Templates used on this Wiki:

  • Template:Banned - Indicates that a user has been banned as a result of spamming, vandalism, personal attacks, etc.
(For SysOps) Type {{banned|REASON|LENGTH OF BAN}} on user page.
(For SysOps) Type {{Userbox SysOp}} on your user page to identify you as an admin.
  • Template:Delete - Indicates that a page/file has been nominated for deletion and it should be discussed on that page's talk page.
Type {{delete|REASON}} on pages/images you feel should be deleted and a SysOp will get to it.
  • Template:Speedydelete - Article nominated for speedy deletion for obvious reasons/no disscussion needed (ie. vandalism, nonsense, spam, etc.).
Type {{Speedydelete}} to mark pages for speedy delete.
  • Template:Stub - Indicates that the article is a stub and needs improvement by adding infomation.
Type {{stub}} to mark the page as a stub.
Type {{PictureNeeded|DESCRIPTION}} to mark the page as needing an image.
Type {{welcome}} to welcome new users on their talk pages.
  • Template:Pleasesign - Posted on a user's talk page when they forget/do not sign their posts on other talk pages.
Type {{pleasesign}} as a message on a user's page to remind them about signing talk posts.
  • Template:Disambig - For those articles that share the same name as another, but are different.
Type {{disambig}} on a page if it is a disambiguation page.
  • Template:Fanon - Marking articles that are fanon, or fan fiction, and have nothing to do with the MySims storyline.
Type {{fanon}} on the page if it is fanon.
Type {{underconstruction}} on the page if it is still being worked on and is incomplete.
Type {{pleasesign}} after the user's unsigned comment to indicate they wrote it.
  • Template:TabsNeeded - Indicates that the article is in need of tabs due to info from mulitple games/versions.
Type {{TabsNeeded}} to mark the page as needing tabs.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
  • Template:Warning - Warns a user that he/she has done an act of spamming, vandalism, personal attacks, etc., and states that they will be banned if they continue to do this.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
  • Template:Buddy List - Lists your friends on the wiki, describes them in your own words, and shows the friendship level you are with them. Acquaintance, Friend, or Best Friend.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
  • Template:Future - Warns a user that the contents of the page is not released yet.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
  • Template:Cut - Warns a user that the contents of the page has never been released and never will be.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.
  • Template:Hoax - Warns a user that the contents of the page is fake but it is there to explain why it is fake.
Check this template's page for information on how to use it.

There are many templates in use in MySims Wiki; these are only a subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should cover all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace (found from Special:Allpages) always has all templates in the wiki, sorted alphanumerically.

What are templates? Edit

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (e.g. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist on:

  1. a subpage using {{documentation}}; or
  2. the template page itself (inside "noinclude" tags); or
  3. the template's talk page.

For more information on templates, see Help:Templates.

Article management templates Edit

Nominate an article for deletion Edit



Disambiguation articles Edit


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
The Prince <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
The Prince (frog)
The Prince (human)

Stubs Edit


  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.
  • For more information, see Help:Stubs.

Category templates Edit

General category template Edit


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template Edit


  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details, which differ from those of normal pages.

General wiki templates Edit

Clear Edit

{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.

For Edit


  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article Edit

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Right-aligned Table of Contents Edit


  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.

Sandbox Edit


T is for template Edit


  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.

Welcome Edit

{{welcIP}} and {{welcome}}

  • The first (with longer version "welcomeIP" for those of you who like typing more) is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
  • The second template is for welcoming new registered users. Should be customized for the wiki, indicating the pages we most want newcomers to visit.
  • The above two templates are very suitable for having "subst:" prefixed, because they can be edited with additions or deletions appropriate to the apparent strengths of the person being welcomed; e.g. if the contributor has already demonstrated good wiki editing skills you could delete references to pages about "how to edit".

Wikipedia Edit

{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}

  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.
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