PaleoHacks.com is a collaboratively edited question-and-answer site. It is not a blog nor a "normal" forum. We want PaleoHacks.com to complement, not supplant, the many thriving high-quality Paleo-themed blogs that exist elsewhere.
A "hack" is a shortcut, rule-of-thumb, or simply a good way to get something done quickly. We think that the Paleo community is in need of a site that allows Paleo enthusiasts to share some of their hacks. We take our inspiration from sites like LifeHacker and VentureHacks.
My name is Patrik and I am a Paleo enthusiast. I really should get around to putting up an About Page, but until I do, you should follow me on Twitter.
As long as your question is:
... it is welcome here. No question is too trivial or too "newbie".
If it is your first time here - I would recommend reading this thread to get started.
I need to note: PaleoHacks is NOT the place for treating symptoms that are possibly acutely life threatening. For example:
Please look around to see if your question has already been asked (and maybe even answered!) before you ask. If you end up asking a question that has been asked before, that is OK and deliberately allowed. Other users will hopefully edit in links to related or similar questions to help future visitors find their way.
It's also perfectly fine to ask and answer your own question, but pretend you're on Jeopardy: phrase it in the form of a question.
Avoid asking questions that are overly subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. Questions about politics and religion are not allowed on PaleoHacks as they inspire strong, emotional reactions that quickly devolve into insults. This is not a discussion board nor a blog, this is a place for questions that can be answered!
Treat others with the same respect you'd want them to treat you. We're all here to learn together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know. Bring your sense of humor.
Above all, be honest. If you see misinformation, vote it down. Insert comments indicating what, specifically, is wrong. Even better — edit and improve the information! Provide stronger, faster, superior answers of your own!
Boorish or sophomoric humor is discouraged.
We will drop the ban hammer on you as we see fit.
If we want to reach out to you to tell you why we suspended you and your email is fake...goodbye. You are now banned.
If it even remotely smells like gratuitous self-promotion/spam - it will be deleted. And your account might be suspended or deleted.
We can disagree like adults. Be respectful. If you aren't. I will simply delete your account. Game over. Good bye.
This really bugs me and the moderators. If we get even a whiff of this - your account might be suspended or deleted.
It has nothing to do with you -- just the quality and context of your question. Complaining about it will not help your cause.
Nope. You can answer and ask questions to your heart's content as an anonymous user, much like Wikipedia. However, there are some things you won't be able to do on the site without registering. But it's easy to register if you want to.
Indeed, special rules very much do apply. In the interest of transparency and credibility, anyone publicly claiming to be a credentialed physician must also publicly provide identity info on their profile page. e.g. link to their website, LinkedIn etc etc. If a physician wants to remain anonymous (and that is well within their rights), then they must not use "Dr.", "Doc", "MD" anywhere in their user-name. This applies to ALL credentialed physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors and what-have-you etc etc
Perform the following task to change your profile picture:
http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax is a good place to go for that.
This can happen in a few ways.
In a nutshell, you earn points by positively contributing to the community and giving great answers and asking great questions.
You receive this token because oftentimes users login with non-Paleohacks credentials, such as their Facebook login information. This one-time login token allows a user to login and change his or her profile password in Paleohacks without changing the password in Facebook, for instance.
Report offensive users by doing one the following:
You can get more or less notifications by going to your profile and clicking User Tools, then Email Notification Settings. In that area, you are able to specify what notifications you do or do not want.
Go here: http://paleohacks.com/badge/types.html.
Yes. All the items that you favorite are compiled in a list in your user profile. Just click the profile link in the top-right of your Paleohacks page and then click the subtab labeled Favorites, in your user profile area.
Basically, "tags" is just computer-geek lingo for "topics." Whenever you go to post a question, you'll probably be asked to enter some topics beneath your question. Topics, i.e. tags, are simply labels that you put on a question to let others know what the question's about. The topics/tags idea is very similar library categorizations, where all the non-fiction books about people, for instance, are categorized in the Biography section of the library.
No. Take a look at another user's profile and you'll notice that an email address is not listed. The same goes for users who look at your profile.
The reason some questions appear unanswered before you click on them is because the question has not been officially accepted. A question is officially accepted when it is approved by a moderator or another site administrator.
No. When you make your question or answer "community wiki," as it's sometimes called, all users who edit the item will be added to the item's editor list. This list also reveals what each user edits, making each person responsible for his or her own changes.
Simply highlight the word that you want made into a URL and then click the icon that looks like a little earth. Then, enter the URL and click OK. The URL will be noted at the bottom of the text box, but it will not appear once the question or answer is posted.
Click on the profile link, in the top-right of the Paleohacks site's page, and then click the subtab labeled Activity. This is where your Paleohacks activity history is.
No. Your history will remain preserved for as long as you have an Paleohacks account.
Definitely, though this may take time. The best way to get promoted to moderator is to a) provide good answers to others, eventually earning a number of badges, and b) make friends with site moderators.
Chances are that the function is turned off site-wide. Until an administrator allows users to attach images, you will only be able to enter an image URL, pulling an image to your post from somewhere on the web.
The site is mobile friendly, but please do not hesitate to email us about any bugs or glitches at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, as long as the site is configured that way,. Your posts can be tweeted in a couple of ways. First, if you have your own Twitter account, you can set up your Paleohacks profile so each time you post a question, it's tweeted immediately. Secondly, your questions can be tweeted internally by the site. By this method, you don't need a personal Twitter account.