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Memorial

SummaryEdit

See also: The Sims Wiki:About

The Sims Wiki was founded circa late 2004, about five years after the release of The Sims and a month before the release of The Sims 2: University. The wiki grew over time, gathering information about the games that had been released up to that point. Growth increased after the release of The Sims 3 in 2009, and with the debut of the Game Guide (formerly Tutorial) namespace in 2011. Despite having thousands of articles about the games and everything in them, the work of expanding and improving the wiki is never over.

TimelineEdit

2004Edit

  • According to some sources, The Sims Wiki was founded on the 11th of November, roughly two months after the release of The Sims 2. The founder is unknown.
  • Nothing much happens on the wiki during this year.

2005Edit

  • On the 6th of February, The Sims Wiki was founded by an unknown user. Wikia pinpoints to Jamie as having been the founder of the wiki. Despite this, Jamie has contested that he did not create the wiki. As of now, no one knows who actually founded the wiki.
  • Jamie creates the first article on February 11th, 2005: that article being the main page.
  • Nothing much happens on the wiki during this year.

2006Edit

2007Edit

  • 2007 is a year of surprisingly rapid growth. With the help of Mhavril39, Amthysteyes2, and several other editors, the number of articles on the wiki jump from 73 to 391.

2008Edit

  • This year brought much change and a new traffic of users. After going four years without an administrator, Makiah adopted the wiki circa February 2008. An influx of new users (including A morris, Dharden, RandomRanaun, Sprite7868, etc...) added to the usercount of the wiki.
  • On May 14, 2008, Makiah promoted A morris to an administrator. Makiah became inactive later in the year.

2009Edit

  • 2009 became a hot year for the wiki as users anticipated for the release of The Sims 3. More growth occured in this year than the previous years combined. June 2009 was the greatest month in Sims Wiki history, at least in terms of activity. Perhaps not coincidentally, The Sims 3 was released that same month.
  • Growing concerned with the amount of traffic and user activity, A morris decided it was time to promote a few users. The Request for adminship page was created on April 10th, 2009. Very quickly, a heap of users requested rights.
  • Bayoubash, RandomRanaun, Matta Jr., KazeNoYouko, JEA13, Bob Newbie is kl, JAL, Bella Goth, and TheDataMonster were all given administrator rights within a short period. They are collectively referred to as the Sunset Valley generation.
  • A few months after the release of The Sims 3, hype generally died down and activity began to regress in and around the wiki.

2010Edit

  • By the time of 2010, the wiki had a permanently settled community. Many users left the wiki but passed the torch on to new users. This year (like the last) was a time of growth and a steadily growing user base.
  • Bleeh, Frostwalker, Dharden, Monster2821, LiR, and Duskey were granted administrator rights this year. They are collectively known as the Wiki Manor generation.

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

  • 2013 was a year of stagnation and resignation. A large number of administrators resigned this year. User activity had highs and lows but it eventually dropped to a record low: 192 registered users (levels not seen since late 2009).
  • Waikikamukow, Beds, Pidgeoraptor7, JasonThePlum, and Frostwalker (2nd time) were all made administrators. They are collectively referred to as the Stagnant generation.
  • Tensions between users seemed to flare this year; one user described it as being the veterans versus the new contributors.
  • As a result of one nomination in particular, the whole nomination process was revamped.

2014Edit

  • 2014 brought hope and renewal to the wiki as The Sims 4 was announced and released.
  • K6ka, Icemandeaf, and Joey were made administrators this year. They are currently referred to as the New Decade generation.