How can T2W better serve its community?

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Old Aug 8, 2014, 11:24pm   #49
 
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Thanks for posing the questions robster970.

Simply questions, tricky to answer.

So, my thinking is to keep things simple. The forums are the heart of the community and that's where most of our energy should be focussed. An online community, esp. a trading one, is a complex eco-system made of a lot of different types wanting different things. You tip the scales too far in any direction then you're going to run into trouble. Notice I haven't used the word 'business' in there. I think it's tough to think in terms of business when it comes to communities. It's a recipe for disaster. People are smart and will choose something because it reflects their values and projects their identity.

Hence put the community first, give traders what they want, then success as a business will follow.

Yes, I think it's viable!
I said question (2) was the hardest..........

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Old Aug 8, 2014, 11:28pm   #50
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Old Aug 9, 2014, 9:38am   #51
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some good comments here and naturally the challenges of T2W being all things to all traders

the F/T experienced guys need lutz and some camaraderie.......they are pretty set in their trading so don't need lessons ........unless someone/something gets published that they find stimulating and worth a comment .........otherwise the rest is insubstantial ......they may even share a little of how they trade .......but this can blow up generally in their faces, so we sadly don't see as much of it as we could.........and naturally they bite at garbage if it is served up

the Beginners need information / direction / love / support ...........anything really ...........they and the lurkers are the main volume feeders of new threads and the endless Q&A sequences we get regarding basic trading and the meaning of life/holy grail .......i'm not saying good or bad .........just reality

the inbetweeners need a combination of both ........dependent on their mood or recent trading experiences........big area and big challenge.......they behave like the experts vs the newbies but are still in truth vastly inexperienced and na´ve vs the hard core experienced traders........

so that's why the forum will always have challenges..........and sprinkle in the endless debates and vendor activity and you have the full family assembled !

I suppose the balance for T2Win is trying to keep all the segments happy and stimulated without to much of the negatives/imbalances creeping in

for me I would love to learn more about how the top traders trade .......but that's just me

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Old Aug 9, 2014, 9:54am   #52
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agreed

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Hi, Sharkey & T2W Moderators,

Like FM - I am fairly new to T2W. And as previously posted earlier in this thread - there is strong competition to attract and keep visitors/regular members/contributors amongst forums and discussion groups (especially in the investing, trading niche).

I've been trading options since 1990 professionally as a risk manager and also as an independent trader concurrently. So I have a strong bias to read and work thru thread posts that are actually trading-related posts. I readily accept that my focused viewpoint on trading-related posts may be a narrow one, especially if T2W is really more focused on general financial news, analyses, etc.

But replying to the question of "how to better serve its community?" - at least with regards to trading-related threads and posts, I have listed a couple of ideas:

1) In my opinion, there are just too many "opinions" and "analyses" in the FX arena, especially trying to jiggle and mix/match economic reports vs geopolitics vs whatever else. Here in T2W - there are so many FX analyses that are very "plain vanilla" type analysis of Support, Resistance, etc. But as the old Wendy's commercial goes - "Where's the beef?" (I know many of the T2W members may be a bit too young to have seen this classic Wendy's tv ad!)

What good are pages of analyses - without guidance on trade bias/entry bias?

1000% agree ............someone telling me 5 different options on what will /has happened is pointless and a waste of time....then they delete the wrong prediction to preserve integrity ......(spare me)......

Many analyses are also just restating the obvious news of what happened on the price action for that day (or time period). Again - easily picked up by members across our daily trading news feeds. So not really educational or action-"able" from a trader's perspective.

yes yes yes

(2) Another area to evaluate are the threads and posts which do provide Entry and trade-related posts. However, many of these posts do not have sufficient follow-up and "trader quality control" - how did the trade turn out? What length of time? Was the inciting trigger (or Edge) "trade worthy" from an educational perspective for the newbie traders here in T2W?

I have seen way too often here - posts for trade Entry - but no posts for trade closure b/c the trades ended up as losses! I have notice many such "no follow up" on losing trades - but elected NOT to comment b/c it appears that T2W criteria does not "care" if only winning outcomes are posted and losing outcomes are intentionally "lost or forgotten" by the post authors.

more exit threads/discussion would be good.........

It should be a Standard - those who posts trading-related Entry, etc., should provide fair and transparent disclosures - and follow up on the trades itself. Winners AND losers should be included (and insisted upon) by the post authors. This way, all T2W traders/members can learn to identify which trading ideas and Edge(s) may be worth more time and more R&D to follow through with from a learning basis.

good luck with that

Well, otherwise, I pretty much agree with the highlights of the other members who have replied to this thread.

Still- always enjoy posting and learning and developing friendships with traders here at T2W.

Also - I appreciate the time and comments and effort of the T2W Moderators. I know it is never an easy task to actively maintain such a large, diverse Forum!

here here (crawl)

Regards,

WklyOptions

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Old Aug 9, 2014, 10:00am   #53
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Honestly? There was no need for it. We just wanted a place to hang out.

I think people said they wanted better trading related content but the group of us that are/were full time traders didn't really need to talk endlessly about trading. We wanted to hang out with each other for company. Occasionally we would discuss trading but we knew each other pretty well, knew where we were in terms of competence and felt comfortable just being friendly with each other rather than trying to prove stuff to each other.

I'm not trading full time at the moment (I am running a corporate turnaround in Germany) but I daresay when that finishes and I switch back to full time trading, I'd probably come back here just for chats and lulz. More likely I'll hang with DT at Big Mike's because we trade the same security in the same style and I like Pedro as a human being and trader.

sounds interesting....do you need a dodgy accountant ?

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the F/T experienced guys need lutz and some camaraderie.......they are pretty set in their trading so don't need lessons ........unless someone/something gets published that they find stimulating and worth a comment .........otherwise the rest is insubstantial ......they may even share a little of how they trade .......but this can blow up generally in their faces, so we sadly don't see as much of it as we could.........and naturally they bite at garbage if it is served up

the Beginners need information / direction / love / support ...........anything really ...........they and the lurkers are the main volume feeders of new threads and the endless Q&A sequences we get regarding basic trading and the meaning of life/holy grail .......i'm not saying good or bad .........just reality

the inbetweeners need a combination of both ........dependent on their mood or recent trading experiences........big area and big challenge.......they behave like the experts vs the newbies but are still in truth vastly inexperienced and na´ve vs the hard core experienced traders........

so that's why the forum will always have challenges..........and sprinkle in the endless debates and vendor activity and you have the full family assembled !

I suppose the balance for T2Win is trying to keep all the segments happy and stimulated without to much of the negatives/imbalances creeping in
I think you summed it up really well NVP. I've quoted it here, so I can easily refer to it in the future. Thanks for the input.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 8:57pm   #55
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Sorry if asking the wrong person or in the wrong section.
Can we see the most viewed threads in the last 7 days like it used to be set.
Currently showing the last 30 days.
Drop down menu won't allow it to change.
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Sharky started this thread Changed from 30 days to 7 days, as it was before.
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