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This thread was archived on 14 October 2014 by Liquidhelium.

This is a long overdue project. Custodians have been somewhat of a mystery to the average user in this wiki's history. In fact, around early 2010, virtually nobody on this wiki even knew what a custodian was. Hopefully, through discussion within this project, other uses can gain a deeper understanding of what it really means to be a custodian.

Any user is able to, and even recommended, to participate in this project. Don't be discouraged just because you're a skeptic, sardonic or not. The discussion is split into several sections, with a different user leading each section. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:51, October 11, 2014 (UTC)


So I have a question... What's the point of this thread? To write a guide on what Custodians are? Can't someone just write that him/herself? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 10:29, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

No. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:46, October 12, 2014 (UTC)
The point of this thread is no? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 08:01, October 12, 2014 (UTC)
Someone can't write it by his/herself. Suppa chuppa Talk 08:11, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

How much reefer are you smoking, Suppa? MolMan 12:53, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

All of it. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:46, October 12, 2014 (UTC)
And you're not sharing with me why?... MolMan 12:36, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Idk what this thread is for? Custodian Awareness 2014 #onRuneWikia Ozank Cx 13:14, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:46, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Comment - I don't know if this is based on this, but it reminds me of User:Azaz129/Defining administrators. It would probably be good to read the one there to get an idea for what this is supposed to be like. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 03:06, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:46, October 12, 2014 (UTC)
In Azaz's project each moderator wrote an opening piece for the section which the community discussed and improved. I can't help but notice this lacks that and thus seems unlikely to achieve anything. cqm 09:42, 12 Oct 2014 (UTC) (UTC)

Comment - "Custodians have been somewhat of a mystery to the average user" And this thread is designed to ensure that remains the case? Thread succeeded, can we close it? Quest Icon Crest.png  MarshP  Rune platebody (Guthix) detail.png 12:47, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Moving images

Moderator: Ribby


I think for the average user it would be useful to explain that moving images is the way that we rename them and to include some explanation of how this causes links to images to stop working (creating redlinks) and that we have to change the links to use the new filename before they can work again :) Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 08:05, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

There's some overlap between this and suppressing redirects. There used to be a myth that file redirects didn't work, but we do it now for some tradeable items on exchange pages with no issues other than causing some sort of false positive if looking up WantedFiles through the API. cqm 09:50, 11 Oct 2014 (UTC) (UTC)

Suppressing redirects

Moderator: Speinweildeeir


Uploading files from a URL

Moderator: Coel-a-can


Not being affected by ratelimits

Moderator: Cook Me Plox


Comment - I must regretfully withdraw from moderatoring this important section as I am currently too busy botting. I give full control to AndorinKato. ʞooɔ 08:13, October 11, 2014 (UTC)

cheap Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 09:21, October 11, 2014 (UTC)
Wa0w. Suppa chuppa Talk 07:51, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Editing the Charm namespace

Moderator: Sippy


Searching deleted pages

Moderator: Chippy


Asking administrators to do administrative things

Moderator: The Ferg


One thing that custodians need to realize is that, once you become an administrator, you are no longer obligated to slave away at menial wiki tasks. Such tasks are left for the normal editors who are not adorned with administrative honors. The problem with custodians is that they do not know their place on the hierarchy wiki tree - custodians are nothing more than normal editors. Therefore, it is a custodian's job to do all that they can possibly do with their custodian tools before consulting an administrator. Custodians must fully utilize their image move tools and page edit tools to move the image and fix the red links before appearing before the almighty administrators. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 20:03, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Messing up templates

Moderator: Matt

(This section is closed. Repent.)

Closed - This discussion, if I can call it that, doesn't belong here. Take it to the userspace to joke around. --LiquidTalk 04:01, October 14, 2014 (UTC)

This isn't a joke. I was 95% serious. Suppa chuppa Talk 04:20, October 14, 2014 (UTC)