This isn't a community site

Dan (@danfontaine) 7 years, 7 months ago

I haven’t been here for nearly a year
tonight I thought it would be charming to revisit this great site that really aided to my personal growth in my odd coming of age years
I am sad to see the commercialized standard set by the web design itself
The latest message board activity looks like a damn google/youtube search query

blogs and videos are not why this site was dope
this is now gay af

February 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm
JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

You’re being a bit too negative about this.

I agree the redesign may have compromised the “community feel” a tad.

It’s still a great site and we should all be thankful for it.

Some are Roses,
Some are Thorns,
Justin Danger

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Will this be the twilight of this site? Maybe! It’s the same lame threads over and over. I won’t be active like I used to be with the current layout and many others won’t be either.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Yeah, we have been aware that the quality of the discussions have been compromised. We are actively trying to fix this. Pointing to the redesign is unfair in my opinion, our previous version was lacking similar quality – hence the update.

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JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I agreed, you can’t blame it on the design.

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ogsdh (5) (@ogsdh) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

@justindanger, as a new member to he, i find the design to be refreshing. whatever shortcomings there are, it seems that the admins would do (and likely are doing) what they can for the individuals to continue congregating quite comfortably (hence @martijn’s response just hours after this post).


@danfontaine
, being that you were(are?) a subscriber to he, your negativity surprises me. you should try contributing. rally positive support stemming from the love of the he community you have to encourage the design team, etc. rather than posting a negative critique for all people to see (including me, a new member – which resulted in a dissenting impression of the he community you claim to belong to (same to you, @vovinawol)), you could have shown the essence of he that once inspired you to be you. not to sound assertive and correcting, just thought a new member perspective would help remind you that this site still does what it set out to do. words are powerful, as we know.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Thanks for this, I really appreciate it :)

I find it hard sometimes to deal with negative critique when it’s not constructive at all. We are seriously working hard and testing/trying out new things, and just to hear that, meh this sucks, this is gay, with no constructive feedback at all. That is not helping whatsoever, except that you can spew your negative emotions.

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JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

For anyone throwing shade on this site…

Go to Tao Bums’ forum
Go to Above Top Secret
Go to God Like Productions
Go to any other forum discussing these kinds of topic

You’ll be back…

You’ll be back on your knees begging for forgiveness…

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

:)

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Haha, thanks man :)

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I have my days when I feel moody and sad, and I’m sorry for that. I try to always be positive about everything in the world and the world gets the best of me. The more I learn the harder it gets for me and I suppose it’s because I have a long way to go in order to reach perfect peace profound AKA Wisdom and Understanding. I stand corrected.

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ogsdh (5) (@ogsdh) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

@vovinawol, let me first say, that i was merely trying to be a polite reminder, not correcting. in the book of james (christ. bible), it talks about a man walking away from the mirror and forgetting what his face looks like – just saw a great opportunity. secondly, awesome response. it really gave me the shared feeling of oneness i seek for in this community (and continually find). lastly, i would encourage you to think of the words of jesus when you’re feeling off, “i and the father am one.”

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

Sorry to hear you feel like that, I wonder, since you have been away for a year, have you seen HE 4.0? In my opinion the current HE is a big improvement on that. I agree that the version before that was definitely more focused around the discussions, but I am sure both Jordan and Martijn are working very hard to optimise and refine everything. If you would have been using HE on a daily basis in the last 3/4 months you would have seen that very very regularly improvements and refinements are made, from small details to huge changes. Unfortunately nowadays our generations want everything to be done and accessible as quickly as possible. Patience is a virtue. And I agree with Martijn, instead of angry complaints, why not provide some constructive feedback? It is so easy to complain, but it’s a lot more challenging to provide constructive feedback. I challenge you :)

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I think that all the old members are just so used to the old familiar layout and we hate to change it for better or worse. The quality of discussions taking a fall is somewhat a mystery to me though, and I don’t blame the layout or creators for that at all. Most new threads are mostly the same as the past one’s and were discussed in alot of detail, and I think most old members like myself just don’t want to go over it again and again. The term “lame” was the wrong word to describe my thoughts on this. One thing for sure, is that I don’t miss all those old trolls at all lol! I suppose that they will creep their way back in time though. Perhaps at least one may have had an epiphany hehe. *bows head*

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I see new replies on my notices, yet they don’t show up on the pages…is this a glitch or were they flagged? I’m guessing it is a glitch though.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

The notifications also include your own post. We hope to fix this soon :)

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 7 months ago ago

I see, thanks. The notifications are losing me alot.

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