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This thread was archived on 15 April 2009 by Bonziiznob.

Notice of Intent - As this thread is now 1 month old, the consensus, to keep the current logo will be implemented on April 15th, 2009 unless a large objection occurs. 06:56, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Submissions for the new logo are no longer accepted, as there are more than enough. Please discuss the current entries--

Helm of neitiznot (charged).png Azaz129 Crystal shield.png Talk Edits Contribs

22:39, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

There was a poll here, but I've hidden it. You never use a poll to make a community decision, especially something this important. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 00:42, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Original discussion on a new logo. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 23:21, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Flipping through the archives of Wiki.png, I noticed that the original design of the current revision well over two years old. The image itself, while stylish back in 2007, is lacking today and appears to be a compilation of simple photoshop effects..

I am not looking for consensus to change the logo, as we have not seen what ideas may be out there (it's impossible to support or oppose what hasn't been seen). What I'm looking for are ideas and artists to conceptualize and create new logo ideas to put up for consensus. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 19:24, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Here are a couple I just fiddled around with: [[File:Proposal1.png]] [[File:Proposal2.png]] [[File:Proposal3.png]]

I can make changes...

Bonziiznob Talk

02:43, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I like the second one the best, but I've kind of grown used to the logo we have. I'd support this though. Andrew talk 02:52, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
My suggestion would be to make the RS logo a bit Bigger, and Make the Wiki Part in different font/shade, so it is more visible. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 03:22, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I like image number two, the runes image we have now is pretty bad. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 08:27, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Personally I like number 3 the best but 2 is good too. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 18:39, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Scratch that, I've thought this over a little bit more and I think that we should keep the current logo even in light of some great contributions by several people. Our current logo looks clean, simple, and it shows off some content in the game. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 21:50, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I also like number two, just the way it is.--Degenret01 09:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Ewwwww. They look like logos of a really crappy wiki. Current one for the win. 18:49, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, while I don't share Dave Lopo's enthusiasm, the reason I like our current logo is because it's moderately original. I mena this in a sense that while it does contain images from RS, the design, the words, the shadowing, etc. are our design. I believe this image for the proposed logo was taken directly from a RuneScape banner. I do commend the effort put into the new designs, but I feel they are too much, in terms of being taken directly from RS. I know that doesn't make sense really. Hmm. I don't know how to describe what I mean. =\ Karlis (talk) (contribs) 18:59, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Let me explain a bit behind the pictures. I got the image from the header yes, to which I then added transparency. I applied this image to a simple background, and then editted the new runescape logo to make it like the original so that the words Rune and Scape were separated by the sword. The word wiki, was created in Microsoft Word, lol. And don't worry about explaining yourself. You did fine. 20:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I prefer #2, but I think the current logo is fine. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 20:28, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Here's my view on what the logo should be:
  1. Represent what Runescape is. Not too much focus on the Mage/Melee or combat overall.
  2. Represent What the logo is for. "Wiki" Should be Right alongside "Runescape".
  3. Be original. Not entirely made via "Paint", but rather something like this - A piece of RS's original artwork.
  4. It has to have balanced amount of detail, where it has detail, but not to the point where you have to make it 5000px to actually get it.

Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 23:08, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I like the current logo as it is. It's an original by a community member. The only thing not created by him were the runes circling around the logo. I don't care for the three examples provided, but if I had to choose, I'd pick the second one. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 23:41, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Chia, I am perfectly happy with the current logo but if I had to chose I would go with #2 --Quest point hood.png Bigm2793Talk Quest point cape.png 00:11, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I'll stand with Karlis' sentiment that something more 'homebrewed' and representative of the wiki community would be appropriate, while still holding down our ties to RuneScape. As for Dave Lopo's comment: Don't worry about the professionalism of a design, it's really just in a brainstorming phase. As a "professional" (I hate this term) graphic artist, I can help guide any image or idea to fruition.
The current logo, although familiar, isn't quite cutting it anymore, and can be summed up as simply "RuneScape Wiki" in plain font, surrounded by runes and slapped on one of Photoshop's preset button effects. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 00:22, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm gonna have to go with the current logo because.

  1. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that RS logo qualifies for fair use.
  2. The current one looks fine to me and I like its originality.

