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RSS feed for New/Active/Popular topicsHi, I suggest you add an RSS feed for the topics listed on the right of the forum (New, Active and Popular). It was a great idea to implement this new window, but it is not complete without its RSS feed. RSS feeds are more and more popular, so please dont lose this opportunity. I NEED this feature...
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Search FeaturePerhaps I'm being an idiot; if so, please do not hesitate to inform me as such. Regardless, while I much prefer the google search module to the previous one, I have a small gripe. I recently searched "Fannie," hoping to find the most recent discussion of the troubled government sponsored lender. I h...
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The Status of WSOWhen I first found this site I was in the middle of my first year and I found it really helpful, however, as of late the quality of this site has depreciated. I am not sure if this is because the site became more popular so the number of non investment bankers rose disproportionally or if the more s...
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Warning: Site Down Tonight at 1:00am EST to about 3am ESTJust as an FYI, tonight/tomorrow at 1:00am EST the site will be brought offline to upgrade to a later version of Drupal (5.9). After this upgrade is complete we will also have the added benefit of QuickButtons which allow the user to access much more info / content with the push of a few buttons. ...
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Plus / Minus Points On PostsPatrick, This has been brought up before but I thought I would rehash it since nobody has really pushed for it lately. I think a lot of the malcontent with the state of the website has alot to do with the quality of the threads as well as the content of the posting within them (and arguably, the p...
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New WSO ThemeAs you might have noticed, we just launched a new theme for WallStreetOasis.com. Please let me know if you have any problems / comments and/or suggestions. I will try to be as responsive as possible to fix any problems. Thanks, Patrick...
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stop the censorship, here is my push for objective moderation of these boardsthe following discussion resulted from the deletion of 2 threads (see appendix) When you personally manipulate selective threads in accordance to your "rules" yet fail to extend such regulation across the board, you are simply indulging yourself and by doing so you undermine the integrity of a publ...
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Site problems - Can't load the page at work I'm not sure where this goes, but is there any reason why I can't load this page at work? It used to work just fine, and the site isn't blocked at my firm, it just won't load? The top will have that tagline of "Wall Street Oasis...where monkeys come to play" but the actual content will never load. ...
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Ads with soundIs there any way to not put up ads with sound?...
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separate forum for real bankersi think wallstreetoasis is great, and an awesome resource; however, sometimes the ibanking forum gets a little too saturated. what i mean by that is, someone just asked a question about valuation methods for luxury goods companies; that post will probably get pushed down by "Rate the best banks" or...
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Site takes forever to loadI never had this problem until the desert-themed makeover. Every single page takes AT LEAST 5 full seconds to load. At first I thought it was isolated to my computer and home network, but I have tried it from at least 3 or 4 locations and on various browsers (currently on IE). Could you please fix t...
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How come everything is so squished now?I don't know about you guys but after some site changes, whenever I look at the forums, they are really really squished from both sides. I'm running 1024x768....
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Petition to bring back the chat. signed ,stickied, frontpaged...aka read this. Back story: We had a chat, it was awesome, and now we don't anymore :( Just embed an irc channel if it still gives problems. ...
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Stop posting so many crappy articlesWhen I go to "recent posts," literally NINETY PERCENT of the threads are financial news headlines, instead of actual DISCUSSION threads. Not only that, they are sometimes double posted - wait, make that QUADRUPLE posted. You have gotten out of control. If I wanted news, I would go to wsj.com or f...
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Favorite ThreadsIt would be amazing if there was a feature that essentially allowed logged in users to bookmark or save their favorite threads for future reference. Oftentimes I'll find a thread that's particularly salient and for lack of a better option, I'll end up bookmarking the specific thread via my browser. ...
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Merged threadsOne thing that I notice a lot of posts starting to pop up have the theme of "how do i excel at my SA role" or "what do SA do". There are a lot of useful information in these threads however they are scattered. Perhaps you could create the ability for a mod to merge the threads. You likely already...
