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...You know people used those links. ChristineTalk 18:08, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Like me. And I liked it the way it was, personally. Cashman286 talk 18:22, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Me too. I added in some of those links myself, so clearly I used them. What was so bad with the old one? ChristineTalk 18:24, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Nothing, in my opinion. But I'll leave you and Richard to decide. Cashman286 talk 18:27, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Yew Grove capitalisation and "Wanted images" category[edit source]

  1. Changed "Yew grove" to "Yew Grove"
  2. Added new link to "Wanted images" based on Category:Needs image

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  az talk   04:25, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Visions of tomorrow[edit source]

Seeing as this content has been changing recently, it would seem that the links here are used in multiple places on Special:RecentChanges and others are unnecessary. The legal links are located with some of these links above either in RuneScape:User help or RuneScape:About. The RuneScape:Administrators is not needed do the user requests link as well as some link should be shortened to accommodate the Wikiaphone skin (it breaks easily on the RC if browsing via an iPhone. This also replicates Wikipedia in some aspects and some Wikia projects.

If anyone ever notices this edit, see what you think about it. Ryan PM 17:25, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

I think "RSWiki" could be replaced with "Meta", which is common jargon for a resource giving information about itself. But I suppose its unimportant. I've always been thinking about a way to organize that mess and I never got around to it, however I did have ideas about the three categories I'd have used, and it would have been Meta, Maintenance, and Community. Meta for things releating to the Wiki itself, Maintenance for things which require an editor or admin to fix, and Community for where editors ask eachother for help or input. I guess I'll actualy tyupe out what I mean:
Guess I went a little overboard with the formatting. >_> kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 18:00, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
While it's alright, my main issue falls where this causes me to scroll left to right on the mobile skin. RSWiki could be changed to Meta to better suit the project. However I suggest RSWiki taking a que from WoWWiki's Recentchangestext and doing an abbreviation of the project. We could also taking a page from Wikipedia by making Meta into a wiki-link to the about us page and save more room (or change it to About:). I personally prefer Wikipedia's as it looks better on the eyes (since I mainly use the Wikiaphone skin now) than the current layout or previous versions. Believe it or not, it took a bit to think of a better version with WoWWiki and Wikipedia's MediaWiki pages in mind. Ryan PM 19:32, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
So hypothetically could we solve the issue just by aligning it to the left? kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 01:02, May 29, 2010 (UTC)
No, I think somewhere I misinterpreted something. I suggest the former without navboxes, but Meta for RSWiki and possibly a few other short changes. I prefer that as it creates dual lines for all four alignments. With the current, it looks hectic, unorganised still, and just bad. Replicating other projects and making it more organized for mobile users and for other skins would help somewhat. Other links could be removed seeing as some, like the IRC, are located on MediaWiki:Sidebar and [[MediaWiki:Monaco-sidebar]]. Either way, I cannot implement these changes to MediaWiki pages, but you, or another admin via RS:BOLD, could change it just as others have in the past couple weeks and see if there is any opposition to the changes. Anyway, it's not a pressing issue at the moment, just a small change. Ryan PM 05:20, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

So you like your version better than mine? I am hurt! Not to be clear you are saying that you think your version with "Meta" instead of "Wiki" is the way to go? My only real issue with it is that the difference between "Special" and "Utilities" is not well defined. They seem pretty much the same, but with a different name and an arbitrary division. If your main issue is that the maintenance category is a lot bigger than the other two, I can see a potential solution:

...and without the formatting...

Any of those looking better to you? kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 00:29, June 1, 2010 (UTC)

The original intent was to make this easier to read on the iPhone and other mobile browsers. It was also intended to replicate other projects. As well, I thought it would be best to use either one of three options for the first alignment header. Ranging from your Meta, Wikipedia's About us, to WoWWiki's WoWWiki header. I think any of the three are fine, I have no true preference to any choice. I am also inclined to keep the current if the number of links stays the same with the last edit and revision to this page. If you were to look on this page while browsing on the iPhone, you would see my point of being too many links, breakage, or clutter. Maybe something like above with some more re-arranging of links, but fewer per header regarding your previous revision. Either-wise, I do not see this change happening. Ryan PM 08:49, June 4, 2010 (UTC)
Oh... yea I don't think many people are going to go for fewer links... a lot of people use the recent changes page as a navigation hub. I'm thinking that maybe you could edit your personal files to use a different recent changes text than everyone else? It sounds like it should be possible! kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 19:24, June 4, 2010 (UTC)
I'm curious as to why the recent changes text was altered to begin with. The thing doesn't even have a link to Requests for deletion anymore. Functionality over display.-- 19:31, June 4, 2010 (UTC)
I dunno why it was changed, I didn't have anything to do with it up till now. Also I didn't realise that it didn't have a link to rfd, that should definitely be in there! You could probably just stick that in there now, I don't think anyone is gonna care. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 19:53, June 4, 2010 (UTC)