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Page(s) for deletion: List of skills (The Sims 4)


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NominationEdit

As Nikel23 has said in the talk page of this article, this page doesn't really have any reasons to be separate from the Skill article, which already has a list of skills in TS4, plus other games as well. This article is pretty much unnecessary and I would see deleting it as a good option. - SimDestroyer (talk) 15:34, April 23, 2019 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

I do NOT believe this page should be deleted. It's redundant when looking at skills as a whole, but easier to see when looking for just the Sims 4 skills. The Skill article is very messy. -Annie (Guest) 12:50 PM, March 24, 2020 

I agree that this page should be deleted because it's redundant. The list of skills in the Skill article is sufficient. - ✨AireDaleDogz✨ (talk) 06:31, October 26, 2019 (UTC)
It's less about the exact information and more about the presentation of the information. The Skills page (as a general, series-wide page) packs a lot of information into a couple of tables that are nice to see as far as comparing the skills across the games, but can be pretty tedious to work with when focusing on one game--with Sims 4 being the latest one, it's particularly annoying, because it's the one most affected by design changes. Creativity went from being a full skill in the early games to being a Child skill, so it's in Regular Skills while the rest are in Other Skills. A few toddler skills have had name changes, so they aren't alphabetically where you'd expect them to be, and for some reason, sorting by Ascending Skill then Ascending The Sims 4 doesn't put the Sims 4 skills in alphabetical order like you would expect. You can find the full list of Child and Toddler skills in their respective pages, but not quickly-found bullets. They're just inline lists mid-paragraph. The List of Skills page just has everything nice and alphabetized and categorized and not bogged down by outside information, and with it just being the one game, they added the icons which is just an appealing touch.
It's not a necessity--I wouldn't stop using the Wiki/Fandom if you got rid of the page-- but it's a nice thing to have. On the other hand, I appreciate and respect that it's not my work or resources.
Ultimately, I feel that if you need to cut down on the number of pages for any limit reasons (or other back-end issues) or you don't have someone that enjoys/wants to keep the page updated, I can understand deleting it. But, if it's just a routine decluttering situation, I think it's worth keeping.--Ditehart (talk) 23:45, May 21, 2020 (UTC)
I strongly disagree with deleting this page... Users searching for information on this site are not looking for a curated museum exhibit about skills through the history of the sims. If a user wants to know how to get Violin skill in TS3, that user doesn't need to know the state of Violin skill in TS1, TS2, or TS4, they need to know what store item to buy in TS3. If a user wants to learn about Wellness skill in TS4, they don't need to know Yoga and Meditation were hidden skills in TS2, they need to see which furnishings have interactions that will increase wellness skill. I'd rather see the general skill page itself dismantled and made into a disambiguation page pointing to a page for each numbered title that's more useful to users seeking that information. It's exceedingly rare that a user will want to see information about more than one game at a time. --Eleri (talk) 15:54, June 8, 2020 (UTC)
I wouldn't be in favor of "dismantling" the Skill page, but I do see the point of splitting articles. What you describe is what we have tried to do for other topics in the past, so it stands to reason that this page exists for similar reasons. As a whole, the arguments towards keeping this page have got me convinced that it should stay. I say keep. -- LostInRiverview talk · blog · contribs 00:37, June 9, 2020 (UTC)

I am not in favour of the deletion of this page, this page unlike the Skills page targets the Sims 4, it is an ideal resource for all Sims 4 players, the Skills page is only useful for comparing editions, and if the players of Sims 4 do not have or do not play the Sims, Sims 2 or Sims 3, then the Skills page is confusing and easily overwhelming, this page should be linked to from the Skills page specifically for Sims 4 players. I say keep the page. - Rodger 2:03pm AEST, 16th August 2020. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.184.120.184 (talkcontribs) 04:03, August 16, 2020 (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

we should keep it or merge with all the skills from all games Cassandra12010~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cassandra1201 (talkcontribs) 12:35, August 16, 2020 (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

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