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I have just discovered there is a title called 'the Wikian' which can only be granted to others by members of the runescape.wiki website.


a long time ago there was another wiki hosted on runescape.com and branded the "official" wiki. it received very little support from jagex and was primarily contributed by players with only 1 real staff member on duty (mod michelle).


the day mod michelle left the company they shut down this official wiki. so all the hard work everyone did to bring the official wiki up to speed as a reliable source of information wasted their efforts and jagex themselves promoted the other wiki instead.


I thought this was not very nice, a lot of people devoted hours of their time to help jagex with little support from the company itself. do you think they should also get 'the Wikian' title? it sounds like jagex just forgot about all these people, some with thousands of contributions and even more than the ones on the runescape.wiki site who have gained the title. or maybe even "the Official Wikian"?


I would also like to point out some members of the other wiki actually discouraged people on the official wiki, coming over and starting rude discussions about copyright. so the people who edited the official wiki were not very welcome on the other wiki, and basically disadvantaged to even getting the title in the first place.


just wanted to bring attention to this and preferably get a staff response. it sounds like these guys got thrown under the bus and instead the other wiki is getting rewarded. it would be nice if jagex could grant them the title as well in my opinion, they did a lot of hard work that went unnoticed and continues to go unnoticed because jagex pulled the plug on the official wiki. back then editing the official wiki was seen as pointless because the other wiki existed, and it just saddens me that to this day jagex has failed to recognize these people who helped out in their experiment that they stopped supporting themselves
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27-Dec-2018 18:22:54

Blackwing
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Tbh, that title, along with other titles unrelated to the actual gameplay such as CH, should cease to exist altogether. If somebody wants to genuinely help others, be it editing the wiki or answering questions on the forums/social media, knowing that you've helped others is the reward already for volunteer work. Things like these titles only attract people that want them to show them off.

Not to mention that it's inconsistent: where's "The Forumer" title? Or "The Youtuber"? Or "The Redditor"? etc. Hell, even "Forum Moderator" isn't acknowledged in-game in any way, even though CH is.

Jagex fucked up with the "official" wiki alright, but people volunteered and weren't promised anything in exchange for their volunteer work.
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27-Dec-2018 19:00:20

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I would be ok with them removing it but I doubt they will, so I think those who were wikians should be appropriately rewarded

quite frankly seeing the same people who talked so poorly about the official wiki now having the ability to give 'the Wikian' title is just a slap in the face if you ask me
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27-Dec-2018 19:04:00

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Things like these titles only attract people that want them to show them off.
This exactly.
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27-Dec-2018 19:25:54

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Things like these titles only attract people that want them to show them off.
This exactly.


On top of which if you arent in their little circle of friends, even if you do get promoted or w/e for the title you wont get it.
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27-Dec-2018 21:01:25 - Last edited on 27-Dec-2018 21:01:34 by Draco Burnz

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I would be ok with them removing it but I doubt they will, so I think those who were wikians should be appropriately rewarded


Yet they werent "wikians" as they were pretty much doing jagex's job.
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27-Dec-2018 21:02:33

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