FAQ

Question: What is Selene City?
Question: How does it work?
Question: How can I buy a parcel or improvement?
Question: What is the difference between a parcel and an improvement?
Question: Can I sell my parcel, and when?
Question: How can I sell my parcel?
Question: What improvements (images) can I place on the parcel I have purchased?
Two important requirements
Question: How long will the project last?
Question: Can the mayorís office alter privately-owned improvements?
Question: Why is the city called Selene City?
Question: What should I do if I have forgotten my password or the e-mail address associated with my account?
Main steps for activating your account, using it, and buying land
Question: How can I create a relief/modeled (3-Dimensional) image?


THREE IMPORTANT TIPS FOR NEW USERS


Question: What is Selene City?

Answer: Selene City is the world's first virtual Lunar Advertising City, where anyone can place their advertisement (image) with a link to the advertised web sites.

Selene City advertisers are free to create, alter and update their improvements in real time, and each time they do so they change the overall face of the city, keeping it a lively, vibrant and interesting place for visitors.
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Question: How does it work?

Answer:  Everything is simple and straightforward. Anyone who so desires may purchase virtual land and make improvements, thus contributing to the development of the virtual lunar city as a whole. The landowner then puts a link to his or her web site onto the improvement, thereby greatly increasing the number of hits on that web site. Top

Question: How can I buy a parcel or improvement?

Answer:  There are 2 ways to buy a parcel or an improvement in Selene City:

1. By auction from eBay (the parcels on sale from eBay cannot be purchased from this web site). To buy from eBay, click on the Buy from eBay button. Or, if you are already logged onto the eBay site, do a search by the key word SeleneCity.

2. Directly from our web site. (Parcels for sale on our web site cannot be purchased from eBay.) To purchase from this web site, go to the ę
Buy the Land Ľ page. Read the instructions, which are extremely simple. The online payment system PayPal is used for purchases.

Instructions for land purchases from the "
Buy the Land " page are as follows:

Mark the cells you want to acquire by left-clicking on the selected cell, then drag the mouse until you have surrounded the parcel you want with a red line. When enough cells have been surrounded, release the left mouse button and click on "Buy the Land". Top

Question: What is the difference between a parcel and an improvement?

Answer:   There is not really much difference. In either case what is offered is a well-defined space in the virtual city, with the minimum unit being one square (20 x 20 pixels). Top

Question: Can I sell my parcel, and when?

Answer:   The lawful landowner can sell it any time and by any means. First remember that the new owner of the parcel will have to register (if he or she is completely new and has no account in our city) in order to become the lawful owner of the SeleneCity real estate with the right to upgrade the property. Top

Question: How can I sell my parcel?

Answer:   By any means you choose. Just put it up for sale. All real estate you own in Selene City is personal, private property, so the city plays no role in its resale. Top

Question: What improvements (images) can I place on the parcel I have purchased?

Answer: Basically you can place whatever comes into your head onto your property. Some examples are vehicles, sculptures, buildings, and transmission towers. But the list doesnít end there. You can put up anything that could be part of an imaginary city. Just do not forget - it should be a relief/modeled image.

There are two important requirements:

1. Itís very important for the improvement to not be flat. It must be a relief/modeled image (3-Dimensional) and not fill up the entire area of the land you have purchased. It should blend harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. See examples in
DesignHelp page.

2. Improvements must never contain any indecent or pornographic images, or any images or symbols promoting violence or racial animosity.

For the construction of improvements, please follow the overall construction guidelines on the
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Question: How long will the project last?

Answer:   This project will continue in operation as long as the Internet exists:-) In any case, the mayorís office of the city will make all efforts to keep this promise and keep the city in business for no less than 30 years. In fact, the efforts required to keep the city in working order require no significant capital investments by the mayorís office, and the necessary capital investments to keep the city going for the next ten years have already been made. Top
 

Question: Can the mayorís office alter privately-owned improvements?

Answer: The mayorís office of Selene City does not make any alterations to privately-owned improvements. Only in exceptional circumstances (if the improvement does not meet the cityís standards and design rules given on the FAG page or DesignHelp page) will the management of the city contact the owner of the improvement, in order to explain the need for specific amendments to the design of an improvement. Such amendments also serve to improve the appearance of the city. In cases where an owner makes a serious violation of the established rules governing improvements (for example, the ban on indecent or pornographic images, or images promoting violence or racial animosity) and refuses to correct the image voluntarily, the ownerís account may be blocked and the improvement removed by the administration.