Even though this is just a rough draft, remember that Wikia logos must be less than 256 px by 115 px (for monaco skins) as I think this logo is a little over the max height which will cut any of the excess image off. Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 02:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

A compilation of photoshop effects doesn't qualify as original in my books, it's something you see all over the place. Like [[w:c:fileformats:File_Formats_Wiki_Main_Page|here]] and [[w:c:javascript:Main Page|here]]. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 13:23, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Ok i saw bonzi's and decided to make my own i have had some help from other wikians from doucher4000, azliq7 and degenret01 and some others (thanks for that)

so here are mine:

Logo 1: Logo 2:

I will also add more later

Quest point cape.png Dryrth Talk Quest map icon.png 15:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Dryrth: Worth noting that backgrounds make the image look squared off and more like a picture than a logo. Try dealing with shapes and transparency, perhaps a design that visually represents that this is "where RuneScape knowledge is gathered," without explaining it in writing. Also: the backgrounds are very distracting. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 15:36, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

This is by no means complete, but just an idea I've been toying with:
rslogo1.png   "Book and Podium, with Candle"
-Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 16:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Whoa. You did really nice. I like it. If we were to have a new logo, this one would be a 100% support.--- 16:52, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I think any new logo proposed should have "RuneScape" in the same text that Jagex uses for their homepage.  Tien  17:05, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

That's an easy change to my proposal. Heck, I've even adjusted the lighting to match the candle.
-Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 17:23, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

the very top ones, aren't so good, look like logo for poor wiki, whereas our one is quality. That one above with the book is great, though, better than current logo. and also, how much time do you have on your hands!!! Joe Click Here for Awesomeness

I had about half an hour to kill. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 21:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

JUST WHEN YOU THOGHT THE PROPOSED NEW LOGO COULDN'T GET AWESOMER... It got awesomer. Fake words ftw. -- 01:29, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

What do you think should we have it like This:

Or can't have moving images for a logo?

Quest point cape.png Dryrth Talk Quest map icon.png 01:34, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

New Logo Is Needed - Dear god byte master that is truly amazing. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 02:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Comment - The animated logo is nice, but we cannot use the copyrighted RuneScape logo. Try another font, or create one yourself.   az talk   05:11, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Actually, we're well within fair use boundaries using it. We are using it to display our connection to RuneScape more predominantly, and we are not claiming the original work to be our own. As well, have a look at the numerous other gaming wikis that borrow from their parent game for their logo. On top of this, the RuneScape fansite guidelines seem to allow it. Also: Animated logos tend to distract from a page. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 10:30, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
The quality of the animated image is nice, but I feel it would be very amateurish to make it the logo. The final revision byte posted should be our new logo. I really, really like it. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 06:14, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I really like the animated one.

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15:07, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

The fire and water pages need to actually look like the air and earth pages. They look different in quality of the symbols and the font is different. I like earth/air's font best. 15:12, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Animation is out for a few reasons:

  1. Distracting. Takes a reader's eye away from the flow of the page.
  2. Much larger file than a static image. This means unnecessary extra load.
  3. Animated GIFs do NOT handle transparency. The image would only be aesthetically compatible with skins of the same color background.


  1. A clean (not-choppy) animation would require 20 frames per second of animation (the rough speed at which the human eye processes movement). This means at least 40 frames to do the current animation cleanly, 80 frames to do a transition back instead of having the Air/Earth runes magically appear.
  2. Animated GIFs are generally taboo and should be compared to a gun when applied in web design. Just because it looks cool doesn't necessarily mean it will be good. (This is also why I'm against animation on article pages. They're cool, but they make articles harder to read.)

-Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 17:46, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Then I support your first one (without the RuneScape logo).

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18:30, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I personally love the current logo, and do not support any change to it whatsoever. I don't think it has any need to change, and all the ones suggested are not quite as good as the one we have now. C0smic 23:37, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Personally, I like #2. --007bond00555 15:16, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey Its Grillucy Here

Im New To This Website :S

Here's One I Made...

legaking's opoin no!! no no i think our logo is great because it looks less flashy then most wiki's and it would be a shocker to change it Legaking

I would say either keep the origanal one, as i like it. or one of the followingL Byte Master #2 or 2+2=4. Probably's #6. thoes are the similer ones, and byfar the best looking Woolly hat.pngCorhen talkGreen partyhat.png 22:21, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Candidates So Far

{| class="wikitable" |- ! Bonziiznob ! Byte Master ! Dyrth ! 2+2=4. Probably ! theg721 |- | 1 [[File:Proposal1.png]] | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 |- | 2 [[File:Proposal2.png]] | 2 | 2 | 2 [[File:Runedscapecopy.png]] | 2 |- | 3 [[File:Proposal3.png]] | 3 | 3 <small>(borrowed from Byte_Master)</small> | 3 Can someone add transparency? | 3 (my original one but smaller) |- | | 4 | | 4 [[File:RS Logo proposal.png]] | 4 [[File:Wikilogomaybe.png]] (my original with transparancey or however you spell it) |- | | | | 5 [[File:RS Logo 2 2.png]] | 5 |- | | | | 6 [[File:Rslogo2 2 - 2.png]] | 6 |- | | | | 7 [[File:Rslogo2 2 - 3.png]] | 7 |- | | | | 8 [[File:Guthl.png]] | 8 |- | | | | | 9 |- | | | | | 10 |}

