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Started:January 24th, 2010 (12:11 AM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:85,239 / 1,202
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Old February 20th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi Mike,
Could we place the unread posts link at the bottom of the forum next to the bookmarks or tags? I like to link back to that and I think we could scan new posts faster. So the same link at the top and the bottom.

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Old February 21st, 2010, 12:25 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Working on adding a new feature, the Question and Answer board. This feature has taken a lot of work and I've run into some bugs here and there, so I may be off/on for a few more days as I work out remaining bugs.

All the details and screen shots are here:
https://futures.io/feedback-announcements/2737-question-answer-board.html

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 09:42 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Added a couple new drop down menu options on the navbar for Arcade, to try to encourage more users to participate in the Tournaments (most users don't know they are there).

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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:24 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Changed the Top 10 stats on forum home to randomly display one of several categories of statistics.

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You can click the drop down option and select another category if you want to view a different one.

I also changed it so it calculates stats only in the last 30 days. I found this more relevant that calculating based on all-time.

Mike

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Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
What did I do to get rid of the Top Ten Stats? I can't figure out how to get it back.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #36 (permalink)
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What did I do to get rid of the Top Ten Stats? I can't figure out how to get it back.

Guessing you collapsed it.

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Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I have all the arrows pointing up. I am definitely missing something.

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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:50 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I've added .m (Matlab) as an acceptable file extension for file attachments on the forum. I've also created a Matlab category within the Downloads/File Sharing section.

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Matlab is very popular in quantitative trading and high frequency trading, and is used extensively by many traders. I hope that the Matlab users of the site will contribute some scripts/functions to this section. I am relying on you to help!

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Not exactly futures.io (formerly BMT) related, but on the sister site bmcharts.com I made some enhancements so you can now add tags to your uploaded charts (like "ES, 6 range, SMI" or "CL, 5 minute, butterfly pattern").

The tags are searchable, so you can go to Gallery then search for all charts with a match of "butterfly" or all charts with a match of "CL", etc etc.

New feature so give it some time, only applies to new images going forward obviously...

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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Old March 13th, 2010, 04:18 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Tonight I re-arranged the Programmer's Paradise section a bit.

Because the site is growing rapidly we needed to get organized a bit more in this area. Initially the site was 100% NinjaTrader based. But recently we are attracting a growing number of TradeStation, MultiCharts, MetaTrader and other platform members.

With this in mind, it was necessary to re-arrange the Programming section so it would be easier to find things for your specific platform, and to encourage participation for non-NinjaTrader users.

If you are an EasyLanguage, MQL MT4/MT5, Matlab/R, Sierra Chart or other platform (non-Ninja) member, PLEASE HELP US OUT by participating in these new categories.

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It should also be noted that the Programmer's Paradise section is designed for developers. Not so much for end users. Users who just want indicators but aren't programmers should stick to the "Downloads/File Sharing" section.

Thanks everyone!

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

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