RuneScape:Article of the Month/Vimescarrot

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User:Vimescarrot[edit source]

User pages are a distinctive feature of the runescape wiki (or indeed of every wiki). Many user pages contain interesting information. The Vimescarrot user page is a great example. Particularly the part of the Tzhaar translations is both informative and entertaining. The main reason to advertize a user page on the front page is to drive home this unique aspect of the wiki.

Really? I'm honoured. I'm never normally particularly involved in Featured Articles and suchlike. But you have my blessing to do with my userpage as you will... JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 15:30, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

...: :D --Whiplash 23:09, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

It occurs to me that some of my subpages are actualy a bit rubbish, especially the price guide bit... ^.^ JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 08:51, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Support...(?) -- This is kind of strange... Your user page is a great example, but... errr... I thought this was a joke when I first saw it on your page. Still, it is a great example, not too long, yet not too short, very interesting, no nonsense in it (you said your sub pages were!), and it isn't really boring, like mine ^_^, it is an example of boring!Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs18:31, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Even if it is a joke...hey maybe we can have it up on April 1st. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 19:40, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Like I said over on the fake image page, I don't feel that an article about something actually not in RuneScape should represent a RuneScape wiki. It'd be strange for new people to come to the Wiki looking for RuneScape stuff and instead see an article about Vimescarrot. No offense or anything. Cool Spy0 19:48, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Oppose...My userpage is not about RuneScape. That doesn't mean that I've withdrawn my permission, though. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 21:19, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

The main reason for putting a user page forward is that the concept of user pages is something unique for the wiki. No other fan site has such a concept. If there is another way to draw attention to this unique selling point, it would have my strong support. As a feature article should point to a exemplary bit of RS information, my recommendation is perhaps not justifiable.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Miw (talk).
Half-hearted Oppose. Yes, the user pages may be a "selling" point of the wiki, but making this featured when it can change so much probably isn't a good idea (also, the owner of a user page should have full control over it). Having an article featured increases the number of eyeballs that see it, and some of those will improve that and related articles. I'm sure Vimes will hand over some of his good stuff at some point (eg TzHaar stuff) and maybe we can feature that. --Eucarya Talk 09:33, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Changed to Oppose'. It is true that Wikis are unique, but it should have something related to RuneScape. If new users saw this, they would think this is some kind of blog site for RuneScpae, which it isn't. So I have changed my vote from a "yay" to a "nay".Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs16:07, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Oppose. We shouldn't feature a user page when we have so many great guides that have never been featured. While I do appreciate the unique quality of the Wiki: that all contributors has their own pages to represent themselves and their own talk pages to discuss matters important to them, I don't think that user pages should be our main feature. I do believe it would be a good idea to display one of the best user pages we could find in order to encourage readers to join the wiki. This user page should be excellently put together, with cool user boxes and templates, showing off everything that this Wiki has to offer. We do have a unique editing and processing system that is copyrighted by and the Wikimedia Foundation. Let's display our best user page and show readers why this Wiki is the best RuneScape guide site. By the way, my user page definitely doesn't qualify. Anyone have a great user page or know someone who does? It can't have any templates like 'noob hater' or something similar. We need to make this a discussion page... --Gangsterls 21:37, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Oh, also, as you can see, I'm in favor of featuring a user page, just not Vimescarrot's (sorry lol). It doesn't look as dynamic or professional as a featured article should. If Vimescarrot shaped it up a bit, we could feature it for sure. --Gangsterls 21:39, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Not a chance, my userpage is for personal :) JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 22:04, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
If someone really likes you, they could nominate you on RuneScape:Requested Featured Users. --Whiplash 23:49, 26

February 2007 (UTC) I am against making a user page "Page of the month" because it isn't really a proper page. I shall admit that his page is truely a masterpiece although I don't think it can be called officialy page of the month. Though this has gave me an idea, who thinks that we should have a "User Page of the month"???--Hyrule Link 16:32, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Oppose This is a user page, it's not specifically about Runescape, although Vimes has a great page, I don't think it should be on the front page, or any other user for that matter. Unless they are ... !!!! wait a second I have had a great idea!!! (rare event) why don't we have a user of the month award! and have user of the month on the homepage! it could be judged by all top active users (eg megalodon llyas eucarya hyneaste vimescarrot dreadnought etc etc) (or just all the users?) (or judged by the administrators) and you have to be nominated by another person, (can't nominate yourself) Green partyhat.png Bob2006ty(RUNESTORM333)  talk Green partyhat.png 18:25, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Umm... you know this is over?Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs18:25, 4 March 2007 (UTC) Hw was I supposed to know that????????? Green partyhat.png Bob2006ty(RUNESTORM333)  talk Green partyhat.png
There already is a requested featured user. See.Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs20:12, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
And Dreadnought is not active!Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs20:14, 4 March 2007 (UTC)