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April 12th, 2013, 11:29 am

I am not sure I'd like a new design and new functionalities (French is tradition), but some day the Wilmott team will probably make this website evolve (I you don't evolve you die, right?). I thought it is a good idea to collect ideas from users for that virtual www.wilmott.com V2.0.
 
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April 12th, 2013, 11:40 am

You die anyway, that was my understanding.

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April 12th, 2013, 11:47 am

A financial news channel tab, with live surreptitious broadcasts from ICBI Global Derivatives, select board meetings and corporate earnings conference calls.
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April 12th, 2013, 11:48 am

A 'Donate via Paypal' button.

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April 12th, 2013, 11:50 am

Also, a "Quant of the Month" pin up calendar, distributed to all members of the Forum.

This will encourage greater participation by the silent multitude.
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April 12th, 2013, 11:52 am

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A 'Donate via Paypal' button.

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I will donate generously in exchange for the QotM pin up calendar.

Something to brighten my office!
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April 12th, 2013, 11:57 am

I can only think of two quants willing to expose themselves in that way. So you'd get bored very quickly.

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April 12th, 2013, 12:03 pm

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I can only think of two quants willing to expose themselves in that way. So you'd get bored very quickly.

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You underestimate my attention span. Just come up with some handsome costumes, elegant poses, and various settings. Tudor, Medieval, Golden Age of Rome.

Would edouard be bored by a 12 month Pamela Anderson calendar?

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April 12th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Costumes? Sorry my mistake. In that case...I am currently modelling myself on Athos, the older, fatherly, musketeer with the troubled love life.

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April 12th, 2013, 12:22 pm

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Costumes? Sorry my mistake. In that case...I am currently modelling myself on Athos, the older, fatherly, musketeer with the troubled love life.

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Haha! I have finally given up on love - I just like pictures now.

So, to that point, there is a fine line between the naked and the nude...
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April 12th, 2013, 12:32 pm

The Naked and the Nude

For me, the naked and the nude
(By lexicographers construed
As synonyms that should express
The same deficiency of dress
Or shelter) stand as wide apart
As love from lies, or truth from art.

Lovers without reproach will gaze
On bodies naked and ablaze;
The Hippocratic eye will see
In nakedness, anatomy;
And naked shines the Goddess when
She mounts her lion among men.

The nude are bold, the nude are sly
To hold each treasonable eye.
While draping by a showman's trick
Their dishabille in rhetoric,
They grin a mock-religious grin
Of scorn at those of naked skin.

The naked, therefore, who compete
Against the nude may know defeat;
Yet when they both together tread
The briary pastures of the dead,
By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
How naked go the sometimes nude!

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April 12th, 2013, 8:14 pm

A serious suggestion for a change:

It would be very cool to have more QF and econometric toolboxes at our disposal - perhaps for a price.

We have the LaTex Equation editor for posts already and I have LaTeX on my machines here.

It would be nice to have access to MATLAB, R, Stata, and SAS.

Would there be a way to set up a group purchasing account for some of these packages, so we could access them via W Forum?

Perhaps you could have a tiered structure - free general membership and paid subscription membership featuring this and other benefits for additional fees.
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April 13th, 2013, 12:40 am

(What about mathematica TS?)

As far as the sub-forums are concerned, I would be there was a "Commodities" topic (price modelling, trading, and specific issues about commodities) as well as a "Industries, corporations, and businesses in finance" (for people to discuss about the way companies works, new businesses/financial products, get advise on start-up companies, and find partners).
 
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April 13th, 2013, 12:51 am

Mathematica, sure - that was not on my list because I already have access to it, but would be good as an offering as well.

Maple too, perhaps.
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April 13th, 2013, 8:54 am

perhaps we could get points for posting with points able to be exchanged for wilmott T-shirts, hats and the like
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