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Thanks for your input. 

For other community members please be aware that guests can now post, however all guest content will need to be signed off by a moderator before it is shown. :) We will be trialing this to see if this opens up thought provoking discussion. Any feedback appreciated. 

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Hi James

Can you first put your own house in order? Before moderating clients comments here

There is no customer service what so ever at your firm.

I am on the look out for another provider, and will be updating the community shortly. So far they are leagues ahead of what is at IG

Regards

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@JamesIG, I think those who are registered clients use IG's platform to invest/trade. Enabling visitors to post is like saying to a child you can go to the candy store and purchase candy but you do not need to pay for the candy. 

Any thought provoking discussing has to lead to at least a serious thought/consideration of a trade, preferably on IG's platform. I cannot see how visitors can help with this unless (being cynical) those visitors are IG employees disguised as visitors or even automated 'robo' responses using AI!

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I have to say I too am a bit worried by this. God knows there are enough public open access forums and quite frankly they are a bit 'wild west'. With some 19,000 IG clients already signed up to the forum I think the main aim should be to promote new posters and not worry about 'quality' posts but instead encourage simple honest discussion.

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@Caseynotes,

I agree that IG should encourage from within the 19000 clients already signed up.

However, where I disagree which is fine as we all will have different ideas and opinions is that IG should absolutely worry about 'quality' posts. It should not necessarily be about the quantity of posts. 

Yes, simple honest discussion would be a great start but how many posters are engaging in a simple honest discussion. How many people are sharing their opinions or thoughts even though there may be a risk that others will not understand or agree with them?

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Doesn’t bother me if the mods are signing off first. TF, yeh I think that’s a by far fetched. 202925, lol someone’s bitter. 

Maybe happy medium and only allow newbies to post in the new section? 

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7 minutes ago, 247trader said:

Doesn’t bother me if the mods are signing off first. TF, yeh I think that’s a by far fetched. 202925, lol someone’s bitter. 

Maybe happy medium and only allow newbies to post in the new section? 

Yep 247 trader, just really had enough of their customer service and general attitude towards retail clients.

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Of course quantity doesn't define if something is good or not but I see no reason to introduce a quality bar, that's more likely to put people off rather than encourage engagement, that's why I would prefer to see any promotion directed toward simple honest discussion. If the forum is light and fresh that's more welcoming and the more worked on, more thought out posts that take longer to produce will come from those who wish to produce it. I like to post anything that interests me, it's quality value is for other's to judge and it's not my worry one way or the other.   

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Thanks for your input chaps. I have restricted discussion to only adding comments to existing threads for the asset and trade talks, and guests won't be able to start new discussions (apart from allowing new threads on the 'New' section).

As previously stated all comments will need to be signed off before they are posted. If there is an obvious lack of value I shall reject the comment, however hopefully we will see a slight uptick in conversation. 

After a week we can review. There are a number of options we can have (e.g. restrict guests comments to only the 'new' section as mentioned above, or be more stringent in the sign off process). 

I personally think it's worth exploring, however yes - we need to (and will!) keep a very close eye on it. 

As always future comments, feedback and thoughts appreciated. 

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@Caseynotes, I would not normally post anything in relation to UK politics but here goes in support of your post.

David Cameron will go down in the history books as the PM who brought the Brexit referendum to the people of the UK and when the decision went against his personal beliefs, he resigned. George Osborne then joined him by resigning.

Now we have David Davis and Boris Johnson resigning as they realise that the Brexit deal is not in line with their views.

So the only inference I can make by the action of these four MP's is that they were not willing to act in accordance with the wishes of the UK as per the referendum vote.

What happened to the politicians working to carry out the wishes of the public? Democracy! 

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Quite right @TrendFollower, May looks to be rolling over under EU intimidation while Marxist Corbyn pretends he doesn't know what's going on. The poll is particularly pertinent as seldom before have the 'don't knows' ever been in the majority. 

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Another couple went last night. I don’t k ow if politicians leaving on ‘principle’ is something to be commended, however the cynic in me think it’s cowardly and for their own personal gain...

johnson for example. Slippery fish with a PM bid coming in soon? 

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Lots of outrage on twitter (and in the papers) against May who was against Brexit from the start, complaints of betrayal as the deal really means we stay in the EU but with no voice.

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17 minutes ago, Caseynotes said:

Lots of outrage on twitter (and in the papers) against May who was against Brexit from the start, complaints of betrayal as the deal really means we stay in the EU but with no voice.

Maybe if all the brexiteers who pushed for and campaigned for it would stop quitting and actuallystep up for once it wouldn’t be quite so bad...

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Thanks for video link in this morning brief @JamesIG, very interesting, the guest though thinking the resignations would unit the cabinet conceded it may not be the same for the voters.

Latest polls below; (also worth noting UKIP had a sudden increase in percentage from 3 to 5)

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No problem @Caseynotes - for those interested the EMEA brief and video are here. Well worth a watch I think...

With the resignation of two UK cabinet members outside a reshuffle for the first time since 1982, what are the implications for markets of the political uncertainty, and how much longer can Prime Minister Theresa May last? Peter Dixon, global financial economist at Commerzbank, tells IGTV he believes that the high-profile resignations could paradoxically unify May’s Cabinet.  

 

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New YouGov poll shows May's 'favourability' sinks to an all time low as leave voters abandon her.

After the resignations the cabinet might be right behind her but rebellion from everywhere else is not far away. There have been rumours today that the 1922 committee have received close on the 48 letters from conservative MPs needed to spark a leadership contest. 

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Thanks @TinkerTrader, it's an interesting news story the continues to develop. Brexiters are saying that the white paper does not mean we will no longer come under the laws of the ECJ  as the news article claims but just the opposite and with that we will be bound by whatever their ruling may be on any other issue.

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