Bistro problems

I have experienced some issues in the past weeks with Options Bistro log in as well.

The first steps to follow are:
Close your browser.
Reopen it.
Go to wordpress.com
Log in.
Leave the window open and open a new browser window or tab
Go to OptionsBistro.com.
Refresh the page.

If that doesn’t work you’ll need to clear the browser cache. Follow these instructions.
https://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clearing-your-browser-cache

Please reply in the comments here if any of the above resolves your issues.

#Welcome

Comments not showing?

#Welcome I usually have all comments show up automatically under Bistro posts. But occasionally they’ll stop showing and it will display “Show Comments”, and I’ll need to click that to reveal comments.

This means you need to remove website data. On a Mac with Safari:

–> navigate to Safari > Preferences >Privacy> Manage Website Data. Search for WordPress.com and then Remove. Next, search for OptionsBistro.com and Remove again.

You then may need to re-log-in to WordPress, but this should fix the issue.

Not sure how to do this on a PC, but basically you are removing cookies and website data for WordPress and OptionsBistro.

New Bistro features!

Click “Refresh” to load these new features in the right-hand column.

*Upcoming #Earnings – shows the tickers reporting earnings over next 7 trading days. Included are stocks with weekly options, at least $5.00 stock price, and significant volume. Tickers that are commonly traded by the Bistro community are highlighted in red. You may click on the chart for a larger view. PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS of tickers you think should be included if you notice any missing.

*Mama Cash’s #PreEarnings Trades – this is a link to Mama’s excel sheet for trade ideas and past performance of stocks that perform well leading up to their earnings dates. She will keep this updated as earnings season progresses.

*Countdown – will countdown the days until any significant trading events. Again, open to suggestions.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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Use Hashtags!

I am ceasing the categorization of everyone’s posts and encouraging the use of hashtags. For the last year I have been going into my Admin screen to categorize everyone’s posts by strategy, such as #SPXcampaign or #VXXGame. But that’s simply too exhaustive now that more Contributors are signing up.

So, to help us in our search efforts and help newbies review trades under different categories, please try to use Hashtags in your posts. For Contributors, you will see common examples of hashtags in the window where you write your new post. In the right-hand column of the site, all members can see the “Most Used Hashtags” window for reference as well. Everyone can also use hashtags in the comments underneath posts.

So before posting, #Hashtag-It!

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Bistro

FYI, the number that pops up on the orange tab at bottom represented new posts, but sometimes it will show a large number as “new” when they are not. This occurs when I am categorizing past posts… when I update old posts it sometimes shows them as “new” on the counter.

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Test

Just verifying I am able to post.

Shane

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Adjust Bistro email notifications

Author/Contributors can set preferences for Bistro, to receive (or not receive) emails when someone replies to your post, or other actions. To adjust, click your avatar in upper right of screen and select “Account Settings.” Then select “Notifications” and check the boxes you want.

If you’d like to become an Author/Contributor, just comment below or email me!

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New Members! We’d like to see you…

Adding a Picture or Avatar to your Profile.

For Contributor/Authors, to add an avatar or photo by your Posts, click on the profile button in upper right (round button with silhouette). Select “My Profile.” (this is also where you can enter profile info and adjust email notifications). Click on the silhouette. This will take you to a separate site, Gravatar, where you can upload a picture. Once finished there it may take several minutes or hours before your photo will appear in OptionsBistro.

The avatars of all contributors can be found on the right-hand column of this site. —->

By hovering over an avatar, you can see the user’s name and click through to their profile.

If you’d like to become a Contributor, please let me know!

#AddYourAvatar #Welcome

#EDIT Hey, how do we…

#EDIT Hey, how do we edit a post, AGAIN? ;>)

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Searching on Bistro

There are multiple ways to Search for past Posts on Bistro, including stock symbols, hashtags, strategies, by date, by Contributor.

Search Demo
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Scheduling your Posts, View videos, and more

For Contributor/Authors, you can use you Dashboard to set Posts for a future time or date, as well as access other settings and features.

Use a separate browser window and enter optionsbistro.wordpress.com/wp-admin. On the left you have multiple options for managing your posts, including “Posts/Add New.” Here you can add new Posts as you do on the normal site, but you also have access to many additional features, such as selecting Categories for your post, and also scheduling your post to appear at a later time (see “Publish immediately Edit” on the right).

Contributor/Authors also have exclusive access to past video Webinars by going to the Media section. Currently, the only one there is the Contango ETF Webinar.

