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Why does Big Mike hate vendors? Why is FIO not free?

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futures.io (formerly BMT) is a tiny fraction of my income, but is an ENORMOUS amount of my time. In that respect, I don't like to be wasting time.

Anyway, I will let you guys decide.

Mike


The part I don't get with any dislike at all is there is no "Get Rich Quick Scheme" here. It took me about an hour of browsing through threads before I decided to become an elite member right off the bat. People here seem to genuinely want to help each other out and know that to get good at something you have to put in the time.

On a similar story, there is a guitar instructor Pebber Brown(has youtube vids and forum)...he gets a lot of flak. You know why? Because he tells people that they will suck forever on the guitar if they don't put in the time, to practice daily, there are no shortcuts, etc. He gives out all these lessons for free and yet you have websites that promise virtuoso ability in 6 months and people pay for it. The flak I think comes from people that have tried his system for 2 weeks, can't stick to it, and then troll him/take their anger out on him.

Usually the people that hate/troll are people that understand they don't have the dedication/desire to put in the time.

I am willing to bet most of your youtube dislikes are people that came on here looking to make quick bucks by reading about an indicator over their lunch hour OR even thinking just by being a member they will have an "edge" and then losing money.

At the end of the day:
When people succeed, people try to drag them down. I have seen this in my everyday life and other people's life.

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I am willing to bet most of your youtube dislikes are people that came on here looking to make quick bucks by reading about an indicator over their lunch hour and then losing money.

99% of our YouTube dislikes appeared in the last 24-48 hours, and are the result of a single banned person using multiple YouTube accounts (or a service as mentioned before).

Mike

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99% of our YouTube dislikes appeared in the last 24-48 hours, and are the result of a single banned person using multiple YouTube accounts (or a service as mentioned before).

Mike

Shit, my bad. Just caught the tail end of that.

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I'd not sure how to solve your problem but if at all possible the webinars should stay up.

You would think a community of 60,000+ wouldn't allow the actions of a single bad person to cause so much damage. There is nothing more I can do, it is literally up to all of you (and YouTube of course, which means don't hold your breath).

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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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I already explained it... if you don't understand, you could google it further.

A quick google search:

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Mike

thanks for elaborating.
It's an SEO attack

I have approximate answers, possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty of different things. But I'm not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things i don't know anything about.
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The removal of future recordings will just be until more people are made aware of what is going on, and give them a chance to like videos if they find them useful (and want me to continue uploading them to YouTube).

Mike

I do hope you will post the videos internally so futures.io (formerly BMT) members can still watch them. As a matter of fact, I had thought that the Elite webinars were not posted to YouTube, at least at one time. Also, can't you turn off the Like/Dislike feature so you don't have to deal with that nuisance? I know I found you when I searched on a phrase and one of your threads appeared - not via YouTube so I don't know how many future members you would lose by not having a huge number of YouTube "likes". Thanks.

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I don't post much on this site but read alot. Its sad when someone goes out there way to tear down what you work so hard on.

I must say your website has hurt alot of people ego and most if not all has saved a great deal of money by just reading a few post.... Mainly because it has proven that indicators fail 99.9% of time and vendors we paid for is rip off and they own other sites.

I agree with you that it sucks that Youtube has no way to prevent something like that from happening.

Youtube needs this

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If the attack is automated then it may never go away.

If it is not automated then you might delay posting your next webinar then post and see if the attack continues or if the perpetrator has stopped or not.

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I'm a newbie here. Just posted my $100 for the Elite yesterday as the first expense for this project and I already consider it well spent. I participated as a non-elite for a couple of weeks and am very impressed.

I have learned more from @Big Mike and the other folks here than I could ever hope to repay!

Mike, I know it's been tough reading the junk and even some criticism here. I am looking forward to participating here as this place does indeed foster community and helpfulness.

I have been a GM on a guild in Wow (several years ago) and was an author of one of the games most popular Add-on for a while. The Drama on that was intense. I can't image the drama & expense that must be involved in operating this site but suspect from the tone of several recent posts that it has been draining.

The last several posts have been about YouTube. I didn't find futures.io (formerly BMT) from YouTube, but I *HAVE* watched several of the Videos. I have used the links from futures.io (formerly BMT) to get to them, not via finding them on YouTube. Even if they don't help folks find you via YouTube, the recorded webinars are one of the top reasons I've joined futures.io (formerly BMT) - I rarely have time to watch a webinar live - and by re-winding I can pick up a nuance or remark that otherwise would go past too fast to catch.

I know most of the folks on this site are supportive of you & your efforts and it saddens me to see you/what you stand for being dragged down. Let us know how we can help and we'll be there - even if it's clicking likes on YouTube!

Blessings,-g

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So getting back to Elite... is Elite worth it? There are several threads on this already started by users and you can go do your own research and draw your own conclusions. But for anyone who thinks the answer is no, I will admit that I don't understand.

Don't get me wrong. Some people won't sign up or pay for anything. It has nothing to do with value, it's just because they don't want to pay. But if someone thinks you could spend a better $50 (or soon $100) as a trader, I'd love to hear how
Mike

I signed up a little over a month ago, and have only been active the last several days... But knowing what I know now about other forums/vendors/communities, I would have easily put up $200,000+ (if I had it) for Elite because of the immense value that has been (and I know will be) added to me as I continue to grow and develop into a full-time professional trader

Thank you Big Mike for investing your most valuable resource to make this place what it is - which is of course not the money - but time.


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