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This thread was archived on 16 May 2010 by Liquidhelium.

This was an interesting idea brought up on some past forums. Then it kind of got dropped. For those of you who aren't familiar with what I mean, the idea was to make a "User Requests" page, which would basically be the same as RS:AR, except it could be for problems that didn't need to involve sysops. It could result in quicker solutions, and it would give people a chance to step up and help out if they wanted. I wanted to see what everyone thought about this now, so I made a very rough version in my sandbox, which ANYONE is free to edit.

Option 1 - Make it a separate page (with links to AR and from AR)

Option 2 - Make it a subsection of AR

I'm open to any other ideas anyone may have (hopefully that's obvious).

Most people seem to like the idea of it being it's own separate page.

Name Options : "User Requests", "Help Me", suggest your own if you want.

Please add things to it if you think of anything else that should be request there, or anything that should be requested in other places.

HaloTalk 03:38, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Discussion

Comment Can't we just modify AR so that users who are certain they can help but aren't admins, can still help? Or is this not possible? I mean, since everyone can view the page it's like anyone who has the time on their hands could still do it, not like it's discouraging everyone else. Fruit.Smoothie 03:40, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

That is done currently, because there are quite a few problems proposed there that regular users can handle. I think having this other page could be beneficial, even if it might take a bit to get used to...as well as a few very well written sentences to explain the differences. HaloTalk 03:43, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Alright, cool, I guess I'll Support. Fruit.Smoothie 03:50, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Although it could all be in one page, really. Ajraddatz Talk 04:08, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

There's an interesting idea, we could just make it a subsection of AR. So sysops could handle it if they saw, but it wouldn't be in their work stack...ish... HaloTalk 04:18, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Ya; especially since a lot of the things on the AR are things that normal users can do anyways. Ajraddatz Talk 04:24, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Why not just ask another user to do it? Why make a whole page about it? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 21:42, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Why have an admin requests page? Why not just ask an admin to do it? Because it is easier to find on one central page. Ajraddatz Talk 21:46, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Strong Support - There are a lot more users than admins and not all situations need admins, just help with basic to advanced stuff. I think this should even go on the welcome notice template. Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 21:49, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I love helping people! :D (davelopo) 23:22, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I get asked for help a lot on my talk page, and I love doing so. But sometimes I get asked things I have no idea on, having this page would be great for all editors.   Swizz Talk   Events!   09:13, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I can't see anything wrong with this. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 14:28, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Support - As nom nom nom nom

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14:45, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

You mean per? OMG!   Swizz Talk   Events!   14:48, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
Nominator, actually 15:06, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
He meant per nominator, whereas you said as nominator. HaloTalk 16:42, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Strong Support for option 1 - I'm really good with wikimarkup and templates, so this would give me something to do when I'm bored. ShinyUnown T | C | E 15:05, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Support - The more I think about this concept, the more I like it. It should be, perhaps, labeled as a "help me" page or some place to get some general help with doing things that perhaps more experienced editors/contributors might be able to help out with. I could even see this to be used in conjunction with a FAQ page or something along those lines in terms of information about editing this wiki that commonly come up from time to time. --Robert Horning 17:36, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Huge Support - Love it, Would save me time irritating sysops on talk pages asking how I code some stupid little image or something. RSN: Warthog Rhys Talk Completionist's cape... Coming soon. 17:53, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Helping for the win. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 12:21, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per all. bad_fetustalk 14:28, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Question - Are the supporters supporting a new page, or a redesign of RS:AR to include both user and admin requests? Chicken7 >talk 05:54, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

I was supporting the redesign of RS:AR to have the help of admins and normal users on one page.   Swizz Talk   Events!   15:42, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Support separate page - I thought I commented a while back, but it seems that I haven't, so I'll do so now. I support a separate page over a subsection of RS:AR because RS:AR is titled Administrator requests. It would be ironic to have help that doesn't require sysop tools be on a page specially titled for administrators. Perhaps we could replace the RS:AR link in the sidebar to the user requests page, so that people only go to RS:AR if it's something that requires sysop tools. --LiquidTalk 19:22, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

All it takes is a page move and some re-redirection to change the name... Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 19:45, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
The name can be changed easily, but the culture that has been ingrained will be harder to change. People will still be looking for AR. --LiquidTalk 02:37, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - RuneScape:Administrator requests has been moved to RuneScape:User help, and has been split into sections for user help and administrator help. --LiquidTalk 19:53, May 16, 2010 (UTC)