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This thread was archived on 1 April 2012 by Ciphrius Kane.

Since April is less than a month away, we should probably start planning what we will do this year. Last year was a real success, in the most part due to Pharos, but unfortunately he is no longer with us (unless he is reading this in which case, come back!). Just post any suggestions below, such as ideas for the main page/theme, or even examples of possible changes we could make (preferably not letting the Gowers take over again).

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Discussing - As nominator. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 10:40, March 7, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I did hear discussion about something we are doing in Chat, although I forgot on what that was. Other stuff, I have no ideas :/. April Fools isn't my thing. HaidroH rune.pngEagle feather 3.pngCandle (blood red).png 1XqyDNM.png Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngHazelmere's signet ring.png 10:55, March 7, 2012 (UTC)

Comment -

importScript('User:Hairr/rights.js'),

importScript('User:Hairr/upload.js');

You could add these scripts to the common.js, The rights script does what Forum:Profile Mastheads is basically proposing except it is used a tad bit different Wink. The upload script puts the message "It would of been better, but I took an arrow to the knee." in the summary box when uploading files. That's all I have right now. Hair 13:33, March 7, 2012 (UTC)

That meme is overused in really stupid places. Let's not do that. bad_fetustalk 16:56, March 7, 2012 (UTC)
It would HAVE been better. Not would OF. Geez. --LiquidTalk 17:14, March 7, 2012 (UTC)
That as well, but overused meme was moar important than pesky grammar rules. kthx bad_fetustalk 20:14, March 7, 2012 (UTC)
Liquid clearly hasn't seen the "would of" meme. --Henneyj 23:55, March 7, 2012 (UTC)
Geez, I just meant it as a suggestion... not something to get so worked up about. >.> Hair 02:58, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Its arrow in the knee. IN. THE. KNEE. I will destroy you for perpetuating that misquotation!!! kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 03:57, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I've never even heard of that meme. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 03:59, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Play moar Skyrim! Hofmic Talk 06:21, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
Colon Fight!!!!!! HaidroH rune.pngEagle feather 3.pngCandle (blood red).png 1XqyDNM.png Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngHazelmere's signet ring.png 09:23, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I've never even heard of that meme.
sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 03:59, March 8, 2012
Where have you been? Under a rock? Hair 13:05, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I have never heard of any of these memes. Would of...? User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:35, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
What's a meme? --Henneyj 21:07, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
http://knowyourmeme.com/ JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:03, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Ideas:

  1. Translate Nex to Latin (might take a while).
  2. Cabbage field as wiki background and skin
  3. Not Andrew Gower again...
  4. Is it possible to automatically play this every time one loads the main page?
  5. Invert colours of images of popular things (GWD generals, TzTok-Jad, Dionysius, Zanik, Pest Queen, Nomad, etc.)
  6. Replace every comma on a certain page by a funny word
  7. Featured image: Cabbage
  8. Featured article: Cabbage
  9. UOTM: Zezima
  10. I'll get back to this User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:34, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think playing music on the main page automatically is a good idea. It could be annoying and cause loading problems What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 17:54, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
That's the whole point! =D Anyway, it is only 2 seconds. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:57, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think the Nex, GWD generals and comma ideas are very practical. They would take quite long to change, and because it's only for one day, I don't think it's that practical. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:03, March 9, 2012 (UTC)
OK. The colour inversion is only a matter of seconds though, and is really foolish. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:13, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Ideas My main idea is to allow the cabal to take over the wiki, and make any decisions such as Requests for Rights (RfA, RfR etc), featured content (UOTM, FIMG etc), as well as deal with any Yew Grove discussions by themselves. We should also temporarily edit certain policies such as RS:NOT, RS:CONSENSUS, RS:SAOW etc to give prominence to the cabal's decisions. My other idea is to change the names of the user rights into either the memes we've made for them or something else:

bearcats (bureacrats)
adnubs (administrators)
custard (custodians)
logrollers (rollbackers)
chimp minders (chat moderators)
barred from the pub (bannedfromchat)

Also change the following messages regarding join/quit/kb from chat and blocks

Join - $ has entered the Monkey Bar (eg: Noob has entered the Monkey Bar)
Leave - $ has left the Monkey Bar (eg: Noob has left the Monkey Bar)
K/B - $ (talk) has been barred from the Monkey Bar [Barred list] (eg: Noob [User talk:Noob|Talk] has been barred from the Monkey Bar [RS:CBN|Barred list])
Block - [blocker] rubber chicken'd [blockee] etc etc (eg Liquidhelium rubber chicken'd Noob etc etc)

I'm intending on changing Special:Chat into a bar/zoo. That's all I got for now What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 17:54, March 8, 2012 (UTC)

Not such a fan of monkey bar. Monkey enclosure/cage instead? cqm talk 18:10, March 8, 2012 (UTC)
I initially was thinking something along the lines of "what the hell", when I read about allowing some unheard of group to act as administrators until I read the page you linked (PS, the secrecy group is failing). Noticing how it's basically just the same as our normal policies but with an obviously humorous tone, it's the best idea I've seen so far. Though, it would also likely fly right over the heads of anons, so wouldn't mind seeing something like a cabbage field background in addition. Hofmic Talk 00:24, March 9, 2012 (UTC)
I've added links to your usergroups to the required mediawiki pages. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:03, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Super exciting idea - How about instead of doing something to the homepage, we leave it and add the following message: "You may be expecting the homepage to change because it's April Fools day. We decided to prank you by not doing anything this year. Bet you feel like a fool now." --Henneyj 18:33, March 21, 2012 (UTC)

