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I've completely rewritten the Polls system. This is mainly for my benefit, it will be a big time saver going forward. Also the new system will allow me to embed polls directly into any post, helpful for discussion threads focusing on a certain poll.

Currently there are several bugs, mainly formatting, so please ignore them for the moment. I'm working on fixing them.

a) Bug: title not centered
b) Bug: can change vote after cast
c) Bug: Random poll insertion into posts broken

Mike

All bugs fixed, please report any remaining issues with the new polls system.

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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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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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Investor/RT
Broker/Data: IB / DTN
Favorite Futures: Futures
 
Posts: 3,702 since Feb 2012
Thanks: 3,328 given, 6,670 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary

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Thanks for the ongoing works!

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All bugs fixed, please report any remaining issues with the new polls system.

Mike

There is an issue with the sorting of the results, it is not sorting as it should. I'll fix it in the coming days.

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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I have disabled Visitor Messaging in user profiles. This has been constantly confused with Private Messages for the last 4-years and people seem to post some rather inappropriate things from time to time, not knowing it is public.

If you have a very compelling reason for why Visitor Messaging should be turned on, please reply.

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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I have disabled Social Groups.

Virtually zero people used them, and they are a magnet for spam bots. I am willing to bet 99% of you don't even know what they are (were)...

Please report any problems.

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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Posts: 45,805 since Jun 2009
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Just a quick note regarding servers.

This week I've spent every spare moment working on the new futures.io (formerly BMT) servers. Everything is going perfectly, and today I finally made it far enough to bring up a test copy of the forum on one of them.

Speed improvement is about 3x faster than the current site.

For those that care, the current server is an X3450 with 8GB on 2x500GB 7200rpm drives R1, and many of you have probably noticed that at certain times of day when load is high, it is very slow.

The new config is two E3-1275 V2's w/32GB each and 2x256GB Vertex4 SSD's R1, each. I am splitting the load of php, mysql, image hosting, mail, and webinars between the two servers. This config should last us many years to come.

I am waiting for a new vbulletin version that is fully compatible with php 5.4 (days away) and also plan to use this time to upgrade a few of the older more complex modules before shipping the servers to Chicago for co-lo.

My plan is to get this done by the end of May, because I've got almost 20 webinars scheduled in June and won't have time otherwise. Currently I don't see any problem with this.

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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Using one of the new servers as a testbed, I was able to confirm that vBSEO module upgraded much easier than I was anticipating. So we are now on the latest version on the production futures.io (formerly BMT) server.

This is mainly a maintenance thing, and you should not see any change. But please report any problems, as this affects a lot of core parts of the site.

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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Futures Experience: Advanced
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Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Posts: 45,805 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,097 given, 81,399 received



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Using one of the new servers as a testbed, I was able to confirm that vBSEO module upgraded much easier than I was anticipating. So we are now on the latest version on the production futures.io (formerly BMT) server.

This is mainly a maintenance thing, and you should not see any change. But please report any problems, as this affects a lot of core parts of the site.

Mike

The sorting option within the Download section is currently broken and appears to be a bug after the upgrade. I have a ticket open with the developer and will update once resolved.

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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