You have landed yourself in the best place to find a diverse, friendly community of Simmers of story-writers, established in 2005!
If you were a member of Boolprop before our 2014 server transition, welcome back! Follow this guide to get back in the game!
Here are all of the steps you should follow to become the most popular Simmer in school!
Step 1: First Off...
First off, you'll want to post in the-WAIT A MINUTE!
Before you post anything, make sure to read the Rules! Read them carefully to ensure that we're all on the same page here.
Step 2: Introduce yourself!
Alright, as I was saying, you'll first want to post in the Introductions section. Just make a new topic by pressing the aptly named "New Topic" button towards the upper-left, type a little something about yourself, and allow the love of Boolprop to flow into your heart!
Your first post won't show up immediately; it has to be approved by a mod. Have no fear, we won't reject you! This is just a very successful spam prevention measure we've installed.
Step 3: Venture forth...
Now, if you so dare, venture into the User Control Panel! This can be found underneath the "Board Index" button at the top-left of the page.
Click the "Profile" tab, and you'll see a few places where you can share information about yourself!
(Don't feel pressured to share anything you don't want to; having the occupation "Sims nerd" and living in Pleasantview won't make anyone think you're weird. )
In here you can enter your Birthday! On your special day, the mods will award you this medal: (Ah, medals... we'll get to those later.)
In the User Control Panel, you can also change your avatar and signature! You'll find the correct pages for these ("Edit signature", "Edit avatar") on the left side of the panel. Make sure to refer to the rules when creating a signature!
Also, are you looking to have a super rad signature image, but you lack the skills required? Make someone do it for you!
Step 4: Legacies and Challenges and Stories, oh my!
Boolprop has been the home to many classic Sims legacies and challenges since 2005! They're one of our main attractions
Legacies follow a Sims family through 10 generations! Challenges are other kinds of, well, challenges! Stories follow Sims without sticking to any established rules.
Go! Read some! Check out legacies here! Check out challenges here! Check out stories here!
You may very well want to share your own legacy, challenge, or story on Boolprop! If so, FANTASTIC!
Here are some tips to ensure that your story is accessible to new viewers:
- Have a clear title! Name your story and perhaps give the date of your most recent update. "The Boolprop Legacy: Chapter 1 (11/24)" is a GREAT title! "My Legacy" is a little less clear...
- Link each chapter! This makes it much easier for viewers to read your story as new chapters come along.
- Put an image in your first post! Let the masses know what they're getting into!
- Put a link to your story's topic on Boolprop in your signature! (Refer to Step 3 for help here )
- Update your topic!!! As you create new chapters, use the "Edit" button on the top-right of your first post to add the new links. You should also edit your topic's title as needed.
- Bump it! When you've made a new chapter, go ahead and make a new post in your topic, even if the last one was yours. This is the only time double posting is permitted on Boolprop.
If you're feeling extra spicy and want more places to share your story, go ahead and post in the (Un)Official Story Update Threads! This is an easy way to see what stories have been updated recently, and to show others that you've updated! TS2 TS3 TS4
Step 5: Participate in Events!
One of the best parts of being on Boolprop is that you can participate in recurring and seasonal Events!
You can always expect events like Let's Build It!, Boolprop Chef, and Featured Stories to be going on. Other events, like Boolprop's Next Top Model and the Golden Plumbobs, occur annually. There are other annual events that pop up around holidays, like Boolprop's Birthday (Nov. 24), Halloween, and the Winter holiday season!
Events are a great way to win medals! Medals are those little icons underneath many users' avatars. To read more about those, look at the next post in this topic!
Step 6: Post Around!
The best way to have fun on Boolprop is just to participate in as many discussions as you can Go on and check out Sims Central, the Off-Topic sections, Writers' Corner, the Legacy/Challenge chats, the Games section! Anywhere that you can post is fair game, so long as it is on-topic
And finally, check out the Chatbox! Here you can talk to other members in real time, so this is a great place to make friends! Don't be shy!
Just remember to follow the rules, so the mods don't have to use their sticks on you!
Also, make sure to check the Updates section for new announcements from the team!
If you have any questions, PM a mod or admin!
The staff here all have colored names; Administrators, Global Moderators, and Staff Moderators will be able to help you best!
Keep on scrolling down for guides on Medals and Vocabulary!