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Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:56:31 pm »
Hello!

I'm here to talk about my site (obviously :P) called Simopsis. We opened up in April of this year on a different free forum service. Long story short, we moved here and started completely from scratch. Since starting up here at SMFNew we've grown to 19 members and 560+ posts. We're certainly not huge, but we are far more active than every since moving here. In fact, we outgrew the size of our old site in the first month after moving here. :)

A little about the games we cover: we focus heavily on SimCity 4, The Sims 3 and the upcoming 2013 SimCity Release. We also, to a lesser extent, focus on CitiesXL and The Sims 2. For these game we have areas to have general discussions about the games as well as areas to show off your work. Like many newer, smaller sites the hub of activity is in our off-topic section, however we are growing in the games discussion department. We also have areas for discussion on "other" sim games, and have not ruled out adding devoted boards to other games as discussion on them grows.

We recently completed an update which saw the site get a new look (dubbed Simopsis 2.1) and new layout. We've been growing steadily, and would love to see any of you looking at this thread to join. As part of this remodel, we recently launched an off-site file exchange so you can upload your MODs/Content for the games we cover. It is just starting out, and we are actively recruiting members to upload their content to it.

We also have "creator boards" where teams of custom content creators or individuals show off their work. I encourage you to check it out. :)


The site staff and other members would love to see you join our site. We're actively recruiting members and trying to grow our site. I encourage you to join and check it out. If you have any feedback please feel free to post it on the site or here!

Out address is:

http://simopsis.smfnew.com

Cheers!
sL (simLink)
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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 08:41:52 pm »
Looks interesting! If my time wasn't so limited these days, I would join in a heart beat; I used to play The Sims when I was a kid. (The first game, deluxe edition)

If I have some extra time some day, I might join just to say hi and see what's new with The Sims. :)
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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 08:50:39 am »
Looks good and i like the layout of your portal, not too cluttered with rubbish. ;)

I have seen forums on similar subjects to yours and was absolutely shocked to see how active they are, and with thousands of members so good luck!

PS: You should consider purchasing a .com .net domain to make it more professional, if you can't afford it get your members to donate towards one.. 
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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 09:35:04 pm »
Thanks to both of you. :) Hope to see you the at some point, Jaekob.

Trax: Thanks, I recently redid it during a forum-wide remodel. That was exactly the aim.
And yes, Sims sites are popular. A site dedicated to SimCity 4 and City-Building games in general easily has over 500000 members and over 1.2 Mililon posts... it's a popular genre. Hopefully we can capture a larger piece of the pie, if you will. :P

I'm actually investigating domains now, checking out various registrars. That should happen by years end, perhaps. We'll see. :)

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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 09:42:54 pm »
I personally would recommend http://www.namecheap.com for domains i have used them for quite a few years now and never had a problem, also check there facebook page for discount codes ;)
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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 02:55:17 pm »
I personally would recommend http://www.namecheap.com for domains i have used them for quite a few years now and never had a problem, also check there facebook page for discount codes ;)

That's in fact who I'm looking at... their prices seem fair and reviews seem to be okay. :)

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Re: Simopsis: Forum Dedicated to "SIM" Games
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 04:10:29 pm »
Like i say i've used them for years and have at this moment about $150 worth of domains with them, plus the were just voted best domain registrar 2012 by lifehacker readers..

Anyhow don't want to go completely off-topic :P so good luck with forum and i hope you find the right domain registrar.
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