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Reduced the limit at which in-line images are re-sized. Previously, images up to 760px were shown full-size, and larger was reduced to 760px. Now, it is 650px.

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Added a new poll on the forum home page, and added a new survey under "Community -> Surveys". I will be updating these often, every couple of weeks or so, so keep checking back.

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Further enhanced the Show Attachments feature for each thread.

You can get to this on the top-right of any thread, next to the pagination section there is a number next to a paperclip, it represents the number of attachments in the thread. You can also get to this by clicking Thread Tools -> Show Attachments on the top of a thread. Last, you can get to it from the list of threads in the forum view by clicking the paperclip next to the title of the thread.



@ZTR has been asking for some of these enhancements. It's taken a while but the programmer got them done ahead of schedule. You can enable/disable the inclusion of image attachments in the search results, to make it easier to find the "meat" in a thread (cs files, zip files, etc). You can short any which way. And clicking on the attachment will take you straight to that post in the thread.

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Further enhanced the Show Attachments feature for each thread.

BTW, I just want to show what the default looks like on other forums. Not picking on them. Well, maybe a little!



So you can see how ours is very advanced, and it should really help you find stuff. Don't forget you can also use the Search Global Attachments feature, mentioned above in this thread to help you search for attachments by keyword.

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BTW, I just want to show what the default looks like on other forums. Not picking on them. Well, maybe a little!


So you can see how ours is very advanced, and it should really help you find stuff. Don't forget you can also use the Search Global Attachments feature, mentioned above in this thread to help you search for attachments by keyword.

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Thank you @ Big Mike. This is really advanced and should make finding attachments and the associated posts so much easier to find.

Whoever takes on the task of moving attachments to Downloads will have a much easier time copying the information from the post describing the attachment into the download section. I am willing to help, a little, if needed.

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Cosmetic change to hopefully make users search more often. The search button now stands out more, just begging people to use it (I hope)



There is a tiny cosmetic issue with Chrome, I hope to have it fixed soon.

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There is a tiny cosmetic issue with Chrome, I hope to have it fixed soon.

Fixed.

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New version of Tapatalk installed, please report any problems (for those browsing from smart phones).

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Critical security patch applied for vbSEO. It caused the site to go down for about 5 minutes unexpectedly, sorry. Everything should be back now.

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I just want to say that the new look and feel of the Forum GUI is outstanding.

It is so much more intutitive and easy to navigate. Thanks @Big Mike.

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Two changes to report. I'm only mentioning these specifics for those technical enough to care

One, futures.io (formerly BMT) is now serving files through a CDN (content distribution network) where possible. There are about a dozen datacenters worldwide in the CDN, so there should be one near you (closer than Chicago for vast majority of you). The net result is pages will load faster. I'll be continuing to tweak it in the coming weeks and months, there is still room for improvement but I have to hire some more work done by our developer to get more efficiency for now. The moderators report about a 2-4x improvement in latency (ping times) with this change.

Two, bmcharts.com is now running off our new cluster config. It's serving as an intermediate test before we migrate futures.io (formerly BMT) to the new cluster.

On the bottom right hand corner of the bmcharts footer, you'll see "lb1" or "lb2" and "app1" or "app2". This tells you which load balancer/proxy cacher you came in from (lb1 or lb2), and then which application server processed your request (app1 or app2). There are also db1 and db2 for the databases, but that info isn't reported on the page.

This info will eventually be reported on the footer of forum pages as well, after we complete the migration. If you look at the footer of a futures.io (formerly BMT) page right now you'll see just the first part "lb1" or "lb2", as we haven't finished migrating everything yet for futures.io (formerly BMT).

Most web browsers will "lock on" to a particular load balancer (DNS A record) for an entire session, and will only change if there is a problem with it. But you'll see the application server change back and forth as you flip through pages.

The transition should be seamless, but please report any problems. The change was brought on by our datacenters hardware problems that I've been unhappy about, and since I was going to move the server I wanted to do it in a cluster to make things more modular, add redundancy, and scalability.

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Thursday evening our old datacenter had an outage again. So, I decided to go ahead and make it a priority to move futures.io (formerly BMT) to the new cluster.

futures.io (formerly BMT) was down about 2 hours this morning (1:00am ET to 3:00am ET) while I did this.

