How can T2W better serve its community?

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Old Feb 7, 2015, 11:24pm   #76
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@Jason101,
I don't recall offhand which market(s) you trade but, given that Tom is into Forex these days and I'm guessing that Jon still trades equities and indices, I'll revise my earlier suggestion to a more general thread where anyone can contribute - regardless of the markets/instruments they trade.

With the above in mind, how about a thread entitled End of Day Swing & Position Traders Thread - or something similar in the Discretionary Trading forum (in the Methods category)? Whoever starts it might like to make it clear that the focus is on the longer term view, and trades ought to be longer than one day. This will help to ensure that people like me who regard themselves as intra-day swing traders don't infect the thread with pesky day trades!

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Hi Tim,

I am in all markets (as long as it's trending.)

Currently open - FX (major & miner), Bonds and ETF's
Recently closed, Equities and commodities (last open, oil.)

I swing and position trade (via trend following), although lately it has been harder and harder to hold out for the positions due to the unsettled nature of recent market dynamics.

The thing is end of day plus trading has so many topics that I feel one thread would become a jumbled mess.

I really believe it needs it's own forum in the Methods or other section. I have often gone quiet on t2w for a few weeks at a time because threads are so heavily dominated with replies through intra day lenses. It can be quite alienating for end of day plus traders.
I have often thought of posting a thread asking for advice on which other (rival) sites may better cater for longer term traders. But thought that a little cheeky.
Kind Regards
Jason

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Old Feb 8, 2015, 12:39am   #77
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Hi Jason - I kind of agree. Although I have tried and not been very successful trading shares and then indices, and am now happily profitable trading forex, I still at heart believe that a viable trading methodology is transferable to almost any instrument. All the more so if it operates across a longer time-frame which is subject to less individuality or market/locality-specific behaviour. This does suggest that one of the Methods forums would be a good home.

I spend quite a bit of time questioning and refining my own methodology - much less than I spend reading up on other people's analysis of the latest EUR/USD price action and very much less than I spend reading central bank rate announcements. So your idea strikes a chord with me for one. Best wishes.
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Old Feb 9, 2015, 7:47pm   #78
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Sharky started this thread @Jason101 and @tomorton, consider your wish granted...
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/swing-position-trading/

As Tim said we merged the forum into Discretionary Trading a while back, but I agree it's a broad enough topic to deserve it's own forum. I'll spend a bit of time moving some of the related threads back into it.
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I did start the successful weekly S&P 500 thread, which is still running in the capable hands of Atilla and the Shark kindly donates a prize every quarter.

I have had another, I hope good idea. Must admit I haven't got through all the back pages , so excuse me if it has been broached before.

The idea is to have a grid of the major Forex pairs.
Each day members would be invited to put in their " looking good " calls for the day, up or down. Entries would close at midday and it would be taken from there through the day to US closing time ( 9 pm in UK ). To make collating the situation easier on an Excel spreadsheet. A running total for each participant could be made and......the winner is the one who makes the most money by the week's end and get's a Sharky prize too.
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Old May 4, 2015, 10:32am   #80
 
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Any thoughts ?

Not sure if I quite explained the idea well enough.
Say Eur/Jpy etc.would have a box on the grid each, split in half for up or down.
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Old Jul 7, 2015, 1:55pm   #81
 
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Interesting read...

Reddit's most powerful members are holding the site hostage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-employee.html

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Old Jul 7, 2015, 2:23pm   #82
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Sharky started this thread So many people underestimate the force of a community (online or offline), they won't be making that mistake again.
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So many people underestimate the force of a community (online or offline), they won't be making that mistake again.
We wouldn't ever make that mistake would we Paul!
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We wouldn't ever make that mistake would we Paul!

Don't worry Timsk, I've got your back but you can stand in front of all those knives pointing towards you!
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Old Jul 7, 2015, 2:37pm   #85
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Sharky started this thread Lol
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Old Jul 7, 2015, 6:25pm   #86
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I may have to shut down this thread or make it private only
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Old Apr 3, 2016, 7:11am   #87
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Why do you want to make it private ?

We just need few more people to offer some opinions here right ?

For,me it's the old quote from Kennedy that sums up trade2win at the moment (paraphrased)

Ask not what it2win can do for,you but what you can do for trade2 win

We need a few more traders sharing ideas and strategies.......positive stuff and upbeat.....also perhaps a mentors corner or something .......more,to support the many many newbies on the thread

And to seek to continue the zero tolerance on escalating feuds between members when they arise.....it just doesn't help anyone ......this is a pretty good site for that.......sure a few have been banned recently but in the end if people chose to go they route then it's up to them.....let's focus on the people here and those who,want to be here and help

It's a shame to see so many promising threads disintegrate into slanging matches .....and I for one am not bothering to get involved in those anymore ......not worth the time or effort

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Why do you want to make it private ?

This is how the slanging matches often start. where its not private its one person's opinion over another. often those opinions are just based on heresay, there is no real concrete knowledge, just someone's opinion. all of a sudden a simple post from somebody has escalated into 3 pages of unnecessary bickering as to who is right, who is wrong.
prove it to me, no you prove it...
then there are those who just want to say something, anything and as many times as possible. all it does is take up space and the thread and initial question goes unanswered

if they were private you can then control this to an extent



We need a few more traders sharing ideas and strategies.......positive stuff and upbeat.....also perhaps a mentors corner or something .......more,to support the many many newbies on the thread

I agree, and goes back to my point above. A newbie wants to ask a question, where does he get an answer from? somebody who doesn't trade that market, somebody who is completely clueless most of the time.
have we helped him/her..nope, we've just increased our own post count.


I would like to see a more "resident expert's corner". A type of thread that has a question, and an answer..nothing in between. only a select handful of those residents can post on that type of thread
if somebody has a question on forex, who would he/she go to..not me and therefore I don't post on them. The main problem is who would be considered an expert. who should have the final word. and i think there needs to be a final word, or else the mods get involved by the time the thread has completely dissolved

we could easily poll on who the experts could be, but they should be pretty clear already

the ability for these "resident experts" to also be able to monitor those sorts of threads, so that the question has an answer and childish bickering is cleaned.
opinions have their merit, they culture debate and thinking
i'd say bar a handful of members on this site, there is no cultural debate, its a playground fight as to whose opinion is right, if you see the irony

just thoughts on my part
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I would like to see a more "resident expert's corner". A type of thread that has a question, and an answer..nothing in between. only a select handful of those residents can post on that type of thread
if somebody has a question on forex, who would he/she go to..not me and therefore I don't post on them. The main problem is who would be considered an expert. who should have the final word. and i think there needs to be a final word, or else the mods get involved by the time the thread has completely dissolved

we could easily poll on who the experts could be, but they should be pretty clear already

the ability for these "resident experts" to also be able to monitor those sorts of threads, so that the question has an answer and childish bickering is cleaned.
opinions have their merit, they culture debate and thinking
i'd say bar a handful of members on this site, there is no cultural debate, its a playground fight as to whose opinion is right, if you see the irony

just thoughts on my part
ive been playing on Babypips in last 2 weeks ........they have this kind of experts corner stuff.......no idea who they are but its pretty low level response stuff that really requires some generic knowledge ........pretty objective stuff

sure this could be done - good idea - I assumed that in the beginners areas this kinda stuff was available already ?

if not a good idea ........

for me its about some of the old legendary threads from the old warhorses that were royalty here ..........some worth resurrecting if we have no promising newbies in the ranks ?

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