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Suggestions For The Groups/experiences Pages?

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
ExperienceProject ExperienceProject 26-30, M 239 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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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?