- your shining neighbourhood network
22, 2004 - by Simbille Ballong, SUN web
600 Sim neighbourhoods
have registered with the SUN since it was opened Spring 2002. Of these
are still about 150 hoods registered with the SUN network as of today.
The network is now facing some interesting upgrades.
The great changes of our
future will affect the SUN registry and its web presentation as well. But
the SUN [Sims United Neighbourhoods] will keep shining!
Less details - more information
registry will be less detailed but much more up to date. Today a hood can
register detailed information on each household, but with ageing residents
this kind of information will get outdated way too quickly. The household
details will be taken out of the registry this September, and instead there
will be more general facts on the neighbourhood. There will still be room
for a lot of information, but it will all be easier to maintain also for
SUN will cover both old fashioned
(TS1) and futuristic hoods (TS2). If a hood converted to the future dimension
you will be able to tell from their SUN page. Just like we always posted
a hood's facilities, such as Downtown, Vacation resorts, Old Town and Magic
Town. Hoods with absolutely no expansions are still welcome to join the
Fewer details per hood will
mean that web maintenance will be less time consuming, and there is a chance
that all submissions will be handled within 7 days, like originally intended.
Did you know that the average
household has been living in the same address for 34 days, their house
is 5040 square feet, they have a daily income of § 840 and a net worth
Today you can check the greatest,
smallest and the most average households when it comes to net worth, number
of days, daily income and house size. Go to the SUN
page to find out more!
The coming changes will of
course also affect the current top 10 lists. No longer collecting household
details means no more Top10 lists. The top10 lists will be taken out but
there will be other statistics instead.
SUN members will get updated
The new SUN registry is
expected to take effect this September/October. The current register will
remain accessible while we wait. If your hood is not yet a SUN member,
you can still register. It's worth noticing that we no longer add or update
When the new system is sorted
out, all registered SUN members will receive a mail with info on where
to register their new information. It will be like a census covering all
the hoods, and which will enrichen the community greatly with knowledge
about Sim Nation.
Registered SUN member will
have to reregister using a new form to renew their SUN membership. Anyone
not replying will not be added to the new system.
If your hood is already registered
but has not received any mail from SUN in a very long time, it might be
smart to check that your contact information is not outdated.
The SUN Core meets the
a brief interview with Mrs Carla Niven Johnson, who was leading the previous
is a new SUN Core these days? Who are they?
The new SUN Core members
Carla Niven – Palatial Heights
Tish McDowell – Lake Park
Juliana Valentino – Simmerville
James Landgrabb – Mount Landgrabb
Erika Blake – Mayfair Plaza
Sharron Granger – Krum
Starr Grey – Greymount
do you think the new dimension will affect the SUN?
I think it will better
the SUN community and make it more interesting, especially with the age
process where we will get to grow old with our friends and see our children
grow up faster. I find the whole aging process very interesting.
ageing will force through some changes. How about the SUN Core? What happens
if all core members die of old age before the time they were elected for
We haven’t worked out
this detail yet. The new Core is still pretty new and with it being
summer some of the members are on vacation. I think we will discuss
having a shorter term for the SUN Core, perhaps 3 months instead of 6,
but don’t have a sure answer yet as we haven’t discussed it on the Core
share some of the subjects the SUN Core will be focusing on for the next
Security is one of the
major issues that has been discussed for a while now. Also we would
like to moderate the boards better and get the SUN community more involved
in events hosted by the SUN Core.