Exception: An exception to the above rule concerns areas within privately-owned parcels that are not covered with structures. Usually this is a small piece of land that frames an improvement. The mayorís office of the city may ask the owner of the parcel to fill the bare land in the parcel with certain communication lines for the city, without affecting the design of the improvements situated on these parcels. For example, the owner may be asked to lay down a road, a telephone/cable line, a concrete strip, or some other feature typical of a real city. These features give the city an appearance of wholeness by visually connecting distinct improvements into one larger entity. In any case, such public works projects may only be carried out with permission from the lawful owners of the affected parcels.

Question: Why is the city called Selene City?

Answer: The city was named in honor of the Greek goddess Selene. For details, see Wikipedia. Top

Question: What should I do if I have forgotten my password or the e-mail address associated with my account?

Answer: SeleneCity provides reminders of forgotten passwords only. To request a reminder of a forgotten password, go to the log-in page and click on the Forgot Password? link. When you see the e-mail field, enter the e-mail address you used to open your account and click on Submit. Your password will be sent to you by e-mail.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep in mind that SeleneCity DOES NOT GUARANTEE the restoration of a forgotten e-mail address. Please be sure to carefully memorize the e-mail address you use while opening your account. (However, if you do forget your e-mail address, contact the administration of SeleneCity at info@selenecity.com) Top

Main steps for activating your account, using it, and buying land:

Purchases from the Buy the Land page:

1. Go to the Buy the Land page.
2. Highlight the parcel of land you want and click on Buy the Land button.
3. Pay for the purchase after going to the PayPal page. ATTENTION! If you are a first-time buyer and you do not yet have an account of your own, be sure to click on the orange-colored  __Return to SeleneCity.com__  button (or "Return to Merchant" button). In this way, an account will be created for you instantly. If you fail to click on this button, it may take up to 48 hours for your account to be created.
4. After you click on the Return to SeleneCity.com button, your own personal page will open on your screen. This page allows you to change your image and the information in your account. Donít forget to replace your temporary password with a permanent one. Also be sure to memorize the e-mail address used to set up the account. Top

Purchases at auction through eBay:

1. Go to the Buy the Land page and click on the Buy from eBay button or go directly to the auction at www.eBay.com and search for SeleneCity.
2. If you make a winning bid at auction, a confirmation of your purchase will be sent to you (within 24 hrs) via your e-mail, along with an activation number for your account.
3. Click on the link in your e-mail and you will reach the log-in page. Choose a password, fill out all the mandatory fields, and your account will be activated.
4. Now you may log into your account by using your e-mail address as your log-in name. From your account page you can change the image on your parcel in the lunar city and your account information. Top

The userís personal page provides the possibility of:

a) Editing oneís image as many times as desired. (Basically this refers to updating the image. Real editing should be done though such editing programs as Adobe Photoshop.)
b) Editing the accompanying text (the words that pop up alongside the image on the map when a visitorís cursor is placed above it).
c) Editing the URL address attached to the image

Question: How can I create a relief/modeled (3-Dimensional) image?

Answer: There are a few different ways to create a relief/modeled (3-Dimensional) image:

1. Use any 3D modeling applications such as: Maya, Studio MX, Rhino, Swift 3D,  etc.

2. or draw the image on the paper and scan it.

3. or make a picture with a photo camera and then edit it (with Photoshop. for example).

4. or use the help of SeleneCity designers (or any other designers). Top

THREE IMPORTANT TIPS FOR NEW USERS:

1. If you are making a purchase from the Buy the Land page for the first time and do not have your own SeleneCity account, then right after you make payment (while on the PayPal page) it is very important to click on the __ Return to SeleneCity.com   button (or "Return to Merchant" button) button so that a new account can be created for you instantly. Otherwise, it may take up to 48 hours for an account to be created for you.

2. If you are buying from the Buy the Land page for the first time, then right after going to your personal page, replace your temporary password with a permanent one and memorize the e-mail address used in your account as a log-in name.

3. If you are purchasing from eBay for the first time and you do not have a SeleneCity account of your own, then you will receive a message at your e-mail address with information about your activation number. So we urge you to enter the e-mail address info@selenecity.com into the safe list of your mail box. Top

 

 

 

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