FAQ & How To Use HighExistence
Frequently Asked Questions & How To Guide
“So just what is highexistence.com all about?”
We are a mix of conscious individuals centered around pondering, exploring and expanding this wondrous experience called life.
“How do I become a member of highexistence.com?”
Go to the join page. Choose a username, fill in your e-mail address, choose a password and type it twice (for conformation purposes) and pick a name you would like to display around the site. Then press the ‘Join HE’ button!
“How do I post a video?”
Use your mouse to hover over the videocamera on the top bar. Choose ‘Submit Video’. Go to the webpage of the video you would like to submit (YouTube.com, TED.com, Vimeo.com etc.). Copy the URL/link and paste it into the URL bar. Select the fitting category in the drop down menu under ‘Category’ and press the ‘submit’ button.
“How do I post an image?”
Use your mouse to hover over the camera on the top bar. Choose submit image. Click the button under ‘Post Image’. Navigate through your computer to find the picture you would like to submit. Type in the ‘Image Caption’ a title for your image that represents it best. Select the fitting category in the drop down menu under ‘Category’ and press the ‘submit’ button.
“How do I post a quote?”
Use your mouse to hover over the quotation marks on the top bar. Choose submit quote. Paste or write the quote you would like to share in the ‘quote’ box. Then paste or write the author of the quote in the ‘Who said this?’ box. Select the fitting category in the drop down menu under ‘Category’ and press the ‘submit’ button.
“Can I make friend requests? How do I do that?”
Yes! Search for your potential friend here. Click on his or her name to go through his or her profile. Then press the ‘Add Friend’ button to request a friendship.
How do I search for topics I’m interested in?
Simply place your mouse on the spyglass icon, designate the search criteria, then type in keywords or phrases to help find topics of interest within highexistence.com.
“How do I post a new discussion topic?”
There are several important steps necessary to insure a satisfactory discussion post or response is made.
1) Hover over the bubble quote icon at the top of the page and select “Create New”
2) Type a concise, but informative title for your post (avoid spelling and grammar mistakes in the title to insure it can be easily searched for later)
**Note: It is likely, given the amount of information on this site, that someone has posted a topic VERY similar to the one you are about to post. PLEASE USE THE AUTOMATIC “Duplicate Topic Finder” BUILT IN TO THE SITE FIRST BEFORE POSTING! Doing this will insure the site stays clean and organized.
3) Begin posting your content, keeping in mind at all times the following:
-This site is one of trust, so please do your utmost to insure the information you post is not deceptive or fraudulent.
-Topics can be very advanced for some users, so please be patient with other HEthens and be sure to thoroughly explain and give examples of your theories/perspectives/studies
-This community is one built on the concepts of love, empowerment, and a higher existence! As a result, posts failing to meet the standards aforementioned will be subject to moderator correction/deletion
4) Apply any tags you feel appropriate for searching your topic later on in the future (For instance, if your topic is about books, put “books” as a tag).
5) Select the APPROPRIATE category for your post (this is VERY important for the organization of this site)
“So who are the moderators and how does moderation work on highexistence.com?”
The head honchos of highexistence.com are @Jordan Lejuwaan & @Martijn Schirp. They are the ones with the top level of authority, especially concerning anything to do with the direction and goals of this site’s community.
Any of these fine ladies and gentlemen will be able to assist in any issues or concerns for most cases, especially regarding abusive behavior, errors with posting, and miscellaneous other moderator tasks. Use the following thread to discuss any concerns or bring anything to our attention: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-ask-the-mods/
PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: If you experience any abuse from another user, contact one of the Active moderators immediately! It is what we are here for, and we will be more than happy to resolve any conflicts that might arise.
Official Music topic: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/the-damn-good-music-list/
Official Poetry topic: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/share-and-discuss-your-amateur-poetry-and-stories/
Official Introduce Yourself topic: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-introduce-yourself/
Official 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-30-days-of-fear-challenge/
Official TED talks: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-ted-discussion-group/
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@filipek, To be perfectly honest though, I think you need to ban yourself because you’re making this site worse for a lot of newcomers and instead of closing threads, you could merge them. I am humbled I have to tell you this and not another moderator.
