Forum:Style guide - Time references
I propose an additional section to RuneScape:Style guide. There are lots of articles that contain statements to relative time using the word "recently" and similar things. Stamping out all the relative terms could take a while, but we should at least agree and declare that they're evil.
It should probably go just before or just after the section on date format.
Mostly support - I agree with everything except the one about seasons, which I don't really care about. Jagex will usually reference seasons based on what they experience. As we're already accustomed to using British this and British that, I don't have a problem with assuming Northern hemisphere for everything. MolMan 12:02, June 29, 2015 (UTC)
'sup, board12:33, June 29, 2015 (UTC)
Support - Mol has a point though.06:16, July 1, 2015 (UTC)
Support - To pick up on the season issue, are there any examples of where seasons are used in our content? And is that a reflection of how Jagex added the content (Summer/Winter games for example)? cqm 07:59, 1 Jul 2015 (UTC) (UTC)
- Off the top of my head, I'm not aware of any seasonal references in articles, other than ones directly quoting Jagex, but I haven't gone looking for any, either. It's not a complicated condition, and it seems simple enough not to wait for a problem. --Saftzie (talk) 22:34, July 1, 2015 (UTC)
Support - It really confuses me when people state in articles that something happened "recently". As per a recent (Ha!) YG thread about Ironman accounts and certain items, the proposing user stated that "Jagex recently added both it and HCIM modes". What constitutes as "recent" for some? What doesn't? Seriously, let's just do away with the term on the wiki when it comes to time-based info. --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 01:31, July 7, 2015 (UTC)