Have you had a recent email update from hypnothoughts?

Created: 04/26/19 04:08:12PM by fable-goodman

Last Update: 06/14/19 12:17:36AM by Perry Bryceman
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Perry Bryceman
@perry-bryceman

06/08/19 12:03:07AM

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Wimpy:
 Your wish is my command: No new sign ups from today. If you want any more signs, you may have to offer me money.  

 
Well done on stopping the new sign ups. 
For your next trick, (sign) Can you remove from the group the person who seems have broken just about every site rule.   With Scott removed, the site would have a chance of a fresh start. 
I will offer $100  in folding money if you can do this little thing for me. 

Don G.
@don-g

06/09/19 06:11:36AM

1,874 posts

Perry Bryceman:
With Scott removed, the site would have a chance of a fresh start.

 
Who wants to be the one to give the order to shoot in a circular firing squad?

Fable Goodman
@fable-goodman

06/09/19 06:45:05AM

3,845 posts

Don G.:
Perry Bryceman:With Scott removed, the site would have a chance of a fresh start.
  Who wants to be the one to give the order to shoot in a circular firing squad?

You make a good point Don.
Last night in bed, I found myself considering some of the implication of Scott being removed.   I cam up with any number of reasons for it not to happen. 
The first and most obvious effect would be that Scott could no longer post using that ID.  However,  he could still post using one of his other ID's.    And in any event as he has not posted for about a year now, what difference would it make?
What may not be quite so obvious, is that every post, every thread, every video every blog, that Scott has made, every group he has started... etc.   would instantly disappear  from the archives.   
Along with that every response by other members to any of Scott's threads, would also disappear. 
The ripple effect would be unfathomable!
The 'paid adverts' would still be visible. 
Lot's more implications.
So I would counsel Wimpy not to even consider doing this.   Certainly not for such a paltry amount as $100.
If someone were to 'up the anti' I would suggest making sure that the money is received before pressing the button. 
 
I suspect that young Perry was only joking anyway.  @Wimpy Your next challenge would be to take down the 'paid adverts'.   I offer no payment. Not even on a Tuesday!
Just do it because it would be a good thing to do.
 
 

Don G.
@don-g

06/10/19 08:54:36AM

1,874 posts

IMHO, in order to present ourselves as a more desirable alternative to our Facebook clone, we need to have a more desirable set of rules which will encourage a broader audience, but still without spammers and trolls. Any suggestions?

updated by @don-g: 06/10/19 02:32:16PM

Aino Welch
@aino-welch

06/11/19 04:57:25PM

200 posts

This was my email May 10... 

 

 

Thoughts From Scott

 








 

Hey Everybody,

 

The Hypnothoughts.com Facebook Group is now live and ready for your interaction.  We're expecting the group to be a welcoming, respectful environment, where people can have community while we work on the website. Be sure to join today!



Also, the HTLive website has a new look. Please head on over and see the changes we have made online. You can read about the presenters and select the pre and post workshops you'd like to attend. We have so much to offer and some surprises in the works as well.



That's all for now,

 

 

Scott 








 

 

 


 



 

Fable Goodman
@fable-goodman

06/11/19 06:03:27PM

3,845 posts

Thank you Aino, I had  not seen that one. 

Another example of the Hypnothoughts  address list being used to promote his conference in Vegas. 

I note that it was sent out just over a month ago.  

Scott has still not got round to logging on here and making an official announcement about it.  

Fact check: no work is being (or has been) done on this website. That is fake news.

 

 

Chev
@chev

06/11/19 10:40:16PM

294 posts

There are many, many hypnosis products and "conferences" on the net which a simple search will reveal. I come here for more, not that.  

Chev
@chev

06/13/19 01:50:41AM

294 posts

"IMHO, in order to present ourselves as a more desirable alternative to our Facebook clone, we need to have a more desirable set of rules which will encourage a broader audience, but still without spammers and trolls. Any suggestions?"

No use of fake degrees--no spurious or evasive advertising--no claims to cure medical disorders/diseases without scientific studies to support them. This is very basic.  

Dave_I
@dave-i

06/13/19 06:59:37AM

596 posts

Don G.:IMHO, in order to present ourselves as a more desirable alternative to our Facebook clone, we need to have a more desirable set of rules which will encourage a broader audience, but still without spammers and trolls. Any suggestions?


Just musing here...

Facebook is just the medium, and a popular one at that. Sure, some loathe it, but it's where people naturally congregate. I think Richard Nongard deserves some credit for his group because he makes it appealing. In an ocean of groups, his maintains a sense of professionalism and civil exchange that makes it one of the few I actually go to pretty regularly. There are several other groups that have great communities and engagement, and I think he is right in that moderation and engagement from people in charge helps encourage, maintain, and even grow that community.

So two thoughts come to mind as an extension of that.

First, it seems to me there has to be some value. I think the rules would only help maintain value and keep things that detract from that out of this hypothetical "alternative to our Facebook clone." Something that encouraged an exchange of ideas amongst people in the community who had things of value to say. For me, there has to be that value, some reason to not just go to another Facebook page. And honestly, I have gotten fatigued by Facebook and the Internet. I am looking to downsize my time online, so to be an alternative to Facebook needs to give me a reason to sign up in the first place. That's not to say it cannot be done, but there needs to be a draw. Preferably one that involved a high level of quality.

Second, if we are to present ourselves anywhere, it's apparently not going to be here. The site's been abandoned, Scott's planning on pulling the plug, and as noted there are about eight of us here. And while I get the point being made, posting a gay porn GIF in the advertisement section is not exactly the best way to convince people to take the site seriously and engage in any meaningful way. Sure, it made a pretty obvious point about the hypocrisy of the rules for advertisements and how they were unenforced. Great. But it really just made it apparent what a shitstorm this site has become. Instead of trying to create something of value, it basically defecated on a nearly abandoned ship presumably because they could. I'm not sure why since the person most likely for it to have been directed at has not logged on in weeks (along with most of the other members). But it makes it even harder to take this site seriously when obviously at least some of the few people remaining don't.

Honestly, if there is to be a desirable alternative to anything on Facebook, it sure as hell isn't this. It's become a joke, which is really, really sad. But kicking a dead horse is not exactly helping things either. Sure, maybe it feels good to vent, and yes there are points to be made as to how this site has been managed. And yet, if we want to make something desirable, we actually have to make it desirable. And while this was a nice playground for a good long while, it's still Scott's playground, one that is both in disrepair and that has a planned closure. I would love for something to take its place, but it will not be here unless one of us plans to buy it from Scott and do some renovations.

Chev
@chev

06/13/19 03:00:50PM

294 posts

" And while I get the point being made, posting a gay porn GIF in the advertisement section is not exactly the best way to convince people to take the site seriously and engage in any meaningful way."

Yes, and what was that about? There are better ways to make a point. Just plain bad form.  

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