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Deleting Pages..[edit source]

Hello. I have put speedelete on the pages i want to be deleted.. - Brandi Broke (Missmayxx) - Dina Caliente (Missmayxx) - Don Lothario (Missmayxx) - Nina Caliente (Missmayxx) Thankyou Missmayxx (talk) 12:02, April 7, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Yes check.svg Done The tagged pages have been deleted. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:16, April 7, 2018 (UTC)

Retrieving Pages..[edit source]

Hello. I would like the following pages restored if possible: - Amanda Hardy - Tom Hardy - Dominic Hart - Cameron Hart Thankyou Missmayxx (talk) 14:04, April 8, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Yes check.svg Done Fanon:Amanda Hardy, Fanon:Tom Hardy, Fanon:Dominic Hart, and Fanon:Cameron Hart have been undeleted. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 16:36, April 8, 2018 (UTC)

Ressurection[edit source]

Hello. I have a question that hopefully can be answered.. I want to add Skip Broke to my new town Summer bay. I have tried SimPE and Bodyshop but he doesn't show up in my game. Would I have to go into Pleasantview and ressurect him there first so he will show up? But if there is any other way to move him to a town please let me know. I would really love to play with such an interesting character! Missmayxx (talk) 07:48, April 14, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx Thanks

Sorry, this isn't the correct place to ask such a question. This place is for requesting assistance from wiki administrators about on-wiki related matters. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:02, May 19, 2018 (UTC)

Stub[edit source]

I would like the animal control page to be stubbed. Cheseburgermac (talk) 22:47, May 18, 2018 (UTC)

You do not need to ask an administrator to mark a page as a stub. Simply add the {{Stub}} template at the bottom of the page to accomplish this. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:02, May 19, 2018 (UTC)

Deleting Fanon #? ..[edit source]

Hi, if possible could the following pages please be deleted:

- Ginger Grey, Lisa Russilo, Birth Queen (Missmayxx), Cameron Hart, Tech#10 Pollinator, David Ottomas (Missmayxx) , Aleesha Picaso, Angelica-Rose Picaso, Macey Brooke, Skip Broke (Missmayxx), Vivian Xu.

Thankyou :)

Missmayxx (talk) 08:25, May 24, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Yes check.svg Done I have deleted all of the pages you have requested except for Fanon:David Ottomas (Missmayxx), as that page had already been deleted on May 8. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:44, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

Fat Tony Returns[edit source]

A user, Fat stony Returns, has vandalized many users used talk pages with the same heading and content, based from his controbutions. Plus, the content added specifically said, "blocked in the next 20 minutes by Bucktony and friends." I am suspecting that he is a sockpupper of him. I rolled back most of the vandalism Isaiahhsnobg.pngIsaiahScribblenauts Plumbob.pngDisscuss - My Fanon 22:57, June 2, 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done User blocked. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 12:07, June 3, 2018 (UTC)

Retrieve fanon page: Elisabeth Söderlund[edit source]

In August I (the author) requested the above-named fanon page to be deleted, but now I've had a change of heart and would like it to be restored. Thanks Plumbbobparadise (talk) 15:42, June 15, 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Fanon:Elisabeth Söderlund has been restored. - KailynnKat(talk/fanon) 15:54, June 15, 2018 (UTC)

Recovery[edit source]

Hello, If possible could the following page be restored: - Ava Fall Thankyou Missmayxx (talk) 15:47, June 25, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Yes check.svg Done. Fanon:Ava Fall has been restored. - KailynnKat(talk/fanon) 16:36, June 25, 2018 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit source]

The current last two edits to the wiki have been vandalism by "DonutswithJellyFilling!" They've gone over an hour with no action, although a moderator has told them about how they deleted some "non-constructive" edits somewhere. They've vandalised the The Sims 4 page to show him admitting to the vandalism and they've added a video. I am guessing he's abandoned the site, but... ArceusDehEditor (talk) 07:04, July 10, 2018 (UTC)

