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What in tarnations is going on here?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by UrsuAke, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

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    I bet I'll get flamed for this thread and my rep will go below 0 but I need to say this.

    What's going on in this forum lately?!

    It seems that most users here just wanna proclaim their love for their life partners and watch funny or motivational videos that facilitate procastination... I KNOW the posts are in the lounge, and the lounge is a relaxation area, but SINCE WHEN is the lounge the most active section of this forum? I've seen lots of users lately who only post and use the lounge, and couldn't be bothered about the other really useful sections of this brilliant forum.

    And that's a shame, really. This forum provides us all with access to information that can make us succeed in IM, we have experienced users that are willing to share the know-how and the knowledge, but we spend our time here posting and commenting on funny pictures and videos. I'm not saying that I'm the all work no fun guy because I'm not. I enjoy a good laugh as much as the next fellow but this is an IM forum, this is a resource for knowledge growth of each and every user and everyone here should contribute to the pool of knowledge, not just lurk on 90% of the forum and be active only in the lounge. I love this forum, this place and lots of the people here have helped me grow as a business man, provided the information and tools for me to better my IM skills and for that I can't be grateful enough! I just wish this place would get a grip and inspire more people, but the direction this forum is taking, I'm starting to doubt it.

    I know that people who want to learn will learn regardless but not all questions are already answered online, the "search" bar helps you only to an extent. I've seen lots of interesting questions unanswered in other sections of the forum because most of us couldn't be bothered, and that again, is a shame.

    And now, let the stone throwing begin :)
     
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  2. royserpa

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    Nah, not enough Jr VIPs to do it :D:D:D

    ONTPIC: Just deal with it bro. Really. You won't be able to change people's behavior with a whining thread ;)
     
  3. SnakePliskin

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    Because they're not using Facebook for its usual purpose. They're using it to make money with fake accounts and pages. Anything they would say on Facebook comes here. Which is actually not so bad of a thing. A nice thing to laugh at when you first sign on to BHW. Haha.
     
  4. Chris22

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    No one is forcing you to read the lounge.
     
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    My goal wasn't to complain about it, it was to open some eyes regarding the misuse of a valuable resource.
     
  7. Chris22

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    Posting general topics in a forum section dedicated for general topics is not misuse.
     
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    erm hello, YOUR posting in the lounge as well.
    Get out of here are go post in a useful section as your own advice dictates.
     
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  9. UrsuAke

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    It is when all you do on the forum is that. Anyway, I take it that I have a twisted interpretation of things, I don't want to start disputes or drama and I accept the fact that I might be wrong about this. As a note, WF first started as a valuable resource, turned into an entertainment resource, finished being a place where you throw money on digital snake oil. If I'm wrong I retract that statement.
     
  10. UrsuAke

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    You have a point, my argument is invalid :)

    I kindly ask a mod to delete this thread.
     
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    OP, I really can't understand this "grudge" against people that waste their lives only on the lounge section. They aren't making any cent and you shouldn't worry ´bout them :D:D

    Just my 20 bucks ;)
     
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  12. UrsuAke

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    I know where you're coming from and I too had this selfish thought that if more people know what I know I'll have a much harder time making money. I've come to understand that the world is big and it can fit all of us, competition doesn't hurt, it only makes us better. My message wasn't in a tone of anger but one of disappointment, that some people are given a chance to make something of them self and they choose not to. Anyway, live and let live.
     
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    It surprises me how many folks have no idea how the lounge can be used to benefit BHW!

    Here is one example member A opens a thread on XYZ...

    This attracts viral attention from folks interested in XYZ many happen to be newcomers to BHW like what they see and then join BHW...

    Now if that is a waste of time, then I am obviously an idiot...
     
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    The forum is full of kids. So when they get pussy for the first time they wanna share their story with us. Personaly I don't give a fuck about their romance and how their partners pubes smells nice but it is that time in their life when they think just because someone gave them to put their penis where the sun don't shine everybody needs to know that.

    After some years go by, they will remember this time and they will think to themselves how they were young and stupid, that's normal.
     
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    The lounge has always had the most posts/day - not something from recently. There have been threads similar to this in the past with a screenshot of the "currently viewing" or something in the lounge and a note like "here's why you don't succeed".
     
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    While I do enjoy a good lounge thread myself from time to time, I have to agree with OP here. Imagine a forum with nothing but money making ideas and discussions and an occasional funny thread once or twice a day...
     
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    Personally I think it is great.

    More people wasting time = less competition in the serps (sorta), less methods being saturated to death, more "valuable resources" not being found by noobs or anyone else which means it will still continue to hold it value for some years.


    But the real problem is discipline.
     
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    I agree with steelballs that The Lounge is an important and valuable part of BHW but I also have to agree with UrsuAke as recently there have been a lot of threads with serious levels of retardation in them.
     
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    Personally i'd be happy if more users stayed in the lounge and post less retarded questions that are easily answered by using the search function here (or on any search engine for that matter).

    I'm starting to think there's a troll-community somewhere that's made BHW it's designated target of the month...
     
  20. Black.Star

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    I don't think the threads in general are a problem but rather how often the same shit gets posted.
    Personally I like the lounge a lot. Had some really good discussions over my time being on BHW with various members about political, economical and entrepreneur topics.

    At the moment we have a lot of stupid meme's, videos and links get posted. All in seperate threads.
     
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