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: https://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: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/the-damn-good-music-list/
Official Poetry topic: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/share-and-discuss-your-amateur-poetry-and-stories/
Official Introduce Yourself topic: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-introduce-yourself/
Official 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-30-days-of-fear-challenge/
Official TED talks: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/official-ted-discussion-group/
https://www.highexistence.com/topic/highexistence-feedback/ – Flaming is officially allowed here, but the thread failed.
@filipek, @beyond – when I read your back and forth discussion, it certainly seems that @beyond is taking a rather aggressive stance and it seems that @filipek is doing their best to defend. Maybe I missed something, but can I at least request that make such attacks more private and not subject all of us to it as well?
@filipek – to @beyond’s credit, I did abruptly have a thread closed on me with no explanation as to why. I realized my mistake – there was already a thread on this, but my experience was that they just closed it without explanation. What if the moderator posted a link to the new thread and explained before closing it. It might help avoid people getting upset.
@amyputkonen, We’ve already discussed this privately and hopefully something good came out of it. On one hand as a member I can resist from creating threads about what I find interesting if there are too many of them, even if an inspiration hits me, and the Creative Corner category should let people post whatever they want(???), but on the other hand I’ve been reading old posts yesterday and they were pretty good and useful. I’d definitely recommend browsing. It isn’t perfect, but it’s still there.
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.
‘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).
Can someone please let me know when coding for bold, italics and underlining works again? thanks! :)
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.
@martijn, is there an easy way for me to save an entire page to my iPad? I especially want to insert the pages into a Pages document. I mean the entire page not a link to your website.
I hope to make a collection of my favorite self-help pages.