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Hi all, we've been scrutinizing the experiences pages (not the stories, but the groups pages, the pages with "/groups/" in the URL), and we'd love your input on what's missing, what could be made better, what features would be outstanding, etc. For starters, we've started to clean up extra or broken links, fix some of the profanity filtering issues (it would often star things out that shouldn't have been), etc.

Beyond bug fixes or tweaks, honestly we'd REALLY love input on your biggest ideas that would make the pages more useful to you and others. 

The experiences pages are one of the very first built out here at EP, nearly 4 years ago, so they could use some love! Thoughts are welcome-- we can't get to everything of course, as we've got a long list of things we want to tackle ourselves, but please let us know if you have suggestions, improvements or fixes. As many of you know, it's very common for you to point something out to us today, and have it resolved by tomorrow! 

Much love,
Team EP
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I have read a number of the comments here, and also a number of comments in other experience/groups that express similar opinions.

Based on what I have read and my own experience of using EP I suggest/comment the following:-

Combine profile editing and user account settings into one page. I often find navigation to either difficult and I am sure others do too.

On sign up, default block adult content to 'on'.
Disable the ability to 'turn off' the adult content filter for minors.

Set the minors age to a realistic one. Say 16. If that is not appropriate, then restrict membership to 16/18 and over.

Make it clear what constitutes adult or mature subject matter. Is adult material of a sexual nature? Does mature material cover themes that explore particularly contentious topics (such as suicide or euthanasia) other than sexual?

The filtering of profanity and/or words considered to be of a sexual nature seems hit and miss and causes a lot of ill-feeling. Two of the main reasons is the use of a 'bot' (computer algorithm) and lack of recourse. Either the'bot' needs to be ditched or improved, or content flagged by the 'bot' should be reviewed by a moderator for context and appropriateness. Any member having material deleted or censored should be able to discuss the reasons why with a moderator.

There are numerous experiences/groups that are broadly the same thing. Is there not a way for these to be combined so that individual experiences are not spread over several experience/groups, thus diluting the richness of an experience. For example, there are four experiences about being from/living in the UK. At most this should be two and would make sharing of those experiences easier.

I joined the 'Experience Project' because its name and goals distinguished it from social networks. I don't consider EP to be a social network similar to Facebook, Google Plus or similar. It is a place for sharing and discussing experiences whether they be: 'safe for babies' i.e. about pets, about driving, about swimming, about fears or achievements; 'Mature Themes', as mentioned above (suicide), taboo subjects, but definitely not of a sexual nature; or 'Adult themes', basically anything of a sexual nature.

Please do not turn EP into a Facebook or Twitter.

The world is rich with a diversity of cultures and people. There will therefore be a diversity of experiences that people would love to share or read about. Lets not censor those.

Also users should behave as reasonable human beings, and either accept that diversity, ignore/block content that they find offensive or against their beliefs and sensibilities, or not be an EP member.

Attacking people for content not agreed with is not a sharing of an experience. It is a personal attack and should be unacceptable.

A lot mentioned but certainly not exhaustive. Hopefully some will be helpful/useful.

I think you should drop the profanity filtering altogether. It's sad, really, and smacks of thought police. Akin to Japanese manga where they pixellate body parts. Those are only cartoons, after all, and these are only words. A better option might be to put a certification on postings, or an over 18 warning. The filtering does you a disservice, given that probably all of the words you want to filter appear in mainstream literature in any case - you don't see censorship bars on words in novels. If you think of it this way: the Nazis and the Communist regimes censored text. You don't want to repeat such oppressive behaviour.

I couldn't agree more. I asked the question, "Should gardens be refined or an **** of colour?" They removed it under automated censorship and Arsineh's response was basically it's my fault for using adult language. BUT, I AM AN ADULT! I enjoy my garden. Sorry to offend EP, but there's nothing I like better than putting in swathes of bedding plants before a good layer of mulch. Actually I did it as a child too

Interesting that the word '****' was deemed adult without taking into consideration its use in the relevant context.
The word '****' can be used in many contexts other than sexual, as you showed in your comment above.
Here is another example: 'I indulged myself in an **** of food'. Reading that I would assume that the person saying it would have eaten huge quantities of food in one sitting. In said example **** has been used instead of another word, for example gorged. The first implies a pleasurable experience, the second implies a greedy, selfish experience.

