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Since last May, possibly even earlier then that, I've noticed that various articles related to The Sims 4 and the newest content packs of that game have been lacking in content. And especially the editors that edit The Sims 4 articles. Many of these pages such as [[Vet clinic|this]], [[Laundry#The Sims 4|this]] and [[Weather (game mechanic)#The Sims 4: Seasons|especially this]] are honestly just depressing to look at. Many of those articles/sections have mostly not gained any forms of edits since their creation. They encourage people to expand them, but it seems that editors who have access to The Sims 4 don't edit them. I am not blaming anyone here, as people may not have some of the content packs, and/or have real life getting in the way. And this is the reason why I created this thread. We need more active editors, that would edit when our current editors are busy and vice versa.
 
Since last May, possibly even earlier then that, I've noticed that various articles related to The Sims 4 and the newest content packs of that game have been lacking in content. And especially the editors that edit The Sims 4 articles. Many of these pages such as [[Vet clinic|this]], [[Laundry#The Sims 4|this]] and [[Weather (game mechanic)#The Sims 4: Seasons|especially this]] are honestly just depressing to look at. Many of those articles/sections have mostly not gained any forms of edits since their creation. They encourage people to expand them, but it seems that editors who have access to The Sims 4 don't edit them. I am not blaming anyone here, as people may not have some of the content packs, and/or have real life getting in the way. And this is the reason why I created this thread. We need more active editors, that would edit when our current editors are busy and vice versa.
   
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Yes, those pages are in a sad state and I would help if I could, but I do not have TS4 and buying it isn't very high on my list of priorities (already have Sims 2 + Sims 3, working, caring for family and studying at university). While I have seen some harsh criticism towards TS4, even from some long-time Sims players, there '''''are''''' fans out there. This community is very helpful and industrious, but will these readers actually have the motivation, coherency and maturity to positively contribute to these barren wiki pages? If one thing is certain, a deeper understanding of TS4's mechanics will become more clear to players as they explore every angle of the game over time. --[[User:Acherontia Styx|Acherontia Styx]] [[User talk:Acherontia Styx|(Talk)]] 15:40, August 28, 2018 (UTC)
 
Yes, those pages are in a sad state and I would help if I could, but I do not have TS4 and buying it isn't very high on my list of priorities (already have Sims 2 + Sims 3, working, caring for family and studying at university). While I have seen some harsh criticism towards TS4, even from some long-time Sims players, there '''''are''''' fans out there. This community is very helpful and industrious, but will these readers actually have the motivation, coherency and maturity to positively contribute to these barren wiki pages? If one thing is certain, a deeper understanding of TS4's mechanics will become more clear to players as they explore every angle of the game over time. --[[User:Acherontia Styx|Acherontia Styx]] [[User talk:Acherontia Styx|(Talk)]] 15:40, August 28, 2018 (UTC)
   
I think we should looking people that are outside the wiki, not in it. These tend to lurk in social media fandom forums than in here.
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I think we should looking people that are outside the wiki, not in it. These tend to lurk in social media fandom forums than in here.
   
 
:I'm sure we can find more qualify for the job to do editting stuff, or at least provide information while others do necessary gramatical and other strict format revisions, If we inquire people to join in our small bubble domain from outside.
 
:I'm sure we can find more qualify for the job to do editting stuff, or at least provide information while others do necessary gramatical and other strict format revisions, If we inquire people to join in our small bubble domain from outside.
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::Reading through your comment, I think you've pretty much hit the nail on the head of this problem, K6ka. There are fans of TS4, but as you've said, most of them will have some issues when editing this wiki in one way or another, while others simply prefer making fanon. As for the more experienced editors here who either do not like and/or do not have TS4, buying the game combined with all released DLC just for the sole purpose of filling this wiki with the necessary information isn't much of an incentive if one does not actually enjoy the game and feels ripped-off by the shameless and expensive microtransactions implemented by the publishers. --[[User:Acherontia Styx|Acherontia Styx]] [[User talk:Acherontia Styx|(Talk)]] 01:52, August 29, 2018 (UTC)
 
::Reading through your comment, I think you've pretty much hit the nail on the head of this problem, K6ka. There are fans of TS4, but as you've said, most of them will have some issues when editing this wiki in one way or another, while others simply prefer making fanon. As for the more experienced editors here who either do not like and/or do not have TS4, buying the game combined with all released DLC just for the sole purpose of filling this wiki with the necessary information isn't much of an incentive if one does not actually enjoy the game and feels ripped-off by the shameless and expensive microtransactions implemented by the publishers. --[[User:Acherontia Styx|Acherontia Styx]] [[User talk:Acherontia Styx|(Talk)]] 01:52, August 29, 2018 (UTC)
 
At some point, I guarantee someone eventually will find a need and will edit-to-add the missing information that regards to TS4 of the content in question of the articles. It's a matter of time: it might be soon or of very late. If anyone want to find and seek for players that met the requirements for the wiki's editing department job description (at the very least know english and how to write), have dedication and are determined, and happen to be avid players (or still somewhat play) TS4. To find these players, there will have effort put for looking them in the communities (reddit sections, discords, facebook groups) that are cater for the discussions exclusively of TS4. Besides the relevance of time period, the only concern should be whether after TS4 come to an end - we must all hope it doesn't disappear from the shelves out of the blues (though there is always a way of attaining the game without purchasing it, If you know what I mean), though the odds are very likely that that will happen, so really let's not think about this whole concern much and be worried up about it.[[User:DrakonoSkerdikas|DrakonoSkerdikas]] ([[User talk:DrakonoSkerdikas|talk]]) 13:13, September 29, 2018 (UTC)
 
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