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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@Dafunks, They used to work but now the way the site is coded, I think it is no longer allowing for those features to be triggered. I mentioned it to Jordan to see why that is and if there’s a way to change it
@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.
grow the fuck up. If you want to talk in all caps and fight with each other you’d be more efficient with your time by going outside and smelling flowers and chilling with the birds & the bees.
No reason to get upset and offensive on a site like this.
@beyond, I close threads if they are new (1 or 2 posts) and are duplicate topics (i.e. “What are some good books?”), then I direct the poster to the main thread on that topic. If I merged those into the main topic, then the main book topic would have random posts in it that are asking for book suggestions, which is exactly what the topic is about. If the new duplicate topics had a few replies with book suggestions in them, I would merge in order to get those new suggestions into the main book topic, but if not, there’s no reason not to close the topic. That said, I try to keep relatively hands off of other topics that aren’t common and don’t have an official thread. If you notice anything in the future about my moderation that you think is wrong, please let me know in a PM and I’ll get it sorted out.
Also, regarding calling people “fucking idiots” etc., we try to keep insults to other users out of the forum, regardless of who is insulting who.
@mercurial, Maybe it does….but…I urge you to consider the bigness of this deal ;)
I mean, just go find that Official HE 3.0 discussion thread and put it in there and tag Jordan. He will get a look at it eventually.
@beyond, Thanks for your suggestions. I am happy to read your constructive feedback. As a matter of fact, you can put your words into action and help Jordan program the website if you do not like things how they are right now. Thanks for your kidness, I am happy to see the functionalities you are talking about being implemented in a smooth way (e.g. merging working as it should).
Furthermore I am not considering changing the way I moderate because you are not satisfied with it. If you have a problem with this, nobody is forcing you to stay here. I am sticking to the guidelines the moderators have and do my work the best way I can.
Looking forward to seeing you helping Jordan rather than only complaining about what you do not like.
‘Issues’ seem indeed resolved, we continued by Private Message and I totally agree with you that these kind of issues should not be discussed publicly on the forum.
Regarding your closed topic without explanation: sad case. We have guidelines as moderators and one of them is to notify users with these kind of actions. Thanks for your feedback and thanks for letting us know.
We appreciate constructive feedback from users, because we are only human after all. We make mistakes as well, and we are always open for a dialogue. We are all equal on HE and we are all here to make this a better place, it does not matter whether somebody is a moderator or not, everybody has the same rights here. Moderators just have a little bit more functionalities, that is all. Moderators are by no means allowed to act differently from other users just because they are moderators.
If a moderator misbehaves and/or does not fulfil his/her task properly, then they will be reprimanded for that. Worst case scenario moderator functions are being taken away (only with abuse/misuse, fortunately this never happened yet, and hopefully will not ever happen).
@filipek, I said I am not the only one that suffers the consequences of your poor moderation. I never said anything about satisfaction, so you should probably take notes. When you close a thread, another one pops up in less than 24 hours. You have absolutely no idea what you’re doing and you didn’t even understand what merging means – to merge threads into one.
This is not moderating. What you’re doing is neglecting people that actually have something passionate to share. You on the other hand don’t contribute with a passion on a site that is supposed to inspire. You’re doing the exact opposite.
I think we all know this is not about helping @Jordan, but rather helping the 43 650 thousand members enjoy the site.
But if it would help, stop closing threads and try to talk to people if you have something to contribute. If you don’t, or if you’re biased like you always are, don’t reply at all. Shitty actions like yours kill the self-moderation of the site that worked best.
personally i try to keep my modding to a minimum, only when called for like banning spambots and warnings to people who post nonsense or namecalling. other than that i try to just let things be, plus i’m getting busier in my offline life.