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Can an old dog change his ways ? Case study?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by valwardon, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Some of you here may know me as a nice guy others may know me as the king of trouble . I have often contributed mostly quality works of art here on this forum .

    As a normal stance on things I am normally not a very newbie friendly . I am more the kind of guy you have to prove yourself to . I am hard headed and strong willed . I always insist in doing things my way even if they are the wrong way.

    In some form or another i have always liked my life like this . I have never been willing to let too many in . Most of the time I am a loner *Yeah right now you are thinking stereotypical serial killer right ?* I tend to blame bigger problems on others . Hey there are problems on the forums .. Ohh it is the newbies fault .

    Well since the last ban *I have no clue why I am back but I am* it made me realize that I can not continue to be this way and be successful . It just can not happen . Part of being successful is dependent upon your network . My network just so happens to be BHW .

    Working with some new people here it has brought me to the realization that hell I kinda need them as it is I who is really learning from them . Some of them have skills that I do not and can think up bigger ideas than just the ones that I have .

    To put this simply and to sum it up . I am sorry for being a dick . I am trying .
     
  2. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Hehe well thanks helloall . But unfortunately I do not believe that to be the solution for an attitude problem .
     
  3. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Well I've only known you as a nice guy. Nice to see you back again :)
     
  4. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks but unfortunately wakkaoaka what I speak is the truth . I am not newbie friendly and I do have an attitude problem and I am trying to work on it .

    I feel since they where kind enough to let me back in the first thing I could do was apologize for my behavior .
     
  5. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Well its good that you are trying to work on that val :) you are so right, newbies can be of some, if not a lot of use. The best way to network imo is to just be friendly and dont let early judgements get in your way.
     
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  6. flow

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    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW welcome back val :)

    It's an admirable thing to humble yourself like that. Just keep checkin' in with yourself.. when I try to change, I tend to forget I'm trying to change.... quite often lol
     
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  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    To Valwardon:

    I am sure that most people on the forum forigive you. However, there is something in your opening comments that strikes me as strange.

    You said, "Well since the last ban *I have no clue why I am back but I am* it made me realize that I can not continue to be this way and be successful . It just can not happen . Part of being successful is dependent upon your network . My network just so happens to be BHW."

    I may be reading you incorrectly, but the above comment sounds like you are more interested in people as resources than as friends.

    Real, honest to goodness friendship (with no ulterior motives) can have its subsequent advantages, but no one wants to be thought of as a resource or a tool. You might want to try to work on your social skills a bit. Try being a friend - You might just like it. :)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  8. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks wiz always the insightful one .
     
  9. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    To Valwardon:

    I am glad that you took my reply in the spirit that it was intended. Not to hurt, but to encourage you to reflect.

    Hey! . . . We are all flawed in one way or another, but hell . . we try . . . It sounds to me like you are making a real attempt at changing some things. The old dog is already beginning to show signs of a positive change. Rock on, Val! . . . You are okay in my book :)

    Your Friend - "Wiz"
     
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  10. xplicit

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    Wonder how long you will be here this round? I have no clue whats going on and really dont care, But seems like we have some ban happy folks out there, then change their minds 2 days later.

    What the hell went wrong with this place? Shit I might get banned next and I hardley come here anymore because of all the BS thats going on...