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      Too many techniques?

      Just a quick question I'd throw out there. With all the techs that are being made and in many ways are merely new slants on existing techs is there too much?

      I feel that from experience that it's almost a mental block to have so many techniques floating around. For me I'd lay in bed and have a whole bunch of ones in my head. It'd get almost overwhelming in some ways.

      In my own LDing I've pruned it down somewhat. Recently I had an excellent WILD. I used the DEILD technique but that technique while superb is just another abbreviation to remember. Still, a DEILD is a WILD if we were to get technical about it. I know there's nothing wrong with more techs and I fully welcome them but for me, personally, I try not to clutter mt brain.

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      Yes! Indeed! I've been gone the last two months, and in the time I was away it seems there's been some sort of technique...explosion going on here at DVs. Wouldn't surprise me if we'd have RDALOAJILDs (Rubber Ducky And Lots Of Apple Juice Induced Lucid Dreams) in a couple of weeks >_>

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      Well, since the human psyche differs so much from person to person this is to be expected, so this doesn't bother me. I think it's nice to see how people do it. You get new ideas and insight on how things are done. The only thing that bothers me are the RDALOAJILDs. It's ok to share a technique, but I think it's a bit too much to compare them with well tested and commonly used or traditional techniques, especially if these RDALOILDs are just some preexisting ones with a slight difference. As SKA allready protested for the past year or so, the forums need to be cleaned up and a certain system for "creating techniques" should be made to organize the whole thing.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bonsay View Post
      and a certain system for "creating techniques" should be made to organize the whole thing.
      There has been for a long time, in the Research forum. Of course, since most new members nowadays can't even be bothered to read the Dream Views home page, let alone the Research forum, it's no wonder that we have gems like "Guitar Riff Induced Lucid Dream" floating around.

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      Yes there is too many. I just stick to what I taught myself before reading any technique at all.

      It's very simple really, stay aware and question your reality so often that you do it in your dreams. That's basically all you need to know.


      Unless your WILDING of course. But the idea behind that is still pretty basic.
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      I voted yes. But there aren't too many techniques. There are too many people who do not understand the basic, fundamental techniques or even the two kinds of lucid dreams (WILD vs DILD). Because of this, they run around claiming to have discovered new techniques, naming them, eager to slap *ILD (except for the people who are even better, and decide not to use ILD, just becuase it makes them that much cooler) onto just about anything and everything. We're going to have to start making up new letters to accommodate these people, when the fact of the matter is that all they are doing is tweaking silly little things about techniques and claiming to be the next mad lucid dreaming scientist. Even though they have no empirical evidence. Even though they are just plagiarizing other peoples' work and ideas.

      It's like breeding dogs, and putting collars on dogs. These people adopt a pure bred herding dog, say a border collie, from someone who spent time breeding the lineage for the strongest traits like intelligence, swiftness, the best physical characteristics, obedience, the ability to work well with stock. Then someone comes along, slaps on a spiked collar, and claims that their dog is a rottweiler. No. The breed of dog hasn't changed. Just the way you attach your leash to it. And you aren't the one who bred it. You're just the adopter. But these people love to run around claiming to be the president of the AKC, and all the attention it gets them. When all they did was rip off someone else's hard work. Or even common knowledge. They could pick up a mutt off the street, attach a collar, and claim that it's a pedigree whatever. A strange analogy, I know. I randomly came up with it, but it does the job.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DuB View Post
      There has been for a long time, in the Research forum. Of course, since most new members nowadays can't even be bothered to read the Dream Views home page, let alone the Research forum, it's no wonder that we have gems like "Guitar Riff Induced Lucid Dream" floating around.
      OMG GUISE. I SWEAR. DO THIS IN BED AT NIGHT WITH YOUR HI AND YOU WILL HAVE LUCIDS 100% OF THE TIME! THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE CALLED GRILD. HAHA GRILLED. BUT IT'S NOT HIT! BECAUSE THEN THIS WOULDN'T BE A BRAND NEW TECH!!!







