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I like the happy new year note hehe Red partyhat.pngDreadnoughttalk 02:46, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Ya it's cool but why is there an image of TzTok-Jad? Cool though!Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs18:12, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Isn't the wiki meetup over yet? User page "Katshuma" Talk page 09:53, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Guidelines[edit source]

The Sitenotice should be used very sparingly. Please feel free to discuss or add guidelines to this section without being accused for editing my post: Endasil (Talk) @ 22:54, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Guidelines[edit source]

  1. Do not use this message to inform users of news. Announcements such as a user leaving the site should not fall under the domain of a sitenotice.
  2. Use this message for notices that wouldn't make sense to be archived. Something such as "Happy Holidays" is not news, and is temporary by nature and therefore is a good candidate for the Sitenotice.
  3. Use this message to promote areas of the site that are receiving extreme neglect. For example, voting that has been neglected (RFA, etc).
  4. Do not use this message to announce an upcoming event. Such topics belong in the Events forum. An exception to this rule is advertising about a community-endorsed event (such as Wikifest) on or shortly before the time of the event.
  5. Guideline This Mediawiki component is protected to be edited by admins only. If the message you are posting would benefit you more than other, non-admin users, you are abusing the notice.

Discussion[edit source]

It's a pretty good policy - easy to obey. Dragon chainbody.pngEmosworldSysop crown.svg 09:11, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I don't agree with rule number 4. Every time the only advertisement of a WikiFest is on the forum, it fails. Which is pretty much every time. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 21:17, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
I have altered rule 4 per above and RuneScape:Yew_grove#Sitenotice_Exceptions.3F Endasil (Talk) @ 14:54, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
I still don't like rule 4. I'm trying to get people to join my God Wars event, and I've posted a message on the forums. But no one's read my post on the forums (except me), let alone answered it. I could get so many more people by putting it on the sitenotice, and what harm would it do? People can just dismiss it if they're not interested. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

Fan Fiction[edit source]

I think something like

The [[w:c:runescapefanfiction|RuneScape Fan Fiction]] wiki is up and running! Feel free to contribute there!

would be a good sitenotice.—Darthtyler http://images.wikia.com/swfanon/images/1/18/Scuba_Diver.gif Talk 06:21, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Done. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 19:41, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

-.-...[edit source]

Look at the sitenotice and think about what it's saying. Then delete the mistake that is ever-so-clear. 100% made by monkeys. talk|editcount 01:04, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. 100% made by monkeys. talk|editcount 01:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Since when...[edit source]

Since when do notable and large events not go on the Sitenotice? Criteria two says, "Use this message for notices that wouldn't make sense to be archived.". Something like "you can go see this now at this place" wouldn't make sense to be archived. I mean... Just look at it!

Original video

In the first few seconds alone, you can see how big this is. Not just any riot can get your screen filmed with text. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 02:40, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't make sense to be archived, but it doesn't make sense to be on the sitenotice either. This riot isn't even related to the wiki except through the common topic of RuneScape. We don't need to advertise its existence on the top of every single page. Skill 02:43, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Though it may not fit on the sitenotice (which I agree to), how else can editors be notified en mass (not rhetorical)? Many editors don't go on the forums often, though I guess that could be another (though not as effective) way of notifying the community. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 04:26, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Why does the community need to know in the first place? That's the point I'm trying to make. Again, it's just yet another riot that will accomplish nothing but getting a bunch of players muted. Skill 10:23, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Sitenotice not appearing[edit source]

Why isn't it appearing for me? It was until about a couple weeks ago. I haven't dismissed it, and even if I did, the id would have put it back. Is it just my computer, or are anyone else having my problems? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 18:46, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Clan Wars?[edit source]

For the MediaWiki header, I would like there to be a link to my hosting of Clan Wars for F2P. I would like it to say this:

Wikia has upgraded to MediaWiki 1.13.1, which is the latest stable version of the software that runs the wiki. If you see any issues due to this update, report them on this forum page. 

The Autumn Wikifest 2008 will be on Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 pm GMT. Please see this page for more details. Sign here if you plan on coming. Sign up for fortress wars here! 
Sign up for Clan Wars [[User:Derilith/Clanwars|here]]!

MasteSummoningrp443

Bullets?[edit source]

Why? I don't like it...

Bonziiznob Talk

22:13, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure either... its easier to tell the different pieces of news apart, but... it just looks odd. I think the thread about it needs to be reborn. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:26, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Done. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:45, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't have to be bullets, but we need some way to keep the pieces of news apart. Quest map icon.png Laser Dragon Task map icon.png 22:31, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, um.... Howabout we set it up where we seperate each piece with a template:clear and a </ br> or just one of them, or we alternate bolding one and not the other, or italics one but not the other...
Something like this
Then this
Than this
or
Something like this
And then like this
Than this
Just an idea. 22:37, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Revised times[edit source]

REVISED TIMES!! The RuneScape Wiki Civil War times have been set, two separate battles at different times so more people may attend. Check page 11 of the thread for more details, and sign HERE if you plan on going.

Site Notice

It looks a LITTLE MESSY!! like this, maybe change it to bold e.g

Revised Times : The RuneScape Wiki Civil War times have been set, two separate battles at different times so more people may attend. Check page 11 of the thread for more details, and sign HERE if you plan on going.

