RuneScape:Featured articles/Scams

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Scamming is highly popular in RuneScape. Our article on scams, which explains most if not all popular scams, is one of the most informative articles that our users can read. People who are educated about scams will have a harder time falling for them, and this is to everyone's best interests.

Aside from this, I've recently rewritten the article. I improved the writing in each scam description and sorted them into rough categories. I also enhanced the descriptions on some popular gambling games, such as hot/cold, to demonstrate how these games can be considered scams in that the odds of winning do not favor the players. Admittedly, the article could use more images, but I am a wordsmith rather than a Photoshopper.

So my twofold reasons for a feature: The importance of educating players on how to avoid scams, and my excellent writing skills. Discuss. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 09:20, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

[Can't tell if serious] Strong oppose - I cannot support having an article titled "Scams" featured on our main page as some of our highest quality content. Ronan Talk 15:32, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

Why? --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 20:46, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

Strong oppose - It's well written and good quality, but it's just a list. And a very long one. You seriously wish to have an article called Scams amongst our best content featured on the main page, which has thousands of views a day? *checks calender* No, not April... User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 16:08, June 28, 2012 (UTC)

Strong oppose - There is undue weight given to the types of scams (it appears 90 to 95% of the article concerns itself with just the types of scams). Rather, I think the types of scams part should be shortened to include just general types of scams committed with several brief examples. I also think that the article should include more information on what Jagex has done against scammers and to prevent scams from occuring, and more information on what rules of RuneScape scamming is against. Smithing (talk | contribs) 16:32, June 28, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure that sounds like a good idea. That's bias in favor of Jagex and, although we are the wiki about RuneScape, we aren't RuneScape itself. --クールネシトーク 13:11, June 29, 2012 (UTC)
Please explain. I'm just offering suggestions that would make the article as informative as possible by broadly covering more of the main aspects of scams related to RuneScape, not just the tips to avoid scams. This would in no way be bias in favour of Jagex, it would just help improve the article by making it more informative. Smithing (talk | contribs) 14:29, June 29, 2012 (UTC)
My mistake, my brain wasn't working this morning. --クールネシトーク 18:32, June 29, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose - It's really just a huge list of various scams. Nothing extraordinary about it that makes it stand out from other articles and it definitely does not conform to the standard of our other FAs. ɳex undique 23:35, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose - Like the others say, I don't think a long list is good enough to be FA. It is informative, but just not the way a FA looks imo. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 19:26, July 10, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose - Honestly, it's very poorly written. I have trouble reading it without swallowing vomit. MolMan 18:05, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose - It's a poorly written long list. Nty. Neitiznot  Choose OptionMy userpage Talk to me! Spam goes here Sign here! 18:08, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Closed - X mark.svg Scams will not be featured at this time. ɳex undique 18:28, July 15, 2012 (UTC)