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Sick of seeing people grabbing giveaways without saying thank you - stop being selfish!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Trepanated, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    BHW is a great community - it's full of knowledgeable and generous people who are always willing to help others.

    That's no more apparent than in the giveaway section. Every day there are people kind and generous enough to give things away for free.

    They do so because they want to help the community, sometimes to give a helping hand to people who perhaps can't afford to take that first step.

    And it takes them time, effort and often money to be so generous.

    So when I see dozens, sometimes hundreds of people jumping in those threads, so quick to grab the freebie and avail themselves of someone's generosity, it really winds me up when so few of them can even be arsed to say thank you.

    In the last few days I've seen at least 2 giveaways with over 100 people wanting the freebie and less than 10 of them giving thanks. One of them was almost at 200 replies and just 20 thanks.

    It's selfish and it's wrong.

    Seriously guys, if somebody is kind and generous enough to give you something for free and you post in their thread trying to grab it - show some gratitude!
     
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  2. aqibarif74

    aqibarif74 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I understand your emotionalness man. I would like to say that I am AGREE with you.
     
  3. GroundUp

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    Sadly that's the way the world is. Offline and online.
     
  4. wizard04

    wizard04 Elite Member

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    The same and once I have mentioned this on a giveaway thread (some guy was giving 100 bing coupon codes). I really grinds my gears when I see people garbing and don't have a time for to press thank you.

    I have notice that there are like 5-10 Jr.VIP's that are just here for freebees and nothing else, which is selfish and people who would like to test or try something new for once are left out. And the interesting part is they are the ones that don't press thanks you.

    I don't bother that much when I see newbie don't say thank you because they don't know better but when I see the older members doing the same then I get little frustrated.
     
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  5. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, it seems that's how BHW is from time to time. People are selfish and agressive here and no one cares actually as long as they do business and bank hard.
     
  6. neteater

    neteater Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    start a giveaway.. and i will add thankyou for you in my sig forever :p
     
  7. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    What if I told you....you don't have a sig!

    @OP, you're right, but imo, pressing a little thank button isn't really the best way to describe how thankful you are. I've dealt with many clients who say all sorts of nice thing that they are very grateful and all, but they don't press the thanks button on the thread the dealing was related to, so you can't really judge someone's grateful just by observing whether he pressed the thank button or not.
     
  8. GodsOwnWriter

    GodsOwnWriter Junior Member

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    I am sorry for being so fucking ungrateful and I do admit that I have been one of the people amongst the many to not even say a thank you for someones generous offerings..

    I AM SORRY FOLKS.

    I will try to be a better human next time.
     
  9. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    why do u think bhw has thousands of users viewing the forum without signing up
    u missed out all them as well, there will always be teachers and takers sadly
     
  10. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I understand the unfairness and frustration. However, it is a fact that any
    forum that has free basic membership and is offering some free services,
    will always have its share of leeches. It is easier to control in the paid
    sections of our forum though.
     
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  11. lewwy789

    lewwy789 Regular Member

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    Some of the VIP's are shameless in there pursuit of freebies and they give nothing back just take take take, they are cringe worthy bums who see there VIP as a pass to take every offer.
     
  12. oscilay

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    The fked up part is that most of the people getting the freebies have no use for them and simply post in those giveaways threads simply to get something. At the end of the day, it`s free isn't it?!
     
  13. proxygo

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    never taken a freebie in 8 yrs, and im still a vip, b4 u say im not
    i payed 5 days ago b4 it expired today, waiting to get it back on
     
  14. lewwy789

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    never taken a freebie in 8 yrs, and im still a vip, b4 u say im not
    i payed 5 days ago b4 it expired today, waiting to get it back on

    You are technically not VIP yet (sorry couldn't resist) I did say some of the VIP's, but i should have said a small number of VIP's are shameless bums that spend all day on the freebie hunt.
     
  15. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    The worst thing is when somebody replies to the giveaway and it is clear they don't have a clue what is on offer or even how it might help them, they just want it because it's free.
    Freebie leeching scum. (maybe a little harsh but a few people are out of control)
     
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  16. mahan_eesh

    mahan_eesh Regular Member

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    I agree with OP. But yeah there is no denial that we have good awesome people as well who are good to network with. Negative is everywhere offline as well online but so does Positives as well. somethings will change and somethings never will but BHW as I saw in all the season will get better and stronger :) It has always focused on Giving and helping ppl and will continue to do so! :)
    :drinking2
     
  17. buttmonk

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    Never taken a freebie, but agree with you.

    Sad thing is, most people here are only in it for themselves. You see a new sales thread and you get the same old VIP posters saying 'Good luck with sales' and 'Would love a review copy' simply to advertise their own services banner. You really think they would be replying if they had no banner?? And you never see their 'review' in the thread.
     
  18. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    Yeah, this is the biggest crisis of the hour.. Please do something... pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee someoneeeeee