Exactly

I have been given a wedgie

Try selling it on ebay if you don't want it

What?

LOL

A METHOD TO SIFT GENUINE PEOPLE FROM THE FAKES.

I would like to know how my a/c "Noggin103" could disappear overnight!
I have been a regular contributor for 5 years and had a friends-base of 3,000, as well as 160 tokens, plus pre-2012 pictures allowance.
How can an account just be wiped-clear, without any crime or prior notice?
Answers please to my personal email.
coylekevin103@gmail.com

Yep.
a) Separate the teens from the adults. That way you can:-
Let the adults be adults - lay off with the absurd censorship. Stick with the aim of being a support site. Some adults have adult issues.
b) Bring back titles (Power to the writers) and various editing features.
c) Bring back groups.
d) Let's have decent avatars again.
e) Fix the issues which have seen a massive fall in user numbers (and Arsineh PLEASE stop denying that there's a massive fall in user numbers. THERE IS A MASSIVE FALL IN USER NUMBERS!)
f) When it's fixed, stop meddling. The changes over the past couple of years have been a relentlessly downward spiral. Put back the features we had two years ago and then just maintain it. Give members the tools and all the witty, erudite, passionate people who have something to say might come back and make the site interesting and valid again. Although, it is possible you have left it too late. Quite a lot of folk don't even log in to pick up messages anymore

h)Find a means to bring back all the witty,erudite,passionate people who have left.

All of the intricacies were what MADE this site. Now look at it. An APP. I hate what it's become in contrast.

Get rid of EPAllie. We all know she's a bot not a person and it's deleting post based on certain words (rather then reading the Entire content) and then there's no link to appeal the removal at the removal message ( Two messages no link) it sends so my post is gone forever. You have a box that we check stating that our post is not suitable for people under a certain age yet EPAllie negates even using that feature of YOUR WEBSITE.While I realize this site needs to be monitored it shouldn't be done by a robot seeking out certain words but by a person who can read. Maybe get a team of people/member volunteers to replace EPALLIE and then this site would be better. Haven't you figured out no one wants to deal with a robot (who can't reply) over a human being { hello? Automated CS} especially when it comes to things we post about our lives or important/adult minded experience.

Maybe make a EP for minors {EPTeen that Allie monitors) so that this one remains for adults therefore EPALLIEs only job is to keep minors out and get rid of the pervs/creeps that are reported on by members.

I have dozens of ways to make this site better but since you have EPALLIE I doubt you'll listen anyway.

That dos not compute,,,bleep!That dos not compute!

I dont understand why it says you were last online march 2013 when you just added me. there are obviousl errors.

Perhaps it is different looking at the post under mine.
Importantly, this site does not appear to be moderated ANYWHERE NEAR enough. There are people blindly swearing. Swear words are not automatically edited out which needs to be done. There are people arguing which happens, but it seems to be left up to the members. You can flag posts or people which I have done for good reason, but have no feedback as to whether they have been warned or suspended.
I saw someone who said their account was removed recently which they were very upset about because they werent aware of having done anything wrong, and one of the people in the comments said they couldnt understand it either because they didnt see that they had done anything wrong. You need to COMMUNICATE with people. Tell them what they have done that is against the rules and give them a warning that if it is seen they do this again, their account will be suspended. Said person was upset she had lost experiences she had shared and friends she had made.

adding people to your CIRCLE? No explanation. There arent different circles are there?

The QUESTIONS you ask arent on your PROFILE ACTIVITY
. Profile activity only shows the last few things you have done - it should show more.

It should be made clear WHO the MODERATORS are and how to contact them. I had one in my circle but you just added me. surely everyone should be in your circle so that you can moderate them and they can ask questions. Also you should not be able to remove a moderator from your friends/circle -that way you can keep a check on everyone. Sexual experiences are allowed which is ok but I do wonder where the limit is as there seems to be none (as I said, no monitoring of explicit language). people could say something is suitable for minors when it isnt.

ABILITY TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM CONTACTING YOU like people of a certain age or gender. this could protect minors or people generally.

