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Topstep's Nick Dolby (Social Media and Community Coordinator) - Ask me Anything (AMA)

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thank you Michael....will do

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Good luck to 9baller and thank you to Michael Patak for all the answers on this thread.

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Michael,

I know you have been very faithful with CTS T4 and I am not aware of what kind of a business relationship you have with CTS. However, just out of curiosity why would you never consider switching over to OEC. Rock solid, no problem with Ninja and plenty of other options. I was trading practice in T4 and real live on OEC side by side when the #'s came out this morning. T4 dom couldnt even keep up with it (and it was on auto center) and OEC was sailing smoothly. OEC has "EVERYTHING" that T4 offers and plenty more options. Its been built right from ground up. Plenty of options including individual legs for each lot in OEC. I know it a big step but sometimes you have to sell the beatup car cause the repairs are more than the cost of a new one. I know my rant isnt going to make a difference but after working with T4 over a month it still has same issues over and over and its just the platform.

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I would like to remind everyone that TopstepTrader is offering futures.io (formerly BMT) Elite Member's 20% off their first combine. I know there has been a lot of activity on this thread recently so wanted to mention it. I was working on that page tonight as I am planning to add another partner offer soon.

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I've said it before and will just offer the friendly reminder, that there are other software apps that work perfectly out of the box with TST with their CTS data besides T4. Not sure why TST does not ever mention alternatives. Those who have been waiting for 6-8 months could have already been using something else which you might even like better, or at least given it a shot.

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I am also glad to see Ninja is getting close. I have an additional question regarding Ninja licensing too. I'm curious if I have Ninja installed, will I change my current license for the combine or install a second instance of Ninja? I know I can not run two instances of the same Ninja, but I have not tried to install to two different directories and run two separate copies.

With all the recent activity on this thread, I think this question got missed.

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I've said it before and will just offer the friendly reminder, that there are other software apps that work perfectly out of the box with TST with their CTS data besides T4. Not sure why TST does not ever mention alternatives. Those who have been waiting for 6-8 months could have already been using something else which you might even like better, or at least given it a shot.

It amazes and amuses me - people letting opportunity pass by due to some tools attachments. Imagine a construction worker passes on a possibly career-changing contract due to inability to take his gismo-ladden laser-guided pneumo-drill to the a new construction site and despising the idea of working with electric drill preferring sitting on welfare!

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It amazes and amuses me - people letting opportunity pass by due to some tools attachments. Imagine a construction worker passes on a possibly career-changing contract due to inability to take his gismo-ladden laser-guided pneumo-drill to the a new construction site and despising the idea of working with electric drill preferring sitting on welfare!

Not to go too off-topic here, but I honestly think that T4 too is a gizmo-laden laser-guided pneumatic drill.

And I saying this because I haven't used other tools in the combine - just that T4 fulfills its responsibilities and it serves it purpose very well.

As for the defects - problems with scaling positions, problems with non-scalable basic charts (see edit below) etc. I agree - but I try to keep my data platform separate from execution platform so that isn't an issue.

For me T4 as an execution platform is "between good and great".

Edit:

For the UI challenged amongst us (includes me!) @xelaar outlined the procedure to scale charts:

Drag time or price scale bars on bottom or right side of the chart with right mouse button pressed instead of left (for scrolling).


Thanks @xelaar - you are true to your image that John projected in your interview - "goes out of the way to help others".

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Not to go too off-topic here, but I honestly think that T4 too is a gizmo-laden laser-guided pneumatic drill.

And I saying this because I haven't used other tools in the combine - just that T4 fulfills its responsibilities and it serves it purpose very well.

As for the defects - problems with scaling positions, problems with non-scalable basic charts etc. I agree - but I try to keep my data platform separate from execution platform so that isn't an issue.

For me T4 as an execution platform is "between good and great".

Charts are perfectly scalable. Actually I like T4 charts way more than Ninja. I consider Ninja charting inferior to many platforms, graphically-wise and user-friendliness wise. Multicharts can stand well with T4, not Ninja. DOM is much better in T4 than in Ninja and especially MC. It lacks strategies, that probably the only real fault of T4.

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