There are still some problems, however. The site is running slow because I've had to disable all the caching, and I need some time to track down what the issue is.

But, everything else should be functioning, so if you see any problem please report it here. When you report it, please try to tell me which lb and app server you were on (at very bottom of page, it will show lb<x> and app<x> next to the page generation stats).

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All webinar videos are now stored on the worldwide CDN, this should dramatically improve speed for all videos. Please report any problems.

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Sorry for about 10 minutes of downtime today. Growing pains.

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If you are wondering what happened to the "Unread posts: xx (list, clear)" at the top right of every page under your user name --- I removed it.

I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.

Please use the "New Posts" menu item off the navbar instead.



If you want to "clear" unread threads (reset to zero new posts), you'll need to use the Mark Forum Read option under the Quick Link menu now.



This should help speed up the forum.
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I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.

This should help speed up the forum.
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That makes so much sense, the program would have to keep track of all posts and who visited them, for every visit....

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Great Puppy Pict!

That makes so much sense, the program would have to keep track of all posts and who visited them, for every visit....

Thx

And it recalculated it on every single page... not very efficient

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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

No bug with Firefox 3.6.10 or IE 8.0.7600.16385 for me.

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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

Thanks for reporting. Actually, it is not related to the new posts I removed, although the timing and content would seem so. Instead, it seems to be an issue after I upgraded the Wiki from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. I've opened a ticket with the developer as I couldn't figure out what the problem is at first glance.

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If you are wondering what happened to the "Unread posts: xx (list, clear)" at the top right of every page under your user name --- I removed it.

I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.

I've received a bunch of questions about this. First, it seems no one reads this changelog thread But second, it seems this was quite popular. The problem is, it was running a very expensive query on every single page of the site, we're talking a million very expensive queries a month and growing (the site is growing rapidly).

If I can find a way to cut back some other queries (which I am working on), I'll consider adding this back. I've also asked my developer to look at the query to see if it could be optimized some how, but it doesn't look promising.

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I have learned to live without it by going through today's posts via Quick Links. Same effect.

And I do read the futures.io (formerly BMT) changelog btw I am down with anything that optimizes performance for the forum.

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It was discouraging to see how many post I had not read after I stepped down as a Mod.

So, I am glad it is gone.

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why can't query be run only 1 a day, I just assume the thread I should read is the one on top.

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why can't query be run only 1 a day, I just assume the thread I should read is the one on top.

It needs to be run in real time otherwise it would show inaccurate and confusing results.

However, I've asked the developer to rewrite the query so it works only on the forum home page. That will greatly reduce the expense of the query overall. Once that is done, I'll re-instate it.

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I've asked the developer to rewrite the query so it works only on the forum home page. That will greatly reduce the expense of the query overall. Once that is done, I'll re-instate it.

This is done. So on forum home page only, this is back.

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This is done. So on forum home page only, this is back.

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Thanks, something seems broke about it now though, see attached.

If you click just on "new posts" on the navbar, does it also say no new posts? Could be the new post count is wrong after making some changes to the code.

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If you click just on "new posts" on the navbar, does it also say no new posts? Could be the new post count is wrong after making some changes to the code.

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Hi Mike, at the time the widget at the top right showed unread posts the 'New posts' on the navbar was indicating no new posts.

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Hi Mike, at the time the widget at the top right showed unread posts the 'New posts' on the navbar was indicating no new posts.

Thanks for the site!

I have duplicated the problem with a test account. I believe I know the issue and will speak to the developer for a fix.

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@fluxsmith, I believe this has been fixed. Can you confirm please?

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@ fluxsmith, I believe this has been fixed. Can you confirm please?

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Further speed enhancements tonight. Now all public forums are delivering image attachments via the CDN. This means non-Elite forums (can't do Elite for privacy reasons).

What this means is that the images are going to be served from the CDN network, which means no matter your location there should be a CDN node much closer to you than futures.io (formerly BMT)'s own server. Since most threads on our forum are image attachment intensive, this should really drastically speed up the loading time for most of you.

