We should talk about this community thing and how much the forum is accessible / visible to people looking at endmyopia. Since the last oopsie go-around with the forum, this hasn’t really left my tiny little brain.
The forum has been growing.
We’re working on the iOS measuring app (or at least it will be “we” soon, once I get the first version out to you).
And the podcasts we’ve been enjoying together.
It really sort of feels like the forum would be such a nice piece of the whole puzzle for people to know about, be able to browse, be tempted into joining. Get them away from Facebook as the obvious option, too.
We shouldn’t underestimate barriers of entry. I myself would possibly be dissuaded by quizzes and waiting for approvals and e-mail confirmations and all that. The whole thing currently has a keep-you-out vibe about it, for sure.
But of course I get what the uproar was about last time. We don’t want to remove the houses front door and hope for the best. I get it, totally.
Just consider this scenario: You’re searching the Internet about eyesight. You dislike your glasses.
You find endmyopia. The site. Or some Youtube videos.
How much of a difference might it make to you sticking around, browsing, scrolling, reading, if you had access to this forum, at least read-only mode, relatively easily? Seeing how much people discuss things, how much insight and care and detail is invested into the actual process of reversing myopia?
Right now the headliner of endmyopia is Jakey’s silly old rambling face. That’s NOT the best possible ambassador to the proceedings.
Could we open things up a bit, on a trial basis perhaps? Set some kind of contingencies, like an experiment parameter, agree to go back to old ways, if it fails to make us happy?
Again, in no way is this pushing you to accept any change. I’m just floating the idea of ongoing evolving, letting people see under the hood, adding to our welcoming-ness a bit.