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Investing ForumI was thinking that an investing focused forum where we could discuss recent market trends, economic factors, interesting opportunities, etc. would bring a lot of different perspectives to WSO. I would definitely be interested in seeing what my fellow monkeys were investing in, and in sharing my re...
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What's the deal with banana points?Does anyone have a complete rundown of how you gain (and lose) banana points? As far as I can tell, it's two points per post, and -2 if you edit one of your posts. What I don't understand is this: after editing one of my posts, I saw the message that I lost two points. However, there was also a mes...
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Logging in problemFor some reason, every time I come to the forums, I get logged out. After I log back in and click a topic or thread, I get logged out again 80% of the time. I don't think its a problem with my cookies or temp files because this problem has never happened on this site, and my log in information is wo...
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What's up with the bananas??Not that I care about having as many bananas as possible, but is the chart on the "Ranking" page outdated? It says 2 bananas for a post and 5 for a new topic, and I am only getting 1 for a post and 2 for a topic. How does it work? Thanks....
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new theme hurts my eyesI think it's the bright blue text. Maybe a more neutral color?...
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User "Tracking" is Gone!I noticed today that the "Track" tab has disappeared from users profile pages. I used that tab all the time to track the posts I was contributing too, and see if there were any new messages in them. Bring back the "Track" tab!...
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Cookie problemI keep getting logged out and logged back in when I am navigating the site... not sure what is going on. Recycled cookies, etc. ...
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Problem with PM'sThe PM's in my inbox which have not yet been read have a subject line of "new". I cannot open them. I thought you should know. Good luck....
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Timing of posts...I've noticed this for a while now. Sometimes when I post, the system records the time of the post incorrectly. For example, I make a post at 3:30 and the system records it as 3:55. Then all the posts in between, say 3:35 (when the system corrects) and 3:50 will be posted above my post, as the system...
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"Moronic questions" secionI think we should put up a "moronic questions" section on the forum. Included in this section could be threads regarding: 1. "What are my chances?" 2. "How long should I wait until I hear back?" 3. "Did anybody else get an interview/offer yet with BB bank?" 4. "Did I mess up this interview?" Here ...
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problem with my account at WSOIt keeps logging me out when i close my browser - this didn't happen before. Also, when i open a post in a new tab it wants me to login again. what's wrong with the new servers?...
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blank-subject PMI got a PM from a user that didn't have the subject line filled out. As such, I can't click on the message to read it, and the system constantly says that I have one new private message. Is there a way to get rid of this?...
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Chat - Does it not work? Does it not work anymore?...
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search function is tediousi discovered this last week... anyone else find the search function tedious? especially if you are using the "back" button. everyone tells the young monkeys to search for the answers to their questions and now i see why they just make new posts....
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user-made pollsI've seen other websites where users can create their own polls. Feasible for this site? Just another interesting way to gauge the opinions of many people on a quick question. Once submitted they could be vetted through you to make sure they aren't useless before they're posted....
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Possible New FeatureSeeing as there are a ton of new analyst hires on the site, many of which are relocating to the major cities. What if the site added a Roomate function so that incoming classes of analyst can possibly link up with other monkeys before they just up and move in June. Thoughts?...
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Subscriptions to forum topicsNot too sure if this has been brought up, but i think it'd be cool if you could subscribe to certain threads that you're interested in receiving updates to. i keep finding myself writing down which threads i like and searching for them by hand. Thanks....
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Posting to a topic you started should not earn you more pointsBy earning more points when posting to your own topics, you incentivize people to post "bump", not be clear in their initial posts etc. I don't know if this is possible, but I think something like this would make the points slightly more meaningful....
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What's the matter? It's getting slower, sometimes items are not in the right places, and sometimes can't display the whole page...OH,Shit! Anything wrong with the server?...
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Site Rollback/ErrorDid anyone notice that the site was down for most of the day yesterday (1/28/08)? Also, it seems that when it came back online, it has been rolled back by a day or two. There were a couple good threads from yesterday that disappeared completely. My banana count was also rolled back to what it was be...