I'd prefer to keep the logo just how it is now. It's simple, and I think that's what makes it better than most of the other fansites' logos. Though if I had to pick one above, I would pick one of Byte Master's. (Still like the current one though.) White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 21:37, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

I also like simplicity but you cant argue with superior quality, and that is exactly what I think byte master has done with his second image. It is truly unique and very top notch. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 22:11, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I like one of Byte Master's also, although I am neutral on the change of the logo, it is fine, but Byte Master's ideas are great too so it does not matter to me. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 22:24, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I am a graphic designer, after all. I can try anything we want to try. This discussion is meant to produce ideas. I gathered what people wanted to see and put it into my design. If you'd like something simpler, let me know exactly how you'd envision the perfect logo. My personal qualms with the current logo were that it's not simple enough in terms of how 'active' it is - it has 14 runes, each with its own symbol, this is a lot of visual information to process. To counter this, my design incorporates only a few visual elements aside from the text. On top of this, the original looks too effortless - anybody who's used photoshop or some variant long enough will recognize that it's just copy/pasted runes on a default Photoshop effect. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 22:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
  • I like Byte Master's and the second one by Bonzi. The first two by Dryrth don't seem quite... wikiish enough, and I don't think we can have animated images as the logo... ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  00:29, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm for the second image by Byte Master--Quest point hood.png Bigm2793Talk Quest point cape.png 01:37, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

If we were to change our logo, the logo would have to be faultlesss (different than being perfect. Just has to be free of mistakes and such). By that reasoning, there is litterally nothing wrong with the current logo. Plus, I prefer it. :)

  • With Bonzi's logos, the sailing mage guy isn't anti-aliased with the previous background, which has awkwardly left, at some points, a few pixels of random color. Also, the "Wiki" just doesn't seem to have anything to do with the mage and the background in its style. The background also [to me] looks like some mixture of fire, melted marshmallows and coffee.
  • With Byte's logos, some shading gets cut off at the end of the image. Also, on the second one, the candleflame illuminates the official RuneScape logo. We can't use that because of copyright issues (and unorigality), but none of those problems apply to the first one. Though, in the first one, the "RuneScape" text seems to be on top of the candleflame, blocking it out. Having the candleflame be on top to illuminate the text would look better.
  • Dryrth's logos are the wrong size, and they wouldn't work with the white background, or hardly any background. Our current logo fades to transparency, so it works on all of the backgrounds imaginable. Also, having a motto on the logo (the one in question isn't our official motto, even) seems like it's just slapped on to make it a bit more original, which- in my opinion -just makes it worse. The animation also can't be used for reasons already stated.

The way I see it, the only logo that is a viable possibility is Byte's first logo; hopefully with some changes. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 01:42, 15 March 2009 (UTC) (Edit conflict)

Some of you guys need to familiarize yourself with fair use[1] and the Jagex fan site policy []. In this case us using Runescape with a text effect as Jagex has done in their banner is not copyright infringement and does not violate fair use or the Jagex fansite policy. Stop fear mongering about any legal dilemmas. In the worst case, Jagex would contact us or central and ask for the image to be removed. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 03:30, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm just repeating what was discussed a few months ago regarding using the RS logo.. we wanted to the "R" and "S" from their logo and use it as our favicon. People were against the idea, since it apparently violated "fair use", and would mean that we were affliated with Jagex. Anyways, as a wiki, we should come up with original ideas than to just ape their logo.. We have some excellent designers here.
As with any legal issue, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Just because we can do it, doesn't mean we should...   az talk   04:16, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
That made it sound like it was immoral or something o_o -- 21:37, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Aside from the text in byte master's image, what is not original about it? He even provided a second image without "Runescape" text, even though Jagex cant own text effects. The logo we have now is very simple and amateurish, byte master is a professional graphics designer. Their work does not come cheap. In fact I am amazed he provided what he did so freely.Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 04:44, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I was going to just stick with supporting the original logo but that animated spellbook logo is irresistible! :o Andrew talk 04:55, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I know what you mean. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 11:55, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure about the rest, but Dryrth's animation is really nice! Of course, Credit also goes to Byte master who came up with the original picture. I was hoping that instead of the page instantly turning back to water/earth. It should show the page continously flipping. Air/earth, flips page, Water/Fire, flips page, Air/earth, animation will start again from there. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 11:55, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

The file for the logo is wiki.png. Not wiki.gif. I'm 90% certain it's technically infeasible (we don't have access to the servers or the php files to change the variable for the logo's URI).

