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Rambling ...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ibeefaaa, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Ibeefaaa

    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    When I first joined BHW in 2010 I remember there was a lot of concentrated value shared, either by way of
    pure knowledge , methods and/or different tools to help IMers in their jurneys
    and in every 3rd thread or so you could read and learn something new and useful.
    The feeling that I had at that time when I was logging in to BHW was like a kid who's allowed to sit at the same table
    with his dad's friends while they are talking adult stuff.
    I was just reading and reading and seeing people asking a Q and 2,3 others saying "keep reading!" "use the search function! etc" so I
    was reading and reading and trying to understand what do people mean by "doing SEO" and script, WP, organic and type in traffic etc.

    There were guys like oxonbeef, ericsson, abstroose, BassTrackerBoat and many others seo20,wannabie,yukinari, GreyWolf ...(these are just
    a few of them so please don't get offended if you don't see your name here, you know who you are) that were bringing real value to this forum and
    I hardly see any posts from them lately. I wonder if these guys are now retired IM millionaires and are living on some sunny islands sipping cocktails OR
    maybe they just think this forum has become too much of a mess for them ...

    For someone who is trying to learn IM these days is just so damn hard to dig through all the random stuff to find something useful...
    if at any given time you go on the home page there are at least a handful of threads titles ending in "?" and in almost any popular/sales thread
    are post like "Sorry but what are these good for ?"
    Don't get me wrong, everyone was a newbie at some point and everyone has to learn
    but all these threads "what is blah blah?" "where is XYZ ?" are clogging the forum and dilute the value too much.
    For newbies who want to learn IM, pretty soon BHW may become like *****, a nice place to be in but hard to find anything useful in it.

    Rambling stops here.
     
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  2. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    BlackhatWorld it's not what it used to be a few years back.
    Now,it's one of the biggest internet marketing forums,and the same valuable information can't be shared that easily anymore else the methods becomes saturated too easily.
    The old goldies are still there,and thous "goldies" made us succeed in IM,so "keep reeding" :D
     
  3. Ibeefaaa

    Ibeefaaa Regular Member

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    I agree but this doesn't mean it can't be more organized ...
    Since this forum has became so big it could have some kind of Q&A section (similar to Yahoo Answers) where
    any member can ask anything related to IM and users who post useful answers can be rewarded with thanks/reps.
    Another idea is to make an "IM abbreviations" thread where anyone who wants to help can go in that section and
    make posts like
    "SEO = Search Engine Optimization"
    "WP = WordPress"
    etc ...
    and the posts from these threads to not appear on the home page or when you click 'New Posts". To go to that section
    you should have to click a link or a banner that says "Want to ask something ? Click here!"

    This way things can get more organized for newbies who are in search for something and for anyone else.
     
  4. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Holy hell, there already is a main thread about abbreviations...did you even browse the forum?

    The noobs now have it so incredibly easy, you have no idea. It's why no one shares information anymore.

    There are so many aggregation/compilation threads now that there weren't before. You're completely ignoring the contributions by gtreeoutsourcing and the others. Honestly, the threads that are stickied now make it insulting that anyone has a problem creating a thriving business.

    I honestly cannot believe the irony here, I don't know whether to be pissed, sad, or laugh.

    In the past 2 years, the community has catered to the lowest common denominator. And the bar keeps getting lowered. Everything new members need has been PUT TOGETHER INTO SINGLE THREADS. When people tell you to search now, it isn't even searching. Amazing amounts of work have been done to make your lives easier, and you don't even notice it. This is why you see things getting worse, not because of them, but because of people like you.

    edit: You know what happened? You guys have it so easy starting now that giving people methods and making things easier has become more like giving someone fish instead of teaching someone how to fish. Think about that.

    ....this thread might be a troll now thinking about it...
     
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  5. Invoker

    Invoker Regular Member

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    probably the viewpoint of 95% of ppl who come here who ammount to nothing. like srsly, if you cant type "method" into the search bar, even a dayjob might be extending your limits