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Guidelines/Rubrics Changes - posted on 16th Jun 2017 at 6:09 PM
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Scholar
#3601 Old Yesterday at 4:05 AM
That awkward moment when you ask a sim to watch your kids so you can go on a date to a community lot and then that sim you asked to watch your kids shows up at that community lot while you're having the date...
Mad Poster
#3602 Old Yesterday at 9:12 AM
The vast majority of resurrects here on MTS are clearly not trolls, but people who found the thread and did not realize it was old. The idea that the only way to get to a thread is via the forum front page is ridiculous. I'll bet you a creation of your choice that these people don't sit going over every page back to three years ago only to find a post and post in it. It's not on purpose. They find a thread via search engine (be it google or mts' own search) and just don't notice that it's old. Yes there is a warning, but it's easy enough to miss.

Trolly resurrection of posts, yes, that's annoying. But I don't agree with the obsession of this forum to judge all resurrects the same, and the need to post telling people off for doing so. If it's a troll, telling them off is only doing what they want. And if it's not a troll, you'll make some well-meaning person feel bad and get scared off posting. If it seems like a honest mistake, let them know gently, and you might just get a new fun regular out of it. Really, what's the harm? Plenty of old threads have gotten resurrected and brought back to life information people found interesting, or started new interesting debates. This forum is active enough that dead threads soon become dead once again, even if resurrected.

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Alchemist
#3603 Old Yesterday at 10:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosawyn
smorbie, is that a known issue when pregnant sims go on vacation?


I have no idea. I believe I read something somewhere sometime that pregnant sims weren't supposed to go on vacation, but she wasn't pregnant when I booked the thing, and then, of course, I forgot I even planned one for them when she became pregnant. She's in my Monopoly communist hood and her pregnancy was unauthorized so I had to hide her. She lives in one of the trailer lot apartments, so their place is already small and she and her husband had infant twins and two housemates. So, it wasn't easy for me to wall off the one bedroom in the place for her to hide. I was so busy trying to help her keep the secret and raise the children, and I just forgot.

So, when I saw her fat her way out to van, I panicked, but figured I could have them check into the hotel and go straight home and maybe no harm would be done.

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."
Scholar
#3604 Old Yesterday at 1:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gummilutt
The vast majority of resurrects here on MTS are clearly not trolls, but people who found the thread and did not realize it was old. The idea that the only way to get to a thread is via the forum front page is ridiculous. I'll bet you a creation of your choice that these people don't sit going over every page back to three years ago only to find a post and post in it. It's not on purpose. They find a thread via search engine (be it google or mts' own search) and just don't notice that it's old. Yes there is a warning, but it's easy enough to miss.

Trolly resurrection of posts, yes, that's annoying. But I don't agree with the obsession of this forum to judge all resurrects the same, and the need to post telling people off for doing so. If it's a troll, telling them off is only doing what they want. And if it's not a troll, you'll make some well-meaning person feel bad and get scared off posting. If it seems like a honest mistake, let them know gently, and you might just get a new fun regular out of it. Really, what's the harm? Plenty of old threads have gotten resurrected and brought back to life information people found interesting, or started new interesting debates. This forum is active enough that dead threads soon become dead once again, even if resurrected.
Or they don't realize that it matters. The warning doesn't tell you not to post in an old thread, and they have something to say. I also agree some people are too brusque with new posters who make a minor mistake. It really doesn't hurt to be welcoming and explain the issue instead of scolding them for resurrecting an old thread or just posting "This should be in [Acryonym the new person won't recognize]."
Now what dammit?
staff: moderator
#3605 Old Yesterday at 3:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gummilutt
The vast majority of resurrects here on MTS are clearly not trolls, but people who found the thread and did not realize it was old. The idea that the only way to get to a thread is via the forum front page is ridiculous. I'll bet you a creation of your choice that these people don't sit going over every page back to three years ago only to find a post and post in it. It's not on purpose. They find a thread via search engine (be it google or mts' own search) and just don't notice that it's old. Yes there is a warning, but it's easy enough to miss.

Trolly resurrection of posts, yes, that's annoying. But I don't agree with the obsession of this forum to judge all resurrects the same, and the need to post telling people off for doing so. If it's a troll, telling them off is only doing what they want. And if it's not a troll, you'll make some well-meaning person feel bad and get scared off posting. If it seems like a honest mistake, let them know gently, and you might just get a new fun regular out of it. Really, what's the harm? Plenty of old threads have gotten resurrected and brought back to life information people found interesting, or started new interesting debates. This forum is active enough that dead threads soon become dead once again, even if resurrected.

Except you are requested to be careful of that in Site Rules:

12. Do Not Bump Threads/No Threadcromancy: Do not post to an old thread just to bump it up to the top of the forum if you have nothing new to add, or to get it more visible (especially if it's your thread!) Don't resurrect old threads unless your comments are relevant and would be seen as a important addition to a thread. Continuing on a conversation dropped months ago is not a good idea - check dates.
http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...stingguidelines

I'm not saying you're wrong but the necromancy posts that consists of 'oh yes, me too' we could do without. The guideline, it seems to me, is there. If you're adding something useful, then raise the dead by all means. If not, well, don't.

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Theorist
#3606 Old Yesterday at 3:50 PM Last edited by Charmful : Yesterday at 11:18 PM.
Then there are the threads that are kept on life support. I'm looking at you 'Hacks I'd like to see' thread


**Edit** my no means am I suggesting we get rid of it, I think it's just funny it's so old and still an active thread; useful, but old.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Top Secret Researcher
#3607 Old Yesterday at 5:12 PM
I thought I had given that thread some life... but come on, we need to start working together to make the mods we want!

