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Not meaning to be rude, folks, but... if only half the time spent by everyone reading and commenting on this thread had been spent on commenting on someone's MD or creating a new LOT, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Any community that starts to talk about itself as being in trouble will usually get there in short order.My two cents.Cheers,Willy
There are certain things around here that we can change and others that we will not. The LEX candidacy is one that we will not change. The founding members of this site wanted it this way and I believe this would be a loosing argument, but let me explain why. Before there was anything on the LEX, the BSC Team went through their own stuff to make sure it was near perfection and than the content was uploaded. All new members must and will go through the LEX candidacy process until they manage to produce near perfect uploads on their every time. If anyone thinks for a minute that there are preferred members here over others you are sadly mistaken. The LEX candidacy works the way it does because every new LEX up loader goes through this process and gets a huge amount of help and support that not every upload every time can get. Once the LEX candidacy team believes the new up loader has the ability to upload near perfect uploads they are free to go on their own giving the LEX candidacy team more time for the newer candidacy member that still needs help. There are only a few active members on this team right now and they would be spread way too thin if every upload was double checked every time. Now, as Rayden has said already above, it is up to every team that gets uploading rights to continue the high standards amongst their own team and be always double checking their own work before uploading to the LEX. Any team that lowers their standards, or even just makes a mistake, the uploaded product is locked and fixed right away. I believe the new comer, if anyone, is the preferred member here at SC4D. At any time they can PM any Staff member and get whatever help they need fairly quickly....any new member that goes for LEX candidacy gets more help, I believe, than they would any where else. I understand this process can be daunting for anyone and I am sure this is why we don't have as many up loaders as other sites may have. But you can go to the LEX and find that the majority of the work there is damn near perfect, aside from the possible out dated read me and where to find some dependencies. This process is a very positive one and will not change and believe me when I say that every person that has gone through the LEX candidacy process has come out in the end better than before it.Robin
... this forum is for advanced people in SC4D ... couldnt find the download link for CAM ... what can I do ? I really love to have those lots and extra stuff in SC4 .... help me !
Quote from: oljayto on April 01, 2012, 09:44:10 AM ... this forum is for advanced people in SC4D ... couldnt find the download link for CAM ... what can I do ? I really love to have those lots and extra stuff in SC4 .... help me !LINK- http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=14572.msg419248#msg419248I think this an example of what I said above. Although much information on the Forum (By far the most comprehensive in this respect) the way it is distributed hampers their knowledge.
Hi,If you want a bigger and more active community guys, you need to casualize it.Make big packs, installers etc..Epinay-
(it had calmed for awhile until a recent spike
Quote from: Tarkus on April 01, 2012, 09:20:03 PM(it had calmed for awhile until a recent spikeProbably due to the new Sim City announcement. A bunch of "where's the download", "nightlites don't work", "how to install" questions recently.
If you want a bigger and more active community guys, you need to casualize it.Make big packs, installers etc..
Question:Is there going to be a SC5devotion or this site will be for simcity 4 for ever ?
I've had to block every image, stylesheet, and script to make the new Simtrop run on my laptop, it's the heaviest site I've been to.
As I'm sure the activity on SimCity forums has increased with the announcement of SimCity '5', as well as the UI redesign over at Simtrop '8', I think that SC4D and the LEX could use a little paint in order to make it slightly more attractive to new users and the like...
Now, I am not an expert when it comes to city/region building, and sometimes I feel a bit shy about posting pictures and creating a MD/CJ. I'm not saying that the forum is unwelcoming, but for me at least, it can be a bit intimidating. Maybe a friendly weekly competition could be made where seasoned MDers assist beginners through building, presentation, style, etc. It could last 4-5 weeks (more or less depending on members) and help increase overall activity. The same can be done for BATers and mapmakers. Just a thought...
I like the idea of a BATing school and a CJ/MD school. A similar thing for city journals was tried over at Simtropolis but it seems to have died out. I would happily offer to help others with their building as I feel I would have good advice given that I have undergone a very steep learning curve over the last 18 months to get to where I am now.