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Warning - Rules before posting here

Discussion in 'Freebies / Giveaways' started by Pofecker, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    We're going to try out a new forum section here on BlackHatWorld that's dedicated to members that wish to offer something for free. (Freebies & Giveaways).

    It's of the utmost importance that you understand and adhere to the following rules to the letter. Failure to do so will most likely result in a ban, if not an infraction that will hinder your ability to sell anything in the marketplace section of the forum. For the sake of your account, if you want to sell an item or offer a service, just post in one of the two sections I listed above and follow the rules.

    • You will be forced to accept the conditions of this thread in its entirety before posting. There's a check box on the bottom of the screen that says "I Agree". This will prevent anyone from making any excuses for ignoring them.
    • ALL threads and/or replies published in this section REQUIRE whatever you're offering to the community to be 100% FREE OF CHARGE.
    • You MAY NOT collect any information (in any form) from BlackHatWorld's members. This includes, but is not limited to, emails/user names/instant message details/etc. In short, there's no list building allowed.
    • *Know now that we will be checking the private messages of ALL members that post threads within this section to assure the rules are being followed.*
    • There's times where you will have to Private Message members in order to give them their free information, service, item, etc. They MUST request this within your thread first. At NO POINT are you allowed to direct any member to a website, instant messenger address, email address, form or signature. The member should get ONLY the information that fulfills your freebie/giveaway via PM REPLY. Anything else will be considered advertising/selling and you will be in violation of the rules.
    • NO 'Want to Buy' - 'Joint Ventures/Partnerships' - 'Requests' are allowed here in any shape or form.
    • Contests / Sweepstakes are strictly against the rules on the forum.
    • Begging for free stuff is not allowed in this area. Doing this will incur an infraction.
    • If you are offering a software product, it must be of your own making. Offering
      "warez", or any software that is owned by another company or individual is not allowed.


    Furthermore...

    It's possible that more rules/guidelines will be added in the future. The staff will edit the THREAD TITLE to "Warning - Rules before posting here (Updated xx/xx/xx). It's YOUR responsibility to check the rules when you have an active thread within this section.

    If you need YOUR thread closed, please hit the REPORT BUTTON on your original post and a staff member will delete it for you.

    POST COUNTS, REPUTATIONS, SIMILES, & [VIDEO] tags and ICONS are ALL DISABLED within this section to prevent abuse. [/B][/SIZE][/CENTER]


    ** This section is a test to whether or not we can have this type of offering here on BlackHatWorld. I hope that everyone that participates in this will "get the drift" after reading the rules and not abuse it. If you get a PM that does not conform to the rules, hit the report PM button. If you see a thread that doesn't, report the thread.



    May the Schwartz be with you.
     
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  2. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    A very good idea. Plenty of users were gaming system for repwhoring. Basically, opening a thread and select random people for supposed freebies and reap reps and thanks from everyone.

    Also, I have seen plenty of people not living up to their promises.. Happened to me a couple of times..
     
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  3. T2tkid

    T2tkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    100% agreed with this, lots of users only open a thread to get reps without fulfilling their promise.
     
  4. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Looking forward to this section. Let's not abuse it.
     
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  5. Seo Lover

    Seo Lover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow nice step ahead
     
  6. SmartMan

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    Good Job Po! The rules already seems very strict and the disabled functions like post counts,reps,videos,images,etc.., makes it even harder for the person who offers the giveaway to bypass the system.

    And I'll be watching out this forum closely to see how many real members are giving real give-away's/freebies to our members without expecting anything back.

    Mods checking the PM's? Gotcha! I hope all those who post threads under this forum READS THIS THREAD FIRST to avoid unwanted infractions/bans.

    Note to Po: A little mistype on your post. Its written SIMILES instead of SMILEYS.

    Lets not abuse and Lets Make it a Real BHW Exclusive Freebies Guys!

    - $SmartMan$
     
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  7. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, struck me as odd too, but that's how it's spelled in the backend of vBulletin.
     
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  8. mogs03

    mogs03 Power Member

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    It is now the end of an era of those members who's intention is to harvest reps from members that loves freebies like me.. lol
     
  9. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    So the thanks feature is not of any importance? Because I see it there.
     
  10. Untouchable

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    I think I opened a thread suggesting a "giveaway" section. Glad to see it being implemented!
     
  11. SmartMan

    SmartMan BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah I too thought about that. But as no contact information can be exchanged, I think OP will get "Thanks" only from those members who got something for free.

    But again, it'll be more work for Mods to checkout Inbox of all who thanked to verify whether they received the freebie or not.

    People always click "Thanks" even if they didn't participate in the give-away So I think thanks button is of no use under this forum and is still another loophole/way/method to build "Thanks" count. Just my 2 cents...
     
  12. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    Sounds like a great idea for a new board.
     
  13. PeaceLoveSubmission1

    PeaceLoveSubmission1 Regular Member

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    Its going to hit those rep whores like penguin hit the spammers
     
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  14. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

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    Glad to see this being implemented, seems like a solid step forward to help prevent some of the abuse generated by feeding on people's desires for freebies. Nice work!
     
  15. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    You know what is great about this is it ends the " Free give away...+Rep and thanks me! " Threads.
    I bet your going to see some of those people not so generous in this section.

    Haha I liked that " May the Schwartz be with you " First saw it on Space Balls. ;D
     
  16. svixth

    svixth Registered Member

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    For once I think I am also a "victim" of the recent many Twitter followers giveaway threads, where I have Thanked and given out my Twitter ID but have yet to receive any followers to-date. Hope this new rules will prevent such false offerings.
     
  17. unknownymous

    unknownymous Regular Member

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    Only 5% of that threads is legit.
     
  18. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Great move Pofecker! Hope it can stop these bs threads...
     
  19. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Likewise with the free backlinks, some of the thread starters are after your niche.
     
  20. ryan-isra

    ryan-isra Junior Member

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    A great step! Many people now giving away by PM or asking email address instead just giving 'em away!