What do you think? First impressions? Questions? Suggestions?
I still have many more things to do but I wanted to get this out as fast as possible. Top 3 things on the to-do list (which are coming very soon!) are live chat/group chat, a HEthen google map and a nicely put-together list of HEthen success stories to inspire people to take the plunge and follow their bliss :)
This is only the beginning…
@filipek, I’m still working on making it compatible with iPhone and other browsers. I don’t personally know objective-C, so the best I can do right now is make it look pretty on a small screen. You can save the site as an icon on your iPhone and it kinda works like an app :) Remind me later to create a nice icon for that. I know I’ll forget…
Also you are only able to edit your posts within 5 minutes of posting them. That’s the way it was designed.
@fogg, The RSS feed is fixed now. If you’re still having issues, unsubscribe and then click the RSS icon at the right of the footer. That will give you the correct feed.
@jordan, Thank you for your reply, I understand the reason why I could not edit anymore. 5 minuts should be enough most of the time though.
Furthermore I have one more questions: would it be possible to see your history of notifications? Because once I click on my notifications and I want to reply to one of them, the others are gone when I go back to the main page again. Or maybe I just have not find out about how to see them?
@filipek, You can go to the ‘Activity’ tab on your profile and see anything that has to do with you, eg. @mentions. Friend requests are under the ‘Friends’ tab, and messages are omni-present.
@filipek, The wall functionality was not included in the latest update of the software HE runs on unfortunately. However you can use @mentions in status updates for the same effect.
@joshua, HE works pretty well on mobile devices right now, and I’m still working on making it look like it is an app. In the future, I will certainly have a dedicated app :)
@jordan, how difficult would it be to create a “gaming” section where HEthens can play online games with other HEthens… chess, connect 4, checkers, poker… I’m not sure how much it aligns with the overall mission of HE so it might not be a good fit. But I know for one that it’s always fun to play a nice game of chess with a fellow thinker.
I like the @mention system, because it allows us to get the attention of people we’re responding to and also us to know when somone else is responding to our own comments.
But I’ve noticed it gets a little confusing when other people are mentioning others due to the fact that the @mention uses the persons page name rather than their display name. So I’ve been a little confused in reading discussions and not being able to know who someone is talking to when their mentioned unless I click on the @mention link to their page, which is inconvenient. Is there anyway to change this so that when somone replies to a post it displays that persons name rather than their page name or whatever it is?
For instance, Somone’s name is Joe, and you see that name by their avatar when they post. But when somone mentions Joe, it says @coolkidz or something like that. For me, my display name happens to match my page name Cogito @cogito. But this isn’t the case for everyone and it gets kind of frustrating trying to follow a thread like this sometimes. I’m as interested to see who is addressing someone else as I am to know who is addressing me in a thread. So, is there anyway to be able to change the mention system so that it displays their actual name instead, or maybe atleast displays their actual name next to the @mentions part, like in parentheses or something?
@sumtinprophetic, I think that chess is a good idea, or even some brain tests to recognize which people are like-minded or not. But the truth is that all people are like-minded. Even tests are games. We could just share them on different discussions.
About the @mention thing, isn’t it more simple just after hitting the “reply” to show the account name in brackets or the other way around? I can already see the user name on the bottom of my browser when I put my cursor over someone’s name. Now, who would be the first idiot to register a user name called “mention”.
I’ve seen that I cannot edit every of my posts. Is there a timer or something for that? Not that I need to edit every time, it’s just the editing makes people spam less. Or maybe… the edit really should have timer so they see what they actually posted. :D
@jordan, I was used to posting jpg and gif files to just stuck on discussions and the message to be more visual. Now it shows only the links. Is this a prevention from spamming?
@beyond, I agree. But if nothing else, I’d like to play some chess with fellow HEthens. Online forums are so much more impersonal and I hate playing the computer. A little friendly competition betweens HEthens could be fun and stimulating.
@jordan, I think it would be really cool, if people were to start discussions on the videos (we should totally do that, so we can discuss the video specifically and talk about it) that every time someone comments on a video it gets bumped to the most recent video. Kind of like how the discussions work. I think this site could become the youtube that never was. Youtube is full of people fighting, and not discussing. We could totally make it work.