1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Normal Registration now back open

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HaRRo, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,676
    Likes Received:
    13,447
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I have opened the doors back open again!

    So anyone can register again!

    Once we are all happy with invite only im guessing we will keep it (if/when the time comes)

    It was just a beta for the ***** spammers!
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  2. virtualv

    virtualv Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    134
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur/Internet Marketer
    Location:
    USA
    I truly think it's a good idea to keep it invite only. It's hard to trust anyone when you don't know who's out there and causing problems.
     
  3. hotwicked

    hotwicked Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    51
    I think though Harro sees the need to keep BHW expanding. Closing the doors and becoming a private club will limit the reach and longevity of this site. It also defeats the allure of becoming a donating member and Jr Vip.

    If it becomes invite only then there also needs to be open registration for those that are willing to pay a small fee to register. Not everyone will be able to know where to get an invite, and the small fee (like $1.00 or something) would weed out all the ***** problems.

    Just my newbie opinion on the matter. :)
     
  4. drstew

    drstew Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    DownUnder
    Home Page:
    I think that invite only is still a good idea. With the amount of people already on the site I think that new ideas and content will still flow freely.
     
  5. reseller mike

    reseller mike Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Home Page:
    Hi,

    Thanks. As i am a new member and been scam before i like what i see here to limit these out..

    I was invite here by a customer of ours.. I like what i see!

    Great job,
    Mike.
     
  6. keithsol

    keithsol Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    14
    i say limit it because were gtting way to big
     
  7. soniclounge

    soniclounge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    85
    I have mixed feelings about the doors being opened to the general public.

    I would have never found this place had the doors been closed and after being on other forums that are just crap. I would have been very hesitant to pay for a forum membership.

    Now that have been here and see this is one of the best places to learn. I want to close the doors and keep the information and eyes, and ears limited..

    So I don't know which one would be the best approach.
     
  8. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    358
    Hey guys there's a thread dedicated to discussing whether the forum should be open or closed, plus the poll has already been closed too :) Good Luck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  9. antx16

    antx16 Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    I think HaRRo's approach is correct if we start having problems again we will have to deal with it at that time, growth is nice because with growth becomes knowledge, and for sure lots of people who could participate would then look elsewhere.
     
  10. bevardis

    bevardis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    37
    I liked The invite only.. Too bad I didn't have invites or the page didn't work.
     
  11. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,755
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    Location:
    USA
    We aren't closing the doors to the public and/or switching to an invite-only system.

    New members are the life blood of this forum.

    The invite system is just a way for you to invite people to join BHW.

    Besides, do you really want to see people selling BHW invites on DP anytime soon?
     
  12. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,676
    Likes Received:
    13,447
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Again it will be switched if any problems like the ***** spammers comes again
    That keeps it open for friends to join in these situations and means you can invite friends at any time.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  13. indexyoursite

    indexyoursite Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    219
    Occupation:
    Day Job: Latin Lover
    Location:
    I´ll check my GPS & tell you
    I joined the forum when I saw some of the forum threads published on a h4cker blog indexed by my site. If an invitation was required to join the forum, I won't be here. No many South American in BHW, with the exception of a0rta (Brazil).:tumblewee