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View Poll Results: What should the next theme be?
Elders - let's show those old timers some love! 129 44.18%
Business - Support your local sim business! 75 25.68%
Back to School/University Support your local sim school and college! 88 30.14%
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 2:31 PM DefaultTheme Poll Revisited #1
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Please vote in the poll above

Well it is almost time for a new theme! We did one of the popular ones voted on last time, but finally was able to narrow down the remaining options more fully so we could have a proper poll vote

One vote per member. We will close the poll and pick the winner officially at midnight, EDT, on the 30th so we have time to come up with a banner for the new theme.

The theme options are as follows:

1. Elders - let's show those old timers some love!

2. Business - Support your local sim business!

3. Back to School/University Support your local school and college!

While there were several votes for culture and period themes, we will need to narrow those choices down for a future theme so don't despair if you wanted one of those.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 2:34 PM #2
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Elders!

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 2:37 PM #3
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Hit the button on the top there you get one vote per member.
Old 23rd Aug 2018, 5:37 PM #4
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Me, too, elders! Elders are neglected, but I enjoy them and would love to see some more options for them.
Old 23rd Aug 2018, 8:11 PM #5
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I chose elders because I feel that they need and deserve more than what they have.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 10:18 PM #6
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Business! Sims need to be more enterprising. Sims need suits, sedans and sexy computers, and it has nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that I've got a few of each nearly ready to upload. A choice made easier by the fact that there are no elders in my game.

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 11:33 PM #7
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Oh no, I love all of them! I chose businesses this time, though I think all of these should be the theme at one point or another.

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 11:49 PM #8
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I vote back to school since it's that time of year in the USA. Thanks to school traffic I have to leave extra early in the morning to make it into work at a reasonable time and my afternoon commute is pretty sporty too.
Old 24th Aug 2018, 12:12 AM #9
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I'm torn between voting for Elders and Business. *takes a minute to think about it*

Elders win.


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Old 24th Aug 2018, 1:12 AM
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 4:13 AM #10
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I never tried it yet, but do elders woohoo? Can they have a heart attack and die? LOL
Old 24th Aug 2018, 6:05 AM #11
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Elders can woohoo and not worry about pregnancy. I see what you did there... you just want a way to off them. You mean! There are mods to make elders better to play, maybe you just need a few.

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Old 24th Aug 2018, 7:50 AM #12
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@joandsarah77 No, don't want to kill them lol, just would be a funny interaction. Like anything else that can make them die in the game.
Old 24th Aug 2018, 9:26 AM #13
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Really seems that the results already are quite close to each other! Can’t wait to see which theme will eventually win here!
Old 24th Aug 2018, 10:46 PM #14
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I like all three. It was hard to pick one.

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Old 25th Aug 2018, 12:38 AM #15
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Elders and Back to school is neck and neck!

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Old 25th Aug 2018, 1:53 AM #16
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Some of the elder limitations are in "our minds" like in real life. Don't have them retire, keep them busy with families or learning new skills or enjoying the golden years. Don't age them up to grey hair all at once. Do it gradually.

I'd like to see "more business stuff."
Old 25th Aug 2018, 4:44 AM #17
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I voted for "business" cause its my favorite aspect of the game. However, if I am being fair- it would seem that "elders" should win since they are neglected for the most part. It should be "elders go back to school to get a degree to open a business"

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@joandsarah77 No, don't want to kill them lol, just would be a funny interaction. Like anything else that can make them die in the game.


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Old 25th Aug 2018, 3:47 PM #18
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Not sure what associations can elders have with the two that share a common attribute... Than again, there probably isn't so oh well. i guess i have to pick. Elders are gonna win (I voted for businesses), heck it looks like OP wants them to win too given by the wrote unique slogan/tagline. You would think others would also include "It's that time of the year..." or "ka/cha-ching" for the other two.

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Old 25th Aug 2018, 4:04 PM #19
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However, if I am being fair- it would seem that "elders" should win since they are neglected for the most part. It should be "elders go back to school to get a degree to open a business"


I think being able to send elders back to school or having some new business ideas that are most relevant to them would be great, seeing as my elders live forever, anyway.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 5:51 PM #20
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Don't be so hasty on that.

"Elders" aren't necessarily old Grannies and Grandpas complaining about the kids on their lawn.

You can go slightly retro in design and clutter. Some elders like certain items over the years and keep them in their houses. Sentimental value is a plus. And in the U.S., 65 is considered retirement age, so you can incorporate elements of the 60s and 70s. And why CAN'T an elder run a shop featuring 60s merchandise? Or even biker stuff? I know of many over-60-year-old bikers. Just move away from "edgy" and "trendy". Or ... not. Some elders incorporate newer trends in their house design.

Elders often have vacation homes or year-round homes in warmer areas. Time to make that cozy one- or two-bedroom seacoast hideaway. And Grannie and Gramps can get romantic too, you know! Just keep some physical limitations in mind. Many elders do have those, though certainly not all. Some are in better shape than they were 20 years ago.

I made an elder house some time ago, based on what I saw my mother needed. (She is in her 80s, and uses a walker.) One thing that makes me grimace when people make Sims 2 "elder" houses is that often, they have flights of stairs. That is not really an elder-friendly house in the general sense. Many elders have trouble navigating up those because of hip and joint problems. Think low- or no- (slab) foundations. Lots of space to navigate wheelchairs and walkers, yet walls to hang onto if you're teetering a bit.

I posted this before, but here is the house I made based on my mother's "must-have" list. Under a spoiler for your skip-by convenience.



There were many things I wasn't quite aware of before uploading stuff here and participating in contests, so please forgive the obvious gaffes. I just wanted to point out that perhaps you shouldn't consider that elaborate bedroom mansion with the five tiers of stairs! Many elders tend to like to downsize and simplify as they get older. Many of you out there might know someone 65 and older. They might be a great source of inspiration. No ... unlike Maxis' depiction, not all elders slouch and shuffle. I know of one gentleman who is in much better mental and physical condition than many people half his age. He does many repairs (put up a fence recently and fixes plumbing), is extremely socially-adept and has an active life. Oh ... and he's 92. I never think of him as "old" when I look at him. My late cousin was like that, and he died at 99.

Look at AARP (either the publications or website), search for senior-related items, clothing, vacation destinations, etc.

That being written ... I didn't vote for elders. But there are things you can do with them other than making housecoats, or pants that end somewhere under the arms.

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Old 25th Aug 2018, 5:53 PM #21
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Actually I wrote that while tired as all get out and asked for feedback too and no one caught that it sounded like I was biased towards elders. I actually voted for business lol

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Not sure what associations can elders have with the two that share a common attribute... Than again, there probably isn't so oh well. i guess i have to pick. Elders are gonna win (I voted for businesses), heck it looks like OP wants them to win too given by the wrote unique slogan/tagline. You would think others would also include "It's that time of the year..." or "ka/cha-ching" for the other two.
Old 25th Aug 2018, 7:22 PM #22
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 7:44 PM #23
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Nurturing (or nursuring? whatever they're called) homes would be great. Also, don't forget to leave a myshuno bingo object in there

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Old 25th Aug 2018, 10:13 PM #24
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I am all for university though elder comes as a close second
Old 26th Aug 2018, 2:38 AM #25
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Gotta go with Elders. Don't really want to associate a uni to my NH even, so that's out. Business - IDK but ya, elders get ignored a lot and I'm sure they are over due to get up to some shenanigans.
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