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Post From: Ackin's indicators (SCH users requests for studies) - Update list

[2019-08-31 18:32:58]
User35525 - Posts: 149 | Ending Date: 2020-11-30
I can understand VENDORS asking for account names, but I have a question.

IF you're giving away these indicator DLL's for FREE why do you still ask for the account name of paying Sierra Chart customers like myself? Is is it possible to brute-force attack our account login? and obtain our password? What about hiding code that uploads all our chartbooks and proprietary cpp, or installs cryptolocker or other malware?

It's just a matter of simple TRUST, and in this world one cannot be too careful.

I'd feel much safer if you posted your DLL's to the Sierra forum (if that's even allowed -- shudders) instead of your third-party Czech & Slovak forum.

If you want us to really trust you, you'd let us see the source code of these "basic and simple" (your words) indicators, as other legitimate traders do on this and other quality forums like Futures.io (many do that in the elite section on Futures.io, for paying users of that community). Sharing code here would get you more paying customers, if that's what you're after. I'd love to see 200, 300, or 400 new threads here discussing ACSIL or spreadsheet studies. People who share ACSIL are awesome, like Kiwi:
https://www.sierrachart.com/AdditionalFiles/UserContributedACS_SourceCode/Kiwi.cpp

It would also grow your business and people would love you for really sharing (teach a man to fish). You can also apply to be a Sierra Chart vendor. Are you on the vendor list here?
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/SierraChartStudyAndSystemProgrammers.php

Speaking of that, only vendors should be allowed to remotely *shutdown* studies; does anyone really think free DLL's should qualify for that treatment? If you're worried about users running your studies with out-of-date versions of SC, couldn't you insert a terminator code subroutine, calling out to an external web API to return a list of deprecated SC versions and give the user an on-screen message alerting to upgrade SC? Or if that's too complex, isn't it possible to ask people to *subscribe* to an Ackin-indicator-upgrade thread, right here on this safe forum, to get email alerts whenever you post an "upgrade now please" alert? Really, it makes more sense to do that then to give away free DLL's and assume the burden to support those DLL's.

Just like on futures.io, there should be rules about vendor self-promotion within the SC forum, for the protection of SC users. It's just common sense that if you want us to trust you, you will act trustworthily: show us the "basic and simple" .cpp source code, and apply to be a vendor, since you sell indicators. Really simple. Anything else should make everyone's Spidey-Sense tingle.
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