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Post Collections, Linked Accounts & a lot more! 🎉

🥂🍾 Happy New Year, Similar Worlds! 🎆✨🎊

It's been a while since our last announcement, but we'd like to give you an update of what we've been releasing in the past few months.

[big]Post Collections 📒[/big]

With Collections, you can organize your posts into sections, series, favorites, topics, indexes, etc... This is your area.
Anyone who can access your profile will also be able to view your collections, but they can only see the posts they have access to, based on each post's privacy setting.

Your collections appear above the posts in your profile:

If you haven't set up your first Collection yet, you can go on your profile, scroll down to any post, and press "Add to Collection" on the bottom-right corner of that post.

[big]Linked Accounts 👥[/big]

Users are usually allowed to have more than one account, as long as none of the accounts cause conflicts with other users.

If you have more than one account, you can link them to make it easier to switch between them, without having to Log Out and Log In every time.

To Link or Switch accounts, you can open the Header menu and then select "Linked Accounts":

You can unlink accounts at any time.

[big]Suggested Posts 📑[/big]

We have added some Suggested Posts at the bottom of some pages, like Posts and Groups.

This will make it easier for users to find related posts and older posts to get a bit more exposure (= views/comments).

[big]Translate & Feed Language Preference 🌍[/big]

You can now Translate posts and comments between English and Spanish, and there is a new option in the Feed to give preference to either language.

This is still experimental. It might change in the future and we might add support for more languages.

[big]Recent Gifts 🎁[/big]

To make it easier to find new Gifts that have been added to the Gift Store, we have added a new section that shows Recently Added Gifts. You can find it in the first tab:

Keep an eye in it!

[big]Recent Searches 🔎[/big]

Your recently searched terms will appear to you when you open the Search dropdown.

You can remove them at any time:

[big]New Sign Up & Log In interface, and updates to the Front Page 🚀[/big]

We have greatly improved our Sign Up & Log In flow.

This should resolve some of the issues many users (or potential users) were finding with the interface.

We've also added the menu to the SW header bar, to make it consistent with the rest of the site and easier to navigate.


Thank you for your support.

We are constantly listening to your suggestions, so please keep giving them to us, as they are very important to the future of Similar Worlds.

Very kind regards, 🧡
- The SW Team
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@SlightlyBelowAverageJoe im gonna go over there and shave that beard off 😑
@BettyBeez I don't believe that for a minute.
@SlightlyBelowAverageJoe whys that? I’ll keep lt in tact. Am taking it with me
Ynotjenn · F
What the heck are fish chips???

Ynotjenn · F
@Michmich So fish sticks!!
Ynotjenn · F
@Noble is it weird to wonder if those taste good???🤣
Noble · 56-60, M
Haha 😆
Only one way to find out. 😝 @Ynotjenn
ExtremeNext · 31-35, F
I have a suggestion can I have maybe 50,000 coins please as most users would know I'm always posting about not having any as I'm the most loved user here but people can't send coins to other users so I'm asking can you guys add to my profile please

Oh yeah nice post love the new features ect

So I'm a good for 50,000 🤔
Tminus6453 · M
FIX THE FEEDS!!.... thats all that matter to most of us
Lilymoon · F
@Tminus6453 ☝️ yep
deadgerbil · 22-25, M
Can a group of locusts be added to the gift shop? 🦗🦗🦗
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@deadgerbil should be
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Hey, numbnuts, how's about when I just want to see the most recent posts in the order they were received I can see them? That doesn't happen anymore. All of this other crap you think is important just isn't. Fix it! Fix it!
You have no idea how much I hate the idea of making it easier for people to have Alt accounts.

What's the logic for making it easier for these people?
Nuno · Admin
@SW-User We didn't have "Linked Accounts" for many years on SW, and that didn't stop anyone from creating alt accounts anyway.

As I said clearly in the announcement:
[quote]Users are [b]usually[/b] allowed to have more than one account, [b][u]as long as none of the accounts cause conflicts with other users[/u][/b].[/quote]

There are several users who are currently NOT allowed to have alt accounts, because they have created conflicts with other users.

Having this feature (which also exists on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, etc...) is simply a convenience for those who RESPECT our Terms of Service and having multiple accounts is not causing conflicts with anyone.

Whether we have Linked Accounts or not, makes no difference in whether users create accounts to circumvent blocks/limits or to cause trouble.
Peaches · F
@Nuno RESPECT is very important. ⭐
@Nuno Thanks. I have two questions.

One: If I block someone with linked accounts... are they all blocked? (if not... that's just wrong)

Two: If one account has VIP, do all of the linked accounts have VIP?
MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
Can we PLEASE fix what's STILL broken before adding any more senselessness?!?💡 FIX THE FEED SYSTEM. We're ALL begging you ffs.
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MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
@swirlie No biggie. I was trying to be polite 🤭
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I would, and many others also, would like a 'complete feed' option.

Im finding, no matter wjat settings i try, my feed is limited....I see the same things over and over.

Im trying not to assume the feed is so slow that this is all there is to see. With all the new users it can't be that minimal.

