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This thread was archived on 8 March 2009 by Azaz129.

I propose a guideline that game historical information about an item, creature, NPC, etc., should be placed in its own separate section of an article rather than placed in the main part of the article. For example, the article on the Corrupt dragon scimitar begins with:

'The Corrupt dragon scimitar was released on 15 October 2008 along with the PvP worlds. It is the strongest scimitar available to non-members, but it crumbles to dust after 30 minutes of wielding. It requires 60 Attack to wield.'

The first sentence is game historical information on the item and is likely to be of little interest to most players looking up this item. They more likely want to know its abilities and requirements. Placing the historical information in a separate section would be better. That way, the information is available for players interested in it but does not clutter the main part of the article.

This guideline would apply to any article except those who purpose is to cover changes, like articles on updates. It would also apply to displaying before images when graphics are changed. It would also apply to comparisons of RuneScape Classic with the current RuneScape.

I think this would make the articles more useful most readers. Inelcirc 14:59, 10 February 2009 (UTC)