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Does Anyone Else Find Old Method Threads on BHW and Reminisce About Their Start in IM?

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  1. turbopugsleylx

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    Every now and again I must admit that I go on this good ol days kick.....find some old 4-5 year old threads....many of them with methods that are worth their weight in gold even today if u adapt them. But mostly when I read these threads I flash back to the good ol days when I got started in IM in 2008....seeing the old threads that were "hot" in their day brings back a bit of nostalgia in me that's hard to describe....not in a sad way but in a good way. Kinda like the same feeling one would get from visiting the run down house that they were living in where "it all got started" for their lives financially...

    Anyone else (especially vets) do this from time to time?
     
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    Whenever I look at the CPA section, all I think about are all the free ipods/paypal money/games/cameras I won by collecting people to complete those free trial offers for me. (A LOT of those sites were completely legit)

    I remember seeing sites shut down after I got a few free gifts and payments from them. Shame that their business model wasn't able to succeed if the people doing those trial offers actually completed the requirements. lol @ the plan of making money from assuming most people wouldn't follow through with the rules they set.

    It was scam-central, and all I and others did was follow the rules and succeed.

    I wonder if I shut down anyone's site/wallet here from getting so much free $$$$ for next to nothing. So much 'free' stuff.
     
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    When I see sites like cashcrate or points2shop it reminds me of when I was 15 and started getting interested in IM.
     
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    When I look back it reminds me of some of the old characters that used to be on BHW.
    Solid methods, real discussions, and a real sense of camaraderie.
    There were hardly any "spoon feed me" threads and we all knew if we tried and failed it was
    just part of the learning curve.
    They were adventurous times.
     
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  5. turbopugsleylx

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    Back in those days it seemed like everybodies A-game getting started in IM was either CSing, Ewhoring, Anything CL related, or Link/Adsense Farms. Makes today's stuff look like white hat pussycat.
     
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    Question is how do we get back to this sense of camaraderie like it was in the oldin days?
     
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    I think about the old BHW "top dogs" who were around when I first went "black hat" and wonder where they are today.
     
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    I miss mugshots. :(
     
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    LMAO! I pray you are just trolling.

    Even tho that guy was full of shit, his idea actually came to life when a bunch of us BHW guys got together in 2012. For some of us it was like Hangover The IM Geek Edition.
     
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    Now I cant recall mugshots....who was he? I got on the scene in 2008
     
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    Mugshots was this guy who wanted to sponsor a nascar team and if they won he had promised to take 50 members from BHW to Vegas. This happened somewhere around 2011 if I am not wrong. How could you have missed mugshots lol?
     
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  12. turbopugsleylx

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    I don't recall him.....some of the old vets I remember, but not sure if they are still around are guys like cypionate, yukinari, coyoteassasin, SnowWhite, Marusia, Essentialclicks, Hitman,Whiskerbiscuit...theres other on the tip of my tongue...but can't recall them...
     
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    Too bad I didn't find Blackhatworld until almost a year ago.
    Reminiscing on beginnings are still something I enjoy, even in personal life. One day all of us will be spoken of in memories...I wonder what they'll say. :)
     
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    Haha I was. Mugshots' thread was some good fun for a couple of days, though :D
     
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    I remember the good Ol days tuning into Howie Scwartz on his videocasts trying to sell the latest Black Hat SEO wares.....I wonder what that old cat is up to these days!