One reason I'm here is to broaden my mind, my experience, and self improvement.

I cant do that, if all I see is stuff tailored to my user history .

I want to experience [b]more[/b]. I am not one to prefer my comfort zone all the time.

But if there is a way to set my feed settings to give me the equivalent of a 'complete feed', I'd love to know it.

@DeWayfarer Oh my, I see one big difference! No content, just titles.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@OogieBoogie while it was intended by the admin to list "all" posts, there is a bit of a time lag, and the admin made that page.

As to how, I forget how I found it. Possibly by an external search on SW or perhaps another user. I'm not the only person here that plays around with the site. Could be in the code, which I am quite familiar with.

Heck I once downloaded the css code to this site which I found many little facts about the site.🙃😈😁
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@NerdyPotato as I said it's ugly! 🤷‍♂️
TexChik · F
Thank you . Any luck on getting a way to mass delete photos ? The one by one method is ridiculously slow. How about a page at a time ? Even with that I will have 445 pages to delete . Help! 😉
Peaches · F
@TexChik Yes they do. I don't plan on ever posting anymore personal photos.
TexChik · F
@Peaches I post memes mostly 😉
Peaches · F
@TexChik Yeah, ⭐ that's best.
DesiDudeJ04 · 26-30, M
I am waiting for the moment when we can convert sw points into cash!
Rokasu · 36-40, M
Linked Accounts actually make me want to leave forever. Why the hell
MethDozer · M
@Rokasu what's the issue with allowing stunt accounts?
Peaches · F
@Rokasu I personally don't understand the convenience of more than one account?🤔Can you see saying to your friends, "hi everyone! Here I am on my alternate account, what's new"?! I'd find it difficult to maintain more than one account.😏It sure would keep you busy and on line longer. That would be in the best interest of social websites I suppose.
@Nuno [quote]We didn't have "Linked Accounts" for many years on SW, and that didn't stop anyone from creating alt accounts anyway.[/quote]
So long as you do not go the route of Yahoo... they were unable to effectively suspend anyone due to the ease of making new accounts.
beckyromero · 36-40, F
I do like the "Collections" idea - given that I have created an index of my own posts (need to update it, though).


So I obviously believe that a limit of 20 collections is way too few. I'd suggest at least 100, although 500 would be ideal.

The member should be either able to prioritize the collection list as to their own preference or they should be automatically listed in alphabetical order instead of the most recent creation collection being on top.

Also, since they are just links that take up very little storage space, there should be an ability to list a post in more than one collection (say up to three different ones).

[b]Perhaps the higher limit of collections (and multiple collection options) for VIP members?[/b]
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
@beckyromero Yes! Multiple collections or nested collections for a story would be ideal!

@Nuno & @Andrew -- This is a good idea!
Nuno · Admin
@beckyromero @sarabee1995 Thank you. I have taken note of the suggestion for multiple collections. We'll increase the limit of collections to 100.
what is the benefit of having 2 accounts? doesnt that make trolling and getting around having your account reported easier?
Peaches · F
@SW-User There are only negative benefits for the rest of us, only the "user" benefits.😎
@Peaches ahh i see what you did there 😝
@LordShadowfire considering this is the yahoo answers replacement i would hope so XD
Entheesa · 31-35, F
I really like that you're pushing the whole collection system, I think it was great already. It's REALLY awesome that you can link two different accounts! I imagine many people having different accounts for different purposes. I hope people will actually use that, I know I will. Awesome work on translation too. Good idea with search items appearing... All around amazing update tbh. What we REEALLY need now is just [u]MORE PEOPLE[/u] to enjoy it! ❣️
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Peaches · F
@Entheesa We all only need ONE account. It would cut out so much B.S.
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
Hey Guys ... Thank you very much for the collections feature. Love it. And I'm working to organize some of my posts into it. Very much appreciated. I'll update you in a bit on how it's working. :)
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
@Peaches What duplicate? The story is just posted one time. It will be visible straight up on your profile in chronological order and it will be visible in the collection.

Do you want the ability to remove it from the general profile view? I can see reasons for that.

@Andrew & @Nuno - Have you guys thought of that? Maybe a check box to make the story only visible in the collection?
Nuno · Admin
@sarabee1995 Thank you. I have taken note of the suggestion.
Peaches · F
@sarabee1995 No, I was thinking we could remove them from the groups we can't post in anymore. I'm trying to move posts from groups we can't post in anymore and get rid of those groups. 😔 What's the use in staying in groups we can't post in anymore? On regular stories, you can repost and delete the duplicate.😊
Great job! These are some very useful features.
ExtremeNext · 31-35, F
@NerdyPotato you are always so nice
@ExtremeNext thanks! I see no reason to swallow compliments when they are due.
Peaches · F
Very kind and thoughtful of you to let us know. I have a question about the "collections" and groups we can't post in anymore. I'd like to get rid of the groups we can't post in anymore, so I've been moving some of my stories to "collections," when I went back to delete the stories in the old groups they disappeared?! I had to get them and re-add from the deleted posts section. On regular posts/stories you can repost and delete the older ones. Can a fix be done for the stories in the new collections as well?

