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10 tips for getting the most out of your time on BHW

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ste Fishkin, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm sure that others have noticed this also, but lately we seem to have had an influx of mental, bizarre and crazy threads from new members.

    As I've been on this forum for nearly 6 years now I've decided that without doubt, I am the most qualified one of you to give them a guide on how to make the most out of their time here.

    BHW is a fucking wonderful place, it's a unique mixture of legit millionaires and future CEO's to people who think they have telekinetic powers and dogs who date their hair dressers. There is no where like it on the internet, it's why they can't get rid of me despite 20+ infractions.

    So here are my 10 tips. Feel free to add your own below if you think I missed something.

    1. Learn to search
    BHW is many years old, it has 1+ million members and 100's of millions of posts. The chances are that if you are new to IM/SEO people have probably asked every question you can think of before. Before you post a basic question please consider using the search page like so.

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    Internal searches sometimes don't work, another tactic to find the content you need is to use google itself. A search like this will bring back only results on blackhatworld.com

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    I'm not saying it's bad to ask questions or post threads... but if you're asking day 1 noobie stuff then you're just going to save every ones time and get quicker answers if you search first.

    If you live in 2017 and you don't know how to Google simple information, fuck you.

    2. Check dates before you reply
    If you are going to search for content before posting a thread, good for you. But for the love of god please don't post in a thread from 2010.

    If you are new to forums they work by keeping fresh content at the top of each sub-forum. If you post in a thread from way back in time you're just going to annoy people and the chances are that the OP from 2008 is not here anymore to even answer your question.

    If you have read a thread and still have questions, try reading a few more threads. If you are still stuck go ahead and make a new thread. Please don't ask the guy from 2009 how he unbanned his youtube channel because he's probably not going to see the post...

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    3. Don't be an asshole
    Being a dickhead on the internet is very easy, we're all capable of it and you are not proving anything by showing everyone how much of a dickhead you can be.

    I promise you, my inner dickhead is much more powerful than yours.

    4. Read more, post less
    If you're posting for the sake of posting something or to boost post count, please just fucking stop. Post count doesn't mean shit no matter what @proxygo says. Spam posts are shit and they will probably get you banned by a mod.

    Also, keep in mind spam is not repetitive posts over and over. If you post "ok thanks", "thanks for this post", "thank you OP", "hey can we talk on skype?" guess what... you're still a spammer. These are low quality crap posts and they will not get you anywhere on BHW.

    If you are going to actually chase a metric on BHW and that's something you need or want to do for for "thanks". They are much harder to get and way more satisfying.

    5. Respect the elders
    If you are lucky enough to have established members helping you, answering questions or giving you advice please do not question them or treat them like shit. It's just rude...

    Being on here for a number of years is no big deal and does not mean you get special treatment either.

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    6. This is not a dating forum
    I don't know why but a number of members seem to think BHW exists for dating advice?

    It's a fucking SEO forum mate.

    If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son, but I got 99 problems and a bitch ain't one.

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    Alternatively, if you're going to tell people to read PUA books you're just as much of a nob as the people with girl problems.

    7. People are not stupid
    If you're joining BHW with an agenda, we will notice.

    If you're trying to pretend to be a $,$$$,$$$ a year CEO IM Gurutard, again we will know.

    The detective skills of @Asif WILSON Khan will scare you.

    8. Mods don't exist to piss you off
    I've seen a lot of newer members talking shit about mods, bad move.

    These people give up their free time to make BHW work, without them it would be a forum full of spammers, scammers, idiots and more.

    BHW would not exist without people looking after us... Let's be honest, we can't be trusted, most of us are nuts.

    If you're upset that @BassTrackerBoats removed your post or @Zwielicht found your second account send a message to support.blackhatworld.com or PM an Admin like @Apricot

    Don't start a thread like a prick.

    Also see my don't be an asshole rule.

    9. Give something back before you promote anything
    If you're here to sell you latest instagram tool or promote your SMM panel, it's not going to go well.

    Do it properly through the marketplace or you're just going to piss of the user base you desperately need.

    @BassTrackerBoats summed this up perfectly here.

    Grow your reputation/name here before you sell. I've spent $1000's on products just because I like the user and I'm sure people have bought my products just because they like me.

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    10. Read the rules
    Each section has a sticky post displaying special rules for that sub-forum. Read it.

    The forums ToS and General rules are in the footer, available on every page. Again, fucking read it.

    I hope this helped you all be better people and members of BHW, if it stops 1 person being stupid it's worth it.

    Thanks
     
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  2. elavmunretea

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    What is this? T0mmy2.0?
     
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  3. davids355

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    Reported. This post is too sensible your account has clearly been hacked.
     
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  7. Ste Fishkin

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    Only for Rand, babe!
     
  8. KHer0

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    I can't believe my eyes, there is definitely something wrong with the account! Are u OK? Going to die?

    On other note, this a hell of a thread and the forum should find a way to force new members to read it :)

    Seems like an impressive concluded list of this forum problems
     
  9. proxygo

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    post count means jack on bhw its tthe person you are, how u interact with people
    having some form of manners, not being rude to people all the time
    also about not just being out for yourself means helping people when there stuck
    and being a genuine seller offering what u list not delivering crap.
    without truth/honesty/reliability/ the member is nothing.
    im out.
     
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  10. elavmunretea

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    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/11k-and-thankyou.929267/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/10k-club.893616/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/almost-9-years.885477/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/just-hit-9k-posts-yay.864309/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/5-yrs-7k-posts-still-rocking-bhw.628998/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/6k-posts-i-missed-that-one.573660/
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/5000-posts-1-million-views.540632/
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    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/3k-posts-today-woohoo.418002/


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    he is back
     
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    I find this post to be offensive. BHW is where I met the love of my life @alwaysinvisible
     
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    lol yeah it's clear that post count doesn't matter :p
     
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    So my fan fiction became real? OTP?
     
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    100% confirmed by me. I don't think AI is completely aware of it, but that comes with time.
     
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    Another copy + paste.
     
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    celebrating how far one has come over almost 10 years does not mean thats all they
    are here for. and actually if u bother to read those threads, most are about thanking
    the community and its people for the friends made, opportunities it has provided
    and a thanks for the help along the way. with respect u pointed out 8 posts in just
    over 9 years not 6 months, hardly constitutes being hung up on it.
    fact ide say the people who also post about it must also be if i am as you say.
    anyways , im out dinner ready. its also become a running joke for couple of years
    which is why i do it, as i no every year same old people troll it.
     
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  19. Ste Fishkin

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    Are you serious?

    Don't ruin my thread.

    You were putting 200 posts a week into the introduction forum at one point... were you just really excited to welcome people or were you trying to catch apricot when she shut 1000's of marketplace threads and beat your post count?
     
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  20. proxygo

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    actually both me and bart use to welcome alot of people to bhw
    but being over friendly something your not accustomed to is kinda
    frowned upon if done to much, anyways if i was to add up how many
    of my threads u have trashed/insulted me on over the years my being
    polite in 1 of yours leaves me miles behind how many times it has
    been done to me, but on bhw your rudeness crudeness has gotten
    you many friends and many likes so ill leave u2 it. and if u took away
    my intro welcomes wouldnt even take me down by 1k. and for almost 10 years
    thats nothing . proxygo out.
     
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