Posting signals in your channel can be done in one of two ways:
1) Pasting the raw signal text directly into your channel text space (Easier).
2) Using the Signals > Publish feature (More Powerful).
1) Posting Raw Text
The quickest and easiest way to post a signal will be to drop the text right into your channel chat space. The format needs to be correct though else the bot will not be able to read it.
Typical format rules include:
- Always have a full coin pair name (BTC/USD).
- Always have the Buy (or Entry) keyword present in the message.
- Always have either the Sell or Stop keywords present in the message.
- Try to avoid variations of the keywords, like S/L. Type out the word Stop instead.
- Prices in the Satoshis range can be abbreviated and will work fine, eg. 0.00030000 can be written as 30000 (with exception of rule K).
- Prices stated as 100-200 are seen as TWO entries. If a buy range is intended the addition of the word ‘zone’ needs to accompany the prices, eg. Buy zone 100-200.
- Try to minimize the usage of unicode emojis like diamond, etc.
- No need to write LONG or SHORT. Cornix will do this automatically based on the prices.
- Leverage signals need a leverage indication, with the keyword Leverage or Lev.
- A stop loss may not be above an entry for a long or below an entry for a short.
- Breakout trades can be triggered by the usage of the words ‘above or below’. eg Enter above 200-100 or Enter Below 100-200. This will wait before buying.
- Breakout trades can only have 2 prices in the entry statement as a range.
- Multiple prices can be used in one line. They will be sorted automatically based on the trade/signal direction, eg. Buy 100 300 200 400.
Below the most simplest form of a signal (leverage in this example). For non leverage signals the leverage line can be omitted.
Figure 1 : Sample Signal
Upon posting of a signal that is accepted it will immediately be transformed into the same message, but with the Follow Signal and One Click Follow buttons added (the latter depending on step 4). The follow signal button can be used by the members of the Beginner package and up to follow signals manually if they wish to control their own signal openings. (see figure 2)
Figure 2: Accepted Signal
This method is by far the quickest way to paste a signal, but also has its limitations. Some of these limitations include: No indication of intended ratio usage, risk allocation text is ignored, any trailing text added is ignored.
2) Using the Signals > Publish feature
The signals > publish feature can be accessed from the bot main menu, under the Signals section, then selecting publish (figure 3). This will give you two options: Guided and Free Text. The Guided section is much like a wizard that will guide you step by step through the signal you want to create and then finally ask you to change the prices, and after which post it to the channel.
Figure 3: Signal Publish Feature Location
Selecting the alternate option ‘Free Text’ puts you in the same position as if you were going to use the raw signal posting option in the channel, but with one major difference. Once you have posted your intended raw signal text, the bot will then follow up with a bunch of questions on how you want the signal constructed in terms of trailing on the entries, targets and stop loss, the intended risk usage as well as if ratios should be posted or not, as well as if the signal should stay open if the first target is hit until the buy area is reached. (see figure 4)
Figure 4: Free Text Publish Prompt
After a signal has been set up and accepted it will finally be posted to the channel and will look something similar to the below (figure 5).
Figure 5: An accepted signal published to the channel
Note: Only via the publish feature does the admin gain the more advanced control of the signal. These are also clearly distinguishable by the addition of the ‘published by’ text and the admin name.