FYI: HELP! Why my comments don’t appear?

3 06 2009

Some people are facing difficulties submitting blog comments.

Sometimes, comments that are too long, contain too many hyperlinks or submitted excessively will be automatically identified by the WordPress server as spam.

We are aware of this problem and we are trying to find a solution.

If you have submitted your comments but they are not published immediately, it’s very likely to have fallen into the spam folder. We will check the spam folder regularly and publish your posts hopefully within the next 24 hours.

So don’t worry too much about it. If your comment does not appear within the next 24 hours, do drop us an email at and we will try our best to fix the problem.


FYI: General Guidelines for Comments

20 05 2009

Thank you for leaving your comments, the response has so far been rather encouraging! However, there has recently been some concerns regarding the length of blog commments, and we would like to address this here.

We appreciate the effort that you put into writing your comment post, but we hope to see less lengthy comments in the future. The purpose of this blog is to encourage discussion, and lengthy comments tend to deter others from reading and responding.

Moreover, it is not necessary to write an essay response to our blog posts, as our mark allocation is not designed to treat the blog comment as an essay. To put things into perspective, the breakdown of the Preliminary Round is as such:

4 Blog Comments (5% each, total: 20%)
80 MCQs (1% each, total: 80%)

In the future, please limit your comments to 2-3 paragraphs. We will reward posts that are clear and concise. Also, take note of past comments and avoid repeating the same points. We will give low marks to comments that merely repeat what has been said before. You can agree or disagree with other commentators, but please do so in a considerate manner.

Lastly, it’s okay if your post is a one liner, joke, or some random thought. As far as grading goes, we will only consider the marks of your team’s best four posts. Moreover, we chose to engage participants using a blog so that you can share your insights on economics and finance management in a more casual manner. Just do not offend anyone and strictly no vulgarities!

So have fun, and we look forward to seeing your comments =)

FYI: The Crisis of Credit Visualized

6 05 2009

The financial crisis we face today was triggered by the sub-prime credit crisis in the US.

Learn more about the sub-prime crisis and how it all began. The two youtube videos, created by Jonathan Jarvis of, seek to give a clearer picture of the credit crisis and clarify certain terms.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized – Part 1

The Crisis of Credit Visualized – Part 2

Note: This is a FYI post, so comments for this post will not be graded but feel free to comment anyway!