I decided I could see the price going up from here, and decided to test out the exchange.
I went to the bitUSD:BTSX screen. scrolled down and look at the bids.
took the top three,
5.4432 bitusd @ 28.9
10 bitusd @ 28.9
and 10 bitUSD @ 28.6
so alright. I went to the short tab and entered all the appropriate info, and placed my shorts.
the two @ 28.9 (current highest bid) popped up and I clicked "confirm" under open orders.
guessing based on my approximate btsx total, and the lack of it appearing in the asks, I don't think the 28.6 order took.
but the two 28.9 orders showed up pending for a good long minute, until I exited the client (i noticed it started saying "not connected" randomly after I clicked confirm)
anyway, I figured since I matched my shorts up with corresponding buy orders the transactions would have happened immediately, but they didn't, they just showed up pending.
after exiting the client and coming back in, I see no open orders on this screen. and no button that says "cover." yet I'm down the little bit of btsx it took to place the two short orders I made.
did I do something wrong?
UPDATE: upon another restart, I seem to have ALL my btsx, and the buy orders I was trying to match are still listed. clearly I did something wrong.