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A Word to the Wise: Approaching other forums, such as Warriors ...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sinewave, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Don't go in on a rampage posting 25 times within a few hours without taking some time to do some basic, rudimentary market research. Don't drive in with forklift loads of your product and affiliate links at open throttle without expecting some blowback.

    Remember that each community has its own rhythm and language. Traditional market research, even subtlety, goes a long way in such cases.
     
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  2. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I quit visiting Warrior Forum/DP for the most part, but I have noticed that a ton of people would just create accounts and spam spam spam to get their post count up so they could look like they were legit and start selling crap.

    Most of these comments looked like posts that said "yep, I totally agree" or "yes, I would do that" and offers no real value to the community. While I'll admit, these communities are not the brightest of the bunch and sometimes makes me wonder why they're allowed to breathe.. but at least when you're making a new account or trying to look reliable on these forums, offer some value and post a response at least more than half a sentence.
     
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  3. Zeprokon

    Zeprokon Newbie

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    The one thing that you want to do when
    you visit a forum is contribute quality content,
    and actually help people.

    It's good to give back. Really. It is.

    Plus, if you want to sell "cool stuff" to people
    you want those potential buyers to think that
    you are cool, too.

    Why?

    Well, good karma is awesome, but this way
    you will sell more stuff. It's really that simple,
    and people really do over look the obvious,
    so they miss the money.

    Help people, create a cool product, and not
    just a PDF loaded down with stuff you found
    on the Google Adwords help page, and you
    can create some real value in the life of another
    person..and make super huge profits at the same
    time.

    Just my thoughts.

    Zeprokon
     
  4. nonchessguy

    nonchessguy Registered Member

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    Yup.

    (post count +1)


    Ok, that was a joke but maybe there should be some sort of a feedback score for each post. Perhaps just a pass/fail? Did the post pass or fail to meet a basic quality. You could call it an intent score and everybody that reads it could vote.

    I know what you're thinking...
    "Aren't we all going to have to wear eyeball tracking helmets to make sure the article is read before each vote?"

    Yes. But we have to fix the Interwebs because they're broken.