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A dangerous game

Ok I might be crazy for starting this thread. So keep that in mind.

I'd like you to reply and tell me if you could pick just ONE or TWO things to change about futures.io (formerly BMT), what would they be? Please be as specific as possible, and please also give an example of how this change would benefit the site.

I'm more inclined to make the changes if you can convince me to do them, so please be descriptive

Now the reason I say I might be crazy... soliciting this type of opinion is a dangerous game, because sometimes people will feel very passionately about something and then I decide to not implement it or I disagree with them. That can lead to resentment and that can lead to a lot of bad stuff. So, please please understand I'm just starting this thread to try to make the site a better place, and that it is impossible for me to implement or agree with everything that will be said.

Now that's out of the way, please hit reply and tell me your thoughts!

Mike

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BTW, I want to share with you that the Moderating team and I have been working on a long list of site enhancements for several months now.

Some of these are very advanced things, that require a great deal of custom programming and site development. I am working slowly to implement them.

One such change that is already in the works is a new site skin. The skin is what controls the sites layout, the color theme, the icons, the navigation bar, font style, everything. I'm excited about the new skin as it gives the site a more professional appearance, especially with regards to the site logo. I hope to be able to show off some of the skin in the coming days. For now, below is just a very tiny snippet

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Working on the new skin also gives me a great opportunity to work on some of the changes you guys come up with in this thread. If I can do them all at once, I will, and it will be easier that way.

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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ban Gary

In all seriousness I'd like to see regular seminars held in the chat/Skype/some other mode. I've participated in chat seminars on other sites so would be happy to offer some input on it.

Other then that I love the site!

Blz

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Thanks Blz. I agree with you on this, and I'm looking into the best way to do it so we can do screen sharing. I've used GoToMeeting, WebEx, LogMeIn, Adobe, TeamViewer and others in the past, trying to find the easiest one for end-users but powerful enough for it to be worth my time to organize 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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Thanks Blz. I agree with you on this,

Mike

So you agree with me on banning Gary?

Just kidding, sounds awesome Mike. Look forward to whatever you produce on the seminars.

Blz

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Start accepting advertising so I get paid for visiting the forum instead of donating.

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Hi Mike,

I would suggest starting the 'Elite Member' threads as free threads for the first few posts. If it sparks the interest of non-elite members (including myself), they will donate to see more.

It's a drug dealer approach.... give away a little for free, and see who comes back for more.

~Mike

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Hi Mike,

I would suggest starting the 'Elite Member' threads as free threads for the first few posts. If it sparks the interest of non-elite members (including myself), they will donate to see more.

It's a drug dealer approach.... give away a little for free, and see who comes back for more.

~Mike

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not going to be able to do this. Too many people post very, very valuable things in the Elite section and they did so for the very reason that it wouldn't be accessible to non-Elite members.

You ultimately need to decide -- has the site helped your trading in the absolute smallest iota? Even one or two ticks out of all your trades? If yes, then you should have no problem supporting the site on that basis alone, and everything in the Elite section is purely an extra reward for doing so.

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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Start accepting advertising so I get paid for visiting the forum instead of donating.

Hi Poocher,

What do you mean "you get paid"?

I've placed Google AdSense ads for non-registered members (ie: guests, users who haven't signed up for a username). So far it's earning me about $1/day, lol!

I know that sponsorships can be lucrative however. TL claims $12k a month in revenue from sponsorships. I'm looking into it, but have no immediate plans. One thing is for certain, I want to do it differently than other sites like ET, if I do it at all.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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.

Reply With Quote
 
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Ya BigMike that's what I meant.

Your sponsors would pay more the more forum visitors you had...so I get paid in a sense for forum visits and automatically donate to futures.io (formerly BMT).

Glad to hear you got the Adsense going at least!

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