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Feb 26, 2022
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Welcome to the Real Corner/Bioprovement!

This is a community to discuss, and analyze topics of life like health, relationships, psychology, finance, science, and philosophy from a holistic perspective - or just a place to chat.


Anyone and everyone are allowed. All viewpoints are more than encouraged! (As long they don't infringe anyone's rights or break any laws)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get VIP? What benefits does VIP have?

Read this thread. You can get VIP by clicking here.

What is reputation?
Reputation is shown under your user and on your user profile page. When someone "likes" your post or gives you any other type of reaction (minus anger), you will receive +1 reputation. The more you post and the more quality your posts have, the more reputation you'll get.

What are trophies?
They are silly badges you get for doing certain things on the forum. They don't give you anything, it's just for you to prove just how handsome and cool you are.

How do I change the theme of the site?
There is a button at the bottom left of the page for that.

When will I be able to send PMs/vote in polls?
If you are active, you'll be permitted to do these things automatically. It's a spam-prevention measure, be patient.

How do the ranks work?
For every 500 posts, your rank changes. Note that for each rank you need to have been registered one extra week on the site. This is so spamming to skip ranks isn't possible. You can see all of the ranks on the member's section sidebar.
If you have the post count and the registered time required, be patient. The 'upgrade' process runs every couple of hours.
You can also get yourself a VIP rank for a special color, alongside other perks.

How do I change the tag under my username, my privacy settings, or my alert preferences?
You can go to the preference page in your profile.

Can I block/ignore a user?
Yes. Click on their username. Then you can click the "ignore" button.

Can I edit/delete my posts and threads?
You have a 4-hour window to edit/delete posts.
You have a 4-hour window to edit threads, but you are unable to delete them. The reason is that good discussions are sometimes lost when threads are deleted. You can always ask a moderator to remove content if you need something removed, but note we do not mass delete content.

Can I change my username?
Yes, if you upgrade your account. You can't create a new account to get a new name, we only allow one account per user.

How many accounts can I create?
You can have up to 5 accounts.

Can I delete my private messages?
Yes, at any time. However, the only way to do it is if everyone in the conversation (you and the other person you're talking to) leave it. There is a button for that, look around in the conversation page. We can't delete private messages for you, so be careful what you share.

How do I get alerts from a thread?
On the top right of every thread, there's a button that says "Watch." If you want to watch a particular thread without having to post, click that button. By changing your alert preferences, you can automatically watch threads after you post in a thread or after you create a thread.

How do warnings work?
Warnings you get are active in your profile for only one month by default and can be seen only by moderators. Active warnings will add up, and if your warnings total 60% or more, you will get a temporary ban (up to 4 days). At 100%, you will be permanently banned. To know your warning level, add up each warning PM you have received over the last month. Note that a mod may make your warnings last longer (e.g., 2 months or more) if they feel you have been ignoring previous warnings sent to you.

How can I stay safe online?
The same way you do anywhere else: Don't post personal information (real name, address, phone, email, pictures, etc), unless you are comfortable exposing that information to the whole internet. You can use a VPN as well when posting. In short, don't post anything that can tie your real identity to your identity here, and of course, don't post anything illegal.

Why was X user warned/banned?
Warnings are personal, so we do not publicly announce reasons for warnings or bans. You are free to PM the user in question and ask them yourself.


Content and Behavior

  • Do not post private PMs & information of other users. Doxing is prohibited. Post pictures of other users only with their explicit consent.
  • Do not mass-tag users, or post spam, race-baiting, advertisement, or low-effort content.
  • Do not necropost (i.e., do not post on old threads over 1 month old) unless you have a good reason to do so ("bumps", one-liners, mere quoting, and plain agreement are not good reasons).
  • Do not harass, troll, or persecute other users.
  • Do not post illegal content or incite anyone to commit illegal acts of any kind. If in doubt, don't post.
  • Do not engage in any sort of discrimination. Doing so is subject to an immediate ban.

"The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained."

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

"Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture?"

—David Bohm

"What could be more important to understand than biological energy? Thought, growth, movement, every philosophical and practical issue involves the nature of biological energy."

—Ray Peat

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant."

—Karl Popper
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