Hello! How would you feel about merging the Wiki with the Sims Wiki? You would retain the same rights and what not and we (Staff) would assist in the merge. In any case, we would need a consensus from both communities first before we'd go ahead with a merge.
What are the positives and negatives to this? I'll try and contact the founder about this first. Personally I wouldn't mind the extra help, considering I'm also active on another wiki and forgot about this one.
Edit: I messaged the founder and they said they wouldn't mind. Here's proof.
The Sims Wiki gets more traffic (1.4 Million per week) which would allow for more users to see and help out on pages pertaining to Sims Freeplay. The WM of the Sims Wiki created a forum suggesting the merge here. If you are for the merge, Id suggest making a post here on the Wiki to see how the rest of the Freeplay community feels about a merge. If both communities agree to it then we can move forward with the merge.
Hi CoolStar. So its been about a week since you made your post and no one has yet opposed the merge. Additionally, no one has opposed the merge on the Sims Wiki. Are we good to move forward with the merge?
Sorry to bump a past thread, but after reading the recent replies on the forum post, I agree it doesn't feel right for the admins here to keep the same rights there, especially if you don't know the wiki well enough. Is it still possible for a merge even if you don't want to be admin on that wiki?
Of course. Typically we want admins to retain their rights so that they dont feel like we're taking the wiki out from under them. That being said, if your okay with not retaining them and reapplying then I dont see why not.
CoolStar1998, I feel it's past time that I introduced myself. I'm LostInRiverview (or LiR for short), a bureaucrat and admin from The Sims Wiki.
I wanted to let you know that the proposal for a merger has been given consent by The Sims Wiki (TSW) community. That doesn't mean that we're ready to merge the wikis right this minute, though. What I'd greatly appreciate at this point is if you'd pop over to TSW, specifically this forum thread. I'm closing out the initial portion of the merger discussion, and looking to move towards some more technical discussion, as we lay the groundwork for the merge.
There's a bit that needs to be ironed out before the merge is completed. This wiki and TSW use different templates, and I'm guessing the templates you use here probably aren't on TSW yet, so we'll need to work on moving over the relevant templates to TSW and getting them to fit into our wiki theme. Most of your content pages should probably be able to move without difficulty, however some of your pages may have the same names as extant pages on TSW, so we'll have to determine how to address that. There might be other incidental issues that I haven't anticipated, which we can also sort out in due time, but getting most of the groundwork laid out before the merger would be best, in my opinion. I'd greatly appreciate your help in doing so, especially since you are much more familiar with the content, templates, and other elements of this wiki than I am.
As a final note, on the subject of the admin rights. I want you to know that it's not a personal thing against you. TSW has a very long history, and an established precedent and practice for how we nominate new admins. Admins on TSW are treated as community leaders, not just as experienced editors. I don't relish asking you to give up those rights in merging, and my hope is that if you can work with us to ready the wikis for merger, that you could demonstrate your capabilities to the TSW community and be fast-tracked for gaining admin rights there, once the merger is completed. I don't want to make promises though, as admins on TSW are selected through a community process that I do not control single-handedly.
Anyways, that's all I've really got for right now. I'd just like to close by restating my invitation for you, and any other Sims Freeplay editors, to join The Sims Wiki and help us lay the groundwork for merger.
If you want to talk to me more about this one-on-one, the best place to do so would probably be my talk page on The Sims Wiki.
My name is Punji, I was the Founder of this wiki. I just remembered this wiki so I came back to check what have been going on here lately. I noticed that my Founder tag on my user page is gone and that you adopted the wiki, well you should've just asked me about it first instead of going around and ask for Wikia staffs.
I completely forgot about this wiki, my bad. I am active on other several wikis though, but I never seem to receive notifications about messages posted on my walls here so I forgot about here.
Looks like I've been completely wiped out of my rights here. Kinda feel a little salty about it though, mostly because of the removal of Founder tag. Can you fix that? If not I understand.
You did well on this wiki though :) I really like how it turns out now!
Hi, sorry that I adopted the wiki. It was my first time doing so. One of the rules from Community Central states Founders and/or admins who have been inactive for a period of time could have their rights removed if the person adopting requested. I'll ask if I could get your rights back.
My activity on here has been wobbly since the game hasn't held my interest lately but I do try and edit.
As far as I know, granting me b-crat and admin rights will automatically restore the Founder tag on my userpage, you can do that yourself since you're a bureaucrat.
Sorry if this sounds selfish, I just feel pretty weird with me having no Founder tag despite being the founder. I might be able to help with the wiki logo or aesthetic related things here some time. Thanks for your time and hard work!
Hi CoolStar! My name is Awyman13, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager for The Sims Freeplay Wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, styling, infoboxes, templates, etc., please contact me on my message wall
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I respect you for adding new articles and updating the wiki information, but I do not understand why you overhauled the theme. It looks completely different from how I remembered it, and I am struggling with fixing it. It must look presentable to those at EA, and the general public.
In the future, please just leave a message on my wall prior to making a major change to the wiki (ex. theme, home page, general layout). While I am not very active on this wikia anymore, I do get notifications sent to my email when a message is left on my wall. Thank you for all of your edits to the content of the pages though, many pages were outdated/missing.