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BMT Appreciation Contest

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Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,350 given, 83,214 received

BMT Appreciation Contest

Hey guys,

We are starting a new contest. Here is how it works:
  • Starts October 1st 2010
  • Ends October 31st 2010
  • Level playing field: only posts made during date period are counted
  • Object is to have the most Thanks Received count during period
  • Helpful posts -> Users click "Thanks" button, goal is to have the most Thanks Received
  • Anyone can win except for me

That covers the basics. Again, the idea is that for every helpful post you write on the forum, other users will use the "Thanks" button. The more "Thanks" you receive, the more likely you are to win the contest. So, you will want to focus on writing not just quantity but quality content. Users in turn will thank the most helpful posts.

Posts made prior to the period are excluded, so even if you've never posted before, you have the same chance to win as everyone else.

You will be able to track your progress as well as the progress of the Top Ten scoreboard in real time. I will provide a URL for this on October 1st (the URL goes live at that point, so I can't post it now). The scoreboard will show how many Thanks Received for each of the Top Ten members and their position.

I will evaluate how this contest goes and decide how often we'll repeat this type of contest. For this contest, I am giving away five prizes:
  • 1st prize: Asus 24" 1080p LCD monitor
  • 2nd prize: $100 gift card
  • 3rd prize: $50 gift card
  • 4th prize: $25 gift card
  • 5th prize: $25 gift card

The gift cards are your choice of NewEgg or Amazon. For the monitor, I will pay shipping within the continental United States. You will be responsible for shipping outside that. If you wish to make a substitution, I will consider it. All decisions made by futures.io (formerly BMT) will be final.

I welcome feedback.

Mike

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Posts: 1 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 1 received

I just wanted to write out a "thanks" for this contest...

While it's unlikely I would ever post enough to win such a contest - besides being a natural-born lurker I am quite the neophyte (I'm still learning & working on my plan and haven't traded, yet) - it's a nice incentive/reward for all of the great posts I've seen here (and expect to continue seeing).

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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,350 given, 83,214 received


Here is the URL for you to see real-time stats:

https://futures.io/contests/thanks/id-8

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)
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Platform: NinjaTrader, ThinkOrSwim
Broker/Data: Mirus/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 295 since May 2010
Thanks: 101 given, 320 received


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...1st prize: Asus 24" 1080p LCD monitor...

Very nice. New monitor, about $250.00. Not having to explain to your wife that it's a trading investment and not another toy, priceless. ;-)

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Very nice. New monitor, about $250.00. Not having to explain to your wife that it's a trading investment and not another toy, priceless. ;-)



On a side note, there is a small problem with the real-time stats right now. It's being worked on and will be 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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Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,350 given, 83,214 received


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On a side note, there is a small problem with the real-time stats right now. It's being worked on and will be fixed soon.

Mike

Fixed

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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Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,350 given, 83,214 received



With just one week left, here are the current standings:

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Great job guys!



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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Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja trader
Broker/Data: AMP/CQG
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 182 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 134 given, 110 received

Wow, Fat Tails & Sharky, neck and neck, could be a photo finish, who will come out on top, congrats to all you guys who contribute so much to this room and also help others, I for one appreciate it.

Jeff

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Posts: 46,238 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,350 given, 83,214 received

Congratulations to the winners and all who participated!

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@Fat Tails has won an Asus 24" 1080p monitor (or his choice of similar prize)
@sharky has won a $100 gift card
@MWinfrey has won a $50 gift card
@Eric j has won a $25 gift card
@tigertrader has won a $25 gift card

Guys, please PM me to arrange the details of getting the prizes to you.

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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Auckland
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: CL and ES
 
Posts: 710 since Apr 2010
Thanks: 3,720 given, 661 received


Mike

Fantastic initiative and Well Done to Fat Tails and Sharky for being neck and neck .You two are Legends and also thank you goes to MWinfry,Eric j and tigertrader.

Mike you are awesome and hoping one day you will open up you own trading room and you will have lots of followers.

Much Appreciated

Sharmas

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