I recommend saving this Admin/Dashboard on a separate bookmark/favorite right next to the main site, which is simply OptionsBistro.com.

If you’d like to become a Contributor/Author, reply below or email me and I’ll send you an invitation! #Welcome

OptionsBistro.com – new shortened URL

#Welcome – Hello, all… I’m proud to announce you can now enter simply “optionsbistro.com” (without the wordpress part) to navigate here. And the old way will still work so no need to change your bookmarks.

Also, please become a Member/Contributor if you are not already! Simply reply below or email me any time and I will send you an invitation. You can then make your own Posts and be part of the action.

Thanks all for your involvement and enthusiasm. Much more to come, and I’m always open to suggestions!

Jeff

New followers…

Welcome to Options Bistro! You can view the site and make comments immediately, but you’ll find some features (including mobile) easier if you set up a WordPress account. Easy to to at their website… click this link to set up a username-only account: https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/?user=1.

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OptionsBistro available on mobile phones or tablets…

Just add the WordPress app to your mobile device! #Welcome

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Site updates and expansion

On the right hand column of this page I have enhanced the VIX indicator Status to make current condition more clear. I will update this each day.

I am working on more changes, and I welcome any feedback on something I can include to he more helpful for everyone’s daily trading. Also, if there are any features you would like to contribute, let me know.

Also, I am always looking for additional followers and contributors. Feel free to invite anyone you know, and offer me any suggestions on ways to promote the site.

Thanks all for being here!

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Adding Your Picture or Avatar when you post…

For Contributor/Authors, to add an avatar or photo by your Posts, click on the profile button in upper right (round button with silhouette). Select “My Profile.” (this is also where you can enter profile info and adjust email notifications). Click on the silhouette. This will take you to a separate site, Gravatar, where you can upload a picture. Once finished there it may take several minutes or hours before your photo will appear in OptionsBistro.

The avatars of all contributors can now be found on the right-hand column of this site. —->

By hovering over an avatar, you can see the users name and click through to their profile. I’ve also added new features in this column such as a calendar for search-by-date and a hashtag search cloud.

If you’d like to become a Contributor, please let me know!

#AddYourAvatar #Welcome

Bistro emails

If you would prefer to receive fewer emails from Bistro, just go to any one of the emails and click “Manage Subscriptions.” There you can choose to receive an email with a daily or weekly recap, rather than for every post.

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Make sure you are viewing OptionsBistro properly!

Some people may be viewing this website through a WordPress blog reader, where you can see Posts but you won’t see all of the features available on the full site. If you do not see the colored background, with a photo or cartoon with the words “Options Bistro” at the upper right of this page, you are NOT viewing the full site. To do so, type OptionsBistro.wordpress.com directly into your browser. Then, save that as a bookmark for future easy access. If you are an Author (contributor), you will need to make sure you are logged in to WordPress each day before navigating to the site. Fell free to comment below or email me if you need help or have questions! My email is jpayne.rdb@gmail.com

Also, as always, if you’d like to be able to make your own posts, please comment below or email me so I can send you an invitation.

Thanks! Jeff

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Options Bistro week 2

Another week, another new look. This one should be more permanent. Now, comments appear under each post without having to click through to them. Also, the name of the Member who posted leads each entry, along with a photo or avatar.

Starting this week, Members besides me will be able to post to this blog. To do so requires an invitation from me and each user to register at wordpress.com. To start, I have invited Ramie, Fuzzball, and Steveo. After we get accustomed to using the site with multiple contributors, I will send out invitations to other followers. Stand by for emails and further announcements. In the meantime, please feel free to post your trades, questions, or comments as replies to any of the posts.

And you can always click ‘Home’ at upper left to list all posts and refresh for new ones.

I will also be announcing this site to additional traders, and posting the PDF of the SPX strategy.

Thanks again for being the first members of Options Bistro!

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Options Bistro Launches!

Hello Traders!

Today I launch this blog, Options Bistro.  It is meant as a place for options traders to share strategies, ideas, questions, frustrations, and knowledge with each other.  I plan for it to eventually grow into a broader site for a community of traders.

I launch at this moment to a grand total of 1 follower (myself).  I will be announcing the site once I have posted a few trades, so if you’re reading this, thanks for checking into old posts!

Please contribute…  comment or ask questions on my trades and strategies and feel free to post your own ideas or trades.

#Welcome to Options Bistro!

-Jeff Payne

10/30/2013