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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Darren9682, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Darren9682

    Darren9682 Regular Member

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    When I started online about 13 years ago we of course had newbies.

    We've all been there and done that.

    But lately ... especially since I've started making my own Money Making and Journey Threads I've seen a whole new level of stupidity it's untrue.

    Nobody seems to know how to use Google (despite using it to get here).

    I had a guy come into my "ANDROID APP" thread saying "the term app could mean anything including EXE and WEB APPLICATIONS" so be more specific and saying it like it was a "1 up" moment to him.

    What happened in that 13 years that made "Newbies" go from just being people who were new and wanted to learn to people who frankly you've to remind to breath.

    *Rant Over*
     
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  2. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    Anything computer related is full of (for a lack of a better word) nerds. And nerds hold arrogance to their trade very strong.
     
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  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Since the removal of REP, the levels of stupidity have increased. Cause and effect?
     
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  4. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    People who actually could use internet 13 years ago had more then enough interest to do their own research comparing to now, 2014.
     
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  5. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    Agreed 100%
    It drastically increased to the point I scroll the threads to only search for reputable member responses.
     
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  6. bbrez1

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    The usual. A flood of WF and DP members to BHW that are lost on the internet.
     
  7. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    13 years ago, there wasn't such an abundance of information, so you had to become really good at searching. I remember 15-20 years ago, trying to find WWF (the REAL WWF) pictures, and it was damn near impossible. You had to use AOL Keyword Search and sift through the piles of geocities sites, before MAYBE finding a couple pictures that you may have not already seen before..

    Everything is so readily available now, that if you can't find it within the first 20 seconds of searching, people seem to assume it doesn't exist, or will be too hard to look for. It's fucking laziness.
     
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  8. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i hear u mate ive been around since 1997 and the first thing i was
    tough was how to use a search engine

    the trolls of today dont wanna learn they just want u to tell them how
    when where and why....

    ask questions by all means but they want it on a plate this generation
    personally i say fck em... u learn nothing by being spoon fed
     
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  9. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    Well, I try to help them out when I can, but I absolutely cannot stand it when it's so obvious that they didn't even TRY to find an answer before creating a new thread, and asking the same question that was asked 5 times within the last two days.
     
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  10. mickyfu

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    I think you should be more specific, what do you mean by newbies, do you mean people who have just joined the forum or people who joined the forum in 2007 but have only made one post, therefore still got the newbie title?

    Oh and I think the levels of stupidity went up here when the Warrior Forum started charging a fee.
     
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  11. Schvamp

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    Newbies as in "how to make monkeys online???"-threads of course.
     
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  12. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    Newbies, as in:
    Cen yuo teache meeee?? Tell me gud info and I will do it tomrrow! Or maybe next week!!!!!! I messege yuo on skype ok? OK?? Hello?
    Hi.
    Add me!!
    Hi.
    Hello??
    FUCK YUO I JUST WANT TUO LERN AND YUO IGNORIN ME!!!!! FAGGOT I SHITLIST YUO HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! NOOOB!!!
    Hello.
    Im sorry i was mad but i delte shitlist ok?
     
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  13. mandy2411

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    I saw your thread today. Too many dumb questions were asked...
     
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  14. Cratos

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    I completely agree.

    and agree with this as well. When people ask me stupid questions that can be found here or on Google by doing a simple search, I just stop replying and sometimes quit talking to them altogether. Waste of life. and a waste of my damn time.

    I was very impressed and still am, with the way Kinlee has responded to almost every single question on her PPD Journey thread. Despite the fact that there are already answers to many of the people's questions within that thread. People choose the spoon.

    I would have gone insane if I were Kin. fuck that lol

    props to Kin for helping out the newbs though.
     
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    Noobs and seniors...guess who's who? -

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  16. JustUs

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    Does the OP mean, like, people that were online since before the days of the 1200 baud modem. Since before there was a World Wide Web, and that had to use Archie, Veronica, or Jughead to find BBS sites? I mean like in those days I operated a bulletin board called Midnight BBS. So named because it was only available between midnight and 6:00 am.

    The glut of information today available on the web often makes it difficult to find usable and current information. I do not mind the normal question, I tend to dislike the continual spoon feeding of a person.
     
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    Yeah Completely Agree all the new members just don't want to learn any new things they just want money and that too in not less than 3 figure and barely wishes to lift up the index finger.

    My opinion Newbies should not be allowed to Start a new thread as I can only see 2 trends coming
    1) "Hello All" bullshit still many of the members post their to increase their Counts.
    2) "Help me in making money" lol let me make some money myself too :D
     
  18. valtech

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    Tell me some more tales from the past! I still have been reading through old "2600" magazines, it's always fun to see how things have changed.
     
  19. mickyfu

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    We had no mobile phones, when we wanted to find what pub our friends was in, we had to go and look. Do you want to know even more?
     
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    This is one good reason why Neg REP should be brought back!
     
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