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What I would like to see from BHW in 2017

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by elavmunretea, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    Now, before I start, I would just like to mention that this is no way a dig at Damien or any of the forum staff, whatsoever (I know how angry some people got at my QueenE thread so I thought I would clarify). I love Blackhatworld and I think it is doing a LOT of things right. There is a ton of amazing information shared, the moderation is on-point and always fair, the members are generally likable.

    There are some things that I, personally, would like to see added/ changed and I thought I would create this thread so you guys, as well as the BHW staff, can tell me what you think.

    Customised Adverts:

    Now, I'm not going to lie. I am a big lover of Adblock, and I think in a lot of situations it is great. Although when Log into BHW I am usually on my computer, so no ads, I do sometimes sign in from my phone/tablet and I almost always see a random advert with a half-naked woman that doesn't relate to the service advertised at all.

    Now, I'm by no means a prune or incredibly religious - I fucking love girls - but I would like the option to chose what adverts I see, which would hopefully save some embarrassing moments when someone looks over my shoulder and see's I'm on some sleazy black-and-yellow website with Bikini-clad models.

    Introduction replies:

    Although I'm most definitely still a new member here, I can't actually remember what happened when I signed up. As far as I can remember, new members are automatically sent a welcome PM - like most forums - however, these are often overlooked (At least when I signup to places I never read them)

    My idea is to have a system that automatically replies to all new threads in the "Introductions" section. By reiterating the rules that are most commonly broken (Selling outside of the marketplace and spamming). I think it would also be good if the reply contained some useful links like @Zwielicht 's post about Staying safe BHW and this post by @PHPInjected .

    Fixing watched threads:

    I've seen this discussed before and I remember @Zwielicht (Once again) giving an awesome an in-depth reply as to the problem, although it's still not been resolved.

    By looking at the "Watched Threads" page I can see that there are a dozen-or-so threads that I watch that have been replied to today, however, NONE of them showed up on my alerts page. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but I really don't like it. I miss out on a lot of good shares this way and I'm sure others do too.

    Two-step verification for old accounts:

    I'm not sure if you've seen, but @Neon and I always tag each other when we see really suspicious, old accounts that have posted their first ever post in three years or something (We suspect that they are bought accounts). I've raised this issue before and accounts are always quickly dealt with, however, I think that it would be a good idea to require people who log in on new devices to verify access through their email.

    Exec VIPs having more power:

    Now, there is no denying that @Asif WILSON Khan is an incredible member, who offers a lot of helpful insight and often uncovers double accounts, scammers and so on; However, it really pains me to see him going to all this trouble of reporting spammers etc. When he could simply have the power to ban them, or at least temporarily block their access until a fully-fledged moderator/ admin comes along.

    Theme fixes:

    As @Sherbert Hoover pointed out, there are quite a few floors with the white theme that makes it less desirable. I'm sure that there are some members here who have the know-how to be able to fix this quickly.

    BSTs closed upon SL:

    If a member has an open and active Shitlist thread against them, I think that automatically closing their BST (And possibly restricting posts in the Hire a freelancer section) would a) encourage them to resolve the situation a lot, lot faster and b) help other users stay safe.

    Banned member colour:

    This is another thing that I have seen mentioned before, but never acted upon. Having the same colour name as Mods, especially when they have the Jr.VIP badge underneath is incredibly confusing.

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    I would once again like to stress that this is merely what I would like to see. Not what I think should happen.

    What do you all think?

    - Harry
     
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    Agree with banner member colour and also with rules being auto posted to new posts in introduction section.

    Apart from that it's all good here.
     
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    +1 to the ads with women not related at all. I see the point of it, but using that strategy on a forum that uses the same exact methods?
     
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    Me too. Cheese and cucumber.
     
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    And Adblock I just don't understand. Totally lost count of how many cool services, tools and programs I discovered via advertising.
     
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    Yuk. Can't stand peanut butter. Like a bit of marmite and marmalade sandwich though.
     
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    I use it on my super old laptop, bc ads actually slow it down. But I don't use it on my phone, tablet or desktop.

    I want to make you one. And then watch you eat it.
     
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    Let me fix your typo for you:

    "Now, I'm by no means a prune or incredibly religious - I love fucking girls "
     
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    Penis Bum Job doing?
     
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    No. My bum is an exit, not an entrance.
     
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    Ah women, they shit at multi tasking.
     
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    Banned members and mods having the same name color needs to change.
     
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    Ahahah clowns.
     
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    Yeah but we have boobs. So your argument is invalid.
     
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    So does Ste, so who gives a fuck.
     
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    The banned color being the same as mod is really weird. Gotta agree with that.
     
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