So first of all, know that this applies to me just as much as it applies to you. This isn't a witch-hunt trying to call out those who use the "worst" black hat methods or do anything of that sort. It's merely a philosophical dilemma I've been trying to wrap my head around, and was hoping others could help. EDIT: This whole post is one gigantic cluster**** of ideas floating around my head right now. Try not to read into it too much. So whenever someone uses a black hat method, they cross some boundaries within business ethics some would consider "immoral", like spamming, falsely agreeing to TOS and what not. It's not anything I consider immoral and it's probably not anything you consider immoral either. However, even though those things in themselves aren't immoral, I wonder to myself if some of the underlying principles they consist of, namely deception, should really be used to profit off of other people. I feel like deception and lying shouldn't just magically become okay because it's done through a business model to people we don't know, but at the same time I feel like I'm overreacting. I can't help feeling like a hypocrite giving advice to people on BHW and answering their questions yet, in a sense, taking advantage of other people to get them to complete CPA offers that are, as we know, ripe with every level of bullshit one can imagine. I started IM about a month ago, and it's not as if I'm planning to just drop everything and leave because of this, far from it. It's not as if I'm having some "emotional turmoil" either, I'm just thinking about it healthily and philosophically. Members, I'm sure you've had to think about this one time or another. At the moment, I feel kind of hypocritical helping others out on BHW in this tab whilemy CPA bots run in the background peddling god knows what to my impressions. Anybody have anything to say? A different perspective, perhaps? Maybe I just overthink everything and next to nobody else has been through this? Any contribution would be appreciated.