I rarely rant, but after being a lurker here for quite a bit before signing up for an account, I have this to say: I am sick and tired of the following ● How to ...PBN relatedupdate ● Omygod SEO is dead/new algo paranoia update paranoia ●Please help me make $5/10/20/50/100 a day ●Massplaner is dead ●Do PBN posts still work ●How can I rank first page(followed by dumb replies/advice about high DA backlinks and pbn ●I want to rank fast but only with whitehat(oxymoron) ●Help, FB/insta/AdSense mass ban ●Newbies that don't even Google the terms “keyword research"/ “Local SEO” before coming here to ask if they can make money or rank first page if they don't know much about SEO whatever happened to quality sharing and posts about how to optimize your website for conversions, case studies, analytics data settings to improve how your site converts, proper methodology of backlinkng or even sharing examples of well written articles and imagery? now its all "my journey to $xxx a day" and the thread goes dead before the domain registration expires. I miss the good old BHW. I hate how many trolls and idiots give genuinely naive newbies stupid advice like:" to rank in local listings you need 200 backlinks and social signals".newbies For fucks sake, these newbies are naive and can't tell the difference and yet a lot of us here still persist in trying to look smart by giving shit advice that may cost the newbie a chunk of their starting capital. If you think I'm over reacting, we had a guy yesterday asking about the good ol' PayPal money generator. Think about it, there are a lot of newbies here that are from less well off countries and they are genuinely trying to see if making a dollar online is truly indeed possible in order to improve their quality of life. I'd say that at least 80% of the lurkers and new members belong to this demographic because we are already in the age of the gig economy. I also hate how some here don't even bother with the customary stupid advice and go straight for the jugular with "yes mate, we can help you with this. Pm me for discussion." Its just maddening to see how far this once great treasure trove of knowledge has fallen. I'm not going to apologize for the rant. I realized I had to say something after reading a post yesterday by Sherbert Hoover that was really informative and thought provoking to an extent. It made me reminisce of the days where gold like that was every where all over this forum. I'm not sure if there is a much better variety of content in the V.I.P area, but the free area in general has just gone to shit if I may say so. alright, rant over. Back to work,you slackers.