New Technical Trader Forum

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New Forum

As a policy of continous expansion T2W will be launching a new forum called TECHNICAL TRADER .. The BB is an invitation only Forum and is for those members with few years experience behind them .. In 2000 We launched a similar scheme and the quality of the posts were amazing .. I certainly had not seen any thing like it..

The Tradestation Strategies forum will be moved to the new BB ...

All invitations are done by myself.. Those who win the MEMBER OF THE MONTH AWARD receive automatic membership..
The new forum will be free from personal issues and we only deal with technical , mathematical and other related issues in trading ...

I am looking forward to the launch of the new forum and my thanks to mr Boss, Sharky ...



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Yea, then you could have different areas for different traders styles, where they could hangout......

.....etc. etc.

not forgetting a section for all you VWAP players


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This is an opportunity to produce subject based archives and set up a "brand image" for the site

Also allows difficult issues such as advertising to be addressed in the least damaging way
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Do you plan to let newbie traders view (but not post on) the thread?

That would be a good way for them to learn the proper ways to trade rather than getting stung buy all the nonsense in books, seminars (not that I've ever been to one, just the impression I get) etc.


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BBB is spot on. This is the very question that this newbie was building the courage to ask.

readonly would be great.


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Agree with BBB and SvenFoster , read only would be very helpful.



To clear things up a bit. The new forum is a member forum wich will be moderated by Grey1 - as we have always said any member who wants a forum for legitamite reasons may have one. They can they choose to run the forum as they choose, allowing it to be private/invite only/read-only etc. It's up to the moderator of the member forum to decide how they wish to run the forum, not the T2W administrator or super-moderators.

Whether this forum develops into anything more than a members forum I have no way of knowing - but at least for the time being I see no harm being done to the regular T2W forums, and no risk that "all the good posts" will be lost to it. As a responsible forum admin I will of course monitor the situation like with all developments on the site, and if I'm proved otherwise, then I'll of course review our current policies.

But the question of read-only is really up to the member's forum meoderator.. in this case, Grey1.


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As you'll note this is my first post - I've been 'lurking' I guess is the term, but I'd prefer 'quietly learning & assimilating' the knowledge that can be gleaned from many on this BB. Whilst I'm not actively a day-trader I've dabbled for many years in general share & options buying but not using a lot of TA etc. but been generally 'very lucky' as I now believe!

I'm very interested in Grey1's pair trading/risk reduction methods & I would hope that 'newbies' can log into this new forum to pick up on this & other good styles/methodologies. Once I've got something positive to contribute or to share a 'mistake' I will be happy to do so.

If it's to be by 'invite only' what criteria will grey1 be using to decide access?

Rgds to all.


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Thank for your comments.. The criteria I am using for invitation are ..

1) The Applicant must be a registered and an active participant of the main BB during the last past 4 weeks..

2) Traders must be willing to contribute > Even if it is simple link .. In my previous BB , We had more than 1000 registered traders who I personally knew some of them , but they were only taking than putting some thing back into the community .

3) Applicant should have enough experience and know the basic's rules in TA and its indicators..

I have already invited around 20 members and will continue to add more members based on the quality of their posts.



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Thanks for your response, which I'm happy with on all counts. I have been tempted to post on several occasions, not particularly to the threads which have been slanging/slagging matches because ther're pretty pointless, but to others where I could perhaps have provided a useful website link or other info which may have been of use - I didn't mainly because being a relative 'newbie' I didn't neccessarily value the info I could give.

So in effect you're right I have been taking rather than giving something back to the BB community - which I'm sure is the case for all/most newbies. I shall post more, particularly because I want to share in the New Forum, but also because I feel I can contribute usefully.

I'm also glad that you've posted the criteria so that all can see what's required, otherwise it could have been perceived as elitist & could have also had a knock-on negative effect on the rest of the threads on the BB. This is obviously not meant to infer that anyone posting on any other thread other than your forum threads is second rate but it could alter the dynamics of the postings - no doubt Sharky will review etc.