With this change, I had to change the default "Attachment Thumbnail" viewer from the standard vBulletin lightbox to the Highslide gallery viewer. The highslide viewer was already in use on the site for inline images within the post, but was not being used for traditional attachments. Unfortunately, vBulletin's lightbox could not be made compatible with the CDN. The net result is no loss of functionality, just a slight cosmetic change from what you are used to.

As a reminder, if you wish to view an attachment image full-size (bypassing highslide), you'll need to right-click on the image and "Open link in new tab". This will give you a normal full-size window of the image without viewing it through highslide. This is useful for some advanced users who want to save the image or mark it up further.

This is a major change. Please report any problems.

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There is currently a problem with using the Preview feature prior to making your post, as reported by @max-td. If you use the preview button and you are attaching files/images, make sure those show up in the preview before pressing submit. If they do not show up, just hit preview again, and maybe even again, until they do show up.

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The CDN for attachments was reverted back, due to problems at the CDN host. Searching for alternatives...

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i also miss the unread since last visit function when im finished reading a thread

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I've made some changes on the home page. To the right of the chatbox, the new thread and new post notification box has been cleaned up a bit.

Ellipsis added for longer thread names, and username changed from left of the thread title to right of thread title. This makes it flow better, and also match more closely the Top 20 stat block on the bottom of home page.

One right-facing triangle icon means New Post. A double icon means New Thread.



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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.


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Thanks for reporting. Actually, it is not related to the new posts I removed, although the timing and content would seem so. Instead, it seems to be an issue after I upgraded the Wiki from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. I've opened a ticket with the developer as I couldn't figure out what the problem is at first glance.

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Just wanted to say, to my faithful readers , the site has been slow the last several days and I know it --- and I'm not happy about it --- and I am working on solving it.



A few more days and we should be good... and yes, I am a bit obsessive with performance stuff

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Some of you may have noticed we added a new section called Team Trading, and two new subsections for Language and Instrument Type, and then several new subforums under each of those.



You can find out more by reading the announcements here:





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Guys,

I've added some new Tabs to the left side of the chatbox on the home page. These tabs are for "rooms" to discuss instruments, like an ES room, a CL room, and a EUR/USD room (so far).

My plan is to phase out the skype chat and use this instead.



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We're growing up a bit... @ 18 months old we've dropped the "day" from "Day Trading Forum", and we're now just a "Trading Forum" for all kinds of trading, not just day trading



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If you are wondering what happened to the "Unread posts: xx (list, clear)" at the top right of every page under your user name --- I removed it.

I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.


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i also miss the unread since last visit function when im finished reading a thread

The unread posts feature is back on every page now since we've upgraded the server hardware.

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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.


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Thanks for reporting. Actually, it is not related to the new posts I removed, although the timing and content would seem so. Instead, it seems to be an issue after I upgraded the Wiki from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. I've opened a ticket with the developer as I couldn't figure out what the problem is at first glance.

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This has been fixed as we've updated the wiki to version 3.0.5 today. Hopefully @fluxsmith can confirm, but from my testing it is fixed (I used IE8 to test).

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For the last few weeks a handful of the Downloads in the File Sharing section have reported errors when trying to be downloaded. These are primarily the large file attachments such as Market Replay data or in general any attachment that was over 128MB in size.

I have found and corrected the problem, so if you've tried to download these links but have been unable to, please try again.

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Working on a handful of new tutorials.

I figured the popular new "xtranormal" characters were a good way to do it.

Here is the first one:
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Here is the next one, a brief tutorial on How to use the Search features.

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Made a minor change tonight dropping the "Normal Search" button from the navbar (between "New Posts" and "Wiki". This now just leaves the instant-search field on the far right side. I dropped the other one because it was redundant.

I also changed the color a bit on the search image, so people will hopefully see it.



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Created a separate ThinkOrSwim category under Programmers Paradise:



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I've renamed the old section "Journals, Daily Charts and Tape Reading" to just "Trading Journals". There has always been a bit of confusion around where some threads should go -- in Traders Hideout, in Journals, etc. I've always resisted adding more and more subforums, but as the site grows we do need them.

With the change made a few weeks ago for Team Trading, it will be easier now. Some threads currently in the Trading Journals section will need to be moved to Traders Hideout, and some of them will need to be moved to the Team Trading area. Of course, majority will stay where they are - in Journals.



