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How To Become Popular On Ponybox
 By Chris Antley Memorial   •   7th Mar 2011   •   11,931 views   •   42 comments
Like many people who play online SIM games, you always seem to come across the players who are desperate to become popular. In public schools kids are faced with popularity. In some schools the students fall into the following categories:

• The Popular Ones
• The Band Geeks
• The Nerds
• The Average

This is the case with SIM games also. Some categories include:

• The Popular Ones
• The Best Artists
• The Funniest
• The Most Successful
• The All-Around Players
• The New Players
• The Troublemakers

Everyone wants to be well-known and popular. People love to be loved and accepted. They like the feeling of having control and power over others who are less popular and manipulate those who look up to them. They are flattered by imitation...how they dress, how they talk, where they frequent and what they buy. Most of all they like all of the attention that is given to them by others. Some want to be popular because in some time of their life they feel mediocre and need social acceptance. The way I see popularity is that those who want to be popular are generally insecure about themselves.

There are two ways people try to become popular on a SIM game like Ponybox.com. At the end, I will tell you which one works.

How To Become Popular On Ponybox

Way 1: Beginning


Lucy decides to join Ponybox. She already figured everything out and is now on the forums meeting all the other players and joining in on their discussions. Two weeks go by and she still views herself as a new player.

She really wants to become popular because she sees all these players talking about how kind and generous a certain player is and she sees some who own many horses, they compete at high levels and are posting pictures of them riding and all the stuff they bought for their horses. What it comes down to is that Lucy became envious.

Lucy is nothing compared to those players. She doesn’t own a horse, she doesn’t compete at shows that often, she doesn’t own her own tack, she doesn't...she isn’t.

So, hoping to "fit in" with the rest of the players, she first posted a forum discussion claiming that she is:

• An Olympic Rider
• A Jockey
• Owns expensive horses
• Is related to a famous celebrity

And so on.

She then goes on Google and searches for pictures she can post on the forums and on her About Me page. She goes far into the pages of Google in hope that no one finds out what she did. She finds artwork on DeviantArt which doesn’t have a copyright on it and posts that on the forums so people would think she is a great artist.

Way 1: Result


A few days later, Lucy is found out. Some of the players found her pictures on Google and knew she was lying about herself. Instead of becoming popular like Lucy hoped, she became a player with a reputation of lying and stealing photos off of Google. The Ponybox players don’t trust and respect Lucy. She lost that trust and respect when she decided to lie about herself. A trust and respect that will take a long time to regain back.

Way 2: Beginning


Like Lucy, Agnes decides to join Ponybox. She also already figured everything out and is now on the forums meeting all the other players and joining in on their discussions. Two weeks go by, and like Lucy, Agnes still views herself as a new player.

She also really wants to become popular and well – known.

Hoping to become popular, she tries to be as active on the forums as possible. She is kind to the other players, answers their questions, comments on their videos and pictures, and comments on those who post the artwork they made.

Besides commenting on other players discussions, Agnes designs her barn page and finds an icon for herself. She posts pictures and videos of her riding and shares her dreams, goals and plans for the future and stays true to herself and others.

Way 2: Result


As the months go by Agnes slowly becomes one of the well-known and respected players. She has great pasture buddies and a wonderful reputation as a kind, caring, truthful and respected player of the Ponybox community.

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You can probably see for yourself which way works the best when hoping to become a popular and well-known player.

The key is to:

• Be Honest
• Be Helpful
• Be Considerate
• Be Encouraging
• Be Truthful
• Be Yourself
• Have a Positive Attitude and Outlook

DON’T:

• Lie
• Cheat
• Steal pictures/artwork
• Hurtful
• Jealous
• Cruel
• Have a Negative Attitude and Outlook

Everything I said in this article also applies to life itself. When you try to be something you are not, the real you is lost and you begin to forget who you are. There is only one you in this entire world and only you can be you.

So, if you want to become popular, whether in life or on a SIM game like Ponybox, be true to yourself.

And remember, you are beautiful just the way you are.
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MidnightFlames  
this is so true!!!!

this ws to the point and all true. more people should read this and follow what it says. i hate it when people cheat or lie in contests and such....
  Mar 17, 2011  •  4,631 views
 
WinterWonderland  
I love the article
  Mar 19, 2011  •  4,628 views
 
FruitLoop  
she was lucy now she is Agnes. Lol
  Mar 19, 2011  •  4,768 views
 
MoMoz  
Great article! I hate... strongly dislike... people who come on here and lie!! I have definitely seen this happen before!
  Mar 28, 2011  •  4,636 views
 
Ghost  
lol I liked this article! Truth is always the best!
  Apr 1, 2011  •  4,625 views
 
All That Jazz  
I loved this! So needed to be said. :)
  Oct 14, 2011  •  4,619 views
 
Love Forever  
Great article!!!!!!
  Apr 28, 2012  •  4,614 views
 
Copper711  
Love this!!!!!!
  Feb 23, 2013  •  4,715 views
 
ChipsPonyLover  
That is so true, great article :)
  Mar 17, 2013  •  4,446 views
 
MississippiEtch  
Great article. But how do you know if your popular?
  Mar 17, 2013  •  4,950 views
 
Elii  
Great article
So true, my mum always says 'lying gets you no where'
I will keep that in mind! :D
  Apr 20, 2013  •  4,107 views
 
Brook Farm  
I love the article!
Soon everyone will know me! Mwahaha in other words he he lol ha ha lol!
Who do you think is the most popular on ponybox?!
  May 12, 2013  •  3,586 views
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