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Hello Sims2Guy! Welcome to StrategyWiki. Thank you for your contributions. If you have any questions, just contact a sysop through their talk page or post on the staff lounge, and they'd be happy to help. If you need help editing, check the StrategyWiki Guide. If you have a question about the content on this wiki, you can check out our staff lounge page. If you want to ask questions or hang out in IRC, we're usually around. On the other hand, if you have ideas for StrategyWiki, bring them up on the community portal talk page. Please remember to sign your name on, and only on, talk pages by clicking Wikisigbutton.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field as this helps to document all of your hard work. Feel free to delete this message from your talk page if you like, or keep it for reference. Happy editing! -- Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:31, 31 August 2007 (CDT)

Uploading many files[edit]

You might want to use Special:MultipleUpload if you need to upload lots of files.--Rocky http://media.strategywiki.org/images/thumb/7/78/Rally-X_Rock.png/25px-Rally-X_Rock.png (Talk - Contributions) 02:40, 22 September 2007 (CDT)

Sims 2 image cat[edit]

Hey S2G, could you add [[Category:The Sims 2 images]] to any new Sims 2 images you add and any existing images that don't have it? I added it to one, so if you have it marked on your watch list you'll be able to identify which one that is... Also if you need an easy list of images you uploaded just check your user contributions (its in the Toolbox on the right side of the screen). Thanks. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 04:50, 22 September 2007 (CDT)

Is there an easy way to add to this new category without reuploading these images.Sims2Guy 19:46, 22 September 2007 (CDT)

Go to the image's page and press the "Edit" tab at the top; then edit it like you would a normal page. :-) --DrBob http://media.strategywiki.org/images/thumb/a/a7/Needcat_icon.png/12px-Needcat_icon.pnghttp://media.strategywiki.org/images/thumb/6/65/0005.svg/12px-0005.svg.png 03:46, 23 September 2007 (CDT)

Thank you[edit]

Example mario image
A little thank you...
For all the work on The Sims guides.
Hugs, DrBob (talk) 05:38, 24 October 2007 (CDT)

You're living up to your name! I just wanted to show some appreciation for all the work you're putting into our guides for The Sims series; it's a daunting task, and you're getting through it admirably. :-) --DrBob (talk) 05:38, 24 October 2007 (CDT)

Dude, every time I check on one of your edits, I'm like, "Damn, look at 'em go!" Keep it up man! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:36, 15 June 2008 (CDT)

The Sims 2/Characters[edit]

I've brought this page over from wikipedia (page has been deleted since). Could you please look over it and do any splitting required? Thanks. -- Prod (Talk) 21:31, 16 December 2007 (CST)

Sims 2 expansion packs[edit]

Hi. I've gone through a number of the guides for the expansion packs to The Sims 2 and split them into subpages. Just so you know, I've marked each subpage as a stub, although I don't know if this is true for some of them. --DrBob (talk) 05:23, 22 December 2007 (CST)

Thanks for that. It will make my job a lot easier when I get to those packs.Sims2Guy 20:04, 22 December 2007 (CST)

Footer Nav removal[edit]

Every subpage of a guide is required to have a header and footer nav. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 03:32, 11 January 2008 (CST)

No one else added a footer nav to those pages in this guide. The Sims 2 doesn't have a standard start-to-finish walkthrough like other games so the footer nav would be pointless. Also, the footer nav only links back to the main game page.Sims2Guy 18:24, 11 January 2008 (CST)

Read {{Footer Nav}} to see how to get it to link elsewhere. It should link chronologically according to the Table of Contents. Having the Footer Nav is a requirement on guide pages. Removing it again will result in either protecting of the page in question or a temp ban. --Skizzerz_Scissors.png Safety Skizzerz {{ Talk | Contribs | Spel Chek™ | VFG | RTFM }} 20:07, 11 January 2008 (CST)

When you're adding footer navs, you only need to use the "prevname" or "nextname" parameters if you want the link text for either link to be different from the page names (i.e. don't use those two parameters if they're just going to be the same as the "prevpage" and "nextpage" parameters). Thanks. :-) --DrBob (talk) 08:21, 12 January 2008 (CST)

Oh, and you typically also don't need to pass the "here" parameter, as that's also automatically detected. --DrBob (talk) 08:23, 12 January 2008 (CST)

External Links[edit]

Hey man, check out The Sims 2/Cheats for the recent addition of external links. As we try to minimize external links, if you could remove them/add the necessary content to the Sims 2 guide that it's lacking... well that would be awesome. Also, check out this diff for possible revisions if you haven't done so already. Thanks, --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 04:47, 2 August 2008 (CDT)

Spore ToC[edit]

I like what you did with the Table of Contents for Spore, but I think we may be able to merge a couple of those pages. For example, the land, water, air, and space vehicle creators can probably be combined into one "Vehicle Creator." The reason being they are almost exactly the same with the exception of a few parts. Further, some of the pages seem like they may only be able to contain a small amount of information, such as the "Epic Creatures", "Huts", etc. I think that quite a bit of these can be combined with other pages.

My original idea was to have the majority of the information in each "Phase" page and then have the creator stuff in each "Creator" page. I still think that might be the best option. What do you think?--DukeRuckleyTalk | Contribs 00:49, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Spore is actually not a big game. Each phase is essentially a quick game, without enough information to split a walkthrough into multiple pages. I'm essentially against small, single-paragraph pages which I feel is what those extra pages will turn into. I think that we can effectively have a single-page walkthrough for each phase (with the exception of the creators, which should be pulled out).
Even if we add information on how to play as each path (red, blue, green) everything could still easily fit onto one page. For example: Under the Creature Phase page, we could have subsections that include "Socializing," "Fighting," "Finding Parts," and "Mating." This will put all of the pertinent information to that portion of the game into one page, so that the reader won't have to click through a bunch of links to find what they want. The only phase I see any potential problem would be the Space Phase, which is considerably longer. But even in that case, we can put the majority of the information onto one page and have just a few separate pages (such as Terraforming and Missions). What do you think about that?
This is why I love wikis. Collaboration is great.--DukeRuckleyTalk | Contribs 12:43, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm going to go ahead and move this conversation to the Spore talk page so that hopefully more people will get involved. Please respond there.--DukeRuckleyTalk | Contribs 16:56, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

The ToC looks great, and good work on the Cell Phase page!--DukeRuckleyTalk | Contribs 12:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Civilization III[edit]

Why did you remove the release date? That's the date wikipedia gives. -- Prod (Talk) 07:01, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I was wondering how a game released that far back could have an exact date so I looked at some other sites to see what they gave as the release date but I think I only looked at the PS1 version because I've gone over them again and it appears that the PC, Mac and PS1 versions have different release dates. If you don't mind, I'll go and edit it. Sims2Guy 07:51, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

The Sims 2: Pets/Pet Careers[edit]

Could you take a look at the page because I'm not sure what the other career paths are called. I can only remember Showbiz because that's what I put most of my pets in. Thanks! : ) --Melon247 17:31, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Done. Sims2Guy 04:23, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! I don't suppose you know what pay you get and what the promotions are called? I started a table off. --Melon247 13:45, 25 January 2009 (UTC)