RuneScape:User help

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This article is about requests for help from general users. For requests for help needing administrator tools, see RuneScape:Administrator requests.

Welcome to the RuneScape Wiki User Help page. This page is here to offer a central location for those who are participating with the development of this wiki to make general requests for help. For admin help, go here.

Note to users: Remove requests once they have been fully dealt with. Archive those that have a notable discussion.

Note for requesters: Once a solution has been presented and implemented, please add a comment signifying completion, if the request hasn't already been archived. This is to help other users know when to archive completed requests.

What this page is for
  • Coding help. Requesting help with writing templates, making a nice user page, or any questions on writing wiki-code can be asked here and users will help to the best of their ability.
  • Requests for non-administrative actions. If help is required with an action (such as moving a page), asking users here for help with that action is acceptable.
  • Questions on how the wiki works. All the policies and processes in use on the RuneScape Wiki may seem a little overwhelming at first. If you need help in understanding any of the policies, or more in depth instructions on a process, asking here is a good start.
  • Other questions to the users of the wiki. - While the Yew Grove is often a better place, a simple question may be asked here for a quick response.
  • An all-in-one place to put things. Many of the Wiki's procedures are lesser-known, so putting a note here is a good way to do something if the correct procedure is not known.
What this page is not for
  • Appealing mutes or bans on your in-game account. We are not Jagex; try looking on the RuneScape Support site instead.
  • Requests for actions involving administrator tools. Please use Admin requests for such requests.
  • Larger discussion with other users on policies or other wide-ranging actions. The Yew Grove is a more suitable location to discuss larger changes to the Wiki's policies, procedures and high-use templates.
  • General chat (about RuneScape or not). General chat about RuneScape (or an off-topic subject) should be taken to individual user talk pages, or article talk pages when applicable.

Potential bug or new mechanic?[edit source]

Hi was just curious about how one would determine if I've discovered something clever to add to a monsters strategies page or if it actually is not intended and should be kept under wraps until confirmed otherwise? I mean I personally feel it is not gamebreaking and it cannot be exploited although it could actually be useful. I've submitted a bug report if that helps but Jagex having many priorities it might not be fixed for a while so how to avoid making assumptions.

For perspective: An old bug that was fixed about a year ago allowed food consumption under the Shield Dome spell without cancelling the spell. Healing under the effects of Shield Dome was not permitted but somehow there was a bug that allowed Rocktails, specifically. Now being a curious newbie to the Wiki the Shield Dome article at the time stated food was allowed (this is how I learnt food was allowed, assuming the previous editor had tested with a sample of Rocktails) and having a background as using Rocktails everywhere I bossed and found Shield Dome to be "working as intended". Later on out of curiousity and experimentation I tested a wide variety of food and it appeared Rocktails were the single culprit.

Fast forward to today and this new discovery is significantly more situational and in a relatively obscure NPC so what is the appropriate action to take?

Lebdestroyer (talk) 15:16, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Can't figure out how to add categories to a page[edit source]

I'm trying to add a category to specify item X is a dual-wielded override for skill X. Can anyone tell me how to do so?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hiryuuka (talk) on 21:40, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

soooo I found something broken that I don't know how to fix[edit source]

In Armoury there's a search engine thing that can look for any piece of equipment in the game. If you search for the most generic 2H weapon it will break on the 2nd(?) page. I'm not really sure what to do here so I put a cleanup template since that seems like it's the closest thing to 'there is broken code here'

e: also what's with my signature breaking <_< >_>

Walk here Chee (skill: 2746) / 5 more options  Choose OptionWalk here Chee (skill: 2746) Follow Chee (skill: 2746) Talk to Chee (skill: 2746) Duel Chee (skill: 2746) Req Assist Chee (skill: 2746) Examine Chee (skill: 2746) Cancel 08:00, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Fixed Invention.pngCephHunter talkSlayer.png 22:19, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Automatically adding recipes to Module:Recipes/Data[edit source]

Module:Recipes/Data has an outdated list of item pages using {{Infobox recipe}}. A table of these items is generated using the code at User:Tyilo/Recipes/Table, then the Lua generator script at User:Tyilo/Recipes transforms this table into Lua code which can be pasted into Module:Recipes/Data. Currently, this has to be done manually (other than the automated parts). I wonder if someone can make a bot run this code and update Module:Recipes/Data automatically, possibly every time an Infobox recipe is added to a page or periodically. Would do it myself but don't know how Habblet (talk) 22:00, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

Invalid RSN[edit source]

On every page with a RuneScape display name input field (such as quest guides, skill calculators, achievement pages, etc.) I get an "Invalid RSN" popup in top right. I haven't put anything in the field. Can this be changed or fixed? Or is the issue on my end (local storage)? How can I get rid of it? 5-x Talk 17:54, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

I deleted the rsn field in the local storage and this fixed the problem, although it probably won't prevent this from happening in the future. 5-x Talk 19:22, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Changing template name?[edit source]

If one changes the name of a template, does one have to go to every article, where it is used and manually rename them as well~to make them work? Exaldin (talk) 23:55, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

You could leave the old name as a redirect. depends what exactly you're trying to do Chen (talk) 23:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
I was thinking of renaming the Template:Monarchs to Template:Royalty or something similar, because monarchs is a misleading word, since a monarch is a head of a state.Exaldin (talk) 00:02, 17 January 2020 (UTC)