#BuildaBetterEden - Community Planning: October 2012 - Everybody welcome!

Ansley Ansley


Hello everyone! Think of this thread as the official Community Suggestion Box. This month, we are focusing on Holiday Events and Workshop Ideas. What kinds of things would you like to see on Eden? The scope is your imagination and the current restrictions of an internet forum. The mention of chat rooms is strictly prohibited.


CPM: September - 2012 - We talked about general improvements for the site, some of which will be implemented!

CPM: August - 2012 - We discussed community activities. There were a couple of good suggestions and we're still open to hearing more ideas on how to get the community together and fun things to do during those times!

CPM: July - 2012 - July's meeting was about the mentor program, and we were able to snag approval for a couple of those suggestions and hope to roll those out soon.

CPM: June - 2012 - June's meeting inspired a call for some changes, some of which have been implemented, others are still to come.

CPM: May - 2012 - Lots of updates and changes were made from these suggestions!

CPM: April - 2012 - Almost all of the suggestions made in this month thread requiring changes in programming and thus time to get implemented but all suggestions have been noted and administrators will be discussing them in the next couple of weeks to see what we can get rolling in the near future.

CPM: March - 2012) - First, month long thread to discuss your ideas which include requests for a different style of sorting features for the forum to filter out discussion types or users, update the forum categories,
easier search requirements for assignments, and the option to filter what shows on your wall. In addition to those requests, there were also requests for the ability to sort people you are following by who is currently online and who is not, forum moderation to purge/delete/merge threads, and the option to not a view a contributor's activity at all but still follow them.

Where we are as of March 31st, 2012: Requests have been noted, and due to an overwhelming response from the community Edenfantasys has instituted a Forum Moderator and updated the Expectations of Conduct. Please become acquainted with the new guidelines!

CPM: 02.16.2012 - Another short meeting. I announced a few changes in how some of the meetings were going to go. - Sam

CPM: 02.02.2012 - A very short meeting, we discussed some of the new features from the update.

CPM: 01.19.2012 - We spent most of the meeting discussing the new photo uploading feature.

CPM: 01.05.2012 - We discussed things that have been brought up in the past and what their status was, and also things we could do workshops on.
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kendra30752 kendra30752
Very exciting! I liked the new changes with the mentor program, very much! Looking forward to seeing what else is in store.



I would absolutely love more workshops and things to get involved in like that.
10/02/2012
jpump jpump
would like to know if you put a cock ring on first and then the pump or wait till you pump up take off the pump and then put the ring on
10/02/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by jpump
would like to know if you put a cock ring on first and then the pump or wait till you pump up take off the pump and then put the ring on
Hey, I'd recommend asking this question in the proper category. I'm only suggesting this because it will draw people to your post and get you answers from those who know. Try going to the forums, looking through that long jumbled mess of words and you'll eventually see one that probably says "men's sexual health" or maybe one that says "penis pumps" or "cock rings" just take a few minutes to muddle through them, and you'll probably get some very helpful answers. Hope so anyway.
10/03/2012
Badass Badass
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Very exciting! I liked the new changes with the mentor program, very much! Looking forward to seeing what else is in store.



I would absolutely love more workshops and things to get involved in like that.
I've got to second Kendra's love for the idea of more workshops. I think the clubs and meetings are what makes Eden so cool. It's those meetings and online hangs that make this such an inviting community. Having more things to attend would bring us members closer together and give us a chance to explore new and interesting things together as a team.
10/03/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Hey, I'd recommend asking this question in the proper category. I'm only suggesting this because it will draw people to your post and get you answers from those who know. Try going to the forums, looking through that long jumbled mess of ... More
Thank you, Kendra for pointing jpump in the right direction!
10/03/2012
Ansley Ansley
What do you all like or not like about the clubs? Should they be held during the day, more of an open layout, ... sky's the limit. Is there a reason why you would attend one club meeting more than another? You know that kind of thing... Go wild.
10/03/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I have an idea for a Holiday event, it's probably too late to implement but I'll throw it out. For Halloween we could have a costume contest, people post pictures of their costume and we have a vote on who the winner could be.
I know a lot of people get creative with their costumes, so it could be fun.
10/03/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I have an idea for a Holiday event, it's probably too late to implement but I'll throw it out. For Halloween we could have a costume contest, people post pictures of their costume and we have a vote on who the winner could be.
I know a ... More
Our Halloween plans are already in place. I hope everyone enjoys what we have planned!
10/03/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
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Originally posted by Ansley
Our Halloween plans are already in place. I hope everyone enjoys what we have planned!
I'm sure we will!
10/03/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
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Originally posted by Ansley
Our Halloween plans are already in place. I hope everyone enjoys what we have planned!
Anxiously awaiting them!
10/03/2012
NorthBayLady NorthBayLady
I would like to see you able to earn more points from some stuff that is done on the website. It takes quite awhile to earn points to turn them into GC's to get the stuff that you want
10/04/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by NorthBayLady
I would like to see you able to earn more points from some stuff that is done on the website. It takes quite awhile to earn points to turn them into GC's to get the stuff that you want
Have you checked out the review programs? There are also ways to earn affiliate monies, or you can submit articles to SexIs.
Some of these require a certain rank and the best way to build rank is to write reviews and participate in the various programs we offer. Our mentors are excellent sources to learn how to write reviews that will bring your rank up quickly.
10/04/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by travelnurse
Anxiously awaiting them!
Sooon muhahahaha. Official announcements will be made October 12th with some teaser info in tomorrow's roundup.
10/04/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Ansley
Sooon muhahahaha. Official announcements will be made October 12th with some teaser info in tomorrow's roundup.
Will there be probing going on? Halloween seems like a perfect time for Aliens to show up and probe people...I mean who's gonna believe you?
10/04/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
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Originally posted by Ansley
Our Halloween plans are already in place. I hope everyone enjoys what we have planned!
Sounds fun
10/05/2012
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
I feel like we should get more points for writing a review. I know some of the best reviews on here take upwards of an hour to write! I pour tons of time into my written reviews, and I am always trying to compete with the best. Some reviewers spend a few days perfecting theirs (according to the polls). The toy reviews by real people is what sparked me on Eden in the first place, not to mention it helps me make some of my most educated decisions in purchasing! I'm not looking for a whole lot more points here, but the fact that I can spend just a few minutes getting a video review together and ear 50 times more points is a little insane! I love video reviews, but the written reviews are always what makes my decision on purchases. Maybe there could be like a point bonus if you write an extremely useful review? I just feel like the people who write incredible reviews deserve a reward since only one review per week wins the rumble...and then the new people would have more of an incentive to join the mentor program and learn to write exceptional reviews.

