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It would help to read this before reading this subsection.

To actually get things done without people just voting whether or not they like the idea, the point of this subsection is to discuss the protocols and standards for the paper. If you're interested in helping this project, sign below. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Interested RuneScape Wikians (please add your name)
  1. im in. ill do fan fiction and short stories. i love writing so its no big deal. user: omegatl
  2. Ill help for sure, I like the idea. I'll do articles on request only though, Im not much on my own.--Nantafiria 22:57, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
  3. 03:58, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
  4. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  5. 'You've got this fairy, at any rate.'Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident....SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today!
  6. Although I opposed, I'll help if it's going to be there. 15:38, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  7. Yeah, this is a good idea. --Santa hat.png Da Sasuke Man! CHIDORI!(Contribs)(Edits)Wintumber tree.png 18:02, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  8. I'll help out as best I can! Sir Trekie 21:58, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  9. I'm good at stuff --— Enigma 01:34, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  10. Sounds nice! I'll help as much as I can :) Dragon platebody.png Mythik Bandos godsword.png 05:50, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  11. Nice idea! I'll help as much as possible! ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
  12. Per InstantWilson. I'll be an editor, and possibly write some trivia questions.  Tien  17:06, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  13. I can be quite opinionated, so if you want me to do any... ugh, whats the word... Editorials or something (like where the writer takes a personal stance on something in an article) I could probably throw in something (If we start this month, I could throw something together about the RWIT updates since tomorrow is the anniversery) --Pikaandpi 18:20, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  14. I support, but it would be hard to keep a NPOV Dragon scimitar old.pngMjs961Guthix's Book of Balance.png 12:38, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
  15. I support. Rune full helm (Zamorak).pngFIRZENR 10:56, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
  16. I Wholly Support. I am willing to be an Editor if Called upon, and I also have an Idea for a possible column or addition... BTW Is this planned to be something that is Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly? (Haven't seen an answer to this anywhere...) --Da_Dragon555 04:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
    1. It will be monthly. Though, if we were to really get productive, it could become tri-weekly or bi-weekly. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 01:46, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
  17. Abyssal Whip‎ 1000fast Spirit ShieldT-H I could help with something. I think.
  18. Sounds interesting and something I would enjoy doing, count me in! C.ChiamTalk 09:31, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
  19. Sounds very good! I'll try to help as much as I can!--Quest point cape detail.png Brux Talk 01:17, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
  20. I had completely forgotton to sign this >_< Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 17:26, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
  21. I'm definately interested. I enjoy witing, and I'm good at it, at least based on past experience.--Eyes2.gifPig HouseGuthix's Book of Balance.pngInane Ramblings 12:05, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
  22. Supported. Chicken head.png Caduman Chicken head.png 00:56, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
  23. Cool idea il help how ever i can! Dragon claw.pngGodpower49Dragon boots.png
  24. interesting {Firemaking} [X30ffx] (Talk)(Contribs)(Edits){Firemaking}
  25. I'll help ! Theg721 20:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
  26. Of course I will, without a doubt! - PrayerJediadam4 Abyssal whip.png 00:55, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
  27. I could help with law enforcement. Hehehh MUHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Or anything else :) Chicken7 >talk 13:07, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
  28. I would like to help with the newspaper. Cannonball.pngJack Spiral1Rapier.png
  29. cool idea Australia serv.svgJapol1Australia serv.svg Talk | Sign Here 04:24, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
  30. I can help with the comics :p Support.--Boilar 16:30, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  31. Excellent! I will help out as much as i can! Liam - Beta Tester (talk) 08:22, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
  32. Definitly interested. I can help in the following areas: Market Reviews, Update Reviews, Stories of Runescape (God Wars, Lumby battle, etc), Trivia Questions and Comic Strips with screenshots. Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 14:03, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
  33. I will definately help wherever possible. Guthix staff.pngCaesermenace Green partyhat.png Caesermenace 01:15, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
  34. I will certainly be sure to help out when asked. ~MuzTalk 01:28, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
  35. Sounds fun. Butterman62 (talk) 21:31, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
  36. Sure, why not. I can probably write editorials about thr treatment low levels get. Or something. Man, I don't even KNOW....Kevin-020 01:59, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
  37. I'd love to help! Vincennes Fletching cape detail.png00:28, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
  38. Indeed. I will help as much as I can. User:Am-say
  39. i will help with anything that needs to be doneMatty is gr8 08:37, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  40. i'll help with stories. I like writing alot. --Elite Noob94 12:11, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
  41. Sweet! I will help write the stories too and help as much as I can! Attack Lord Noga Talk Fire rune.png 17:02, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
  42. I'll help when i find something.--Strongppl745 19:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Content[edit source]

