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by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 211
Views: 10153

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

... The moon started its bite at the 1 o'clock position on the sun, but when it left the sun it did so at the 9 o'clock position. You would think it would've exited at 7 o'clock but it did not. Probably because the earth moved in its rotation during occlusion (?) I'm ready for 2024! Nothing changed...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How much international stock? A suggestion.
Replies: 210
Views: 35489

Re: How much international stock? A suggestion.

selftalk wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:32 pm
It appears that a number of folks on this website forget and/or don`t know about reversion to the mean.
The wiki has some background info: Mean reversion
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?
Replies: 211
Views: 10153

Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

I was in the 79% partial eclipse area. My employer gave out "ISO approved" viewing glasses, so I was good to go. It's a good thing I started watching early, as the clouds were rolling in. Awesome. 8-) Viewing got more difficult due to cloud cover. As soon as the maximum coverage hit (75%), the sky w...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

Please consider changing the "# Replies" column from being centered to right justified. Example, instead of the first few columns being like 163 p I own no international stocks. Can you guess why? ... 8 p Keep Home or Upgrade? have them be like 163 p I own no international stocks. Can you guess why...
by LadyGeek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?
Replies: 167
Views: 11520

Re: I own no international stocks. Can you guess why?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, no added value to continue). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where to park emergency fund to beat inflation?
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: Where to park emergency fund to beat inflation?

I removed an off-topic comment and several replies. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. At all times we must conduct our...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: MUST my employer ensure I do not over-contribute to my 401k?
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: MUST my employer ensure I do not over-contribute to my 401k?

^^^ Thanks, that's good to know. Last year, I held 2 jobs and had to manually limit my 401k contributions to ensure that I did not exceed the IRS total limit for annual additions . This year, I have one employer and I'll keep an eye on my limits. Here's a good overview: Retirement Topics - 401(k) an...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Irrational Despair?
Replies: 39
Views: 5256

Re: Irrational Despair?

I removed several posts which delved into manipulation of data, decision making, and accuracy of media reporting.

Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ObamaCare 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 8104

Re: ObamaCare 2018

I removed a number of posts which derailed the thread into a political discussion. This thread has run its course and is locked. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibite...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Running a fundraiser/raffle
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Running a fundraiser/raffle

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (fundraiser).
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: DUI lawyer - need advice
Replies: 85
Views: 6659

Re: DUI lawyer - need advice

I removed an off-topic post. The discussion started with a request about legal costs, but is now about legal advice (off-topic). This thread has run its course and is locked. See: Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines This is an investing and personal finance forum. We also maintain a subforum ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: BH.org frontpage: view first unread post in topic ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Re: BH.org frontpage: view first unread post in topic ?

If a reader clicks a link that requires a login, such as going to the last unread post (or member profile), the forum software requests a login. That has always been the case.
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."
Replies: 69
Views: 8405

Re: "Vanguard fund shareholders encouraged to vote as proxy campaign gets under way."

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Might Bogle View Proxy Vote Prop 7? Here's a Hint.
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: How Might Bogle View Proxy Vote Prop 7? Here's a Hint.

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Florida vs New Jersey Residency
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: Florida vs New Jersey Residency

I removed a number of off-topic posts conjecturing on what "might happen" with regards to NJ state tax repeal, which is proposed legislation. Also removed were posts discussing politicians. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these to...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Jobs that pay over $100,000
Replies: 139
Views: 10688

Re: Jobs that pay over $100,000

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (career guidance).
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Canadian Expat Here - Need advice on US ETFs
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Canadian Expat Here - Need advice on US ETFs

Welcome! The best advice comes from your home country. May I suggest you post this same question at our sister Canadian site Financial Wisdom Forum? You'll get expert advice.

They have an excellent wiki: finiki, the Canadian financial wiki

Disclaimer: I'm a member of both forums.
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

Oicuryy wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:37 pm
LadyGeek wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:57 am
Sorry, that was an oversight. It's fixed.
Thanks, but, um, I think you might have put it in the wrong place in the link. I'm pretty sure the #unread needs to be after all the parameters.

Ron
Yes, you are right and I appreciate the correction. It's fixed.
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Experience selling car to Carmax?
Replies: 65
Views: 48998

Re: Experience selling car to Carmax?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (car).
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Construction Pros
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Construction Pros

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (construction).
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

When a thread has a new post since I last read it, the title no longer goes back to blue. Is it by design? Yes, that feature was also in the previous home page. Actually your browser is doing the work. It knows (via a slight change in the URL) that the link has changed and modifies the color accord...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55679

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Sorry, I forgot to post here. The "glitch" is discussed in: Home Page Updated
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

How do I now get to "View my posts" in the new format? I find that I often want to look back at threads that I've commented on. Thank you for all of your efforts. I assume you're using a mobile device and see the header (no sidebar). "View my posts" is not in the header, but it might be worth addin...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

When a thread has a new post since I last read it, the title no longer goes back to blue. Is it by design? Yes, that feature was also in the previous home page. Actually your browser is doing the work. It knows (via a slight change in the URL) that the link has changed and modifies the color accord...
by LadyGeek
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

What happened to a search of posts by the topic starter and the latest responder. Users are not highlighted and it does not look like there is a link on the user name. Is this gone? In progress? Thanks for the hard work - this is a fantastic site. Vic That feature was removed. How do I now get to "...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

Apologies. I have enabled pinch-zoom (user scaling is enabled).
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

Does rotating the phone in landscape mode help?
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Powerball - $510 million?
Replies: 64
Views: 4216

Re: Powerball - $510 million?

