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This thread was archived on 10 August 2012 by Thebrains222.

I have no idea how to stop this stuff from happening (stuff like "What boots are these?" or that awful clan-recruitment topic we got recently *shudder*). All I know is that there probably should be a message to new YG-comers that these sort of topics are forbidden...or something.

Don't have a lot of time, so I'm blanking on ideas...7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:16, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

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Comment/Question - and this would stop them... how? If they want to make an unsuitable thread, then they will make an unsuitable thread, and no message on what not to make a thread about will stop them. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 20:19, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I believe they'll keep coming no matter what we do, so our current method should be fine. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 20:21, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I think the very first line of the YG page suffices: The Yew Grove is a place where community members can discuss larger changes to the wiki, such as policy proposals or suggestions to substantially redesign high-traffic content pages. We can't help it if people don't read. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 22:19, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

I've never bothered to read it. --Henneyj 17:52, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - A general discussion place about the game itself rather than wiki-based stuff may help, but the usage volume of such a place could be questionable, depending on how well advertised it is. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 23:33, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that's what the old forums were for. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 23:34, July 1, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, but they stagnated and died, especially due to it being an unfinished, unsupported and partially broken extension. Something within the wiki format would probably be easier to advertise, moderate and such; or, something on an external forum (though I don't particularly like that).Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 00:11, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
This is an interesting idea, and something I would be in support of. The means to communicate with the broader userbase with wider topics than just wiki changes in a more substantial sense than RS:C and the IRC would do the wiki good, I think. — Enigma 00:35, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
Didn't we just have this discussion not long ago? I think the bottom line was that: There is no other place. They're not going to give us a nice forum format and offsite would be too much of a hassle. Oh, here it is: Forum:Establishing a Watercooler-style forum. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 00:39, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
Tomek's Devbox has the alpha running on the Forum extension if you wanted to try that out. It's going to be in development for several more months by the look of it. Closest thing that will come around to having a "watercooler" forum. Ryan PM 02:05, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - It's fine as it is, and I don't think there is anyway to block them coming. As fergie said, we can't help it if people can't read the first damn sentence of a page. HaidroH rune.pngEagle feather 3.pngCandle (blood red).png 1XqyDNM.png Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngHazelmere's signet ring.png 00:11, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I like the idea of a general discussion forum, something I feel talk pages don't really manage to cater towards. I realise the wiki is not a forum, but that isn't to say it's not something we should look into providing there is a suitable forum extension available to use that can be easily maintained. The one in Tomek's devbox (linked above) looks suspiciously like message walls to me, which is going to have all the issues massage walls have currently. I think a general forum would be an asset to the wiki, it's just a shame nothing currently available to us is suitable. cqm 21:04,4/7/2012 (UTC) (UTC)

Also, whilst there is instruction for what should be here, there is no alternative option offered in case someone should have a quick question and never thought to look into the chat media available. Perhaps a link to Special:Chat and IRC would be useful as well as pointing out that specific questions regarding a certain item can go on talk pages, although talk page questions are easily missed. cqm 21:08,4/7/2012 (UTC) (UTC)
I'd support that. It sounds like something to actually, you know, put in the proposal, which as yet doesn't propose a whole lot. --Cycloneblaze (user - talk) 16:34, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - I still think Forum:Establishing a Watercooler-style forum is the best way forward. 222 talk 03:28, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

Comment/Oppose - I really don't see how you can do this, I mean, setting in others would more likely inconvinience real posts. I mean, this isn't a high area of vandalism, and the weird topics don't really happen much. When they do, they generally get remove pretty quickly. Dragon longsword.png Cire04 TalkAttack.png 00:10, July 14, 2012 (UTC)

Comment - Wikia have released a [[community:User blog:Toughpigs/Wikia's new Forum demo|demo forum]] on community test, which can be seen [[w:c:communitytest:Board:Forum Feedback|here]]. I personally think it has all the flaws of message walls and blogs, in terms of maintenance, and prefer the way we can reply to individual comments here. But it's going to be a while before it's available here, so maybe it might have improved by then. cqm 07:01,29/7/2012 (UTC) (UTC)

Closed - We can talk about the Message Walls forums and other alternatives when the time comes. 222 talk 11:26, August 10, 2012 (UTC)