The following are a collection of guidelines on how to make the content in articles look good, stay within the house style, and to help make the editing community work more effectively.
When adding a new page or expanding on existing content, make sure to have a search to make sure the content does not already exist. This will cut down on spam and also help players who are trying to find the right information quickly. This will also make sure your hard work doesn't go and get deleted.
If your page is going to contain spoilers, we don't want people to have the game told out for them before they have even started! So politely add 'Spoiler' above the information. This will make sure people know if they want to read ahead that they are going to find out about something they haven't experienced.
Most players don't like dying. If you're a new player and you come onto the Runescape Wiki you are not going to know if a place contains monsters that will kill you. So it is advised that you mark 'This Place Is Dangerous' in brackets next to the locations name.
Please do not copy info from RuneScape fansites, as all info from these sites are copyrighted and as such is illegal to plagiarize this.
The use of good English and grammar makes the wiki easier for users to read and Jagex Staff moderate. No player wants to spend a good 10 minutes trying to find out that the information they were looking for was right at the top of the page! Using clear English and grammar will make life much easier on the Runescape Wiki.
Level 3 headings can be used but if you have gone that far down it could be worth splitting the section to make things easier to read. If you are thinking of a level 4 heading then a rewrite of the section should be heavily considered.
The editing templates make it easy to achieve a consistent style when the are multiple editors, or alot of similar pages. Don't substitute the template - the purpose of a template is to make it easy to update and maintain across hundreds of pages.
The Editing Sandbox is there to be used to help understand how to edit. Please feel free to use it as you will (as long as nothing against the C.O.D is shown) to help better your ability to edit pages, and perhaps get some nice feedback on how to use the Runescape Wiki.
Categories make a page easier to find, if a user knows that the item is a sword, but doesn't know the name having the item in a category might help them locate it. Always try and include them! :D
If a page is relevant to several categories then add that category to the page, however if you overload a page with categories then it becomes harder to navigate so the categories lose their usefulness. Just add what will help, not everything that can be.