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This thread was archived on 5 April 2013 by Cåm.

Remember Forum:Promote?

Okay, well [[:Category:Wikia|our pictures]] are out of date and thus don't represent the best this wiki has to offer. So I guess it's time to choose new ones or agree to update our current ones.

I guess we can also review whether or not Promote is cool and if we even care about it anymore.

Discussion

I don't care too much, just update the current images. MolMan 14:56, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Use stuff like TWW, RotM, TzHaar City, Slayer Tower, Zanaris and other recently updated stuff. Stuff. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 16:56, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - This is going to be a fairly common problem, similar to FIMG replacements. Would it not be simpler to alter RuneScape:Promote to make it into a similar format as FIMG, so we can nominate and discuss the various outdated images as necessary? cqm 14:56, 18 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

I don't think anyone genuinely gives a crap about promote. MolMan 18:36, March 19, 2013 (UTC)
You're aware the image used to represent the wiki before promote was actually released was a cropped version of [1]? No one cared back then. It just seems pointless to have a YG thread every time some minor thing (we don't actually have on the wiki) is changed. I hate to point it out, but the vast majority of our traffic doesn't come from Wikia's mix it up gadget, if any does at all. cqm 20:47, 19 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I am aware, but I think it'd be nice to just give our sysops warrant to update any images on promote as necessary every few months or so. I'd honestly like to never see a discussion regarding the feature again. It's the latter part of your response (that I knew myself) that makes me question why anyone should even care. If we have to though, I do agree with you that it would be best to have it done similarly to FIMG. MolMan 20:52, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - I forgot about the promote utility. I'd like to make a quick reminder that the images uploaded cannot be any size other than 480x320px. All other images will be resized by the staff member that approves them to be within or under those dimensions unceremoniously. That being said, keep what is necessary when resizing and cropping. I don't think all the images need updating, just the RotM, QBD, General Graardor (hey it's the rhino cape), Bandos Throne Room, and maybe the skilling image. Ryan PM 15:34, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Support - Cam's proposal. Blaze_fire.png12.png 18:29, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Never mind, I like the whole "leave it to the sysops" thing better. Let's just end Promote 2: Electric Boogaloo Blaze_fire.png12.png 14:19, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Support allowing sysops to update - Per Mol. Going through this process so often is going to get so old. If someone disagrees so much, they can leave one of us a message and we can change out the images. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 04:58, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

So we just get to pick an image, with no process? Given the nature/use of the images, I'll support that. cqm 11:49, 22 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Support sysop update - If it weren't for the fact that leaving the images alone would eventually make our wiki look crap, doing nothing would be the easiest reaction. Unfortunately, we need to look shiny and new, so it would be easiest if an admin just updated things. After all, no one seems to care very much about Promote. 222 talk 11:59, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Or we can just pull out of promote all together. cqm 14:07, 22 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
I would even support that. It's not like we have a traffic issue. If people are familiar enough with wikis and Wikia, they could find the RuneScape wiki on their own anyway. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 15:46, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
It's not mandatory? I would support that too. After all, most people find us through Google search, and I've never been a fan of Wikia's cross-wiki promotion strategies anyway. 222 talk 11:29, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
I assume you can pull out of it, judging by the status notification on Special:Promote (sorry everyone who can't see that page). There's also the option of just not submitting the pictures in the first place, so it seems a little strange not to have a function to withdraw from it. cqm 12:17, 23 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Let the sysops do it - Nice and simple and those who aren't can yell at those who are to do it. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 16:48, March 27, 2013 (UTC)

Sysops - Easier for everyone. Hair 02:18, March 28, 2013 (UTC)

Sysops - Per ^. Matt (t) 04:58, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

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Closed - Pulling completely out of promote has not gained consensus. As a result, admins are now permitted to update the images of Special:Promote without further discussion. If anyone who is not an admin would like to replace an image, you can contact an active admin, listed at RS:ADMIN. Current images can be found at RuneScape:Promote along with instructions for updating, which needs to be updated when images are changed. cqm 20:30, 5 Apr 2013 (UTC) (UTC)