our 100000 hits milestone
27, 2002 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
residents recently celebrated that our web site turned 100000 hits. Thanks
to all the positive feedback the Sims involved have got new inspiration.
Read about our future plans and how you can contribute.
party was a blast, which shouldn't surprise anyone as it was hosted by
myself. But also other neighbourhoods threw parties; Jan Bachman reports
he threw a party for Sim Gardens residents, and Betty Mackenzie threw a
party for Simmerset residents - and I suspect there are more. Anyone who
celebrated with us are welcome to send in one short report and one picture
from the party! (10 first to be posted on this page).
news at Simmerville Web
general we want to secure regular updates, and because we have so many
different sections our goal includes having at least one update per section
monthly. This might seem like few updates, but with about 8 sections that
would secure about 8 new articles or new items each month. Besides the
boards will of course be updated constantly.
web started out February 2002 as a site for Simmerville residents, but
it seems like Sims living elsewhere feel a tie as well, SUN participating
neighbourhoods in particular. And our policy is of course that what is
interesting to Simmerville residents, should most likely also appeal to
Sims all over SimNation. We want to continue with giving readers a chance
to contribute with personal experience to most of our articles.
plans can easily get changed or delayed, but the following plans are quite
accurate, and should appear no later than January 2003.
Kids finally get their own bulletin board
we opened the boards for all Sims, being a SUN member or not, the traffic
has increased nicely, and that was what we wanted to see before the Sim
Kids own board was to be opened.
kids do have their own computer, and they might need to discuss school,
pets and other interests, or even share their frustration caused by their
parents, on a board where adults are excluded from posting. This board
is already open to SUN members, and will go public on December 5th.
The SUN Family Exchange
The SUN network has added
a lot to many participating Sims. The 2nd core group will be formed December
1st, and we get new registrations almost daily.
One brand new idea, provided
by current SUN Core member George Phillip Martin of Simmerset, is the SUN
Family Exchange where 2 households will switch home and neighbourhood for
a certain period, in order to make new experiences, get to know more neighbourhoods,
and to make new contacts. You will find reports from most of the exchanges.
Look out for a soon to come
article introducing this.
Science plans SimLOOK2
SimLOOK project has been a great success, although many Sims who follow
the development have expressed their frustration because of the wait for
each report. It started in April and was supposed to be closed within a
couple months, but there's still more than 10 days to go.
Science will run a follow up project to start shortly after the original
project has closed. The new project will be quite different, as any Sims
can effect the project in a lot more ways by voting. As a start you will
be invited to decorate and equip the new SimLOOK house - even with your
self made walls and items! You will even be invited to work as one of the
TestSims in this project! The reports will be different and a lot less
time consuming to write.
will post the information on how to participate when the ongoing SimLOOK
project closes in December, Mrs Swims confirms on the phone.
a New-Age section
2003 Simmerville web will introduce a brand new section dedicated to New-Age,
dealing a lot with Sim Astrology. We are still in the early planning, but
we know that many Sims feel that they lose contact with their personal
nature and desires, because of the constant hunt for a better job and a
better equipped home.
is about so much more which can not be counted in Simoleons. Many Sims
have forgotten who they really are - their inner self has been pushed aside
and they no longer feel their own personality as strong as they should,
says Ms Mollie MacAstral, who is living in Simmerville's outskirts and
will be running our new section. We will introduce her in our Christmas
household can join our test panel for Christmas gifts!
already had a series of surveys, although most of them were delayed they
tell us that Sims love to contribute. Your household can now sign up to
join our test panel for an upcoming article, actually suggested by Jennifer
Kidman, a web surfing Sim living in a distant neighbourhood. Each test
panel household will receive a pack of 10 Christmas gifts ideas, and will
contribute with their comments on each item. If you have created a gift
item you would like to get included with this test, please contact me before
December 5th. Check out the Trend section for more
details, and check back around December 10th to get some ideas for
many Christmas updates during December. Among several articles, the Sims
behind our STUFF section will put their minds together to release a number
of new Christmas items. Thanks for staying with us, and remember that all
suggestions for future articles or general improvements are greatly welcomed