Starting Fresh

Sat, Oct 20, 2018 - 12:06pm

The updated TFMR is up and running!

As you've no doubt noticed, the revamped TFMR is a complex beast. There are all sorts of updates and added capabilities and this will make the experience for all of us here even better.

The old site was built on a Drupal platform in 2011 and a lot has changed over the years as technology has surged forward. Think of trying to use your 2011 Blackberry to access all of 2018's apps and websites. Going forward, our new site will eliminate the issues we've had with Apple products. It was also end the frustrating cycle of forced logins/logouts. It also has complete mobile capability. And a whole bunch more new stuff that I don't even know about yet.

So, thank you for your patience as we work out the bugs and get acquainted with everything. New and improved can sometimes feel frustrating and unnecessary, however, in this case, it was completely necessary and worthwhile.

As you know, I'm away from Turdfork this weekend as MrsF and I are visiting LT#1 at college. (And boy-oh-boy do I have a raging headache today from too many beers at the local Oktoberfest last evening!) I had promised everyone a podcast this morning but, frankly, I don't know yet how to post one! So, just this quick update.

In Comex gold, It was great to see price close at $1230 yesterday. That's another GREEN weekly candle and maintaining above $1200 and $1220 is very important in terms of a bullish/hopeful chart configuration. For next week, the goal remains a close above the 100-day moving average and then $1240 as this will engender even more Spec short-covering.

And as you can see on the gold CoT below, a MASSIVE move in Spec short-covering already took place back on Thursday the 11th when price surged through the 50-day and ended up $34 on the day. We'll discuss this more on Monday.

In Comex silver, that reverse H&S we've been discussing continue to trace out. On the weekly chart, getting back above and staying back above $14.50 is seemingly an important development. As expected, the move in the silver CoT wasn't nearly as dramatic as it was in gold.

Again, thank you for your patience as we get restarted and Ron and his team work out any kinks that suddenly appear. Have a great weekend and I look forward to next week.


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Oct 28, 2018 - 9:23pm

Bug in the Forums Listings?

Bug in the Forums Listings?

Looking for an older topic...

The buttons shown - 1 2 3 4 5 … next › last »


It shows the same list as:

All the numbers in between too!?

Firefox on Windows showed a pink box with "HTTP error -1002 occurred when trying to fetch ."

Ned Braden
Oct 22, 2018 - 12:04pm

@Ned, I'm pretty sure your

@Ned, I'm pretty sure your renewal was right when we were doing the switch to the new site. Sorry, I don't believe you received the email notification others are getting.

We have switched payment processors, so old renewals need to be re-connected from the Subscribe page:

Let me know if you have any questions.

Ned Braden
Oct 22, 2018 - 11:22am

Admin-Unable to access this

Admin-Unable to access this morning's post....Asks me to subscribe again.....

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:51am

@Gibbo, thanks for pointing

@Gibbo, thanks for pointing that out. It looked like the permission had not yet been enabled for that field. You should be able to add/edit now.

Ronnie 666
Oct 22, 2018 - 9:04am

Pd is starting to break out

Pd is starting to break out following Rd. Pt out performing both gold and silver these past weeks. Let’s see if Pd pulls Pt out of the mud and all PGMs move together. Then if that works out silver should follow ?

GibboTF Metals Admin
Oct 22, 2018 - 4:05am

Hi TFM Admin,

Hi TFM Admin,

I've noticed that the only thing you can't currently change is the 'About Me' section in Edit Profile as that edit tab is missing all together. Is that coming / being added later?

All the best.

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:50am

Thanks SteveW. That works

Thanks SteveW. That works just fine for me.

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:03am

Roll out seems to be going

Roll out seems to be going pretty well to me..and early days. It is a shame about not being able to go straight to unread messages but you have explained the situation. However what I would find useful is if you could put the individual page count numbers (for each thread) at the Top of the thread as well as currently shown at the bottom of the page. This way we could select which page we wish to go to ( assuming we remembered how many already read) without scrolling all the way to the bottom of page one to find the page selection.


Visit the FAQ page to learn how to track your last read comment, add images, embed videos, tweets, and animated gifs, and more.

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:30am

@SteveW, thanks for posting.

@SteveW, thanks for posting. Much appreciated and good explanation.

Chad, have you clicked

Chad, have you clicked "Accept" in the banner at the bottom of the page? If you haven't accepted cookies on the site, it blocks a lot of things including how the player works. Unfortunately we need to have this given the EU laws that came out earlier this year for GDPR. Essentially need your acceptance to copy cookies to your browser.

The forum post numbers do not update frequently because we only refresh that data every so often. We are trying to find a balance between "real time info" and site performance. Both are important, and we're trying to find a happy medium.

Regarding the blog posts, I'm assuming you're referring to the number of comments below the initial ones? That's certainly up for discussion with Craig if he feels it is worthy to add.

Thanks for the feedback. For anyone else, feel free to post new thoughts in the Site Feedback and Comments forum:

We don't want to be continually filling Craig's threads this week with stuff about the site.

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