For those who opted for physical discs -- if you donated between April - June and you received the WRONG discs or NO discs in the mail, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your donation info such as Paypal transaction ID and we will get this rectified!
I thought it would be cool to create a thread for members of the site to join if they have been a member for more than 1 year. Although there really isn't a point to it, I just thought it might be interesting to keep a running log of active Simtropolis Annuarians...although you'd have to post here to affirm that yes, you are still active. So here are your Simtropolis Annuarians and Bi-Annuarians! Annuarians are members who have been at Simtropolis at least 365 days and are still active; Bi-Annuarians have been here at least 730 days. Triannuarians have been here for 1,095 days. Next January, watch for the first Quartenarians - members who have been at ST for at least 1,400 days.
Triannuarians (Date of Triannuarianship) <> Dirk (A long time ago) <> Rybolton (Way back yonder) <> Pooty (January 11, 2006) <> Flywildjaguar14 (January 11, 2006) <> Sc4_cewl (January 11, 2006) <> Simfanheatermayor (January 16, 2006) <> RyanbSC4 (January 11, 2006) <> The_Dark_Child (January 11, 2006) <> CWLGAMER01 (January 11, 2006) <> qurlix (January 11, 2006) <> marquisite (January 18, 2006) <> HighRiser (February 4, 2006) <> Ma8thew (February 1, 2006)
<> The_Dalai_Llama (May 15, 2006) <> DuskTrooper (March 25, 2006) <> Hummer0328 (June 19, 2006) <> Llama_Sim (March 6, 2006) <> Builderman (March 30, 2006)
<> Aronion (February 26, 2006)
<> SkiGeek (March 16, 2006) <> Huskerman007 (March 28, 2006)
Biannuarians (Date of Biannuarianship)
<> Yellowlab (May 20, 2005) <> AfroThunda (May 25, 2005) <> X-Man (May 25, 2005) <> MrCinatit (May 22, 2005) <> Iamrobk (June 25, 2005) <> Vlakhaas (May 21, 2005) <> Catz (May 26, 2005) <> MayorVieira (May 5, 2005) <> Futuropolis (June 14, 2005) <> RobledoRessainance (May 10, 2005) <> TheJerseyDevil73 (July 25, 2005) <> Boris225 (July 13, 2005) <> Duke87 (July 24, 2005) <> SimMaster (May 24, 2005) <> Hello_SC4 (May 20, 2005) <> Dereko (May 15, 2005) <> Odd8ball (April 12, 2005) <> Mikeyb66 (March 25, 2005) <> Comdude21 (June 3, 2005) <> Carpman (March 25, 2005) <> Vatt3 (June 22, 2005) <> MOVIESOLDIER (July 16, 2005) <> EAGCE (July 20, 2005) <> ead88 (March 3, 2005) <> ert90 (August 15, 2005) <> dudyconstructor (August 13, 2005) <> Villarule (August 4, 2005) <> ginchael (August 24, 2005) <> baldy (July 2, 2005) <> silverlightning81 (June 1, 2005) <> airmale007 (August 28, 2005) <> simwario (September 3, 2005) <> Screwballl (November 11, 2005) <> G4ce (June 28, 2005) <> Dodge44 (July 8, 2005) <> SIMpleton (May 27, 2005) <> Flamesrock (July 7, 2005) <> USA_Pride (March 5, 2005) <> fosterk (September 13, 2005) <> M-SIL (September 9, 2005) <> Guinea (September 19, 2005) <> ACEFanatic (April 12, 2005) <> Nugget699 (July 16, 2005) <> Dudyconstructor (August 13, 2005) <> Maelstrom44 (September 6, 2005) <> The Evil Octopus Man (September 13, 2005) <> Thalassicus (February 7, 2005) <> JVGazeley (September 28, 2005) <> 121759 (October 5, 2005) <> Dolfan348488 (October 5, 2005) <> Dannato (September 21, 2005) <> Andreas Roth (July 7, 2005) <> Timotheus (March 15, 2005) <> Simmax (October 28, 2005) <> Bravoj (July 17, 2005) <> Jon Lipka (August 31, 2005) <> Beesbees (October 26, 2005) <> The Terminator (December 20, 2005) <> K_m_H (December 26, 2005) <> JohnB's Original Username (December 28, 2004) <> ALTX (July 17, 2005) <> Fox (November 18, 2005) <> MsCharamut69 (May 27, 2005) <> BamaKid325 (September 11, 2005) <> Orishavit (December 30, 2005)