Besides, what gets your attention most about this page? The article, or the bouncing scrying pool at the bottom? Where should we be encouraging people to look - the logo, or the articles? Speaking of which, that's another design element incorporated in the podium - it draws attention from the top left to the bottom right, encouraging the reader to look to the article. The current logo appears to read from top to bottom, guiding the eyes towards the navigation panel. Subtle difference, but monumental in terms of aesthetic appeal. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 13:26, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I put the image in a better place after I saw this ^_^ -- 17:12, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Added two more variations above per Chiafriend's critiquing. I've made the candle stand out in front of the text. I've also provided a version with runestones behind the text in order to loosely mimic the official RS logo without actually looking like the official RS logo. It does look a little odd at the moment - I know, I'm trying to work out how the lighting and shapes should work. Also, my logos are now visually compatible on dark backgrounds. Try them out. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 15:23, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I'll have one in a day or two, so watch out. Joe Click Here for Awesomeness18:36, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
change of plan i won't, but i have an idea for bite master: a box that is rs themed with lots of questions and answers coming out, and pics of players. the runecape wiki current logo on the box and as a heading, the official rs logo. and byte master you should check-out the logo creation wiki with your skills. and you said that took you half an hour! it would take me 4 days and i'm alright at graphics. as tebuddy said it is truly amazingJoe Click Here for Awesomeness17:58, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Comment Its been a good two days with no new images submitted, I think that Byte Master has given us several unique very high quality images we should choose one and make it the new official logo asap. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 03:37, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

It hasn't even been two weeks since this discussion. We are not going to end it already. In the original thread (would everyone mind reading through all of it?), discussions went on from August of 2006 to February of 2007 (discussions didn't really kick in until December), and other 20 different logos were suggested with a big vote advertized by the sitenotice. This will probably go on for a long while until a final decision is made. This page is rather small to be thinking of doing something as drastic as changing our logo already. :P Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 23:21, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

WRONG TEBUDDY I made one. so there.--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness12:23, 18 March 2009 (UTC) i can change it....--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness14:32, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I can hardly read the word "Scape", can it be more legible? 16:11, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
I also see compression artefacts which means it is in JPEG format. I suggest you re-do the image in a PNG format. Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 19:41, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Fixed? --Joe Click Here for Awesomeness10:56, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Again? and shouldn't someone put a notice that we might have a new logo? --Joe Click Here for Awesomeness11:25, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Not really, no. This is mostly for ideas, brainstorming and finding something that's aesthetically pleasing. There is definitely not much of anything here to consider bringing anything to vote yet. -Byte_Master bytesig2.png bytesig3.png 13:51, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Don't care too much for that one line that says: RS Wiki is the best fansite ever... Sorry. 14:18, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

i was just messing about cos everything here is way to serious.--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness14:37, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Of course they are, we're an encyclopedia. Also, we're discussing something that represetns our community, it's not supposed to be a joke.
Byte-Master - I think you did a phenominal job, I love them =) Karlis (talk) (contribs) 14:44, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
ok ok i'll fix it--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:04, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

but i'll have to upload directly imageshack has gone wrong for me :(--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC) [[File:RS Logo copy.png]] fixed.--Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:11, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

I like Byte's the best. They look professional and homebrewed, while still tying us to RuneScape. Karlis (talk) (contribs) 15:18, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

I also like Byte's the most. Personally, the second one is his best, but there may be some sort of copyright issuse or whatever (seeing as the letters are Jagex's own design); so failing that its number 4 - same theme as 2 but minus the Jagex-ness. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 21:34, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
We have right to use the logo unless Jagex asks us not to, according to fair use. The RuneScape logo meets all requirements for fair use, does it not?-- 21:45, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Out of Bonzii's, Number 3 is my favorite, out of Byte's, number 2, out of Dyrth's, number 3, and out of 2+2's, number 1. My favorite overall is Byte's second, very well done. If I didn't get that point across up at the top of the page. Heh. -- 21:49, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Personnaly,I dont see the need for a mew logo.I really like the one we have now,its original,and matchess the feel of the wiki.and,it doesnt stand out,and that is good.I don't think we need a new logo.However,were I to choose one,it'd be bytes. =D

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The RuneScape Wiki.Our current logo by Fingli is by far the best of all of these. It is original, simple, has a wiki-style to it, and has a really neat design. Of the ones suggested above, I liked Byte Master's (number four especially), but I really don't think that it is as good as the classic one we have now. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 04:02, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

You stated that like it was a fact...