You just added me so you must have been online but the fact that your last update on your profile is this post from 4, nearly 5 years ago is not very reassuring. Anothet moderator it was even longer.

some posts I have typed then it wont let me post because its too long and loses it.


When I joined I thought it was a fab idea that there were GOALS
you could aim for and you could browse through them and click on them and decide if that was something you wanted to do. then presumably people could encourage you. What happened? This was one of the best features. People could simply click 'ME TOO' and possibly describe what steps they need to take to achieve it.

Hi, I was looking at your experiences and you used to have caption of the day but it looks like that didnt continue for very long. Are you a moderator? I have a number of suggestions.
First of all, I use the site on my mobile phone (there isnt a mobile site but I have downloaded the new app too).

To start there seems little guidance on how to find your way around this website. Ive found it very confusing from the beginning which is why I havent used it much and only starting to use it more.

When I write an experience, on the website on my phone I can type anything I like in the heading. On the app I have to choose the name of a group. its nice to be a member of a group but I'm not sure this is the right thing. How about using TAGS in a post, like on blogs and social networks and most other modern sites? That way you can search for other people with similar experiences such as #insomnia or #anxiety. (Does not need to have a hash tag neccesarily but something that can link to other experiences).

I keep seeing people using the same heading such as 'I like to help others'. I am confused. Is it coincidence they were all saying that?
I see there are different sections such as lgbt and military. Again its not very clear. Neither is the fact you can blog. It is not down the left hand side as someone said to me, it is in tiny writing at the bottom of the page.

There needs to be a short video taking you through what you can click on, how to share experiences, what the differences between experiences and confessions are, and what the 'dreams' section is. This has appeared, disappeared and come back since I joined. So has the confessions section. You need to tell us on the home page of the site whats new or whats changed rather than keeping us confused and send out emails every few months keeping us updated on any changes.

Perhaps it is completely different on the computer but since it is not a mobilr version of the site and someone said it was practically the same, I guess not. The app does not guide people through anything either which seems a bit strange. you can gather that you can press 'me too' but thats the only thing thats clear what its about.

group categories are still up, along with "related experiences" even though there is no longer an edit or descriptive option for creators of new groups.
you could be in the ILIASM and down in the corner see completely random recommendations like I Love My Dog More Than Most People as a similar experience.
also i think it'd be cool to bring back threads.

i think the Heart feature is detramental to the comments
section. instead of commenting it is esier to just heart it .so you never really get any exchange of ideas.

true.

Dont know where else to post, but... My questions are not coming on the main QA page for almost an year. They are shown in my QA list from my profile but not in the QA page (http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer.php).

Do something about it and for gawd's sake do it quickly.

i feel like you should ban the 15 and under

Or maybe give the minors a separate site EPTeen or something. So to get rid of EPALLIE robot.

More advertising so we all will have MORE FREINDS ON HERE instead of taking down groups add more

How about any topic that will put kids in harms way. I have a kik account, I have a facebook account, etc. (Block any topic that allows preditors from contacting these innocent and not soinnocent kids from getting hurt even further (ie i have even seen phone numbers listed). If you dont have the staff to monitor the boards, reach out to those thst often report preditor activity and ask them to join and truly bane those who are breaking your rules. Kids lives are in danger and EP doesn't seem to give a damn. You can also expand why we are reporting a post. Some suggestions would be (providing person info, sexual preditor veribage, minor who provided wrong age, blocked person with new account, etc.)

EP, why I can't post my pictures from windows 2013? I am so unhappy!

I love EP it's really gotten so much better than it was and the best thing was the EP app for my phone. Thank you for making it a great place to meet people. The only thing I don't like and it's not your fault is the perverts thank you for the block in feature

under a topic that has ......25 stories.....You are unable to get all those posted. Most of the time I only get stories I have posted myself. What's the deal with that???

When I post questions, I only get a maximum of three answers. I'd like to be able to get unlimited answers. Can we make this happen?

How can we post a status update on the iPhone app?

bring back the free chat option ! ,,,,,,,,,,,,its free on yahoo and facebook !

Give us back our "Mature Topics" section. There is a big community that uses it and appreciates it. Make a qualification standard for being a member of that Mature Section like a credit card number check to keep the underage out. I've been seeing a lot of teenagers showing up in topics like the, "I'm a girl that likes girls" thread. They have no business in an adult topics section.