We are monitoring the user actively. In the future, please refrain from making edits like this, as this too is also considered to be vandalism, and can get you blocked as well. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:07, July 10, 2018 (UTC)

Page protection on The Sims 4[edit source]

I've thrown The Sims 4 under a weeklong semi-protection due to an ungoing string of vandalism. Most of the vandalism culprits have been either blocked or they've stopped editing. What's noteworthy is that previous instances of vandalism were incorrectly reverted; multiple different users in a row vandalized the page. One vandal's contributions were rolled-back, but that rollback didn't revert the other vandalism instances. I ended up having to manually revert back to an edit on July 27th in order to restore the page to normal. As I said, the page is under semi-protection for now, but it might be worth making that protection permanent if we continue to have issues, considering that The Sims 4 is a highly noteworthy topic. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 03:09, August 12, 2018 (UTC)

Indeed, I did incorrectly revert the vandalism, assuming they were the only vandal that had vandalised the page. Since I'm so used to vandalism being reverted before another user joins in on the vandalism. I guess it pays to be more careful to check for multiple bad faith vandals - despite being busy with other things - just in-case. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 12:13, August 12, 2018 (UTC)

Resurrection[edit source]

Could the following page please be restored:

Fanon:Summer Bay


Missmayxx (talk) 16:15, August 16, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Yes check.svg Done by LostInRiverview. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 10:52, August 17, 2018 (UTC)

Barnacle Bay Sims[edit source]

Maybe this is the more appropriate place to ask.

Many articles about Sims from Barnacle Bay are missing career information, but I do not have Barnacle Bay so I can't fix the edits myself. An example of this is Laurel Lai. The page states that her Lifetime Wish is Emperor Of Evil, but there is no information to state whether she is actually working in the criminal career, if she is unemployed, or if she is working in a different career despite her LTW just like Nick Alto. It is impossible to tell what careers the Sims have employment in (or lack thereof) due to this missing information, especially if one does not have the Barnacle Bay downloadable world. Acherontia Styx (talk) 10:21, August 19, 2018 (UTC)

Restore[edit source]

Can the following pages please be restored:

Fanon:Pleasantview & Fanon:Veronaville

Thankyou Missmayxx (talk) 12:31, August 19, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

Hi there, please be more specific about the pages you want restored. Fanon:Pleasantview and Fanon:Veronaville are currently disambiguation pages, with multiple pages listed under the same title. Please specify the exact name of the pages you would like undeleted. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 16:02, August 19, 2018 (UTC)

New Fanon User[edit source]

User:RCS Sims looks like they need help with their fanon. They're are adding information to articles and making new pages that is actually their own fanon. Acherontia Styx (talk) 14:57, August 21, 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Handled by SimDestroyer. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:29, August 22, 2018 (UTC)

Vandal - Adding anime images[edit source]

User:Japanese Candies are Yummy. They are also maliciously replacing content. --Acherontia Styx (talk) 07:31, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Requires Rollback on Sims 4 page. --Acherontia Styx (talk) 07:48, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by C.Syde65 and SimDestroyer. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:42, August 25, 2018 (UTC)

Possible Sockpuppet[edit source]

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The user has been blocked. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:47, September 9, 2018 (UTC)

Bucktony May have made a sock called Bucktoni and is spamming user walls.

