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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)    2 years, 3 months ago

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.

Aside from those two, our current active moderators are:
@xyver
@emily
@filipek,
@alexa,
@lytning91,
@TheSkaFish
@ijesuschrist,
@blankey
@alexishungry,
@jaygran7
and @trek79,
@tangledupinplaid21, ,

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 topics
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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Amy Putkonen (@amyputkonen)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Are blog posts the same as forum discussions? Who publishes the blog posts on this site and how could we contribute one if we wanted to? Do you have contributors?

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DaJetPlane (@lytning91)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@amyputkonen, Yes, I believe anyone can post so long as they contact one of @martijn or @jordan and discuss it. They are the ones that have the authority to publish blogs (the larger, more detailed posts found at the top of the homepage).

My advice would be to PM one of them and ask for their preferred specifics and go on from there. They are both fairly good about prompt replies, so long as nothing particularly crazy is going on.

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Alex (@alexishungry)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@martijn, Just letting you know I fixed the part of the FAQ about moderators (“Schirp” and “Lejuwaan” and “Eastman” were duplicated a few times, and GTVC didn’t have a link on his name. I also added my name on the list). It now reads like this:

@martijn Schirp , @jordan Lejuwaan , @sumtinprophetic, @alex Eastman , @daveb, @Em, @raphael, @dick, @blankey, @Ellie, @generaltitsvonchodehoffen, @bryan Hellard, @lytning91 (DaJetPlane), @alexishungry

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Nicolas (@youeverysecond)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@martijn, Hi, I think the links are broken at the end of this topic first post. For example, this one doesn’t work. http://www.highexistence.com/30-challenges-for-30-days/%20rel= … I managed to go to the right place, but i guess you should change the links :)
Thanks for the contents anyway, its amazing.

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DaJetPlane (@lytning91)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@youeverysecond, thanks for mentioning this! We are actually in the process of doing a little reorganizing and that includes making a better FAQ with all functioning hypers.

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@youeverysecond, Thank you! We are working on updating a lot of things at the moment. Please check back soon :)

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 6 months ago ago

“Can I make friend requests? How do I do that?”

Really? That’s a frequently asked question?

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)1 year, 6 months ago ago

@beyond, I get that one daily.

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DaJetPlane (@lytning91)1 year, 6 months ago ago

@beyond, You’re just old, Sash.

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Agnes Plesner Skårup (@spiritualscream)1 year, 5 months ago ago

Is there any way to change my Name? Not as in my real name, but the @namethingy?

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Agnes Plesner Skårup (@spiritualscream)1 year, 5 months ago ago

hahahah I accidently tagged someone. Sorry, whoever I tagged ;)

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PeaceRiot (@peaceriot)1 year, 5 months ago ago

I posted a quote but I made a typo. Would the team consider integrating personal post edits? For the folks that are bound to make typos like me? Thank you :]

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@spiritualscream, I can’t seem to figure out how to change that, maybe one of the more tech savvy mods knows.
@peaceriot, I thought you already could edit your own posts, where was you quote mistake? What thread and what change?

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PeaceRiot (@peaceriot)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@trek79, The very last quote submitted. The author is The Lost Prophet.

I had meant to type be rather than by. I was tired when I submitted it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@peaceriot, I have an edit button but its not working :(

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@peaceriot, If you like, I can delete it an you can add it again?

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PeaceRiot (@peaceriot)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@trek79, please and thank you!

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@peaceriot, Okay, it should be gone now, just re-submit it…error free! lol

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PeaceRiot (@peaceriot)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@trek79, Thank you kindly

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Ronnie Bolling (@rbolling)1 year, 3 months ago ago

@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:

http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=164734

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Matt (@madcat)1 year, 1 month ago ago

I have seen other people post embedded videos or images in the middle of discussion topic, how is this done?

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Filip (@filipek)1 year, 1 month ago ago

@madcat, Frankly I have no idea, but @beyond, is spamming the forum a lot with youtube video’s, so I am sure he can answer your question (I do not know if he wants to answer it though, I only know he can).

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 1 month ago ago

@madcat, You just paste the link. :) It works the same with pictures.

@filipek, Nice to know moderators have a way of saying they have no idea what they’re doing. Nothing new though.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 1 month ago ago

Speaking of dumb moderators like you @filipek there’s a spammer called @jennifer20 that needs to be banned soon.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 1 month ago ago

@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,

@lytning91 @ijesuschrist @trek79

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.

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