I truly hope your new year is starting out nicely.🥳 Thank you for adding new gifts as well. Warm hugs to you and the rest of the SW Team.💞😘
Peaches · F
@NerdyPotato Bummer! I was hoping to move them out of the groups we can't post in anymore. What a mess....updating and outmoding groups before we knew it?!😐 How can we "spam" our own posts?!🤔🤭
@Peaches In other groups that are still available.
Peaches · F
@NerdyPotato Well, I've deleted a lot of them. I'd like to keep at least some of them. They have to go somewhere?!🤷‍♀️
Well,now I’m afraid to log out because if I do it takes umpteen attempts before I can log back in.
Anyone else got this issue?
@TheSirfurryanimalWales I use DDG, and have no problem logging in .
But then, I use the same device each time .
Nuno · Admin
@TheSirfurryanimalWales Hello. My understanding is that DuckDuckGo browser does not have a way to save username/password, so I'm not sure how are you getting this problem. Are you using any kind of other password manager?
@Nuno So I just tried logging out and got straight back in....but that was not the case on Saturday evening when the site stubbornly refused to let me in for some time.

No idea what caused that.
And I’m just using the iPads saved passwords option.
Loretta78 · 41-45, F
Thanks for your work and the improvements.
Thanks for all the hard work you do!
marsbar · F
Awesome stuff! Thank you!
Classified · M
What are the rules for the linked accounts? Can two different people link their accounts too?
Will blocks be shared between the accounts?
Nuno · Admin
@Classified You should never share your password with anyone else. If you ever link your accounts with someone else's, you're basically compromising your account and giving full control to the other person. Please don't do that.
Classified · M
@Nuno I wasn't planning to, just curious.
What about blocks?
JFinch · 41-45, F
Thanks. All this is great. I wish it were easier to get posts into the groups I want to put them in.
Peaches · F
@JFinch I wish it were easier to move posts out of the groups that have been shut down?!
JFinch · 41-45, F
@swirlie Shut down wny?
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Carazaa · F
Oh great, makes it easier to deceive who we are, increasing the deception, corruption, and distrust, got it 😁
Sharky86 · 36-40, M
Cool, the post collection seems an interesting feature.
Hi Nuno!
Collegegirl23 · 26-30, F
Wasn't new year almost a month ago?
@Collegegirl23 Almost indeed 🤣
familyfunguy · 56-60, M
I think sign ups should be made easier by letting you use Google, FB, twitter, etc to sign up.
Also, here's an idea for showing recent searches. There was once a site called so.cl owned by Microsoft. Anything you searched for on that site was made public, that was one of it's weird features. I miss that place.
And yet I personally want to have posts that are not categorized. A lot of times, I don't know how to label the posts I make or have them bottled up in certain ways. To just make a post and not wonder if its theme is educational, funny, heartfelt, or whatever.
beckyromero · 36-40, F

Perhaps a "miscellaneous" collections category?
Great job, Nuno!
ScarletWitch · 26-30, F
🎁 Gifts! 🎁 🤗🤗🤗
Peaches · F
@ScarletWitch The gifts are the most fun on SW so far. 🎁💓
If I don't use the "collections" feature, things stay as are and nobody can view the photos?
@SW-User Post collections are for posts, not photos. But privacy settings are still applied on a per post basis indeed.
@NerdyPotato thank you. I am not good at keeping up with it all. I just post once in a while and comment...nothing much more. :)
Sublearner · 31-35, F
Thank you I have a suggestion to share, I'd like to see more groups about peace and volunteer or community projects.
Yes, thks & a Happy New English Year after 26 days to the change makers too.

Keeping an eye seems mandatory.
Jeffrey53 · 51-55, M
Any plans in the future to get an app sometime safari stops and restarts
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
It’s been looking good Nuno. Thank you
This group of updates sounds very good.
Miklee02 · 51-55, F
Thank you 😊
Bklynbadboy12 · 31-35, M
@Miklee02 Your so welcome beautiful😋😋😋
Carlisle · F
Super cute thank you 😊
Thank you and Happy New Year

Can we transfer coins between linked accounts?
Notsimilar · 31-35, F
I love you nuno
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
Thank you!
Justmeraeagain · 56-60, F
Ive had these changes for days, if not weeks, wth are you only telling me after I knew😅
Does that mean that I personally am allowed to have a second account for Corvus, or does it still specifically not apply to me?
-Lord Shadowfire the Sarcastic
@LordShadowfire I shouldn't worry, old friend. Either they will suspend me or they won't.
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@swirlie I only heard about the policy change in this announcement. Thing is, having multiple accounts was never technically frowned on. We've always been able to have up to three active accounts, according to the rules I read when I first joined.
MethDozer · M
This is great but why are we not fixing the feed?
Lilnonames · F
I must say i like
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Lilymoon · F
@RogueLoner maybe it's the mods. 🤭
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Lilymoon · F
@RogueLoner Hahaha no doubt.
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@CopperCicada You're welcome. I've never seen you be mean to anyone here.
Nuno · Admin
@CopperCicada Hey. In which device have you tried that it's not working?

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