I actually have to hunt for a legitimate HighDEA that lives up to the definition that's at the top of every page of this wonderful site. "I smoke weed, fuck the government." Great. We agree, fam. We really do. But stolen jokes and unresearched repeats are clogging this site and lessening the chances of legitimate ideas or realizations from being noticed by more than a handful of the same faithful users.

The great flood of users has, I won't say "besmirched", but rather, "changed" what this site once was. I roamed this site for a while before actually becoming a proud member; I saw what the site was about well before I attempted posting my thoughts and HighDEAS. I miss what I used to see, and I hope at least some of you guys, and hopefully some veteran members, agree with me.

This has been said, but it hasn't been noticed. Not really noticed. I have yet to hear back from Nowfal on my concerns for this possible site improvement that would actually improve the ends of what this site was meant for:

A category system with a pre-post submission filter (yes, with a randomize button; I miss that function, too). I won't give category names, because some of you guys have posted really great ones, such as Freshly Baked, Upcoming By Votes, and Popular by Category.

As for the filter, again, it's been said. Here's my take on it: have the HighDEA posted to a "HighDEA legitimacy" area, similar to an Upcoming section, where the submission is checked for, well, to be [blunt], signs of actually being a HighDEA or originally stated realization.

As much as we all wholeheartedly agree that Cudi is the shit and blunts are awesome after class, they're just more posts to push back someone's brand new invention that will never be seen because it just turned 4:20 and the site is about to be flooded.

In closing, I want to end this post with a wish to everyone to have a great rest of the day/evening/night/sesh, and a request to give this some thought, as well as the idea to contact our fearless leader in serious numbers about my aforementioned improvements. I have in no way meant to call out any users, posts, or beliefs. I'm just an underground smoker trying to see this wonderful place stay wonderful. Smoke on, fam. I love every single one of you, including the trolls who just need to smoke 1 more.

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Comments

 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 1:52am
teeYo Says:

highdeas like this need to make it to the popular, not the garbage that gets on there. it makes me so mad dude

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 4:30pm
AntiAnon Says:

Thank you teeYo. I get madd depressed watching my favorite site turn into a middle-schooler's status updates.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:50am
uzumaki42 Says:

Sadly this is the fate of most websites. During their beginning years, when only a handful of people know about it, it's legit! People actually go to the site to do what is intended. Then, as popularity increases, more and more people say "hey, I'mma jump on teh bandwagon cuz its kool, yo!" You start getting spammed with memes, main stream media, trolls, all those sorts. That's just how the internet works. Ever seen a Youtube comment? Ever been to 4chan? Ever been Rickrolled or received chain mail? Exactly.

That being said, there is always hope, and I will continue to look forward to the day that this site returns to it's former glory!

"highDEA (high idea) (hī-dee-uh) n. A unique idea or insight a person has while they are under the influence of cannabis that most likely would have not existed otherwise (like the one for this site)."

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 3:16am
4k2g0 Says:

you guys ever wondered what else might be contributing to the loss of legitamacy on this site? facebook. look to the right, as of now 192,924 people like it. when i first signed up about 90,000 people liked it. and i highly doubt all 192,000 people that like it blaze and actually appreciate weed for more than being high.

 
 
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 4:56pm

why would they like it then? posers? whats the fuckin point of that shit. they probs like weed

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 8:47am
AntiAnon Says:

Very, very valid points here, Uzumaki and 4k2g0. Sad but true. The great flood of users has no doubt really put a damper on this place, and I wish I could say it was for the better. Mainstream attention is just too much to handle for a site such as this where its so easy to get away with posting absolute garbage that nowhere near lives up to the stated definition of "HighDEA". :(

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 4:59pm
lichty Says:

Well thought out, I liked this man. I totally know what you mean. Even though I'm a semi-new user here, I've seen this site change for the worse. All the trolls and shit too. And thanks for serving our country man. I respect that a ton.

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 5:36pm
AntiAnon Says:

Thanks bro - as am I. And thanks for the respect. Smoke on :D

and thanks for the vote, n1keburnt. I'm returning the favor as we speak.

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 5:42pm
lichty Says:

Yeah bro I hope this gets published. I just checked out some of ur other higdeas, and I gotta tell you, you deserve to have more published man. So I'm gona help you out and upvote a bunch of yours :)

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 5:47pm
AntiAnon Says:

I just got a huge grin readin' this, bro ^^^. Respect. I've voted on lots of yours, but I'm going back now to make sure I didn't miss any.
Also, I realize I have a few garbage posts too, from sesh's that got a bit out of hand. We need a delete HighDEA function, too.

 
 
Sun, 03/27/2011 - 12:01am
izik7291 Says:

hell yes a delete function would rly help. i've looked back at my highdeas like wow i'm contributing to this shit lol

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 5:00pm
n1keburnt Says:
 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 10:10pm

i've posted alot of crap. i know that. chat would fix that. and a delete button! but i like this filter idea.

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 10:21pm
AntiAnon Says:

Yes! Chat would be great to have back, but a bigger one than last time, maybe a roulette system. It would let people voice "not exactly a highDEA" stories to whoever wants to listen, or maybe a Story section (got that from a few HighDEAS in the past that I can't find now).