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Mad Poster
#3608 Old Yesterday at 5:15 PM
It's not on life support. It's just very long-lived.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
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Scholar
#3609 Old Yesterday at 5:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDacapo
I thought I had given that thread some life... but come on, we need to start working together to make the mods we want!
Why don't you start a brainstorming thread listing what you're interested in making, so others can pitch in with their own ideas, abilities etc.?
Field Researcher
#3610 Old Yesterday at 6:23 PM
I think the Hacks I'd like to See thread is still useful though. Not only can it give creators ideas, but sometimes, a hack is already out there that does what a simmer wants. It's almost like another WCIF thread.

But yes, we probably need to start catologing the ideas there (so we don't forget about them) and find some kind of way to work together on them.

"This is subtracting from my arts and crafts time."
Also known as Kelyns but you can call me KB.
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Top Secret Researcher
#3611 Old Yesterday at 9:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by omglo
Why don't you start a brainstorming thread listing what you're interested in making, so others can pitch in with their own ideas, abilities etc.?


I have posted a brainstorming list in the modding forum, but so far it hasn't gotten any replies.

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Am I the only one who fogs up her glasses when eating Kung Pao noodles?
#3612 Old Yesterday at 9:47 PM
For what it matters, I have also resurrected a few older threads, but they were discussion threads in the first place and I made mention that they were old threads, so....I guess it's kind of okay in that case?

I'm secretly a Bulbasaur.

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#3613 Old Yesterday at 9:50 PM
i didn't know there was a modding forum to start with.....

JDacapo I gave my thoughts on it, while technically not a modder in the advanced sense that most are i do have the capability of working out unforeseen issues with stuff so maybe my insight will be helpful to flesh it out more?

Get Your Plumbbob ON!
Top Secret Researcher
#3614 Old Yesterday at 10:12 PM
@SingleClawDesigns that would be awesome! If we can get some modders together, we can probably make a few mini-EPs that would make the likes of Chris Hatch proud.

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Scholar
#3615 Old Yesterday at 11:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDacapo
I have posted a brainstorming list in the modding forum, but so far it hasn't gotten any replies.
Oh good. I'll check it out. That section is pretty dead, these days. It can take awhile for someone to respond.
Field Researcher
#3616 Old Today at 1:05 AM
I really have to tip my hat to Exnem for their bucket of chicken. I wasn't expecting it to work or look as nicely as it does. Mostly, I expected a generic piece of chicken (perhaps a drumstick) and a generic bone left over after the sim finished eating. So far, my sims have pulled out a drumstick, a thigh, and a chicken wing. All three had visible bones in the half eaten piece and all three left behind bones that corresponded to the chicken piece once they were eaten. I know it's not a huge thing, but it's really cool to see that attention to detail in a custom item.
Mad Poster
#3617 Old Today at 1:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxon
Except you are requested to be careful of that in Site Rules:

12. Do Not Bump Threads/No Threadcromancy: Do not post to an old thread just to bump it up to the top of the forum if you have nothing new to add, or to get it more visible (especially if it's your thread!) Don't resurrect old threads unless your comments are relevant and would be seen as a important addition to a thread. Continuing on a conversation dropped months ago is not a good idea - check dates.
http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...stingguidelines

I'm not saying you're wrong but the necromancy posts that consists of 'oh yes, me too' we could do without. The guideline, it seems to me, is there. If you're adding something useful, then raise the dead by all means. If not, well, don't.


Not everyone reads site rules. Yes, technically you should, but you should also read the instruction manual for things you buy yet how many out there do that? I do, but that doesn't mean I feel the need to get angry at people that don't. It's just how most people are built. Easier to accept that and work with it. And yes, I agree it's unnecessary to bring back a post to say "oh yes me too". But my point is that I don't think getting snarky about it solves anything. Nor do I think getting annoyed by it helps anyone, yourself least of all. There's always going to be new and/or inexperienced people who make mistakes like that. Telling off 50 isn't going to stop the next 50 from doing the same mistake. Might as well just laugh it off and be glad we still see new people post.

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#3618 Old Today at 2:30 AM
Last night I had a bizarre dream about the Sims 2. Well not the entire thing; part of it involved setting up a fish tank made of cardboard with rather predictable results. Then I reloaded the world. But then in my dream I ended up in some sort of party in TS2 and I think Matthew Piscaso and Julien Cooke were romancing in the closet instead of making food. Cyd Roseland was there too but he was wearing a dress. Then all the food burned up so I found a phone and ordered a pizza and the pizza box came out of the phone and Don Lothario crawled out of the pizza box and began wooing a bunch of female Sims that I couldn't make out the faces of.

I'm secretly a Bulbasaur.

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Mad Poster
#3619 Old Today at 2:36 AM
To the poster above; where's the button for "too odd"? Did YOU have pizza before going to bed?

Namaste
Theorist
#3620 Old Today at 2:45 AM
I said it once, and I'll say it again. I wish there was a 'WTF' button for some of these posts.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

#3621 Old Today at 3:43 AM
I've had bizarre dreams as long as I remember. This is actually one of the more sensible ones.

I'm secretly a Bulbasaur.

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Mad Poster
#3622 Old Today at 9:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gummilutt
Not everyone reads site rules. Yes, technically you should, but you should also read the instruction manual for things you buy yet how many out there do that?


Yeah, but then it's your fault if the thing blows up on you because you didn't read what not to do.
Now what dammit?
staff: moderator
#3623 Old Today at 6:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charmful
I said it once, and I'll say it again. I wish there was a 'WTF' button for some of these posts.

You could try suggesting that to Delphy in Site Issues. Mind you, I think he's probably thought that himself on numerous occasions.

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