EP has always been a place where I can write of adult situations and get feedback from other adults. And I appreciate it. That's why I've been here so long. But those under the age of 18 or 21 have no business reading or addressing my mature, sexual or erotic topics.

And there are many of us out here that like to write to those topics. It has given us a place to tell our stories and experiences to other adults. A place to get responses and input to those writings. And a place to get better at writing about those experiences.

EP has always been a place where we had the freedom to do just that. And for reasons unclear it seems that this avenue of expression is being choked off. Our access to searches of topics, our ability to read entries in those topics and our ability to respond to those topics has been limited by EP and we now have to search through totally unrelated topics to find what we look for.

I would ask that EP approach 'Mature Topics" with that same maturity. Establish a litmus test for age appropriate entry. Or make a nominal yearly charge for participating in those sections even. It will keep the riff-raff out for the rest of us serious writers.

I fear that EP will however limit the freedom that the internet once provided us and only respond with an E-Mail form letter on "Community Standards". That is a loss for all of us and a victory for the muzzling of the voice of freedom of expression.

Good luck with that. EP seems bent on eradicating any hint that the people on here are actually real live, flesh and blood people....

no they are interested in irradiating raunchy

"irradiating raunchy"???

Seems funny how people who believe "mature" subjects are "raunchy" always go looking for it. In any case I think there should be an "Adult/Mature" category to protect their frail sensibilities.....

Oh, they're just trying to make themselves feel superior by spying on what other people are writing--even though they would *never* be caught dead reading it on purpose, of course.


Still trying to figure out how 'irradiating' it will help, though--irradiation often causes mutant growth...


Works for me. Set the *groups* to 'adult', rather than the stories, and anyone with adult filters or underage profiles shouldn't even be able to see those groups or their contents.

except when I still have to look at the words "I love it up the ***," "I love anal sex" and so much more plastered all over my activity page because a circle member joined that group and I had the profound misfortune of adding them to my circle BEFORE they joined every disgusting graphic group on EP no "we" don't go looking for it

Then EP should fix their filter so that it doesn't come up on your activity page, period. They should not ban all references to sexual activity for the entire community. As a computer programmer, I know this can be done so that both groups can have the experience they want. EP is choosing simplicity over actual work, probably because of the incompetent developers they have writing their code.

see that's what I'm talking about you don't even get it

It seems that EP isn't trying to put a firewall between the Adult community and those who don't wish to go there. I have not problem with someone who doesn't wish to read or write about adult topics. That's their privilege. It's the clumsy way EP has tried to limit adult postings. Their censor program will not let the word penis be used in a post yet the word vagina is perfectly acceptable along with the slang word for penis, "****". I would strongly advise EP to contact some of us who post on the adult/mature topics to find a way to make those topics accessible by those who want to read or write them, yet block from view those topics from those who don't wish to view them. Personally, I get tired of seeing posts like, "I feel depressed everyday", or "I hate my husbands Ex." Let that stuff stay on the general side of the firewall.

I fear this is as much as EP is going to offer as far as "improvement" for EP users:

Hello,


We apologize if you are receiving this message more than once. We're contacting you because one or more of the groups you belong to has been removed for violating EP Community Guidelines: http://www.experienceproject.com/community-guidelines


EP is a place where people can share stories about their life experiences and the emotional impact those experience have had on them.


And though we allow conversations around mature topics, including those that involve sexuality, EP is NOT a place for fantasy, titillation, p├Ârnography, or sexual solicitation. In other words, we allow mature posts focused on the emotional impact the experiences has had on you, however explicit/graphic content shared for the purpose of sexual arousal will not be tolerated. Find more details here: http://www.experienceproject.com/community-guidelines


We hope that you'll continue to enjoy EP in the way it was intended to be used within the bounds of our Community Guidelines and that you'll help us maintain a positive space by flagging inappropriate groups or posts that violate our terms of service.


Best,

EP Support

Along with all the "I live in a sexless marriage" groups...

Suggestions have been made to EP, but they're either spouting their new party line about how they only want to allow the emotions and not the erotica or ignoring them completely.

