We have some pretty big changes to share with you today! These changes are to the Creator Guidelines (our standards and what we expect at minimum when people share content here), the Rubrics that MTS Staff use for evaluating things shared here, and also the general way we handle moderation of uploads in general. The focus of these changes is to make it easier and more enjoyable to share your work here at MTS, while still maintaining the basic standards of quality and presentation that set MTS apart from most sites that allow user submissions.
Creators with a good track record of uploading here will be able to share content instantly, bypassing the moderation queue. In order to bypass the queue, a creator must meet the following criteria:
1. Must have at least 10 approved uploads since we started tracking uploads (June 2008).
2. Out of the last 10 upload attempts (counting both approves and removed), at least 9 of those must have been approved (no more than 1 removed).
3. Out of the last 5 upload attempts, we have not had to ask for changes more than ... read more
Just a quick note to let you know that from 26 November to 30 November, you will not be able to upload anything new to MTS. This is because we will be turning off the upload wizard temporarily, so that we can clear the moderation queue, in preparation for the new Creator Guidelines and Rubrics going into effect on 1 December, along with the new Queue Bypass system. This allows us time to process creations uploaded before the wizard is turned off, and to allow any creators who are asked to make changes to have time to make those as well. This also will allow moderators to have a little extra time to finish up the things we need to do to get this stuff live!
The changes include:
Hey ya'll, guess what! It's yearbook time again!
MTS Yearbook 2013
Click that thar link ^ and go and make your own yearbook entry! Upload a pic, add some info, and then comment on others' yearbooks. It's a fun opportunity to see what other simmers look like and are into, and to have a bit of a relaxed and silly time toward the end of the year. Add your entry today! Remember, yearbook entries can only be added to the end of the year and then the yearbook is closed till the next year, so hurry up and add yours! read more
It's roughly sort of that time again! I suppose as winter draws in (yay hemispherical imperialism), everyone prefers huddling with their feet up on a PSU to being "outdoors". One of our fabulous new creators even had their first upload featured - so double congratulations to them! Enjoy, all. read more
Official MTS 2014 Calendar Contest
It's that time of year again! Starting today, we are launching not one, but two calendar contests for 2014. The contests will run for the entire month of November. There will be one specific for TS2 and one for TS3. This contest will give you a chance to share unique screenshots from your game depicting the calendar year.
Details and a chance to enter will be posted in the Sims Contests site area.
The picture should be a landscape or build/decor picture without sims as the main focus representing the "feel" of a particular month. Have the living room decorated for Christmas? Take a picture! Have a pumpkin patch to visit for Halloween? Snap that scene! A winner will be chosen for each month for, up to, a total of 24 winners (12 for each game)!
TS3 Contest read more
It's that time again, when I finally remember to do the new creators gallery! In fairness to myself, I didn't have an internet connection when I was supposed to do it last month.
So, many thanks, and congratulations and all that nice stuff, to our latest crop of new creators, and their awesome new creations! read more
Put aside everything that MTS is now, and ignore entirely the way we do things at the moment.
Now, imagine the ultimate site for sharing custom content you have made. How would it function? What features would it have? What would it feel like to use? Are there sites (not just for Sims, but for other games, or even just content sharing or uploading in general) that already do things in a way that you like? Are there features and aspects we currently have that you think would work better if we just changed them in a certain way? Or things we do now that you think are wrongity wrong and should be thrown out?
Tell us what you think - even if it's complaints - as long as you're reasonably courteous. If you are someone who makes custom content for TS2/TS3, we really want to hear from you! Small ideas, big ideas, and everything in between, we want to know your thoughts and feelings, so we can make MTS the best site it can be!
(And if you're a creator AND a downloader, please chime in on the other thread too!)
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