Discuss what to drop, what to add, and what to change about the following areas of content:

  • Periodicals (about both wiki news and game news)
  • Interviews
  • Trivia questions
    • Answers to the previous issue's questions (starting with issue 2)
  • Statistics about the site
  • Comic strips
  • Classifieds
  • Market review
  • Extra polls

--Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

  • How about a piece of fan fiction (like a story or something) in each issue? It could be entirely fictional, or it could be based on something that did happen in RS (like a story about the God Wars for example). If everyone likes this idea, I'll be happy to write it. Check out the two external links in my signature to sample other stories I've written (they're to other wikis).

~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

  • Seconded. I'll help out writing said piece, if that's okay with Telos. Sir Trekie 17:50, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Thirded I think we could mayby have an informal commitee, in which everyone is allowed tries at short stories on a kinda rota, as well as mayby featuring someone such as Billy Bomb7, with a Chapter a Week, until the end of the story. That'd be really good, as the only thing with Billy Bomb7's stories is that its a few chapters all on one block page, very hard to concentrate on.We could have a link at the bottom of that page, to the archive of all the stories, but with each on a different page.Thanks--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 18:40, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm fine with Sir Trekie helping out on the story(s). It'll be good to have two people in case one of us has computer problems, goes on holiday, etc. Message me on my talk page and we can come up with ideas! :) ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
  • Fourthed. Have any of you read Billy Bomb's stories? I think they're great and he could write one chapter a week. Maybe have multiple people send in chapters every week, so it's never just one story. I think maybe... 10 people should send in a weekly chapter of a story. The way it could be layed out would be like 10 boxes, an image to the left in each box, the title of the book as a header, in smaller text the name of the chapter, and a small passage to get the reader intrested. Ill make an example and give a link, then message some peoople that might be intrested.. --— Enigma 23:52, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Fithed (Idk lol). If needed I can put my story on it's own page, or chapter per page. Kinda funny how I just wanted a couple fans for support, and look where I am lol. Anyway, a chapter a week wouldn't be too hard, and if I can't do that I'll just write a short story. I like the way this newspaper is turning out, it'll be a great addition to the wiki. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 00:20, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • So, ideas anyone? I'm really into the God Wars right now, so I could get to work on a story involving Zamorak and Saradomin teaming up in a battle to destroy some of the last of Zaros's followers? And then in the aftermath Zamorak turns on Saradomin's forces and Saradomin is forced to retreat? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
  • Probably not something that deep in the Gods' history, but maybe have something about (for example) some wandering people and other creatures who came together and are viewing the God Wars in their own point of view? I agree, though; I'm quite into what the God Wars were like, along with Gielinor's past. Sir Trekie 20:50, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • One of my favourite Rs Forums author's (Xanthangum) has a thread with a few short stories, I'll ask him if we can use A Mouse Before the Lion for the first short story. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 23:47, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • What abut RuneScape Gang Journal? I could do that, and they're usally killing high-level monsters! - Theg721 20:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Id be happy to do an interview thru IRC --Gertjaars 20:35, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Would you be happy to do an interview ingame (assuming you actually are who you claim to be)? Dtm142 20:40, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I would have to agree. An in-game interview (even with screenies) would be more convincing. An IRC discussion would have people- from this site and others -speculating "oh hes jusst an impostr", "thoes rs wikki nubz just wnt atenshun", and so on. I know you don't like to add people, but you could always just un-add someone at the bottom of their list, add the interviewer, un-add the interviewer after the interview is over, and re-add the friend. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 22:33, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Or better yet, use clan chat. IF interviews are included in the newspaper (pray that I don't live to see the day that the wiki's content standards sink that low), they will have to be verifable that the person being interviewed is who they said that they were. An impostor Gertjaars could provide an entertaining interview, but we would have to indicate that he is indeed an impostor and not the real Gertjaars. Dtm142 22:47, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I think the news paper should be interactive like cross words. For example 1 down I was killed by Zamorak with the Staff of Armadyl.
Nice idea, clearly support! I can help out. Contact me on my talk page Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 14:03, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