What's the point of having a bulletin board if not to share information? If individuals regard themselves as too good or too clever to post with the rest of us then they should go elsewhere.

Sorry Sharky, but this is the worst 'enhancement' you have ever made. I, for one, will not contribute to T2W while this persists.



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and if Grey1 invites you...............will that change your mind ?



As far as I am aware, Private threads have always been an option at T2W so this is nothing new. Any member can start their own private thread if they so wish and that is all that this is. We are already seeing a number of previously silent members willing to contribute and from that standpoint I think it has some merit after all if you take all and give nothing in what way does that contribute to sharing information ?

As far as I am aware all that has happened is that someone has decided to take up this option which is hardly a change in policy but if I am wrong about this then I will apologise.


PS I will be a shame if you do decide not to contribute again.


Hi mmillar,

I'm sorry to hear this. Member forums have always been a feature of the T2W, practically from day one, they're not a new enhancement. The facility for a member to run their own board is not intended to restrict the access of information on these forums - if anything I would hope it would promote it, because such forums are by their nature specialised boards - so are likely to attract a new type of member who might otherwise look elsewhere. Another positive side effect as demonstrated by MikeW above is that it can actually encourage more participation in the forums, and more sharing of information. Perhaps you can accuse me of being naive, but I don't see any harm being done. If I'm wrong and it becomes clear that private forums such as this one were harming the site then of course we can adapt and change site policy (possibly requiring private forums to be read-only). But as this new forum has only be up a day, I think it's too early to judge.


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As I am not sure whether a "read only" access to the New Technical Trader forum has been established I don't know whether all members can see the postings on it.

If they cannot they may be interested in this copy of my post which was the first made in response to Grey1's "Welcome" post:

"Thank you Grey1,

You have made a significant personal committment at the start of this forum. It is part of an opportunity which must be taken to move the site on from its present position brought about by recent unfortunate events. I hope that contributors' responses will justify it. The forum will stand or fall on its content which cannot come from you alone.

Hopefully contributors will soon feel able to post appropriately. Their decision to do so here should not be misinterpreted or misjudged by others - any more than the site's decision to set up this forum.

One of the main problems we have as traders is losing control as a result of emotion. This failing is evident among many of us - myself included. We need to overcome it before we can improve our performance."


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The "No Indicators Revisited Thread" has attracted 14000 views and has been an excellent ad for the quality on this board.

Had this private forum existed then the opinions expressed would most likely have been placed in the private forum.

By all means limit posting on this special forum to those whom Grey considers OK but why deny the ordinary member a look ?


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Grays just using the facilities available :!:

I can understand both Grays and mmillar views..I must admit I would greatly like to view how & what the technical boys and girls are reading the in market :cool: And it did come across as elitist until gray explained the basic criteria.

I would feel a little uncomfortable asking to join... I am fully aware of most indicators their uses/limitation ect.. in relation to my style of scalp would you be able to accommodate somebody like myself who would only have a very limited input.. who doesn't use indicators except to exploit their limitations ??

I for one would start to think twice about posting on an open thread like the no indicators one..knowing that a certain few can see "all" contributions to this site... while others carn't...

Many Thanks

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I must admit I have mixed feelings about this idea.

It sounds to me that the new forum will become what T2W once was which was an area where the experienced helped the less experienced. I have always regarded T2W as one of the best web sites around for both types of trader and it is very frustrating when certain threads get taken over by people only wishing to rip someone else apart or to solicite their own product.

I think there is a real danger here of the elite traders who dont want to have to wade through hundreds of pointless posts, seperating from this site to the extent that the original T2W site will become nothing but a large chat room where the real traders will just fade away and go somewhere else.

I personally do not post as much as I should mainly because I find it difficult extracting the good threads compared to the tainted ones on this site although some have been very very good.

If it is the intention for the new forum to be viewed only by members then this could be the end of T2W as a Traders site. If people do not have access to 'the good stuff' they will go elsewhere and who can blame them. Surely the best route to take would be to eject those who corrupt and bring down the current site with the posts that are destructive in their nature.

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