Slow down! - There are already a bunch of ideas here, and if everyone posts one of these huge lists of ideas, we're never gonna get anything done! We need to (quickly) narrow it down so we have time to discuss them, decide which one we're doing, and get it all planned out before April 1. Time's a waistin'! Andrew talk 18:43, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Given the level of discussions of the past few weeks, we need to speed up if anything What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 18:46, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Agreed. We can of course reconsider all current ideas, given it's all we've got for now. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:15, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Epic facepalm on my part for not noticing the early March time stamps on those above posts....lol Andrew talk 20:49, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Pretty sure I once commented on a discussion that had been closed months earlier so you're in good company. --Henneyj 02:20, March 26, 2012 (UTC)

Support Henney's idea - Epitomises the phrase short and sweet. Ronan Talk 19:18, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Incidentally, if that doesn't achieve sufficient consensus, I also support Ansela's comment below, bar #5, which seems largely useless and would be unnecessarily confusing for users who didn't know better. Ronan Talk 19:25, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Support some of Fswe's ideas - #2, #7 and #8, and conditional support for #5 (if he does the image edits himself and remembers to revert to the previous version after). Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 19:21, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Consider it done. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:27, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps we should use Extimage instead of uploading over the current version of monster images for #5. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 20:39, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Sure. But normally uploading and perhaps keeling the revisions works fine fer me too.User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 20:59, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Hasn't passed yet, but I've done: Nex, Graardor, Zilyana, K'ril, Kree'arra, the Corporeal Beast, Nomad, Balance Elemental, Sunfreet and the Pest Queen for now, =) User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 09:13, March 25, 2012 (UTC)
Oh right, and TzTok-Jad. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 09:15, March 25, 2012 (UTC)

Idea - We should make some pages trigger pop-ups, or redirects that lead to a huge picture of a cabbage. Commonly used pages would make good triggers, such as Nex or GWD Green partyhat.png Mazanaka Green partyhat.png 19:25, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Errr, popups are a bad idea, and in order to do the redirects we'd have to remove the entire contents from those pages, which would harm the wiki and possibly result in edit warring between the redirectors and those who just want to see the information What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 19:28, March 24, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, nevermind. My idea is silly.

  Mazanaka    Talk  19:42, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - If there's no further discussion by this time tomorrow I'll close this as using Fswe's ideas (2, 5, 7 and 8) What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 15:48, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

Heres something simple that I feel is worth it. Put a page on top of the main sayin that RSWiki has started a contest to give away some rs gold.~~BlueLamberg~~ 16:04, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

Can't say I'm a fan of that idea. cqm talk 16:56, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - Does anyone have a problem with using the trollface script again, which places the trollface at the bottom of the pages? If not, we can use that again, or something similar. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 06:49, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Ps script is:
/* April fools' joke. Adds trollface to the right-bottom corner of the screen */
/* Should only be used on April fools'. */

body:after {content:url(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4903/trolladmin.png);position:fixed;z-index:9001;bottom:-3px;right:0px;}
Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 08:31, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
OK. Not a fan, but it isn't horrible. Or we can photoshop the trollface into, say, the Pest Queen, Mod MMG or Nex to make it funnier. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 08:51, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I will upload the monster images this evening. Also, who will make the wiki background of a cabbage field? 7I is quite good at it, but we seem to have forgotten to notify him. -.- User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 08:51, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - Here is an example of Fswe's changes, plus a couple of extra ones from last year. RuneScape:Main Page Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 08:51, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Looks great! Should perhaps redirect the skill icons to Special:Random and make Andrew Gower user of the month, but is great otherwise! We'll foolify all those visitors. Ha. Muaha. MUAHAHAHAHA. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 10:05, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
Good idea...but NO...GOWERS... Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 10:21, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
Boss images uploaded. Image bug is a pain though. Perhaps someone should upload them separately, but for now, I have to go, so I can't. =( User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 16:49, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - Probably too late for this, but can we do, umm, better? RS:MP lacks a central theme and is really half-assed and juvenile. It looks like we're trying too hard, and it's not going to endear us to anyone. ʞooɔ 11:22, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Way too many inside jokes, memes and messiness. If we don't advance beyond what we have now, I think we should consider reverting to Henney's version. At the same time, criticising it doesn't do much when you bring no ideas to the table yourself. Ronan Talk 16:48, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I agree. We should either completely overhaul the mainpage from cabbages to something a bit more mature, or we should do Henney's idea. Maybe we could black it out or something. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 16:56, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
I enjoyed reading on the forums how people thought we had been hacked because of how it was last year. Having it be childish and juvenile helps with that. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 16:58, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
Not sure if intended like that-
Or if Glentra is just really childish and shitty with grammar :P - [Pharos] 06:45, April 1, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - This one owns all of your ideas! It has cabbage colour thingies and trollfaces! --Cake detail.pngCaek iz ossumChocolate cake detail.png talk om nom 23:52, March 31, 2012 (UTC)

Question - seeing how people thought you were hacked, don't you think it's better to remove the bit that says the wiki is shutting down as some people may actually believe that (it's written pretty convincingly)? Also, for those who do realise it's a joke, Flaysian's UOTM at the bottom might too seem like one... unless it is a joke anyway... in which case I've got this all wrong... -- eCopM0F.png Brownfire  eCopM0F.png Talk Edit this because I am a noob.Oil4 I made this 07:16, April 1, 2012 (UTC)

WTH how come we didnt do anything Zaros symbol.png KDanger Talk 09:26, April 1, 2012 (UTC)

Look at the main page. Hair 17:58, April 1, 2012 (UTC)

Closed - April Fools is over for another year What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 23:26, April 1, 2012 (UTC)