You would type in the square what you think the answer is. Dragon claw.pngGodpower49Dragon boots.png

  • What about a section where mistakes/false facts that were published in the previous issue are told? Every newspaper IRL has one... - PrayerJediadam4 Abyssal whip.png 00:55, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
We could do that too, wouldn't be too hard really. Maybe do small ones intentionally, or just let them find any that happen to slip by. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 05:34, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
That would be pretty easy, I don't see why not. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

NEW IDEA: Why don't we have clasified's as adverts for this wiki/clans/clan wiki. For example: we could design like borders backgrounds etc with stuff like: Join Da-Chia clan today! Level 100+ needed! or Need a sig? Just ask at Zilenserz's talk page! Making signatures since 2008. (all this would be in little boxes) NOTE:I tried to design something for this, but I failed. I think It'd probably be best to cannibalise the archive box i designed (that took ages too, rofl), that means designing it as a table. I'll make one now.P.S. Done! However, I couldn't find any kinda fancy bits of text art-those kinda flourish things people make out of characters such as /( )|-_, but here it is without them anyways:

Need a new sig?
Look no further, at
Zilenserz's Signature Project
Making Premium Signatures since September 2008.
Ask at His Talk Page!

It follows a table in design, much akin to items such as archive.thanks.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 18:39, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Hey, I like that! Can I have an advert saying I can make userboxes? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
I like the way that looks, pretty snazzy if I might say myself. Anyway, shouldn't that go under content? Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 01:41, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

I just made that advert, But with My stuff in it of course:

Need a Userbox?
Look no More!
C0ngratz406's Userbox Project
Making Userboxes since November 2008!
Seen soone doing a good job?
Want to give them a certificate?
C0ngratz406's Awards of excellence
Are here to help!
Making awards since December 2008!

 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by C0ngratz406 (talk).

Dont worry people, I'm here all week! lol. Btw, congratz, u totally stole my awards for excellence! And u mighta stolen my userbox program idea.....Anyways,Anyone know some good flourish art made from text?? Heres the best i can muster: (_,',POST TEXT HERE,',_)rubbish, I' spent a coupl'a hours surfing some old games that i know are abundant with the stuff, but i just cant find it......--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 20:47, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

P.S, yes it should go under content, sorrry, i forgot that rofl.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 20:49, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Looks nice. I can write short stories, I've already written one and a excript can be found in my sandbox. Also Billy bomb and I thought we could get a bunch of God Wars stories, comics, crosswords, ect. and make a God Wars themed issue around the time of the annaversery of the realease of the God Wars dungeon. --— Enigma 22:51, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Enigma Userpages
Excellently Organized
High quality
Get one now by clicking the title

I would also like this added to the classifieds, if thats ok. I might edit it though. Don't mind if I do. Maybe Ill make it completly different, I dont really like it, being only one cell and all. --— Enigma 23:24, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Aye, That was the first time I'd ever looked into table syntax. After abiyt 30 minutes, I'd worked out most of it except the cells. I'm working on it, as everytime i try to design Classified Prototype 1.2 the way I've designed it as signle cell plays murder on the writing positions.Enig, I'll send a message to you, asking you to explain the cell spacing thing, thats what I'm mostly stuck on. :)--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 15:54, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I think We should get started actually making the first issue now. So long as we have several interested people wriiting some article's, we should be able to get issue 1. out by Feb. 1st.That way It'll be bang on the start of every month, easy to keep track of. Do you think we should have a calssified request page? That way everyone can request one without having to ask every member of the team if they could have their advert on that issue. WE could have and Event category for requests, and non event categories. the event category would obviously mean that all in it almost automatically go into that issue,as by next issue the event will have happened. We would of course need to make sure the event was genuine.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 17:37, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree. Since we won't immediately have the fan-fic, can I do some trivia questions & answers (I don't know the coding to make multiple choice questions, so can someone help me with that?)? We could have easy, medium and hard questions. The easy ones would be things like "Where is the barbarian village?" while hard would be things like "What was the name of Zamorak's human bodyguard when he attacked Zaros with the Staff of Armadyl? (the answers are west of Varrock, north of Falador and Viggora respectively). ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

