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'''Adopt-a-user''' is a feature on {{SITENAME}} which is designed to help new and inexperienced users. Experienced users on TSW can "adopt" a user by mentoring them along the way as they learn about the wiki, its various features and aspects.
[[The Sims Wiki]] is currently encouraging a new "adoption" feature. This is for experienced users to get a chance to show their skills and help a brand new inexperienced Wikia user to find their feet and their categories.
 
   
This is meant to be fun and educational for both users, adopt'''er''' and adopt'''ee''' alike. Please read the rules, regulations and tips before adding yourself to the list or requesting to be adopted.
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This program is best suited for inexperienced users who wish to be long term contributors. If you fancy being adopted then don't hesitate to message one of [[The Sims Wiki:Adopt-a-user#Adopters|adopters]], who will be more than happy to help. Please read the rules, regulations and tips before adding yourself to the list or requesting to be adopted.
   
 
== For Adopters ==
 
== For Adopters ==
*You must try your best to teach new users as much as possible about Templates, Categories, Vandalism and how to approach it, Wiki Policies and Wiki-text.
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*You should try to help a user as much as possible.
*You have 3 months before the new user will be asked to make a short review about what you have taught him/her, pointing out what they liked and disliked about you teaching them.
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*Control yourself. Even if the adoptee has done something wrong countless times, you still have no right to insult them. [[The Sims Wiki:Assume good faith|Assume good faith]], remain calm and avoid frustration or emotion.
*Control yourself. Even if the adoptee has done something wrong countless times, you still have no right to insult them.
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*Ideally the system should span for 3 months although an adoptee may request to be a mentee for longer. Please ensure that you are as active as possible.
*The entire system spans about 3 months. Please make sure that you'll be able to handle and have time for it if a new user asks you to adopt them.
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*If you do receive a request from a user wishing to be an adoptee but you are unable to fulfil that request, please forward the user to another adopter if possible.
*Once you accept an adoption request, please leave a message [[User talk:BobNewbie|here]] containing who you adopted.
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*You should try to check [[:Category:Users/Wishes for adoption]] regularly to see if there are any users wishing to be adopted.
*Most of the time, you will have no control over who asks you to be adopted. When you enter this, anybody who requests to be adopted must not be turned down without a reasonable excuse.
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*Anyone wishing to become an adopter should keep the following criteria in mind:
*Please notify us [[User talk:BobNewbie|here]] if you would like to become an adopter. Include your reasons for wanting to become an adopter, how many users you believe you're open to adopt, a short description of who you are and your interests and any notes you think are mentionable. This helps record keeping remain simple and stops users without enough experience adopting. You must also have a minimum of 700 edits (on The Sims Wiki or in total), and not be a current adoptee.
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**Must not currently be an adoptee.
*Also remember that you can take a shorter route and just ask an adopter to adopt you and teach you something they specialize in. This is usually for users lacking experience in only a certain subject, and takes around month. Other then that, this works like a normal adoption.
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**Must not have received a block for disruptive behavior in the past three months.
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**Should have a reasonable amount of edits, although quality > quantity.
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**Should be knowledgeable with the wiki in general.
   
 
== For Adoptees ==
 
== For Adoptees ==
*Please do not apply if you are already experienced on another Wiki.
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*Pick any user from this list you think look like good adopters and request to be adopted on their talk page. Alternatively you may add the userbox {{T|User adoptme}} to your userpage.
*Pick any user from this list you think look like good adopters and request to be adopted on their talk page.
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*Make sure you listen to what the adopter says; you will be monitored on progress and cooperation.
*Make sure you listen to what the adopter says; you will be monitored on progress and cooperation.
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*Don't hesitate to ask your adopter for help/guidance where needed - they are here to help after all.
*If the adopter is being rude, unfair or unhelpful, report it immediately [[User talk:BobNewbie|here]].
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*If you have an issue with your adopter's conduct, please try to take it up with them first. If that fails then please contact a bureaucrat. You may search for bureaucrats via [[Special:Listusers/bureaucrat]] or on [[The Sims Wiki:Administrators|this page]] where users are labelled as "Bureaucrat".
*Make sure you'll be able to log-on enough times during the week.
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*Make sure you're reasonably active.
 
