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This thread was archived on 15 April 2011 by Tienjt0.

Shall we make more of the tables that users can click to highlight rows? An example can be seen here.

I think this would be to help users to keep track of things in certain tables. Personally, I would love to use this for farming, so I can mark off the patches I've visited. It could also be used for tables in quests, mini-quests, and many other places. I think this tool is really useful! So as I normally say, what's your comments? Would you support it? --Project Myface Parsonsda Talk | Sign Here | Project Myface Project Myface 15:23, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

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Support - I like it. Let's not go crazy and add it here, there and everywhere. But I certainly wouldn't be opposed to using it elsewhere where it could prove genuinely useful, the farming patch example would certainly benefit. It runs off javascript, but when Javascript is not working it just appears as a normal table. --Henneyj 19:02, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

Support - There are certain examples where this could be very helpful, but I agree with Henney that we shouldn't go overboard in places where it's not useful. ʞooɔ 10:23, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

General support - As always with javascript, and everything else, put it where it is helpful, but not excessively, like in places it isn't. 222 talk 11:11, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Support conservative use - Looks good, but isn't needed everywhere. Identify a few choice locations where it would add to the table's usefulness. Btw, does this slow page load times by any chance? - [Pharos] 12:03, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

It's JavaScript. It does slow down pageloads a little, but usually loads just after the page. It's not that bad for pageloads. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:57, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Support limited use - Per above, it looks good and will help viewers possibly, but don't go putting it everywhere. ajr 13:24, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Support limited - Per above. Don't use it in drop logs, for example. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 05:59, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

I don't understand. If you mean drop tables on monster/item pages, how would using it in drop tables be useful? JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 11:06, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
"Don't use it in drop logs,..." >.> User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 11:24, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
Squint face emoticon.gif JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 13:31, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Support limited - Wow that's awesome, I've never seen it before. Looks like it'd be helpful for task-like things... Like in the back of gaming books how it has the little checklists.. ^-^ Drop logs - no, obviously. That's not useful. sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 19:24, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Support limited use - Per above. I think the only things it should be used for is things people will actially use to check. For example farm runs and penguin spots, and maybe a list of daily things, like getting buckets from Bert, battlestaves from Naff and those things. It should not be used for dungeoneering floors, as that is exactly what already exists in RuneScape and nobody wants to keep the list up-to-date when they already have one in RS. So, things that exist in RS should not be listed, and only things visitors want to keep a checklist of. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 20:44, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

Support limited use - I think this would be very useful for select pages. e.g. Tasks, Farming patch locations. I was unaware of this discussion eariler today and I wrote a modification for Common.js that allows highlighting on any table. I used the existing D&D Penguin locations script as a template and simply made it more generic so it now works with any table having a css class of "tasktable" and an id. (The cookie name is derived from the id.) As per Evil1888's suggestion I posted this script under my user page: User:Persondude2/tasktable.js. I think it would fit great with the general consensus here since the script does nothing unless it's explicitly enabled on a table. Persondude2 03:31, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - so far i seen a few uses,Rag and Bone Man, Rag and Bone Man wish list, Fur 'n' Seek, Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list, Farming it can also be used on user pages, users will love them as you can make a game with them, or a to do list! there loads it can do, but for articles it still a limet use, but for user Pages it a unlimited use. --Project Myface Parsonsda Talk | Sign Here | Project Myface Project Myface 12:33, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

As far as I know, these tables work with cookies. An ID can be used only once on the wiki for these tables. Therefore, if we allow users to have these tables on their userpages, the ID for the table should in my opinion be something like User/<username>/name, so that one table will never be affected by other tables. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:27, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - "Highlightable" tables will be used for "checklists" that do not appear in-game, such as Farming/Patch locations. The tables can also be used for checklists that do appear in-game, like specific task pages and the Rag and Bone Man quests/wishlists, as long as the tables simplify the checking process (for example, tasks appear in the player's interface, but a lot of clicking is needed to see the requirements for the tasks). Users should be bold and use common sense if they see other tables that may benefit from this feature. These tables may also be used on user pages, provided that the ids do not affect those in the mainspace.  Tien  18:01, April 15, 2011 (UTC)