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 20, 2018 - 7:52pm

Jim xxxx said:

Jim xxxx said:

"Jim: Formally NWVIEW which does not come up now."

Please read the comment that has been posted about this and how you can change it. Thank you:

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

canary said:

canary said:

"I'm not able to post the COT chart...No idea why."

Per my previous post, you need the URL of an image to add it. This can be found by right clicking the image and then selecting to "copy image location."

Also if you're trying to create charts, we have fully integrated with TradingView. I highly recommend using them.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:05pm

J G said:

J G said:

"Uhh, definitely a new look, why doesn't my goldcom handle come up instead of my initials?"

Read this:

Ronnie 666
Oct 20, 2018 - 8:06pm

Thank you Ron great to be

Thank you Ron great to be able to see myself again. Fantastic service from IT. I have several sites and I wish our tech support was so efficient.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:11pm

Great upgrade. Just a little

Great upgrade. Just a little bright , but hey, I guess I need a little more light in my life.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:19pm

matt_ said:

matt_ said:

"Users no longer have the ability to upload images to the TFMR server. I was hoping the quota for images would be increased with the server upgrade, or at least make it possible for users to delete old images.

Alas, it appears that the quota for images is now zero."

Yes, we switched to images only being added by direct URL. A few comments about this.

If you're trying to add charts, you can now create them directly via TradingView, which we have integrated with the site. I've posted an example here:

We could potentially add image uploads again in the future, but this would have to be Craig's call. There is significant ongoing cost involved in having such a feature.

Regarding deleting images, I don't think we would ever allow that if an image is attached to a comment. Once something is posted, we need it to be present otherwise readers lose context of what was written. Also search engines will find references to broken images, which hurts a site's search rankings.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:26pm

I've now seen several

I've now seen several comments about posting charts... really recommend using TradingView. Here is another one I just created for your amusement.

Allows for every possible diagramming option you can imagine.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:33pm

Mickey said:

Mickey said:

"however now, on my second post from the backup pc, the post did not post but gave me the javascript warning and i no longer can post from either main ir back up pc."

I've commented on this a couple of times... I think the problem was due to the spam filtering software on posting comments. We've remove it for right now. Let me know if anyone else is still having this issue.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:34pm

Maven, buddy, don't hold it

Maven, buddy, don't hold it all inside like that. You should let it out and tell us how you really feel. You'll feel so much better, buddy.

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:38pm

"...I don't know why it

"...I don't know why it defaulted to my name rather than my handle... Now I'm getting "submission failed" notices for needing javascript or some such thing. But my earlier submission was accepted on the first effort from the same computer. I'll keep trying."

Read about user names and how to update/edit here:

I'm pretty sure the javascript issue was because of the spam filtering software when posting comments. We have turned it off since it seems like a lot of people were getting hit by that.

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