Annoying posting topics could probably be eliminated by blocking that party from your circle. Myself, I've seen one too many "I'm a girl who likes girls" posts by 13-15 yo's on my timeline.

Perhaps we need an Xperience Project? Adults only!

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I'd like for the topics not to be so repetitive. If there's already an "I Love Music" topic, I'd like for it to be the only one, that way I don't have to go around clicking all of them in order to see what everybody posts.

It's not the most pressing issue, I can see, but I'd like for there to be less repeated topics.

Thanks guys.

fix the Q&A's ASAP!!! bring back the edit button and bring back my friends!!!

" .....it's very common for you to point something out to us today, and have it resolved by tomorrow! "

No, it's not.

Get the ****** diaper community back you **** so suck a monkeys ****

Huh? Using the words "******, and suck, and monkeys ****" only make your point more emphatic, if you have the sense to make your point in the rest of your words.

where has the time line gone????
Click on recent and you don't get the most recent at the top. So why bother.
Do you really want us to blindly stumble through the pages looking for new experiences, or is it meant to keep the adverts in front for a longer time.
Don't think that advertisers will be happy with a large group of EP'ers that don't feel happy with the site.
Personally, I'm now looking for alternative sites that will provide what I'm after

I had thought that the change was linked to me being in Austria rather than in the UK, but it seems not to be the case.
This seems to a change for change sake.
Not big and not clever.
Give us back our EP, or give us the option to select the old profile setting.
Unhappy EPer

the 'new look' just isn't working for me.
Seems like less control and worse feel to the pages

I'd like to add photos

I have been on experience project since 2007 I think. It is now much larger so some of the problems with groups are now magnified.

(1) There are too many experience groups and there are many duplicate topics that need to be merged. After merging them and reducing the number of topics any additional topics should be "approved" before being able to be posted.

(2) I have not found an index or list of experience groups and only know about some of them because my friends join them or comment on them.

(3) Some people seem to join every experience group and it is obvious that they have joined groups where they do not belong [Example that I noticed last night, an adult male who joined "I am 13 and gay" and also another age group when he does not belong in either].

(4) There is not enough protection for minors. I have thought about ways to do that and I would be happy to discuss those off line because there are a lot of issues here and it would not be good to set rules that would limit the ability of kids to talk to each other or to get help when they need it but there has to be a way to keep predators from accessing kids. I have had to warn several kids in the past two weeks that someone who has friended them exhibits predatory behavior. I have also had to step in when someone is in pain, or confused, or being abused, or is suicidal, and there needs to be a way to allow that access while keeping out predators or voyeurs.

I will be happy to help and advise if you wish.

Members joined random groups in which they had no interest because they could earn free tokens for every three groups they joined. The need for tokens on EP (which you can also buy) has waxed and waned with the changes, although I doubt if you can get a refund if EP deletes your account. You used to be able to send photos in private messages, and gifts and a host of other things, using tokens. This may have changed now. They seem pretty much defunct, althugh you can still pay for them

Seems like before it use to be easier to navigate to the topics of interests.

I think you should have adults only groups so the language is more segregated and must be over 18yrs. Old

this is the first time iv been looking round the site,so will see how things go.

Will check it out now...

Thanks , I will take that all on board.

Just an amazing place to be so far. (Only been on for a few weeks, but extremely rewarding). Thank you for creating this world.

Can EP make it easier to block a person , to delete a persons comment , and make it easier to create a group. On the app it is not easy to do these things please make it possible to do so thank you.

Voicing an opinion or writing a story without excepting comments of opposition is pretty much pointless, don't you think?

Voicing an opinion or writing a story without excepting comments of opposition is pretty much pointless, don't you think?

why would ep start this page if they are not going to help........i have not seen one reply to any questions or remarks on this page.

Hi, I've got two suggestions.

1. The "Help" link at the very bottom of the page is quite useful for new users on this site. However, the font size is quite small and it is below an advert banner. It would be better if you included this link in the introductory email that you send out.

2. I gather that you've disabled the location information on user profiles. I personally would find it useful if it was in use again, primarily because I would prefer to message people in my own time zone. I'm not interested in seeing the city they're in, just the country would be sufficient.

