Yes - food for thougt indeed.
I had already decided that I would use indicators and charting, in a place remote from my actual account, simply entering trades and closing, without "the opposition" being able to see the basis of my decisions.
However, I am not capable of even the simplest" programming" at this stage - not that I'm unable to learn, just never have found the need - perhaps now I do !
I do find that it is probably necessary to use a protection mechansm, but as I found on my "Dilemma" thread when I first got here, the positioning of such a tool is absolutely critical. I did manage to put my stop below the "stop-busting exercise" at around 1.1550 (EURUSD) with the target being 1.2 - all detailed on that thread, though the execution was carp !
Amongst other things, I find that it is probably essential to place stops well away from where others are placing theirs. I am not (yet) paranoid enough to believe that my stop is the only one "They" are hunting - but I do sincerely believe "They" DO actively "hunt stops" and it is essential to seriously consider where the bulk of "narrative slaves" are putting theirs.
I think anyone who does not believe this actively happens, can only be naive.
Similarly, I think it is essential to attempt to understand what "Phase" of "The game" "They" are in and to endeavour to understand how far away those stops need to be ! - Because the positioning of "stops" defines my maximum loss and therefore, the size of bet I can take.
I only do "daytrades" for a bit of fun, so I'm less interested in these, and would probably "play" without any at all, since I would be sitting there