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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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…
@Martijn Schirp, true that, we should not forget the positive things. But then on the other hand, we are simple human beings who need to complain about something constantly.
PS: I still do not get any notifications if somebody mentions me like you just did Martijn. Not in my e-mail nor in my notification center of HE. This changed 1/2 weeks ago, because before that (with the new HE) I did get the notifications.@Martijn Schirp,
Some of the moderators are missing on your list – also your and Jordan’s surnames are reapeated a couple times – i’m guessing this is not intentional Haha :D
And i aggree that you should make a note about how to mention users, pointing out to them that you have to use the link next to their postin name or something like that.
@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.
@mercurial, Hehe, cmon man, dont be nitpicking now…. I dunno if this would amaze you, but this site runs on WordPress. that’s something i guess.
When we got upgraded from the previous version of HE into this one, that is HE 3.0, we had to make do with a lot of things. like, each member had a wall in the earlier version showing all public messages, and we lost all data in the upgrade. all our favourited discussions from HE 2.0 could not be retrieved when the upgrade happened. So, the vocab problem is not a big deal really… the number of people working on developing this site is just a handful, i think, unlike other ‘social network’ giants, so im just grateful that HE is what it is now.
@mercurial, there is no need to worry about the disappearing/appearing edits. The system’s cache features are what make it so screwy. This is the same for our profile pictures, only with the posts, the caching of pre-edit posts doesn’t last for very long.
@mercurial, Not that I am aware of. I take screen shots if I am even slightly concerned with their needing to be some evidence of something.
I am not 100% certain, though, and there MAY be some way of having an admin go in and search for the deleted material.
@mercurial, this means that someone with the ability to do so (i.e. a moderator) has “stuck” the thread. This doesn’t seem to do that great a job, because sometimes it won’t actually stay. It also can be used to send a thread to the top of the feed without someone having commented in it.