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None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. - C. Colton

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PostSecret-style entries related to The Sims games.

What is SimSecret?

SimSecret is based on the PostSecret project, which has inspired many similar communities to pop up around LiveJournal.
This community was started after noticing that it was not uncommon for Sims-related secrets to be posted in other "secret" LJ communities.

Basically, the concept here is to create an image that describes and illustrates a secret of
yours--something you've never told anyone--and to do so anonymously. The main differences between SimSecret and PostSecret is that;

(a) we accept all secrets that follow our simple rules, and

(b) secrets here are somehow related to The Sims games.

So what do I do?

1) Create a "postcard" for your secret that fits within the rules/guidelines below.

2) Upload your secret to imgur.com or tumblr.com

3) Submit your secret by leaving an anonymous comment in a submissions post.

4)  Wait for your secret to be posted, and comment on other secrets if you wish.

And now...

The Rules!

Secrets must be somehow related to The Sims games. Whether it's a gameplay secret or a non-game secret that uses the game to illustrate it.To count as sims-related, the secret must contain either a reference to the games or related materials, OR a picture from the games, with the exception of usernames and profile/banner images etc. Vague references to "content" or "story" are only accepted if the mods can recognize that it is in fact sims-related.

Secrets containing meta content regarding SimSecret are allowed so long as they follow the other rules on this list.

IRL Memes are now allowed. As are some other IRL images on a case by case basis with the mostly likely accepted images being memes, screenshots from films/tv, celebs, and images that don't include humans. Images that will be denied include: selfies, photos of simmers, photos from personal social media accounts, photos containing minors, and photos with anyone who is not a public figure also in it unless they are obscured from view.

Secrets speculating about a simmer's personal matters including, but not limited to, race, religion, gender, sexuality, mental and physical health, socioeconomic status, ability and nationality, will not be accepted.

Secrets mentioning or alluding to a simmer's personal matters including, but not limited to, race, religion, gender, sexuality, mental and physical health, socioeconomic status, ability and nationality", in order to use it against them, will not be accepted.

Secrets that simply write over a recently posted secret will not be posted. That's what comments are for. You are now allowed, however, to do so over older secrets from 2017 and earlier.

Secrets about minors are not allowed, and will be denied. If it is found that a secret was about a minor and it was posted erroneously it will be removed.

Secrets that are WCIF or help requests will not be posted, that is not what this community is about.

Secrets that use hate speech or are considered to be bullying will not be posted. Make your point without being offensive or cruel.

It is not allowed to make several secrets against the same simmer. If we suspect one person has done so, we will remove all of them. Further, we will limit the number of weeks in a row a person may have secrets directed at them on the same topic, to three, no matter if the secrets are made by one or many.

Secrets using a simmer as the topic of a secret will not posted, except in cases where it is in reaction to something simsrelated they said or did, that is visible in the secret, and in secrets about their content.

Posts containing uncensored NSFW are not allowed.

Whether actually sims-related or not, secrets with knowledge that would benefit the community, will be posted. This include general adfly/patreon/paysite discussions and related topics.

Secrets that are obvious advertisments for sites, discords and chats are not allowed.

When commenting, you are entitled to your opinion, but this is not a place for hate speech of any kind [this includes content from either side of the current arguments taking place each week.] All of the above rules apply completely when it comes to the comments section.

Deletion of comments you have posted is not allowed. Remember to think before you type.

As for the content of your secret, just be truthful.  There are currently no
  other restrictions.

NOTE: Simply befriend/watch/f-list add the community - do not join it. For simplicity's sake, the maintainers are the only community members!

Be brief - the fewer words the better.
Be legible - if your secret is unreadable it can't be posted.
Be creative! Make your secret unique.
And most importantly, be genuine.

Other Secret Communities
ljsecret - Posts new secrets everyday.
fandomsecrets - Fandom!Secrets

Favorite Sims Sites
Paysites Must Be Destroyed - Provides pay items for free!
ModTheSims - The largest Sims 2, 3 and 4 download community.

DISCLAIMER: SimSecret is in no way affiliated with PostSecret, its publishers or creators. We do not make a profit from exhibiting these pieces on the internet or owning this community. This is a profitless venture used as a means of personal expression.

SimSecret does not claim to own copyright over any images used, and all images submitted are acceptable under the fair use law.

By submitting information to SimSecret, you grant SimSecret a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at its sole discretion, including storing it on SimSecret webspace and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed.

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