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In developing a workable screen there needs to be a way of testing the success of the screen. The Mechanical Investing board has done a lot of work in this area.

http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=26494565&bid=100093

Jamie Gritton has developed a testing engine @
http://www.backtest.org/

Then entry level Mechanical Investing Board is called Foolish Worshop but currently does not have much activity. You could look at the old post to sense the ancient history of developing screens.

http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=26489657&bid=100136

Also the "Weekend Reveiw" people using Investors Business Daily have done a lot of work in developing screens. Their group is @
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/werresearcher/

This is the backtest engine for the "WER" people
http://www.tradesim.info/

I hope this gives you some answers.
May God Bless
Bob
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