Bubbz3388 (talk) 17:08, September 9, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Changing Username?[edit source]

Hi! I was just wondering if there was anyway to change ur username? Because i am keen in changing it to something else. Thanks! Missmayxx (talk) 05:46, September 14, 2018 (UTC)Missmayxx

You can change your username by using this tool. Be sure to note that you can only rename your account once. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 06:18, September 14, 2018 (UTC)

This User Made An Unecessary Page[edit source]

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Moved to Fanon:Sea swim. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:40, September 22, 2018 (UTC) User is Babblesamyacode

Bubbz3388 (talk) 19:31, September 21, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Unnecessary Page[edit source]

Bubbz3388 (talk) 19:44, October 16, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

This seems to fall more in the category of "Misplaced fanon" more than unnecessary, but it's been dealt with. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:38, October 16, 2018 (UTC)

Irrelevant Fanon[edit source]

Bubbz3388 (talk) 14:54, October 21, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:39, October 21, 2018 (UTC)

Inappropriate Profile Pic[edit source]

Bubbz3388 (talk) 14:56, October 21, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:39, October 21, 2018 (UTC)

Google Play Fan Favorite Game 2018 Awards[edit source]

Great news: The Sims™ Mobile is a nominee for Google Play’s Fan Favorite Game of 2018! This award puts the power in the communities’ hands, allowing fans like you and your community members to vote for and support your favorite game. The voting for the Fan Favorite Game takes place between November 12 and November 26.

We're partnering with Google Play this year to help get out the vote, which is why we're reaching out to you. We want to help you make sure The Sims™ Mobile has a chance of taking home the prize, since there are a lot of strong contenders this year. We have a couple of ideas on how to help with this:

  • A discussion post on your community on November 12 announcing that voting is live.
  • A blog post on the same day announcing the same.
  • A small image asset in the right rail on desktop that will announce the game as a nominee and take fans to the voting page. (For an example of how that asset will look in terms of size and location, check out the Buy Now asset on the right side of Pathfinder Kingmaker Wiki.)
  • A "smart" banner that will display for wiki viewers on mobile (similar to the smart banner that currently displays on mobile pages for the FANDOM app).

We're also happy to help support getting out the vote for The Sims™ Mobile in any other way you'd like -- just let us know how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you. Don't hesitate to get back to us with any questions you may have. Thanks! Pinkachu <staff/> (talk) 17:48, November 1, 2018 (UTC)

Hello! I am here to follow up on the message I left a week ago. We are planning to go live with the voting on Monday, but before we do, I wanted to be sure this community was fine with our plan as described above. If you have questions, concerns, or limitations, please let me know prior to Monday morning PDT. Thanks! Pinkachu <staff/> (talk) 19:39, November 9, 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, looks like real life got in the way and I forgot to follow up on this. I think a blog post is the most non-intrusive way to get the word out; we could make an announcement at the top-right to draw attention to it.

Pinkachu, could you perhaps elaborate on what the "smart banner" exactly does or looks like? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 20:26, November 9, 2018 (UTC)

If the "smart" banner is what I think it is, I am thoroughly opposed to it. In my experience — and I am sure in the experiences of most others — banners that follow me around as I scroll down a page are far more annoying and irritating than encouraging and persuasive. I think that more non-invasive ways to do this are through the blog post and the image asset announcement. — THE TIM TAM IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL (TSWAHMGWContribs) 01:40, November 10, 2018 (UTC)

Hey guys :) I wanted to jump in just to explain the smart banner a bit more. It's actually not as described above. It's just a tiny little thing that appears for Android users only at the very top of many, but not all, mobile pages. It absolutely does not follow you as you scroll. And you can dismiss it by hitting a button in the upper right hand corner.
Because this a campaign focussed on Google, it cannot be seen on any other operating system. Obviously, this mainly means that if you have an iPhone, you won't see it at all.
Put simply, it's a very, very lightweight thing.
Because it's a product we've only just created, I went ahead and enabled it to allow you to play with it, so that you can decide whether you want to keep it, based on actually seeing it, rather than just trying to imagine it. As you kick the tires on this thing, be aware that it may take you a few tries at reloading the page to see it. That's normal and expected at this stage of development.
Similarly, I've gone ahead and enabled the right rail desktop image. At least one user, above, seemed to think it a good idea, and being able to actually see it will probably be helpful to this discussion.
If you dislike either of these things, please tell us by Tuesday, 13 November, in this thread. Due to Veterans' Day, we're out of the office until Tuesday. Thanks! -- CzechOut <staff /> 23:05, November 11, 2018 (UTC)
I have spent the past twenty minutes refreshing a page on my Android phone trying to get this "smart banner" to appear and I cannot get it to. Can you at least provide a screenshot of what it looks like? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:30, November 11, 2018 (UTC)
Hello! The blog post just went up and includes the links for voting. Thanks for participating! Pinkachu <staff/> (talk) 19:55, November 12, 2018 (UTC)

