|“||We are a group of members focused on improving the Hack Forums marketplace, marketing techniques, quality of Hack Forums in general, and monetizing methods. Our group requirements are more strict than others to keep only the most HQ members in our group. We are also very active in the marketplace, and we love to help others and assist them to succeed in selling and marketing their products.||”|
The group first appeared on Hack Forums on the 4th of August 2011, under the leadership of Codevade. It was the first custom user group devoted to marketing, which has been followed by Illuminati and Black Diamond. The group’s main attractions were the prospect of making more money, which brought members in, as well as the biggest marketplace help desk in the Monetizing Techniques sub forum. They also had a special Seal of Approval, which was unique for members and signified the reputability and trustworthiness of the product, as well as the seller.
On the January 18th, 2013, the member Shekhar made a thread in the Marketers subforum offering to bump members' threads- even though it was against site policies. Once informed of this on May 18th, 2013, Omniscient took action, immediately closing and repfucking Shekhar on the 13th of May. Omniscient later posted a thread later that day informing members of what happened and announcing he was closing the Marketers group.