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Addicts Housekeeping: Yes, I Reverted the Site Back and Here’s Why

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you…I have reverted the site back to the trusty tried and true version of TSTO Addicts we’ve all enjoyed for the last (nearly) 8 years.

Here’s why…

First, I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the new theme.  There were loads of things, visually, we weren’t able to do or have appeared the way we wanted them to appear.

Second, you guys OVERWHELMINGLY voted to change back.  It wasn’t even close…

And the whole reason I switched in the first place was because of complaints we were getting about the mobile version of the site.  So if you guys are good, I’m good.

And third, issues that we thought were issues with the theme (ie comment issues, likes not showing etc) were in fact NOT issues with the theme.  They’re issues with WordPress and would exist no matter which site version we use.

So, give all of that, I’d rather go back to tried and true.

A Carnival Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this week’s adventure, we took a trip to our local Fireman’s Fair, cousins in tow! It was nice to have a little normalcy back for the kiddos, and get on some rides! The Little Addicts had a blast!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Addicts Want to Know: Site Theme Poll Question

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So for those who remember, a few weeks ago we had to make a theme change on the website because WordPress did some updates and the mobile view of our site completely disappeared.  Instead of getting the mobile version of the site on your phone, you’d get the desktop version…which would require you to zoom in to read posts etc.

Well, I’ll be honest…we’ve had this new theme for a few weeks and I’m not really happy with it.  I’m thinking about switching back to the old theme…which may (or may not) cause some issues for those using the mobile version of the site.  But, this time, before I do that I wanted to get YOUR opinion on it.  So please take a minute and answer the poll question below, and let me know if you want to switch back or if you like the current appearance of the site.

Thanks!

 

For those having trouble viewing the poll in this post, you can find the direct link to it here.

A Baseball Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we went to our first baseball game since 2019!  And what a game it was!  We celebrated the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday, saw Bryce Harper hit a homer, and watched Aaron Nola pitch a complete game!  Plus the kids had ice cream in baseball helmets (a ballpark tradition)!  It was a fantastic family day at the park!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

A Rainy Day Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we tried to make the most of a very rainy Sunday!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Incoming Event

Update: The update is available in the app stores…remember it doesn’t start until TOMORROW (Wednesday 4/7).

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just giving y’all a little reminder that we’re expecting a brand new multi-event to hit our App Stores later today.  This update will change the splash screen on your game for the new event, BUT the new event itself won’t start until tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

Curious what’s in the new update?  Well, if you missed it last week you can check out our detailed spoilers video here…

Don’t want to look at spoilers, but want to know who to keep free?  Well, you’ll need Bart free to start things off.  You’ll also need the following characters free in your Springfield to complete event quests:  Homer, Marge, Lisa, Flanders, Skinner, Wiggum, and Frink (if you have him).  Now, I’m not 100% certain until the event hits the files, but based on the Act 1 synopsis I would also keep Mr. Burns and Smithers free.  And I will update more on who is needed for tasks once the update hits the files.

For now, enjoy the spoilers, look for the update to hit the app store later today, and get ready to have some fun starting tomorrow!

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

An Easter Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we celebrated Easter!  Come along and join us for our Easter traditions!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

April Event SPOILERS!

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Sorry guys, I thought we had more time to edit this!  We recorded this on Tuesday, and I just quickly finished the edit a short time ago.  EA really threw a curveball at us and allowed us to release info WAYYY earlier than we thought we would.  This event won’t hit until April 7th (Wednesday), and we don’t expect to see it in the files until Tuesday the 6th.

We’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  And no this is NOT an April Fools Joke!  This is 100% legit.   Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

Simpsons Watch Party Survey

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As I mentioned the other day, we’re planning on starting to do Simpsons Watch Parties. Essentially this will be a place where Saf and I, and up to 97 other Addicts from this site, will get together and watch either new episodes of the Simpsons or old episodes. This will be done over Skype and it will NOT be recorded, so if you’re not at the watch party you won’t be able to rewatch it later.

And as a note, for those worried, they don’t have access to new or old episodes of The Simpsons…I’m trying to work this out so that we will be able to show whichever episode we’re watching in the call as well.  So those who don’t have access to the episode will still be able to see it.

So now, it’s time to do a little survey to see where y’all stand with the watch parties.  This will be to decide if we’re going to watch new episodes (the season is almost over), or old episodes.  Also to determine the best day and time that works, and how frequently we will be doing it.  So, if you’re interested in the watch party, please take a moment to fill out the survey below!

Thanks!

For those having trouble viewing the survey embedded on the site, here’s a direct link to it

Addicts Want To Know: Feedback From Your Feedback

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So a few weeks ago I posed a question to you all about what we here at Addicts can do to bring back that community feel to the site.  (you can find that post here) And I was also open to any and all suggestions y’all might have had for content changes/additions to the site.

As always, you guys were amazing in coming through! I received a ton of feedback and a lot of really good suggestions/ideas for moving forward.  I wanted to take a minute here and address some of them, and also give you a little preview of what’s ahead for the Addicts.

This post is going to be very wordy, I apologize in advance!

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