   
 
== Adopters ==
 
== Adopters ==
 
 
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! style="width:20%" | Adopter
 
! style="width:20%" | Adopter
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! style="width:25%" | Notes
 
! style="width:25%" | Notes
 
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|{{user|GEORGIEGIBBONS}}
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|{{user|Woganhemlock}}
|bgcolor="limegreen"| I'm here most days - best time to catch me is in the evening, UK time.
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|bgcolor="limegreen"| Yes, easiest to find me from 5-8UTC, although I'm usually online considerably earlier (i.e. 22:00UTC) on weekends.
|Yep - no fixed maximum number (yet)
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|Indeed - no limits for now
|Yes, [[The Sims Wiki:Administrators#Bureaucrats|bureaucrat too]] :P
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|Yes, also a walrus.
|I'm fluent with making templates, making signatures, CSS, JS, formatting, helping with bot tasks, images, assisting with counter-vandalism and pretty much most things. :P I'm also good with [[The Sims Wiki:IRC|IRC]] and [[Special:Chat|the on-wiki chat]] and can help users get adjusted to the features, technical stuff etc. I'm here most days so I'll be willing to help where possible.
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|I'm pretty good with .css, however I couldn't write .js to save my life. I've got a bit of experience with designing pages, and with the MediaWiki software, as well as running AutoWikiBrowser, and I'm alright with IRC/Chat as well.
|Feel free to [[user talk:GEORGIEGIBBONS|drop me a message]] or PM me in Chat/IRC and we'll talk.
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|[[user talk:Woganhemlock|Drop me a line]] on my talkpage, or find me on IRC.
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|{{user|Bakerychaz}}
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|bgcolor="limegreen"|I'm on TSW every day, usually on at any time (New Zealand time).
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|Yes - 3 adoptees is probably my limit.
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|Not anymore, but I used to be; I am a rollback and chat moderator
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|I am good with userboxes, templates and things like that. I'm best with helping with the basics of the wiki, such as getting familiar with editing, writing good fanon, the basics of HTML and using bold and italics correctly. I'm not good at all with the more technical stuff.
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|Leave me a message on [[User talk:Bakerychaz|my talk page]] or talk to me on Chat. Unfortunately I'm not on IRC.
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|{{user|Beds}}
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|bgcolor="limegreen"|I am on TSW every day, you can find me online during UK time!
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|Yes - 4 is my limit.
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|Yuppers.
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|I've not been here long, but I am quite advanced on editing. I'm good with userboxes, templates and page setups. I'm good with .css but not very good with .js.
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|I'm always on Chat whenever I'm online, I am also on [[The Sims Wiki:IRC Channel|IRC]] whenever I'm online, so yeah. Alternatively, you can [[User_talk:Beds|message me here]] for any queries or whatnot.
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|{{user|JasonThePlum}}
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|bgcolor="limegreen"|I edit whenever I can but I am active every day, yes.
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|Of course - 3/4 is my limit
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|Not anymore.
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|I've been here for about 7/8 months and I am consistent at making signatures, userboxes, templates and the basics of the wiki. I also am cool with coding and font tags, et cetera, so feel free to fire questions about them at me, however this does not include js. and css. (I'm ok with MediaWiki though).
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|Feel free to message me on chat or [[User talk:JasonThePlum|here]] if I am not on chat.
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== Userboxes ==
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{{Metabox|type=notice|image=Icon-warning-48x48.png|headline=Important|text=When adding userboxes to your userpage, please use Wikia's older, classic rich-text editor and '''not''' the new [[Help:VisualEditor|VisualEditor]]. You can do this by clicking on the drop-down menu next to the Edit button and selecting "Classic Editor", or by going to your [[Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing|preferences]] page and changing your preferred editor to "Wikia's classic rich-text editor". The following instructions '''do not''' work in VisualEditor and may cause issues with your userpage.}}
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The Sims Wiki has [[The Sims Wiki:Userboxes|some userboxes]] related to this feature which users may place on their userpages to show their status.
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=== For Adoptees ===
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{|
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!width="300px"|Code!!Result
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|{{t|User adopted|Example}}||{{User adopted|Example}}
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|{{t|User adoptme}}||{{User adoptme}}
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|{{t|User adoptedgrad}}||{{User adoptedgrad}}
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=== For Adopters ===
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!width="300px"|Code!!Result
 
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|{{t|User adopter|Example}}||{{User adopter|Example}}
 
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Latest revision as of 07:02, June 10, 2019

Adopt-a-user is a feature on The Sims Wiki which is designed to help new and inexperienced users. Experienced users on TSW can "adopt" a user by mentoring them along the way as they learn about the wiki, its various features and aspects.

