I came here mainly for more skins. Are there more then this dark one? I would like one that is similar to the light green that is on HTS main page for the missions. The forums are hard to read for me. If there is a way to change it, I'd like to know
I also voted on more realistic challenges, with the key idea that they would be more, well... realistic.
Also a newbie filtering system, but I think that's never going to happen since its been discussed for years. I suggested a few ways to encourage new people to read the rules. Not a 'post the wrong thing and you get banned' type. Unfortunately the people who ran the site back then felt that mocking my suggestion, making fun of me, and flat out saying it wouldn't work because they say so was more appropriate. I never said it would stop all people, but I did read the rules, and making them the first thing people see or make it more obvious where the link was to get to it was considered "stupid"?
To me saying if it doesn't stop all people then it's useless is like saying get rid of the speed limit since there will always be people going over it. I only suggest something that might make a mods life easier by *maybe* reducing the number of "dumb" newbie questions by a few percent using a tiny amount of work. But flaming a suggestion was funner I suppose.
(The people running this place was part of the reason I left this site for so long.)
Also the rules I read back then said things like use correct English, misspelling words all throughout the rules. I can see why they would think no one would read them as neither did they.
One idea I had was something along the idea of a system where if you are new you would be more restricted to posting in other areas. Therefor your "How do I hack such and such" would be read by mostly people like them who couldn't help. No need to mod their posts as much as they would grow bored of not getting instant answers and leave. I haven't thought out how you would implement this system. Perhaps completing missions would grant further access to forums?
Instead of rules per se, guidelines on the purpose of this site (which seem to be absent or hard to find for a new person for as long as I've been here) could help greatly by stating that the site is to help you learn how to hack via personal research, the way it's intended, rather than a guide on how to hack [a specific place], which is never taught here.
Also these messages could do without the bold all caps which are rather rude and unnecessary, but that's just my opinion.