I would also suggest a little strict FAQ for moderators in the future specially for moderating the site,
I was wondering if I should mention @alexishungry too, or from observations @TheSkaFish too, but I don’t think they’d even try to change something that already is. @xyver I guess could bring more light to the topic. @alexa would if she wasn’t wasting her time with the site anymore.
Anyway, merging or ordering is the closest to what this site would be pleasant for active members. Robotic parasitic moderators that close threads like @filipek of the most passionate users is killing the site’s usefulness.
Or, we’ll watch things get more fucked up.
So, it seems this site is getting worse by the hour. @chodebalm is another moderator this thread wouldn’t mention, because there are too many opinionated moderators that will try to generate traffic for the sake of their own promotion.
The medium for free thinking individuals is basically gone.
It was nice.
@mercurial, I feel you. I appreciate it and I also do the same types of things. I was saying you’d get feedback if you put it in the aforementioned thread and tagged Jordan. I don’t have keys to the car, just keys to the house.
@francina, I don’t anticipate it will ever be reactivated, as I suspect the issues is outside of Jordan’s control. The way this site is hosted does not lend itself to managing certain things easily, if at all.
@mercurial, you are not the only one that has mentioned this, nor are you the only one that has a concern for this type of activity clouding the demeanor intended for the site.
Here is your arsenal: don’t post in it. The beauty of threads that you deem inappropriate is that you can choose actively NOT to support them. Boycotting works, and if you are right in your opinion, you will likely see other users abstaining from posting as well.
If ever you see posts that are blatantly inappropriate, as outlined in this FAQ, seek a moderator (Hi, my name is @lytning91) and the issue will be dealt with quickly. I, for one, am daily on this site, so response is 24 hr at most from me.
@martijn, Here’s how to remove any page(s) off Google that you want to see go bye for privacy reasons or whatnot. Hope this helps:
Also, do mention on this list, how to mention people. I for one am having a hard time doing that. if the person i am replying to is on the same page of the discussion its fine… but what if they are on a previous page, or not in the discussion at all, and i wanna call their attention to the post, how do i use the @function then? like how @Martijn Schirp, just did there mentioning all our moderators…
@Dafunks, Thanks, appreciate it. The things is, people always only see the topics that are closed, but the topics that remain open is something so normal that nobody is paying attention to that.
I try to be reasonable and act with reasonable judgment when I close duplicate threads. For example, I close topics with subjects for which we have official topics like for example the ‘offical introduce yourself topic’. Sure, all new members could post a new topic where they introduce themselves, but that would defeat the purpose of the official topics.
The other times when I close duplicate topics is when I think that a certain subject is discussed in various topics at the same time, or almost at the same time. If there is a discussion about topic X that has been discussed two days ago, I do not see the point of opening a new discussion about the same subject two days later. Of course it is different with topics that have been opened a year ago, and I am not closing these ones. If I would, you would see at least 10 closed topics every day, because obviously topics and subjects are repeating themselves again and again, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just a little bit of organization and structure is something I try to moderate towards.
Thanks for your feedback, appreciate it!
I also always try to explain my actions to the user, whether it is through private message or in the topic that I have moderated in. I think everybody deserves an explanation (almost everybody, spambots I clean and ban without explanation)
This link will send you to the information you’re looking for regarding making text bold, italicized, etc.
Navigate to the “Presentation” section within “Document Body Elements” for the appropriate keystrokes.
Filip Sent 18 seconds ago
As I told you already before, please keep your rude behavior of the public forum. Calling people ’fucking idiots’ or ’fucking morons’ is not something I will tolerate, whether it is against me or other people. Therefore I removed your post.
If you want to talk, we can talk, but in a civilized way. From now on I will remove your posts where you are calling people ’fucking morons’ or ’fucking idiots’ without warning you anymore. I have told you about it already several times, so I believe right now you should know the policy.
As I was saying, Filip, stop lying that people haven’t complained about your behavior, and stop messaging me trying to tell me how to behave about a “policy”.
One of the people that complained about you @filipek was a person that got banned. Another one was a person that saw you’re a moderator that have a big mouth so he didn’t reply and just stopped using the site, as many other people because of you, probably. The ones that haven’t complained to you, because you closed their threads? They probably thought High Existence is for something the whole site doesn’t like, yet you close actually HE threads that would get a lot of replies. Shit, you even close threads with a lot of replies. Stop destroying the site.
And there is more. :)