So, The Forums Need Revitalising. What Can I Do?

Hi @Announcements,

Obviously, I’ve been away from the Forums for a while, trying to slowly get back on it again. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been way too inundated with outside stuff to spend too much time on the Forums lately.

However, this place is still my love and joy. As well as the tutoring website (please check it out if you haven’t already), this place took a lot of love and care to make. Not just by me, but by loads of you. I’d love to find new ways to revitalise it!

Please be as honest with me as you can. How can we go about doing that? I’d love to know!

Much love

:heart:

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First of all, I want to start by engaging with your threads more often. So, if you have a discussion and you’d like it to get some TLC by a few people, you can definitely tag me and I’ll give it my share of love!

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Hm… I cant really think of anything right now. Some more writer competitors/games would be nice.

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I can’t think of anything tbh. I personally have been gone because of exams and semesters ending, and I think I’ve just been in general kind of losing interest on the current stuff in the forums bc of it.

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I want to start up a Sims 3 & 4 character making thread. It would be different from the Sim Stories since that goes over the characters you have already made. The ones for this thread would be specifically for the weekly theme that is voted on at the end of the week. Also, I’m bringing back the The Sims Contest thread back for the summer. Then I really want to get the Story Spotlight activities going by June. I will be making game reviews instead of bringing the game club back. I’m also going to weekly post paint by number images that users vote on weekly now. We should bring in some art school events to help people with drawing. We can use the Art Club thread I created. I think also making how to draw guide threads would be useful as well.

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Does anyone have any input to add about this?

@Discussions

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More ducks :duck::sparkles:

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More CULTS

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Let’s see…

What are most people interested in? What makes people come back to a forum and be active?
Maybe something with an incentive. As a writer, I know that one of the things I like the most is when people read and comment my story. Perhaps we could choose a story per week, and have people read, comment, and share their opinions on it.

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‘Let’s Read: [STORY NAME]’ or smth like that…

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I like this! I wanted to do something similar with the raffle, but Deluge was gonna read them and he’s got lots on his plate at the moment, so I had to shelf the idea ;(

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We can also do like a ‘Daily News Thread’ where you post news of your city/state/country or wherever.

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Yes! Something kind of like the raffle, or a spin-the-wheel thing, where a random story is chosen, and that week, people have to read maybe 3 chapters of the chosen story and discuss it.

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I want to revamp the writing competitions! I’ve always loved those but they haven’t done well really. I think more writing related stuff would be cool too.

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I have a plan to start a weekly short story thing soon, if something like that is kind of what you’re talking about. Then all of the entries would be posted on Shannii’s blog to gain some potential views over there as well (with credit and permission, of course).
The only thing that might be an issue is the prompts. I’d either have to look up prompts or write my own that might be completely garbage-

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