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Should there be a noob subforum at BHW?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by deviatus, Sep 30, 2010.

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Should there be a noob subforum at BHW?

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  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Painfully noob threads could get moved there, and noob questions could get asked there... and most importantly kept there.

    Would that make the rest of the forum a little more advanced? Everyone wants to complain about seeing threads like "What is clickbank" and "how adsense works?", and that would be one way to segregate them, and encourage better content in the main forum.
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Why have two places where noobs reside?

    Might as well keep them all in one place, like a parent never letting their child out of their site whilst playing at a playground.
     
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    I think it would help the noobs as well. Some people might be more apt to help them if it was in a section just for that.
     
  4. matt1972

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  5. MaxWeber

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    I also have a very serious suggestion about this.
    In fact, I have had the following thoughts for some time, and
    I would love to see as much input as possible from a wide range of members,
    In all levels which they perceive themselves at present....
    A sort of Black Hat University type of thing I guess....

    In terms of what may be best learning experience,
    it is often better to "group" people together,
    in both like mindedness AND
    crucially skill set and ability / level of competence.
    (after all it is what brought you to this forum in the first place)

    That is why IMHO, it would be beneficial to ALL members
    that there would be 3 levels on BHW.....for example...

    Basic / Beginners level:
    For people in IM for less than 6 months
    and / or members of BHW for less than 3 months.

    Intermediate Level:
    For people in IM more than 6 months but less than 12 months
    and / or members of BHW for more than 3 months but less than 6 months.

    Advanced Level:
    For people in IM more than 12 months but less than 24 months
    and / or members of BHW for more than 6 months but less than 12 months.

    Of course, then you could add more levels such as Elite Level:
    For people in IM more than 24 months
    and / or members of BHW for more than 12 months.

    Also, parallels should be drawn for status within BHW, e.g. Junior VIP section etc...

    However, we will also need to allow our members to thrive in a particular skill set....
    and what I mean is that someone could perhaps be a first class at techie skills,
    but third class at marketing and business skills, and vice versa.

    To address this issue, we could think along the lines of modern education in the classroom. i.e.
    aged 5 -11 primary / junior school
    aged 11 - 18 secondary / intermediate level
    aged 18 + tertiary education in University or college etc...

    After all, pupils in a school (say aged 12), will not have the same
    Business acumen / skill set as those in final year at University.
    However, those pupils at aged 12, will generally perform better and learn a lot quicker
    Whilst studying with their peers, rather than something which is completely over their head.

    So, in that regard, it would be MUCH BETTER to group our membership in the manner in which I outlined above, whilst still allowing access to all the other levels, subject to what the individual thinks that he/she may be aspiring to, and to what resources and options are available to them at any given time.

    For example, in terms of the search facility section, and in the download section in particular, we could either colour code the [GET] shares as, for example:
    Green for Basic / Beginners level:
    Blue for Intermediate Level:
    Red for Advanced Level:
    Yellow for Elite level, and so on.

    If the colour coding is an issue, then we should strive to try for the
    B for Basic,
    I for Intermediate,
    A for Advanced
    And E for Elite etc...

    This will more quickly distinguish the level of competency required, and will serve to motivate members to "graduate" from a lower level to a higher level, thus being more profitable in quicker time frame.

    I apologise for this rather lengthy suggestion,
    but it is one which I feel could be very beneficial
    and more practical and more productive for ALL OUR MEMBERS.

    Finally, although the above is just a "template" of what could be facilated, I would not appear to be arrogant enough to say that it had to be done this way, so some sort of variation on this theme could - and IMHO should - be explored.


    Many thanks for taking the time to read this long post, and please offer your comments below.