<> Cheese89 (February 10, 2005) <> qwerty (August 10, 2005) <> cowcorn (October 25, 2005) <> Equinox (June 24, 2005) <> GingerBlokey/Panda_Boy1 (July 24, 2005) <> TheMonkeysUncle (March 20, 2005) <> MsCharamut1969 (May 27, 2005) <> rubberduck (August 26, 2005) <> BarbulaM1 (October 3, 2005) <> Tolomar (March 6, 2005) <> marquisite (January 18, 2005) <> ephorex_77 (September 6, 2005) <> Mickebear (February 18, 2005) <> Hanson784 (August 19, 2005) <> Alkaola (December 3, 2005) <> Daeley (June 16, 2005) <> Tolomar (March 6, 2005) <> ded (April 20, 2005) <> srcldennis (August 17, 2005) <> mentarman (July 11, 2005) <> Rhino120 (November 29, 2005) <> cammo2003 (September 17, 2005) <> Amal81 (October 7, 2005) <> brtim2 (October 27, 2005) <> Gen (December 8, 2005) <> louisville327 (October 31, 2005) <> Arphaxad Locus (December 18, 2005) <> PielMorena65 (December 16, 2005) <> chipersboy03 (December 28, 2005) <> BigBaazzoo (December 24, 2005) <> Gen (December 8, 2005) <> jrock (September 21, 2005) <> Shadow_Assassin (March 10, 2005) <> Splime (January 3, 2005)
<> psteverific (January 8, 2005)
<> thatmonkeysim (February 3, 2005) <> jeronij (January 1, 2005)
<> J.O. (January 11, 2005)
<> aestiva (January 16, 2005)
<> vidioman (January 19, 2005)
<> MI6Ash (January 14, 2005) <> Mdz1001 (January 15, 2005) <> ardecila (January 1, 2005)
Annuarians (Date of Annuarianship)
<> wbelac (February 3, 2005)
<> dev (February 15, 2005) <> dominohobbes (February 15, 2005) <> MI6Dani (March 12, 2005) <> the_new_simman (December 15, 2004) <> superstar (April 2, 2005) <> sim_mc_hammer (January 31, 2005)
<> greedygreg (April 4, 2005) <> crazyarchitect (March 28, 2005) <> Fairlane500 (May 3, 2005) <> Joesocwork (May 7, 2005) <> DarkWarriorXII (April 22, 2005) <> kingofsimcity (May 26, 2005) <> GeneralGunfire (June 9, 2005) <> your_adress_here (May 1, 2005) <> subedei (April 7, 2005) <> PhilsCafe (June 9, 2005) <> simfreak9 (May 12, 2005) <> XSpiderman (July 4, 2005) <> Lord_Bertrum (June 2, 2005) <> boggy 1 (July 8, 2005) <> djrules5454_simtropolisedition (June 14, 2005) <> jmusshorn (April 14, 2005) <> Rymac (July 31, 2005) <> Exil3 (June 17, 2005) <> The Boy Formerly Known as Evil Muzz (August 10, 2005) <> Mikeaut1 (June 29, 2005) <> silentbreaker (June 24, 2005) <> Leech10 (December 11, 2005) <> chocolatemax285 (June 11, 2005) <> sloppet (October 22, 2005) <> MallowTheCloud (September 21, 2005) <> SamFlash (December 29, 2005) <> mambomumba (January 13, 2006) *Notes: Annuarianship is based on date of registration. Last Updated 12/14/2005
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By Cyclone Boom
Site Upgrade Announcement
I'm pleased to announce @Dirktator has confirmed that today, Simtropolis is scheduled to receive a significant site upgrade. In the process we'll be incrementing the site's version to ST9.0. The latest major update to the IPS Suite will be applied to bring a whole host of new and exciting features.
Reactions This will give more flexibility to describe why you like a content item.
It'll allow Reactions to be tailored to best suit our community, such as with custom sets & icons.
Recommended Replies A way for helpful, informative or useful replies to be highlighted inside a thread.
Will be a way of drawing attention to popular posts, including those providing answers to the OP's question.
