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This thread was archived on 3 April 2010 by Calebchiam.

I have an idea for an add on to the main page. I propose that we add a special box that shows the twitter hint for that week. Every week it will change. I propose this because the twitter hints are always nice. I am aware of this page http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Twitter_hints but I think the weekly twitter hints would be better on the main page

Give me constructive feedback on my idea please.--Obama Luigi 00:17, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Discussion

Oppose - The Twitter hints come out usually on Sundays, and updates come usually on Mondays or Tuesdays. Your proposal means that we will have a redundant Twitter hint up for five or more days, when the update has already occured. I think that having a page for it is sufficient. --LiquidTalk 00:18, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - While I think the idea would be great, I agree with Liquidhelium. There is usually not a lot of time between the hint and the update, making the hints redundant. But maybe what we could do is, (if possible in MediaWiki), make a sort of box in which Jagex's most recent tweets show up. I don't really know how to explain this, but it's used on some websites which I can't think of right now (I should get my memory fixed) and works well there. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 12:22, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

We can do that with [[Help:RSS2Wiki|RSS]] - many users (myself, Amaurice, TheElijah, etc) display their adventurer's logs with it. We'd just use this URL as the input and the other customisation options as wanted. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 14:22, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Before I begin, there's no need for the sub-section below, but I won't even bother with that. Yes, the Twitter hints can be very useful, but putting them on the front page is pointless per Liquid. It would be like our old article of the month/user of the month system: the info stale after the first few days. Zaros symbol.pngChaos Monk Talk SignCoins 250.png 20:42, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Per above, it is simple enough just to go to the Twitter hints page or the official Jagex twitter page and see them yourself. HaloTalk 20:55, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Let's do that

I like the idea of it showing the most recent twitter message. Let's do that idea because often and I'm sure others agree I have trouble finding out which twitter message belongs to who.--Turok Obama 19:10, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose this one as well - A lot of Jagex's Tweets are responses to questions from players. It will be very confusing for users to see a random tweet that says something like "@Name: We don't know." when they don't know what the original question was. Having a long stream is also redundant and pointless. --LiquidTalk 20:46, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

sort of Oppose - Sorry, but one is not good. We either do none, or a bigger number (10 or so), but 1 is just not the right amount. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 08:38, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose I don't see the point in doing this, sorry. bad_fetustalk 17:44, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - We will not be implementing the changes proposed. C.ChiamTalk 03:13, April 3, 2010 (UTC)