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Chat ServerSomething is dreadfully wrong with the chat rooms (not sure how long they have been around, was my first time in). Seemed data was only sent to me when I submitted a message, making communication quite difficult. Also, it frequently was telling me that everyone was leaving and rejoining the chat r...
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This site is very american  Let's go global!...
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new forum?The Ibanking Bullpen is full of threads on related to ibanking. We need a general discussion forum. That's where the ties/suits, career advice, Interviewing tips etc....
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WSO AwardsHey I was thinking it might be cool to have an awards poll. All the members can vote on lets say.....Most informative member, biggest troll, best thread, best success story, amongst others. The moderators can scope out and do the nominating, then all the monkeys vote on an online poll. What do you ...
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New Forum: For those working only!How about an exclusive forum where those with a gold star - those who are actually in the business - are able to post?  Too many questions from propsective monkeys in the regular fora....
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Site does not work well on IEWallstreetoasis.com, This site has become difficult to use when accessed through Internet Explorer (the only browser available at work), but it works fine on Firefox. Occassionally, the navigation bar on the left side somehow ends up in the middle of the page, obstructing many of the posts. Often t...
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PostingIts getting annoying that forum responses appear earlier in the thread than they were written. For example the Cheap Watch thread has later posts higher than the posts that they refer to. Can you do anything about it?...
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Recent Posts - Added websites and image postings Would there be a way to not post the added websites and image postings to the 'recent posts' list? Their awfully annoying to scroll through especially when their added 20 or 30 at a time. If not, no biggie. ...
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Mobile Friendly Access?It would be nice to have mobile friendly pages to access from my Blackberry. As this is an "i-banking" forum, I would wager that mobile friendly pages would be embraced by the Crackberry wielding userbase. How difficult would this be to implement?...
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Private Wealth Management (Private Banking) Given the rapid growth of the PWM (Private Banking) sector, could we have a forum on this? Apart from the relationship management roles, the PWM segment is filled with positions in buyside equity/bonds/FX research, discretionary portfolio management and structured products advisory. It will be gre...
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FAQs - Relevant threads There should be FAQs for each of the forums listing commonly asked questions and relevant threads....
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Classification of ForumsWallStreetOasis: I really don't think you need to further classify the forums into sub-forums (such as industy specific, etc.) There are simply not enough categories to really make this feature useful. I know it is a crazy little detail, but we are bankers here ......
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Can we ban 'selling' on this sitehttp://www.wallstreetoasis.com/node/11355 Can you ban selling on this site (the ebay-ification of Wallstreetoasis), whether that be football tickets or CFA notes, etc. If people want to sell stuff, they can easily private messaage someone asking about the CFA in a related topic rather than turnin...
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Arrr the frame in old IE are driving me nutsI use school computers, and they don't have the new IE on it. I know this topic has been discussed add noseum, but still I'd like to point it out again. It's a bit frustrating to have to keep hitting refresh so that the page displays properly....
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This forumCan I just say that I have absolutely fallen in love with this forum. Brilliant people sharing interesting insights all over the place, and no full-time flamers around - yet. Can we please make sure it stays like this - I have been in love with career-focussed communities before, and they all turned...
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New Dedicated Server!WallStreetOasis.com is now running on its own dedicated powerful server to help serve members better! You should immediately see a significant improvement in the speed of browsing the site, but more significantly, when you post a comment or new forum topic. Please stay tuned as we continue to add ...
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Another New FeatureJust wanted to point out another new feature that is up and running on the site. Now, if you click on "Recent Posts" in the yellow navigation bar, it will take you to a list of all of the most recent content posted to the site. But you can also now jump from tab to tab to see new polls, your own n...
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Dedicated ServerIn order to improve the speed and overall experience of the site (and handle all of the growth), as of tomorrow we will be switching to a dedicated server that should significantly improve the speed of WallStreetOasis.com Thank you for all of your patience -- I know since the switchover the site ha...
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So slow...I love this site, but to be frank, ever since the facelift, I find it probably the slowest and clunkiest site I use on a daily basis. Please, please sort it out because its too much hassle and I know that I frequent it far less than I used to, and am sure others feel the same....
