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@Big Mike, Similar to my past comment Futures and FIO are not particularly significant for search engines. Perhaps you could ask members to do a few searches each to bring it up in the ratings. This is especially true since I would still consider this site to be a dot com site. NOt even sure what DOT IO is for.

First search came up as: Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory. Based on that I may change my original vote of name OK to No Good.

OUCH, my head hurts from that smack in the head -- It is for international location -- Big Mike, I do not think I would have subscribed based on this suffix.

Earlier many would have advised many different things - but now it is what it is -- good luck with FIO DOT IO

Not relevant and not detrimental to any SEO. Country domains are not negatively impacted via Google. 5-10yra ago maybe. But not today. With the invent of .food, .stocks and other domain extensions this acceptance will continue.

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This name change has been years in the making. Frankly, I waited too long. We outgrew our old moniker long ago, and the silly name has held us back more than it has helped us.

Many sleepless nights I would think of new names, only for them to fall out of favor with me shortly thereafter. But the idea of a name change has been something that I've wanted to do for a very long time.

The reason the name change is important is really about our perception. Our forum is made up of excellent members, with excellent content. But our name did not accurately reflect the professionalism of the site. This changes today.

I selected "futures.io" after a great deal of consideration and exhaustive research. I am very happy and pleased with the name. I trust that given some time to adjust, you will be too.

Mike

Congrats Mike,

I had to look for the domain but you nailed it overall. This certainly covers your desire for a much more professional URL, beyond any doubt. Needless to mention the transition is seamless.

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I think this is a great step forward for the best trading forum on the internet.

@Big Mike I think I speak for many of us when we know and fully understand that this is your 'baby'. You do such an incredible job for the whole trading community as a whole with your tireless work to keep such a good atmosphere going. With the name change it is easy to see the possibilities for brand growth which is great!

Do you see the site growing to the point where you would be adding another moderator to ease the burden on yourself?

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I think this is a great step forward for the best trading forum on the internet.

@Big Mike I think I speak for many of us when we know and fully understand that this is your 'baby'. You do such an incredible job for the whole trading community as a whole with your tireless work to keep such a good atmosphere going. With the name change it is easy to see the possibilities for brand growth which is great!

Do you see the site growing to the point where you would be adding another moderator to ease the burden on yourself?

Thanks for the kind words.

@sam028 is the only other moderator, he also has full admin rights. In terms of moderating duties, he does help when users Report Posts (spam, promotion, etc) by monitoring those and taking action while I'm away/asleep.

From a growth perspective, what I need help on is content not moderation. For example, hosting webinars. But it's extremely difficult to not do this myself, because I feel engaged in each and every webinar and treat them often as interviews, so obviously I want to be the one conducting the interview. It's difficult to imagine being comfortable allowing someone else to take such an important role

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Note to self, run SQL query to update all Journal URL's in profiles

Mike

This is now done. If you had a journal URL defined in your profile, the URL has been updated to futures.io.

Mike

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@Big Mike, I see that in the bodies of older journal entries you have replaced mentions of "BMT" with "futures.io, formerly BMT", and it has worked well.

I'm also seeing cases in my journal where I know the original post had a mention of your name, "Big Mike", not as part of "Big Mike's Trading" or anything, and now has nothing at all. I can't recall whether the posts used your name with the "@" or without. Usually I do use "@".

Here are some examples, where I'm sure it had your name, and now does not. They are all in my journal:

From https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/32236-trade-journal-52.html#post509168

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From https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/32236-trade-journal-40.html#post476420

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From https://futures.io/elite-trading-journals/32236-trade-journal.html#post418882

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I'm sure there are others, but I remembered these mentions of your name in particular.

Bob.

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@Big Mike, I see that in the bodies of older journal entries you have replaced mentions of "BMT" with "futures.io, formerly BMT", and it has worked well.

I'm also seeing cases in my journal where I know the original post had a mention of your name, "Big Mike", not as part of "Big Mike's Trading" or anything, and now has nothing at all. I can't recall whether the posts used your name with the "@" or without. Usually I do use "@".

Thanks. I took a look, and the actual post is correct (thankfully). It's the cache that seems wrong. Let me see what I can do.

Mike

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Thanks. I took a look, and the actual post is correct (thankfully). It's the cache that seems wrong. Let me see what I can do.

Mike

I believe this is now solved, let me know.

Mike

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I believe this is now solved, let me know.

Mike

Yep, all OK.

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