this is sugarz. I was wondering where the "education" in Whyville has
gone. I went to Dr. Leila's house the other day and clicked on the little
Giraffe -- all the new posts were about looking for friends, or guys, or
needing help with Whyville games! I scrolled down down down, and I saw only 41
posts on giraffes! I took time to go through the various
animals, and then it hit me... where did all this go? Who really wants
to sit there and read about animals? I know that more than half of the
people on Whyville would say it's boring, or it's like going to school,
and why would they. Then I realized Dr. Leila use to reply to these
posts, but not anymore... because the new posts aren't about education,
they are about people looking for girlfriends or boyfriends.
Why is it like this? Why did they like to talk about these things
before? Why don't we enjoy it? I THINK I have the answer to this. When Whyville first started out, everyone was so amazed to see what came
next, and the BBS was a way people used to communicate before, before we
could actually see other people in Whyville like we do now. People took time
to go through the posts and respond to each person's questions about
animals. It was actually odd for me, but I realized that if I was there at
that exact time, would I have done the same? What about you? Would you
be posting about animals and asking questions? It's also neat when you
get a reply from Dr. Leila herself! :-)
Now here is what I am trying to say: Let's try getting rid of those guy-girl
advertisements and post our questions up there. Not necessarily about animals
specifically, about how things work? I visited a site called:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/. It basically can
describe ANYTHING you are curious about well. You can tell that by the name
what the site is about, 'how stuff works'. Personally, I think it is a
number 1 educational site on getting kids to learn about neat stuff. I took time to read about things like a sewing machine!
Hehe! How about
we try to get them to sponsor Whyville? How about it, everyone? This is
EXACTLY what we are looking for! Now I will be e-mailing them and asking
them, so don't spam them! Hehe.
Use the BBS for
learning activities, please. Go there now and post a question up, and
let's see if Dr. Leila responds to you! : -O
This is Sugarz
saying... post post post!
Editor's Note: If you see a BBS posting that doesn't have to do with
the topic it's under, you can 911 report it and City Management should delete
it. Also, if everyone emails the same group (like How Stuff Works), then
they're more likely to think a lot of you want them to sponsor us!