      Quote Originally Posted by stenny View Post
      Yes! Indeed! I've been gone the last two months, and in the time I was away it seems there's been some sort of technique...explosion going on here at DVs. Wouldn't surprise me if we'd have RDALOAJILDs (Rubber Ducky And Lots Of Apple Juice Induced Lucid Dreams) in a couple of weeks >_>
      I don't wanna know what the rubber ducky is for....
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      The DV Staff officially only recognizes DILD, MILD, WBTB, CAT, WILD, DEILD, and EILD. That's not too many

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      I definitely agree that creating too many specialized techniques is creating a mental block. When I was first trying to WILD, when I woke up I was confused as to what I was supposed to do. I woke up and after reading through all the different techs, they all kinda melted togeather and I just fell asleep trying to figure out what I was "supposed to be doing."

      I think we need to have the original inductions created by other sources, and make a guid to helping yourself and just throw out some ideas what help some people more than others.

      It's too confusing the way it is now.

      It definitely should be changed asap.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      The DV Staff officially only recognizes DILD, MILD, WBTB, CAT, WILD, DEILD, and EILD. That's not too many
      I've never even heard of two of those. I think we need to clean up a little bit around here.

      Everyone else think so?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shift View Post
      OMG GUISE. I SWEAR. DO THIS IN BED AT NIGHT WITH YOUR HI AND YOU WILL HAVE LUCIDS 100% OF THE TIME! THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE CALLED GRILD. HAHA GRILLED. BUT IT'S NOT HIT! BECAUSE THEN THIS WOULDN'T BE A BRAND NEW TECH!!!
      Sadly, I didn't make this acronym up. Try doing a search on "GRILD"...

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      I like the fact there are a lot of techniques, it means people can find one that works for them.

      Even things like FILD, it may not make any difference if you move your fingers or not, but if it works psychologically with someone, then good for them if it helps then get lucid.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
      I've never even heard of two of those. I think we need to clean up a little bit around here.

      Everyone else think so?
      http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...splay.php?f=75 It doesn't get much cleaner than that. Unfortunately I think most people don't even go there first.

      Quote Originally Posted by DuB View Post
      Sadly, I didn't make this acronym up. Try doing a search on "GRILD"...
      Whoa... and I thought that was just a joke, although since you referred to it as a gem I DID start wondering... ugh, good god

      And wow... the very best part of that post?! "Now I personaly have never had a lucid but I try to WILD's often."

      Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean Dude View Post
      I like the fact there are a lot of techniques, it means people can find one that works for them.

      Even things like FILD, it may not make any difference if you move your fingers or not, but if it works psychologically with someone, then good for them if it helps then get lucid.
      Right, the only problem is that FILD isn't a technique in and of itself. It's a modification on existing and basic technique that lots of people think is its own technique. Having stuff like that out there just confuses people. I don't disagree that people should post "HEY- I do this during a DEILD!" or "It helps me when I do this when I WILD."

      The purpose of Dreamviews it to teach people how to lucid dream, and to be a forum on the topic. But if we're being a forum at the expense of providing pure, dilute, core information on how to lucid dream, then I personally think that we're doing something wrong.

      Hence http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...splay.php?f=75 as the official tutorial section. Pure, straight up, uncomplicated, basic lucid dream induction techniques. The bells and whistles are nice, but not when they distract from the essentials of those basic techniques.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shift View Post
      I don't wanna know what the rubber ducky is for....
      Lol. I don't know where you found that pic, but I love you . And what's the rubber ducky for? I wouldn't (want to) know either.

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      No you're right Shift.

      That is a good Database. It's just all the other shit is completely unnecessary.

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      Quote Originally Posted by stenny View Post
      Lol. I don't know where you found that pic, but I love you . And what's the rubber ducky for? I wouldn't (want to) know either.
      Hahaha, it's one of the most popular images on Deviantart

      Quote Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
      No you're right Shift.

