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I'm pleased to introduce a "Member of the Month" award. This award will be given at the end of every month to a member who had the most significant contribution during the month. The award will be equal to a monthly subscription fee, refunded to the PayPal account.

How we will determine who get the award? One way to do it is based on members reputation - each time you like someone's post, their "reputation" gets an extra one point. 

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Thank you everyone for your contributions! We appreciate it very much and hope that more members take part in our forum discussions. This is the whole purpose of SteadyOptions.

Many thanks for @Ringandpinion for this excellent idea!

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Great initiative Kim and @Ringandpinion.

 

I probably classify as one of the old-timers here, and like many others who've been here a while, I'm no longer here for the official trade alerts but for the power of the community and the forum. Just look at the sheer amount of contribution made this year by The Three Musketeers ( @gf58, @TrustyJules, @FrankTheTank) - both in volume and quality.

 

What other trading forum has members where someone :

-          Creates a snazzy python script and shares it freely for everyone to use

-          Creates a whole strategy based on trading call ratios and answers hundreds of questions in return

-          highlights a constant stream of unofficial trade ideas month after month.

 

Without wanting to sound like a suck-up, I can honestly say that I have re-couped my entire SO subscription costs simply from these three guys. So, in my books, anything that rewards members who selflessly share so much, is a great idea.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kim said:

So.. it's the end of the month, time for a decision. Since this is our first award, we have to take into account contribution of the last few months, not only one month. And this time it will be not one member but three.. surprise surprise.. 


The award goes to The Three Musketeers ( @gf58@TrustyJules@FrankTheTank)

Thank you for your contributions, we all appreciate it very much!!

Wow.  Thank you so much.  This really means a lot to me.   I feel guilty taking the money as I learn so much here so I am going to donate it to a local charity here in Charlotte where I live.  

 

 

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On 11/28/2020 at 3:29 PM, Kim said:

So.. it's the end of the month, time for a decision. Since this is our first award, we have to take into account contribution of the last few months, not only one month. And this time it will be not one member but three.. surprise surprise.. 


The award goes to The Three Musketeers ( @gf58@TrustyJules@FrankTheTank)

Thank you for your contributions, we all appreciate it very much!!

Wow the illustrious company I find myself in as well as your kind words mean a lot - there is no greater recognition than that of your peers. Particularly as some rather nasty day jon related stuff has kept me from investing - no pun intended - as much time as I would like in SO. Thank you all and thank you @Kim.

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On 11/29/2020 at 1:29 AM, Kim said:

So.. it's the end of the month, time for a decision. Since this is our first award, we have to take into account contribution of the last few months, not only one month. And this time it will be not one member but three.. surprise surprise.. 


The award goes to The Three Musketeers ( @gf58@TrustyJules@FrankTheTank)

Thank you for your contributions, we all appreciate it very much!!

Thank you very much Kim 😁 Ive learnt so much from all members of the community and am proud that others have been able to get value from my own learning process. I may have said it before but the strength of SO is the depth of the community. The trades from you and @Yowster are invaluable for learning how to trade an options portfolio and the deeper understanding comes from the questions that arise. On many occasions I've seen other members ask the same question that Im scratching my head about and the replies from everyone express and openness and expertise that you wouldnt find any in many other places; everyone just wants to help where they can! 

 

Thankyou Kim and Yowster for bringing us together and that you everyone for making it such a great place to be.

 

NB. Thankyou @Ringandpinion for the cool nickname! All for one and one for all. Very apt to describe SO!

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@Kim, it's a pleasure - in fact, an honour - to be part of this community. Not only am I thankful to you, Yowster, and the dozens of others here, but my accountant is also loving you guys from a distance as he prepares my year-end figures.

 

The forum has become a compulsory daily read for me - a teenager probably checks their Facebook feed as soon as they wake up in the morning and reach for the smartphone, I click the 'View New Content' button on here. I get a greater buzz. Just minutes ago, I see that Yowster has come up with another variant of an earnings trade (on INTC) - how does one put a value of ideas like that? Wow....

