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This thread was archived on 10 September 2008 by Azaz129.

I suggest a downloads page be added to this wiki (if possible). It could be a place where people could safely download cursors, backgrounds, etc without getting malware and such, since JaGeX only provides a small amount of downloads. Since this is a wiki, and it is made to be edited by everyone, user-made downloads should first be tested for malware by an admin, (preferably in a virtual machine to be safe). If people don't have one, I'd be glad to test. and if it seems to be safe, be added to the downloads page by an admin. It might be called RuneScape:Downloads, with a shortcut of RS:DL or something like that. I'd be happy to make cursors for this, as I know how. Discuss, and please don't say this is a dumb idea. It isn't to me. I'm sure this could be possible if staff helped us, or we could use an external site, possibly?

InstantWinstonDragon 2h sword old.pngold edits | new edits

23:35, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I have some suggestions, Cash.
  1. Full protect the page to make sure no vandals can try to add crap to the page.
  2. Write in bold on the page that "none of these downloads are affiliated with Jagex, and that they are player-made, so that they are not completely safe. Always consult Jagex for official RuneScape logos at RuneScape.com"
  3. `` `` `` `` that you should "Use at your own risk."
  4. `` `` `` `` that "If you would like to add a download to this page, consult an administrator."
Any more suggestions? Derilith 14:43, 24 August 2008 (UTC) (Oh yeah, I support this idea.)

Let's see...I agree with the full protect thing, but if this goes through, I'd be the founder of the project and I wouldn't even be able to edit it because I'm not an admin (finally a reason for me to have an RFA? Maybe!) The disclaimer would obviously have to be there, and the "use at your own risk" thing would probably be part of it. I already went over the last suggestion you made, but I wasn't clear. I've fixed my wording now. I hope this goes through...as soon as I thought of it I instantly thought "Wow, this is a great idea!"

InstantWinstonDragon 2h sword old.pngold edits | new edits

15:08, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure. I will probably not download anything user-made just because I don't want any spyware or viruses from the download. I guess we could do it, but I just don't think it will be compleaty safe even if a person says it works ok. --Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 23:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
You're right it will never be entirely safe but as Cashman (InsantWinston) suggested we can always get them tested by installing some sort of anti virus program, assuming this will be either off-site or will need something installed by Wikia staff.Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs 23:28, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
True, but there can always be a problem later.--Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 01:57, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I oppose this idea. It'll bog down the site even more than it already is, and it's not the focus of the wiki. Planeshifted 06:16, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, this, this, [[RuneScape:Community Events|this]] this, and this is not the sprit of the wiki. Derilith 11:56, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
As a response to Planeshifted: If it was offsite, how would it bog down the wiki? 14:53, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
This is an encyclopedia, not a link farm. We are not here to advertise our competitors. If we were to link to unofficial fansites, I would expect them to link back to us in return. Dtm142 22:21, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
"Link farm", hahaha. But I think it is a good idea. But the downloads shouldn't be on another website nor our on. On a file hosting website maybe. But one more question: What will we put up?????? Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 06:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
@Chicken7
It could be a place where people could safely download cursors, backgrounds, etc without getting malware and such, since JaGeX only provides a small amount of downloads.
— InstantWinston

Derilith 11:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)