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This thread was archived on 18 October 2008 by Azaz129.

Based on the Granularity policy, non-interactive things do not deserve articles. However, I was wondering if some of them are bunched into a single article: Non-interactive scenery.

Personally, I like to Examine things in RuneScape, and read the texts. The examine texts are there to be read, and I'm sure it will be an interesting and amusing read. The examine texts can be listed under an article, or divided into several sections (similar to the Trivia article), depending on the amount of information we have.

However, I'm not sure how to proceed with this idea, as this is not a small task.   az talk   08:40, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

There really are huge amounts of non-interactive scenery, but if you wanted to undertake such a massive project, you should start by sorting by location. troacctid 22:29, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
You will find that many individual pieces of non-interactive scenery have the same name, despite being in very different locations. I think many users would find it difficult to maintain enthusiasm for a list documenting every little thing, and it would be an awful lot of work for a few people to take on. Despite the granularity policy, I think there are some items of interactive scenery that are not worth documenting (for example, "Crevice" - you can only enter it or examine it), and listing the examine text for non-interactive scenery would be very trivia-y. If it's particularly notable you might add it to Trivia or Cultural references. Of course, I would not object if you wanted to start the list, but it would be a big task to undertake. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 01:20, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Alrighty then. I was thinking of bunching these items based on type: Flora (for anything green), Fauna (for animals), etc. But since it is such a "big task" and a "massive project", I won't bother with it because I won't be able to do it by myself. I just don't have the time. Just thought it would be a nice idea... This "project" needs contributions from many people, and is not just "for a few people to take on."   az talk   15:24, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
As a thought along this line, it may be nice to put details of non-interactive scenery into articles about the areas where they are located.... aka cities, dungeons, guilds, etc. I'm suggesting this for two reasons: both because some of these pieces of scenery do need to be documented (Jagex does occasionally turn these into interactive scenery or a part of a quest), and to provide a starting place that have existing articles. As far as this being a huge addition to this wiki.... take it in small steps. Almost any endeavor worth doing is a huge task, but it all starts with small steps. This certainly is no different. --Robert Horning 10:43, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
I like Robert's idea of putting it in the location articles. And he is also right about doing it in steps. The GEMW is huge. It started with about 2 people and now look. :O I wouldn't oppose but I wouldn't really support either but you can do it if you are willing. Place it in the projects/tasks section on the community portal. Chicken7 >talk 12:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)