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This thread was archived on 25 October 2010 by Liquidhelium.

In Forum:Update page policy, a rule which forbid wiki links in update pages was passed. I'd like to undo that rule. That rule doesn't help anything, and is a burden on visitors.

I was just reading the Main Page, and was interested in the Halloween event. I clicked the "Read more" link in the news post, and was led to the Update page. After I read the update, I wanted to see the wiki's article on the event. What links did I find? Only those to Jagex's Game Guide. If you've ever read it, you'll know how unhelpful Jagex's game guide is. What are our readers interested in? The wiki's detailed, step by step guide or Jagex's vague Game guide page? I'm more interested in our article, and I'm sure most readers are interested in that also. They don't want (or may not know how to) perform a search to get to the intended article.

A reason that the change was implemented was to keep our update pages exactly the same way as Jagex's update pages, but I think it's good to exercise some individuality, especially when doing so significantly hinders our ability to disseminate information.

I should note that most update pages were made with internal links before that thread passed a week ago, so this should be nothing new to those who frequent the update namespace.

Thanks for your time in reading the wall of text. --LiquidTalk 00:16, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Discussion

Support - As nominator. --LiquidTalk 00:16, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per nom. I liked those links. Suppa chuppa Talk 02:31, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - It isn't nice not to have links to our own content in one of our pages. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 03:05, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Question - Will links that are on the original news post remain ("sling" went to the kbase)? Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 03:10, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - (That previous thread passed with mostly comments...) As long as original links stay as they were in the Jagex update, I support for additional inter-wiki links within the update namespace. Ryan PM 03:34, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - I think it only makes since that Pages on a Wiki link to other pages on the Wiki... SardominSign Me! 03:44, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Strong support - That thread passed?! It is very beneficial for viewers to be able to quickly click on a link to an article about something they want to know more about. 222 talk 05:34, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per above. HaloTalk 05:45, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Conditional support - Per Ryan. Farming cape (t).png Lil cloud 9 Talk 17:34, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support - That's just stupid. bad_fetustalk 18:02, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Support Yup okay. So like we could have a section at the end which could be called "See also" and we could have links to pages for the content that was released with that update. Matt (t) 05:03, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I'll make that a proposal below. Matt (t) 05:06, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per Saradomin/Zamorak/Nom. Real Crazy 07:06, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - How did this actually get removed in the first place? a wiki is a site with many links to other places for if you wanna know more... JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 21:43, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Notice of intent - I'm going to close this soon unless anyone objects. I want to get it updated before Monday so that any future updates have the links already in them. --LiquidTalk 15:55, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Why not close it early? Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 16:05, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Proposal

How 'bout we have a "See also" section at the bottom of updates that links to our pages for the content that was released with that update? Matt (t) 05:06, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - Having a in-text link is easier. Think, "Oh look, I want to know what a cow is, I'll just click the link" is easier than "Hmm, what's a cow? No! How can I find it?!" and they miss the See also section below, or just forget they wanted to look up "Cow". 222 talk 05:27, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - There would be a lot of fuzzy area of what to include and what not to include under this kind of section. Links are fine. Farming cape (t).png Lil cloud 9 Talk 08:08, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oppose - nah, not needed. Links in the text are better JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 21:43, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Internal links will once again be allowed in updates. --LiquidTalk 02:18, October 25, 2010 (UTC)