 

Thanks to everyone here for helping to create a great forum, and looking forward to more trades, more ideas, more profits in 2021 and beyond.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Kim said:

The award for January 2021 goes to our long time mentor @rasar

@rasar is with us for over 3 years and his contributions are highly appreciated by members! Thank you!

Whoa ! Thanks, Kim ! I was out all morning, and just got back to my desk to see this, and all the compliments. Thanks, all - I'm grateful for the recognition, but more to the point I'm truly happy that I'm able to be part of such a symbiotic community.

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30 minutes ago, TrustyJules said:

Hear hear - @rasar is an excellent contributor although I still cant figure out his avatar -is it a bowling ball or a darksphere that looks at all of us with scary yellow eyes?

Well - it depends on your perspective. As the self-professed " Prince of Darkness, Destroyer of worlds, Bringer of Evil ", it could be the "Omnipresent Orb With Evil Eyes". But, like @krisbee clarified, it's a Squash ball, Squash being my preferred sport to excise all my frustrations by beating the cr*p out of that poor ball.

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I'd like to make a somewhat subjective comment here. it was prompted by a conversation I had with another contributor here - @Jesse.

I used to write a lot of technical-ish papers and articles during my working years, but those were mostly intended as a one-way conveyance of ideas to others. Here, at SO, I find that by responding to other members' questions or problems, the written response - sometimes a bit TLDR (lengthy) - tends to crystallize related ideas and thoughts in my own mind. Kind of like a self-energizing light bulb.

And then having experts like @Kim and @Yowster keep me honest by correcting any errors in thought further solidifies the concept.

So thank you to all of you who found my comments helpful, and know that you helped me, too.

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What a great experience being a part of SO is.  I never thought an trading/education site would actually be fun, just useful.  And @rasar has helped me more times than I can remember, so congrats to you.  I find myself spending extra time in non market hours doing prep so I will have more time during market hours to follow SO content.

 

And now I'll have to read up on what squash is, other than a sport I've heard referred to on TV.  It escaped my notice that many of the avatars and names were related to their favorite sports, now I'm going to find myself trying to figure that out too.  So much to learn, so little time.

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Congratulations @rasar. You've been a valuable voice in so many discussions and always had a helpful perspective to offer. I'm glad for you to get the recognition....however Im now slightly disappointed that I know for certain what the black circle with two dots is...I always wondered was it some sort of comic bowling ball looking up at the thread? What ever it was it was ominous...and now...*sigh* 

Anyway well deserved!

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Wow, thanks @Kim and all on SO.  I'm in auspicious company, even if I did have to look that word up.  I enjoy the ebb and flow of conversation and I'm especially glad to contribute a winner since I've gained so much from other's contributions.  This community makes trading here at my desk not so lonely, so my thanks is really sincere.

Cheers from The Grand Poobah of Dependent Packages (ask @gf58what it means)

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Congratulations @Ringandpinion. I think that you deserve it just on the basis of the headache that you solved untangling that mess with the packages (I'm sure that everyone having that issue with the RV Monitor will thank you).

 

As pointed out though your contribution is so much more than any one thing though. Its the social atmosphere you create that encourages discussion.  Its also the reminders of forthright common sense that help keep discussions tethered to dealing with the realities of the trade rather than what should or what in theory might happen. Thank you.

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Wow, this I did not expect! I will shy away from false modesty but in this company I do feel honored to get this kind of recognition especially since I feel I am only now beginning to get the hang of it, as the home page states accurately; "If trading options were easy...". I have a very long way to go but joining this club was one of my best decisions in getting on the right path at least. Thank you all for making this the community it is, teaching me new stuff almost every day, and for your patience with my, how should I say this, 'occasional moments of dimness'?

