Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

May 27th 2008
Actuarial Outpost Welcomes its 15,000th Member

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The AO would like to welcome its 15,000th member, smatho to the community. We’ve come a long way since the early days of this forum. I’d like to extend a big thanks to our 14,999 members who have been actively participating in our discussion forum, that ultimately encouraged our 15,000th member to join.

We’re glad to have such a large community of actuaries, who regularly answer question in the exam forum, and the occasional advice column in Non-Actuarial. Our next big milestone will be our 3.000.000th post. Who’s it gonna be? What will it say? What should we do to celebrate?

As for our 15,000th member, we’re not going to let you go home empty handed. We have a t-shirt/trophy and some other gifts for you, to mark this occasion. Look for your PM from Tom for details on how to claim your prize.

Again, thanks to all of our members who make this place a helpful study tool and a good place to network with other actuaries.



March 13th 2008
AO Launches New Global Actuarial Wiki

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Help the world’s largest actuarial community build the world’s largest actuarial wiki database

Though the wiki has been around for a few months now, we’ve decided to announce it to the public and invite you to help us create the newest study/informational resource for actuaries. We currently have two editors working on setting up the structure for the first four exams (P, FM, MLC/3, MFE, C/4), and we’d like your help, too.

If you’d like to contribute to our wiki (big or small), first make sure you have an ID on the discussion board (if not register), then send a private message to Tom, and ask for him to set you up with a Wiki Contributor account. All members who help with the wiki will get added privileges in the forum, similar to our 5 year members, site supporters, and note contributors.

Are you a little worried about whether or not you’ll be able to understand how the wiki works? No worries. Tom will send you a simiple crash course in wiki 101, and you’ll be a pro in no time. If you have any questions about how the wiki works, what we’re looking for, or anything else you can think of, you can discuss all wiki questions here.

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September 17th 2007
Congrats to Captain Morgan and his teammates!

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reach-the-beach-relay.gifOur very own member, CAPTAIN_MORGAN, and his teammates recently competed in the 203 mile Reach the Beach Relay Race. Their team, The Infrequent Runners Club, finished with an outstanding time of 31:45:52. That’s a 9:15 mile folks!

A field of approximately 4200 amateur athletes competed in The Ninth Annual Reach the Beach Relay on September 14 & 15. At 203 miles, the running adventure relay is one of the nation’s longest distance race of its kind. A portion of profits from the race will benefit the New Hampshire State Parks and community organizations along the race route. Continue Reading »

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September 7th 2007
We’ve updated the Actuarial Science Universities Google Map

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Actuarial Science Universities MapThe title says it all. The Actuarial Science University Map is now updated with a new look. We’ve also added our friends over at the University of Florida Actuarial Science Program. If we’ve overlooked your school, send Tom a PM or an email and ask him to include your school on the map. Be sure to include your schools information, such as the name, website, departmental contact along with contact information such as email, phone number, and address.

It’s still a work in progress. The list of schools that is on the right hand side of the screen will be collapsible and if I can think of any more bells and whistles to add to it, you can be sure to see those on there soon, as well.


July 3rd 2007
Help test the new beta version of the Actuarial Outpost’s discussion forum

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Actuarial Outpost Forum SnapshotHello Outposters,

You can now test out the new layout for the actuarial discussion forum. You can follow this link to check out version 2 of the forum default, or you could go to the discussion board, scroll to the bottom of the page, and choose “Default Style v2.0” from the drop-down list in the footer. Either way, try it out, see if you like it, and let me know if anything needs to be fixed (or if it just doesn’t look right, or perhaps an idea to make it better ).

Currently the drop-down tool bar has no functionality, but over the next few days, you will notice little buttons appearing here and there as I make changes. If you have any suggestions, you can always add a comment to this post, send me a PM (Tom), or send me an email at tom [the at symbol thing]

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June 9th 2007
Hope you like the new look of the Actuarial Outpost!

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Hello there!

After a lot of long hours, cups of coffee, and a few tears this is what I came up with. Currently the Demo Access and the Quick Tour are not available, but they should be in about a week. You can still use our Actuarial Discussion Forum just as you always have, it’s just a new look.

Soon, the discussion forum will follow a similar design, though version 1 of the Outpost will remain as an option for viewing the forums. Keep your eyes open for new things here and there. Though we’ve taken a big step today with the new design, there will be more features added to the Outpost over the next few weeks. I hope everyone enjoys (or at least isn’t too bothered by) the new design of the Actuarial Outpost.