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very good.

Does everybody knows about this and finds it ?

This is part of our tutorials to those who become our customers for Sierra.
We are not sure if everyone knows about it, but to us as a brokerage it is important to keep our customers educated.
This also saves time with support, and gives a reference point so customer could come again and agin.

We would like to expand our videos to other languages as well, so when we come across expertise we make sure to utilize it.

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Hi All

1. A simplicity brings a stability and vice versa.

2. SC Team has no intention to increase the user base - just take a look at the policy: no free version, no API, no .Net - this is the definite way to stay out of the mainstream.

3. NT nor MC isn't a good example to compare. Take a look at CTS and X_Trader as a minimum.

4. As well as I know there will be a 64 bit and Qt5 based cross platform SC version next year. So Qt5 will allow them to build something really flexible and cute.

5. Linux is also not a mainstream. So there will be huge changes for the industry in 3-5 years.

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@slickiam

I think SC is interested in increasing it's user base, but they set terms that would allow them to be scalable in lieu of demand that may come from users. Separating factors that weigh on your infrastructure and have no real value rather than great image, is something that SC takes into consideration.

I think we can agree that increased number of users in not always an indicators of success, however software the grows with traders and trading innovation will last for many years (as you tried to indicate).

I also think that entrepreneurship of any kind is the life you lead, and to be quite honest, SC never strikes me as this "greedy" grab it all mentality rather very practical in it's application with a great value system.

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yes price wise, Sierra is extremely fair

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I would say at the very minimum I would change the look of the trading dom. It looks pretty dated. I did a trial of sc and and subscribed within 2 days. I could not imagine using anything else other than SC. I simply love it. The online user manual is the best I have ever seen. I am currently a lifetime license holder of ninja and multi and have used investor rt extensively in the past so I am familiar with these other platforms.

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It would be nice to see some more substantive comments.

For example, you want to change the DOM, but you do not say what is missing or what would make it better or by adding cfg option X would help trading because.... X Trader is a DOM people like, but is even more dated. So is it really the function/usability or the GUI? Is it the DOM or the TradeWindow portion?

Another example, change the colors. Well you can change the colors to whatever you want, so whats stopping you. Is the OOBE kind of vanilla, ah thats an understatement. However, setting a default color scheme is not easy because everyone wants something different, not to mention a lot of people are red/green color blind. A better way to state this is to ask for color schemes that can set the entire default color scheme for the program (i.e. black background, white background, puke grey, no red/green, pretty pink, ...), then there could be a whole set of schemes that people could load up and try.

Here is one of mine: The toolbars are not great right now. They have small fixed size buttons, you can not change the icons, they do not dock to the windows very well (i.e. detached), they should really be more of a tool pallet that I can pop up where ever I am (i.e. on multiple displays should pop up for active chart on current display). It would also be nice to put non-buttons on the bar (i.e. a drop down to change symbol or timeframe).

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It would be nice to see some more substantive comments.

For example, you want to change the DOM, but you do not say what is missing or what would make it better or by adding cfg option X would help trading because.... X Trader is a DOM people like, but is even more dated. So is it really the function/usability or the GUI? Is it the DOM or the TradeWindow portion?

Another example, change the colors. Well you can change the colors to whatever you want, so whats stopping you. Is the OOBE kind of vanilla, ah thats an understatement. However, setting a default color scheme is not easy because everyone wants something different, not to mention a lot of people are red/green color blind. A better way to state this is to ask for color schemes that can set the entire default color scheme for the program (i.e. black background, white background, puke grey, no red/green, pretty pink, ...), then there could be a whole set of schemes that people could load up and try.

Here is one of mine: The toolbars are not great right now. They have small fixed size buttons, you can not change the icons, they do not dock to the windows very well (i.e. detached), they should really be more of a tool pallet that I can pop up where ever I am (i.e. on multiple displays should pop up for active chart on current display). It would also be nice to put non-buttons on the bar (i.e. a drop down to change symbol or timeframe).

Hi @aslan, one possibility for improving the OOBE experience would be to have a 'wizard' part of the first-time use that asks you your broker, data feed, time zone, that type of stuff --- but also asks you the preferred color scheme (I would make this the first question hehe) and maybe you could have three or four built-in and then the user can customize from there.

An example is a light and dark theme (white background, dark background charts) as well as a primary color like blue or green to choose from.

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Hi,

I am new to this forum although I am following some time. Today I just want to share two screenhots as illustration for the power of Sierra Chart's DOM. Since the DOM is customizable like any other chart it can hold any kind of market information.
Besides its speed and reliability it is even possible to make it look kind of "modern"...

In terms of usability of Sierra Chart it would be an improvement being able detaching complete chartbooks for use on multiple monitor systems.

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Hi,

I am new to this forum although I am following some time. Today I just want to share two screenhots as illustration for the power of Sierra Chart's DOM. Since the DOM is customizable like any other chart it can hold any kind of market information.
Besides its speed and reliability it is even possible to make it look kind of "modern"...

In terms of usability of Sierra Chart it would be an improvement being able detaching complete chartbooks for use on multiple monitor systems.

Nice to see the first post as a helpful and insightful comment for traders. One big Willkommen!

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It would be nice that when there is a new release or pre-release, the changelog is available at the same time.



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