Apologies for the cheesy image. Reason for cheesy image given below:
I had a meeting with @care_save this evening, and we talked about the possibility for creating a “portal” within Cosmos and Infinite Conversations, that would allow members to acclimate more easily into this particular digital space/environment/culture. I thought this was a good idea, because my own experience as a new member was somewhat bewildering - I did not know what the “etiquette” or “protocol” (awful word) was, let’s say, in regards to participating, creating new posts, creating my profile, so the experience, while interesting and useful, was also sort of haphazard and cheerfully reckless.
How did other people experience their first experiences on IC and Cosmos? Was it bewildering? Interesting? Weird? Wonderful? Absolutely ridiculously awful? Absolutely ridiculously amazing? Meh? Also, how did you hear about Cosmos and Infinite Conversations in the first place? What attracted you to the site? And, if you feel you did acclimate to the culture space, albeit tentatively, slightly, or for that matter boldly and successfully, what was that process like for you, and what could we do better? Or, if you feel you did not acclimate, what could we do better?
I’d love to hear what other people’s experiences were like. I am not looking to judge these experiences, only hold out a space through which we can listen, communicate and learn. Your feedback could then go into us making Cosmos a more welcoming space for anyone and everyone with “visionary tendencies,” all of the digital X-men and women in the world seeking an outlet for dialogue and self-expression.
Well, feel free to respond here, or, if you are more comfortable doing so, just private message me on this site.
p.s. While my emphasis here is on welcoming new members, I’d also love to just hear from members who used to participate, but for whatever reason participate less now. Because that’s interesting, too: both, how and why did you join, and, what keeps you coming back, or for that matter, not coming back?