RuneScape:One Small Wiki Favour

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One Small Wiki Favour is a project to improve the RuneScape Wiki, where wiki users can contribute to a number of ongoing wiki tasks and qualify for receiving in-game rewards, including bonds. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you're completely new to the wiki or you've been here for a while. If you have not edited before, then this is a great time to get involved!

To participate in this project and GET BOND, take a look at the tasks below and find one that looks exciting -- completing any one of them will earn you a share of a bond. Each task has some advice on how to effectively tackle it, but we strongly recommend joining the #one-small-wiki-favour channel in our Discord to coordinate with other editors, discuss the project, and claim your rewards. If you do not wish to create a discord account you can claim rewards and get help via the talk (discussion) page or by contacting the co-ordinator via their talk page.

Tasks and rewards[edit source]

Current tasks active until

18 September

If you have worked on a goal and want to be considered for a bond, please let us know in the OSWF discord channel. One of the project helpers will check your contributions and may award you a bond if you have completed the task. If you have done work on a goal but not managed to complete it fully before the reset time then you may still be rewarded some coins for your work.

If you are awarded a bond then it will be added directly to your RuneScape account - please allow up to a week for Jagex to action our requests for bonds. If you are awarded coins then one of the project helpers will meet you in game to give you your reward - just ask in the discord channel to claim your prize and a project helper will meet you when you are available.

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Image translucency

Add translucency to 30 images.

In order to have the highest quality images possible on the wiki many of them need to have the background removed and we need your help. See RuneScape:Editing/Image transparency for instructions on adding translucency (and transparency).

We pride ourselves on having excellent quality images on the wiki. One of the things we do to achieve that is to remove distracting backgrounds from images, which we call adding transparency (or translucency for images that have particles or bloom effects). There are plenty of images which require translucency to be added to them - they can be found in Category:Images needing translucency.

Translucency can be quite tricky to do at first, but we have a step-by-step guide on how to add it here and here. If you are not familiar with adding translucency to images, we recommend that you get feedback from other editors on your first attempts. It can take a few tries to edit translucency well, remember that translucency means keeping the bloom or particle effects. Please keep in mind that translucency must be done to a certain standard in order to qualify for this project. Please remember to remove the translucency template once a new version is uploaded (see the editing page).

It is strongly recommended to NOT use the magic wand tool as it will result in a very poor translucency.
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Update history

Add patch notes from 4 different updates to relevant pages

One of our newest (and most ambitious) projects is to document information about how game updates have affected content over time. A group of editors is currently working through old patch notes and copying them on to pages of content that was affected by each patch.

This information is organised chronologically in a new section called "Update history" which is being added to pages. You can help by doing this for the patch notes listed below. There is a project page which explains how to add in a new patch note here, as well as a dedicated #update-history channel on our Discord.

Here's some that we are prioritising from 2016:

You can find more on User:Tombomb/Update History. Please mark them off on both pages when you're done!
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Taking female images

Take 20 images of items worn by female characters

A popular new project idea from our recent survey was to have more images of items which have a different appearance when worn by female characters. We are looking for players to help us take images of these items.

  • If your character is not already female you can change this with the Makeover Mage.
  • We have a list of items which may potentially have a different appearance for female characters here. For each item (or item set) you should wear the item in game and see if there is a significantly different appearance to the male version on the wiki page.
  • If there is not a significant difference please add a comment to the sheet to say that you have tried the item already.
  • If there is a significant difference then please take an image and upload it to the wiki.
    • Note that some items are part of set - in this case you should include all items in one image. You can use the existing images on relevant pages to see which items should be included in a set image.
    • You can use this guide to take a high quality image; follow the instructions for taking an equipped item image. Please follow the instructions carefully and ask for help on Discord if you are finding it difficult to take the image.
    • Follow the instructions to upload your image. You should name the image: "[Item name] equipped (female).png". For items which are part of a set, all the items should be in one image named "[name of item set page] equipped (female).png".
    • Add a comment on the sheet to say that you have taken the image - if you have taken a set image remember to comment for each item.
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NPC dialogue

Transcribe 50 NPC dialogues onto the wiki.

There are quite a few occasions where we're missing dialogue for NPCs in RuneScape, help us add them.

Help us by creating transcript pages (see Transcript:Donie as an example) and adding the dialogue for an NPC. Our style guide on transcripts contains information on how to style these pages appropriately. You should not add quest-related dialogue for an NPC to their transcript page, this belongs on the quest's transcript instead.

We strongly recommend using Alt1's "transcribe" feature, which quickly and easily transcribes dialogue by reading the text on your screen. You can then copy this onto the wiki and make minimal formatting changes.

This is a selection of 50 out of a total of 1180 non-player characters that are missing dialogue pages. For a new set, click here.

Construction hotspots

Create 20 construction hotspot pages

We need pages created or corrected for all the construction hotspots in the player-owned house.

The hotspots can generally be found on the pages of the rooms:

Workbench space can be used as an example page. Follow the following steps to create a page:

  • Create the page with the correct name (or move an existing page if it exists). The page name should be the same as the in game name of the spot eg Workbench space
    • When an existing page is moved it may be necessary to change the redirect into a disambiguation, as in the case of Workbench
  • Add the infobox to the page Template:Infobox construction hotspot
    • The release date, if unknown, should be the same as that of the created furniture. Eg for the workbench the release date is 31 May 2006 the same as for the Wooden workbench
    • The level is the minimum construction level required to create an item on the hotspot. Eg for Workbench space the level is 17, which is the level required to make the Wooden workbench
  • Add a table of the items that can be constructed (as per example)
  • Add any other pertinent information
  • Add the page to the navigation template(s). The hotspots are listed as a gtitle# (group title) parameter of the template eg on Template:Workshop the line for the workbench is
    |gtitle1 = [[Workbench space]]s
  • Add the navigation templates to the bottom of the page

Rules[edit source]

  • You must have a wiki account and cannot be blocked. Anonymous edits will not count. You can sign up for a wiki account at Special:CreateAccount.
  • The reward for completion of each task will be one bond. If multiple editors contribute to a finite goal then the prize may be split between them.
  • You may also be awarded GP if you work on a goal but do not do the full amount of work required to earn a bond. The amount of GP will be equal to the percentage of the task being completed. You must do at least 25% of the total task to claim a reward.
  • If you are awarded a bond or a share of a bond, you can get in contact with one of the project runners on Discord, and claim it in-game.
  • You can claim 2 bonds over each 2 week period that tasks are active.