Re: Are You Sure? (Fri.)

Subject: Re: Are You Sure? (Fri.)
From: "H. Christopher Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 14:00:49 -0500

They should have hired the developer who wrote the script I use in iTunes to
truncate long song names. If I enter a number greater than 5, it's pops up
the message "That's rather a large number, are you sure?". Plus, the Cancel
button is the default, so you can't just hit the Enter key for a Yes.


On 12/9/05 1:37 PM, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> Ok, here's the actual error:
> It was a *sell* order. The order was to *sell* 16 shares at
> 610,000 yen and inadvertently entered as sell 610,000 shares
> at 16 yen. Almost 65,000 shares were bought before the order
> was stopped, and now the brokerage house is obligated to buy
> those shares at market price and sell them to those who bought
> at a price of 16 yen per share.
> I am of the opinion that a simple "are you sure?" dialog would not
> have assured prevention of this, as most people will look at an
> error they've just made and not notice it. The SW would have
> to actually compare the price entered to the current market price
> and then pop up an "are you crazy?" message.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>; "List,Techwriter"
> <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 10:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Are You Sure? (Fri.)
>> If the going price for one share is 610,000 yen and I place an order for
>> any number of shares at only 1 yen there shouldn't be any trade to stop
>> in the first place, because there isn't going to be a seller anywhere
>> willing
>> to fill it. The only thing the system should do in response to any such
>> attempt
>> is signal a bunch of people in some brokerage office to laugh at me. This
>> system has much bigger problems than the lack of a user verification
>> dialog.


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