It is. -- 06:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

As per that, I am now against the changing of the Logo. -- 06:56, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Though I liked the ones by Byte Master and Bonzi, I too think that the current one is fine. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  09:49, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Although Byte Masters are awesome, I find the current logo is good enough, and it has uniqueness to it. Oppose ~MuzTalk 13:55, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Personally, I like our current one better than any of the others. I especially don't like how many of the logos make the wiki look like it was created by JaGeX --Template:Signatures/ma44040 13:59, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm personally in favour of Byte Masters 1), the only slight problem is the font used for 'WIKI'. Although I don't think we need a new logo. --King Runite1 14:07, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
In my opinion, the current logo is fine, though I am leaning towards one of Byte Master's.  Tien  14:14, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I think all the text should be brand new, and not some text art shadowing. The Jagex art is good, its better than HD. tobylaneTalk 14:55, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I made a logo, which I added to the table above. It is this:

Hope you like it. It's quite good, considering I used MS Paint. By the way, why dont we have a wiki song? I could make some. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

That logo looks very unoriginal. Oh, and it takes up one-fourth of a page. And a Wiki song? That's just.... -- 17:12, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I think it is a very good logo, although the K could look more like a K (it kinda looks like an H.)If I was to choose a logo, I would choose this one, as I don't think the others really personify the wiki. They look good, but they just don't fit... Personally I still like the one we have now though. 19:17, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Our current logo looks clean, professional, and simple. I like it, and I dont think I would want to have it changed. But if we must, I would choose a smaller version of Theg's. (Is the any way you could make it smaller?) -- Chivalry.png Zebidiah12 Chivalry.png

If I had to, I would currently vote for Byte Master's 3rd one. The text RuneScape somewhat resembles the logo, but isn't taken from the logo. And what comes for theg721's suggestion, it's pretty good. Not considering the dragon's ripped off Misterxman[1], and Jagex may be happy to see their logo in full size. Coming to size, how's that going to fill a logo space? Oh, is there a copyright with the font?[2] Just NO. I'm currently neutral until more suggestions come. dictature 05:30, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I have added transparency to 'theg's Logo which can be found: [[File:Wikilogomaybe.png|25px]]

So Far, The Old logo is the best. I don't see why we need to change it. It is original, and it represents what we stand for. I don't see too many suggestions that come close to doing that. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 14:12, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I think that we should have Theg's Dragon logo, only make it smaller, add color to the dragon, and make a background similar to Bonziiznob's. Guthix staff.pngCaesermenace Green partyhat.pngCaesermenace 14:16, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Yea, that sounds nice, but someone else'd have to do it. I'm not that graphical. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

What is wrong with our current Logo? It is fine as it is, no changes are needed. Ryan PM 18:18, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Now that I think about it, I think that it would be cool to incorporate some of Runescape's actual artwork. For example: a picture of a player looking up at the KBD. Actually, that's not a good example, but putting in some actual artwork from the game shows Runescape in all its glory, while still personifying the Wiki. Guthix staff.pngCaesermenace Green partyhat.png Caesermenace 05:46, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

The current logo while being professional and original can be a mite boring, maybe if you could change the font and maybe use some "fresher" images?. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems)10:36, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Come on, we can't use a ripped picture. See this for the picture. dictature 14:48, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I've got another one. [[File:RS Logo proposal.png]] Joe Click Here for Awesomeness18:10, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I like Byte Master's third design the best (for some reason I don't like the stones in his fourth). I think that the current logo is fine, but that it is somewhat simple. Byte Master's design, I feel, captures the feel of the wiki, without being too complex. One question, would a small "[edit]" in the corner of the book's pages look good, or would it ruin the design? Finally, I think that one of the few things that would improve the design would be to make the fourth design's stones look less smooth, and maybe somewhat bigger, but without having the black background of the second design's stones. Goldenrod111 00:53, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

no. 7 by theg looks really cool and its relatively simpler than the other candiates .Saradomin swordZorvarsingh [Talk] [Contribs] 14:10, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

2+2's. Definatley. Btw who likes my No. 6? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

Your no.6. is pretty cool theg, using the current logo. i was thinking about doing that.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness16:59, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

I find the vote poll on the top of the page confusing, as authors have submitted multiple designs, but I'd vote for #7 by '2+2=4 sometimes'. I believe that text shouldn't used as decoration for the logo (as put on some logos), as it muddies up the logo. Only text which conveys the purpose of the graphic (i.e., title) should be included, unless it's used in the manner of Byte Master's logo, which I approve of too--

