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This thread was archived on 16 February 2010 by Calebchiam.

I was browsing wikipedia a few seconds ago when I stumbled upon the Wookieepedia page followed by many other wikia wiki's articles. Would it be a good idea for one of our editors who edit/know wikipedia to create a RuneScape Wiki page?? IT would slightly get out name out there. What does anyone think?? Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 06:50, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I don't believe we fit their definition of notability. JGQUMSMBucket detail.pngrwojy 06:57, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
I think that we would be just as notable as many wikis there. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 07:01, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
They all have something I'm pretty sure we don't: sources. I don't think this wiki has ever been mentioned anywhere outside of runescape and maybe a few fansites, which doesn't qualify as notable. ZTNYWBucket detail.pngrwojy 07:04, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Halopedia had an article on Wikipedia once upon a time. It was deleted because only one source could be found where some writer happened to say "the Halopedia", but was referring to the [[w:c:halo:Halo Story Bible|Halo Bible]]. We have much less than that when it comes to press coverage. RuneHQ is more likely of getting an article. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 09:30, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

I agree. Those wikis are much smaller, although they have more outer sources and information of their history/content than our fine wiki. An example would be Lostpedia, and how they decided to merge with Wikia after many unsuccessful attempts. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 13:10, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
Yep, that makes sense. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 05:32, February 8, 2010 (UTC)
There is no way the Runescape wiki meets the notability required for a page on Wikipedia and any attempt to create a article there is likely to hurt the changes of getting there in the future (if/when we do have notable sources) --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 08:54, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe we could write about our wiki on the wikipedia article about runescape somewhere near the end? We could even make a section on the article about runescape which told about useful fansites. OR, we could also make an enitrely new wiki with information on useful wikis. Davidcu96 17:03, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

There's already a link to the wiki at the bottom of the RuneScape article. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 17:09, February 9, 2010 (UTC)

There was a discussion a while back (i.e. 2007) on how many and which RuneScape fansites would be linked to at the bottom of the article. I don't believe we were going to be included on any basis other than the fact that we were a wiki with an active community. At the time, RuneHQ, Zybez and Tip.It were all definitely more popular than we were, so we should be thankful we even have that. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 00:12, February 10, 2010 (UTC)
That's what I meant. We already have a link there. Anyway, if they would approve of us writing an article, wouldn't the article already be there? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 08:45, February 10, 2010 (UTC)
Err, we have an article right now at Runescape Wikia (wrongly spelt and capitalised)RuneScape Wiki, and is being considered for deletion. It will probably will be deleted as "RuneScape Wiki" was back in 2007.   az talk   11:33, February 10, 2010 (UTC)
Apparently Fruit smoothie created the article just yesterday, February 9. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 12:08, February 10, 2010 (UTC)
No doubt inspired but this thread to create the page. C.ChiamTalk 12:09, February 10, 2010 (UTC)
Cool, apparently the RuneScape Wiki is mentioned once in a published online source handbook. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:36, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
Really?? Where?? Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 01:39, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
Here? It's technically not this wiki... but a Wikia page on RuneScape is mentioned. Another place where we are indirectly mentioned is here.   az talk   02:04, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
Those smartheads at Wikipedia make me want to hack down the site... I don't think so. --Coolnesse 21:52, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

Deleted. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 19:26, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

And that can only harm any future article when we have sources. The discussion showing the consensus to delete will come back to haunt. The person that created the page is a pleb. --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 20:59, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

Close - RS:SNOW. This was a destructive thread. I regret making it now. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 09:04, February 16, 2010 (UTC)