Timestamp feature

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Pekelo, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Pekelo


    We can edit the posts up to 60 minutes. I am fine with that. But a timestamp feature would also be nice. It would show the last time the poster edited the post. So in livecalls we could easier check, if the poster is posting real data and not editing it later.

    I used to post on another website and I really liked the timestamp feature. Several times I decided not to correct typos or grammar, because that would have altered the time and I wanted to make sure, everybody sees that I am not doctoring the data...
  2. murfy_kl


    I don't like that the time of editing the post is shown. Most of posts are edited for spellign erros. No need to mention that it was even edited.
  3. Pekelo


    Obviously not! :)

    Look, I post I just went short of YMs. In 5 minutes the Dow rallies 30 points. Then I quickly go and edit in the original post that I went LONG. See? I immediatelly look genious....
  4. mark1

    mark1 Guest

    Man you are totally right. I cannot sleep thinking someone might have changed his/her call.

    Believe me it's one of the first things that comes to my mind when I wake up in the morning.
    We need to find a solution. Urgently :D
  5. Yeah, a solution to change a call with a better way. Definitely. :D
  6. Hi Pekelo,

    Easy solution...

    You and those that your concerned about should post a screen image of the broker trade execution (end of day) after the live-call or use ET chat room where editing cannot occur.

    My point...look at the Trader P/L thread...you don't see those traders worried about the same thing as you're concerned about.

    Another possible solution...not verified...

    You can subscribe to a particular thread here at ET and get an email whenever a new message is posted.

    However, what I don't know is if it's just a notification or the actual content of the message.

    Thus, if its the actual content that's sent in the notification...you can compare what you got in the email to the final edited version (if editing occurred) when you go to the actual thread itself to read the message.

    Note: The subscription menu is at the bottom of each page thread.

    (a.k.a. NihabaAshi) Japanese Candlestick term
  7. Pekelo


    I am automatically subscribed (and it is just a notification) and would be nice to get ride of it, because I am getting too many mails... :)

    Well, one reason I would prefer the timestamp, because I am planning to make a prediction journal, but I don't want to be accused of tampering with it. With timestamps, it would be obvious...

    I had a similar journal on other site, I wrote it for 6 months and made sure I edited only when I screwed up the typing really badly...

    Now sometimes my predictions are for a very quick move ("the Dow is going to break down in 20-30 mins") but posts can be edited up to 60 mins. See the problem??
  8. Hi Pekelo,

    Your correct...today I tested ET subscribe feature for this Timestamp Feature thread and got a notification (no content) that someone (you) had replied.

    You could resolve your problem by posting your prediction comments in ET chat room and then pasting those comments with the timestamp in your journal.

    I've seen other ET journals like this where the author made his/her trade or analysis in some chat room and then to verified such was said...

    He/she copied and pasted it into the journal here at ET.

    Although it obviously involves an extra step...seems to work ok.

    By the way, inside the notification email ET sent me...there's an unsubscribe link to click on to stop getting any more notification emails.

    (a.k.a. NihabaAshi) Japanese Candlestick term