RuneScape:Orphanage is a place where orphaned pages and files are "stored" to prevent them from appearing in Special:LonelyPages and Special:UnusedFiles. Pages (or images) should not be linked here just because they appear in these special pages, but linked because they are "orphans". (See the definition of "orphan" below.)
- 1 What is an orphan?
- 2 What is the problem with an orphaned article?
- 3 Criteria
- 4 List of orphaned articles
- 5 Disambiguation pages
- 6 List of orphaned Exchange pages
- 7 Templates
- 8 Gallery of orphaned files
- 9 Font files
What is an orphan?[edit source]
There are several factors that can classify an article as an orphan:
- Orphan: An article with fewer than three incoming links which meet the criteria for linking below.
- Isolated article: An article that cannot be reached via a series of links from the Main Page.
- Walled garden: A group of articles that link to each other, but have few or no links to them from any other RuneScape Wiki articles. In effect, that group is orphaned. Theoretically, a walled garden could have numerous articles if they all link to each other but no others link to them.
- Orphaned project page: A project page (starting with "RuneScape:") with few or no links from other project pages. Essays are most likely to be orphaned.
- Orphaned image: An image not used on RuneScape Wiki directly.
What is the problem with an orphaned article?[edit source]
A company with no advertising will not be known to others, and as a result, will get few if any customers.
Likewise, orphaned articles, since they have few links to them from other pages, are difficult to find, and are most likely to be found only by chance. Because of this, few people know they exist, and therefore, they get less readership and improvement from those who would be able to improve them.
In particular, if the topic is more obscure, this may make it difficult for many to locate. If not for links to a page, the only way such an article can be found is by a person who knows the topic entering it into RuneScape Wiki or doing a web search, browsing a category in which it is contained, looking at the edit history of a contributor to the page, or having it show up as a random article.
An article is orphaned if fewer than three other articles link to it. Currently our priority is to focus on orphans with NO incoming links at all.
For the purposes of the strict definition, the following pages do not count toward the three incoming links:
- Disambiguation pages
- Discussion pages of articles
- Pages outside of article space
Ideally, except for disambiguation links, disambiguation pages should be orphaned. The only pages that should link to them are articles bearing the title (via templates such as Template:Redirect) and "See also" sections of other disambiguation pages (when separate disambiguation pages are created due to long length or variances in the titles).
List of orphaned articles[edit source]
A list of orphaned articles can be found at Special:LonelyPages
Disambiguation pages[edit source]
Disambiguation pages are created in order to resolve conflicts in article titles that occur when a single term can be associated with more than one topic, making that term likely to be the natural title for more than one article. In other words, disambiguations are paths leading to different articles which could, in principle, have the same title.
List of orphaned Exchange pages[edit source]
Ideally, all Exchange pages should be linked to, either from the item page, or from the sub-pages of the Grand Exchange Market Watch. Orphaned or uncategorised Exchange pages may appear in Special:WhatLinksHere/Grand Exchange Market Watch/Uncategorised.
A list of orphaned templates can be found here: Special:UnusedTemplates
Orphaned signatures can be found here: Template:Signatures/List
Miscellaneous templates[edit source]
Miscellaneous orphaned templates can be found here: RuneScape:Orphanage/Templates
Gallery of orphaned files[edit source]
Some files may appear in the Unused Files list if they are not directly used in an article. These files are considered orphaned files.
Used on the Yew Grove
Used for drop table headers Template:DropsTableHead
Used for recent updates
Used in site notice promoting RuneScape:One Small Wiki Favour
Linked to from Transcript:Somethingorotherwotsit
Used in MediaWiki:Gadget-compare-core.js
Images used for the RS wiki themes
UI Icons[edit source]
Images used for specific templates
Voice of Seren[edit source]
Alternative Voice of Seren clan icons, used by the Events gadget.
Map Icons[edit source]
Icons used for interactive maps
Icons for advanced maps or the map keys.
RS News Feed[edit source]
Icons used on the News Feed
Family Photo[edit source]
For the Family Photo
2009 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2010 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2011 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2012 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2013 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2014 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2015 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2016 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2017 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2018 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2019 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2020 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
2021 RuneScape Wiki Family Photo
April Fools[edit source]
Font files[edit source]
These fonts can be used all around the wiki. The code column shows the font-family name that can be used to render text in that font. The CSS that implements these fonts can be found at MediaWiki:Common.less/fonts.less.
|Primary Purpose||Code||Font File||EOT Font File|
|Unknown wiki use
|In-game chat text above players||
||File:RuneScape Bold.woff||File:Runescape chat bold.eot|
||File:RuneScape Small.woff||File:Runescape small.eot|
|Unknown wiki use
||File:RuneScape Classic.woff||File:Runescape classic.eot|
|Old RuneScape website font adopted by the wiki||
||File:Kingthings Petrock-webfont.woff||File:Kingthings Petrock-webfont.eot|
|Font used for in-game text||
||File:Museo Sans 500.woff||File:Museo Sans 500.eot|
|RS Wiki logo font||
|Font used for regular text on all pages||
|Font used for section headers on all pages||