Also, I think it would be cool if maybe the club events were advertised more throughout the site, or I would personally love to be able to sign up for like a club even email list? (Maybe that's possible, the clubs are new to me ) I ALWAYS miss the events though . Either I am busy with work/school at the time they are held, or I don't even know they are going on!

Oh, and I'm super excited for the halloween plans!I'm sure they will be sensational!
10/05/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I know it's cutting it close, but some nice Halloween cosmetics would be great! I've seen a lot of new costumes, one of which I already bought, and I love them. I do like how we not have those roller ball eye shadows, but some more cosmetics such as eye shadows and all would be great. Like, those kits to make sexy glamorous faerie eyes and the likes would be very nice touches, even just for bedroom costumes.

And with Christmas coming up, maybe have some workshop ideas and all about creating your own gift baskets on a budget and great things to pair together?

My biggest suggestion for a change though, is a direct link for Eden's DVD page. It's so hard to find and normally I can only find it if people review a DVD. If there is a link, I cannot find it. So I would love if there was an easier way to get to the DVD collections. I know there a couple under books, but that's not the DVD page I mean. I'm talking about an easier link here.

Also, if there's every a way for chat rooms, that would be great. A lot of the activities more soooo fast for me and I personally think they would be easier if chatting was a chat room style instead a forum.
10/05/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
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Originally posted by Ansley
Have you checked out the review programs? There are also ways to earn affiliate monies, or you can submit articles to SexIs.
Some of these require a certain rank and the best way to build rank is to write reviews and participate in the various ... More
Agreed! I love the review and mentor programs. It does take a bit, but it's well worth it. Even without writing reviews every day, I still earn an east 600-700 points a day just doing everything I normally do on here. I'm also rarely NOT on here.
10/05/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
As far as holiday plans- I'd like to see Secret Santa implemented again this year. I had so much fun gifting to other contributors last year and seeing what others wanted in their wishlist sparked my interest in some products that I had missed.
10/06/2012
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by mjtheprincess
I feel like we should get more points for writing a review. I know some of the best reviews on here take upwards of an hour to write! I pour tons of time into my written reviews, and I am always trying to compete with the best. Some reviewers spend a ... More
We used to get more points for reviews but from what I am gathering that has been cut back. Possibly to prevent spammers? Last time I was around here there was a LOT of point farming going on.

This is just what I have gathered from being back so far.

I second your idea of the club mailing list!

I still want to see some shoes around here!

As for holidays, I absolutely loved participating in Eden Gives Back and the family adoptions for Christmas. It escalated my love of Eden even more. An opportunity for people to do that again this year would be amazing.
10/06/2012
adam71 adam71
kool
10/07/2012
Ansley Ansley
Well, I think the "50 points for writing a review" is a bit of a misconception, factor in the cost of the item and it could be anywhere from $5.00 to $75 and up.

The chat room suggestion has been around for a few years now, it's not a direction we want to take Eden in as of this moment.

All of our Halloween plans are in place and we will be doing an Eden Gives Back drive this year but if you all can think of other things you'd be interested in seeing for maybe next year and its impending holidays that would be great, too!

Just know that we are always looking for ways to improve things and we try implement everything we can, it just may not always be possible at that time. Keep the ideas coming as they may be the perfect launch point for other great ideas!
10/08/2012
geekkink geekkink
I'd love to be able to teach people how to do actual research.
10/08/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by geekkink
I'd love to be able to teach people how to do actual research.
...Explain (I'd love to teach people how to do polls that yield them real results), you've got my interest piqued.
10/08/2012
April Lewis April Lewis
More explanations on how the points work and the programs! I'm new here and still confused on a lot of things.
10/09/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I'd like to see the ability to set an alert on products not yet available for sale for when they are available. Right now it just gives the option to get an alert if a new similar product is released. On new items I end up stalking the page every day to see if it's in yet. Getting an email alert would be much easier!
10/09/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
I am so behind. Haven't been on Eden in a while. I guess I have to start reading up lol
10/10/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I'd like to see the ability to set an alert on products not yet available for sale for when they are available. Right now it just gives the option to get an alert if a new similar product ... More
For the time being, maybe create a wishlist for upcoming products and check once a week? I'll add it to the list.
10/10/2012
js250 js250
I think a research area is a great idea. One that expands the materials section. It could list ingredients, have a glossary and definition section and also explain terms others may not be familiar with, example--drag on material. The pull or tug a material generates against your skin. I would be willing to help out on this.....

Maybe a list of sites that have in-depth explanations for those who want to learn more. Along with the reviews, I would like to see more education in the materials and long term effects of components. I finally figured out what was so bad about phthalates after being here a year. I found a site that broke it sown in simple terms--not overly scientific.
10/11/2012
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