Apple stock quote on main page?

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  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    I love how AppleInsider puts a little Apple stock quote in the courner of their main page. Would it be possible to do the same on MR? It would save me and perhaps others the time of switching over to their site or any other stock site.
     
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  3. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Takes just as much effort.
     
  4. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I spend more time on MR than in dashboard... so I second the request.
     
  5. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Would be nice - I scoot over to MacNN in my toolbar once in awhile to see what it's at.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'd also appreciate it...I sold my Apple stock at the high, so it's not in my portfolio updates anymore. I could set up a watchlist or use the stock widget, but then those are a click or button press away. In fact, if I want to check AAPL's stock price, I click my AppleInsider bookmark. It would be nice to have it on MR, since I'm already here.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ok but would it be realtime or a refresh deal, I would think hitting the refresh button is more work and if its live updating won't that suck bandwidth?
     
  8. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Im gonna say refresh?
     
  9. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    I fourth (fifth?) the request, It'd be great to track my apple stock without going to msn money all the time :D
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Personally, I can do without it. There are times (like, over the past month), when I make a point of not knowing.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ya say the stock starts to tank, do people want to see that as they watch their money disappear.
     
  12. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Maybe they can post it in white so you need to select it to see it?
     
  13. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think it would be out of place and make it look cluttered. Where are you suggesting it should be located?
     
  14. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd also like to have it on the main page. With regards to the Stock Widget, at my school they only have PC's (running Firefox, so it's not that bad), so I don't have Dashboard. I check my e-mail and I check Macrumors, but I always have to manually (grr) navigate over to google.com to check how AAPL is doing for the day.

    Maybe link the ticker statement to a nasdaq.com summary update? Those updates are very informational.

    EDIT I also say non-live-update; I'm fine with clicking 'refresh', and that you could put it on the far right of the page, to the right of the "Got Mac Rumors/News? Submit it" in very small font, but on the right-most side of that little bar.
     
  15. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just check out AppleInsiders main page. It sits in the upper right courner, very small and unabtrusive.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If you guys really want it I say contact Arn as he is the boss here and its his decision.
     
  17. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    pm sent.....
     
  18. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Freeny! You killed your 'tar! Sorry, just saw that...

    I'm sure there's a thread about it somewhere, but I must have missed it. :)
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    I don't mind it so much, just not sure where it would go. I'll think about it.

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  20. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Just as much effort as pressing F12!!!!???? :confused:
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    How about here...nothing too gaudy.

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  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    could not hurt

    i use dashboard, to check that and google just to know, infact this thread has inspired me to buy Nintendo and Sony on my stock checker!
     
  23. Apple macrumors 6502

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    I also would like to see the quote, there is just a big random space under the search bar anyway
     
  24. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    freeny,

    I hate the new 'tar. I miss the old one......please put her back!
     
  25. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks Arn for considering the stock quote and look forward to hopefully seeing it implemented.

    Sorry guys, I agree, new tar sucks. I was hoping someone would recognise the images and get the joke;)

    Changed it back.
     

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