RuneScape:Mentioning players in articles

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While this wiki covers the game RuneScape, there are times where it is relevant to include information regarding living people, including players.

RuneScape has had many famous players for one reason or another. Everyone knows the highest ranked players, infamous bug abusers, player killers, and players or clans with high combat levels.

However, players and clans should not be mentioned in articles and do not deserve their own pages. If a page is repeatedly re-created, it can be protected from creation. Friend chats are permitted to be mentioned, but only on the terms discussed in Forum:Revisiting rules for FCs in mainspace. Players who are mentioned in articles can have their names redirect to the article.

Players and clans are only allowed to be mentioned in articles for a few reasons, all of which should be cited if possible. The only allowed reasons are that the player or clan is

Whenever players are mentioned, their usernames should be italicised and unlinked. Player names should always be the name of the player at the time of the achievement, event, etc.; it is not in the interests of the wiki to keep up with any player's name changes. If players are mentioned in an article for reasons other than those stated above, the name should be removed.

Players who fall into the above categories can have their names at the time of the achievement/broadcast redirect to the article where they are mentioned. In the event where a player has multiple mentions on articles, the most notable mention should be the target of the redirect. If there is disagreement over which achievement is most notable, the earliest should be used. Players who do not fall under one of the above categories cannot have their names made as redirect pages, and should be left unlinked or left as a redlink when seen on Special:SearchDigest.

For the policy regarding Jagex people, see RuneScape:Articles about Jagex people.