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:26pm

I really want a delete button cause I've re-read some of my highDEAs and they are just foolish lol you have my vote though

 
 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:44pm
AntiAnon Says:
 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 12:35am
AllredEyes Says:

Spot on sir, spot on. Not only was it NOT one of the blatant repeats of "oh my god why are there all these non idea stupid posts" (quite contradicting really haha), but you fuckin went into it and hit it right on the fuckin nose. Good shit man, this better make it to the popular!

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 12:43am

Also, any highDEA featuring the words "upvote if" shall automatically be deleted and the user is to be suspended and raped by goblins.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 12:55am
AntiAnon Says:

Hahahaha thank you for the laugh, fam. Good one :)

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 1:39am
yoinkie Says:

Unless they enjoy sexual activities with goblins.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 1:43am
AntiAnon Says:

Yo Yoinkie... The elections are coming up... When are you gonna announce your candidacy bro?

 
 
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 6:43pm
Slayn Says:

When I read this the first time, I read "The electrons are coming up..." and I was like whoa what the fuck?

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 1:41am

damn you said it all, way to go man. and i hope this actually influences the minds of the administrators, because for the longest time, we've been dealing with bullshit repeats. :) but way to go, props! you have a good sesh!

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 1:52am

Dude i totally agree with you. Im not a veteran but ive been reading highdeas for a couple of months(though was just too lazy to make an account) but everything you said and how you said it was perfect. Also thanks for wishing a happy day/evening/sesh too everyone.
Sincerly
- Tokedaddy420

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 1:54am
AntiAnon Says:
 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:01am

I may be pretty new but I know what you mean. All the posts have come to be cliches. Legitimite interesting thoughts are getting rare. A lot of people prolly don't smoke their just here for laughs and getting published. You have my vote and my respect

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:01am
IronLungs Says:

I agree with this whole thing. Except for the Cudi part. I, for one, do not like Kid Cudi.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 2:05am
AntiAnon Says:

Thank you, smokermoose. Respect. And ironlungs,lol its cool. What's ur taste fam?

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 3:23am
sti_22b Says:

Not a cudi fan myself either, but agree with everything else said.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 5:07am
dubgreens Says:
 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 6:12am

Exactly man. These highdea owners gotta get these changes rolling!

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 8:31am
AntiAnon Says:

Thanks guys I hope nowfal starts replying to these pleas.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 9:48am

I agree with everything you said man, that was well said. It's kinda funny and coincidental that I didn't go to this website for months, only to click the little weed leaf in my favorites today by accident and start reading what HIGHdeas was up to. Until I clicked on your post, which grabbed my attention and explained exactly how I felt.

I'll toke one for you today brah

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 11:47pm
AntiAnon Says:

Preciate tha toke, fam. Thanks for tha love :)
and tannersvanda, I couldn't agree more yo. It took a bit of work on my end to keep this fresh- I plugged it in alot of comments because when I posted it, I refreshed the upcoming and it was already halfway down the first page, and when it got promoted, it was just before 1 that said something about therapist being spelled the RAPIST. Like, really? This site... I hope it returns to it's former glory.

 
 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 10:11am

Dude you finally put into works what I've been thinking for months. So many times have I seen a great upcomming idea get so many votes so fast but end up on the 4th page in less than a minute because of absolutely pointless ideas. Its like people smoke and instantly post anything they can think of, usually leaving out half the words or it not making sense. I wish people would take time, think out their idea, and consider its potential. If it doesn't make sense in a few words or has no point, don't post it. Let someone who has a legit idea get a chance

 
 
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 10:22pm
Towelieee Says:
 
 
Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:27am
AntiAnon Says:
 
 
Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:59am

hey man im just like you i used to not be a member and i just read awesome highdeas and the. then i joined the site and it was cool for about a week. then i was just like awww what the fuck like some of the shit on here is such a buzzkill i just leave now, its just not worth my time ( which is really sad because i fucking love highdeas ) and i agree with you facebook is probably a big contributor and that really fucked up the site. i hope that shit gets removed because i only used to read good highdeas now its hard to find two a day..

 
 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 11:14am
Fish.Stick Says:

Seriously man, they need to have administrators constantly sifting through highDEAS with the power to delete any highDEA, and delete all the non-highDEAS/repeats.

 
 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 5:39pm
AntiAnon Says:

Amen. I don't think Nowfal has the time, though. I'm game for him picking his favorite users as like sub-admins or something, with extended privelages, and the ability to watch each other to make sure they don't abuse power. We need action on removing junk posts and preventing more.

 
 
Sun, 04/24/2011 - 10:07pm
Fish.Stick Says:
 
 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 2:57pm
WPS Says:

Dude, you are completely right. I feel like when I came on after re-discovering this sight via old Tosh.0, it had lost it's more intelligent highdeas. I feel like everyday when reading the upcoming highdeas there is always something about a drug test, a "yeah, that high" reference, links to other highdeas, people bitching for no reason, trolls (though I can deal with BadMitch, he brings cocky sarcasm where it's appropriate), chodes, fuck the government posts, legalize it posts (I'm more for decriminalization than legalization), and a bunch of useless shit. Not many posts are highdeas, just random shit that people think are highdeas, but things that go on throughout the day. I guess it's just a way to vent.

Oh, and before I submit, I gotsta give you props on defending our country. I'm too much of a fraidy cat to do it, but nonetheless, this joint goes out to you and our armed forces.