help us help you make the SA Community a better place. Thanks.
      9/20/13
    • David Jackson: What exactly is the issue? Wasn't clear from your StockTalk.
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: David, am surprise you are not aware of this issue. It being the lack of use of the "Type here, use $TICKER....." format for entering (cont)
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: .a new Stocktalk. Probably 1/3rd do not use the correct format, mostly new members. A few of us try to educate them by showing the right way
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: See this post.....http://seekingalpha.com/s/iau9k
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: See also this post...http://seekingalpha.com/s/i8btq
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: Here again...http://seekingalpha.com/s/hutl0
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: This blog was written especially for the problem by bd4uandu.... http://bit.ly/1ducwks
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: ...with a very nice thank you comment from your own Adam Jackson. Yet you know nothing of the problem. That's interesting..
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: As it stands now, someone (new?) can simply type in a few letters that are very hard to interpret......http://seekingalpha.com/s/iiwp4
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: DAG1996, bd4uandu, AdamDivy, myself, and a few others have tried to make progress by correcting individuals. That's a losing game.
      9/21/13
    • Perkins Cove: Please address this issue from SA's end. Several good suggestions have been offered in the above links. Thank you for your attention.
      9/21/13
    • wheelz23: I don't think there's a problem on SA's end
      9/21/13
    • TruffelPig: I did it wrong in the beginning........lol. Really needs some attention.
      9/23/13
    • David Jackson: What suggestions do you have for how to fix this? Please be as specific as possible!
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: #1. Add a 'StockTalks" tab on the top banner that takes one to "All Latest Stocktalks".
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: #2. In entry boxes, change wording to "Type here, use $ sign and all caps for symbols. (example: $AAPL).
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: That will be consistent with the language in "Stocktalk etiquette" on the Comment Guidelines page, and less confusing.
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: Important to use the (example: $AAPL).in my opinion.
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: #3. Since all new users start out on moderation, posts not using the proper symbol format should not be allowed, and those users (cont)
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: ...directed to the "StockTalk etiquette" for education. I believe these changes would cut down on the number of non-linkable symbols.
      9/24/13
    • Perkins Cove: David, thank you for your attention to this matter.
      9/25/13
    • Perkins Cove: David, kudos on the new change regarding not having to use caps. Definitely a good move. Now the example showing the $ sign (example: $aapl)
      9/26/13
    • Perkins Cove: ...in the entry boxes, and most people should get it right. Thank you !
      9/26/13