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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:55 pm

hufhouseinvestor wrote:I posted on the personal investor board yesterday but it still hasn't appeared yet so I am testing here...

Welcome! Your post has appeared here: British National Hong Kong based Investor looking to retire in France
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby WAF24 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:26 am

LadyGeek wrote:You weren't doing anything wrong, I needed to fix it from my end. Your signature is now working.

My prior post explains why BBCodes are disabled. If anyone wants the wiki logo in their signature, please PM me.



Test-- is this displaying directly under the original or going to the bottom of the forum page?

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Re: test post

Postby WAF24 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:30 am

Teague wrote:
cheese_breath wrote:
in_reality wrote:test response

test conflict with test response.


Getting testy?



Why is this jumping to the bottom of the forum and not directly under this persons response?

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Re: test post

Postby Mudpuppy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:40 am

WAF24 wrote:
Teague wrote:
cheese_breath wrote:
in_reality wrote:test response

test conflict with test response.


Getting testy?



Why is this jumping to the bottom of the forum and not directly under this persons response?

Because that's how phpBB works. It's not a threaded display, it's a chronological display. Quotes are the proper way to insert the threaded context for your reply.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:08 pm

The bottom of the page (and in the User Control Panel) offers several sorting options. Look for "Display posts from previous: "

As Mudpuppy says, it's a flat display - not threaded.

If you want to make the change different from the default settings, the User Control Panel options are here: Edit display options (generic link, will go to your User Control Panel)
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Oicuryy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:02 pm

This is a test to see if a bookmarklet can add MathJax to this page to display these AsciiMath expressions like real math.

`gMS_30 = 1/((1+r_1))+1/((1+r_1)(1+r_2))+cdots+1/((1+r_1)(1+r_2)cdots(1+r_30))`

`gMS=sum_(i=1)^n (1/(prod_(j=1)^i(1+r_j)))`

Edit: It seems to work. Here is the bookmarklet. It was taken from here.

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javascript:(function(){var%20jsCode=document.createElement('script');jsCode.setAttribute('src','https://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js?config=AM_CHTML');document.body.appendChild(jsCode);}());


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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Mudpuppy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:24 pm

FYI Ron, it's not working on my browser. It all just looks like escaped markup, not rendered formulas:

`gMS_30 = 1/((1+r_1))+1/((1+r_1)(1+r_2))+cdots+1/((1+r_1)(1+r_2)cdots(1+r_30))`


When I look at the source code for the post, I also only see the escaped markup as pure text, with no scripting constructs. Since you're using a client-side scripting process, I should be able to see it in the source code even if my browser security blocked it from rendering. I would not be surprised if phpBB removes any bookmarklets or other attempts at using scripting in the post when the submit button is hit.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:50 pm

Awesome! It works it works in Firefox. :beer

1. Create a new bookmark.
2. Copy Oicuryy's code block into the Location field, save the bookmark.
3. While still on this page, click on the newly created bookmark.

To address mudpuppy's point phpBB (the forum software) is very careful to remove anything that should not be contained in a forum post.

Once phpBB is done with it, the server renders the page and sends it to your browser. This is where the bookmark picks up the page - on the receiving (client) side after the page is processed. phpBB is out of the picture at this point, everything is local to your PC.

FireFox's Inspect Element shows MathJax has been inserted into the page.

Just in case, I should state: Custom page modifications are not supported, YMMV.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Oicuryy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:08 pm

Mudpuppy,

The bookmarklet needs to be run by your browser after this page has loaded. You can create a bookmark in your browser and then paste the bookmarklet code into the location field of the bookmark. After this page has load, click on the bookmark.

Or you could copy and paste the bookmarklet code into the browser's address field. But most browsers will strip off the javascript: at the front. You will need to type that back in before pressing enter.

Phpbb does not support MathJax or AsciiMath directly. Alex could probably add support. But he likes to keep modifications to a minimum. The bookmarklet gives us users a way to put math expressions in posts and see them in our browsers without any changes to phpbb or bogleheads.org.

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PS Here is how it looks in Safari on an ipad.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:12 pm

Bear in mind that there are a number of math rendering standards. For example, the wiki has implemented Extension:Math which uses MathML. Note that MathJax has been deprecated.

An example is here: Risk and return, scroll down to see the equations.
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby FiveK » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:54 pm

The following link displays a screen shot of a Morningstar table: http://s16.postimg.org/fvzl3q65x/screenshot_88.png

Yet, when trying to include this as an image in a post by bracketing that URL with "img" "/img" (using brackets instead of quotes), I'm getting
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.

This hasn't been a problem for other images. Has something changed?

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby LadyGeek » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:13 pm

That error says there's a problem with the link (or that it's not an image).

There's something wrong with the URL you posted. At the time of this post, clicking on the link directly resulted in an error "Server not found".

I think there's a problem with the image hosting server (not your fault).
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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby FiveK » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:30 pm

LadyGeek wrote:That error says there's a problem with the link (or that it's not an image).

There's something wrong with the URL you posted. At the time of this post, clicking on the link directly resulted in an error "Server not found".

I think there's a problem with the image hosting server (not your fault).
Well, that's strange.

I can click on the link directly without problem. Tried going to the main site, http://s16.postimg.org, and had no problem with that.

Tried clearing cache (for that matter, all history for the past hour). Still no problem seeing the image if I click on the URL, but unable to see it as an image in a post. Also tried going to another forum and was able to have the image display there.

But if you can't get to the server, then...?

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Mudpuppy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:01 pm

FiveK wrote:
LadyGeek wrote:That error says there's a problem with the link (or that it's not an image).

There's something wrong with the URL you posted. At the time of this post, clicking on the link directly resulted in an error "Server not found".