Gambling is off-topic for this forum. This thread has run its course and is locked. See: Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consumer goods and services (e....
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: BH.org frontpage: view first unread post in topic ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Re: BH.org frontpage: view first unread post in topic ?

LadyGeek wrote:
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:36 pm
...To answer triceratop's question, the home page is designed to work without logging in. We won't be modifying it for this purpose.
A year later, we have indeed modified the home page. See: Home Page Updated
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Site admin here. I'm confirming that we don't install modifications unless the feature is already supported by phpBB. Additionally, the site owners must approve the mod.
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

Thanks. You got it right - user scaling is disabled. In fact, scaling was why old home page text shrunk "to fit" on a mobile device. Disabling it was the key to get everything working. Designing for a specific device takes a lot of resources - which we don't have. The idea was to get something "good...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Re: Home Page Updated

In case the home page looks a bit "weird" right now, please refresh (reload) your browser page.
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 53
Views: 3016

Home Page Updated

Delayed, but not forgotten. The Bogleheads.org home page has been redesigned. Layout - The page is now a full 2-column format. Combined with the gray background, the home page is consistent with the wiki's look and feel. - A proper site introduction has been added. This addresses a long-standing mem...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: bitcoin makes you rich
Replies: 22
Views: 2507

Re: bitcoin makes you rich

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted, not productive). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting poli...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Elder Abuse
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Elder Abuse

This thread has run its course and is locked (legal issue). See: Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines This is an investing and personal finance forum. We also maintain a subforum that allow our members to discuss consumer goods and services and recreational activities. Anything else is conside...
by LadyGeek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 3799
Views: 997484

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

^^^ :)

One of the concepts I had to learn about investing was the difference between "realized" and "unrealized" gains and losses.

"Realized" means that you really made the transaction. Otherwise, you didn't. Don't ask, that's how I remember it.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: quick estate question
Replies: 56
Views: 2615

Re: quick estate question

With regards to an earlier posts: regarding the car - wife's sister signed the title in the mother's name and dated title last week so I bought the car cheap and will keep it as a cheap back-up vehicle, just have tp spend a couple hours at the dmv getting new plates. Hmmmm, probably not legal but wh...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-fiction bucket list
Replies: 58
Views: 3834

Re: Non-fiction bucket list

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (book).

Update: Guidelines for acceptable topics in this forum can be found here: Personal Consumer Issues
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55679

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Be sure to check the "Remember me" box at login time. Otherwise, you'll get logged out when you try to post.
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55679

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

That was quick. Yes, I just made the update. You beat me to the post. :) Later in the discussion, retiredjg clarified that the issue was with the new post icons. Your first whine.....not a change for the better. :( Yucky. Yes, I know you don't get any choice.... Sorry for the delay. Are you using Ch...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need a high risk option for $250
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Need a high risk option for $250

I removed quite a number of off-topic posts. As a reminder, see: Please Do Not Bite the Newcomers
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Other people's perception of your finances
Replies: 73
Views: 3517

Re: Other people's perception of your finances

This thread has run its course and is locked (relationship issues). See: Acceptable Topics and Subforum Guidelines This is an investing and personal finance forum. We also maintain a subforum that allow our members to discuss consumer goods and services and recreational activities. Anything else is...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: IRA vs. 401k Contribution Limits. WHY so different?
Replies: 21
Views: 17761

Re: IRA vs. 401k Contribution Limits. WHY so different?

I removed an off-topic post (political). This thread has run its course and is locked (the question has been answered, topic exhausted). See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55679

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

I "save draft" what I write regularly (if it's long) to avoid losing it. I write long posts and if I'm researching at the same time I also can take a very long time to write a post. I don't use save draft most of the time. I use "preview" a lot and that works for me. For example, if I want to leave...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reverse Mortgage Considerations
Replies: 57
Views: 4176

Re: Reverse Mortgage Considerations

The wiki has some background info: Reverse mortgages
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: ObamaCare 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 8104

Re: ObamaCare 2018

Please stay on-topic, which is about ACA rates for 2018.

To remain actionable, please focus on your own situation and state your concerns in a factual manner.
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests
Replies: 407
Views: 55679

Re: Forum software upgrade bug reports and change requests

Those are HTML characters, which I recognize - but the forum software does not. :) The only way I can see this happening is that you are typing a post inside a word processor (like MS Word) and formatting the characters inside the document. Then, copy-n-pasting the content literally inside a forum p...
by LadyGeek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2869
Views: 843627

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Sicario, free on Amazon prime. An FBI agent gets involved in a complicated drug trafficking plot. This movie got a lot of good reviews, but I think most of the suspense was due to the many unexpected "twists". It's not bad, but I wasn't impressed.