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Started:January 24th, 2010 (12:11 AM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:85,300 / 1,202
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:21 PM   #61 (permalink)
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New feature added. News events and current headlines will be added automatically to the forum as topic discussions, appearing under Traders Hideout -> Current Events.

The purpose of this is to facilitate discussion on any hot news items. If you want to comment on a particular story, just reply to it.

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New topics are automatically created a few times a day.

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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)
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Old May 24th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Fixed a problem on new server that was limiting file attachments to 1 meg in size.

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 May 24th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #63 (permalink)
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There is a known problem with Albums after the new server migration. I'm working on it. 99% of you don't use this feature, but those that do, I'll get it fixed soon.

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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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Spent a few hours, and some money in custom development (again), and re-worked the Questions and Answers feature on the home page.

It should not look (visually) any different to you. The changes were all behind the scenes. Now instead of javascript and jquery (slow), it is pure server generated html. This should speed up the loading of the home page considerably, this update was all about performance.

Please report any problems.

One day I will tackle the chatbox as well, which is the slowest part of the home page.

Mike

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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 May 27th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #65 (permalink)
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There is a known problem with Albums after the new server migration. I'm working on it. 99% of you don't use this feature, but those that do, I'll get it fixed soon.

Mike

This problem is resolved. In order to resolve it, member profile page URL's have had to change slightly.

 
Code
Old:
https://futures.io/trading_member/big-mike.html (this is now invalid, won't work)

New:
https://futures.io/trading_member/1-big-mike.html
The different is the userid in front of the username. This had to be added. Everything will be automatic on the forum pages, but if you link to your profile page outside of futures.io (formerly BMT) from your blog, etc, you'll need to update that URL.

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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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I've purchased and installed vB Optimise. It's a suite of stuff that caches bunch of forum content and makes everything faster. One big way it does this is by turning all dynamically generated Guest pages (non-registered members) into static pages, eliminating like 20-30 SQL queries per page. This is huge time saver!

So guests will be getting page content that is up to 5 minutes stale. But whoopty-do, they should register already. All the savings will help make the site load faster for everyone else.

After it runs for 24 hours I will follow-up with how much its cut out queries down on the database server.

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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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I just wanted to let everyone know that since second week of May we moved to a new server, and we've experienced multiple problems.

The reason we moved in the first place was to upgrade capacity/speed. I knew the person running the cabinet at the data center that we switched to, but unfortunately knowing him was not enough. The data center had a lot of problems and that translated into problems for us.

For the past three weeks, I've looked for a replacement data center and finally found one. I am extremely confident in the new data centers capabilities. I have tested it from over 15 places around the world and found very high performance (bandwidth).

As for hardware, I went ahead and decided to upgrade it even more, so things should be even quicker with the new server.

An approximate ETA for the migration will be June 18th. I don't plan for any more than a couple of hours downtime.

I am just letting you guys know that we are aware of a few speed issues and are working to resolve them all this time.

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 June 5th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I've had to disable the Pop-up Private Message system due to some conflicts.

All it means is that when you click on someone's name in a post, like mine to the left, and select "Send private message" -- it will no longer just pop-up with a box for you to type your message. Instead, it will redirect to the normal vBulletin page to send the message.

I will look to fix the problem later and try to re-enable it.

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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Old June 5th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I do not see this as a disadvantage, as I usually say do not pop up. But that is a preference, and if no one complains your time could be spent elsewhere.

R.I.P. Andy Zektzer (ZTR), 1960-2010.
Please visit this thread for more information.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Tonight I've begun the process of adding a very nice Wiki to our site. We have some really, really big plans for this.

It will remain behind the scenes for some time to come. I am making this announcement only because of the way the Wiki integrates with the forum, I want you to report any parts of the forum that may have broken when we installed the wiki.

We will update everyone later with more details on the wiki as we have some examples to show off. Our wiki will welcome group participation.

Thanks,
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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