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This thread was archived on 19 March 2009 by Leevclarke.

Articles about dates.

Do we really need them? I mean why are they important, or interesting? Joe Click Here for Awesomeness

I think we do need them. Say some player overhears another talking about December 10th but doesn't know what happened then. All they need to do is go to our article instead of ask them. Even if he/she does ask them, they will receive far less information then what they can get by reading up on it here. No harm really in having them, only good. Prayer.png Jedi Talk HS Log Tracker Summoning.png 21:23, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. Also, I find them quite interesting - its surprising how many things happened on the same day on different years. A couple of good examples: 11 December, 18 December, 10 January; or of course Category:Dates in RuneScape, which is the lot. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:15, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
Agreed with Jedia. Now that I think about it, how cool would it be to have "On This Day in RuneScape" on the wiki homepage! That would be quite easy to set up, wouldn't it? Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 17:14, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
They are very interesting, helpful, and great for learning about past updates and events in RuneScape. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 05:18, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Ok then i was wrong, but leevclarkes idea is great! we should definetly have thatJoe Click Here for Awesomeness12:35, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Implementation

Here's how to do it:   az talk   15:30, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

'''{{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}''' <br/>
<div style="font-size:75%;">{{#if:{{:{{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}}}|{{:{{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}}}|*Nothing happened.}}</div>

Templating out to have it pull data straight from the date's page is perfect. The Main Page, however, is very, very cluttered and could definitely use some reorganizing to fit it in. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 16:06, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Should we make this a new thread now

well? should we?Joe Click Here for Awesomeness18:04, 15 March 2009 (UTC)



Concern - This looks cool and it would be fun to use this. I do, however have a concern. I took a look at the dates in RS category and it looks like there are about 50 dates for which nothing happened. This works out to about 15% of the time. I don't think creating dead-end stubs for these dates is a good solution. It looks bad and it makes for a messy wiki. Perhaps we want to try and find other relevant and meaningful things to put on these blank pages? How about important dates in the wiki? I'm not sure, so I'm opening it up to suggestions.
Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 03:10, 17 March 2009 (UTC) ve To 2+2: If you want, you can, or you could just rename this thread. To Tollerach: I definitely see your point, so if we decide to have a "On this day in RuneScape..." section on the Main Page, only dates where things actually happened would show up. However, most days have articles. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 20:26, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Aargh, I did make this into a new thread - I knew I'd mentioned it on another thread, and with hindsight I should have made more effort to find this one before starting another one. The new (dedicated) thread is Forum:On This Day, so please add all further discussion there. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 00:31, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

should we archive this now then?--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness11:34, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, archiving it now.  ;-) Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 14:34, 19 March 2009 (UTC)