Talk:Downtown (The Sims)

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Title[edit source]

Personally, I prefer the precision of the title, even if it's not that simple. Still, there are some other pages that are based on this precision as well, such as Spells (The Sims: Makin' Magic) and Spells (The Sims 2: Apartment Life), and Downtown (The Sims 2: Nightlife).

If we had to simplify it however, I guess using the title of the EP, e.g. Spells (Makin' Magic) or Downtown (Nightlife) sounds better, with the only exceptions to Pets, Seasons, and upcoming University, which the title The Sims 2/3: should still be kept. Nikel Talk Vote! 15:32, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

I was thinking more about Vampire (The Sims 3), for example, which technically should be Vampire (The Sims 3: Late Night) when I moved this page. It seems that the issue of titles in these cases should be decided universally, not just article-by-article. -- LiR speak ~ read 15:42, October 11, 2012 (UTC)
(Added more). Ok, our Manual of Style does touch on this issue a bit:

Articles should be named in such a way that each has a unique title. Articles' titles usually indicate the name of the topic. When additional precision is necessary to distinguish an article from other uses of the topic name, over-precision should be avoided. This can be done by adding a disambiguating tag in parentheses (or sometimes after a comma); however in certain cases it may be done by choosing a different form of the title in order to achieve uniqueness.

Now the unique titles issue is obvious enough and no matter which approach we take, it's apparent that the articles do have different names. My concern with Downtown (The Sims: Hot Date) (plus the other examples) is that it's overprecise. We generally don't quibble over which expansion introduced a particular feature when we refer to the features included in a particular game, for example on Comparison between The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 or similar pages. I think breaking the pages up by base game only is clear and specific enough to meet our needs. -- LiR speak ~ read 15:49, October 11, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, I see your point. But still, I guess it'd be rather confusing if we say Spells (The Sims 2) as one might say, "What kind of spells can we cast in TS2?? Oh, it's from Apartment Life..." Okay, I guess I overrated this one example, but perhaps it's still worth pointing out the pack it came from...
I'm thinking we could just omit "The Sims X", though it will be problematic with the similarly-named EPs... Nikel Talk Vote! 16:04, October 11, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I can see that as well. Either way, I'm going to relocate this conversation to the Development Portal talk page, so we can sort this out wiki-wide. -- LiR speak ~ read 16:17, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

The Size Of Downtowm[edit source]

Well presumably there would obviously be more that 1 lot, but, why can't downtown be as big as the neighbourhood in unleashed so then there will be more places to go. Because I have the sims complete collection and I'm sick of going to the same lots over again. I do like going to the Solana Town Center because it has loads of cool stuff to do. Some of the other lots do too, but Corys Place and The Park and Hedmans Hideaway, not so much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~