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What should we do? -- '''[[User:LostInRiverview|<font color="navy">LostInRiverview</font>]]<sup> [[User_talk:LostInRiverview|<font color="green">talk</font>]] ~ [[User_blog:LostInRiverview|<font color="green">blog</font>]]</sup>''' 23:03, October 24, 2014 (UTC)
 
What should we do? -- '''[[User:LostInRiverview|<font color="navy">LostInRiverview</font>]]<sup> [[User_talk:LostInRiverview|<font color="green">talk</font>]] ~ [[User_blog:LostInRiverview|<font color="green">blog</font>]]</sup>''' 23:03, October 24, 2014 (UTC)
 
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We should take a mixed approach, IMO. Creating occupied lot articles for TS/TS2/TS4 aren't much of an issue as there aren't as many families to start with (around 5/6 per neighborhood/world), unlike TS3, where there are usually over 20 families included within each world, not to mention that there are many worlds, including store worlds released for TS3, meaning that creating lot articles for each and every family in TS3 would be absolutely ''monstrous''.
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I'd prefer that we keep the TS1/TS2/TS4 lot articles (minus empty and unoccupied lots, obviously) though, as there aren't all that many to start with, and that we only create lot articles for particularly large/notable families for TS3, such as the [[Goth family]], which should hopefully reduce the workload by quite a bit.
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In a nutshell: '''Keep the TS1/TS2/TS4 occupied lot articles, and create lot articles only for large/notable families for TS3'''. [[User:EpicJoyBoy|<span style="color: #6900BF">'''EpicJoyBoy'''</span>]] [[User talk:EpicJoyBoy|<span style="color: #009CEB"><sup>''(My talk page!)''</sup></span>]] 05:02, October 25, 2014 (UTC)

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While working on splitting Goth home into separate articles, I came across an inconsistency with how the wiki handles articles about occupied lots. Namely, for lots in The Sims and The Sims 2, we have an article for the lot itself, and another article for the family that lives in the lot. For example, the Burb family article states that they live at 63 Gunther Goth Highway in The Sims: Unleashed, and the Pleasant family page shows that they live at 215 Sim Lane in The Sims 2.

However, the article on the Bachelor family in The Sims 3, for example, includes information about their lot, and there is no independent article written about the lot itself. This pattern seems to hold true for most households/families that appear in The Sims 3. The information included about the lots themselves is usually very sparse, often only consisting of the lot's name, the lot address and the in-game description of the lot. Additionally, some pages about TS3 worlds list out only the unoccupied lots, while never listing the occupied ones, while other articles do list even the occupied lots, but provide no link to any page with additional information about those lots.

The way I can see it, we basically have two options. Either we can take the TS3 approach and consolidate the lot pages from TS and TS2 into the respective family or household articles, or we can take the TS/TS2 approach and create separate articles for occupied lots. If we choose to take the TS/TS2 approach, we'll also need to do further research into the lots, or else every article for those lots will be a stub.

What should we do? -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 23:03, October 24, 2014 (UTC)

Discussion

We should take a mixed approach, IMO. Creating occupied lot articles for TS/TS2/TS4 aren't much of an issue as there aren't as many families to start with (around 5/6 per neighborhood/world), unlike TS3, where there are usually over 20 families included within each world, not to mention that there are many worlds, including store worlds released for TS3, meaning that creating lot articles for each and every family in TS3 would be absolutely monstrous.

I'd prefer that we keep the TS1/TS2/TS4 lot articles (minus empty and unoccupied lots, obviously) though, as there aren't all that many to start with, and that we only create lot articles for particularly large/notable families for TS3, such as the Goth family, which should hopefully reduce the workload by quite a bit.

In a nutshell: Keep the TS1/TS2/TS4 occupied lot articles, and create lot articles only for large/notable families for TS3. EpicJoyBoy (My talk page!) 05:02, October 25, 2014 (UTC)

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