Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 02 Sep 2014, 13:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

New Features added to the forum

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12101
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2243

Kudos [?]: 8463 [0], given: 3648

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2009, 23:24
Expert's post
We added some new features to the forum:
When posting messages 5 additional options are available and all are accessible in the posting window (second line down, underneath B, I, U)

1. [strike]Strikethrough[/strike] - speaks for itself


2. Warning:

!
This is a Warning sample - would be useful for Moderators and Important posts like this one



3 Text Area:

Etiam cursus tortor nec neque. Etiam est turpis, porttitor non, pellentesque vel, tempus vel, velit. Integer mattis. Curabitur purus. Donec consectetuer risus eget lacus. Aenean metus metus, eleifend vitae, ullamcorper et, egestas nec, sem.


4. Legend:
[legend=Legend]Not sure exactly how to use this one yet :)[/legend]


5. Stopwatch Mode for question solving - not sure how popular this will be but it was easy to add, so what the hell

_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership


Last edited by bb on 13 Jun 2009, 17:36, edited 1 time in total.
Added Text Area
Expert Post
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3571
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 358

Kudos [?]: 1760 [0], given: 358

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 02:12
Expert's post
BB, I see you do a lot to improve the forum. What do you think about math shortcuts? For example, "\sqrt{x}", "\frac{x}{y}", and "C^{n}_{k}" ?
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame

Expert Post
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3571
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 358

Kudos [?]: 1760 [0], given: 358

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 07:07
Expert's post
By the way, I have one suggestion that seems to be essential for me.
There are two ways for embedding images into a post: 1) attachment 2) [img] - tag.
I've added my avatar image and smile icon using these two ways:

[img]

Image
Image

attachment:

Attachment:
43422.png
43422.png [ 53.62 KiB | Viewed 749 times ]

Attachment:
icon_smile.gif
icon_smile.gif [ 174 Bytes | Viewed 889 times ]


For me, [img] looks much better than attachment, because "Attachment", "name of file", "size", "how many times users saw a image" do not contain any important information and just waste space. Especially, it is obvious for small images. So, I propose to show attached images using [img]-style.
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame

Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12101
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2243

Kudos [?]: 8463 [0], given: 3648

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 09:13
Expert's post
walker wrote:
BB, I see you do a lot to improve the forum. What do you think about math shortcuts? For example, "\sqrt{x}", "\frac{x}{y}", and "C^{n}_{k}" ?


Walker - thank you for continuous support!

What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?


Thank you
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12101
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2243

Kudos [?]: 8463 [0], given: 3648

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 09:33
Expert's post
Sure. There are a few ways to do this and most are not complicated.

I see what you mean below - do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

Perhaps a post somewhere that has been esp painful?

This will help identify the best path/solution


walker wrote:
By the way, I have one suggestion that seems to be essential for me.
There are two ways for embedding images into a post: 1) attachment 2) [img] - tag.
I've added my avatar image and smile icon using these two ways:

[img]

Image
Image

attachment:

Attachment:
43422.png

Attachment:
icon_smile.gif


For me, [img] looks much better than attachment, because "Attachment", "name of file", "size", "how many times users saw a image" do not contain any important information and just waste space. Especially, it is obvious for small images. So, I propose to show attached images using [img]-style.

_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Expert Post
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3571
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 358

Kudos [?]: 1760 [0], given: 358

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 12:16
Expert's post
bb wrote:
What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?


I mean buttons like smilies or "B", "i" and so on. Just one click and you have something like that: /frac{}{}

bb wrote:
do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

I always thought about images that table view along with unnecessary info could look better. Recently, I was thinking about writing the guide on how make a good presentation but imagined how it would look with many small/average images and decided to post the suggestion. By the way, [img] style let us post a few images in one line and even insert text between them....
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame

Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12101
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2243

Kudos [?]: 8463 [0], given: 3648

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 17:32
Expert's post
walker wrote:
bb wrote:
What do you mean by shortcuts? Making it simpler to post math symbols?


I mean buttons like smilies or "B", "i" and so on. Just one click and you have something like that: /frac{}{}


Thank you. Got it! Will get cracking on this.

walker wrote:
bb wrote:
do you have a specific use case for pasting/attacing many small images?

I always thought about images that table view along with unnecessary info could look better. Recently, I was thinking about writing the guide on how make a good presentation but imagined how it would look with many small/average images and decided to post the suggestion. By the way, [img] style let us post a few images in one line and even insert text between them....


OK. got it. Would this be a better fit for your needs then?
(it still displays the "useless" information but does not get in the way.

Attachment:
compas.jpg
compas.jpg [ 50.54 KiB | Viewed 715 times ]

Sample Title
In quam mi, volutpat ut, semper sed, ullamcorper in, ante. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Integer quis tellus. Suspendisse accumsan, metus eget elementum gravida, sapien ante sagittis dui, et mattis tortor justo ac tortor. Ut ligula. Cras et risus. Sed libero nunc, sodales sed, pharetra ut, commodo eu, ipsum. Cras pretium orci a massa. Donec id lectus tristique massa feugiat facilisis. Integer imperdiet est quis eros. Etiam cursus tortor nec neque. Etiam est turpis, porttitor non, pellentesque vel, tempus vel, velit. Integer mattis. Curabitur purus. Donec consectetuer risus eget lacus. Aenean metus metus, eleifend vitae, ullamcorper et, egestas nec, sem. Etiam cursus tortor nec neque. Etiam est turpis, porttitor non, pellentesque vel, tempus vel, velit. Integer mattis. Curabitur purus. Donec consectetuer risus eget lacus. Aenean metus metus, eleifend vitae, ullamcorper et, egestas nec, sem.

We are using it for the book posts to embed images into the posts: top-gmat-prep-books-guides-reviews-comments-77703.html


Here is the formatting:

Code:
[aligntable=left,100,0,0,0,#ECECEC,#ECECEC][attachment=0]compas.jpg[/attachment][/aligntable]
Here are the parameters: align,width,marginleft,marginright,border,brdcolor,bkgrdcolor]{TEXT}[/aligntable]


Second parameter is the width of the table, and #ECECEC is the background color for the table as some browsers (Chrome show the post funky otherwise)
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Expert Post
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3571
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 358

Kudos [?]: 1760 [0], given: 358

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 22:15
Expert's post
Thanks, bb! It looks definitely better!
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame

Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12101
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2243

Kudos [?]: 8463 [0], given: 3648

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: New Features added to the forum [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2009, 08:23
Expert's post
The Fractions and Square Root now have a simplified way of writing them - it was not possible to easily add a pure shortcut but a different simplification is possible.

Check it out:

Code:
[fraction]3/4[/fraction]

[square_root]5[/square_root]


You still need to enclose both sides with the M-Tags
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: New Features added to the forum   [#permalink] 15 Jun 2009, 08:23
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic New to forum bondview 1 16 Jan 2014, 11:53
12 Experts publish their posts in the topic New Reading Comprehension Forum Feature - Split Passage and Marcab 10 21 Jan 2013, 11:16
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic New Forum Feature - Relevant Link Panels bb 1 08 Dec 2010, 22:38
New to the forum gironamo 1 12 Aug 2007, 12:58
New Forum Praetorian 24 10 Nov 2004, 21:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

New Features added to the forum

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.