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Draco Burnz
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Immortalized said:
they're still wikians. giving staff on a fansite a special title is too much imo. one person could be biased and 'remove' a staffer and then they need to lose their title in game? doesn't make sense


No what doesnt make sense is to give ppl a title for something that been discontinued for years.
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27-Dec-2018 00:40:36

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Another part of favouritism that the Wiki gets over other fansites is the in-game title - the Wikian given to any of their fansite staff. What about all the other fansites and the hours of work they put in?

i did not know they got an in-game title. that's really biased. they should give titles to those who worked on the official wiki on runescape.com as well.
Yeah the owner of the RS Wiki has an in-game item which is a book that can be used on a player granting that player the title. According to the RS Wiki (lol), the owner picks those who have contributed to the site with multiple and credible edits - if I’m remembering the post correctly. I really don’t agree with it at all, but this is sort of going off topic now to what the OP is wanting..
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27-Dec-2018 00:44:37

Draco Burnz
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Yeah the owner of the RS Wiki has an in-game item which is a book that can be used on a player granting that player the title. According to the RS Wiki (lol), the owner picks those who have contributed to the site with multiple and credible edits - if I’m remembering the post correctly. I really don’t agree with it at all,


I can somewhat agree with this as it creates yet another group of ppl or w/e.

So if you're arent in that group of "good ppl" even if you do meet the req for the title, you still wont get it.
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27-Dec-2018 00:47:45

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Loki said:
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Another part of favouritism that the Wiki gets over other fansites is the in-game title - the Wikian given to any of their fansite staff. What about all the other fansites and the hours of work they put in?

i did not know they got an in-game title. that's really biased. they should give titles to those who worked on the official wiki on runescape.com as well.
Yeah the owner of the RS Wiki has an in-game item which is a book that can be used on a player granting that player the title. According to the RS Wiki (lol), the owner picks those who have contributed to the site with multiple and credible edits - if I’m remembering the post correctly. I really don’t agree with it at all, but this is sort of going off topic now to what the OP is wanting..

maybe OP should comment on it. I'm not sure where such a thread suggesting this removal would be appropriate.

I know some people who spend literal weeks working on the official wiki, which jagex discontinued the day after mod michelle left jagex. i think it's really unfortunate and impolite that they forgot about these people who worked very hard and instead gave it to the other wiki without even thinking of these other folks who strived to make the official website a reliable source of information (with little support from jagex itself - closing without so much a warning)
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27-Dec-2018 00:50:35

Draco Burnz
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I know some people who spend literal weeks working on the official wiki, which jagex discontinued the day after mod michelle left jagex. i think it's really unfortunate and impolite that they forgot about these people who worked very hard and instead gave it to the other wiki without even thinking of these other folks who strived to make the official website a reliable source of information (with little support from jagex itself - closing without so much a warning)


Im pretty sure jagex left a warning as they usually do for most things on the site.

In fact i remember such warning existing as i remember reading a newspost saying editing would be closed after x amount of time.

Heres the newpost explaining the closing: Wiki – Editing Closes 27th March
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27-Dec-2018 00:54:43 - Last edited on 27-Dec-2018 01:01:33 by Draco Burnz

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Immortalized said:
Loki said:
Immortalized said:
Loki said:
Another part of favouritism that the Wiki gets over other fansites is the in-game title - the Wikian given to any of their fansite staff. What about all the other fansites and the hours of work they put in?

i did not know they got an in-game title. that's really biased. they should give titles to those who worked on the official wiki on runescape.com as well.
Yeah the owner of the RS Wiki has an in-game item which is a book that can be used on a player granting that player the title. According to the RS Wiki (lol), the owner picks those who have contributed to the site with multiple and credible edits - if I’m remembering the post correctly. I really don’t agree with it at all, but this is sort of going off topic now to what the OP is wanting..

maybe OP should comment on it. I'm not sure where such a thread suggesting this removal would be appropriate.

I've never heard of this until I read your posts on the matter. Could you point me to more information on this? Is there a place where Jagex has written about this title? As this would be something I would be against.



Yes I use RuneHQ and yes I belong to RuneHQ, but I haven't posted there for a good year or more. I also use tip.it, reddit and there is another one I have gone into in the last month or so for information. If it comes up on Google and I know it's safe I will use it. I do all my RuneScape Google search on my phone only.

Also, it doesn't matter if I belong to a fansite or not for me to have my concerns, this is a legitimate thread which I feel strongly about. Those of you who know me on the forums would know why this topic is dear to me.
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27-Dec-2018 02:44:14 - Last edited on 27-Dec-2018 02:45:33 by Dong U Dead

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Loki said:
Support to be honest.

I don't know why it got stickied, and I don't particularly agree with it. While it's bound to happen anywhere in life, I've never liked favouritism and will never support it anywhere. Jagex has already handed the Wiki their own website to run so they do not have to deal with Fandom and their rules.

While they have every right to ask for assistance from the community to keep their site up to date with accurate information, I don't think they need a sticky for it. Also, with what Dong said - if another fansite posted a thread asking for help, would that be stickied?

Another part of favouritism that the Wiki gets over other fansites is the in-game title - the Wikian given to any of their fansite staff. What about all the other fansites and the hours of work they put in?


Edit:
Same thing happens with You Tubers, Streamers, popular people on Twitter and Reddit - those who have more of a fanbase/followers/more popular/famous will always be supported by a company - more than any other "lower" people/sites. RS Wiki is by far the largest fansite, so it's only normal that Jagex supports it further than all the others now.

Thank you for your words, I totally agree.
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27-Dec-2018 02:46:24

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Immortalized said:

a long time ago there was an in-game wide announcement across all worlds of the rs wiki being launched and party at their citadel. i found this not very kind to other fansites who have been around longer and work just as hard to be reliable resources

I miss this and it sounds wrong in so many levels, this thread is bringing out truths on how Jagex plays/supports the 'favouritism game' - I can't recall anything like this happening when I arrived in these forums in 2011, Jagex was extremely fair, we weren't even allowed threads discussing fansites or asking for the community import or anything <- I believe this was for the very reason of favouritism as Jagex supported all fansites equally. But boy has time changed.
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27-Dec-2018 02:52:13 - Last edited on 27-Dec-2018 02:53:28 by Dong U Dead

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Miu said:
The runescape wiki is no longer a mere fansite. Hover over the game guide. There's a link to it in the rs3 header. Jagex is hosting the Runescape wiki while allowing players to maintain control over it.

It should stay stickied.

It's no different than other websites dedicated to the game, giving information and the likes. It's really sad that Jagex has picked one of many to give support too. They should all be given equal support from the company - it's very sad the way Jagex is going.
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27-Dec-2018 06:45:24

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