This program is best suited for inexperienced users who wish to be long term contributors. If you fancy being adopted then don't hesitate to message one of adopters, who will be more than happy to help. Please read the rules, regulations and tips before adding yourself to the list or requesting to be adopted.

For Adopters Edit

  • You should try to help a user as much as possible.
  • Control yourself. Even if the adoptee has done something wrong countless times, you still have no right to insult them. Assume good faith, remain calm and avoid frustration or emotion.
  • Ideally the system should span for 3 months although an adoptee may request to be a mentee for longer. Please ensure that you are as active as possible.
  • If you do receive a request from a user wishing to be an adoptee but you are unable to fulfil that request, please forward the user to another adopter if possible.
  • You should try to check Category:Users/Wishes for adoption regularly to see if there are any users wishing to be adopted.
  • Anyone wishing to become an adopter should keep the following criteria in mind:
    • Must not currently be an adoptee.
    • Must not have received a block for disruptive behavior in the past three months.
    • Should have a reasonable amount of edits, although quality > quantity.
    • Should be knowledgeable with the wiki in general.

For Adoptees Edit

  • Pick any user from this list you think look like good adopters and request to be adopted on their talk page. Alternatively you may add the userbox {{User adoptme}} to your userpage.
  • Make sure you listen to what the adopter says; you will be monitored on progress and cooperation.
  • Don't hesitate to ask your adopter for help/guidance where needed - they are here to help after all.
  • If you have an issue with your adopter's conduct, please try to take it up with them first. If that fails then please contact a bureaucrat. You may search for bureaucrats via Special:Listusers/bureaucrat or on this page where users are labelled as "Bureaucrat".
  • Make sure you're reasonably active.

Adopters Edit

Adopter Active Accepting adoptees? Admin? Description Notes
Woganhemlock Yes, easiest to find me from 5-8UTC, although I'm usually online considerably earlier (i.e. 22:00UTC) on weekends. Indeed - no limits for now Yes, also a walrus. I'm pretty good with .css, however I couldn't write .js to save my life. I've got a bit of experience with designing pages, and with the MediaWiki software, as well as running AutoWikiBrowser, and I'm alright with IRC/Chat as well. Drop me a line on my talkpage, or find me on IRC.
Bakerychaz I'm on TSW every day, usually on at any time (New Zealand time). Yes - 3 adoptees is probably my limit. Not anymore, but I used to be; I am a rollback and chat moderator I am good with userboxes, templates and things like that. I'm best with helping with the basics of the wiki, such as getting familiar with editing, writing good fanon, the basics of HTML and using bold and italics correctly. I'm not good at all with the more technical stuff. Leave me a message on my talk page or talk to me on Chat. Unfortunately I'm not on IRC.
Beds I am on TSW every day, you can find me online during UK time! Yes - 4 is my limit. Yuppers. I've not been here long, but I am quite advanced on editing. I'm good with userboxes, templates and page setups. I'm good with .css but not very good with .js. I'm always on Chat whenever I'm online, I am also on IRC whenever I'm online, so yeah. Alternatively, you can message me here for any queries or whatnot.
JasonThePlum I edit whenever I can but I am active every day, yes. Of course - 3/4 is my limit Not anymore. I've been here for about 7/8 months and I am consistent at making signatures, userboxes, templates and the basics of the wiki. I also am cool with coding and font tags, et cetera, so feel free to fire questions about them at me, however this does not include js. and css. (I'm ok with MediaWiki though). Feel free to message me on chat or here if I am not on chat.

Userboxes Edit

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Important
When adding userboxes to your userpage, please use Wikia's older, classic rich-text editor and not the new VisualEditor. You can do this by clicking on the drop-down menu next to the Edit button and selecting "Classic Editor", or by going to your preferences page and changing your preferred editor to "Wikia's classic rich-text editor". The following instructions do not work in VisualEditor and may cause issues with your userpage.

The Sims Wiki has some userboxes related to this feature which users may place on their userpages to show their status.

For Adoptees Edit

CodeResult
{{User adopted|<Example>}}
Adopted -Sim- This user was adopted by Example!
{{User adoptme}}
Adopted -Sim- This user wishes to be adopted!
{{User adoptedgrad}}
Adopted -Sim- This user has graduated from the adoption program!

For Adopters Edit

CodeResult
{{User adopter|<Example>}}
Adopted -Sim- This user has adopted Example!
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