March goal: We're almost there! 03/20/2017Hi Community! We're almost there for our March goals! I just wanted to keep the momentum going so if you are able to help, please donate and get some gifts in exchange! Thanks so much to those who have helped out this month, we really appreciate it.
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By Cyclone Boom
Got some ideas?
Here's a place where you can recommend any improvements to Simtropolis.
It's about time we had one of these. Even though the site continues to develop, we'd love to hear your thoughts on how it can be further refined and made better for everyone. Whether it be a simple layout/design tweak, or a completely brand new feature, post away in this thread!
While we can't promise everything will be possible or implemented, each idea will be read and considered. I'm sure you'll appreciate there are limitations, both technically and financially.
To report any issues with an existing site feature, or something not working as intended, please instead use the Bugs Thread.
For clarity, please keep one idea per post. Double posts are acceptable if you've more than one idea at once.
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Give a subheading, describing briefly what the idea is.
Explain the idea -- it helps to give as much detail as possible. Pictures or diagrams are acceptable, but not required.
Why would this be of benefit to the community?
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If commenting on an idea, please quote/copy the subheading so it's clear what is being discussed.
Once processed, ideas will be tagged with one of the following:
NOT PLANNED - The idea is appreciated, but at this stage, is not feasible to implement.
INTERNAL REVIEW - We like the idea, and will pursue whether it's currently feasible to implement.
PLANNED - We have decided to implement the idea, and are finding the best ways to go about it.
IMPLEMENTED - The idea has been added as a new site feature!
This will change depending on ongoing progress with implementation.
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If you have any questions, please PM me! Thanks everyone!
Hello Simtropolis Staff!
If Simtropolis needs donations to keep going, then why not let members be sponsors and let everybody know who the sponsors are tagging their profiles? I think this is just an ideia to motivate people to donate and let everybody know who loves this community.
By Cyclone Boom
Continuing on from recent discussions, we think it'd be helpful to start collecting evidence about issues with STEX files.
Broken formatting [Example]. Errors when downloading files (e.g. 3D161/G - File not found). Corrupted archives (e.g. broken ZIPs). Invalid or missing dependency links (e.g. [Old] >> [New]). Missing descriptions / screenshots. Irregular download counts (more downloads than views). Any other abnormality, or function not working as intended.
So if you discover any of the above, please reply below with this info. The more examples of evidence we collect, the easier it'll be to determine patterns. Afterwards, it can be used for further investigation, in attempt to find solutions once and for all.
Supporting details such as screenshots, abnormalities in the HTML, or error codes are also welcome.
The following posts will form index lists.
Regarding a STEX overhaul, we've got to begin somewhere. I believe focussing on the more serious shortcomings makes sense as a starting point. Once these are hopefully addressed, it'll become a much clearer picture. Looking ahead, it may then lead onto more ambitious projects including the previously mentioned tagging, and the ideas which @rsc204 and @Tarkus discussed (e.g. here and here), amongst others. We're in this together as a community, and continuing on, any input or assistance would be welcome.
Some files are not in a good shape, much like old property that needs a little TLC. Just like an architect, although it's a fact of life, people never intended their creations to reach a state of disrepair. As a result, being fair to authors past and present, it's time to commence action for the benefit of the whole community going forward.
By Cyclone Boom
This read-only thread will be used by site staff for posting updates relating to Simtropolis, such as new features or notable changes.
Please post any requests or ideas in the Suggestions Box.
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