15. August 2012 12:54
In order to encourage people to register on the site, registered users (like you) can now answer all questions, which are selected at random.
10. August 2012 19:48
Just putting the finishing touches to the site now. A few things have changed since the original concept:
- You don't need to register to answer the questions
- The answer review page is now live with pretty pie charts
- Registrants now provide their year of birth instead of age (please update your profile)
- Registrants are now asked for their sexual orientation...obvious omission, than one!
- There is now a Twitter page
The biggest news, though, is that you can now answer the first question. I'm hoping this will drive more people to the site. If not, it may be some time before I post another question!
9. August 2012 19:19
It has been a while, but I found some time this week to work on the site. I've now implemented anonymous responses, so you don't need to register to answer the questions. This was due to the low number of registrants - I figured that the registration might be putting people off.
I've also completed the answer review page, with pie-chart representation of the answers grouped by sex and generation so far. Also created a Twitter page...just need to work on publicity now!
5. December 2011 10:37
Maybe I'm just showing my age or perhaps my own marital status, but I realised over the weekend that the 'relationship status' options were somewhat limited, especially for a website that's researching exactly that subject!
So, I've increased the number of choices, which now include such alternative options as 'attached', 'co-habiting', 'engaged' and 'de-facto'.
3. December 2011 21:07
I'm looking into integration of Facebook with TribalMind.net. I'm not sure exactly how this will work, but it may be that answering a question will post a messsage like "Paul answered a question on TribalMind.net". Before I do this, though, I'd like some feedback from people who've registered.
I've assumed from the start that most people would want to remain completely anonymous, including just the fact that they've registered. Of course, the Facebook thing would be optional and subject to authorisation. It seems, however, that many people aren't too bothered about others knowing they're registered, so long as their answers remain secret, which they would.
What do you think? Would you mind if your friends knew you'd answered a question?
PS Sorry if you've received multiple emails on this...testing now complete!
29. November 2011 14:45
Who committed first to the relationship you're in now; you or your partner? I mean, which of you decided first that the other was their Mr or Mrs "Right"? Or was it perhaps by simultaneous, mutual agreement, each of you taking small, incremental steps to arrive at the decision to commit long-term at roughly the same time? Maybe you had a date or meal where the subject of commitment came up and you discovered that you both felt the same way?
And is the decision to form a commitment to the relationship, as often seems to be the case, more about timing than anything. Commitment to a certain individual seems completely natural when you're ready, but wouldn't have developed from an earlier encounter? It's something that's so natural, I suspect few people think about it in detail. Much of the mechanics are probably sub-conscious, anyway, and difficult, if not impossible, to explain.
Men are notoriously afraid of commitment, so it would follow that it's normally the female that takes the initial steps towards a long-term relationship. But what is it that convinces the man to do the same? Is it always the female that commits first, though? Men are supposed to 'woo' their partners with gifts and favours and acts of heroism (unblocking a drain, building an IKEA wardrobe or rescuing a kitten from a tree, perhaps), but could this be written off as attempts to garner sex, rather than long-term commitment? I'm sure most people are familiar with stories of men that enjoy the "thrill of the chase", going to great lengths to seek the affection of a woman, only to dump her the minute she shows signs of genuine interest (or gives him sex).
What was it in your case? Did you chase your partner, or allow them to chase you? Did you feign indifference to be sure they were REALLY interested before declaring your love?
25. November 2011 07:58
I've linked the registration process to the blog mailing list so now I can write on the blog, e.g. when a new question is posted, and everyone should find out automatically. This should be the first email you receive.
24. November 2011 15:43
It appears that the registration page hasn't been working since I swapped 'date of birth' for 'age'. This has now been fixed, so if you've been trying to register, I sincerely apologise, but it should work now.
23. November 2011 10:13
I just thought I'd let you know about some changes to our policies, effective immediately.
Date of birth no longer required
Your date of birth is no longer required and has been replaced by an 'age' field. If you've already registered, your age will have been calculated automatically and your DoB discarded.
Future registrations will only require the age to be provided. This will increment on the anniversary of registration each year.
It was felt that potential registrants may be put off by providing this level of personal information. The less accurate and less revealing 'age' field is still accurate enough for analysis purposes, and to be statistically relevant.
Username instead of name
The label for the 'name' field has been changed to 'username'. Your actual name is not required as the field is used only for communication and personalization purposes.
This change was, again, made in order to encourage more registrants.
View/edit your profile
You can now view and edit your profile, so if you'd like to check or change any of your details (e.g your age or username) you can do so now. The link is on the top-right of the page (next to your name) once you've logged in.
Blog link now active
There is now a link to the blog in the navigation menu. This will be used to provide discussion on the questions and answers and also give me some space to discuss the subject in more detail.
16. November 2011 14:41
So, the website is up and the press releases are out...just have to sit back and wait for the hordes, now.