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I hope you find this site useful. But if you have any suggestions to improve it please reply to this post

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Only quickly looked at this site (obviously since you have just launched it) but one improvement would be to keep the content more closely linked to things relevant to economics. There are a lot of things linked on here (for instance in the applications section) which involve things like dating, computer games, webmail etc. Pretty much as soon as my employer spots that these things exist it will block them (and probably the whole site) as they violate electronic media policies.

Similar IT policies probably apply to economists in other government departments as well (and probably a lot of those in the private sector) so keeping the content more focused is likely to help.
Done! Excellent point

David Howdon said:
Only quickly looked at this site (obviously since you have just launched it) but one improvement would be to keep the content more closely linked to things relevant to economics. There are a lot of things linked on here (for instance in the applications section) which involve things like dating, computer games, webmail etc. Pretty much as soon as my employer spots that these things exist it will block them (and probably the whole site) as they violate electronic media policies.

Similar IT policies probably apply to economists in other government departments as well (and probably a lot of those in the private sector) so keeping the content more focused is likely to help.
Can we have space for information about our department, work area, and possibly GES work history in our profiles?
All looks good....except I've spotted a typo in the site design - "Environment"
Its in the "Discussion Forum" section

Gerald Harbour said:
All looks good....except I've spotted a typo in the site design - "Environment"
I don't know about others, but I think this is the kind of social network where real names, rather than internet handles are more appropriate. Could we have an explicit message to say users must use their real names? Surely the whole point of this social network is that you are able to identify people from here in real life and vice versa. Pseudonyms make that quite hard.
A threaded display in these discussion forums might also be helpful. Not an issue at the moment (with relatively few
members and relatively few discussions) but if we have a lot of discussions it will be difficult to follow in the current format.
Jack Gannaway said:
I don't know about others, but I think this is the kind of social network where real names, rather than internet handles are more appropriate. Could we have an explicit message to say users must use their real names? Surely the whole point of this social network is that you are able to identify people from here in real life and vice versa. Pseudonyms make that quite hard.

I can see the arguments Jack makes for this approach but can also see arguments against. Many people here will be employed as economists and, given this is essentially an open forum, may feel more comfortable making critical comments about things on which they work if they can do so behind a shield of anonymity.

Also not clear how a policy of having real names would be enforced. We could eliminate obvious pseudonyms but could not catch people using realistic pseudonyms (most people here will have no way to tell whether I really am called David Howdon).
openness is encouraged but not enforced, am gonna try and make posts threaded like you said as well. thanks for your feedback

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