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This thread was archived on 17 June 2008 by Diberville.

Here, the community decided to add a set of links to the sidebar for our [[MediaWiki:Statistics-footer|sister wikis]]. For convenience, the default setting of the links would be collapsed. However, I don't think it works as well as it sounded. The MonoBook skin's sidebar takes a few seconds to collapse, which blocks the search bar. The Quartz skin's sidebar cannot be collapsed, and takes too much space. I did vote for the sister wikis links, but I didn't think it would be like this. I now think that having a link to sister wikis is pointless. It is simple to just go to the Main Page and click the link there. Instead of links linking to the Main Pages of other wikis, we could have an "other languages" table, like from Wikipedia. Clicking on the links there would take you to the same article on a wiki with a different language. To do this, all you have to do is put [[language letters:article]] on the page. For example, if there were a "Yew Grove" on the [[c:es.runescape|Spanish RuneScape Wiki]], you would put, [[es:Runescape:Yew grove]].The only page on the wiki that uses this is the Main Page. But I think that if there were links all over the wiki for this, it would be a lot better than the "sister wikis" link we have now. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I also dislike the collapable sidebars. A lot of wikis use the article linking for different languages and it gets positive responses. I think it would be a good idea. You should also tell the other language wikis about the idea so they can link to the english RS Wiki (here). It might get a bit tedious though. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 09:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm starting to add the languages to articles. Anyone else, please help. If we get enough language links on enough articles, maybe the sister wikis links can come off. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 20:50, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Right now, I'm mostly working on [[c:nl.runescape|Dutch]]. I've cleared out [[c:pt.runescape|Portuguese]] and [[c:bg.runescape|Bulgarian]], but I can't figure out [[c:zh-tw.runescape|Taiwanese]] or [[c:de.runescape|German]]; they're in different languages. Could someone work on another language while I finish Dutch? Better yet, the whole community could just do an article and have the whole thing done. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 23:43, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand...if other language wikis want to reference their language from ours, shouldn't it be their responsibility? Why don't we just go to the other wikis and say, "feel free to link our pages to yours if you have a substitute for your language?" I don't think we need to be working too hard to send people away from our site. Endasil (Talk) @  00:07, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Good point. One of the reasons I want to do this is to get rid of the set of links, because of its problems. But I guess we could also start linking to our site from the other wikis. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 02:05, 8 June 2008 (UTC)