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What happened?It seems that posts within the past few months have been deleted? The "newest" posts that I'm seeing are from 6 months+ back....
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SearchThe site's search function seems to be considerably less effective than it once was...does it now search only a subsection of all the posts or something? Or is the function itself malfunctioning? I think it needs work though, it used to be better on the old site...
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Resume - Posting resume?I think the only link I found to post my resume was in the "About" tab at the top of the site. I was wondering if there is any use in posting your resume on this website? And if yes, I would suggest to post a few more links on this website giving you the ability to reach the "resume" function. Than...
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UpdatesHey WallStreetOasis, have you been making any progress on additional forum updates (particularly the banker verification update)?...
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Asset Management - Wanted to get some outsider info about it Can we make a forum on this? I work at BlackRock and want to get some outsider info about it and other asset management place about pay/career progression, but theres really no one to ask here or else where. Asking on the investment banker or trading forums is kind of a stretch. ...
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Soooo SLOW...This is ridiculous!!! Please speed the site up because you WILL drive ppl away.......
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Each post should have links to the 2nd,3rd etc pageIt would be great if: posts in each subforums had links to the 2nd, 3rd...etc page next to the post title this would keep people from having to enter a 100+ post thread, scroll down, and click on the link to the 4th page. I've seen many vbulletin forums with this feature, e.g. talk.collegeconfi...
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MAJOR UPGRADES COMING SOON!Dear Fellow Primates, We are finally getting there with the upgrade and new look. Although there are a bunch of old features that still need to get installed (private messaging, buddys, quotes, job module, etc.) I hope that as the new theme comes together and as you discover the new functionality ...
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Loading from CacheHey, For some reason my computer at work keeps reloading the webpage from Cache as opposed to from the server. While this is great for speed, I can't see any new posts! This has only started happening since the upgrade. It isn't that big a deal (I probably should be working), and it may be a pro...
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stats?I noticed that you no longer can see what ranking you have. Will this be coming back?...
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subject line used to be automatically filled in.why doesn't it do that anymore? every time i quote someone and try to hit reply, it tells me that i 'forgot' to fill out the stupid subject line. if it's not something you can easily change, though, then it's not a big deal....
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cool overhaulI like it. May take some time getting used to, but it's nice. and pretty....
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New FeaturesJust wanted to highlight some of the new features that have been implemented (more coming and the theming / colors will continue to improve): - Track Users. If you click on any other users name you can click on the track tab and see that users entire post history. - Recent Posts. You can click o...
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private messages?Is this going to be added back later on? There are several members here that I talk through messages, and now, without knowing their e-mail, I do not know how to get in touch with them. ...
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User's post historyMany forums have this, why doesn't IBO? When you click on a username and load up their profile, it should have a link to their post history (i.e. you can search through their past posts)....
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Question re: Account settingsI couldn't find any other place to put this at, so here it is: how does one change the status from say, prospective monkey to whatever else? I tried to edit my account but it won't let me....
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LAWI think there is a bunch of lawyers/law trained monkeys in the Forum... why don´t we have our specific forum just as PE, Traders, Consultants or VC do?? Thanks...
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Recent Posts - Page or function I would like a page or function that shows all of the latest posts or latest posted-in threads so I don't have to go snooping through each forum for replied to things I wrote. Also a function to search for posts by user for the same reason....
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Topic repetitionIs there a way to start filing/classifying certain topics beyond IB discussion, traders train, etc? There are just so many repeated questions, and I think that if we could file certain discussions under their respective topics, we may see less of the same "what are my chances?" or "gs FICC?" posts....
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Regional Sectioni just think a regional section broken down by state would be cool. thanks...
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Request for ModeratorWasn't sure where the right place for this was, but just wanted to request that the "MD's being MD's" thread be closed. I started the thread, and have pretty much seen it go right down the shitter. My intended purpose was just to make a point about annoying tasks, but clearly it has taken a life o...
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HonestlyThe thread locking is getting overboard. I know a lot of the threads are pointless, but lets not resort to excessive censorship....
