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The Sims Wiki News
Week of September 20th, 2015

It feels like September just started yesterday, and already we're halfway done. Well, more than halfway done! Holy smokes, time flies by. And I could've sworn I just wrote last week's edition just a few hours ago.

The Sims News
Rumor has it — something spooky in The Sims 4

An EA project list from EA employee Marcos de Lima originally contained a The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff. It has since been removed from his LinkedIn profile, but there is definitely something up Maxis' sleeves.[1]

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The Sims Wiki News
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!

The complete list is here.

Chiyo's nomination for IRC channel operator passes

Chiyo's nomination has passed and she now has channel operator privileges on the IRC channel. Say hi to her when you can!

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

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Who are YOU calling an object file?

This week's winner was submitted by Vpetmad. 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 02:18 on September 20, 2015 (UTC), and had 8 voters. The results are, as follows:
  • Winner: DAD?! IS THAT YOU?! - 6 votes
  • That is NOT a deer! - 0 votes
  • That was the first (and last) time poor Alan ever went hiking... - 2 votes
  • Sadly, it was Jim's first time to hike... he'll probably not going to do this ever again. - 0 votes
  • "That can't be Rose's father!" John shrieks. - 0 votes
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!


Caption this!

That's it for this week! Catch you Simmin' later! --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:24, September 20, 2015 (UTC)

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