Karis Talk to me 15:39, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Update time[edit source]

Whats up with the time system? It keeps saying it was last updated on June 10,then may 25,then June 10 again,and so on,is someone messing with it? It needs fixing.....--

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18:10, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

RuneScape Civil War[edit source]

I think it's sort of unfair that Chia and Caleb are allowed to advertise their Civil War on the sitenotice yet others cannot use it to advertise such things. It isn't a Wikifest and there are no official pages about the Civil War. AEAE anyone? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  08:29, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

If its wrong then it is my fault entirely, they did not ask for it to be there. The reasons behind my doing so was that so many people on the wiki showed interest that it fell into what I believed to be a community event. And something of this sort that has so much interest helps the build the community.--Degenret01 09:08, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I can see you had the best interests of the community at heart. I propose we rewrite the 'Rule 4' that Endasil posted near the top. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  18:24, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I keep reading rule 4 and I feel its already covering the wiki war with the words "community endorsed". It is being kept strictly to wikians and quite a good number of us. I am not arguing, I just don't know how to reword it any better. Seems sufficient to me at this point.--Degenret01 05:26, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
I see your point. I guess it's alright then. :P ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  07:18, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Grammatical Change[edit source]

Can we put a space inside the Sitenotice? so

! [[MediaWiki:Sitenotice|SiteNotice]] <sub><span style="color:#808080;">last updated on {{#time: j F Y|{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}}}</span></sub>

reads

! [[MediaWiki:Sitenotice|Site Notice]] <sub><span style="color:#808080;">last updated on {{#time: j F Y|{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}}}</span></sub>

--Night Runite 09:59, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Biased[edit source]

"We have decided to change the Main Page for RuneScape Wiki. The new design is located at RuneScape:Main Page. Please feel free to improve on it. If you would like to give feedback and/or submit bug reports, go to the discussion here. Thanks." - We have decided to change it yes, but not about the design yet. I don't understand why suddenly after 2 days one new "merged" design gets made from two in the discussion and gets put up in the SiteNotice in a prominent way while there was a proposed one during 4 weeks which is different then this. I am asking any sysop to change the description in the sitenotice to a more general way, and to only link to the discussion instead of another new design where every1 can let his fantasy go. Adult chameleon (automatic).png Anurin Talk · Sign! . 22:39, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Dismissed[edit source]

I accidentally dismissed this and now I want it back up again. How do I do it? --Nup(T) 08:00, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

You'll have to wait until its updated and MediaWiki:Sitenotice id is changed, unfortunately. Though you can still check out the message on this page. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 09:58, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Notice out-of-date[edit source]

The current notice is out-of-date and the relevant discussion it links to was semi-protected two days ago. I'd do something about it, but the notice page is locked. Could an admin please update or blank the site notice? --MarkGyver 00:58, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Fixed in the most glib way possible. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 01:05, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Site Notice ID[edit source]

Is it really necessary to change the MediaWiki:Sitenotice id when items are removed or minor edits are made to the site notice? It is annoying to redismiss it after it shows up with nothing new being displayed. --Quarenon  Talk 01:09, December 25, 2009 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit source]

Why does it say "Merry Christmas"? Surely not all of our viewers are Christian, and no doubt, I've talked to players in-game who are Jewish. Could someone change it to "Happy Holidays", there's no problem with this IMO, as the main page says "Happy Holidays". You may say "Well, Jagex celebrates Christmas", well too bad, we are not Jagex. It's a simple act of respect towards everyone, whether they're celebrating this holiday or that holiday, or they're not celebrating at all. However, we should keep the red and green colors, I think they're common around this time of year and noticed by everyone. Also, they look nice Smile Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 06:20, December 26, 2009 (UTC)

A valid point, I've changed it. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 06:22, December 26, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Psycho. Had a good holiday I hope =D? (assuming you celebrate today, the 25th Wink) Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 06:23, December 26, 2009 (UTC)

JS Calculator[edit source]

There is no space between J and S. Hello71 00:43, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, got it.--Degenret01 00:54, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

Bonus weekend[edit source]

Could add the time left to start if you want to use the full bonus period! Rich Farmbrough, 14:42 14 March 2010 (GMT).

Triumvirate[edit source]

Perhaps add the Triumvirate event, and note RuneScape:Off-site/Triumvirate. Mark (talk) 00:03, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

RSW vs RHQ[edit source]

Please fix the sitenotice, it says that the war is f2p, even though it's a soul wars event. bad_fetustalk 10:28, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Typo[edit source]

Uh... can someone make informonation -> information? bad_fetustalk 12:00, July 25, 2010 (UTC)

Since the clan wars fight with rune hq is over, can some administrator please remove the notice? Rune445566 20:35, August 28, 2010 (UTC)

Dates[edit source]

Am I the only one who sees the following?

A Stealing Creation match versus Tip.It will take place in T minus 3666 days 5 hours 36 minutes 49 seconds on World 28.

ʞooɔ 02:31, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

I see T minus 11 days. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 02:57, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
I see:
"A Stealing Creation match versus Tip.It will take place in T minus 11 days 17 hours 6 minutes 5 seconds on World 28."
That might mean "yes." --Saftzie 02:59, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks guys. Probably my crappy browser. ʞooɔ 06:56, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Wikifest notice[edit source]

Can we change the colours on the wikifest notice? It already bugged me on the wikifest page so the thought that I have to look at it on every page really annoys me. Put simply, It looks UG LY (and doesnt in the slightest go with default colour scheme). Henneyj 19:18, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

I suggest:

Site Notice last updated on 17 June 2019
The Autumn 2010 Wikifest will begin in 16 October 2010 17:00:00 UTC. See this page for details.

--Henneyj 19:38, October 8, 2010 (UTC)