 

@TrustyJules I'm a trekkie so I quite fancy that to be my vulcan name, I would not be annoyed for anyone rolling their eyes in response:)..🖖

 

 

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@mccoyb53, not all heros wear capes. You are definitely a hero - your contributions are subtle and effective eg. "I just filled XYZ at 2.31...." and this acts as a great alert for some of us to jump in, which we do. Thank you for helping me save/make a few $$$.

 

Once this minor inconvenience called Covid-something-or-the-other clears, if you are ever in Heathrow, reminder me to buy you a coffee/tea etc ...okay, who am I kidding, I meant a pint of Guinness - I'm dying for one myself, and I need a guy who can appreciate it as much as I do.

 

 

 

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On 5/29/2021 at 3:54 PM, Kim said:

Member of the month award for May goes to @mccoyb53

May marks 5 years since @mccoyb53 joined SteadyOptions. We would like to thank you for your contribution and your long term loyalty!

Many Thanks @Kim.  I feel very much honoured and humbled to receive this award. One of the many  attractions I find with Steady Options is that I never stop learning especially when you have so many experienced and helpful people in this unique and awesome community.  

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@zxcv64. Looking forward to having the pint of Guinness. Drinks will be on me. I have a sister living in Weybribge close to Heathrow so I do get over there the odd time. If anyone makes it over to Ireland on holidays give me a shout and I will meet you for a libation or two. I live in a place called Roches Point near Cork city. Populaton 11 in the winter and over 200 in the summer.! Beer o'clock is around 5PM usually.

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25 minutes ago, karsh said:

As a veteran software engineer I could be doing a lot more to help this awesome community! 

A well deserved award.  Sometimes things are moving so fast on SO that I forget who are the movers, but your efforts and posts have made me some good money and at the very least that is how we keep score. 

And you software guys have all stolen my thunder, I used to be popular because I could fix cars, but now people's computers are way more important to them.  Easiest way to get a date was to fix some girls car, then she could take me to dinner, I didn't have any money back then anyway.  Now I've got all that high quality cerebral lubricant from Chairman Blankfein, maybe my wife will like me better now, at the very least it will make it easier for her to tolerate me.

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I missed a few newly minted members of the month, congrats @mccoyb53 and @karsh! well done and well deserved, great community.

On 5/31/2021 at 12:44 PM, mccoyb53 said:

Roches Point near Cork city. Populaton 11

Hope to pass by for a census one day. I'm in Amsterdam in case anyone is ever in the neighborhood, for a cold one with a collar.

 

 

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Way to go @White_OakIt is amazing when you see a new name, start seeing it a lot, start watching for their contributions and realize that you have one more input from the community to make this all the more successful.   And the member of the month award often is recognizing those contributions and reminding us of that new name.

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Thanks for the recognition. I sincerely appreciate the encouraging words from you @kim and from our fellow community members - now and every time.

Becoming a member of SO community is an opportunity for all of us. One would only appreciate this, if one compares this with what we can and can not get even after spending tons of money. I had my share of many years of experience in searching for a miracle at the wrong side of the trading world. 

Finally, I have been looking for a system/group/"guru" who can help me to stick with the basic principles of options trading and show how to fish instead of feeding the fish itself. It is said that, "when a student is ready, the teacher appears" - for me, this is exactly what happened to me. 

I see SO recommendations like GNU - general public license, fully available open source code. It is upto the private companies to transform the linux code into a successful OS like Redhat. 

Similarly, SO alerts come with explanations and alternative options. Vast knowledge base in the form of blogs of the past 10 plus years of info is available to cross reference. It is up to us to interpret and make it useful. I think this is the key to the success of SO in general. 

For me, this is just the beginning. I am still making more mistakes compared to available opportunities. But, my commitment to learning is even more solid. 

My aim is to be upgraded as "Green Oak" one day, from my current status as "While Oak"!   With "Green Oak" being a position of a seasoned trader who can make effortless trading decisions based on intuition and experience.

Thanks again to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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