20:19, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

I vote keeping the same or #7 by 2+2=4. Probably. Statistics.png Lvl 3 skils3 Choice! Talk~ Holiday Signup ~Hiscores 04:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I see no point in changing the logo, it is great as it is and currently none of the candidates are of the same calibre (No offence people who have submitted thing) Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 06:24, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Easily Byte Master's #2. Beware the underrated. Pikaandpi Berserker Fury!Hit hard or go home. 14:50, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

by the way Rswfan nicked my 5th logo for the runescape wiki some other language he changed it back. also just call me 2+2. Joe Click Here for Awesomeness17:16, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

no.7 by theg and nos. 7 , 7 and 8 by 2++2 are deseriving iconsSaradomin swordZorvarsingh [Talk] [Contribs] 09:47, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I like number 6,7 and 8 by 2+2=4. Probrably... Nickle83 20:33, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Vote Count

I havent counted all of em yet, but when I have I will put the results here. Although I might put a poll here. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

EDIT: The results are:
Current logo - 11
One by Bonziiznob - 10
Byte Master - 20
Dyrth - 2
2+2=4. Probably - 3
theg721 - 7

can't we just have a consensus, and everyone agree's no more logo submitions?Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:39, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Nah, I mean, you've only got 1, shouldn't we wait till every ones got a certain amount of votes? I go for until 3. Btw whats a consensus? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power. .

I'd Prefer The Old Classic Better,OR have it as The Last Updates we had in the previous months changing monthly.--

Ringmaster hat.png Celtic-Creations | Talk to me Dragon hatchet.png

16:00, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Just a reminder to all creators of the new proposed logos: the size of the logo must be 135x155 pixels.
Most of the logo I see here are larger than the allowed size.   az talk   16:25, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

err azaz isn't it 216 wide and 155 length. for monaco anyway. a consensus is a community vote.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness16:34, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

She's Az, I'm Azaz, :/-- 03:17, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
For clarification, a consensus is a community agreement, not just a vote. WE base decisions off of the general agreement of the community, not just numbers, though a vote can be held to help narrow things down. =) Karlis (talk) (contribs) 17:00, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

You never mentuioned that before so why can you just make us go by that rule all of a sudden? Anyways, Mine'll just be resized anyways, so why say It's gotta to be resized from the start? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

If you had taken the time to read one of our most fundamental policies, you'd know this. Ignorance is no excuse to ignore policy. (Feel free to announce the end of submissions since there is a plethora to choose from already.)-- 03:17, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Why don't we just make a vote and end submissions? We've probably got at least 30 submissions already. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

The wiki (as with most/all wikis) bases all decisions on community consensus (the general agreement of the community; Google definition). We go by consensus unless the circumstances are so exceptional that a consensus cannot be reached, or vote is required to narrow things down (as Karlis said). See RS:NOT#DEMOCRACY. Though I agree that there are enough submissions already. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 21:01, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


Why dont we have an officisl song as well as a logo? I made one at . It's 0.29MB and is MP3. I will, on request, convert it to OGG or WMA. I know it shouldn't be here, but hey, the logo is Official RS Wikia Media, Why not have More official media? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

[[File:Rs wiki song.ogg]] --Did you really make that? -- Proud to be Dave Lopo's IP, 20:17, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Yea, I made it. Well, I don't think P!nk is gunna come and do 1 or 2. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.
I hope you dont mean to have a song play when someone vists the wiki main page.....Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 20:32, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Nah, Just like a song someone could listen to if they wanted. Kinda like an album and a CD Player, except in this case it's a song and (for me) Firefox 3. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power. .

See Forum:Wiki song? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 14:05, 27 March 2009 (UTC)


First, I don't think a poll is a good idea, especially with how vague the choices are. People can vote more than once, and that is hardly fair. There should be official votes, with sigs. Also, I'd like to direct everyone here. The logos by 2+2 are not original, look [[:Image:RuneLogo2.GIF|here]] and [[:Image:Oh yes.PNG|here.]] Aside from the fact that other users have proposed this before, I'd just like to add that Wikia is not Wikipedia, and I don't think we should just jack their logo. We are more original than that. That said, I prefer the old logo, but otherwise I gotta support Byte Master's logos; they're original, well done, and show what we are about. They're also clean and easy on the eyes. Christine 20:33, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and in addition, check out what the logos actually look at on a dark background (displayed horizontally to reduce page length):
The transparency was not done correctly, and these look really bad to those of us using a dark background. Christine 20:51, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Since the RuneScape Wiki is not a Wikimedia project, we cannot use Wikipedia's logo anyway unless we obtain permission from the Wikimedia Foundation. It seems very unlikely that they would let us use it. Dtm142 22:24, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh shoot I liked that last one. :( -- 01:26, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

