Missing Wiki documentation links for some indicators
Author: superticker
Creation Date: 7/24/2016 2:59 AM
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superticker

#1
Concerning some Wealth Lab indicators:

1) Some indicators are documented in the Wiki, but don't show up in the Wealth Lab indicators menu. Is this intentional? Did the author just never create a help file for them? Or were they removed for some reason? (Nobody needs to state a reason. I'm just wondering if this was by mistake or not?) The Trend Intensity Index (TII) and True Strength Index (TSI) are examples.

2) Some indicators are shown in the Wealth Lab menu, but are not documented (link broken) in the Wiki. Again, is this intentional? For example, did the author want them removed or are they now unsupported or broken in the current version of WL? The SVEVolatilityBandLower, SVEVolatilityBandUpper, and BollingerPctB indicators are examples. (Note: BollingerPctBSmoothed does exist in both places, menu and wiki, as expected.)
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Eugene

#2
1) The TII is part of Community Indicators so you're missing this extension installed.

2) Sometimes it's not possible or desirable to document absolutely every indicator - when their author hasn't provided usage documentation or it's documented externally (i.e. on 3rd party websites).

* BollingerPctB is documented in the Wiki, TASCIndicators section.
* As for the SVEVolatilityBandLower, here you have an example: TASC 2013-08 | Within The Volatility Band (Vervoort)
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superticker

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1) The TII is part of Community Indicators so you're missing this extension ...
Sorry to trouble you, but I do see it in the Community Indicators menu now. However, see its TIIHelper class is missing its link to the wiki, or at least the link isn't showing up in the WL menu. (I didn't realize the Helper class would compile with missing properties.)

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BollingerPctB is documented in the Wiki, TASCIndicators section.
I see that now. But the WL menu link (Helper class link) to its documentation is broken. Are you saying this link has recently moved, and I need to update my TASC Magazine Indicators install?

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2) Sometimes it's not ... desirable to document ... every indicator when their author hasn't provided usage documentation ...
I somewhat agree. The wiki documentation for the SVEVolatilityBandLower and SVEVolatilityBandUpper was provided at one time, but I guess the links to those pages are now lost or forgotten. At any rate, it would be great if their links in their Helper class were updated to point to what documentation is still online.

But I now see your point: Websites change and Helper links get broken, which is expected. So broken wiki links don't mean the doc pages aren't available. I just need to get more creative to find them. And I also need to update my indicator extension installs so WL menu links reflect website changes. I got it. Thanks a bunch for the help.
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Eugene

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However, see its TIIHelper class is missing its link to the wiki, or at least the link isn't showing up in the WL menu.

I probably haven't found any documentation to link to when including the indicator. That's why it hasn't been included.
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(I didn't realize the Helper class would compile with missing properties.)

You're right: IndicatorHelper may compile w/o the URL property overridden (like with the TII) as it's optional.
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Are you saying this link has recently moved, and I need to update my TASC Magazine Indicators install?

No, re-installation won't fix it but I've just set up page redirects in the Wiki for SVEVolatilityBands and BollingerPctB. Hope that fixes this minor cosmetic issue.

Thanks for the heads-up.