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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 16th, 2018, 9:16 pm

zboy1 wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 2:37 am
I'm in. It's a great idea, Ghost!

Actually, what would be even better would be another website/forum where decent moderation and an organized system be put in place to eventually replace HA altogether. Right now, HA is a mess. Lol
Yeah, maybe putting the support network on HA itself wouldn't be such a good idea, hahaha...

HA has little structure and isn't strict, but the support network would have to be by necessity.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 16th, 2018, 9:22 pm

Winston wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 3:41 pm
This is a good idea. But the exchange needs to be fair. I don't know how it could be enforced though. What if someone gets jipped and doesn't follow through on his part? If so we can at least kick him out of the group I guess. It'd be an honor system where people gain trust by reputation and past conduct.
Yeah, it would need to be an honor system. But we as a group would need to be careful about who we let in, so as to cut down on members getting ripped off.

Letting new members in could be based on two things: meeting criteria and a vote by core members.

The criteria for eligibility could be making 100 posts first, no history of trolling, not a feminist, demonstrating good character and traits. And of course having something that needs promotion, views, clicks, sales, etc.

The vote by core members would allow us to prevent any bad apples from getting into the bunch by letting us go by our gut instinct.
What should the subforum be called? Just "Happier Abroad Support Network"?
Would be OK, but maybe one of us could come up with a really good name. I'll be thinking of some ideas.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 18th, 2018, 3:15 am

I can't think of any good names so far...the acronyms suck.

Happier Abroad Mutual Support = HAMS

Mutual Support Group = MSG

Happier Abroad Support Network Team = HASN'T

Happier Abroad Network = HAN

How about just Happier Abroad Network?

@Winston do you want to make an exclusive forum for it here, or does someone need to make a website for this?
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Winston » August 18th, 2018, 11:54 pm

Those are good names and acronyms. The shorter and easier to remember the better. How about we start with Happier Abroad Network? Then we can always change it if we want. The thing is, the term "support network" makes it sound like a group therapy or counseling group or something. lol

We can make you the leader or moderator of the group ok Ghost? Kind of like what we did with the Expat VIP group. You can add or remove members to it.

Do you want the group to be viewable to everyone else? I don't mean guests. I mean like all the registered forum members. Do you want them to be able to view it? But you select only those who are members who can post in it? So it will be viewable to everyone but only members can post in it? Or do you prefer that it is only viewable to group members, who can post in it as well?

What do you think? Which one?
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Cornfed » August 19th, 2018, 12:30 am

Could I be a member and still make fun of losers like Johnny1975 even if he were a member?

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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Winston » August 19th, 2018, 1:11 am

Cornfed wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 12:30 am
Could I be a member and still make fun of losers like Johnny1975 even if he were a member?
Dumb question. No of course not. It's a support board and support is helping each other, not insulting each other. If you want to criticize someone, do it on another board. But please be tactful about it, not mean spirited. You shouldn't make fun of people anyway, that's juvenile and only brings people down.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Cornfed » August 19th, 2018, 1:26 am

Winston wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 1:11 am
Cornfed wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 12:30 am
Could I be a member and still make fun of losers like Johnny1975 even if he were a member?
Dumb question. No of course not. It's a support board and support is helping each other, not insulting each other. If you want to criticize someone, do it on another board. But please be tactful about it, not mean spirited. You shouldn't make fun of people anyway, that's juvenile and only brings people down.
It's not a dumb question in the wider context. How do you resolve conflicts between members?

Edit: or never mind. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 19th, 2018, 3:28 am

Winston wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 11:54 pm
Those are good names and acronyms. The shorter and easier to remember the better. How about we start with Happier Abroad Network? Then we can always change it if we want. The thing is, the term "support network" makes it sound like a group therapy or counseling group or something. lol
Yeah, I don't want it sounding corporate or like an Oprah club, hahaha...let's just go with Happier Abroad Network.
We can make you the leader or moderator of the group ok Ghost? Kind of like what we did with the Expat VIP group. You can add or remove members to it.
Yeah, we will need to be selective with the group. We wouldn't want some idiot like PAG to make a new account and be able to access it just because he's registered.
Do you want the group to be viewable to everyone else? I don't mean guests. I mean like all the registered forum members. Do you want them to be able to view it? But you select only those who are members who can post in it? So it will be viewable to everyone but only members can post in it? Or do you prefer that it is only viewable to group members, who can post in it as well?
I think not viewable by the public is the way to go. The group needs to be based on trust, mutual help, and exclusivity. And some members may want to post projects that they don't want the rest of the world to be able to see.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 19th, 2018, 3:32 am

Cornfed wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 1:26 am
How do you resolve conflicts between members?
I think as moderator, I would just remove bickering posts and put them somewhere on the public forum, such as general discussions.

Of course the forum would be strictly about getting stuff done through cooperation, so any repeat arguers would have to be removed from the group.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by xiongmao » August 21st, 2018, 10:02 am

If you want reviews and stuff there are already places you can get mutual help. I tried one to get some forum posters and it did work.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 21st, 2018, 6:10 pm

xiongmao wrote:
August 21st, 2018, 10:02 am
If you want reviews and stuff there are already places you can get mutual help. I tried one to get some forum posters and it did work.
Any site in particular you recommend?
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by whitewilly » August 23rd, 2018, 6:09 am

Ghost wrote:
August 19th, 2018, 3:28 am
Winston wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 11:54 pm
Those are good names and acronyms. The shorter and easier to remember the better. How about we start with Happier Abroad Network? Then we can always change it if we want. The thing is, the term "support network" makes it sound like a group therapy or counseling group or something. lol
Yeah, I don't want it sounding corporate or like an Oprah club, hahaha...let's just go with Happier Abroad Network.
We can make you the leader or moderator of the group ok Ghost? Kind of like what we did with the Expat VIP group. You can add or remove members to it.
Yeah, we will need to be selective with the group. We wouldn't want some idiot like PAG to make a new account and be able to access it just because he's registered.
Do you want the group to be viewable to everyone else? I don't mean guests. I mean like all the registered forum members. Do you want them to be able to view it? But you select only those who are members who can post in it? So it will be viewable to everyone but only members can post in it? Or do you prefer that it is only viewable to group members, who can post in it as well?
I think not viewable by the public is the way to go. The group needs to be based on trust, mutual help, and exclusivity. And some members may want to post projects that they don't want the rest of the world to be able to see.
Lol, you don't have the creativity, intelligence or tech background to pull off anything of substance. Give me a break. PAG's site already addresses your idea. He is using blockchain technology and tokens to allow users to profit whenever someone utilizes it. It's actually quite genius: A decentralized market of coordinated travel services. Anyone can add a service for use by the network, and receive network payment tokens in exchange e.g. buyers can pay writers for reviews, articles, etc. Blockchain technology is a means of transferring money over the internet without an intermediary such as a bank or payment processor. It uses a distributed ledger that is updated by consensus among the community, rather than held privately. Tokens/coins let anyone buy and sell services from around the world. Whenever someone wants an Agent to perform services, a smart contract is signed for that specific job. By default, the contract will involve the exchange of tokens for services. Incentive and Reward tokens are distributed as rewards for contributing utility to the network (by building a great reputation or by curating Agents).

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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Cornfed » August 23rd, 2018, 6:24 am

He's arguably less of a troll than Darell.

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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 24th, 2018, 4:30 am

whitewilly wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 6:09 am
*bullshit*
Quiet, boy. The adults are talking.
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Re: A Happier Abroad Support Network

Post by Ghost » August 24th, 2018, 4:31 am

Cornfed wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 6:24 am
He's arguably less of a troll than Darell.
Touché.
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