What features would you like to see on Quantnet ?

Andy Nguyen

You mean Latex formatting? It's been available for years on Quantnet. Simply use the tex tags
For example, to display your integral formula, use this code
$$V= \int_{-5}^{5} (25-x^2) \ dx$$
which will display $$V= \int_{-5}^{5} (25-x^2) \ dx$$

Tsotne

Oh yes I didn't know this. Thanks

Tsotne

@Andy Nguyen

Andy can we have an icon on the profile pop-up box indicating whether a person is online or offline? It's kinda shortcut to see if the member I am replying to is still there. Or does the list of online members contain all of us being currently online? Thank you

Andy Nguyen

Online/offline indicator on profile - yes. We are rolling out a new version of the software in another 12 hours to fix bugs and improve functionalities.
Watch this space.

mimis

In the past, you could download research papers and other stuff ,is this feature still on?

Andy Nguyen

We will migrate the files to a new section once we are done coding a new download manager.

Andy Nguyen

Often the most interesting posts are those with the most replies. Can you put that next to each item on the Forum?
Ken,
We put it back on. Let me know if they look already on your monitor.

Huan Dao

Hi Andy, inside my inbox I can only see the name of the person who started the conversation, and the last one reply, so sometimes it's difficult to see which person I sent message to without having to click each one individually. So it's nice to have the name of the participant on the conversation just bellow the title.

Andy Nguyen

@Jacksc
Yes, I will have to do something about that regard as I have the same issue with how it's presently displayed.
Keep issues/suggestions coming. Appreciate it.

daleholborow

I might be missing something, but I keep getting emails every time someone responds to a thread that I've posted in, even though I've gone to settings and turned off "Preferences > Receive email notications of replies" and "Alert Preferences > Messages in Threads" (all options).
I like to see the alerts in the red at the top menu to show me who has replied to stuff, but all the emails are driving me nuts, so I'm obviously missing some setting... anyone help please?

Andy Nguyen

I like to see the alerts in the red at the top menu to show me who has replied to stuff, but all the emails are driving me nuts, so I'm obviously missing some setting... anyone help please?
Click on Watched Thread link on the top navigation bar (next to What's New) and see which one you have watched there. You can unwatch/watch them again so the setting can take effect.

If it's still not working, send me a private convo and I will troubleshoot it for you.

Tsotne

I'm not sure if the following feature exists (I haven't noticed though) but would be really good to have a notification icon on a post which has been edited after the last reply. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm answering to a completely different question because the previous post has been edited after my reply. Also I've seen many posts like: "it's good to see how 'name' is playing with edit button", "have you edited the post?", "why did you delete the post?" etc.

Andy Nguyen

There is no such feature (yet). I can disable the ability to delete and limit how long one can edit his own post but I rather give them more freedom. This problem only affects a small number of the member.
When people are posting/editing/quoting/replying in almost real time, you can't prevent the problem of something is outdated by the time you push that Send button.
In the future, I may get something to notify you when a new post has been added while you are writing a reply.

Tsotne

Thanks Andy. I agree, I have used those buttons sometimes like delete button when I occasionally missed the members name and posted to another thread.

roni

Cornell FE
Hey Andy,

It would be nice if we could create a conversation with more than 5 participants.

Thanks.

albertino

Hi Andy. I don't know whether it's possible automatically add 'no' next to all other programs in the final destination section of tracker when the poster have already mentioned 'yes' for his/her chosed program. It'll be helpful for future applicants since not all posters have mentioned their final destination, and, therefore, blank spaces don't imply 'no'.

Andy Nguyen

@albertino
That's a reasonable suggestion but the downside is that the "Final Destination" column will be filled with "No" and it will be very hard for people to quickly search for the "Yes"

People are interested in the "Yes", not the "No" and we have a hard time to get people to update their Final destination.

Coding wise, it's a trivial thing to implement your suggestion but I hope whatever we do, would be to get users to pick a Yes first.

AlexandreH

I got asked to "confirm" if I want to "like" a post, again. This time, I saved the HTML. How can I send it to you Andy? For some reason, I cannot upload it here.

Andy Nguyen

Send me a screenshot via private convo. You can attach file in PC now. Thanks
I'm betting it's a browser issue. Which one are you using?

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