I am 100% sure that recently I found a page where the ranking of the 10 (or more) best programmers on mql was listed. Very unfortunately I can't find that list anymore. Do you have a link, in order to find coding experts with an excellent reputation?
and what solution do you suggest instead to find the quality programmers? Especially if I don't want to publish a job in the freelance section?
In the same way that some time back, customers became anonymous to coders, coders are now also anonymous to the customers. They will never know each other's identity until they agree to work with each other after the "Work Agreement" step. So, it makes sense that the Top Ranking list be abolished in this context.
Obviously, this also makes it difficult for users to contact coders directly for job requests outside of the Freelance section, and that is exactly one of MetaQuote's objectives, among others.
PS! By the way, the ranking system used was not necessarily the best way to judge "Quality", but rather a measure of how "Prolific" a coder could be!
I will assume that as long as you don't place any public job requests on Freelance and directly contact a user privately, that will be OK.
But what you can't do is directly contact developers that have applied for jobs that you have already placed on the Freelance section. For those developers, you have to use the "discussions" within the Freelance section and abide by the Freelance rules.