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Discussion in 'Site Activity/Suggestions' started by Scorpio, Sep 2, 2013.



  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    that will more closely follow what the actual dealers reference points are,

    Please comment accordingly,

    Thanks,
    Scorp
     
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  2. Unca Walt

    Unca Walt Midas Member Midas Member

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    Oh, dear. I wuz hoping it was temporary or something. Hard to read. In fact, I CAN'T read the far right red stuff. :cry_smile:
     
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  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    they had other colors of them,

    but thought those would show up the best????

    I'll go looking again,
     
  4. platinumdude

    platinumdude Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Maybe if they have one without the bid and the ask, then the digits will be bigger.
     
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    for anyone interested, go here and scroll thru the different color options,

    let me know, but the above is the best I thought to fit our forum colors + get us what we need???

    Scorp

    http://www.apmex.com/widgets
     
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  6. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    It's big. And bright. Is it closing the GSR?

    Also in Central time. Do the markets follow that?

    Are the markets open today?
     
  7. platinumdude

    platinumdude Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    For me, I like any on them with the white background. I can read the red and green digits easier.
     
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  8. phideaux

    phideaux Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Agreed, it's difficult to read. I think it's just a poorly designed app.

    "Metal, Bid, Ask, Change" are clear as can be, just the data in the chart is low resolution.

    And the use of parentheses are just clutter. Parentheses are often used to indicate a negative number. Silver is in the green today? [​IMG] Why does it read "(3.15%)"

    Can it just show a plus or minus sign? Or just use green/red?
     
  9. Rusty Shackelford

    Rusty Shackelford Midas Member Midas Member

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    Little harsh on the eyes. Red and green on black is a tough read. JMO
     
  10. phideaux

    phideaux Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    The first choice, White-blue seems to be clearest.
     
  11. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    Me too FWIW.
     
  12. Libertaurum

    Libertaurum Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Nice! Thanks Scorp.
     
  13. Silver Sabre

    Silver Sabre Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    The new one sucks. Bring back Kitco please.
     
  14. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Looks good in GIM basic black. :thumbs_up:
     
  15. Aurumag

    Aurumag Dimly lit. Highly reflective Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Thanks Scorp!

    I appreciate your wanting to try something new, but my tired old eyes prefer

    the color theme:

    White-Black 2
     
  16. southfork

    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    I'll take any color as long as its reliable.
     
  17. Mr Paradise

    Mr Paradise Midas Member Midas Member

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    I like the new ticker but the red is hard to see. :fisheye:
     
  18. JFN111

    JFN111 Silver Member Silver Miner

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    I'm finding it hard to read also, Maybe a white background would help the red stand out.
     
  19. Mr Paradise

    Mr Paradise Midas Member Midas Member

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    With the white background it's mucho better :thumbs_up:
     
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  20. Ishkabibble

    Ishkabibble Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Must we really clutter up the site with all this PM stuff?

    J.k. Love the new ticker; the background is white on my iGadget. Did Scorpio change it? What I see looks good. It is a bit odd to see green parens for positive though. I think that's a coding error on their end.
     
  21. AgBar

    AgBar Commodore Gold Chaser

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    Yep, white background is definitely easier to read. :ok:

    One thing: when not logged in, the new ticker overlaps the "remember me" checkbox underneath the login fields at the top of the page.
     
  22. FlaGman

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    I like the white background. The black was hard for me to read. Nice!
     
  23. Aurumag

    Aurumag Dimly lit. Highly reflective Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Thanks Scorp!

    I truly appreciate the fact that you listen to your constituency.

    This is just one more reason that I frequent GIM2.

    I especially like the green text to the right of the Ag price.
     
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    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Nice, white is better than black, can we also put up a chart showing how much Andial is losing on his silver shorts?
     
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  25. Chester-Copperpot

    Chester-Copperpot Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    The black looked good.
     
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    ticker looks good - hope it stays

    mostly because i don't like the brand name on the other one
     
  27. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    yeah, I preferred the black also,

    but was out-voted quite rapidly,

    hopefully the one I have up will do us all well,

    S
     
  28. Irons

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    Solid 2 mouser right there brother Fork!


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  29. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Buncha whiners! White looks good too. :thumbs_up:
     
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    917601 Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    Any alternative to Kitco is good. I did have a discussion with my LCS owner and discussed what happens if Kitco goes down ( as in Internet shut down), he said he would shut down until it is up again. I then asked if during an economic crisis that lasted weeks....years.....? " that can never happen, I would go out of business"...wanna bet? Think about it.
     
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    HARSH!, dooooooode, very HARSH!!! :party:
     
  32. Gcubed

    Gcubed Banned

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    I've noticed that many dealers use Kitco quotes as their baseline. It also appears (to me) to be the preferred source for many Internet sites.
     
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  33. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    ya'll realize how old 'yer gettin' ifn' you can't read the black one.............???????

    bunch of geezers

    :36_2_36:
     
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    <===Foolsgold Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++ Platinum Bling

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    [​IMG]
     
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  35. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    yep cubed,

    I think that is because kitco was the genesis of it all, they built the original tickers that persons could add to their sites,

    Now more and more are creating all manner of tickers,

    It really was a great move by Kitco back in the day, others are just finally catching on over the last few years,

    yet, many times kitco is down, locked, or not showing current actual pricing,

    S
     
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    The light background is perfect.
     
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    Right on, may be best to have several alternatives, however, in a genuine global meltdown crisis, I believe PM quotes will be unavailable for a long time and " a state secret".
     
  38. grooveboi

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    Looks good, Scorp. But is there any way you can make the numbers go higher?:goodnight:
    Groove
     
  39. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    One thing I have never gotten is the % change, as in who gives a whit????

    I would prefer they knock that out, make the actual change larger and bolded, and that would also allow more room to make the rest of it larger and bolded

    for those watching daily, the % change is a stock market thing that has no bearing as far as I am concerned,

    or another option is to have the hi/low instead of percent change,

    problem is, when you start cramming too much data into small spaces, people with old eyes can't read it any longer, becomes a blur,

    so if your target reader is out of the diaper stage, then less is more, and easier to read is more,
     
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    Was just relaying what I've observed. I prefer Net Dania myself.
     

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