The classic Christmas present swapping bonanza is back...to cap off the most wonderful time of the year you have the chance to gift another Smeeter a present and to receive one in return!
Here's how “Secret Santa” works:
1. To join the event you must give your ID to a Guide by Friday, 9th December.
2. The IDs will be mixed and you will be given the ID of another user who you will have to give a present to (of course...don´t tell them!).
3. Chose a present (value between 50 - 350 Coins) from the shop and give the exact name, page and position in the shop to the Guide. You are even free to choose Limited items, but please make sure they are NOT Limited 1!
You must give the gift information to your Guides by December 21st!
4. Get a wonderful present on Christmas!
We hope you all join in!
We are starting our Christmas Tombola TONIGHT!
This time around you can win loads of special and limited items, as follows!:
1st Prize: 6,000 Coins, 1,000,000 Fame Points and SOLD OUT and LIMITED white Autumn 2016 Limited Edition Platform Shoes
2nd Prize: 4,500 Coins, 500,000 Fame Points and LIMITED black Autumn 2016 Limited Edition Platform Shoes
3rd Prize: 3,000 Coins, 250,000 Fame Points and a sexy LIMITED dress from our “Colorful” collection for the ladies or a LIMITED shirt from the “Colorful” collection for the gentlemen!
4th Prize: 500 Coins, 150,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie
5th Prize: 250 Coins, 100,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie
The Consolation prize will be 20,000 Fame Points and a Smeekie!
Good luck to you all!
Krampus is a well-known folklore figure, a “half-goat”, “half-demon”! Just like my little sister.
Although he appears in many variations in different cultural stories, most do share some common physical characteristics. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. His long, pointed tongue lolls out and he has fangs. I'd swipe right for sure.
The name 'Krampus' comes from an old German word for “Claw”, although it is also the word for “dead” in Austrian German. Seems to me his parents knew he was gonna be a nasty piece of work...
Anyway, such unique features make him hard to miss. And we didn't. We saw him on Smeet about 5 minutes ago.
He has been tiptoeing through parts of Europe on the 6th December since the 1800s, and this year he has included Smeet on his grand tour of misery. Sometimes he's accompanied by St Nicholas, other times he flies solo. He visits homes searching for children that have been naughty throughout the year to deliver some discipline! Even today the so called “Krampusnacht” ("Krampus night”) is celebrated in many parts of Europe. Some jokers (like my no-good Uncle Harry) even don Krampus costumes and walk through the streets frightening passers-by. Not very festive, is it lads?
Some have fought back, however. It´s a test of courage to annoy the Krampus and get away without getting hit (in my Uncle Harry's case, that mainly involves hiding his bottle of whiskey). So Krampus only has a limited amount of time to accomplish as much mischief as possible in Smeet! To cope with the extra workload he needs help, not only from his candy-loving imps, but also from you!
So get down to his Cave of Operations and help this rascal distribute as much coal (wrapped in dirty socks, of course!) as you can, earning an enormous amount of Fame Points and a nasty badge in the process!
We just want to notify you all of an upcoming change for Smeet in the new year...
Unfortunately, we will be changing the level at which the Smeet Elite Crown avatar icon will be awarded next year. From 1st January 2017, you will need to reach level 350, instead of level 300, in order to get the precious crown.
So, if you are close, hurry up and get your crown before the New Year!
Best, your Smeet Team
I feel compelled to write this article on cyber bullying. The reason is I just experienced several incidents of rudeness, harassment and cyber bullying on Smeet myself—totally unprovoked on my part -- within the last few days and weeks. If I have experienced cyber bullying on Smeet, then I am sure many other Smeeters have experienced it as well and some are currently going through it now.
First of all, let us define the words: cyber bullying: “Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Examples of cyber bullying include: mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sties, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.”
(Quoted from: Stopbullying.gov: A federal government website and managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).
Report Cyber Bullying: When cyber bullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior – so it can be addressed. Here are some tips, I would like to share with you all:
1. Do NOT respond to and do not forward cyber bullying messages.
2. Keep evidence of cyber bullying. Record the dates, times and descriptions of instances when cyber bullying has occurred. Save and print screen shots, emails and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyber bullying to web and cell phone service providers.
Report cyber bullying to online service providers: Cyber bullying often violates the terms of service established by social media sites and internet service providers. Follow the following steps:
1. Review their terms and conditions on rights, and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate.
2. Visit social media centers to learn how to BLOCK users or change settings to control who can contact you. (i.e. facebook)
3. Report cyber bullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of their service.
Report cyber bullying to Law Enforcement: When cyber bullying involves these activities, it is considered a CRIME and should be reported to law enforcement:
1. Threats of violence or blackmail.
2. Child pornography or sending sexual explicit messages or photos.
3. Taking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacy. – or using a real life face photo of any individual (WITHOUT their written permission) and placing them on another person’s nude body and creating photos or videos and informing that person that those “fake” photos and video will be circulated on all of Smeet, social media, and on many internet Websites.
4. Stalking and hate crimes
Some states in the USA consider other forms of cyber bullying criminal. Consult your state’s laws and law enforcement for additional guidance.
I feel that this very important issue has to be addressed to the entire Smeet community. If I have been cyber bullyied by just being in the rooms of my Smeet home, working hard for the Smeet team challenges, then I am sure a lot of other Smeeters have also experienced this sort of cyber bullying on Smeet in public rooms or even in their own rooms through Smeet chat messages. The first thing one must do, is take screen shots of everything that other bully is saying to you. Do not respond back and immediately report this cyber bullying to Smeet support- and you do have the option also to block this cyber bully. IF cyber bullying occurs in a public room on Smeet, be sure to call an Info Guide (who is online Smeet at the time of the bullying incident) for assistance in this matter and file a report on the abuser. (*If you are not able to find an Info Guide online at that time of the bullying, you may want to ask for assistance of a Smeet volunteer to assist you in locating an Info Guide who is online at that precise time).
It is very important that we as players on Smeet adhere by and comply by all of the rules of conduct when playing Smeet. We all love this wonderful chat community and therefore, we must all do our part to respect others and to always treat others the way we want to be treated. Let us all do our part to make Smeet the best online chat community and game and be able to enjoy Smeet for many years to come. Always love one another. Love never fails.
So until the next time, keep smiling, keep dancing , keep meeting new people on Smeet. If you see me around on Smeet, please say “hi” and if you have any kind of relationship question or any topic you would like to read about in my column, please message me in private and I will be sure to answer it in my column. Happy Smeeting and God bless all of you! <3
SAYURI, EN Smeet Journalist, ID #13520497