I’ve been quite quiet the past months, due to coping with RL work and exhaustion. However, I hope to make some more contributions here again soon, but would like to say a few words towards the end of this year.
First off, I’d like to thank everyone who signed up here, and especially everyone who contributed by sharing their creations. I am both very grateful and very, very proud that there’s so many generous and creative people from all over the world freely giving to the community. When I started this site, I wasn’t really sure if it was going anywhere, and so I’m awestruck by the amount of contributions.
I’m not really a sucker for numbers and statistics (OSC doesn’t gather stats on its users), but in the 8 months since I launched this site, more than 300 people joined up (at a time I had to weed out hundreds of spam registrations, so the current user count means actual, real people), and so far we have almost 500 creations for download. These have been downloaded over 50.000 times.
I couldn’t believe it myself when I checked the downloads earlier, but this number alone shows how important it is what we do, and how much it’s needed. To put this into perspective, that’s more than 6.000 downloads per month (starting in April), or about 200 downloads per day!
So again, thank you to everyone who contributes and of course everyone who uses OSC. I’m happy with where we’ve come.
Looking forward to 2012, there’s something new I’d like to try, which is the
OpenSim Creations Monthly Challenge
Each month, at the beginning, I’ll announce a specific “theme”, which can be anything, from a colour, to a word, a song title, a event, or a whole story, and all members are challenged during the month to make a creation based on this theme and post it here. There’s not going to be any winners or losers, no judges, no jury, no prizes, we’ll just do it for the bloody fun of doing it. Every theme may have additional rules, like “only use 12 prims”, or “must include the word ‘ointment’ somewere”, and you may proudly display your work as “entry for the OSCMC”, and call yourself “OSCMC entreant” (or “One of THEM“), so, you know, nothing you wouldn’t do anyway.
With this, I’ll leave you all to a wonderful holiday season, be well, and see you in 2012.
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