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What's New on BHW? What are the most significant changes in the last few years?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ConversionKing, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. ConversionKing

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    I haven't been on BHW for about three years now after I landed a career in Law Enforcement doing social media monitoring and marketing.

    I wanted to see what I've missed. What have been the most significant changes in the last years in Search and Social that you've discovered/learned on BHW?

    It's sweet to be back!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    The whole website was migrated from VBulleting to Xenforo and overall the user experience is way better now IMO.

    Stars are gone.

    Rep is gone.
     
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  3. ConversionKing

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    Just noticed that @bartosimpsonio. So now what? Likes on post? Reddit style?
     
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    Is it wise to announce you are in Law Enforcement , members are already panicking LOL!
     
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  5. ConversionKing

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  6. bartosimpsonio

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    There is thanks ( as you can see here ;) ) and there is the seller reputation numbers you can see on their profile. That's all I think.

    They say stars are coming back but not a priority to implement right now. Far as I can remember, that's all.
     
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    Nice. Thanks.
     
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    Instagram + Ogads.. A lot of instagram + Ogads....
     
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    People started hanging out here for fun instead of working their a$$ off.
     
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  10. ConversionKing

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    So this is Reddit.
     
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  12. Zwielicht

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    Here are all of the changes on the forum in the last 3 years that I can think of.

    Forum Changes
    • The forum migrated to Xenforo.
    • We now have a two-step verification system, which I recommend you set up on your account.
    • Jr. VIPs can now change their usernames one time per year. There used to be a $25 fee, but that was done away with.
    • In an attempt to clean up the marketplace (dead BST bumping), the annual $30 marketplace fee is now enforced.
    • PageRank is no longer an acceptable metric in the marketplace (explained here).
    • The admins have cracked down on spammers and fake reviews in BSTs.
    • There are more trolls here than there were a year ago, though they'll leave you alone if you're not annoying.
    • We had an event called the "Jr Exec VIP Hunger Games" back in February.
    • During this past year, there have been angry previously banned members trying to stir up trouble on the forum. I haven't seen them in the last couple of months, but you'll know when you find one.
    • Oh, the irony of this next one: [​IMG]
    • You may not have noticed this one, but BHW is now an HTTPS site.
    • There's a new account type here called Marketplace Seller.
    • As you may have noticed, the stars underneath a user's name are gone.
    • The "Thanks" are now "Likes".
    • For a while, every day starting around 8 pm (Pacific Time), these forum spammers would create accounts and post URLs in thread titles. They still do it occasionally, but these threads are usually removed minutes after being posted.
    • You can no longer edit your account title (e.g., Moderator in Training, Newbie, Jr. VIP), though an admin can change it.
    • Some users now think this site is Facebook.
    • Gurus have come and gone, and some members have sullied their reputation here. I won't name any specific members.
    • Ever since the Deep Web managed to become mainstream, we get a couple of members each month who join the forum only to ask questions about how to use the Deep Web.
    • Charles Floate, AKA DHSellerUK. There's just too much to link to, but read this first.
    • In 2015, we had a brief surge in members joining the forum asking how to hack (a topic that isn't allowed here). Know why? KNOW WHY!? Because of "Blackhat: The Movie".
    • Non-staff member can no longer delete their own posts (I believe Jr. Exec+ members could do it in the past).
    • The rep system was removed.
    That should get you all caught up on direct and social changes on the forum.
     
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  13. Sherbert Hoover

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