Forum:Adding updates

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This thread was archived on 12 December 2006 by Hyenaste.

Everything is sorted out with the updates, and now we just have to add them as they come! However, we need to clarify/discuss some things. First off are some naming conventions. Normally, one must simply copy and paste the name of the update (with the "Update:" namespace, of course) to add it, and these names must not be changed in their addition to the wiki. However, with recurring updates things must be done so that the names do not overlap. These cases are described as follows:

  • When adding a Postbag from the Hedge update, the title should be "Update:Postbag from the Hedge (number)", not just "Update:Postbag from the Hedge".
  • For Behind the scenes updates, the article names should be "Update:Behind the Scenes - (Month) ((Year))". Note the capitalisation (even though it is sometimes contradictory) and the hyphen, not a dash!

When adding an update, everything in the article should be the same as is found on the RuneScape website. Some rules to follow:

  • Do not add wikilinks! This can interfere with actual links and other things, and changes around Jagex's originally update.
  • Whenever something is linked to in the article, the update should link their too via external links. You can simply right click and say "Copy Shortcut" and then paste it into the article (atleast on Internet Explorer running on Windows you can).
  • If text is bold, bold it by using three apostrophes: '''text'''.
  • If text is italicized, italicize it by using two apostrophes: ''text''.
  • If Jagex has a bulleted or numbered list, do the same; # for the entries of a numbered list and * for the entries of a bulleted list.
  • If there is a line across the page to break a section, add one in by using four hyphens: ----.

Thats about it. If you wish to refute any of these ideas or have something to add, do so here! -- Couchpotato99 (talk) (contribs) 22:11, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Don't flame me over this...but wouldn't it just be easier (not to mention less bandwith-consuming) to just link directly to the Postbags etc.? --Raven110283 12:51, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
    • I don't have any opinion, but no, the pages will not increase bandwidth appreciably. Each picture in our files is larger in filesize than these pages would be. Green partyhat.pngHyenastetalk 01:55, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
    • I still think it would be easier to just directly link to the article. That way we can avoid getting in trouble for accidentally editing Jagex's original text. --Raven110283 08:55, 12 December 2006 (UTC)