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June 18, 2007

Fwd: [MT_E and I] Moderators: You rang?

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I’m proud of being his friend and knowing him personally.

Rgrds,
Darma

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: umanmojo
Date: Jun 18, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: [MT_E and I] Moderators: You rang?
To: MetaTrader_Experts_and_Indicators@yahoogroups.com

Folks, it’s been a long while since moderators said anything.
Honestly, we don’t like to but since there have been several hails for moderators lately, here goes:

If we remember correctly, the RSI pullback technique was originally pointed out by blackprinzze and welcomed by David Honeywell’s indicator code (transport_david) then soon gets adopted by others as Expert Advisors. Apparently, after certain phase of code development, the source codes to later enhancements is not divulged though the final compiled file is shared freely for trading. We dont think this categorizes as a phishing-like exploit, as we all know what the basic concept is and everyone is welcome to develop their own versions of the same concept. A grey area, but it’s more or less still workable.

The no .ex4 policy was originally made on the ground that people are using the sample file for either commercial/phishing exploit or senseless bragging – both keeping others out of participation to gain profit along with the author. If you do not want other people to use it and profit with no strings attached, SHUT UP & KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. The group is made for sharing after all. Please keep praises, comments, reminders, and critics to be constructive and leading for an objective conclusion, if solution is harder to find.

If anybody wants to do better, then have your own tweak/idea, show it, prove it, open the code, and continue supporting it. Ron Thompson has set an excellent example on his BollTrader and we are truly grateful for his selfless efforts.

Honestly we, the moderators, are quite surprised that with all the website forums on trading and metatrader code development out there, the YahooMT group is still breathing and stronger than ever with 8500 members. The group had come a long way from 2004 being the first
international group to focus on Metatrader (version3 days), survived through the troublesome days of early Metatrader 4 technical and broker issues, and still wrestling newer builds today. A free charting/development software that was previously unnoticed has paved the way for normal folks to take a shot at making money in the entrepreneurial & rather rocket-scientist way.

As some of you who have been with us since the beginning, you may know that we never liked to have a ‘moderated’ group. The only thing that’s moderated here with extreme prejudice is SPAMMING. We have strong personalities on board that represent different personal values. With that, you eventually have your occasional dose of name-callings, brawls, flames, pissing contest (which we didnt want sponsor-ridden, eventually cancelled, and coincidentally later MQL4 championship came out), whatever – you name it. All the spices that make a community colorful. But guess what? We are still here and learned to get along better with each other as new day comes.

By design, this mailing list/group is NOT a threaded forum and will never be. Strangely it still survived as is. Why? Because everybody likes to have his/her nose pointed at one direction, at one time or another. What you typed, attached, and sent to the group will be
served on the front page of things. The disadvantage? Try 100’s of mails/messages a day. Work with or around it. There are more than one way to organize the group’s mails.

Great ideas have been put forward here and worked out, if not come and go. Elder’s TSD (yes remember that one with the multi-timeframe backtest tweak on MT3?), FFCal, BollTrader, now RSI_R2 come superRSI, to name a few. A lot of EAs/indicators/methods have had their
15minutes of fame. We’re expecting more of those with better community attitude and support, but on minimal moderation. We’re all grown ups – or at least we thought we should be.

So,

To newbies and topic jumpers:
READ FIRST, ASK LATER. It’s all there. In case you subscribed on digest format or without attachment since you thought you were getting too many messages, don’t complain if you are missing the goodies. You got what you asked for, so avoid whining and if you do have to whine, be polite. Also, don’t complain if people wont answer right away, because they did, a few posts back. (Yes, we know you didn’t look thoroughly). Remember, even nice people can get pissed off. Thanks again to Ron’s generosity you can pickup what you’re missing at http://www.ForexMT4.com/

We won’t judge or stone you for joining only since you just heard of profitable EA’s here. There is no elite/non-elite stuff going on here. Only people who wouldn’t read the archives (and the link in the group joining/welcome mail message!!!) and people who would.

To the regulars:
APPLY RESPECT. It has been great so far and we think the group can be better. Thank you for making this little place great with your contributions.

More power & pips to all!

Mods (Bill, Mojo, Smoky, Perky)

Final tip:
Subscribe to this group in full with attachment and the whole shebangs through GMail. You can store up to 2-3 years worth of group messages complete with file attachments. Then use the GMail rules to forward them to your daily POP3 mailbox or organize them by labels. If you want to look for something later, look at your GMail archive. Yahoo mails are getting unlimited capacity, but we are not sure about organizational feature. Can somebody confirm?

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