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I've re-arranged the Team Trading area slightly, basically bringing the "Instruments" up one level higher so they are easier to see and access. The subforums for the non-English languages are still one level lower.



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Hey what is with the side it keeps adding old post to it.

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Hey what is with the side it keeps adding old post to it.

The 'new threads/posts' box on the home page is not perfect --- when a thread is moved, like a bunch were just now, they show up in the new notification area. A bunch of threads were moved now that new categories are added, so that it makes more sense.

A "moved" notification in the old forum will remain for any moved threads for the next week, so you can still find them if you are used to looking in a specific spot. All old links and search will work and redirect to new locations automatically.

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Can't login using Tapatalk on a DROID X wonder if it is since the upgrade, Any ideas? Can here.

Off Topic: Still in my nice room hospital, but hope to transfer to Oregon Health Sciences University very soon.

It is a known problem for them, it happens to me every now and then too. Usually if I visit another forum and come back to futures.io (formerly BMT) it works, but I have to reboot my phone every now and then.

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I have been on many forums in the last 10 years, futures.io (formerly BMT)'s forum is near perfection. It's amazing.

There is only one minor point on futures.io (formerly BMT), the loading of attached pictures to a post. When you click on a picture/screenshot I have to wait up to 5 seconds or more to load it. It's like the code of the preview/rendering of it takes soo long. It's on mac and on windows very slow. If you could just change it maybe to just give the picture, the browser will re-size it automaticly (much faster?)

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I have been on many forums in the last 10 years, futures.io (formerly BMT)'s forum is near perfection. It's amazing.

There is only one minor point on futures.io (formerly BMT), the loading of attached pictures to a post. When you click on a picture/screenshot I have to wait up to 5 seconds or more to load it. It's like the code of the preview/rendering of it takes soo long. It's on mac and on windows very slow. If you could just change it maybe to just give the picture, the browser will re-size it automaticly (much faster?)

It's just your distance from the server. I have made code changes on my side to make attachments work via a CDN, but the CDN I am using can't handle it, and I think using S3 is overkill so for the moment, attachments are coming straight from Chicago whereas most everything else comes from the CDN which has dozens of nodes around the world.

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I understand, now I know the reason it will be easier for me to wait on the screenshot :-)

Makes me wonder how much time I loose connecting to USA data providers ...

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One question: I see a few people with their names crossed, like zoethicus etc.. big posters ? Did they left ? Kicked out ?

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One question: I see a few people with their names crossed, like zoethicus etc.. big posters ? Did they left ? Kicked out ?

Bunned.

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Bunned.

Did you mean bunned or banned?


This is an excerpt from the urban dictionary:

bunned

to fuck, be fucked. It can be used as anything basically

Hey man you look a little beat up?

Ya some guy bunned me last night, he hit me in the face.

I bunned my girlfriend so hard last night.






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Probably both!

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One question: I see a few people with their names crossed, like zoethicus etc.. big posters ? Did they left ? Kicked out ?

Their membership was revoked for not following our simple and straightforward guidelines of being nice to other members and being positive in their posts.

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sorry mike, but you got to be negative if the market goes down.

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Added a new option to the Chatbox on the forum home page, you can now click "Popout" and it will pop out a small chatbox window you can leave up while browsing the rest of the site, to make it easier to follow chats and new topic notifications.



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Switched our CDN to Amazon CloudFront. They have POPs in these cities (and growing):

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OK guys, I spent some time and now attachments within posts (images, zip files, etc) will be served via the CDN when possible. This means that (once the content populates to the CDN edge nodes) the images and screen shots will load much quicker for the majority of you. It should help since the bulk of each page (size wise) is primarily made up of images, so serving them from a local edge node to your location will make things faster.

There is a side effect for the moment, all non-Elite threads have a broken Lightbox (the pop-up inline image viewer). I'm hiring a JavaScript developer to fix it, it might be a few days. So it means that in the meantime, attachment images viewed on these threads will open full-screen instead of in the usual pop-up fashion.

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Wiki upgraded to latest version, please report any problems.