I know that, but they are more refined... sorry about the wikipedia then. 2+2

I don't know if you are ending submissions, but in case there is still a little time, I played around for a couple of minutes and made one logof.png  Magic-icon.png HS F07gano Thieving ‎ 14:35, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

mmm how about just changing a bit to the normal logo like changing the runes for all the god icons on rs??? it is just my idea and I will have to make the pototype it may look cool-- Defence Waterkunai1 Talk # fluffy bunniesArmadyl symbol.png 00:38, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I would not change it. But if it was really to be changed, then I think byteone's and thag's are the most clean, actual,... I thing they are approptiated for a quality site like RSW. Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 12:47, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

We can't keep letting more "entries" come in, it'll never stop unless we take it to a vote. Signed, 22:35, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

I vote for the 2nd version by Byte Master Adult chameleon (automatic).png Anurin Talk · Sign! . 23:59, 28 March 2009 (UTC)


Can we take one now, so put your opinion here. Joe Click Here for Awesomeness13:07, 29 March 2009 (UTC) CURRENT RESULTS: Please update when you vote!

  • Current logo: 22
  • Byte's logos: 8
  • Theg's logos: 1
  • 2+2's logos: 4

*Some voted for more than one logo. These votes will not add up to the amount of voters.

I pick any of Byte Master's.

17:32, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I pick... ah, I'm sorry, logo, but I vote for Byte's 2nd. (IT IS COMPLETELY LEGAL BY FAIR USE.) - 17:42, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I think the current logo is still the most appropriate for the wiki at the moment, but failing that I'll go with what I said above: Byte's fourth or second. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 18:16, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

The current one. Zaros tally.PNGBladeQuick chat button.png# 19:09, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

The current one, most definitely. I find it to be the most original, and the best to represent us in style. With Byte Master's second (that sounds like a symphony or something XD), it looks like we were unoriginal and used the official logo to try to make it look cool. With the fourth, it looks like we just made a bad copy of the RuneScape logo (sorry, but I think that the font looks atrocious) to copy the original. Also, using the official logo can misconvey the message that we are an official site and are possibly run by Jagex (we already get that enough...), and we certainly don't want that. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 21:20, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I am voting for Theg's number 9. Guthix staff.pngCaesermenace Green partyhat.png Caesermenace 22:36, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Byte's second or 2+2's seventh.--Quest point hood.png Bigm2793Talk Quest point cape.png 03:15, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Chia and Bladeofwar. The current one's fine. We don't really need to change it, and I like it better than any of the others anyway. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  07:46, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

oddly enough, I would like to keep it the same, Bytes number 3 as it is original and classy.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:08, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

As much as I like Thegs logos, I'm gonna have to say I like our old one

23:45, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo - I'm sorry but the submissions we have, while I know people put a lot of effort into them don't measure up to our current one. Our current logo is clean, professional looking, colorful, incorporates several recognizable images from the game, and just looks good. Some of the logos have tried to address some of these concerns but the current one ties things up nicely. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 21:56, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo. All the suggest ones look fine, but I don't feel that they represent what Runescape and the Wiki stand for. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 00:29, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo - Professional, original, clean, not butchered, and not plagiarism on Jagex's IP. Ryan PM 02:16, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

2+2's 6th rules.Saradomin swordZorvarsingh [Talk] [Contribs] 09:49, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo - Lets just stick with the current one. Why do we need to change something that looks good and functions how it should? Piety.png Smart28 Talk HS Log Tracker Constitution cape.png 10:04, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Byte master final - Honestly, you guys want to go and win the wikia blog event with a couple of pixelated runes on some cheap photoshop events? Thats what you want to be on any tshirts we would make and the face of the wiki? I dont think so, Byte Master has given us something truly great quality. Not only does it look truly amazing, but it was created from scratch by one of our members of wikia and fits Runescape's very unique art style. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 17:41, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Comment to TEbuddy - Photoshop? me? mine was done on word and I am proud.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness15:10, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Byte all the way his logos look cool and official. even when compressed they will be far better then the others. drag logos will loose lots of detail and will be crap (excuse my truthful language) when compressed. --Cosmic rune.png Peckham33 Talk Chaos rune.png 18:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Keep the current logo!: There is nothing wrong with the current logo. The current logo is simple, yet spiffy/suave in its own way. The new logos, especially byte's logos are very dark and action packed. Those logos dont work well with the wiki, but would rather work with the game. The wikia isn't action packed, its informative, so our current logo is perfectly fine and should be kept.Rune crossbow.png Hess36talk Ancient staff.png 20:08, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Dark? Action-packed? How are a book and podium (with candle! :o) dark or action-packed? -- 20:50, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Keep current logo - The contributions here have been good ones, however I still don't think they can beat the cool logo that we already have at the moment. A magic scroll.png WejerFeather.png 20:19, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Keep the current one - No reason to change it. It is simple and unique in it's own way and I really don't like any of the ones being proposed... Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 20:53, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Keep the current logo — While I appreciate how much work has gone into the proposed new logos, none top the current one, which is clean, easily readable, and suits the wikia design. Horsehead Talk 21:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Byte's rune one. OMG, I love it. Fantastic This unsigned comment was made by Fangride.