Hi again! Google Play's Fan Favorite game awards are still underway, and we would love to help promote The Sims Mobile's success on your wiki! Would you like some some assets to promote the game? We would be happy to create your suggestions! If your community would like to host a poll or giveaway, we would be willing to provide you with Google Play gift cards to give out. We have also created a compilation image of the nominees if you would like to retweet/share on your wiki's social channels: Twitter Facebook.

Let us know if you have any other requests and we will try to assist. Pinkachu <staff/> (talk) 18:09, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and retweeted that. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:24, November 19, 2018 (UTC)

Fix/delete this page[edit source]

Doesn't have the Fanon suffix and is just a blank infobox with barely any info other than number of sims and generations it has.

Bubbz3388 (talk) 17:44, November 4, 2018 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Bubbz3388, next time please rename fanon pages created in the wrong namespace yourself. You can rename pages without having to ask for administrator assistance. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:05, November 4, 2018 (UTC)

Remove this page[edit source],_this_idea_is_only_applied_for_the_PC_version_of_the_said_game_only

Bubbz3388 (talk)Bubbz3388

Do you have a specific complaint or complaints regarding the blog? It doesn't have anything on it that I can see that violates policy. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 01:38, November 20, 2018 (UTC)
LostInRiverview, I believe the user was referring to How to make a file for the one-piece swimsuit as seen on the PS2 version of The Sims 2, this idea is only applied for the PC version of the said game only, which was unambiguously created in the mainspace in error. The proper page is at User_blog:IalocinnicolaI/How_to_make_a_file_for_the_one-piece_swimsuit_as_seen_on_the_PS2_version_of_The_Sims_2,_this_idea_is_only_applied_for_the_PC_version_of_the_said_game_only which does not need to be deleted. In any case I have performed the deletion as request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 01:42, November 20, 2018 (UTC)
Ahh, my mistake; I didn't realize the page had been created twice.
@Bubbz3388, in the future, I'd suggest you give an explanation to your requests. In this case, one or two sentences probably would've sufficed. Explaining your request in a bit of detail can help avoid unnecessary delays or confusion. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 01:47, November 20, 2018 (UTC)

Remove this page: [edit source]

I made it without knowing about the List Of Minor Sims page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ArceusDehEditor (talkcontribs) 02:40, November 21, 2018‎ (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

Hi ArceusDehEditor. The page is currently being tagged for merging with List of minor Sims. I think it would be best to condense the information currently on the page and add it into List of minor Sims and then later redirect Donnie "Splinter" Shins to List of minor Sims, rather than deleting this page. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:52, November 21, 2018 (UTC)

Changing Wants/Fears Icon[edit source]

Discussion moved to Forum:Changing Wants/Fears Icon. The administrators' noticeboard is typically used for making administrative requests or asking questions, not for game discussion. - LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 03:03, January 17, 2019 (UTC)

Deleting Fanon[edit source]

Hello, if approved can the following fanon please be deleted: -Ashley Evans -Mason Fall -Love Fall -Tamara Evans -Darion Evans -David Hughes -Rose Hughes -Jacqueline Hughes -Hilary Duff (celebrity) Thankyou GingerxNinjax (talk) 10:28, March 26, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

Yes check.svg Done As a note for next time, please link to the pages you wish to have deleted, as this makes it easier for us to get to them. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:00, March 28, 2019 (UTC)

Purge?[edit source]

