Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Contract Rule Commentators Sought

We are going to implement (initially on a trial basis) the solicitation of comments from active traders and subject matter specialists on contract rules for new markets before we list them.

This will not apply to every new market but will more often apply to new categories or new events.

The objective of this innovation will be obvious to many but it’s consistency with the wisdom of crowds is appealing as we are looking to tap into a greater and more diverse knowledge base.

If you wish to receive by email notification of new markets with draft rules where you will have a short time to comment please let me know and I will add your name to the list.

email john.delaney@intrade.com


Intrade said...

JonK said :


Great idea - I have emailed you.



Intrade said...

durant78 said :

    Hello John, We all know there's no wisdom in crowds. Didn't you rather intend to refer to the value of community input, where even a single insightful comment can be crucially important? I'd be happy to be placed on the list of persons invited to comment. Best wishes, Durant78

Intrade said...

TomA said :

    Hi John,

I would like to be added to the list. In particular, I have found that the detailed rules for some of the financial contracts (like US.DEPRESSION.09) are ambiguous and contradictory, which could lead to very upset traders who believe they are betting on something when in fact they are betting on something very different!

Best regards,


Intrade said...

Jed said :

    Sounds like a great idea...all it needs is a 'mailto' box to be added

Intrade said...

new topics said :

    let me know aat athodder@hfx.eastlink.ca

Intrade said...

nikkei225.trader said :

    I for one am a big fan. I feel like I'm participating in the age of the nascent options markets and FX markets during the 70s.

Add me in. The "community" twist that is working so well for many things, makes sense to try here as well.

Intrade said...

Will M said :

    Would love to. I presume I don't need to place my email in a public forum though for you know my address.

Intrade said...

Thanks all.

Please email me on john.delaney@intrade.com if you have not already done so.