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Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by DupM, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. DupM

    DupM Registered Member

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    Everyone of us is probably doing many different ventures and things. This forum looks great for connecting people that can supplement each other and work/hire, joint venture. But I see right now that there are so many restrictions on this forum.

    This site I think should be making it easier for people with this common interest we all have to meet, do business together, exchange money and make money.

    I understand a lot of the regulations is for spam protection and trust and so on and so forth. But even if I am new here new here last few hours I feel like this forum is greedy. I already have advertisements on 5 different sides, I am already seeing paid posts stickied on top 20 places about the same service by different person. I assume this makes a good living and I am happy for the owners and moderators and I am happy for the people that make money advertising. But at the same time you restrict communication and you make this just a money pit website, I think it will soon die. Because people will lack the motivation to visit your site. They can just google "Proxy services" instead of going to the specific marketplace section.

    That is my personal opinion. I am not trying to offend anyone.

    I say this because during 2008 when forums were the frenzy many of them failed to survive because of this elitism.

    I am open to your criticism.
     
  2. I know SEO

    I know SEO Marketplace Mod Moderator

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    The restrictions you are facing are lifted depending on your post count and how long you have been here.

    The more you put in the more you get out.

    The forum has been around since 2006 and it's growing faster than ever, I think it will be fine.
     
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  3. DupM

    DupM Registered Member

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    I don't want to mention competitors here, but you know similar forums with millions of registered users get only in the xx number of new posts a day. Some of them completely abandoned or sold out.

    They do the same elitism thing, as you can see most posts here are low quality and attracts low quality people too. If it was easier for people to communicate, or exchange services in private I think would be much more positive thing for this forum and the quality of people it brings. Otherwise you only attract freeloaders. That is my logic
     
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    Lego Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I dont think you understand how big and active this forum actually is, BHW is one of the most active forums I have seen with tons of helpful members and posts. So stick around and you'll see
     
  5. DupM

    DupM Registered Member

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    Look the hire a freelancer section. It is dead, look at the join venture section, it is dead. The only thing active is sales thread of people saying thank you. I don't think you are being objective.
     
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    If you're unhappy with this forum then leave no one needs you here. You can go over to all BHW "Competitors" and feed yourself with shitty ebooks.
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'll address the JV section because I do some moderating there... many JVs presented do not get approved for a variety of rules regulations that are in place to protect the membership. If every request got approved it would probably be 2 1/2 times busier but the shitlist section would go off the charts busy.

    A lot of the responses that the original poster in that section are done via private messages and Skype as many posters request that.

    I am sure that the HAF section is similar in terms of responses but I don't spend much time modding in there so that is merely an educated guess.
     
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  9. FA925

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    What a whiny pile of shit you just typed.
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you put the time in then this forum is a fantastic resource for networking with like minded individuals, the resaon restrictions are there because it is also very easy for noobs to fall for BS and be scammed.

    There is no public forum that has anything like the number of members with the level of experience as BHW.

    Seriously, no other public forum can compete.
     
  11. DupM

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    I am not here to learn methods or buy ebooks. I was just point out that this place is not very good for networking, mainly just for buying and selling of services. The sections that allow for this networking to happen are highly moderated and inactive at best.

    Yes I know, same logic is "If you don't like this country/place/city/store just leave" is autistic logic of never improving. Constructive criticism is important for something to improve. This comments don't help anyone.
     
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    the 80/20 rule applies here like everywhere else. it is by you, on what you focusing.
     
  13. I know SEO

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    If you pay the $497 a year marketplace seller upgrade like the rules state you can use the marketplace as you wish and you can sell here.

    You as a none upgraded member are not supposed to be selling here, or we would end up with a forum of spammers trying to sell instead of the in depth discussions we currently have and encourage if we allowed these things.
     
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    This forum was intended for advanced marketers by the get go, at least that's what the original owner wanted. Now you can see this is not the case at all since a long time. I don't really see any trace of elitism here, only if you call rules and regulations elitism. I'm here since quite some time now and BHW was never that well regulated as it is now.

    The competitors you're referring to are mainly whack. WaFo makes money from scamming their newbies with the WSOs, DP is just pure shyte.

    When a mod says that the forum is growing like never before, i think you can believe him. Some sections aren't that active, but it's primarily a blackhat seo and general money making forum. You can check those sections, those are active or the social media section is active too.
    The JV section is not that active, because you need to get your thread approved before it can go live, so there are no bullshit threads there anymore. Big scams happened there in the past, those regulations are in place for a reason.
    The HaF section got regulated not too long ago, so regular members can't answer only VIPs, because it was only a spam fest. Now it's a lot better place. Less replies, less bullshit, a lot less chance to get scammed there.

    You just got here. I think you need more time to be able to understand how things work around here.
     
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