Hello, recently as i was going through my "Holly May" page, i mistakenly pressed "Purge". I have absouletly no idea what i have done and i hope it is not dangerous. I have put alot of work into to that fanon and do not want it to be deleted!!! Thankyou GingerxNinjax (talk) 13:30, March 28, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

The purge button does not cause any damage when pressed and is perfectly harmless. It clears the server-side cache of the page and tells the software to update the page. Purging is sometimes used to fix issues with the page not updating correctly. You can learn more about it here. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:44, March 28, 2019 (UTC)

Potential Edit War on the Child lifestage page[edit source]

Two users, (Drako and seem to be engaging in an edit war, which previously happened on the fun (needs) page.

Bubbz3388 (talk) 13:39, March 28, 2019 (UTC)Bubbz3388

Please try to encourage the two warring parties to talk to each other before reporting them here. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:44, March 28, 2019 (UTC)

Ruined atrial[edit source]

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Invalid thread. When reporting vandalism, please provide the username of the vandal as well as a link to their contributions. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:42, April 2, 2019 (UTC)

Some il is going around all speed edits and undid the ip person warning Lilith pleasant 1999 (talk) 19:34, April 2, 2019 (UTC)

Changing Password/Deleting Fanon?[edit source]

Hello, is it possible to change a password on here, because i would really like to! Also can the following please be deleted: Brandi Dreamer & Lilith Ottomas. Thankyou. GingerxNinjax (talk) 00:15, April 5, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

You can change your password by going to Special:ChangePassword. Note that The Sims Wiki administrators do not have access to your password and cannot help you with password-related issues.
As for the two pages, I have deleted them at your request. In the future, please provide a link to them so it is easier for us to delete them. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:49, April 5, 2019 (UTC)

Ikea Home Stuff HELP???[edit source]

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Out of scope. The administrators' noticeboard is for on-wiki issues that require the attention of administrators. For game help, please use the help desk instead. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 10:22, April 9, 2019 (UTC)

Hello, i recently installed The Sims 2 Ikea Stuff and i am needing a little assistance..

The only problem im having with this EP is that the homes are not showing up in the lots/houses bin. Everything else works completely fine. If u cannot fix this issue, is there anyway i can download the Ikea Home lots from somewhere? Im spewing since Attractive Adobe is one of my favourite lots to play in!!! Thankyou. GingerxNinjax (talk) 05:31, April 9, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

Hi, this noticeboard is for issues relating to the wiki that require the attention of administrators. Please ask in the help desk forum, or in our Discord server, for issues relating to the game. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 10:22, April 9, 2019 (UTC)

Huge Fanon Deletion[edit source]

Hello, if possible could ALL of my fanon pls be respectfully deleted, EXCEPT for Jade Sims (CS) & Waterside. Thankyou GingerxNinjax (talk) 03:18, April 17, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:33, April 17, 2019 (UTC)

Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza[edit source]

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Issue is resolved
The user has been blocked. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 07:22, April 25, 2019 (UTC)

Hi, can you blocked "Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza Pizza" ? --Nikon1803•(My talk)•(My contributions) 06:18, April 25, 2019 (UTC)

While the user in question has been globally blocked, I have blocked them locally as an extra precaution. I'm pretty sure the global block is indefinite, as they were already evading local and global blocks for the same behaviour. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 07:22, April 25, 2019 (UTC)

Accidental Overwrite[edit source]

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Problem solved. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 00:44, April 27, 2019 (UTC)

Hello, recently i uploaded a new picture for my Waterside neighbourhood, but i accidently clicked overwrite on the photo from the original Waterside, so now my photo appears in the unreleased neighbourhoods for Waterside. Im freaking out completely and i don't know how to undo this. GingerxNinjax (talk) 00:26, April 27, 2019 (UTC)GingerxNinjax

I have fixed the image for you. If you ever run into the same problem, just go to the file history of the image, and hit the revert link next to the revision you wish to revert to. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 00:44, April 27, 2019 (UTC)