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RuneScape official forums forumers guide


Welcome :) !


Welcome to my forums guide. It contains a lot of information so you might use the table of contents to get to the section that is most relevant for you as quick as possible. This guide is meant to be comprehensive so it should also serve as a reference book. Many of the information you find here has been collected from other stickies by other forumers. At the beginning of this guide, you will find some quick help.

I have to thank:
- Loki
- Louiellen

I dedicate this thread to Telmo C, Hravna and Lauterbello. :) Thanks for the good times. ^_^ At this point I want to raise your attention on two points: First of all I'm no native English speaker so please comment on grammar mistakes you might find. Secondly, this guide is “nearly” ready. I still need feedback so please reply at the end of this thread.

The quick help is meant for you if you simply have one certain issue you need help with.


Quick help


My account has been banned
I have got payment issues
My account has been hijacked. Help!


Table of contents


1 Basics
- 1.1 Who is Jagex?
- 1.2 Paragraphing
- 1.3 Grammar
- 1.4 Arguments
- 1.5 Purpose of these forums
- 1.6 Friends & forums
- 1.7 FAQ
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2 Features
- 2.1 Overview
- 2.2 Quick-Find-Codes
- 2.3 Links
- 2.4 User profiles
- 2.5 How to upload an image
- 2.6 Colours
- 2.7 Forum avatars
- 2.8 Forum signature

3 Code of Conduct
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 The Rules of RuneScape
- 3.3 Additional Rules for the forums
- 3.4 What to do if someone breaks a rule?
- 3.5 What to do if my post was hidden/thread was locked
3.6 The forum offence system


4 Mods & Community helpers
- 4.1 Jagex Mods
- 4.2 Forum Mods
- 4.3 Player Mods
- 4.4 Lmods
- 4.5 Community helpers

5 Post quality
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Commenting on problems
- 5.3 Giving Feedback

6 Loki's Directory (forums part)
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26-Dec-2018 12:56:56 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 18:19:55 by Liebster

Liebster
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Quick help


My account has been banned

If your account has been banned you might have broken one of the rules of RuneScape. It may be possible that you can appeal your ban. You find more information about it on the account bans support page.

Nothing else can be done via these forums. Jagex normally does not discuss account bans and other players have access to any tool with which they can see whether your ban was legit or not. Ordinarily, players believe Jagex that what they did was right – just because there is no reason why Jagex should upset players through unjust bans.
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I have got payment issues

Payment issues can be a lot. Look at the support page within the Support center that fits best for your issue. You can find it here. Some other perhaps helpful information can be found within the this thread in the community lead payment support forum. If you have, after going through the support pages and looking at the linked thread, still got questions then create a thread in the community led payment support forum.
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26-Dec-2018 12:57:57 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 16:24:07 by Liebster

Liebster
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1 Basics


1.1 Who is Jagex?

Jagex is the games company that runs RuneScape. Its office is located in Cambridge, UK. Jagex is the only company that is responsible for RuneScape and has all rights regarding RuneScape. Jagex also published and publishes other games but none of them has ever been as successful as RuneScape.

You find more information and the latest job offers on
https://www.jagex.com/



1.2 Paragraphing

One of the basic things about creating a post is paragraphing. Each paragraph should neither be too short nor too long (best 3 to 4 lines). Important is that with a new paragraph you are writing about a different aspect, use the different argument or go deeper into something. Paragraphs don't need a headline.

Examples:


Liebster said:
Too short paragraphs suck.

This is why you should write longer paragraphs.

You can easily see here that it looks stupid when the paragraph is too short.

But within these examples, you can also see what happens when the paragraph is too long.

Too long paragraphs just look like a bunch of text that does not invite you to read.

Therefore try to avoid too long and too short paragraphs.

Best is when there's also a reason based on content to why you are writing new paragraphs.

The first two of these texts are bad examples, the third one is a good example.
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26-Dec-2018 12:58:59 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 19:26:16 by Liebster

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Liebster said:
Too short paragraphs suck. This is why you should write longer paragraphs. You can easily see here that it looks stupid when the paragraph is too short. But within these examples, you can also see what happens when the paragraph is too long. Too long paragraphs just look like a bunch of text that does not invite you to read. Therefore try to avoid too long and too short paragraphs. Best is when there's also a reason based on content to why you are using a new paragraph. The first two of these texts are bad examples, the third one is a good example.




