My only concern would be the minimum post requirement. I myself am an elite member, but I rarely post. However, I can tell you I've ready close to 90% of all the threads on this board to learn as much as I possibly can. I'll ask a question here and there, but I'm trying to soak up as much information as a beginner as possible. This is the only downside I can see about minimum post requirements.
I started as a commun member, and after paying to convert myself in a Elite member my commitment with the forum changed
Took some time to post things, as I came from TradeStation Easy language coding, and the forum helped me A LOT to learn to code for Ninja Trader
I suggest that downloads should come from Elite Members
My opinion is to make all of the downloads elite. I feel having people pay for elite membership causes them to not only take advantage of it, but have enough respect to become part of it.
I love futures.io (formerly BMT) and I would like to see the quality of posts remain the same (or even go up). I think making people pay for downloads would attract those who are more serious about trading and hopefully slow down the growing amount of useless/garbage posts by filtering out those who aren't so serious. I think it may also help turn away the naysayers and those who would otherwise bring less than a decent attitude towards others on the forums.
Although this probably won’t solve the problem completely, but is there a solution that works 100%? As we well know, you’d have to keep searching for the Holy Grail.
<sarcasm> As far as the post count goes…maybe you could do a walk forward optimization and find a number between one and 50 that only allows those in who you really want? </sarcasm>
I do not believe a post count would help, no matter what the count is.
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I do believe that it should be for Elites only. There is alot of work and time goes into creating a workable download, I have tried an just giveup so thank's to the ones that are able to do this and keep it away from those who will not put in the time .
Agree. I became an Elite member almost immediately after realizing the value offered on this website. I have benefited from the downloads here and my programming skill set, by way of download and subsequent modification and incorporation of various code ideas into my strats, has improved greatly. Significantly, and because I am a firm believer of giving value in return for value received, as I have separately promised Big Mik, I intend to post at least of one of my finalized strats for others to benefit from, as a way to contribute to the futures.io (formerly BMT) community. But I would be more inclined to post more finalized code if I felt that the pool of users here were ones that were also contributing (at a minimum, through the Elite membership fee) and eventually through sharing. (Note that futures.io (formerly BMT) is more than a blog like forexfactory.com; the webinars, downloads are a great resource and to maintain this site for all our benefit, for serious users, the Elite membership fee is a bargain at 10 times the price). As an aside, I'm more inclined to freely and liberally post finalized code for users that do contribute.
For anyone that understands the value in the downloads of this site, there should be no legitimate and/or reasonable opposition to the proposal by Big Mike.