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Anyone notice the trend of begging lately?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by keith, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. keith

    keith Junior Member

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    I've had a bunch of people over the past couple weeks beg me for XRumer databases, XAS files, free help, etc.

    I don't mind giving some basic tips, this one guy who hit me up on Skype today was pretty cool, I explained how to use self learning to him, he had originally asked about my captcha service and I felt he could gain more by using the learning system/XAS. He didn't ask for any hand outs.


    But general, nearly a good 20% of people messaging me on Skype lately seem to just be begging for stuff, anyone else getting this a lot more lately or is it just me?
     
  2. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    Same here, and whats worse is ppl asking via PM, getting lengthy answers and then dont bother to say "thx", "I love you" or whatever... Really annoying.

    Btw, which one is your captcha service? Will need shortly
     
  3. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Solution: Remove the Skype icon and only share your Skype with select members.

    "Wiz"
     
  4. keith

    keith Junior Member

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    @Captcha Question:
    It currently only supports XRumer and is pretty new, PM me or skype keith.neely if you're still interested. Not sure what bot you are using.

    @Rest of reply
    Yeah, in general if people PM me with a vague question I ignore it or link to justf*ckinggoogleit com (yeah, * is a u)

    People need to figure out that it either takes a lot of work to make money, a lot of creativity to make money, or both to make a lot of money. Otherwise, suck it up like the rest of the world and punch the clock for 60+ hrs starting out.
     
  5. keith

    keith Junior Member

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    Meh, my Skype is everywhere, it's not a problem with form of media, Skype was just an example.

    I get it on AIM, Skype, PM, Yahoo, heck even got a phone call once to my business number about it.

    More or less wondering why people are starting to do this more often, not complaining that they can get my contact details :p
     
  6. juansheano

    juansheano Newbie

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    A lot of pple just except free stuff. Nothing new
     
  7. xiphre

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    This is for our own softs so we need an API. Anyways, I will contact you later :)
     
  8. buddyduck53

    buddyduck53 Newbie

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    Times are tough, people are nervous. WAY too nervous IMO. I'm guessing that this is what's causing them 'brain blocks' on a grand scale, which in turn makes them too nervous/stressed to even think straight - let alone "look something up" for themselves! Some in your place would even interpret it as being lazy...stress affects everyone I guess.
     
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    I dont even have a ton of posts but I posted a few really quality answers and I have been getting lots of PM's asking for free help about stuff that should be covered in the forum if you do a basic search.
     
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    It´s the recession dude.

    Or maybe the exodus from digital point.


    Reminds me of resident evil games from the 90´s. Watch out for the zombies guys.
     
  11. Napolean

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    Nothing new, recession or not. The more approachable/available you make yourself, the more people you will get asking for handouts.

    I learned this lesson years ago, and rarely do people give anything back in return. Thats not something to be upset about, its just something to consider when you decide to be generous.

    Most people are willing to do the tedious things you hate in return for you to do what is impossible for them to do themselves.

    So, if you have a peice of software they cant afford/dont want to buy/dont want to learn to use, but you hate writing the ads, getting proxies, other resources, ect. You can build a team by delegating the tedious work you dont want to do in return for running the software for them on your end.