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The Sims Wiki News
Week of September 13th, 2015

Hello once again for yet another edition of The Sims Wiki News. Let's not waste time in this hectic month, shall we?

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EA Playtesting recruits Sims players in the San Francisco Bay area

EA Playtesting recruited a number of Sims players in the San Francisco Bay area to pay a visit to EA Redwood Shores for an hour on September 10, 2015. Feedback was given by those who attended, and they got a $75 gift card in return.[1]

The announcement has been criticized for coming out at the last minute, giving users barely a day to sign up.[2]


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Ding ding!

Do you like robots? Not just the loyal, interesting, awesome bots we have on The Sims Wiki, but the bots that make your bed, vacuum the floor, mop up puddles, fix the sink, cook your meals, and even make your nights less lonely. Sounds cool?

Robots have existed since The Sims: Livin' Large, but it wasn't until The Sims 2: Open for Business that they really got interesting. The Sims 3 brought with it two types of robots in two expansion packs: SimBots with Ambitions, and Plumbots with Into the Future.

Which one of these two do you prefer? It's people like you that run our battles and determine the winner — vote now!

Wikia and personal Javascript collide

Recently on Wikia, you may have heard about a recent security issue involving the use of customized Javascript, in which a number of accounts were compromised. As a security measure, Wikia Staff disabled all editing of CSS and JS pages (including personal ones), and all pages in the MediaWiki namespace (normally only editable by administrators). As time has passed, more and more pages in the MediaWiki namespace, as well as all CSS pages, have been reopened for editing. However, everything else, including JS, is still locked.

Recently, Wikia now requires that all users wishing to use personal Javascript must enable it in their user preferences. When the "Enable personal JavaScript" option is ticked, anything you have in your personal JS files will load; if it isn't ticked, it simply won't load.

Currently, community JS files (such as MediaWiki:Common.js), as well as most other pages in the MediaWiki namespace, still cannot be edited. We at The Sims Wiki unfortunately have no control over this issue.

Additionally, community (site-wide) Javascript will soon change drastically. Wikia is planning to implement a review process for site-wide Javascript. Any new changes made to the community JS files must be approved by a team of Wikia-selected users. Additionally, it will no longer be possible to import Javascript code from the user namespace; some of our scripts does this. We are aware of these changes and appropriate updates to the JS files will be made to ensure our customized scripts will continue to function.

The initial thread regarding this issue can be found here. An update to the issue that revealed Wikia's plan for the future can be found here.

Community discussions

As always, we have discussions going on in the community discussions forum that need your input!

Threads that have been dead for a while and could use your input!

Some other threads that could also use your input!

The full list is here.

Nomination for IRC channel operator

Chiyo has nominated themselves to serve as an IRC channel operator for the wiki. Please participate in the discussion and voice your opinion over this candidate!

Special positions nomination

C.Syde65 has applied to serve as the wiki's Community Director; C.Syde65's application is still open for discussion here.

Caption this!

Before we begin, I would like to direct your attention to Forum:Caption contest feature spin-off‎, where an important discussion regarding the future of caption contests is taking place! You are encouraged to join in!

Caption winner!

The seventh "Caption This" poll has been closed, the results are in, and the winning caption has been added to the picture below!


When the vampires found out they didn't exist in The Sims 4.

This week's winner was submitted by Sims2Player. Congratulations!

Last week's image

We've had several submissions for last week's caption contest. Please vote for your favorite in the poll below!

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Vote for me!

Poll is closed. It was created at 02:37 on September 13, 2015 (UTC), and had 17 voters. The results are, as follows:
  • Winner: Who are YOU calling an object file? - 12 votes
  • And this is what you get for trying to marry me! - 2 votes
  • Don't you dare try and steal my bag AGAIN!!! - 2 votes
  • What type of woman do you think I am? A cougar?! - 1 vote
New image

Check out our new image, and then leave your caption in the comments section below, starting with "Caption: ". Captions on this image will be voted on next week. We are also accepting image suggestions. If you know of an image on The Sims Wiki that would be fun to add captions to, let us know and we may feature it in a future Caption This!

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Caption this!

That's it for this week! Catch you Simmin' later! --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:46, September 13, 2015 (UTC)

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