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Could we have a list of no no words then


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fleamailman

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Ok, there is now a list of things techwise that spring to mind that this forum doesn't and shouldn't talk about, period.

Can we agree to make this list so that it could be stuck somewhere termed the " the infringment area" and then those who post on the subject could be redirected to it as a standard answer to phishing intentional or otherwise, I imagine too that it would have to be polite, clear and final. I write this because I feel this to be in everyones interest since it maintains Geekstogo firm stance and trust form its members while also showing that this list is member devised and supported too.


These are some of the things on the list I feel should be there but if other members could contribute here if believe the final result would be more acceptable to everyone.

P2P
Exploits
xp hacks
program cracks
keygens


[Usual problem, I look at this and wonder if anyone understands what I am writing]

Edited by fleamailman, 18 August 2006 - 11:42 AM.

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some sort of canned speech even?

Edited by sarahw, 18 August 2006 - 11:52 AM.

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Different forums have different rules, read the rules for each forum.

Also, get to know this piece.

http://www.geekstogo...?act=boardrules

Keep an eye on it, its being updated soon with all the information you seek.
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I personally look at it this way:

I used to work for the military and the military is all about doing joint training with soldiers from other nations friendly to the US with the idea that by working side by side and knowing things about each others tactics, force structure and weaponry they will be a cohesive fighting force against the enemy.

The problem that I and others see is that while this is also true what happens when that friendly suddenly becomes the enemy and now knows your tactics, force structure and weaponry in great detail? You become less effective in combating that foe.

Same holds true for things being discussed here.

While learning about them increases your effectiveness at combating them it also feeds the "enemy" with knowledge and now your good intentions have fueled the fire and that harmless wanna-be hacker has information that takes him to the next level to pose havoc.

If you make these things hard to find access or learn I am willing to bet that the number of incidents would decrease. Why? Because in all honesty your normal wanna-be hacker is lazy. He'll search and research for a while but unless it's readily available and comes fairly easy he is going to give up... too hard...

So, my point (yeah, I actually have one) is that don't make it easy for them. Don't put that stuff here at a legitimate tech forum so it can be indexed by Google and other search engines and then be searched for and found by the wanna-be hacker. Tech forums are highly indexed due to the large amount and ever-changing content.

Don't fuel the fire. The visitors here who sign up and post these things know what they are doing. They are getting those phrases here which in turn get's it into the search engines and into the hands of the wanna-be's.

Just my two centavos...

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As a side note, this site is run by people who I guarantee don't make a living with it. The have a TOS... you can agree with it and be a part of the site or not. They can make the rules and you either agree, disagree but suck it up and follow the rules, or disagree and are gone.
I would submit that until you are a "shareholder" at G2G you have no leg to stand on other than the TOS and what the admins and mods deem fit.

Edited by thenotch, 18 August 2006 - 12:06 PM.

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Agreed, there is the problem, if we mention the name it gets googled, if we don't mention the name it gets asked. But I believe that these names are now so common that I really doubt that their is anyone who has a comp who doesn't know these terms since the media is already using them.

Thanks for replying to this thread then.
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