Liebster said:
Too short paragraphs suck. This is why you should write longer paragraphs. You can easily see here that it looks stupid when the paragraph is too short. But within these examples, you can also see what happens when the paragraph is too long

Too long paragraphs just look like a bunch of text that does not invite you to read. Therefore try to avoid too long and too short paragraphs. Best is when there's also a reason based on content to why you are using new paragraphs. The first two of these texts are bad examples, the third one is a good example.



1.3 Grammar

Good grammar makes your posts easier to read and seem, generally spoken, more mature. If you have got problems with grammar for whichever reason I suggest you install “Grammarly”. It's an app that helps you with writing by correcting your mistakes and suggesting correct versions of what you wrote.
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26-Dec-2018 12:59:41 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 16:22:00 by Liebster

Liebster
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1.4 Arguments

A good argumentation contains a statement/thesis, a reasoning, and an example or proof.


E.G.

Thesis: TV makes stupid people even more stupid.

Reasoning: Because stupid people only watch stuff that keeps them busy and stupid people don't watch anything that really informs them.

Example/Proof: This is also the result of a study you can find (link)here(/link).



You need to cover your argumentation.

As coverage for arguments can serve:

- checkable proof
- universally valid norms
- possible consequences
- logical consistencies
- authorities


1.5 Purpose of these forums

By looking at the different forums you can easily find out the purposes of these forums. The forums are there
- for players to have fun (e.g. Forum Games)
- for feedback directed at Jagex (e.g. Recent updates)
- to inform players
- for help with issues regarding the game (e.g. RuneScape Guides & Help; Community Led Payment Support)

Having fun means fun for all players. So rude comments and bullying are not meant with this. The forums are fun. You can read discussions and guess who wins it. This can really thrill you. Or you see an awesome comment and have to laugh. You can also play forum games.

The feedback Jagex receives must be well thought through. Therefore everybody can discuss your suggestions and feedback. You'll soon see that there might be many points regarding your feedback you never thought of. This is how the forum community enriches you.

But this is only possible with real discussions. Discussions on topic with many good arguments. Of course, players supporting an idea are important but more important is it that there has a discussion taken place so players have a bigger picture of your feedback.
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Liebster
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The information these forums contain is spread all over the forums. As an information source, the forums are awesome. There's a sticky by Loki regarding information published by Jagex on other sources. You can find it in the "General" forum. It is named "Social Media News".

Also, many discussions are informative. I'm sure you are not able to guess every argument in every discussion. You may see things from another point of view. This is, in my eyes, the most important information the forums offer.

And of course, the forum is there to help players that are stuck. Therefore never be ashamed of asking any question. It's the questions that keep the forums alive. It's players who need help and stop by and create threads that keep the forums alive. Only old forumers that (think they) know everything don't discuss.
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26-Dec-2018 13:01:41 - Last edited on 26-Dec-2018 19:14:23 by Liebster

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1.6 Friends & Forums

The forums are a good place to find new friends. You'll see that there are many forumers doing different activities in game and having different stats. Getting to know forumers can be rewarding.

How do I start?

Simply add someone whose posts you like to your friends list in game. It is possible that this person never comes online since he or she does not play RuneScape any longer or is playing on private off or private on friends.

If you really want to get in touch with someone you are discussing with you may also write in your PS "@xy: Please add me as a friend. I'd like to get to know you better." or something like this.

Friendships from the forums can last a long time and you always have something to discuss: Threads & the forums. It's something that connects. Also you may get to know some background stories. Some threads are created for a specific reason that only the OP knows. You also soon find out who likes who and who dislikes who and why.

This way you have a bigger picture when posting. If you've ever been within a simulated parliament or UNO you can see the in game contacts as lobbying phase.

What do I mean with this? Well on the forums there is not really a place to discuss relationships and you can not always present what your real issue is. In these cases it is better to write in game and have a short live discussion there.

You also get a better impression of each poster. Something that is important to know is the fact that you should have some posts before you add anyone. The problem of adding new friends from the forums without having at least some posts is the fact that they may not recognize you. You find out how to get your first posts in the FAQ section.

Also you may sometimes need a live chat in order to organize something for the forums.
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