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Executive VIP Ideas

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HaRRo, May 27, 2009.

  1. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    OK, so for a while the Executive VIP lounge has not had any recent members.

    Now what i want is ideas on how you think we should bring people in and when we should kick them out.

    Give me your suggestions and im sure if they are good we will use them.

    At the minute its basically another VIP needs to nominate you in and the rest vote if the majority of the votes is high the user gets in.

    But the question is how would you do it what are your ideas?

    Your forum you decide ! :p
     
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  2. r00t

    r00t Regular Member

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    Well, basically the new VIP should be a valuable asset to the forum. Helping the members and coming up with good ideas and sharing them should be a positive point.

    If you want to already have some nominees for the VIP place, my vote goes to Gimme4Free.
    Really helpful guy, always prompt to help! A+ member!
     
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  3. madinaz

    madinaz BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    This may be a dumb idea but maybe we should open up a contest for Jr. Vip's that whoever puts up the most original noob friendly method will win their way into the VIP. It would help out the noobs and give us an idea on how their mind works at the same time. Maybe put a vote up in the VIP after 30-60 days on what method was the best and that person gets in. I'm sure a lot of JR vips would be motivated by the chance of getting in the vip
     
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  4. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Not a dumb idea at all madinaz, could possibly work we shall see :D The only downside to this is it would be hard to keep track who didnt cut and paste something or other.
     
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    Maybe i'm out of place here but I'd deff say Thisoldhats posts and his free ebooks have helped me a ton. I'm sure it has deff benefited a lot of others as well.
     
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    premiumsource Senior Member

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    You could list all Jr. VIP members in a poll and then let people decide who should be a new Executive VIP. You could do this once a month and pick one or two with the most votes.
     
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    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Harro it will be better if you atleast decide the "Nominees". It will be easy to give votes from our end. Anyhow this is just a request.
     
  8. madinaz

    madinaz BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    True but if they copied an idea completely I'm sure somebody would point it out. With as many members as we have somebody should have seen it somewhere else. Really it should be original ideas or a major spin on an old idea. Maybe make a stipulation if your caught cheating you get a ban. Really would help those who are stuck trying to find a method out and opens the forum up for an influx of ideas
     
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    blackhat+er Regular Member

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    I agree with Root, gimmie4free comes off with very unbias point of view on a lot of product reviews too.
     
  10. enrikole

    enrikole BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Madinaz,Yeah so something like out of the box method , yet really simple to use. That would be really good for the whole forum really. Everyone would benefit from the methods. So definitely a great way of motivating to post useful stuff.

    I also like premiumsource idea about all the jr vips being listed and then voted. I do think that VIP's themselves should also have a word though. So maybe a mixture of normal members voting , but final also the person should be approved by certain number of VIP's.

    Or what about this: Person has to be nominated by a VIP, in order to be considered. And then there will be a poll posted to either in JrVip or normal lounge and if the person gets a certain % of YES , he will be put through.
     
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  11. SEO20

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    We all remember a post some time ago where $5000 where promised to the person with the best idea if he had the money to take it to the next level.

    I like the base idea in that. That you have to come up with something new - that could benefit others and some kind of voting. But voting is also connected to who and how many you know in here. Hey maybe it's not even a bad thing :)

    Why not have several VIP's in different areas- VIP in CS, VIP in Adwords, VIP in CPA - etc?
     
  12. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

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    any kind of competition to test the minds of jr vips would work. one per month with one winner. and for exec vip some sort of test every three months, you fail ur bk to jr vip.
     
  13. godmonkee

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    Take the rep system of everyone and give it jnr vips, and then take the best 3 with rep at the end of the month, and then let everyone vote on who becomes the next executive vip, instead of giving thanks give rep, to help jnr vips get a chance in winning the new status

    Or just pic 3 names out of hat every month and let everybody vote, then at least everyone has the same chance of becoming vip, if you screw up once during this time, you lose the right to be exec vip for at least 6 months until you prove yourself worthy aga
     
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  14. Jagged55

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    Original methods are awesome and are more than welcome of course but sometimes people taking the time to hold the hand of others with an older method really goes a long way...especially if the hand holding is done by Execs. It would be nice if whoever gets bumped up takes the time to post some detailed threads that teach people how to do stuff start to finish...like some of the autoblog threads. I think a lot of members old and new benefit from that sort of thing (whether they like to admit it or not).

    Some of the Execs are rarely even seen around here. A couple times I have even looked at a name and thought "who the hell is this guy"? If a Jr. VIP knows his shit and has 1,000+ posts already, you know he is going to be active in the open forum. That is an asset to everyone. We can nominate members or you guys can but I think that the final decision has to be left to the existing Execs.

    As far kicking them out goes, tell them that they aren't here to make money off of the other members. I'm not sure of the stats but it seems that most get the boot for scamming members etc.
     
  15. enrikole

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    Im not sure if everyone should have that chance. I think the people who genuinely deserve it , should have the chance. And by that I mean, they are not rude and flame noobs, they try to help, they look after others, they treat others respectfully, they dont break rules, and work well in a team.

    So something like that. Bit like thisoldhat said: If members contribute, the deserve the status. There's a dozen people on BHW that I could check off right now who genuinely contribute to the forums.
     
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    Still like the competition element - to squeeze something extra out of people. FORCE people to think outside the box, which people often don't.
     
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  17. godmonkee

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    I think competitions are always fun, and it's fun to see what people do, I love some of the stuff people come up with.
     
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  18. enrikole

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    i think the idea of competition was there so that would motivate people to post helpful methods etc. But yeah, I quess the downside is that one could potentially stop sharing after he is VIP.

    But if one gets a vote if he is helpful and contributes, then that will result in a same thing really.It will natrually motivate people to share and be helpful. Thus no need for comp really...but big part of getting in or not would still be being UBER helpful and sharing methods.
     
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    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Something else to consider is that there is a wide variety of skillsets amongst the membership here.

    Some are great designers / pagebuilders
    Some are great programmers
    Some are great marketers
    Some are terrific at infrastructure
    Some can create new methods out of "thin air"
    etc., etc., etc.,.... But all share in doing things to make bank....

    I would think that Exec VIP should be comprised of a number of people that have a mix of strengths so that the overall composition of the group is balanced. Having a bunch of web designers with no programmers or marketers obviously would not work as well as having a group of people who are diverse in their particular areas of strength. Therefore bringing a strength greater than the individual members.

    Finding them is easy.. Decide to make some decisions and review their posts.

    And no, I didn't say it would be easy.
     
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  20. platinvm

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    Right now if we did the voting thing, there would be 2 or 3 people that would get all the votes **Cough* Gimme4free ** Thisoldhat ** Yukinari84 ** Cough** Then after them it would be Davejug, enrikole, berrycorp, Valwardon..etc I can remember everybody off hand.

    P.S. HaRRo when is the competition for this month going to happen? you said it would happen in 15 days, 17 days ago.
     
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