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#1 beardednose

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:16 AM

The following applies to ALL MEMBERS not just the fire by trial folks!

I'm on the prowl again, whacking folks for "THANKS" posts. You win 10 points each time! Get 20 or 30 points and you get a free escort out the door!

While everyone appreciates a pat on the back, all the readers of this forum get tired of reading post after post saying "THANKS".

SO....

If you're thankful, explain why (ex: this tool allows me to do x with y on z while Q!) or add some relevant comment (ex: Be careful using this tool on networks with Cisco routers!).

If you fall into the habit of doing this as a trial member, you will fall right out the door. If you do this as a member, you will get demoted. If you do it as a mod, you will be considered really cool (just kidding).

While whining about this may sound a bit lame (and I admit it does), who's got extra time to read "Thanks, I'll give it a whirl" 20 times a session? It's irritating. It wastes space. It pisses mods off. I'm tired of whacking people!

We have a GREAT board here. We WANT you to be a part of it. But we need to IMPROVE.

P.S. Registration is closed, so I'd be R E A L careful if I were you. We may not open up again until 2024! <_<

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#2 BuzzDee

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:29 PM

thanks for the info ;)

nice to hear that registration is closed again - far too many wannabe-hackers have already swapped into this forum... and you're SO right the thanks replies are really annoying.

thanks for pointing this out! (just kiddin' B) )

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#3 Nick W

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:14 PM

Thanks!

#4 Nick W

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 02:18 PM

Btw, ^ That was a joke ^. Feel free to laugh. :)
beardednose says: :angry:

I think Trial Members and maybe Members in general have this notion that this forum is like others where post count actually matters. I think I got offered a mod position after only 60-some posts. Of course, I think my average post length was around two hundred words.

It's not the quantity, it's the quality. And posts like mine above do nothing other than give a bump to a post. While I'm sure the author appreciates it, it doesn't add anything new to the discussion, and certainly doesn't give the author feedback on what he had to contribute.

If anything, say, "thanks for the prog, but why does X not work?"

I'd rather see conversation than "Grats" kind of posts.

#5 pugrit

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:23 PM

well, GSO seems a good breeding ground for information. i admit that i became a member not by how elite my posts were but i do understand the rules so i just follwed, posted something substancial only if i happen to know something about the topic.

jeeez, im just a newbie trying hard web designer, i only know HTML (WebDwarf is nice program for this), SWiSH (for me better than flash, try the free versions but cracks are around for the full versions (SWiSHMAX)) and design related stuff..but additional knowledge would greatly help alot.

since i dont know much, im contented with my being a member status but maybe someday il be promoted, im learning ,maybe a lil bit slow but im stil learnin.

all i can say for trial members (although i know some of you are more knowledgable than me in terms of computers and stuff, but hey, i was here first :D ) :

number of post doesnt count. at least show some respect to fellow trial members (dont flame at them (i have this idea that people tend to change their personality online compared to their personality in the real world, i cant support this with evidence yet but hey, maybe im right a good example would be sounding elite in the net but in real life a geek :D ) and respect to other members alike.

well i hope you guys listen to someone like me. it pays being a member in here. :D

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#6 aelphaeis_mangarae

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 05:32 PM

far too many wannabe-hackers have already swapped into this forum


They may one day become hackers, compared to others forums this forum is quite good, i mean the you have trial members and such, with other boards you can just sign up so some of them are plagued with script kiddies.
Im not sure if like blocking new registrations is the thing to do, rather you might like want to get some mod on the forum, where the new registrant tells you why he thinks he should be allowed on the forum, its possible some skilled and knowledgable individual might want to register on government security forums.

#7 nicolas9510

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:33 PM

ive been on this forum for a while
just reading the members posts helps a lot :)
i learn many things here
specially on irc: irc.governmentsecurity.org #gso-chat
many good links/and help are provided :)
hope to become a full member one day
in the mean time ill just habg around and see what i can do :)
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#8 mortello

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:47 PM

far too many wannabe-hackers have already swapped into this forum


They may one day become hackers, compared to others forums this forum is quite good, i mean the you have trial members and such, with other boards you can just sign up so some of them are plagued with script kiddies.
Im not sure if like blocking new registrations is the thing to do, rather you might like want to get some mod on the forum, where the new registrant tells you why he thinks he should be allowed on the forum, its possible some skilled and knowledgable individual might want to register on government security forums.

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That too can happen

If I remember well, a potential new member only has to speak to a mod on IRC to "apply"

His application will be reviewed, and if he seems good enough for them, he'll get access and be a trial member....and will have to work his way up....so in fact its just a little more difficult to get in...

#9 beardednose

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:27 PM

Im not sure if like blocking new registrations is the thing to do, rather you might like want to get some mod on the forum, where the new registrant tells you why he thinks he should be allowed on the forum, its possible some skilled and knowledgable individual might want to register on government security forums.


It is the right thing to do as it 1) reminds trial and current members that we take membership and it's privileges rather seriously and 2) it gives the mods a rest as we get tired of giving out warning points 3 times a day and 3) it makes our board more exclusive and desirable.

As for possibly missing some "skilled and knowledgable" person by have the forum closed, I think not. We have enough upcoming members to provide for future mods (keep up the good work, good members). Besides, given our reputation and the difficulty you must overcome to GET IN and STAY IN, we'll do okay.

Furthermore, if you're THAT GREAT and you're not already in GSO or know someone already in GSO that can get you in, then you're probably not REALLY that great (or you're way out of our league and don't need to drop by anyway :P :lol: :o )
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:52 PM

P.S. Registration is closed, so I'd be R E A L careful if I were you. We may not open up again until 2024! <_<

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hmm, i was more thinking about a "Do Not Open Untill X-Mas"

anywayz, you are right. Whe i look @ the posts of my autohacker (that is stillgoing well), 95% of the ppl respond with a worthless post.

anyway, i hope they are gonna face the consequences

Happy Whacking,

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#11 Guest_0_o_*

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:58 AM

Thanks for new rule
k i will

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#12 GamezDoG

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:00 AM

Nice rule, I hate whacking people. They dont help the community and they can better say nothing.. Only Thanks is no respect for the poster or your helper..

Good to see some people who takes action against those whacking people

#13 mcdoo

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 07:34 AM

I've seen on another forum a [complaints] button so when you click on it it shows on the bottom of the post X Amonut Of Complaints maybe this could be included on the server but instead of just Complaints, add a thankyou button then it will say how many people found it helpful?

#14 beardednose

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 06:54 PM

That's an idea, but I still favor the idea of following the rules and avoiding such posts.
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#15 WaKkO

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:06 AM

Is this why I have this "warn" bar under my status and name?
I never received any PM or notification from any mod why this happened...
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