I would be happy if my email/message function worked. It has not worked for 3 months or so and I have emailed and asked questions on numerous occasions trying to get it fixed. There is nothing wrong with my settings. I have checked them numerous times.

My chat function won't work either. I have hit the box for chat, saved it, returned and it has returned to the off function.

What happened to the box that allowed you to search for friends usernames?

Why are there so many similar experience pages for the same experience........they should be combined.

What happened to the box that allowed you to find local people ?

That is all I can think of now.........thanks

ok i understand why i can\'t use chat. but can ep explain to me why i can\'t send email out........that would be really nice.

and what happened to the ability to search for usernames ?

I inadvertently hit block and haven't been able to reconnect from the block.?????

I'll tell you something which annoys me a bit when I go to groups. I look up a group and I see a story that looks interesting (usually at the top of the page) but before I go to read it, I click the 'me too' button to add that experience. However, when I do this, the top stories move down like 10 stories and it makes it harder to find them again. It'd be great if the stories didn't run away when you press 'me too'! :)

There also needs to be a 'my groups' tab on our profiles. I've made a few groups and tbh, some of them I can't remember and probably won't find unless I had 'my groups' tab on my profile, taking me to a list of groups I've created.

yea we genunely need a my groups tab

It would be marvelous to not only share our experiences, but invite more positive input by posting fictional stories on a page specifically designed for stories. Perhaps there can be a variety of subjects posted, one per week. This will get the creative juices flowing and open up our expression. Examples could be, "Do you remember losing your first tooth?", "What was your first kiss like?", "When were you sad because you lost a friend?", or "What was your first day at your new job like?" Remember, these do NOT need to be factual, as much as allowing the creativity to flow.

What a mind-strengthening exercise, and a great way to begin allowing others to involve themselves in our thoughts.

Why we couldn't create our own group?

You can make your own group.
Visit your experiences area on your profile and you get that streaming feed of experiences others have liked. Type in the group you want to create and click on the plus symbol button. A dialog box will appear telling you that the group hasn't been created, would you like to create it? and walaah, you have a group. :)

Cellular navigation instructions. Advice on how to download the full site on your iPhone. I am unable to block, unfriend, or look at my whiteboard I just realized I had today by logging in from an email you sent me. My advice is to keep experiences private until someone joins that group. On that level. Have a different page for different groups. I personally don't wanna post depressing stuff all the time to those that are not. Creating drama (low key)

I second this!

I cancelled my email notifications because I was getting way to many but since then I cannot read any replies or see likes to my answers or statements left for other members. I also can no longer send personal replies to answers left for me. Should I restart the email notification? Or is this a iPad thing

i cannot send emails either.....did u figure out what the problem was ?

thanks

Don't place an experience on someone's page that they haven't chosen. Also allow users to delete an "experience" from their page.

I did not know someone could do that.........I wonder if that is why I have found experiences I did not remember checking. I thought it was a result of careless fingers. If someone does that can we figure out who did it ?

well if it's on your page in your homestream it's likely there because someone in your circle joined a group

also if you write a story for a group even as a counter argument it automatically adds you to that group (GRRRRR) they really do need to stop this because not everyone wants to join a group just because the write a story about it

outside the counter argument the story you write for group X may only be as small part of you and you don't want it added to your experience list because get thousands of friends and thousands of experiences and your profile starts to malfunction

Yeah ! More Females !

It would be nice if my stories I have shared else where on ep, showed up in my stories too. I know I have shared more than two stories here. :) Or at least a link to the story between my profile and where it was shared so people can share back and give their input or share their stories directly. :)

i like this page

What happened to my blogs? Why can't I find them?

Do you still have the "surveys" section? I have been off of EP for about a year, & just came back today. I keep looking but cannot find the surveys section. That was one of my most favorite parts. If you still have it, I'd like to know how to get to it. And if you don't still have it, I'd like to see it be brought back.

Why was your last story 3 years ago? Where have you all gone?

Please tell me how to report an avatar that has nudity? Where and who do I tell? I did report this once but have found another. May be the same dude. I took down the username.

