A New Look for Stock Gumshoe

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, June 23, 2016

As you may have noticed, we’re shaking things up in the design and layout of the site.

Most things will continue to work very similarly to how they have in the past, but the site will work much better on mobile devices and smaller screens now, and should be generally easier on the eyes.

We’ve also simplified the basic design to make finding information a little bit easier (there’s still a ways to go on this bit) — we’ve simplified the menus at the top to make it easier to find what most people are looking for: new articles, articles that are generating a lot of attention, teaser solutions by newsletter, and active discussions of any kind.

Some of you will hate this immediately, and I’m sorry to spring the new design on you, but this is generally a pretty quiet time of year hereabouts so hopefully we’ll all have time to get accustomed to the new layout.

We’re not trying to make life more difficult, but we are trying to make the site as accessible as possible for more people.

This is step one, and we will be working on fixing bugs for a little while as well as pushing forward with some larger additions and alterations as funding and time permit (including improving subscriber reviews/rankings of newsletters and hopefully improving our search functions).

So, two things: First, thank you to the Irregulars who make it possible for us to continue investing in the site…

And second, if you notice bugs or have concerns or questions about how the new design works for you, please comment below so we can compile those questions and concerns in one place as we move forward. There are plenty of small things that aren’t working perfectly yet and where fixes are in process (like the custom avatars for commenters, for example), but there are likely some issues that we have not yet identified.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your help!

P.S. if you’re not yet seeing the new design, that’s either because we pulled it back to fix something or because your browser cache still is still feeding you the old design — you can clear your cache if you’re anxious to see the new layout, but for 99.9% of you it will update on its own before too long.

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modernrock
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well done! congrats on the growth.

Walsh
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Walsh

Hi Travis.
On the “Most Recent Comments” page, clicking on some of the comments will not take you to the comment. They take you to the top of the article page, then you have to manually comb through the comments to find the one one you clicked on.

simonallardice
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simonallardice

Looks good Travis, will comments automatically populate as they happen or will it still require refreshing the page? Just thinking in terms of keeping up-to-date on the Dr. KSS threads.

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OracleofJersey
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OracleofJersey

well you were right, I immediately kinda hate it. I liked seeing the most recent comments right there on the first page now i have to hunt around for them. also, and this is more of a comment from before today’s changes but it always bothered me…..I get signed out way too easily and then i have reenter my name and password all day long in order to access premium content. I wish there was a way to just stay logged in indefinitely.

OracleofJersey
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OracleofJersey

Also, there’s no longer a Dr. KSS page?

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Walsh
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http://www.stockgumshoe.com/author/dr-kss-md-phd/

adadfarm
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adadfarm

Hi Travis, – I like the new look; however, please retain the numbering system (1 -50, or will this change to something better) for comments as it will be very time consuming to find out where one leaves off in the threads (such as Dr. KSS’ material) Starting new pages is fine, but continuing the numbers without stopping at 50 for each new thread would be great so that one can reference (by keeping notes) a comment that one wants to revisit or pass along to someone else. – Cheers, – Curt

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jcoulborn
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jcoulborn

Time stamps on the comments are something you might want to add back, Travis. Unless I’m just blind…

Gui_
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Gui_

2nd that fwiw.

I can’t chase down the “reader started comments”, “Most recent comments”, “Most active discussions”, etc. etc. as they run away from my mouse ha ha!

OracleofJersey
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OracleofJersey

there doesn’t appear to be any way to fully open and read the end of any comment that goes beyond three lines in length.

richardo8586
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richardo8586

At present unfortunately I really don’t like it. But will keep chugging along and try and work things out

glennm
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glennm

Hey, it looks great, Travis. Always good to shake things up!

investor101
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Beautiful job Travis! None of us like change and it will take a while to learn my way around, but I am so grateful to you for having this forum where I learn so much from others that are far more intelligent in these matters than I.

chojnowski
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Thanks to you Travis and your continual effort to make this portal as fluid as it can (and responsive, that is the way you were looking for :)).

If you need some feedback from us, please feel free to ask!

Pretty like the improvements made so far!

Have a very good week end to all of you.

Larry C.
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Larry C.

I’m sick. Can’t find the ARTH Microblog. If you could get us to that page we can wait til you get the new layout fixed. Thanks Travis.

geoko
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geoko

Travis, after reading the 31 comments, I clicked “reload” and was taken to the original article instead of to the 31st comment, like I used to get in the old system.

Patricia
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Very kewl site upgrade! Having a laugh though at your line – “sorry to spring the new design on you, but this is generally a pretty quiet time of year hereabouts” – then tonight markets go NUTS over-reacting to Brexit. So unexpected, the polls were so wrong; I’m in favor but didn’t think it would happen quite yet.

chibana
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chibana

Travis,

No doubt I will like these changes eventually but right now I do not. I got pretty used to the old format.

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Tom

LostOkie
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LostOkie

Sometimes a change, even for the better, just takes a little getting used to. From what I’ve seen so far, I like it. much cleaner.

chibana
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chibana

Travis,

On another note when will the likes start adding up again? I notice the overall count of likes for any individual Gummie has stayed the same for months.
V/R
Tom

twa14
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twa14

New look stinks!!

Roger
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I haven’t learned to navigate under the new system. I liked the chronological sequence of the Dr. KSS material and the sequential threads. I think it would have been the best of worlds to keep the old system and have a better index–something on the order of Google where a juxtaposition of words would get into older material. Of course no one asked for my opinion first.

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SoGiAm
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Hi Travis. Thank you for your commitment to improvement and change.
You are an awesome fellow with an astoundingly great and much need service.

I hope the comment reference number may be displayed other than in the reply link for copying and linking back to the spreadsheets. i.e.
http://www.stockgumshoe.com/2016/06/a-new-look-for-stock-gumshoe/comment-page-1/#comment-4856701

npswoyahoocom
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npswoyahoocom

Hi Travis

Could not figure out how to reach to your portfolio and tracking performance. Can you please help?

wfuiii
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Travis Don’t think that this has been brought up and if it has, sorry. One of my most frustrating things it that if I want to search for posts on a particular stock to see what comments might have already been made, it would show each thread where that ticker was mentioned and then you would have to search each page of that thread to see what was said. Right now when you do the initial search, the threads that show up are not dated (time stamped) at all and I’m not sure if they are rated to the number… Read more ยป

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Gummy Abroad
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Is there a page to view “past ideas of the month”? “past Friday files”?

I believe these used to exist, but now it seems they are all combined under “premium content(?).

It would be useful to be able ti view only “past ideas of the month” / only “past Friday Files” etc.

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Noel Kasper
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You are not pushy and are very easy reading. Keep it up!!

Mark2m
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Mark2m

Thank you, new look a lot more manageable, as an FYI, I usually will copy and paste to Office, change fonts and look, convert to PDF and add to tablet to read while working out. This has made things much simpler since I don’t necessarily need to include the comments. Appreciate the time savings aspect

Eric
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Eric

I find it hard to find Dr Kss’s latest comments all in one place as I did on the old website.

libikz40
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Good way to go Travis. You have my support. Frank

dunnydame
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dunnydame

Hi Travis,
I like the clean, open look of the new format, but I’m having one of the same troubles with Likes that I had before.
I open up a page, read it, love the comments and SOMETIMES I’m able to leave Likes scattered all over like rose petals, even on my own comment if I were to be so crass as to do it.
ANOTHER TIME (like right now) I’ve opened up this page, read it, loved the comments, but am restricted to leaving ONE Like. (Lucky you, Investor101)
Cheers, Penny
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