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Why are ShitList Threads So Popular?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by youssef93, Nov 24, 2011.

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Why are ShitList Threads So Popular?

  1. "Wow" Factor of Reputable Members Getting Banned.

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  2. Watching Mods Exercise Their Powers :D

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  3. Everyone Loves Popcorn.

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  4. All of The Above

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  5. Other reason (please reply)

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  1. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    In an attempt to do some analysis of why shitlist threads are so popular here despite the fact that there aren't any "money-making" methods in there, I've made this interesting poll.

    Throw in your opinion folks and reply with reasoning / further details if you wish. :)
     
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  2. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    People love to see others fail. They love to judge others as guilty or innocent. It makes them feel better about themselves.
     
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    gutterleech Regular Member

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    Its HUMAN nature. We Enjoy other people fighting, flaming, ranting etc. This is the reason why those STUPID REALITY SHOWS like Jersey Shore, Kerdashians, big boss are so famous.
     
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  4. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    What LBrown said. People have that wolf mentality and love ganging up on someone. Once the mob has decided you're guilty, there's no use in trying to present your case. Everyone will support whoever the majority supports.

    Plus, everyone loves drama.
     
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  5. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How about our "vegas kid" ???
     
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  6. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    they are interesting because everyone wants to find out if the shitlisted user deserves it or not
     
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    eltito Junior Member

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    Like someone said here, it's human nature :)

    And Everyone Loves Popcorn.
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    There are strong evolutionary drivers for gossip. Rather than just being idle, entertaining chit-chat it actually is instrumental in bringing a community together. Also, the desire to police behavior is strong in many people and a forum is great platform for bringing that behavior to the forefront.

    And frankly a good popcorn saga is far more fun than watching the crap on TV. It's like reality TV without the Snookies! ;)
     
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    Gamboloyd Registered Member

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    Primarily to know who you are dealing/have had dealings with in order to protect yourself from these scams in the future. It's not a playground
     
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    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    My vote is rare cases of internet justice as delivered by our outstanding mods!
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I think they are refering to the member who was offering to take 50 Black Hat members to Vegas for free to discuss a JV but frankly I lost track of that thread.
     
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    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Because at one point or another we have become victims of an on-line scam or fallen prey to something similar.

    Even though we ain't being scammed directly by the person shitlisted it just feels like it could have easily been you so you wan't that person get what is coming to them.
     
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    I miss the option: Rollerblading bunny's with chocolate sauce.

    Cheers
     
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    It's human nature, everyone wants a go at the guy who's falling. Sometimes is reasonable, if the guys been a jerk, but othertimes, everyone just wants to get on the bandwagon. Mainly just to get some relief from the stress IM has.
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Well said. And this is why my countries legal system (America) has been going to shits for years. No more innocent until proven guilty. It's guilty until proven innocent.
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Wait....Mugshots? :D You in Vegas bro!?!
     
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    Dude... its shitlist :D
    The only place were we can talk about of Chunckloads of money, and the only place where even every single one in the forum can flame the dude :D
     
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    I find them good to read when im chilling out and not working, its like reading the newspaper only you get both sides of the story in the one place.
     
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    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Toyo is the best guy ever lol. Rep abuse, Hiding behind rules,he wanted to move blackhatworld to another host, he want op to reply to him in x hours or else he calls himself the winner, polite replies :D, respect to mods ( :D ) and what else?

    Let me quote this. From BHW IRC

    Yo hacker boy..! Got his ass spanked for 6 months, and got it torn apart for the whole life for the polite behaviour :D
     
  20. clyde

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    People like the drama. ;)