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[SUGGESTION] Make BHW a private forum

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by iamsolo, Sep 18, 2014.

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  1. iamsolo

    iamsolo Power Member

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    There are so many spammers and scammers are signing up every day on bhw. Shitlist is useless against noobs, as they don't care about their accounts and they creating the new accounts after ban. Some people are creating the multiple accounts to sell them. BHW already have enough users, its time to stop public registration and start registration through invitation only. This improves the quality of bhw and reduce the workload on mods. Enable invitation feature to only gold members with 500 posts and jr.vip and above. Only limited number of invitations per month like unpaid power members and above can invite 2 people per month for jr.vips 5 per month, jr. Exec vip 10 per month and above unlimited invitations.
     
  2. djelica

    djelica Junior Member

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    Says dude that joined who knows when, but acc created two months ago.

    However, i completely agree with your suggestion, I've been thinking about it long time ago.
    All this valued info at the fingertips.. IM is getting saturated nowadays :D
     
  3. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Presumably you would only want it to start AFTER the day you joined?
     
  4. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    IM is saturated, but it doesn't mean everyone's doing it right. As for this forum going private, you do realize the largest income is from Ads? Less traffic is a terrible idea and spam accounts should be handled with a better solution.
     
  5. VinceC

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    nah I disagreed. One can simply ignores the spamming threads by not replying it and let it rot to the bottom and as for scamming, it happens everywhere, every second, no way we can prevent it....do one's due diligence and you will not get scammed.
     
  6. iamsolo

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    Strongly disagree. This is an internet marketing forum. People come here to learn new things, keep up on the latest updates regarding everything from SEO to the latest online currency. Making this forum private would not be smart in a business sense whatsoever. It lacks practicality as well. Spammers and scammers are quickly found out. Sure, some take longer than others, but they eventually trip over their own feet.

    It is a nice suggestion, but with the ever changing methods, state of CPA markets, niche's, payment processors, and new monetization techniques that come to light weekly on this forum, it would not be wise.
     
  8. Reyone

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    I see you are thinking from the economical point of view of the owners. Bravo!

    Has it not crossed your mind that this forum generates a shit ton of money? Can't you deduce from this that if it was privatized it would make about a 5% of what it does now?

    Great suggestion mate, round of applause for you.
     
  9. Nut-Nights

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    OP you need a doctor.
     
  10. iamsolo

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    people can still browse the forum only registration is restricted.
     
  11. Prettytipsy

    Prettytipsy BANNED BANNED

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    This will be a good idea for those paid members. But is there already a VIP section already? I know I am quite new and I am sure that having a private forum will give better benefits to legit members here.
     
  12. Trepanated

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    If someone is daft enough to do business with a brand new member who has no track record, that's their own fault.

    Every day there are threads by newbies which are immediately followed by warning posts that they are probably scamming - if someone ignores these constant warnings, that's their own problem.

    You are also forgetting this site is a business.

    What business in their right mind would suddenly start to sell their products on an invite only basis?
     
  13. Petravghtandh

    Petravghtandh Newbie

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    Great suggession op but this will not work out
     
  14. lord1027

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    Torrent trackers.
     
  15. Magic5

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    Wouldn't make sense to make it private or invite only new users provide fresh ideas and strategy's.
     
  16. LostConnection

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    But Agreeing with everyone on the fact that this is a stupid idea. Just follow a little bit of causion and common sense and you can avoid the scammers, and the spammers are being handled quite effectively after all.
     
  17. Trepanated

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    There were several exceptions in my mind when I wrote it - some banks, private members clubs, business catering to the wealthy, etc.

    But I think in most cases it would be business suicide.
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    im waiting for the vips i have 2 in mind who will post [ can we have a group buy section ]
    so wiz can drop by for the 1000th time and say now as he said yrs ago not allowed
     
  19. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't think this is going to happen.

    We're all about sharing ideas here. If you want a private area, become a Jr VIP when you can.
     
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