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    What Is A Tip or Trick?

    Inspired by mathgirl's post, I'm going to make a brief post on what should be posted here. As I see her point that it shouldn't be just post's with link's, here's what it should/shouldn't be:

    What A Tip Should Be


    A tip should be something (about a paragraph long, or atleast long enough to explain it) that could help another user in any certain field, be it Networking, Programming, Security, Hardware, Software, etc. An example would be the following:

    When working with Window's File system's and on your home network, you should turn off netBIOS (network basic input/output system) as it leaves a risk onto your computer. Hacker's can use this method to gain access to the files on your computer.

    What A Tip Shouldn't Be

    A tip shouldn't be (as mathgirl implied) merely a post with a link as any user can google information. It also shouldn't be something of the malicious nature or of any nature that doesn't have anything to do with Information Security. For instance:

    Yeah check out my k00l warez collection of hax0r tools at http://haxorsRus.com


    What A Trick Should Be

    A trick can be something like a qwerk or a "cool feature" in something that people might not know about. A trick could also be an Easter Egg (something the programmers of a system, typically Microsoft, programmed into the code of something for a little added twerk). Trick's could be anything that could add a little "pizz-azz" and flavor to anything tech related, such as:

    Instead of using html code, why not use dhtml code? Or even php? Java? Well, then here's some information for ya and some cool little code tidbit's..... (insert tidbit's here).

    What A Trick Shouldn't Be

    A Trick shouldn't be a link (as said above) and it shouldn't be a link to a website that has malware/adware/etc or any corrupt javascript components on it. A trick shouldn't be "Gotcha!" either.

    Anyways, that was a brief explanation of what you should and shouldn't post in this forum. Hopefully the mod's will make this a sticky that way everyone can read what to post and what not to post. I just wanted to make this a short and brief explanation for those new to the site or forum. Good day!
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    I couldn't agree more... there's no use for a bunch of links in this forum. I've always thought of this new forum as an extension of the Quick Tips on the front page.

    One thing I'd like to add: THREAD TITLES! Make them short, to the point, and descriptive. There's no point to a kick-ass tip or trick when people can't find it because your thread title just says "Nice trick"...
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    Finally you're making yourself useful! j/k
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    Neg, the only reason I made this is to up my campaign to be the moderator for this forum Oh well, guess it won't do me any good. Anyways, thanks for pointing out that I've finally made myself useful I agree, it's about time.
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    In the time it took you to come up with a reply, I created an index for this forum
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    -- AP Assignment from Negative
    Are you tring to make me jealous because i never recieved one from him ?

    Well, it worked.
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    Are you tring to make me jealous because i never recieved one from him ?

    Well, it worked.
    *sticks tongue out at you* HAHA!
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    Don't make fun of my wife like that.


    And I never got any AP's from Negative either.


    Negative, you owe me some greenies.... I'll figure out why later...




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    I think that's what seperate's me from you and MemorY is I actually know a tiny bit about security and networking, and you two just bullshyt and post whore j/k. Or maybe Negative greened me because I posted something useful? Could be.
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    i agree with you spyder, most people are post whores. oh well.. nothing really anyone can do about it.. anyway im glad to be back on this site..

    old account./ xXdEviANtXx posts. 1868.
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    Originally posted here by XxFrostyxX
    i agree with you spyder, most people are post whores. oh well.. nothing really anyone can do about it.. anyway im glad to be back on this site..

    old account./ xXdEviANtXx posts. 1868.
    I doubt if you were an old member, I couldn't find your profile ... no old members responed to an old thread just to add bullshit ... you could introduce yourself in the Roll Call!

    Couldn't you understand something from your 1868 posts and the time you took for posting them?
    \"The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts\".....Spaf
    Everytime I learn a new thing, I discover how ignorant I am.- ... Black Cluster
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