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This thread was archived on 10 December 2011 by Thebrains222.

I was wondering if it would be a good thing to make at least one link mandatory on calculator pages, (maybe to a page which they help with or make a {{Calculator}} template with a link to something) to stop them clogging up Special:DeadendPages. 9xFavoY.pngI wish I was Scuzzy Betahib8CAd.pngHe's a lot cooler and also smells like flowers I hearOil4 I made this 11:18, November 27, 2011 (UTC)

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Support - as proposer 9xFavoY.pngI wish I was Scuzzy Betahib8CAd.pngHe's a lot cooler and also smells like flowers I hearOil4 I made this 11:22, November 27, 2011 (UTC)

Speedy support - I say just add a link on the bottom saying "Back to Calculators" or something similar. Or maybe another link going back to the respective portal the calculator relates to. I don't see any downsides, so I think just go ahead. :) Chicken7 >talk 11:45, November 27, 2011 (UTC)

Support - I support the idea of adding a link, but just a bare link at the bottom would be rather odd. For this reason, I made a (rudimentary) navbox in my sandbox. It includes on skill calculators, but I didn't really know how to categorize all the other calculators on the page so I thought I'd best leave it as is. Quest point cape.pngTalk Newbie856 edit count Nomad guideMusic icon.png 22:25, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Oppose one link mandatory - Looking at a few of the calculators on that page, it would be very easy to place a few wikilinks on them without changing anything. For example, on Calculators/Armour stand, link "Coins". On Calculators/Boosting, link the name of the skills. On Calculators/Construction/Planks, link "Planks", "Sacred clay hammers" and "Constructor's set". In my opinion, things like these should have already been wiki-linked. I can see where you're coming from about making at least one link mandatory, but I don't really think it's necessary. Heck, link Experience and Level if you have to. Matt (t) 21:07, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

RS:BB - If you want I can AWB links on all of the calculators to make it easier. I don't think this does need consensus though. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 14:54, December 7, 2011 (UTC)

Support navbox - Having a navbox at the bottom linking to all other calc is a good idea. Maybe have one for skill calc, and another for all the GEMW calcs, or something like that. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 11:59, December 10, 2011 (UTC)

Other proposal

Or... We just move all calculators to Calculator: namespace, like we planned to do a long while ago, and then the DeadEndPages will be cleared out too. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 12:00, December 10, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - Many threads ago, we had a solution. Move all the calculators to the Calculator: namespace. This doesn't need another thread to reaffirm consensus. Nothing needs to change. 222 talk 12:06, December 10, 2011 (UTC)