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This thread was archived on 18 September 2013 by Cqm.

I'm not sure what the "Elefint" is all about, but apparently Cook put it up there. To put it very bluntly, why the frick do we need it there? It's not pertinent to RuneScape, it's not about anything sitenotice-worthy, and all it really does is show that our administration is immature and likes to play jokes on others. It may not be harming anyone or be as offbeat as the Konomi code we implemented, but it's definitely pointless and needs to go. My question: Why was it put up there in the first place? 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:12, September 10, 2013 (UTC)


Because elefint! — Jr Mime (talk) 20:12, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Poor reasoning. I'm not willing to accept jokes right now. =| 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:13, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
It was just a joke when I was linking random animals from imgur. Cook found a elefint picture and then kept spamming it, and finally put it on sitenotice. I think he removed it anyway, it was just for a joke. — Jr Mime (talk) 20:15, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
Well, if he removed it, why do I still see it? I've tried refreshing, and I understand it was a joke...but is the sitenotice really the place to do it? 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:16, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
At first i thought it was vandalism. I dont really see the point, considering its apparently an inside joke between a couple on admins. Megadog14Talk 20:19, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
Oh, he must of put it back. Anyway, why do you make it such a big issue of putting an image on RC? Just dismiss it and you are all good. — Jr Mime (talk) 20:21, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
It's not so much of "making it a big issue" as it is massive amounts of confusion and wondering for me. 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:26, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
With 55k files on hand, plus the creativity of the community, it shouldnt be too difficult to find an RS themed (or create 1) for that specific image. Like horses, there are no Elifints in Runescape. --Deltaslug (talk) 21:12, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

It's so damn cute though, we should keep it Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 21:51, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Then put up an image of that piglet and kitten frolicking about during the Bacon quest (.... while the player is mercilessly beating a thief offscreen ...). Or the scene with pirate kittens. Who wouldn't love kittens in hats? --Deltaslug (talk) 22:53, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
Replace it with this please:
--Jlun2 (talk) 05:32, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - It's a harmless bit of fun:

[08/09/2013 02:09:30] Cook Me Plox: did you see the elefint?
[08/09/2013 02:09:56] Cqm: uh... no?
[08/09/2013 02:10:06] Cook Me Plox: main page
[08/09/2013 02:10:33] Cqm: lol, how long has that been there?
[08/09/2013 02:11:13] Cook Me Plox: half an hour or so
[08/09/2013 02:11:33] Cqm: is this a test to see how many of us actually look at the main page?
[08/09/2013 02:11:40] Cook Me Plox: not really
[08/09/2013 02:11:52] Cook Me Plox: it's mostly just a harmless shits-and-giggles prank
[08/09/2013 02:11:59] Cook Me Plox: that maybe a few people will think is funny

Is it really that much of a problem? It's no worse than the other jokes around the wiki - Bukkits, Butts and Badges to name a few. cqm 01:00, 11 Sep 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

You forgot caek --Recent uploads SpineTalkGuest book 02:55, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Bearocrat Blaze_fire.png12.png 05:34, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - You guys just don't get it. The wiki lacks an easily recognizable "brand" that we can use to get people to visit the wiki regularly. This is a very advanced marketing technique that uses subliminal messaging to achieve its goal. To get the point across, here is an imaginary conversation that could have happened if we kept the elefint up:

Elfinlocks: Hey Cow1337killr, did you see the picture of the elefint on RS Wikia's main page?
Cow1337killr: No, I don't use wikia that much. But I like elefints so I will take a look.
Elfinlocks: Okay! It is a very nice picture of an elefint. It is very cute.
Cow1337killr: Wow! That is an amazing picture. I think I will use RS Wiki from now on for all my RuneScape help needs. Thank you for showing me this picture Elfinlocks! Now whenever I think of elefints I will think of RuneScape Wiki.
Elfinlocks: Me too!

See? It's a smart tactic that could have worked and could have dug us out of the community slump we're currently in. Plus how many other websites even have a spirit animal? I can't even think of any, that's how unique this would make us. Ryan removed it because it didn't match the color scheme very well, so I compromised and made it sepia. But NO, that wasn't good enough for you people, was it? You only want what you can't have. Unbelievable. ʞooɔ 08:02, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Yup! this is true! Elfinlocks is my friend and showed me this wiki. But why is the elefint gone? Cow1337killr (talk) 08:18, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
... Suppa chuppa Talk 02:51, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
^ Matt (t) 06:24, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
So who created Cow1337killr to sway the arguement? Because that's not funny either. 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 22:37, September 14, 2013 (UTC)
It's fairly obvious that it was Cook, lol. Suppa chuppa Talk 22:38, September 14, 2013 (UTC)
The funny thing is that it's not me. ʞooɔ 02:25, September 15, 2013 (UTC)

Support returning the Elefint - Because it's adorable and a harmless bit of fun. And it increases wiki awareness! Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 08:24, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

If the elefint has to go due to being unrelated to RuneScape, I propose we replace it with a new spirit animal: This adorable phoenix. Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 12:53, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Support. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:06, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Elefints should have won that content poll, stupid phoenixes… Temujin 07:53, September 15, 2013 (UTC)
See that's not how impulsive jokes work, ben. You can't vote about "yeah let's do this certain impulsive thing!". It kinda defeats the purpose. It makes no sense returning the elefint, because the joke is kinda over now. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:01, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - ......... --LiquidTalk 01:05, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your support. ʞooɔ 02:46, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

Oppose elephant, return sitenotice to normal - I'm not amused. It's idiotic we even have a forum to decide about it. Just, why? It has no place on runescape and has no place here. Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 16:14, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

You're not any fun, Coel. Would you support the Adorable phoenix that totally has a place in RuneScape and definitely a place here? Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 16:58, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

Comment' Then just put up a pic of a Chocolat cake Everyone loves that. It's in runescape. and oh yeah, we have a pic of it. All else fails, use a Chocolate cake slice or a Chocolate Bomb. --Deltaslug (talk) 03:22, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

Oppose stupid jokes like this - Inside jokes are only funny to the people who are involved in it. When I saw it I was also confused, and didn't quite think "oh these guys are hilarious, how unexpected to see that in the sitenotice!". I love jokes anyone can understand, on the sitenotice but also sometimes even in articles, but idiotic jokes like this are just not funny. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:08, September 13, 2013 (UTC)

PS: I've created Forum:Desysop Cook Me Plox. He Gone To Far. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:09, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
That joke kind of defeats the purpose of your anti-joke statement. Void knight seal (8).png VoidKnightscTalkGuthix's Book of Balance.png14:13, September 14, 2013 (UTC)
I think that may be the point. What Joey is really saying is that we should replace the elefint with a caek.Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 15:04, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

Please no - We made the same mistake on April Fools' Day 2012 when some genius littered the main page with inside references that around 30 people understood out of our tens of thousands of browsers. Inside jokes should never be used in prominent or frequently visited places across the site. They just don't work -- they can't be funny if no one understands them. All it succeeds in doing is making us look like idiots. Ronan Talk 15:32, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

It's not an inside joke. Everyone understands that baby elephants elefints are cute. Adventurer's log Wahisietel (Talk) Quest map icon.png 17:13, September 14, 2013 (UTC)
Sounds like an inside joke to me. 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 20:16, September 15, 2013 (UTC)
Nope. Opposite. ʞooɔ 01:52, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - Sadly, the elefint was removed a few days ago. No doubt we shall remember him fondly, may he rest in peace with awatbot: <awatbot> the elefint is our spirit animal cqm 00:15, 18 Sep 2013 (UTC) (UTC)