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BruiserB

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Is Bluevestment working?
« on: March 06, 2014, 06:10:48 PM »
I haven't had any new notes invested since the LendingClub site changes yesterday.  Did they somehow break Bluevestment?  Anyone else having the same problem?  Anyone know the timing for a fix?


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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 06:41:52 PM »
LC made changes on foliofn which has caused codes to break on Bluevestment and Interest Radar.

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 06:57:10 PM »
And to top it off, the changes were mostly cosmetic... >:(

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 07:23:24 PM »
So I guess it's broken for everyone, even if I don't use it to buy or sell on folio?  :(

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 07:25:49 PM »
Actually I just logged into Bluevestment and see they have posted this notice....

Note to users (3/6/2014): Currently there is some degredation of service due to large inflow of new users. We are working hard to rectify this situation and anticipate resolution shortly.

So is it Lending Club's changes or the new users....or both?

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 10:16:06 AM »
In my case, it stopped working because my p2p picks account hadn't been paid.

In the past, I was under the impression that for now, p2p-picks was free (and I thought there was even some advice from Bryce or someone else to use a bogus cc).

Now my account seems to be suspended until I have a valid cc.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 10:36:27 AM »
I thought there was even some advice from Bryce or someone else to use a bogus cc

There was, and it was Bryce.  Did you use a bogus CC with a valid checksum?

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Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 11:11:26 AM »
That's not my issue. I was able to log into P2P-Picks and choose notes manually yesterday. I do remember the info on putting in the bogus number if the account locks out.  I think the bogus number we're supposed to use is 4242-4242-4242-4242 with any cvv and can't remember if there was a specified expiration date or not.


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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 11:14:23 AM »
Here are the instructions to deal with a locked p2p-picks account.

https://www.p2p-picks.com/subscribe


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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 04:13:16 PM »
Thanks guys, will head in that direction to unfreeze.

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Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2014, 12:34:54 PM »
Just got this email!  Good news I think....I already have API access so will update my settings.


Hi BlueVestors,
 
Some of you may have noticed slight service degradation for the free service in the last couple days. This has been due to some structural changes to Lending Club’s public APIs and a large influx of new users for BlueVestment (hey, I guess we’re popular). In order to compensate for all the changes, I’ve made some changes on the BlueVestment side to take advantage of their recently released “not-quite-so-public” API. Unfortunately, this means that all the BlueVestment users will need to sign up with Lending Club for their new API service. To find out how to do that, visit the BlueVestment FAQ at https://www.BlueVestment.com/Main/FAQ.
 
Simply put:
1)      Download the Lending Club API Agreement at https://www.BlueVestment.com/APIAgreement.pdf.
2)      Fill it out, scan and send it to investing@lendingclub.com, or fax it to 415.632.5611.  Wait 2-3 days for response from Lending Club telling you that you are activated.
3)      Log in to your Lending Club -> Settings -> Generate new Authorization Key
4)      Login to your BlueVestment account and update your log in information on the Linked Lending Club Accounts page with your new Authorization Key.
 
Until your account is registered with the API, BlueVestment will not be able to operate on it on your behalf.
 
If you have any question, as always please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Nathan
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Founder - Blue Air Solutions LLC
No part of this email represents a contract or agreement on behalf of the BlueVestment Service, parent company, Blue Air Solutions LLC, or the individual author. No part of this email represents the intent or an attempt to offer personalized investment advice on behalf of the BlueVestment Service, Blue Air Solutions LLC, or the individual author. Only an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or other certified investment professional can legally offer personal investment advice. If you feel this email has reached you in error, please contact us at BlueVestment@BlueAirSolutions.com in order to resolve the issue.
 



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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2014, 12:55:41 PM »
The first paragraph of that email is filled with so many wrong statements I do not even know where to begin.  "Public APIs".  BS.  Translation:  "We were screen scraping, and we weren't using the API to begin with".  Brand new secret API my foot.  The current API is old news and not "recently released".   It was Lending Club's fault, "structural changes in the APIs", yeah that's the ticket.  Blah, blah, blah.  You really think we're all idiots?  Why make up a bunch of mumbo jumbo?

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 02:57:57 PM »
The first paragraph of that email is filled with so many wrong statements I do not even know where to begin.  "Public APIs".  BS.  Translation:  "We were screen scraping, and we weren't using the API to begin with".  Brand new secret API my foot.  The current API is old news and not "recently released".   It was Lending Club's fault, "structural changes in the APIs", yeah that's the ticket.  Blah, blah, blah.  You really think we're all idiots?  Why make up a bunch of mumbo jumbo?

I too was kind of perplexed by the tone of the e-mail, but bottom line I took it as "We were screen scraping and LC's changes broke our site, but now we are using the API so the service should be quicker and more reliable."

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Re: Is Bluevestment working?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 03:24:23 PM »
Having to sign multi-page agreements, fax stuff all around, and wait days for Lending Club to review your oh-so-important application is going to go over like a lead zeppelin.  One, it turns away a non-trivial percentage of your potential users right there.  You've gotta be somewhat serious about wanting to use the software to go through all that just to try it out.

Second, think of what this is doing to Lending Club.  Some human has to handle all this paperwork, for each and every person.  For every new site that pops up requiring users to fax all this stuff in, a substantial amount of manpower is sucked away from LC staff.  Once a site is popular enough we're not just talking about a couple users here and there.  Something's gotta give eventually.  LC is not going to want to keep spending employees' time on assisting other web sites to make money.  Users are not going to be happy waiting longer and longer for these apps to be approved.

Eventually I think there will have to be some changes.  My recommendation is to get rid of this agreement crap.  Just log in and instantly generate your credentials and click a checkbox, like any other site ON THE PLANET that has an API.  What are they so gosh darned paranoid about, anyway?

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 03:46:57 PM »
I already did all of that to get API access a while back.  It was really quite simple....in fact they have streamlined it by allowing you to download the application form yourself....when I signed up I had to email them to say I want to sign up, then they e-mailed me the form and I scanned and sent back and the API was active the next day (It didn't take as long as Nathan makes it sound).  I'm sure it's something their lawyers are making them do because you are giving an unrelated 3rd party access to your account so you need to sign to indicate you know what you are doing. 

All I had to do now to get BlueVestment working again is cut and paste my API key into my logon credentials on the BV site....now just waiting for the next loan release to see if it works.