In fact there are many tutorials for coding in NT. From their website, to books on the C# language. I would recommend that you consider taking courses in programming at a tech school. It is totally understandable that you feel the way you do, and if you need any help finding a good path to pursue let me know. I'm sort of a University buff, but you can easily go to a tech school to learn how to program what you need to.
I, for one, am grateful for the opportunity your site provides. To this day, It has never crossed my mind that I made a bad decision in sending you money to become an Elite member. Your hard work in maintaining this site and allowing truly gifted traders and coders share their work is invaluable. The money I spent for what is provided in return has to be the best educational trading value around. Your site continually educates and allows for continual trader growth.
I do not support this generations "ENTITLEMENT" attitude. Therefore, my vote is to make the downloads for Elite members only.
To those that are against this or are still on the fence. Step away from the negative thoughts for a moment and look at what you are receiving for the membership fee. If you do not see the VALUE this site provides, then I ask you to ask yourself.... Am I really serious about trading?
Mike, keep up the hard work, I am one who appreciates it!
First, thanks for all your hard work, making this a great place. Second, I agree with others that say you can't please all the people all of the time. You have to do what you think is best. I'm behind whatever you think is right to preserve the site.
I do not have a need to download any indicators or codes for now but I am in a vote for "Download for a fee".
People joins this site to share ideas and concept of tradings then for a small fee paid to learn and get other people's indicators is a very small price to pay.
Hi mike,remember all those good thoughts when u start this forum.For sure,u gone have some good and some bad people.Measurement of behaviour is not possible because people belongs to different culture,countries and back grounds and Reward is not and never from people.keep doing good work.Any change u think will work,we r with u.Thanks for all your hard work specially the webinars .
Then determine which action will best accomplish that goal... (following is IMHO)
If 1. then you already have the required tools implemented, thus no change needed. You have an elite side and a free side, thus the authors are already free to decide whether to limit access via elite or to allow everyone free access. If there are authors that are concerned, then gently remind them that it's their responsibility to upload the appropriate side (not yours). Besides, I think folks would be rather naive if they think that anything posted to a public access forum can be "protected", elite or otherwise. So if this is your primary goal, then sit back and relax, you've already provided the required services. Leave everything as is.
If 2. then by all means, move all downloads to elite. This won't curtail the determined, but it will stop the lazy in their tracks (and we all know the ratio of determined vs. lazy).
If 3. then make the entire site elite. Guaranteed to stunt futures.io (formerly BMT)'s growth (and probably reputation) big time. Beware of the potential consequences though. After spending some time rooting around and realizing the enormous amount of accumulated knowledge at futures.io (formerly BMT), I became a member simply because; a. I wanted (in some small way) to support you and to acknowledge the extraordinary amount of work you put into futures.io (formerly BMT), b. I wanted access to a larger brain trust. However, without the ability to "kick the tires" before "buying", I would have passed by futures.io (formerly BMT) without a so much as second glance.
In short, I'd say that you've created a damn good system and Im happy with it, as is. I'd only change the status quo if you trying to battle a bandwidth issue. BTW, I'd strongly discourage setting post count limits, it just generates garbage posts. I also read your addendum and am happy youíre excluded the copyright, licensing, obfuscating, Captcha, etc. concepts.
Thank you sincerely for a wonderful place to "hang".
P.S. Concerning folks not filling out their ďbioĒ... Iím sure you've noticed that I'm one of them. Iím just not willing to make it easier for the naughty. Thus Iím quite happy living on the 3rd Rock. I hope you're cool with that.
I've enjoyed your forum and learned quite a lot from it but I really didn't really start learning until I became an Elite member. The old saying: "You only learn from what you invest in", is very true. I've not been a big post'r because every time I come up with something that I think is good and start working on a post, somebody else comes along and posts something, along the same lines, that just blows me away... One of these days, I'll get it right but in the mean time, I thank you, Mike, for this forum and I thank the other members that contribute that make this forum so damn good!!!