Keep the current logo - As per Doucher4000. Statistics.png Lvl 3 skils3 Choice! Talk~ Holiday Signup ~Hiscores 05:25, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Comment- Really, people, if we win this Event thing, do you want mousepads and coffee mugs* with our current logo, or one of the others? (I'm just assuming...) - 20:01, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo It is pretty decent as it is Player moderator crown.png Poppop24 Skillcape emote icon.png

Byte's second I'd rather have that on a T-Shirt of Mouse pad rather than the current one. Boomer12342 23:15, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Keep the current logo It is far more professional looking than any of the ones suggested. I do think that we could do better than the current logo, but not with any of the options presented here.Orbie 23:57, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

cOosmic one I like that one the most but personaly keep the old logo.

Your friend -- Defence Waterkunai1 Talk # fluffy bunniesArmadyl symbol.png 13:25, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Byte Master I like the current logo, however if I had to choose one, I would choose Byte's. It looks very nice. Well Done! --Magersam x 00:59, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Current Logo I Think the current one is simply the best out of all of them. --Template:Signatures/ma44040 03:41, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Current It was a tough decision between the current and 2+2, but I came to a conclusion. ShinyUnown T | C | E 01:57, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Current logo I can honestly say that I would buy that mouse pad. Like has been mentioned before, it's clean, professional looking, and fits our community. If I was to vote for any new one it would be Byte's third, he did a pretty good job. However I feel that the current one fits us and RuneScape better (It is RuneScape after all, shouldn't it have runes?). Def nub Talk † Jαşòηmr¢ † 'Trib's Sara nub 04:53, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Current logo I think the current one is fine. Some of the designs for new ones are good, but I think we should stick with the current one... Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 17:24, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Current logo - Change the logo? Wow, a lot have changed since I've been gone... Current logo is simple, unmessy and .,... nice. Chicken7 >talk 15:34, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Current logo - Of the few things that haven't been constantly changed in my time on the wiki, I'm glad to say the logo is one of them.--

15:39, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

I like it how it is and i'd keep it that way. But if you're not going to at least keep it to the same theme, some of these would look ridiculous in context with the wikia! Mind you i do like 2+2=4s no.66 and no.8! Whovian39 15:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

'Bytemaster #4, or 2+2=4's #6' i belive thoes are the nisest, simplest, ones. my vote is for Bytemaster's #4 though. Woolly hat.pngCorhen talkGreen partyhat.png 22:24, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

My vote I like and I vote for 2+2=4.Probably's logo because it has a Wikpedia feel to it and this Wikia thing is a branch from Wikipedia anyways. King soro1 01:14, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

2+2=4. Probably 's #6 I just like it. It's wikipedia-like logo, but with runescape images. I vote it. Runeueins 13:50, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Current logo - it's so much better, and I don't like the new candidates too much. Theres really no need for a change - none at all. C0smic 01:16, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Im really liking byte's 3rd logo, but I think that the "WIKI" font should be times new roman, and probably black. I like the second of the Wikipedia style logos, but They seem to be on the edge (if not crossing) fair use boundaries. Summoning-icon.png Monkey525467 - TS 04:36, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

i can't decide, i like Bonziiznob's 2nd but would like to see some tweaking with it, maybe character a tad to the right to balance it a bit more and a wee bit of anti-aliasing since it isn't going to be transparent-ised. Alternately i'm also liking Byte Master's 3rd logo, but again with tweaking, in this case i would like to see something a little different than just a dusty book (air+earth), having just the two simple elements makes the book seem a little empty in a way, but all the rest is quite nice ~kytti khat 22:34, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

2+2=4. Probably 's #6 It's this site in a nutshell - Wikipedia for Runescape. Liferune.pngbufar(talk)Death rune.png

Leave the logo as it is. It's simple, and I think it shows the true Wiki. --Dockywho 20:30, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

I believe that we should change the Wiki Logo, as eventhough RuneScape was named after the runes found (revealed in Meeting History quest), many people do not use Magic as a form of combat, and it should therefore consist of Magic staffs, Melee weapons,Ranged equiptment, items relating to certain skills, and various monsters (perhaps dragons and some quest monsters). Anonymously, Isshinryu2.

Closed - The concensus, the keep the current logo, has been implemented. The logo will not change.

05:06, 15 April 2009 (UTC)