February 2017 update: Since the CBU FaceBook group had become rubbish and filled with spammers and scammers and non-CBU members last year, I repeatedly asked CBU to create a separate forum that only CBU members could access. I suggested a lot of features and functions the forum should ideally have. And in January 2017 they finally launched such a forum within CBU 2.0. It is very well-designed and has a lot of potential.
I've contributed a lot to the new CBU 2.0 Forum in its first couple of months. In fact, I'm the top contributor out of all the members and even the CBU staff. But I've been disappointed to see that there aren't other members contributing anything of value. A lot of CBU 2.0 members have joined the Forum. But virtually none of them are contributing. They're pretty much all just posting requests for others to inform, instruct, assist, and guide them. Many of them haven't even completed the CBU 2.0 curriculum, so they don't have the knowledge or experience to participate in a quality way in the Forum.
The CBU 2.0 Forum is well-designed and has a lot of potential to add value to CBU 2.0 membership. But the Forum has rapidly filled up with members solely focused on getting and taking rather than contributing value. So don't expect to find much insight or value in there as of now.
May 7, 2017 update: Alas, though the CBU Forum had a lot of potential, it has been neglected by CBU staff and overrun by clueless CBU members the last few months. The CBU instructors and staff haven't participated much in the Forum or responded to ongoing problems with it or CBU. Though there are a few posts by more competent CBU members in the Forum, they comprise probably less than 2% of the posts in the Forum. The rest are mostly ClickBank beginners asking unintelligible or off-topic questions about ClickBank, CBU, or other platforms. So the main value remains in the CBU lessons themselves and the CBU weekly webinars. The comments section underneath the CBU lessons and the CBU Forum have been pretty much abandoned by CBU staff other than a quick visit a couple of times a month.
CBU has apparently decided to keep the CBU FaceBook group running, despite it being riddled with junk, scams, and non-CBU members. Unsuspecting group members are regularly duped and scammed by other unscrupulous members who don't even belong to CBU. CBU staff have been aware of the poor quality and integrity of the group. They recently changed the group's status from Closed to Secret on FaceBook, which doesn't do anything to clean it up. The scammers and predators are still in the group and can still add anyone else to the FaceBook group without their belonging to CBU. At this point I can't fathom why CBU hasn't completly shut down the FaceBook group, as it provides far less value to CBU members than the CBU Forum does and is nothing but a disservice to members. So I'd advise you to stay out of the FaceBook group.
April 26, 2018: So far this year the CBU Forum has been pretty much valueless. CBU staff have not participated in it to any significant degree. And virtually all of the new discussions posted are by newbies asking questions that have already been answered in CBU's lessons or in the Forum.
CBU 2.0 remains a good introduction to becoming a vendor or affiliate of ClickBank. But since it was launched a couple of years ago, it has not been developed into something beneficial for advanced vendors or affiliates.
June 1, 2018: The CBU Forum has taken an ugly turn for the worse. Some Forum members have posted scams and others have posted plagiarized content. When I and others reported this to CBU, they did nothing about it. So other unuspecting Forum members are still falling for the scam and plagiarized content.
When I and another top contributor flagged that inappropriate content, the plagiarist sent us an insulting, profane private message via the Forum. I forwarded and reported that to multiple CBU staff. Their response? Nothing. They dismissed it and left that abusive member in the Forum. And a CBU staff member even went further and sent me an unprofessional email scolding me for nonsense.
CBU staff and instructors have essentially abandoned the Forum this year. There have been only a few comments or contributions from staff or instructors all year. Basically, I and other top contributors have been doing CBU staff's work unpaid while the CBU instructors and staff reaped the profits of our unpaid efforts. So this negligence on the part of CBU staff and that staff member's unprofessional abuse has left me disinclined to continue contributing to the Forum. And unfortunately, that ungrateful, unprofessional, and sometimes abusive attitude is typical of ClickBank staff (not the CBU instructors, though). It's at the root of why many people justifiably criticize ClickBank. Have you had similar experiences? Or did you get some insights from this? If so, comment below and let me know.
July 26, 2019: In recent months, ClickBank University 2.0 has added a new feature that adds value for intermediate and advanced students: special guest instructors in their CBU webinars. For the last couple of months the weekly CBU webinars have alternated between standard question and answer format with the ClickBank University instructors Adam and Justin and webinars on new topics taught by special guests. These special topic webinars have been a goldmine of new insights and resources. Even though I'm very experienced as a ClickBank vendor and affiliate at this point, I have even found these recent special topic webinars insightful and empowering. I have pasted a screenshot below of these "Mini-Courses With The Pros" as they call them. They have regularly recorded and uploaded these insightful presentations within CBU 2.0, which you get full access to when you join CBU 2.0.
The CBU Forum, though, remains neglected. CBU instructors and staff have pretty much abandoned the Forum. And most of the new discussions posted are repeats of the same tired old, "How do I get started?" or "I'm confused (and clearly don't know English)."