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This thread was archived on 16 May 2013 by Cåm.

With the closing of Forum:Allow users to edit Exchange namespace, it appears that there is a lack of back-up system for when Jagex's GE Database breaks. I would like to propose a series of steps to be taken when this happens again, avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy for something not very difficult or controversial.

When prices on the GED do not update:

When certain items are not found on the GED:

  • Import Quarenon's script (linked above) into [[MediaWiki:Common.js]], but only load on the pages that have no GED counterpart - example.
  • Adjust the imported GE update script in [[MediaWiki:Group-autoconfirmed.js]] to not load on the broken pages - example. For this simply add pages to the array noGePage.
  • A main page announcement/sitenotice can be added depending on how widespread the bug is.

When either of these occurs:

  • Remove the edit button from the Exchange namespace - example. This can be done on specific pages if necessary, but frankly I don't think it hurts.
  • Create a thread in the Yew Grove to notify the wiki of your actions, similar to when Special:ProtectSite is used.
  • Contact Wikia to remove the exchange protection (reference the above thread when doing so to keep staff happy).
  • If possible contact Jagex, either through the fansite support forums or whatever methods are available.

When the bug is fixed reverse whatever changes that have been made, and close the thread.


Support - as nom. I don't see any reason to open a thread to get consensus on something that needs to be addressed quickly. cqm 15:10, 25 Apr 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Support -   az talk   06:51, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Support - sounds good. Pink Floyd Talk page Vandalize my sig
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Oil4 I made this 07:31, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

Support and recommend closure - Most of this is common sense, and due to the lack of discussion here there's no point in it remaining open to gather dust. Ronan Talk 15:14, May 6, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - Guidelines can be found at RS:EXCHANGE. [[MediaWiki:Common.js]] and [[MediaWiki:Group-autoconfirmed.js]] have been adjusted to accept pages that may be affected should this happen again. cqm 13:56, 16 May 2013 (UTC) (UTC)