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Another Jr VIP Sponsorship and the Winner is.....

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by volund, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    While starting my taxes a couple of weeks ago I noticed that I had a pretty good year last year and part of it was due to some good ideas I picked up here at BHW To give back a bit I decided to sponsor somebody for a Jr VIP spot. After a bunch of nominations and looking at more posts and threads than I had planned on I finally choose a winner.

    gregstereo

    Just sent him the money for the first year of a two year sponsorship.

    Going to have some more stuff as well going forward. The sponsorship thread gave me a couple of good ideas on how to help some people out.


    Richard
     
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  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Great but why the need to start a second thread on the same topic to pat yourself on the back, get thanks and rep for sending someone $100?
     
  3. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    Really???

    If that was my goal all I would need to do is post a bunch of free crap in the download section and it would not cost me anything and I would have all the thanks and rep I wanted.

    I actually sent a PM to Pofecker so I could pay it directly and when he did not respond I communicated with two people who had already done this and both of them said sending him the money directly and posting it in the open forum was the way to go.
     
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  4. Madruga

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    Nice thing to do, OP!
     
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  5. heiska

    heiska Junior Member

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    Oh shut up, you're just jelly.
     
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  6. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Lol, are you jealous ? :p

    Beny
     
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  7. Envyliciouz

    Envyliciouz BANNED BANNED

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    Great job, volund! You really deserve rep and thanks, don't look at what others talk lol. The thing when you dare something is to make that needy person happy, not the opinion of others.

    Again, congrats.

    later edit: ahh, to bad I can't PM you. :damnit1:
     
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  8. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Hi and first off thanks to volund for this sponsorship and to the other members who felt I was a good candidate for it. It was quite the surprise to me and I really appreciate it and want to make that known publicly. BHW was the first BH forum I got into, and so it holds a special meaning to me. Many of the members here are true inspirations (WizGizmo, Yukinari84, proxygo, sweetfunny, andreyg13, meathead1234, loopline, GreyWolf, BTB, and apekillape are the first few who come to mind, there are others and my apologies for not thinking of them off the top of my head). volund is on my list as well now - not because he chose me, but because he gave something back to the community.

    volund is not karma whoring or anything like that, I think he just wanted to announce the winner of the sponsorship so everyone would be aware of it (and perhaps hopefully to inspire others to think about ways to give back). Over my time here, I've tried to give back myself by offering things to people, and by helping newbies out. The things I've done were small (to me any way) but you never know what kind of plant a seed you lay will turn into. As I learned early on from Wiz, we don't blackhat each other, and we were all noobs at one time.

    Also volund makes an excellent point about how he (or anyone else) could just up a tonne of crap into the download section to get instant karma...and we've seen how that has worked out in some member's cases (*cough* mogol *cough).

    Obviously I could be accused of bias since I'm the recipient of his kindness, but anyone who really knows me around here knows I don't pussy foot around about such things.

    Any way, many thanks again to volund and the community here.
     
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  9. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    even though me and greg haven't spoken in a long
    time, ille always be great full 2 yrs ago when greg bought
    and payed for my dogs urn and mailed it to the uk and wouldn't
    except payment till it got here.. so my response is a simple 1
    good choice, help full guy. who no's i may even get a pm lolz.
    congrats. proxygo - jammo -
     
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  10. meinewelt

    meinewelt Junior Member

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    anyone willing to share his girlfriend?
     
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  11. bk071

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  12. transam7410

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    First I see your negativity in bobbyloves thread and now this one? What's your problem?
     
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    Wow i coulda sworn gregstereo already was a JR vip! Well congrats on the JR Vip and volund that was very nice of you
     
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    Well deserved. Good choice. Welcome greg.
     
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  15. drogon

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    Yeah and thanks for the neg rep LOL!
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Ok, i will just go sit in the corner for a while! :)
     
  17. Rajthepositivelife

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    Good job OP !! :)

    Welcome to the club Greg !
     
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  18. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your choice couldn't have been better OP. A very helpful member of the community was chosen in gregstereo.

    Congrats greg.. and +rep to the OP
     
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  19. John.Roberts63

    John.Roberts63 Newbie

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    youre just jealous bro
     
  20. MaxWeber

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    I 100% agree redtide, and you expressed it very well.

    @gregstereo
    "but anyone who really knows me around here knows I don't pussy foot around about such things".
    actually as an independant observer, please be assured that I, as well as many others here in BHW, do indeed value your input, as well as though contributions from the top people you have mentioned in your post, (and others besides... blackhit, bigbuddy,Peter2002 etc...) this is where the TRUE AND REAL value of BHW lies, if only members absorb your combined content and posts, and actually DO something, instead of being negative etc...

    In fact, the way I deal with negativity is simply to totally and completly ignore them - thus not giving any oxygen to feed off their own insecurities and negativity.

    Congratulations and well done.
    +reps to OP as well.
     
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