Archive for May, 2009

A start on aggregate sentiment

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

We whipped up an interface to monitor the activity on the Trader Sentiment feature launched on Tuesday. It was only supposed to be used for internal purposes but I thought it was so cool that I convinced the team to let me put it on the blog. :)

Have a look:

Posted by Sidney, Forex Factory Director of Marketing

Trader Sentiment beta launched

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Are you bullish on the euro? How about the yen? If you were sharing your opinion with our new Trader Sentiment feature, I’d already know! ;)

Launched today in beta form, Trader Sentiment lets you broadcast your opinion on currencies, commodities, stocks, and interest rates – right on your FF profile!

It’s pretty simple – you share your sentiment through an interface in your Control Panel, which then shows up on your public profile. Now anyone can see your detailed market outlook at any given time.

So give it a try, then comment or contact us to share your thoughts and observations. We love to hear your feedback!

Posted by Sidney, Forex Factory Director of Marketing

DDoS attack

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Around 9:00am EDT this morning Forex Factory came under DDoS attack, which brought the site down for about three hours and caused intermittent outages throughout the afternoon. We’re using all available resources to defend against the attack, and pulling in additional resources as I type. At the moment the site is operating normally, but these kinds of attacks tend to be fluid and there’s no telling what will happen over the next 48 hours.

The attack actually began Friday evening, but until this morning we were able to fend it off with limited interruption to the website. The defense we used on Friday blocked some legitimate traffic so you might have had trouble accessing the site over the weekend. You may be blocked again as we defend against further attacks, but rest assured the block will be temporary.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Wish us luck!

Posted by Jeff, Forex Factory Network Engineer

Vote history launched

Friday, May 1st, 2009

As promised in a blog post last week, we’ve launched a new feature that allows you to see any member’s News voting history. Just click the vote count link on their profile.

We designed this feature so you can follow the stories that a respected trader found useful, but we’re sure you’ll find your own ways to use it!

Let us know if you have any feedback!

Posted by Sidney, Forex Factory Director of Marketing