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'''InSIMenator''' (or '''InSIM''', as it's known) is a free ''[[The Sims 2]]'' [[fansite]] is the home of The InSIMenator, and houses a bustling social element where you can make some new friends of fellow sims players.
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'''InSIMenator''' (or '''InSIM''', as it's known) is a free ''[[The Sims 2]]'' [[fansite]] which houses custom content from a number of creators, and a bustling social element where you can make some new friends of fellow sims players.
  
 
==Details==
 
==Details==
 
[[Image:insimenator.jpg|thumb|right|A screenshot of the InSim front page as at 6th March 2006.]]
 
[[Image:insimenator.jpg|thumb|right|A screenshot of the InSim front page as at 6th March 2006.]]
  
InSIM is home to over 400,000 members. It requires users to sign up prior to downloading content and does not allow users to remove their registrations, so the number of active users is likely inflated. The site remains free for now, although the current owner has considered [http://phorum.mustnotbenamed.com/index.php?topic=2228.msg121253#msg121253 mandatory donations] and has expressed his intention to receive a [http://tsr.mustbedestroyed.org:8080/crapola/waltout.png return] on his investment. InSIM is supported through banner ads and the generosity of members who choose to monetarily support the Sims 2 modding community.
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InSIM is home to over 400,000 members. It requires users to sign up prior to downloading content. The site remains free and community-run. InSIM is supported through banner ads and the generosity of members who choose to monetarily support the Sims 2 modding community.
  
There is some evidence that the previous owners kept a majority of the funds generated by the site for their own personal use, while assuring the community that all funds were used to support the site. The current owner is interested in selling the site back to the community and leaving; he would like to recover all of his costs, including the price that he paid to the previous owners for the site.
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InSIM was run by Kathy and Eric until late November 2008. At that time, it was sold to Walt Thiessen. [[Walt]] is a businessman who wanted to make a profit from the site; he has never played the Sims. Because of issues around the sale of the site, the community revolted and moved their creations en-masse to a new community-run 100%-Walt-free mirror site. As a part of this move, the locations for InSIM and InSIMAdult have been changed from .NET to .ORG. These new community-run sites are now available at:
 
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Because of issues with the recent change in ownership, many people are in the process of deleting their creations and leaving the site. There is a project underway to transfer the contents of the site to a new site run by the community. These new community-run twin sites are now available at:
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http://www.insimenator.org/
 
http://www.insimenator.org/
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==Community==
 
==Community==
  
InSIM came into existance in May of 2005.
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InSIM came into existence in May of 2005.
  
 
==Administrators==
 
==Administrators==
  
InSIM was run by Kathy and Eric until late November 2008. At that time, it was sold to the current owner: Walt Thiessen. [[Walt]] is a businessman who wants to make a profit from the site; he has never played the Sims. 
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Administrators for the main site are Ali and Caffeinated.Joy.  The site is hosted by J.M. Pescado.
 
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Administrators for the main site will continue to be Ali and Caffeinated.Joy as the site is moved over to be hosted by J.M. Pescado.
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==History==
 
==History==
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* Opened 9 May [[2005]]
 
* Opened 9 May [[2005]]
 
* Sold 26 Nov 2008
 
* Sold 26 Nov 2008
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* Reestablished as a community-run site 5 Dec 2008
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 22:52, 5 December 2008

InSIMenator (or InSIM, as it's known) is a free The Sims 2 fansite which houses custom content from a number of creators, and a bustling social element where you can make some new friends of fellow sims players.

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Details

A screenshot of the InSim front page as at 6th March 2006.

InSIM is home to over 400,000 members. It requires users to sign up prior to downloading content. The site remains free and community-run. InSIM is supported through banner ads and the generosity of members who choose to monetarily support the Sims 2 modding community.

InSIM was run by Kathy and Eric until late November 2008. At that time, it was sold to Walt Thiessen. Walt is a businessman who wanted to make a profit from the site; he has never played the Sims. Because of issues around the sale of the site, the community revolted and moved their creations en-masse to a new community-run 100%-Walt-free mirror site. As a part of this move, the locations for InSIM and InSIMAdult have been changed from .NET to .ORG. These new community-run sites are now available at:

http://www.insimenator.org/

http://www.insimadult.org/


There are active forums on the site, divided in different sections. These include:

  • The Community contains the Main Forums, Sims 2 Discussion, Sims 2 Help, Community Downloads and Sims 2 Contests.
  • Contributor Gallery includes InSIMenator Downloads, InSIMenator Support, Eric's Endeavors, Kathy's Korner, Kavar's Kaleidoscope, Marvine's & Beosboxboy's Projects, Sgoobysnacks Mystery Machine, Wirelessguy's Endeavors, SDSims Stuff, Persephone's Palace, Dave's Digs, Warlokk's Tower, XPTL297 Xtreme Creations, ReginaS's Sims, Ellu's Elegance, Squinge's Mods, KSK's SimMen Stuff, Violet's Cult, Amun-RA's, Plickas Plickarific, Olemantikers Shopping Center, Bridhntr's Boutique, GeneralZoi's Barracks, Dare's Designs, SynapticSim's Lair, Lieenschonheit's Horros, Gensis.Wallem's Area, Frezia's Atelier and Ranger's Ramblings..
  • Contact Zone will give you Staff and Contact Us.

Community

InSIM came into existence in May of 2005.

Administrators

Administrators for the main site are Ali and Caffeinated.Joy. The site is hosted by J.M. Pescado.

History

  • Opened 9 May 2005
  • Sold 26 Nov 2008
  • Reestablished as a community-run site 5 Dec 2008

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