      That is a good Database. It's just all the other shit is completely unnecessary.
      I wouldn't say completely unnecessary, there is a time and a place for it (preferably, after someone knows wtf they're talking about in regards to induction techniques, but needs things to entertain them while WILDing and etc.). What is completely shit and unnecessary is its presentation- it is false and misleading

      Quote Originally Posted by ninja9578 View Post
      and the official tutorials show their merit

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      I must say the 'new' tutorial database has been done very nicely. My compliments.

      And all these new techniques aren't that bad, it's just that they make everything extremely confusing, especially for the noobs. Maybe it's an idea to call them 'extensions', and order them too (in an extensions database)? Just for the sake of order?

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      The more techniques the better I say! When one doesn't work another
      might. I only use one technique to get lucid (well two now) but while in
      the dream I like to use as many techniques as I can remember if I'm
      having any mind blocks in the LDs...to me thats where the techniques
      come in handy for me.
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      Well that's your guys' opinion. Like I said earlier, the first few times I tried to WILD I would wake up and then once I actually tried it, I gt confused because all the induction methods seamed to have melted togeather and I couldn't figure out what I was really supposed to be doing, and when. or even where to start. I went to be with a clear image of the steps of MILD and when I went to try it I just got confused from reading all of the different inductions and I couldn't distinguish a difference between all of them when I'm in that state of mind after waking up.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shift View Post
      Right, the only problem is that FILD isn't a technique in and of itself. It's a modification on existing and basic technique that lots of people think is its own technique. Having stuff like that out there just confuses people. I don't disagree that people should post "HEY- I do this during a DEILD!" or "It helps me when I do this when I WILD."
      I know FILD is not really a technique, but if rubbing fingers together helps some people get lucid then whats the problem?

      Like supreme said, the more techniques the better!

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      Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean Dude View Post
      I know FILD is not really a technique, but if rubbing fingers together helps some people get lucid then whats the problem?

      Like supreme said, the more techniques the better!
      Just that it's touted as an individual technique, and not something you can use to assist with a technique. That's like calling NOS a race car. It confuses people. Much better to keep things simple, make sure people understand the basic techniques, then when they want to try one they can make a list of all of the little tips and hints people have offered and they can pick what they think will work. Instead, everyone tries FILD straight up and doesn't even realize that it's just a DEILD, and that you could wiggle your toes, or your ears, or your nostrils, and have the same effect. I mean, just think if we had TILD, EILD, and NILD on top of FILD. Why not just have DEILD, and let people know they can do kegel exercises to help them accomplish a DEILD, if they so desire. There's no need for KILD. It's just something you can slap on to a regular, straight up DEILD.

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      We're open to new techniques. The new techniques just have to be proven to work through the Dreamviews Research Guidelines.

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      I don't think you can have too many techniques. More competition in general is a good thing.

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      Umm, question; Since when was this a competition? No one is trying to out-due the other. The goal of everyone here is the same: To Lucid Dream, if not more.

      With that being said, there aren't too many techniques, just too many that aren't thought out all the way. You may think that your technique is great when you post it, but then you'll start getting questions, and members might even point out flaws. We want to reduce such a thing from happening, which is why the Research Guideline was put into action. I'm 90&#37; tempted to find all the new ILDs I come across each day and ask, "How many days have you tested this?", "How many people have you tested this on, and how many reported LDs?", or "How many times has this worked for you?".

      With THAT being said (since I'm pretty sure you have to PM a DG with your new technique idea so it can be approved), I have not seen ONE person's data being looked over by the staff to see if it's credible. And please don't say you can't find the Guidelines, because they're right there in the Tutorial section. It's really not that hard, people; Do the research, follow the guide, propose it, and see how far you get. Don't post new techniques spur of the moment.
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