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Still working on some CDN stuff (mainly fixing the attachments lightbox), but wanted to share some stats. On the left is the CDN, on the right is regular direct route to server.

You can see the huge increase in speed (lower latency) via the CDN in virtually every single location. Reduced latency means each object loads faster. Many pages have 150+ objects, so a savings of between 50-100ms (or more) per object can add up to several seconds faster loading per page.

Hopefully this makes browsing the site a much better experience for our non-US visitors, and another reason to choose futures.io (formerly BMT) over some other site

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There is currently a bug due to our wiki 3.0.8 upgrade that prevents you from removing an attachment from your post in some situations. This is for all posts (including non-wiki).

I'm waiting for the developer to roll a bugfix.

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There is currently a bug due to our wiki 3.0.8 upgrade that prevents you from removing an attachment from your post in some situations. This is for all posts (including non-wiki).

I'm waiting for the developer to roll a bugfix.

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I'm trying to find what the meaning is of the colored envelops next to the thread titles in 'new posts' is there a document describing it ? thanks

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I'm trying to find what the meaning is of the colored envelops next to the thread titles in 'new posts' is there a document describing it ? thanks

Scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a legend.

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Sorry, I don't see it, see attached pic.


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Sorry, I don't see it, see attached pic.

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That is the 'new posts' shortcut, just view the regular forums and it is at the bottom of every forum thread listing page.

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Reformatted the forum thread display page, condensing it so it is now 1-line per thread and easier to read.

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Subtle, but I like this better.

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The "Mark Forums Read" link appears to have gone missing from the Quick Links menu. How do I access this feature now?

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Some minor changes tonight to the left postbit block (as shown below). I wanted to make a few minor tweaks to minimize the overall height (# of lines). I've reduced it by three lines of height so now more posts will fit on a single page.



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It's much better that the thread list is now without the name displayed, why ? because it's easier to click NEW button, sometimes on my phone I clicked by accident on the thread starter. thanks.

There is a small issue though with my ipad, i can reply and post but when i click QUOTE, I can't seem to click on the text box under the quoted text (only on ipad) when I reply without a quote it works.

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I finally was able to recode the Traders Edge article section to get the 'All' feature working again.

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Programmer's Paradise was renamed to Programming Paradise due to a legal threat over trademark infringement.

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Added two new subforums to Off-Topic. Jokes and Tech Support.

Everyone likes a good joke and some humor. The new Jokes subforum is meant just for that. Now, I know a lot of jokes have some crude humor but try not to go too crazy. I also want to let everyone know that no "adult pictures" will be allowed of any kind. If anyone gets offended easily I suggest steering clear of this subforum. It will not automatically show up on the new post/thread list on the chatbox.

The second section is Tech Support. Now there is a special section for asking computer related questions so that the gurus on futures.io (formerly BMT) can help you out.

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Just FYI, for those near Paris the site should be a bit faster now.

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We're excited to inform you about the addition of a new edge location in Paris, France to serve end users of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. With this new location, CloudFront and Route 53 now have a total of 5 edge locations in Europe, and 18 total edge locations worldwide. Each new edge location helps lower latency and improves performance for your end users in that region. We plan to continue to add new edge locations worldwide throughout 2011.

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Taptalk plugin for iPhone, Android, etc was updated to the newest release.

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Hey guys,

I am reworking all the webinar videos the next few hours. This means they will be unavailable off and on for a few hours as I migrate everything to a new platform. Details to come when I am finished.

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I am reworking all the webinar videos the next few hours. This means they will be unavailable off and on for a few hours as I migrate everything to a new platform. Details to come when I am finished.

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Oops, forgot to update.

So I finished about 24h later. It was a ton of work.

Basically, any existing webinar prior to this moment will have the same quality it originally did, but will play back faster/easier. You can now skip forward/back in the webinar without having to wait for it to download.

Going forward, future webinars will have better quality with the new setup.

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Wiki updated to v3.11, please report any problems.

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Wiki updated to v3.11, please report any problems.

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All outbound emails have broken formatting right now due to this upgrade. #!$$@

Am waiting to hear back from the developer.

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All outbound emails have broken formatting right now due to this upgrade. #!$$@

Am waiting to hear back from the developer.

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This should now be corrected, please report any problems.

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