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New Article Spot on Mainpage

In light of recent discussion about the User of the Month, it has been brought forth to create a new mainpage spot which would advertise articles needing cleaned up, or worked on/enhanced. With this said, I move for the creation of a new mainpage template that would allow this to occur. Please offer all ideas on what this template would be about. A community will decide the overall theme of this new feature.

Bonziiznob Talk

07:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

There are a lot of pretty or well detailed areas in Runescape. How about Image of the Month? --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 12:38, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Support - Perhaps we could create a template that displays three stubs and three articles needing cleanup? Supertech1 TCE 19:42, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Support - I would prefer Image of the month or something similar. With the recent graphics update, Runescape has some truly beautiful high resolution scenery. I think it would also help Runescape's long standing image as a "crappy low res browser game". Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 00:52, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

I've brought up the idea of an IotM (Image of the Month) multiple times already. Everyone hates it when I mention it. :S Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 01:52, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Support as I wanted this in the first place. --Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 02:11, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Example - Here are a few example images that show off a few nicer looking areas that we could use for IOTM. I think it would be an excellent feature. [[1]] [[2]] [[3]] Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 07:31, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Instead of showing off images, linking to stubs and things that need help would be of more benefit to the wiki. --Degenret01 07:50, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

We should keep the front page aesthetically pleasing and useful to a public guest. Take a look at Guild wiki, Wowwiki, and Wikipedia for examples. They all have useful information, features, pictures, and not lists of articles/items needing attention. Stubs have their own category, and thats where they should stay.Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 08:12, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Amazing, your examples are all pics you took....what a coincidence...and that's another reason I don't like this idea, there would be arguing over how to select the pic...and a pic is just what one, or very rarely, two people worked on.--Degenret01 08:30, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
As far as I know, no high resolution pictures of any areas exist on this wiki. What other way could I upload them without manually taking them or requesting a friend to take them for me? Also, the process you describe as being violent and unnecessary could be as simple as a vote or a discussion on where an appropriate area would be. Similar to how UOTM and AOTM are chosen. Not to mention, the images I did indeed take were very easy to capture. I would say I have spent more time replying to your post than I did taking, editing, and uploading them. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 09:01, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Upon further consideration I still think we do need the Article that Needs Work, but the idea of pic of the month has some merit. How about if we have Gallery of the Month? We can decide on say 4 or 6 or 8 images that really do justice to this project. And having a good number would alleviate arguing. For the process of selecting them, just as Tebuddy said, a nice easy vote. And everyone gets up to the same number of votes as we decide there will be pics in the gallery. --Degenret01 10:30, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

I do like the Image of the Month idea, per Tebuddy. There is also the possibility of a Trivia / "Did you Know" section on the Main Page, which was once discussed here. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 03:06, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

I also think that anything that goes on the main page should look good, and have quality content. This is our first impression to new users and I don't think we should show our stubs, and poorly written articles. Anyone who wants to edit these already knows how to find them. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 20:33, 12 March 2009 (UTC)