A Temporary(?) Leave
Hours ago, I just realized the kind and talented Nemiga-sims decided to leave the community. This is probably the worse timing but…I have another bad news for you.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be away for the rest of July, dear @simcatcher is kind enough to help out with the daily cc update @pis3update. It was planned to be a short and temporary leave at first, but as time went by, I realized how much I needed a longer break and the struggle with the cc group project. So I may stop updating cc for pis3update if I don’t feel better after coming back. The group blog will remain as a platform for creators to reblog their works with
the minimum management. (New comers are still welcome to join tho). If you believe in this project and want to help out or take over, please DM me.
I’m actually the kind of person who hates to be restricted by games. Pet Society was one of my favorite Facebook game, but I quitted as soon as they added a new rule forcing the players to log in everyday or their pets die. Gaming should be something I do when I want to, not what I have to. Were if not for the responsibility to people supporting and joining this project, there’s no way I can go this far.
Now the situation got even worse thanks to tumblr. The dashboard revamp disabled new XKit which I relied heavily on for tagging and tracking. I used to track creators in the most primal way, and it costed 1~2 hrs a day to update the cc. With the help of new XKit and RSS bot on Telegram (subscribing 100+ creators, including members so I could fill in when they forgot), the time required was reduced significantly. And now I have to get by without XKit. That’s also why you saw me reblog cc with my main blog lately. Love y’all so much tumblr!
Besides, this project also required me to deal with people of different opinions, and resulted in some not-so-pleasant encounters. For instance, some creators refused to follow the member rules and said they didn’t know such rule, which was 100% impossible, for I have this SOP in place to make sure new members receive all the important information. Then they just quitted the group blog, saying they didn’t have to do so. Another creator rejected my invitation but wanted me to keep reblogging their works (so far that was all fine), what made me uncomfortable was that they started to send me the links of their new posts via private message, instead of submitting to pis3update. They probably thought it would be easier for me to reblog if they notified me in this way. But I was not their Siri, I didn’t work for them or any other creator. (They apologized when I asked them to stop.)
What made me feel worst was this arrogant attitude of some creators. They just thought: “someone else will reblog for me anyway”, “there will always be another Lana”. As a creator my self, I don’t understand where that sense of superiority comes from. The creators need such a platform to show their works as much as the cc-finds need them. We need feedback to support us, to keep creating more works. One of the main reason I started the project was to help less-known or newbie creators to have a place to show their talents. Updating cc daily is very time-consuming and detail-oriented. We creators should thank people for reblogging our works. Unfortunately, some creators take this for granted. And that is the crucial foundation of this project.
It’s pretty clear so far that we don’t have that common agreement in this community yet, which also makes sense, ‘cause it’s just a diversified group of players. We can only hope there will always be someone standing out and help out when we need them. Btw, we have several cc-finds reblogging TS3 CC constantly like what Lana did while there’s no such TS4 cc-find reblogging all the new cc with proper tags. Shout out to these generous and diligent TS3 simblrs!
To every member and everyone supporting this project, I am so so so grateful. Unfortunately there are more people I can’t convince them to join the group effort. I’m afraid I can only go this far. Sorry if I fail you.