I may already have said this, but if EP members want to find if any others are really close to them, who might like to meet, a search facility would be wonderful.
May be you already have it.
I will certainly want to pay something to EP, when I have managed to cancel all the repeating payments I don't want.
I think that this is a wonderful site. Thank you.
Peter

U don't have to work that hard, just give us back the chat.. we're not that rich to pay u 5$ per month,,

i am new to this site and using more and more this has saved me you don't know how ? thank you god bless david1957

One of my stories missing from the list .

Any way you can get rid of Flo?

The new email format looks nice but you left out a reply function to old emails. Now, I have to type in a new address for every new reply. Can you put in a reply function ?

If you do, you will be my hero ......all......day.......long !!

i like my old name better....

yes please can you help me........

yes and no use a dfference name........

pullupgirl103 i need help to get back on Ep''''

how a bought your first love ore the lost of your first love

What's the opposite of common?

Very hard to categorize thoughts.....will have to give it some thought. Haha

I have plenty of issues, lots of experience, too many questions and I can put a positive spin on anything!

please add a way to consolidate groups, suggestion groups or something or even a way to vote and list the related groups.. if enough agree we can move all to the 'parent' group.

There are groups that do not have logo's It would be great if you would allow people to give them one. They are locked down with the generic EP symbol and would benefit from a member of that group assigning a new picture to it.

This. ^

thank you

I wrote about this a long time ago, but it hasn't been fixed yet, and it bugs me.
When you've read a story, you scroll down to the comments. Each comment has a thumbnail and the handle of the author. If you mouse over the author, a pop out appears with the age range and gender of the author. This works all the way down UNTIL you reach the "view more" at the bottom. When you click on that "view more" label, more comments appear, HOWEVER, none of the authors' handles pop out with their age and gender any further down. This is important to me in many comments to know quickly the age and gender of the commentors.

Related: when looking a the listing of experiences under any topic, each short synopsis also carries the same thumbnails and and author's handles. It would be as useful to implement that same pop out of author info as just mentioned above in the stories, please!

Seems that you recently change how this works, but not for the better. Now I don't get the age and gender at all. Did you misunderstand what I asked for?

nicely said, 'drummerboy4u'. I have to comment on 'imjonbean'. what you like on facebook reveals one's IQ and the colbert report has higher IQ people. lol It's not one'Q you should be concerned with ,,it's their EQ (emotional quotient) that determines compatibility. If you do not wnat aggressive correspondence with internet users then think of their emotional quotient. there are some people that are academically intelligent and still aggressive. This is why it takes a long time to get to know someone. We must see how one reacts in certain situations to determine their intelligence via their emotional response.

How do I find all the stories for someone whose stories I find interesting? Some have blocked their profile so it's not possible to just vlivk on their member name.

I think you should work on an IPhone app for people who have just had an experience and don't have access to a computer

The more i read about your participation and whatnot ,the more you and your staff want to make me want to puke!! Maybe you think you're helping somehow,but you really should have a group meeting at your 'little' table ,throw out what you learned at college/and start over and try and become "writers", and social commenters!! I personally give advice to business proffessionals, and make a good living at it!! Most important is that I am the conductor,and so many learn to contribute to our symphony and become better commentators,and be much better at helping our young graduates be all they can be by contributing to our country, thoughts, and and unbreakable connection to the betterment of all that is good about America!! God Bless USA!!!

I really want to get outta heare and travel onward!! Someone give me a guiding light before I shoot myself!!! Come on, I know there are a few friends that actually love me...!!

I really like this website EP lot more than FaceBook. Already deleted my account there. Thankyou for such a wonderful site.
Mirza

Their should be a qualitative/quantitative rating system to encourage people to make quality posts and to improve the experience of the site. The best quality posts would be read most with this feature. An example might include the quality/grade of how inspiring a story/comment/content is. Then a section would be created for the most inspiring rated things. Other qualities/gradations to evaluate and categorize would be, persuasiveness level/grade, importance, and the urgency of message would be the greatest addition. That way I can see and help/organize those people who need the help most urgently. I do not want to wade through low quality posts, please help me save time and be more effective in this world by considering these enhancements. People could set the urgency of their message and people could confirm the urgency to get the most urgent ideas, solutions, and problems attention. Other qualities would be to rate the intentions of the people by others, a public grade for your profile would allow people to trust you easier because of recommendations and evaluations by others.

