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October 18, 2010 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: EXTR , A , PCK

Today, I somehow got 201 open picks.

Normally, I'd close that one extra pick right away so I don't get an advantage over you guys who only have 200 picks, but I'll leave it open for another day or two just so TMF guys can see there is a glitch in the system. 

Or maybe they give this one extra pick only to extra special CAPS members?

If that's true: TMF, where is my Extra Special CAPS Player charm??? :)

Good Luck Everybody!

12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (94.83) wrote:

Interesting.....did the 5 picks that you have starting today get selected prior to market open (maybe over the weekend) by any chance?

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#2) On October 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM, dragonLZ (99.70) wrote:

Yes, Saturday night.

p.s.

I'm thinking about trying to add another one just to see what will happen.

What do you think?

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#3) On October 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM, TSIF (99.96) wrote:

This is a known bug in the limit order pick system.  I've seen 'em go much higher than 201!  Caps won't close any out that opened.

The neurons are polled approximately every 20 minutes and if you have several that kick in on limit orders in the same cycle then it doesn't check for the 200 limit.

Enjoy your 201 as long as you want. Why do you think it's an advantage?  You have 201 chances of picks going down, same as up!  Besides that, even if it were an advantage, a handicap for you is probably warranted~!!  :)      

TSIF 

 

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#4) On October 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (94.83) wrote:

Give it a shot to add another - my guess is it won't be able to be added in.  I've sent a note over to the dev team to take a look at what conditions might have allowed this.....

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#5) On October 18, 2010 at 4:47 PM, TMFCrocoStimpy (94.83) wrote:

TSIF - this is associated with the limit order pick system?  I hadn't been paying attention earlier when this came up.  Thx, -Stimpy

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#6) On October 18, 2010 at 4:55 PM, TSIF (99.96) wrote:

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/back-to-200-picks-and-a-few/412974

anticitrade hit about 270 once.  The system should prevent Dragon from adding another one.  I think Richard addressed it a few times.  I can't find the note on the limit orders, but that's my recollection for the cause.

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#7) On October 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM, dragonLZ (99.70) wrote:

I will try to add another one, but we won't know whether it will open or not until tomorrow morning.

Btw., my picks weren't limit orders - I never use them.

p.s.

Besides that, even if it were an advantage, a handicap for you is probably warranted~!!  :)  

TSIF, I don't think that's it. 

If that were the case, they'd probably give me a dozen or so extra picks, not just one...

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#8) On October 18, 2010 at 5:08 PM, TSIF (99.96) wrote:

When you opened your picks, limit or not this weekend, you posted 5 to open.  They all got caught on the same cycle of approximately 20 minutes window.  CAPS doesn't count when it opens picks in the same cycle. Another form of the bug. I still bet you're blocked out now until you close two.

CAPS has a bigger problem right now. It thinks the S&P went down 9% today instead of up 8 points.  The entire system is screwed!!! 

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#9) On October 18, 2010 at 5:09 PM, dragonLZ (99.70) wrote:

Holy Cow, what's going on people?

I just saw that my score went from 3500 to 5600 points (got extra 2,100 points), plus my accuracy went from 73% up to 80%.

Who is it at TMF that likes me so much to be giving me all these extras today?

p.s.

I did once have a nice post about Erin Corr...

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#10) On October 18, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Varchild2008 (83.18) wrote:

Yeah.. Same here.... I thought I was the most *hated* Motley Fool Blog Poster... and Yet they award me with CAPS pts and Accuracy pts...

Sheesh... What does a guy have to do to be hated around here?

/sarc

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#11) On October 19, 2010 at 12:22 PM, dragonLZ (99.70) wrote:

I tried to open one more pick, but it didn't work - I'm still at 201 picks.

That's not fair...

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#12) On October 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM, TSIF (99.96) wrote:

Close 3.  Set 10 to open with the market tomorrow and see if you can get 202 or more before the 200 pick limit piece of the software kicks in.   More than 200 worked great for you with the 9% head fake on the SPY yesterday, but I still don't think that more than 200 picks is a bonus....but it does help make you "special" and we would ALL agree that you're "special"!  ;)

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