Content Messages Allow announcements or important info to be seen within a content item.
Uses may include thread guidelines, reminders to follow, or even useful info for reference (e.g. links or images).
Promoting Content A range of possibilities to improve the accessibility of content. STEX files, CJs, forum posts, the whole lot.
Social media options can be explored, such as to connect with the site's Twitter as a content stream.
Fluid Forum View Optionally view the forum via a topic list or grid mode instead of traditional categories.
This is configurable for all users via a toggle, so it's possible to easily switch between the views.
Editor Uploading Improvements Simplified ability to attach images and files to a post.
Now possible to drag & drop into specific locations, without needing to insert manually.
Gallery Improvements A range of enhancements for uploading Gallery images.
Usability improvements also introduced for albums, and also the navigation with the image lightbox display.
City Journals Sidebar CJ authors can optionally add a sidebar with information about their entries.
This uses the post editor, so text or other media can be added. HTML access available on request.
Letter Profile Photos The default avatar replaced with a random coloured background, featuring the 1st character of a username.
This will only affect users who haven't changed their avatar from the anonymous grey silhouette.
There's also the Clubs feature, which will restore a similar functionality to the old Groups. The advantage here is it's integrated and built into the core software, whereas previously it was a 3rd party plugin that was made incompatible. We won't be rolling out the Clubs immediately, but we have some ideas on how they can be used more effectively this time around, since they'll allow more options.
Plus a visual overhaul and an assortment of other minor changes.
Along with a few other surprises in store coming soon, so watch out for those too...
Since this is a larger update than usual, the site may be unavailable for a slightly longer period. It's scheduled anytime from 12pm noon EDT / 4pm UTC onwards (view clock), and we anticipate this will be no more than 1 hour.
Should the downtime be prolonged, please check our Twitter feed for progress updates.
Bugs & Stability
The new version has been released in a client beta for several weeks, meaning stability has been tried & tested. However as is common with any new software product, there's a chance for undetected bugs to crop up when applied in unique environments. Please bear with us if there are any instabilities to start with, and report them below or in the bugs thread.
We'd love to hear ways the site and the above features can be improved or best implemented. If you've any ideas feel free to share them below. We'll also be opening threads specifically to gain feedback on specific aspects within the next several weeks.
Thanks everyone, and we hope you enjoy the new site!
By Cyclone Boom
General Feedback Thread -
To help pass the time until the Awards Ceremony, here's a place to share your experiences of the new Trixies format.
What went well, and how can they be improved for next year?
As you're likely aware, this Trixies introduced various changes. Not only being the first time multiple years (2015 & 2016) were combined, but notably nominations were accepted in a special forum, allowing you to post and edit them in private. Based on your ideas, the Default Awards List was also created, and intended to provide a suitable baseline to cover the wide range of site contributions.
In summary, here's a few possible possible topics of discussion:
Total available default awards: 101 Custom Content: 34 City Journals: 40 Community: 27
Too little? Just right? Too many? Spread between categories. Coverage of types/themes? Any confusion or conflicting awards? Did the descriptions help or hinder?
How did you find it compared to years gone by? Were the instructions clear and easy to follow? Was it helpful to edit and view your nominations? Any issues along the way?
Duration of nomination period: 23 days (including the 2 day extension). Too short? Just right? Too long?
Interviews To what extent were they helpful / enlightening? Types of questions asked? Format / presentation. More for next year?
Content lists (2015 / 2016) Did they help with your decision making? Were they a useful reference? Should all content have been included in the lists? Grouping per author or per category?
Community discussion How could this work better in future?
Anything else which could be done in build-up?
Too sparse? Just right? Too excessive? When did you first become aware of the Trixies this time? How useful was the info banner at the top? Should anything else have been included? Were the countdown timers helpful? Visibility of the Trixies forum. Should any other banners have been added? Homepage features -- were they useful or too repetitive?
We're always looking to improve the Trixies, and this was really a learning experience for everyone. Hopefully it worked well as a comeback after being absent for such a long time. But like anything, there's always room for improvement going forward.
So if you've any comments or suggestions (even not on the above list), big or small, please post below and we'll take them into consideration. Feel free to post multiple times in this thread to your heart's content.
And of course, you don't have to answer all the above questions -- they're just pointers.
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