I am so tired of this happening. I love building in Sims, I don't play Sims, I just build. I love entering various build creation challenges on the website, but I have barely done any the past few months because I keep having this issue.
I will start a build from scratch. Before starting it, I will bulldoze the lot multiple times, save an empty lot, check it doesn't have a previous builder tagged to it, and then bulldoze again, then eventually start my build.
I will spend hours, days, even a week on a build, but when I save it, it will say 'Original By XXX' on the build.
Sometimes, because this has caught me numerous times, I will check once laying foundations, or walls, or layout, by saving and checking there is no tag. However, sometimes I forget to do that, and even though I went through my ritual bulldoze/test save/bulldoze prior to building, it still tags another builder.
This is really disheartening.
For this reason (once I figure out how to delete all my towns information and start with a new game, or something) I just don't think I can look at other peoples builds anymore, which is a real shame to me, because there are so many really cool creators I adore and LOVE checking out their builds and admiring their sometimes really innovative creations. But I just can't do that anymore. I don't trust the game to properly bulldoze and not tag other builders creations I have previously checked out, in my builds. And that really saddens me.
I understand the system was created to protect peoples work, but it's only ever worked against me, on numerous occasions. Yes, I've had builds re-uploaded by other people without credit to me and it sucks, but honestly, I mind that less than I mind my own builds being wrongly tagged by other builders! Especially, when I have spent hours and hours creating them.
Yes, I can break down the inner walls and save the build room by room, and rebuild it (hopefully not encountering the same issue again) BUT, if I have spent a ton of time on the exterior, landscaping and surrounds this can't be transferred and must be redone from scratch.
So, can anyone tell me how to delete my neighborhoods so they will load as if for the first time?