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Old 01-23-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

Dory,

I know you're just itchin' for more bugs bells & whistles to add to FIRECalc, so here's one to consider.

We're starting to see a lot of posts where a response includes "Could you show us what you ran?" At this point a poster has to go back to FIRECalc, manually copy/paste their numbers, and post them. Others can then take the first poster's numbers, manually copy/paste them into their own FIRECalc runs, and come up with different answers. Then they can spend the rest of the thread trying to determine who copied what where and how.

What about a feature that allows one to save their FIRECalc runs (as in "Go look at my run, saved as 'Nords run #1', and tell me what you'd do differently")? Or a FIRECalc summary screen that lists all the user input in a format that's easily cut & pasted for others to do their own tailored runs?

Another advantage of a saved FIRECalc run would be the ability to direct users to commonly-asked questions. For example we could tell users to go look at FIRECalc runs "SS age 62" and "SS age 70", or even allow them to copy those FIRECalc runs to a third name and then modify that third name with their own parameters.
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?
Old 01-23-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

If I understand what you are asking, it is already present in the upper right corner of the results screen (link says "Link to this set of data") , together with instructions on how to do it.

Or am I missing something in what you are asking?
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

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If I understand what you are asking, it is already present in the upper right corner of the results screen (link says "Link to this set of data") , together with instructions on how to do it.

Or am I missing something in what you are asking?
Works for me. All the input data are passed as variables in the URL.
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

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Or am I missing something in what you are asking?
No, I'm the one that's missing something!

Thanks and sorry to bother you, I'll have to bring that up the next time posters start swapping FIRECalc scenarios...
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

Oh crap. I should have said something like, "I worked all night since you posted your request, and it is now available..."

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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

I've known about this one all along and have saved several scenarios which I click on when I'm feeling blue.......
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Re: FIRECalc data dumps or saved runs for referencing during posts?

Great! Nords, you did us a favor anyway by bringing it up, as it was an option I (and I assume others) had overlooked.

Thanks also to dory for working so hard last night on this great "new" feature
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