I think there's a problem with the image hosting server (not your fault).
Well, that's strange.

I can click on the link directly without problem. Tried going to the main site, http://s16.postimg.org, and had no problem with that.

Tried clearing cache (for that matter, all history for the past hour). Still no problem seeing the image if I click on the URL, but unable to see it as an image in a post. Also tried going to another forum and was able to have the image display there.

But if you can't get to the server, then...?

I can't get to it either. The DNS lookup returns a SERVFAIL response for both IP and SOA (start-of-authority) lookups. Attempting to lookup the nameservers listed on the WHOIS record also returns SERVFAIL. So it looks like their DNS provider is down. You or your ISP have probably cached the DNS lookup, which is not removed when you clear your web browser cache (totally different cache).

Or, for a less technical explanation, check the down for everyone website: http://www.isup.me/postimg.org

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby FiveK » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:05 pm

Mudpuppy wrote:I can't get to it either. The DNS lookup returns a SERVFAIL response for both IP and SOA (start-of-authority) lookups. Attempting to lookup the nameservers listed on the WHOIS record also returns SERVFAIL. So it looks like their DNS provider is down. You or your ISP have probably cached the DNS lookup, which is not removed when you clear your web browser cache (totally different cache).

Or, for a less technical explanation, check the down for everyone website: http://www.isup.me/postimg.org
Thanks! I'll just wait and try tomorrow.

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Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Postby Lana1209 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:31 am

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Tesing format for table with right justified variable width columns

Postby jimb_fromATL » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:38 am

Why growth of $10K lump sum is not best indicator of long term performance for investing in retirement funds

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17 years 2000 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000      Yearly DCA=$4,000
            
                                     fund         CAGR   $10,000 =    DCA APY   $4000/yr =
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv VGTSX       2.614%     $15,507     4.065%      $99,195
   Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv VTSMX       4.921%     $22,630     8.165%     $148,222
                      VG Total Bond VBMFX       4.964%     $22,786     4.077%      $99,308
  Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury Inv VFITX       5.303%     $24,072     4.111%      $99,635
                   VG S&P 500 Index VFINX       4.398%     $20,784     7.786%     $142,718
        Fidelity 500 Index Investor FUSEX        4.42%     $20,862     7.831%     $143,358
    Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv VUSTX       6.506%     $29,198     6.637%     $127,349
                      VG Wellington VWELX       7.534%     $34,380     7.943%     $144,968
                           fixed rate 7.%         7.0%     $31,588       7.0%     $131,996


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10 years 2007 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000      Yearly DCA=$4,000
            
                                     fund         CAGR   $10,000 =    DCA APY   $4000/yr =
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv VGTSX        .882%     $10,918     2.506%      $45,950
   Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv VTSMX        7.11%     $19,875    10.806%      $73,428
                      VG Total Bond VBMFX       4.179%     $15,059     3.318%      $48,076
  Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury Inv VFITX       4.409%     $15,395     3.013%      $47,265
                   VG S&P 500 Index VFINX       6.826%     $19,355    10.657%      $72,804
        Fidelity 500 Index Investor FUSEX       6.878%     $19,448    10.717%      $73,056
    Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv VUSTX       6.465%     $18,711     6.244%      $56,662
                      VG Wellington VWELX       6.892%     $19,474     8.615%      $64,805
                           fixed rate 7.%         7.0%     $19,672       7.0%      $59,134


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5 years 2012 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000      Yearly DCA=$4,000
            
                                     fund         CAGR   $10,000 =    DCA APY   $4000/yr =
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv VGTSX       5.427%     $13,025     2.642%      $21,642
   Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx Inv VTSMX      14.488%     $19,670    12.323%      $28,727
                      VG Total Bond VBMFX       2.031%     $11,058     2.005%      $21,235
  Vanguard Interm-Term Treasury Inv VFITX       1.288%     $10,661     1.406%      $20,859
                   VG S&P 500 Index VFINX      14.493%     $19,674     12.42%      $28,807
        Fidelity 500 Index Investor FUSEX      14.567%     $19,738    12.488%      $28,863
    Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Inv VUSTX       7.485%     $14,347     5.194%      $23,341
                      VG Wellington VWELX      10.442%     $16,431     9.106%      $26,174
                           fixed rate 7.%         7.0%     $14,026       7.0%      $24,613

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24 years 1993 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000               
                                                24yr   24yr lump       24 yr DCA     5yr rolling    5yr rolling    5yr rolling   
                                                CAGR   $10,000 =         DCA APY         average           high            low   
      Vanguard Balanced Index Inv VBINX       7.930%     $62,432          7.229%          7.901%        19.127%          .961%   
                 VG S&P 500 Index VFINX       9.105%     $80,953          8.155%   


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 [code]24 years 1993 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000
            
      fund      24yr    24yr lump    24 yr DCA   5yr rolling geomean                     
    symbol      CAGR    $10,000 =      DCA APY   average       high        low
     VBINX    7.930%      $62,432       7.229%       7.901%    19.127%      .961%
     VFINX    9.105%      $80,953       8.155%         
     VWELX    9.405%      $86,480       8.571%         
   
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Re: Tesing format for table with right justified variable width columns

Postby Peculiar_Investor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:05 pm

jimb_fromATL wrote:Why growth of $10K lump sum is not best indicator of long term performance for investing in retirement funds

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17 years 2000 - 2016      lump sum=$10,000      Yearly DCA=$4,000
            
                                     fund         CAGR   $10,000 =    DCA APY   $4000/yr =
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv VGTSX       2.614%     $15,507     4.065%      $99,195
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Nice job. It would be helpful for those who want to replicate this if you could explain the procedure you used to create the table.
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