I think that in order to improve the Experience Project people must be able to find what they are here for more easily, whether it be an adviser type person, a level of helpfulness from people, inspiring people/leaders, and i feel most important to my goals is knowing the level of discontentment of people, which could be self rated and also verified by the community. Personality types would be a great way to meet people too. Allow people to meet the kind of people they are looking for. You guys are doing a wonderful job with this site already and I hope you can make these improvements for everyone's benefit. Society and general well-being would greatly progress with these measurements and browsing options in place.

Also, a belief evaluator tool could help people with common beliefs unite. A survey ought to be used to evaluate people's beliefs on political philosophy and religious beliefs in order to match them up with each other. It could also encourage people to discuss other philosophies/religions and to further progress towards a more peaceful world as people find common ground and resolve differences by synthesis of beliefs.
Here is an example I wrote of a survey that an organization might use to solve violence before it happens:
http://envisioningthefuturefortheworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/thediscontentment-survey-continuation.html

I would like to meet people who have a tendency towards violence so that I can help them cope with their overwhelming emotions. Maybe a survey could detect these violent tendencies and be used to alert those who can help with those problems. People ought to be able to attribute positive qualities, such as the tendency for problem resolution and good emotional management, so that people with emotional or other problems can meet and learn from those with experience with those problems. A greater analysis of people will lead to a greater society and a greater EP. Mass violence can end soon if we take these actions, to solve discontentment before it gets violent. It could start as an experimental section/community on the site like there is that option to use the experimental features of Facebook. Survey monkey would be a good resource to look into for this goal of solving violence and improving society fundamentally. I would also like the amount/grade of philosophical and important contribution to humanity to be a feature to browse the most philosophical, intellectual, purposeful, and meaningful contributions to humanity.

You could try to ask questions that reveal whether or not a person is abusive. Maybe People who like war movies tend to be abusive. I heard that your facebook likes reveal a lot about you like your IQ, and apparently people who like the colbert Report on facebook have a higher IQ. You could also just let user report when they do something abusive.

Why do people ask for so much variety, for simple answers,questions,etc.?? And, yah,people seem to want internet "friends",but those threads are as thin as the universe!! People are for the most part separated by a electronic screen, algorrythms, and links to advertisers and other corporate scum!! Get out, meet people ,have dinner,a movie, giggle, act silly together, touch and look into each others eyes!! There's you real answer!! Sorry EP!! :)

Ok! So you're asking again, maybe you didn't get the community "participation" you were expecting! I can give you a little take on what I think, and it's not all, nor does it represent EP! What does make EP special to me?? Only I can answer that so it's a good place to start!! Ep is an alternative site, geared for adult interaction, although not always as there are kids, minors, etc.!! You know what? ,I welcome them certainly more than they 'accept' me!! In EP tradition I want them to interact, participate, but they seem to want to use the site as some private place to get approval for their "angst" That is not acceptable to me, as I have a 17 yr. old daughter, and a 22 yr. old son. I certainly want to be an anomonous commenter, but I also run into very "troubled" teens indeed; I almost feel as though they should be 'shunned" just to teach them that you better be honest, sincere, and searching for wellbeing and health or get the hell off!!! We are all here to support and help each other, and if you don't want to at least explore that, then maybe there's a way to take a stand??? As a parent, I think this is an important issue and one that EP should work hard on addressing, cause I hear alot of voices calling out for love and understandinding, and they deserve a format more than we do!!!!Love---Peter--------------------

would like a way to have a indertudtion page wich would teach ya the basics of the web page its relly so complext for me to use and im new so i dont kne much about this place

God idea! Thanks.

<p>I'm Tired of all this for now, and most know why!!! Let's be real, continue in our quest, squash the bugs out there and continue in our real work!! Peter--------------------------------<3</p>HAHAHAHAAHA

Make it easier to chat. As it is right now, chatting is a total pain, and incredibly cumbersome.

I find my most frustrating experience on this board is how to friend people. I can add them to my circle, they agree to be friends with me, but everyone says to do that I just have to click a button to add as friends. Well, nowhere on my screen is there such a button to click. How do I make people I meet here my friends?

I have trouble finding the link to start a new group when on mobile

How to make a group in this web site? Why you aren't join Apple? I wish EP can have Iphone apps.