Regarding the nano lots, yes, it is definitely the better option over a demo account.
However, I have some standard accounts though, and main reason was to get the sign up bonuses, so I play the minimum lots to test some strategies and manage to stay alive long enough to get the required volume to earn my bonuses in cash. So it is a completely "unconventional strategy" I suppose, but at least I have made more money that way than any "normal strategy" have done for me. Especially towards the end of the year, many brokers offer a 100% first deposit bonus. I realize I can not ride this wave forever, but luckily there are so many of them, and they seems to pop up like mushrooms, so I think I can probably go on like this for at least another year (hopefully I will find something more sustainable by then)
Closed section would be nice, but in the meanwhile if you really have the need to or think it would be more beneficial for the members who want to contribute by putting in some real hours, then perhaps one can create a Google Wave for it, and "invite" certain members depending on what they can bring to the table. However, I don't mind sharing all experience on this forum since we all have similar interests and no information regarding successful strategies shared will ever make a difference to what happens in the market. Only the BIG players (like banks and governments) have the "limited" ability to influence the price. FX traders merely "play" against the brokers , and it will take one extremely successful strategy posted on a forum, if thousands of traders implement it exactly to the specifications, many many months if ever, before brokers might change the rules if their profitability becomes endangered. (I know you probably know this, I am just giving my opinion towards the guy that said a good strategy might compromise the whole system)
Anyway, but since the interaction in a forum is very limited, a Google Wave might be ideal for working together on a specific project where each member contributes towards a potentially successful strategy. Only reason I prefer the "invitation" process is that too many people on the same project will actually cause it to not be successful, since then you would have to start managing people, instead of focusing on the project and tasks at hand. I have managed projects for many years, don't need to do another (especially if people are all over the world and most of them don't even know each other)
BTW, did Popov write the FSB ? Just wondering, cos I need to know who to speak to regarding features and future development, cos FSB is cool, but it can be improved in so many ways, so I was wondering if there aren't perhaps an open source version, or a different software package all together, where one has access to the code. I am aware of the "Feature Request" section, it's just that I have so many, that by the time anyone decide to implement them, I could have probably coded it myself already.
Anyway, your thoughts... ?