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2BitsWhat does the 2Bits link have to do with money-related links (look on bottom left of site)...
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Mentors - Current bankers willing to mentor? Would there be any current bankers with interest in doing some sort of one on one mentoring with college students? Help with stuff like resumes, cover letters, interview tips, etc. ...
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See all that are onlineI think we should be able to see all of the "primates" that are online at one time, as oppose to just seeing a couple. Thanks....
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Technicals Only ForumI'd love to see a strictly accounting and finance forum. I know it's been talked about a lot, but pooling the technical knowledge of "the tools of the trade" seems like something everyone could benefit from. Any ideas?...
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BananasWhat is the point of bananas? I don't understand what good it does to have more of them...I know initially having 6 or whatever allows you to see the compensation databse, but what is their purpose after that?...
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Rating SystemMaybe there should be a rating system for posters. Those people that post helpful material will be ranked higher, allowing the newer people to know who to trust. Posters can rank one another based on how informative their posts are. It may become a popularity contest, but I think overall it would be...
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Upgrades Coming SoonJust wanted to give everyone an update: I am still working through a variety of upgrades for the site that are taking MUCH longer (and costing more $) than anticipated. My guess is that everything should be launched by early May. There might be some kinks that need to be worked out, so I would ...
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Thread closingHere's a suggestion-when mods close a thread, it would be nice if they quickly posted one last time and explained why that post would be closed. That way, maybe people will stop doing the same things over and over again. Maybe have a section on the site that has all the forum rules (I know there is...
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Stickies - Post dedicated to certain topics There are several topics that get posted on the boards such as interview questions etc... I think there should be a post dedicated to certain topics. For example, in the 'Get a Job' board there should be a sticky for interview questions....
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How do you post anonymously?Does anyone know how to post anonymously? ...
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Editing PostsI don't know if its possible to place a time limit on editing posts. For example, if someone makes a dumb post today and gets flamed for it, the person shouldn't have all year round to come back and wipe away the post. this way it makes people really think about what their posting before spouting ou...
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phpBB?1. Make links clickable 2. Consider switching to better forum software such as phpBB or invision board just my 2 cents...
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unable to see new forum topics in some areas of sitenychimp, I'm sure this is just a glitch, but the "New forum topics" box disappears when looking at the main menu screen, as well as while in the "I-Banking Discussion" section. The box does still appear while browsing other areas of the site though. just thought I'd let you know, thanks for the work...
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Multi-Page ThreadsIt would be nice to be able to jump to a specific page in a thread without having to open up page 1 first....
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Cancel an ibankingoasis.com accountHow do you cancel/delete your account?...
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Add a "Special Topic" sectionI'm kinda exhausted with all the repetitive Q's on a daily basis regarding best school, best bank, best group, best office, place to get a shirt and other BS. Ay vay. I could pull my hair out! Since it is glaringly apparent that most of the eyeballs on the forum are from piercing 19-21 year olds,...
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Profile OptionsHi, just a small suggestion. I started tinkering with my profile, and I found that under "Industry" there is no Equity Research option. Perhaps there shoud be?...
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Quote of the week conceptThis idea was proposed in another thread, but I believe it is a good idea. [quote=wannabebanker][quote=Salam Shpekov]Where I work, MD's piss and shit with the mortals[/quote] Can I nominate this for post of the week? Can we begin giving out an award for post of the week, just for this quote?[/quot...
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Good forum, but could be greatI'm just going to ramble for a bit here if you don't mind. First of all, this site is great and contains a lot of good information. I definitely was way more prepared for my interviews because of this site, and it probably helped me get a job. I feel that this is the case for a lot of people here...
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Research - Forum dedicated to research? Can we have a forum dedicated to research? You have everything else on the site, why not one for research?...
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New Forum Topics - List LengthAny way we can lengthen the "New forum topics" list on the main page? Members tend to post more often to the new posts on this list than on the forums in the archive because they are visible. Even going from 5 to 10 would probably be a big help and hopefully answer more questions or provide more ad...

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