How to Get Started

The best place to learn memory techniques is with the Getting Started Guide. It contains our free PDF ebook and many other resources that can help you learn memory techniques (including memory palaces) quickly. There’s also a separate list of FAQs about memory and a Memory Techniques Wiki with hundreds of pages of free content.

You can train online with our memory training tools and Memory League. We also offer memory palace software.

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Visit your preferences page to customize your forum experience (log-in required). For example, if you prefer to see a list of forum categories on the home page of the forum instead of a list of latest topics, you can change that in your settings. You can also edit your email notifications and other options. There is a longer list of FAQs that contains more information.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

General Forum Guidelines

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a friendly, welcoming place.

1. Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say. The forum will save drafts of your posts so you can finish them later.

2. No Spam

In order to solve the spam problem, we have a strict “no self-promotion” rule. Don’t post links to your website/course/app/book or do other self-promotion without checking with the admins first. Self-promoting posts will be removed.

3. Always Be Civil

We’re a community of learners with a common interest in brain training and self-improvement. Let’s keep the discussions focused on helping each other reach our full potentials.

  • Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
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  • Avoid personal attacks, rudeness, hostility, bad-natured arguments, and talking down to other people. More details are below.
  • Don’t prolong or escalate small disagreements. It’s okay to disagree and then move on.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.

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4. Minimizing conflict

Most disagreements in life are due to misunderstandings. Those situations can usually be avoided by giving the other person the benefit of the doubt.

If there are multiple ways to interpret something, assume the best.

Not everyone here speaks English as a native language and it’s easy for misunderstandings to happen.

There are people of all ages here. Before you disparage someone, please remember that it might be a kid. It might be a depressed person.

There are readers here from nearly every country in the world, and what might be considered non-offensive in one culture might be considered rude in another. It’s important to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Try to deescalate conflict rather than escalate it.

If you think that someone genuinely is behaving badly, let a moderator know and we’ll take care of it privately.

5. If you can’t avoid a conflict, please flag the post or let an admin know

If you have a problem with another user, please send a private message to @webmaster_bot, and the staff here will help resolve the problem. We can also help you block another user if necessary.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by an admin.

In order to maintain our community, admins reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. We do not preview new posts; the site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Additional Guidelines

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  • No spam – we have a flat rule about “no self-promotion” (see above)
  • Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button.
  • If you want to continue a discussion while changing the topic you can use the “Reply as a Linked Topic” feature.
  • If your post gets edited by an admin, you will generally see a message indicating why. This post explains more.
  • If you ever have questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to let us know: [email protected].

Posts that do not align with the forum guidelines may get removed or edited by staff.

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