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Drama at Black Hat World...

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Diamond Damien, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    As much as I love this forum, I have been MIA for several months busy with my own 7-7 day job. I thought I could run a forum without me being an administrator and I was RIGHT. However the forum was not headed in the direction I had envisioned and had no idea what was going on in the forum itself. It has come to my attention that posts were being deleted and members banned when they should not have been and there has been a huge amount of unauthorized advertising. I have never made a dime from any of the Myspace ebooks or bit torrant ebooks sold through sticky posts and announcements on this forum. I am sorry for member posts which were deleted and the "censored" atmosphere it created. I would like to inform all members of BHW that I will be taking FULL charge of the forum again and devoting more time to see the forum running smoothly and creating a Happy Safe and FREE Black Hat environment.

    On a side not you may even be wondering why I am working at a day job at all? I think E-junkie.com summed it up best...
    "I can't tell you enough what a great resource a crappy day job is when it comes to making your dreams come true. Sure, you have to get up at 8 or 9 am and sit in a wretched cubicle, painted some kind of egg shell flavor of white or hospital blue. Yes, you question your existence on an hourly basis. Fine, the fluorescent lighting sucks your brain clean of inspiration, and probably gives you at least three kinds of cancer. Every day job I've ever had has served as my "office" for my own projects. And each day job hath served me quite well."

    So this job I have right now is a huge motivator. It gives me real world experience that I can't get from any website or forum. I use to think $10,000 - $20,000 a month was a lot of money to be making online. I was DEAD WRONG. The company I am working for has sites making $10,000 - $20,000 a day!..And they have two hundred niche e-commerce websites. Now not all of them make that amount but a good handful do and the rest come in a respectful $1000 to $6,000 a day. These web sites have shitty SEO tactics in place (No Black Hat SEO which could greatly enhance their profits) and run by recent college graduates. The company made me sign a non-disclosure agreement so I can't compete for 1 year (bastards!) and won't reveal the company name. I hope this sheds a little light into my world and as much as I dislike having a job, I'm learning more than I ever thought possible about e-commerce....and in the future I hope to share what I learn with everyone here!

    Thanks for listening

    -Dave

    www.BlackHatWorld.com
     
  2. NotMeAgain

    NotMeAgain Junior Member

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    Nice to finally have a response from your side Dave. Yeah the drama at BHW it's been going for a while, I just hope that this forum will not go in the wrong direction. It's good that you are able or have more time to manage the forum, and good luck with your day job, sound's like you really like it.
     
  3. gmail05

    gmail05 Newbie

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    I'm glad you're back. This forum has turned into a "Praise me or shut the hell up" pissing contest.
     
  4. DarkArts

    DarkArts Registered Member

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    WB Dave, looking forward for you to reveal the tricks you've learn.
     
  5. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi Registered Member

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    Well Dave:

    Glad to read the message, and I TOTALLY agree with your take of change in the forum (and your reason for the day job)... in addition to the "Praise me or shut the hell up" pissing contest" comment from gmail05.

    There are a lot of guys on this board that make serious money from BH, and many that are trying to and need honest help. This was (and still is to some extent) a place where you could get and give input, and always find help, direction and credible advice.

    A few things have been smelling like very old fish in here lately. Hope you can clean it up and freshen the odor now. It shouldn't take a lot of work.. you know where the smell is coming from and you know what to do.

    All The Best To You And Your Job
     
  6. NotMeAgain

    NotMeAgain Junior Member

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    SoupNazi - I totally agree with what you said.
     
  7. brittany46

    brittany46 Junior Member

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    GOOD! Although I might miss the drama. Maybe some of the banned can be invited back? This forum has great potential, and I have learned much.
     
  8. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for everyone's feedback. Yes the place is a bit messy and I hope to clean it up good as new! :D

    I've already invited Ruck to come back to the forums...If you think someone should be let back in please send me a pm.
    Below are the other people that were banned.

    3Motions
    antariks Blilioppp
    bnicholson2
    cunterhouse
    dripac
    jal9000
    MarketingSEO
    michelle nonim Piron333
    welcometowickedfire
     
  9. travs

    travs BANNED BANNED

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    Hurrah!!!!
     
  10. travs

    travs BANNED BANNED

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    truly...when the cat is away, the mouse will play

    wb Dave!
     
  11. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Congratulations Dave, hope to see good things happening with this forum.
    When i have discovered the forum and registered first, i was very eagerly to share ideas with the community over here, but after some time i started to have some doubts about the real purpose of the forum and this associated with some events has lead me to quit visiting the forum.
    Perhaps from now on, i will be more active.
     
  12. lukas

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    sounds good
     
  13. booman

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    Welcome back Dave...