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Tightening Up BHW Account Approval?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by macdonjo3, Jan 1, 2011.

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Do you think this idea will help BHW?

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know this is a long shot but I think BHW would have a lot more quality information if there were less newbies on here. I see the regular process to get to BHW (if that makes sense) is:

    Watching YouTube videos on how to make money online
    to
    Digital Point user
    to
    Warrior forum user
    to
    Black hat world user

    But I am seeing lots of people on here that missed the DP boats and have no idea what Adsense or Clickbank is.

    I'm sure the members who spend a lot of time on here and dedicate themselves to the BHW community, would make it a better overall experience for us.

    About 75% of you are going to disagree because you don't qualify to be a dedicated member.

    In this world, you give something and you get something. There would be no more worries about our stuff getting leached because it will all be in a private forum.

    There are several ways of approval you could go about this, such as lengthy registration forms that the mods review. However, I have thought of a good idea that would work very well, and may require a plugin to get it done but it will be VERY BENEFICIAL.

    So we make 3 new sections. They are straight up email activation approval, just like a regular forum. The member fills out email and uses the verify link.

    After that, they go into our 3 new sections or however many the staff decide would be best.

    Lounge
    Introductions
    Money Making

    So, the new members can post in these 3 sections, right away. Moderators can view these whenever they wish to, and when they see someone who knows what they are talking about and seem authentic, they can approve to the regular section.

    This would make the BHW community much more valuable than it already is. We could also consider running with invite only or something. BHW would go very viral.

    Let me know what you think. Like I said I expect 50-75% to disagree because they are probably the ones who wouldn't be let in.

    I know we already have a Jr VIP section but there are several members that know tons about IM and never bother to buy Jr VIP because they don't have any desire to buy it when they could just buy a new pair of Oakley's or something.

    Let me know what you think.

    Macdonjo3
     
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  2. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    There should be an IQ test... I bet we would see less crap threads started here
     
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  3. srb888

    srb888 Elite Member

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    Agree overall but don't agree about the actual solution. Before you get annoyed, here is what I propose::

    I think that the real stop to people cra*pping here would be to "Ban for sh*tting" or something similar... and then allowing the banned member to write again only if he/she pay the forum a modest sum of $17 or $47 or whatever. :D

    The next time the member is banned for similar offense, then he/she pays $77 or $97 to regain entry ;)

    It will have at least 2 benefits: Less Cr**, More $$$,$$$

    P.S.:
    After the first offense and paying the penalty, the member cannot "see" the Download section until he/she induces himself/herself to commit the second offense & pays the second penalty... :D
     
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  4. .david.

    .david. Junior Member

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    Maybe just include one of those [Easy Contact] questions:

    "What is the capital of France?" or "What is 5+2?"

    That might clean things up around here :rolleyes:
     
  5. cyberzilla

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    I would like to see, restricting access to download section to some extent. Because I see many leechers joining BHW ONLY for downloading the stuff we share here.
     
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  6. nufaman

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    Worst thing are the leechers that have one lousy post and start making requests and bumping them over and over
     
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  7. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Mods should filter all CL posts to block the 10,000 "Help I need a CL poster" requests...:D
     
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  8. Bestbuyfoam

    Bestbuyfoam Elite Member

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    Well I believe we all started at the same place, but I did read a couple of months before started posting much...

    But what I hate to see is a few of high ranking members being nothing but smart xxxxx all the time...

    Way I see it if you don't offer any help and don't like what you read just move on to the next thread or hang out in the higher sections...

    If they don't have nothing nice to say just keep their mouths shut...

    Just my nickles worth...

    Thanks And Have A Blessed One..
     
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  9. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Ever seen the "new posts" link? Now every time you click on it you get 100 new threads where most of them are pure junk

    Thanks And Have A Blessed One..
     
  10. DigitalGangster

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    ur kidding right? as if moderators dont have enough work already. They cant even answer every single pm you think they will go do something like this.
     
  11. Bestbuyfoam

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    Thought these was against bh rules?
     
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    Did I hit a nerve are you feeling guilty...

    I thought the "new post" links was for the guys looking for free reviews and adding to their post count...:D

    Thanks And Have A Blessed One..
     
  13. Superdude22

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    Why not change it so that people have to perform 10 searches before their first post?

    If the biggest problem is people not looking for things before they post, then force them to search. Then there could be a sliding number of searches between the first few posts. It may be annoying to new users, but which would you prefer, a bunch of annoyed newbies or annoying a bunch of newbies?

    If that annoys them too much, they'll just leave....like they probably would have otherwise but atleast they didn't clutter the forums.
     
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  14. richcamp

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    None of that stuff works cos some of those 1 post posters are actually very good. I've seen times when people are asking for opinion or soemthing out of the blue a 1 or 2 post poster came with elaborate and good explanation. My point is not all noobies are bad though majority are.

    What we need is crap shooters who unfortunately do most of thankless work of calling in on the shit.

    Kindda like what nufaman do.

    I remember some other guy who did the same good work back then but then he went borderline racist and got banned though I voted for him to stay.

    and no, not all of us started at the same place, otherwise we wouldn't be having this topic right now
     
  15. Cnotey

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    Lol this sounds like a bunch of kiddie BS. How old are you OP? This is something an 18 year old kid would say. Who cares if people are noobs, they have to learn somehow. And if they come here first, great, they are on the fast track.
     
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    Its not BS, I suggest a mandatory exam before a new member can post to the main forum. Like an exam about simple terms in IM, methods, and tools.
     
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  17. macdonjo3

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    You are clearly not understanding the concept. I like having my Skype available to customers and other quality members, but these noobs are adding me and trying to sell me dumb stuff. I told one I'd report him to mods but he said he will just use a proxy and register again.

    I am not trying to protect from bots, I am trying to protect from stupid & lazy people.

    So, why do we care? Not as many get approved. Thats a good thing, less leachers. If we have a new plugin coded, we could do a voting system. 10 votes by full members and you become a full member.

    That's another idea, but I personally don't think it would work as well.

    I already explained this.

    [​IMG]

    They should go learn the basics at DP/WF first.

    Yeah an exam would be fine, but it would be a lot of moderator work.
     
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  19. JenniFranks

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    The best quality forums I've used have required a donation to join. $5 is usually enough to dissuade most noobs.
     
  20. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Make another section for the more experienced users in here.. And let a MOD approve you to be in that section.
     
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