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Housekeeping: Site Suggestions

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 8, 2006 @ 11:00 am In Weblogs | Comments Disabled

A couple of house-keeping items: At the end of last year, I asked readers for suggestions [1] for the site. Quite a few of you responded [2].

•  To use the Search function [3], type whatever words or phrase you want AFTER the phrase  that’s already in the google box (site:bigpicture.typepad.com);

• If you want to see what the site traffic is, click the Site meter button at bottom. (Or just click here [4])

• The books I am either reading (or have queued up) have been updated (Worth Perusing), as have the most recent tunes (MP3s Spinning);

• I’ve been posting very long comments in two parts;

• You may have noticed more international coverage and references (by popular demand);

• PNG has become the chart/graphic format of choice — lite, fast loading, little color loss;

• I played with the idea of full-text feeds, but after extensive research (I spoke with 2 other bloggers), the conclusion was that the comments would suffer;

• Lots of new categories added (Wages & Income, Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, etc.); 

• Temporary fix for the printing:  Highlight only what you want, then click the radio button "PRINT SELECTION "   

Things I am working on for the next upgrade:

• I cannot seem to get updates to the Blog Roll to work; (I’m working on it);

• Trying to figure out how to make graphs/charts larger than the 600 pixel limit;

• Coming soon: an email article function; If you want to forward a link or full article to someone else (making sure spammers don’t abuse it is the problem); 

• Making articles easier to print is another goal — but I’m getting nowhere with it. Any ideas? 


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URLs in this post:

[1] I asked readers for suggestions: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/12/feedback_for_20.html

[2] responded: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/12/feedback_for_20.html#comments

[3] Search function: http://www.google.com/search?q=site:bigpicture.typepad.com

[4] click here: http://www.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=sm2ritholtz

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