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This thread was archived on 14 September 2013 by Suppa chuppa.

So we don't really need a thread for this, but why not? In a day or two I'm going to add redirects from exchange page name files to the actual files that are used in the Icon parameter of those exchange pages. So I will redirect Zamorak page 4.png to [[:File:Zamorak page.png]], Corrupt morrigan's coif.png to File:Morrigan's coif.png, Steel arrow.png to File:Steel arrow 5.png, Slayer respite (m2).png to File:Calquat keg.png. There are 468 of these to do where File:<item>.png does not currently exist or redirect to the right file.

400 of these are really easy and will just involve redirecting one thing to another. The remaining ones already have files by that name that exist (mostly construction icons like Gilded dresser (flatpack).png) and will need to be moved to an appropriate name like File:Gilded dresser icon.png before a redirect can be made. This might require a slight change to RS:IMP.

So what will this accomplish? It will completely link up Exchange pages to item icon page names. The main benefit is that {{GEIcon}} will become much easier to use, as we will be able to change {{:Exchange:{{{1}}}|View=icon}} (pretty much loads a separate Exchange page for each icon) to {{{1}}}.png. This will make all uses of GEIcon load much more quickly, especially on monster drop tables. It will also make calculators easier to make as we won't have to look up a file name for each line of the calculator (example being Calculator:Efficiency/Crafting). It's a lot of long-term benefit for a very simple task.

I don't need consensus for this and I'm going to do it unless there's major opposition for some reason. This is more just a notice that from now on, all Exchange pages should either have their icon be named File:<item>.png, or File:<item>.png should redirect to the icon. I guess we could add that to IMP too.

ʞooɔ 08:59, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Discussion

Support - If it decreases page load I have no issues with the redirects. I never even knew file redirects worked. Is it possible to mark these redirects with a category or something so we know they're meant to be there? cqm 09:18, 2 Sep 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

They've always worked, it's just they're extremely messy really. Cases like this though, they actually have a point and are clean. MolMan 18:22, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Okay. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 13:05, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

A bunch of these for which they don't exist are also jewelry right? Like Exchange:Amulet of strength. MolMan 13:23, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - No complaints raised and appears to have been implemented. Suppa chuppa Talk 23:33, September 14, 2013 (UTC)