From July 1, 2021, we introduce additional requirements for products offered via the Market. Dozens of new applications are published in the Market every day. However, many sellers do not think about how their products appear to users and how customers feel about using their apps. Some descriptions are screaming and gaudy, while applications contain annoying splash screens and irritating messages.
Therefore, we introduce new description and functionality requirements, to make the Market more convenient for buyers.
We prohibit intrusive functions in products, including pop-ups and numerous links on charts or panels.
We understand that sellers wish to promote their services, but this should be done in a reasonable manner. You can specify a link to your website in the product description and add #property link to program code — this link will be displayed in a standard dialog during program start. Sellers are not allowed to advertise their websites or other products on charts, in dialog boxes or on graphic panels.
Restricting product functionality under Demo/Free/Trial/Light version is prohibited
According to the Market rules, Products may not contain any operational restrictions which limit application usage (such as time, account, trading symbol and other restrictions). Any paid or free product must not have time limitations and must be fully functional on any trading account.
To protect paid versions, the Market enables the downloading of an Expert Advisor or indicator trial version allowing users to test the product in the Strategy Tester. Such versions cannot be run on live charts. Sellers can additionally provide monitoring results via the Signals service to demonstrate the performance of Expert Advisors.
Some sellers violate the Market rules and create so-called "demo versions" to promote paid products. Such "demo versions" have trading, display or other functional restrictions. As a result, it is difficult for buyers to find truly useful free programs.
Therefore, the following products will be considered as spam:
To demonstrate all features of paid products (including trading panels and analytical applications), sellers can add videos in the description and provide a one-month product rental option for a small fee.
Market sellers must remove functionality restrictions, fix product names and delete links to other products by August 1, 2021.
On-site customer support
MQL5.community offers a variety of options enabling sellers to provide timely and efficient customer support:
Make it as easy as possible for your customers to contact you, without using third-party apps. Communicate via the built-in messenger — it is available on the website, in the desktop platform and in the mobile app.
Please make sure your products comply with the new requirements
We urge all Market sellers to revise their products by July 1, 2021, and to make relevant changes in accordance with the updated Rules.
The following products will be considered as spam:
This is an arbitrary decision since the Metaquote's Market ecosystem is far from perfect.
I design and develop products mainly for the brazilian Stock & Futures Market and THERE IS NO WAY to test my product on those markets. Backtesting IS NOT THE ANSWER for my products, because they will be used in realtime and for manual trading. That is the reason why I provide DEMO (time-limited) versions of my indicators for the general public.
Please revise your rules... There are genuine reasons behind every approach in the Marketplace. Not all of us are scammers who try always to circumvent the system.
If you want to have a devoted crowd of developers by your side, you need to be fair to those who always obey the rules.
And remember, all markets change... As an example, here in Brazil, TradingView and NinjaTrader are gaining momentum...
I'm loyal to the ecosystem that respects me...
Cheers from Brazil!
AND, THERE IS NO SMALL FEE, since you don't allow it!
how about making Trial Version to be at a charged small amount (Fraction of the Monthly fee), works fro limited time like 5 days excluding Market Closed days and metaqoutes makes it such that trial versions 1. Work to 1 mql5.com account, 2. PC linked3. not available to users not on mql5.com4.
It is not reasonable to give choice 1 week free trial, Some people can keep using new accounts to get unlimited trial access.
In my opinion, a small fee can be charged for a one-week trial, or Demo option can be added to the product to facilitate users to browse by category.
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