Telos, Why don;t we have a link to one and a link to another, mayby like RSWP/issue1/trivia/question1/viggora and everyone who clicked there because that's their answere would sign there, and if we look at all the pages, and someone that signed atleast 8/10 right could get a kinda prize award thing, a bit like teh enigma present, as well as the ability to use a userbox, similar to the userboxes I designed, and Congratz copied for our separate awards projects, with teh first one saying something like "Zilenserz got 8/10 of the trivia questions correct in issue 1 of the RSWP" , and after 2 wins it'll say "Zilensers has got 8/10 or above on 2 RSWP issues trivia questions" then 3, 4 , so on. btw, this thing seems kinda dead rofl, noone is adding anythign much, and I've just realised how much manpower (sorry to sound sexist) this is gona take per issue to fit this into an issue a month. People would be putting in about the same amount of time for free that people who get paid in the magazine buseniss put in. We may have to downsize/get loads more people interested/make it a userpage thing that we could all work on.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 14:04, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
We have over 25 people willing to contribute, so it should be easy to bust out at least ten periodicals a month, plus all the other things. And yes, we are reaching the end of this discussion, which is what I have been waiting for. Since we seem to have things in order, I'll resubmit the revised version to the Yew Grove within a few days. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 01:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I've come up with this to serve as a possible logo:


I think it's certainley better than boring old italic text. --— Enigma 06:53, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Youtube news: some new Runescape related videos. --Boilar 15:11, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


  • OK everyone, let's get this newspaper going. First off: who's doing what? Write your name next to the job you want to do.
  • General Runescape Wiki news (two people doing this?):
  • Cartoon comic strips (made with Paint or Adobe Photoshop Elements?):
  • Monthly games (once a month there could be like a mini-Wikifest which consists of a single game described in the RSWNP. For example, in March we could have a race.):
  • Classifieds/adverts (everyone with over 50-100 edits gets to add a classified if they want, but we need someone to compile them):
  • Someone with a good knowledge of coding to compile it all (I recommend Chia, Zilenserz or Sigmaker): Enigma Although I may not show it much, I am very familiar with HTML coding and wikia formatting as well.

Let's get this going by March! By the way, Chia, have you submitted the request to the Yew Grove yet? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

  • General RuneScape news (maybe two people doing this?): I might be able to help with this, though would it be like recent updates or stuff like big events in RuneScape such as a milestone amount 99's in a skill or something?

Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 01:43, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Pretty much anything worth writing about, as long as it's not news about players. For example, did you hear about the Hide and Seek Penguins glitch? That would be a good article for the newspaper. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

You should add another Job, fan fiction and short stories, I belive Billy and I have a place there (no peeky peeky at my stories!) --— Enigma 23:17, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm interested in writing stories too, but Chia seems to think it'll be better if we introduce it later (maybe in April) with a poll (Would you like to have fan-fic stories in the RSWN?). ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 

Layout[edit source]

I generated this idea for the papers layout. If anyone else has an idea to how it should look, just make your idea in a usersubpage or whatever, and provide a link. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I have also just Generated this idea Too. Jack lantern mask.pngSigmaker29 Talk Awards Granite maul.png 18:24, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I used your layout as a base, as yours was actually really good. Because of this i didn't make lots of the pages.Here's my link.

Things i added/changed are here:

  1. I added a page which i think should be on every edition of the magazine (by edition i mean issue): A page telling all who helped with teh pictures/wrote stories etc. Note: The editor's are the ones that take the stories and images and put them into the layout, right link page etc, so that the writers dont have to spend all their time doing that, as well as allowing people that love writing, but aren't too good at formatting a go.
  2. I added part of an article onto the front page, with the title and prologue kinda thing on the start (kinda like the featured page on teh homepage, but about one of the important/controversial/talked about/well written pages for the issue.
  3. I cannibalised the userboxes storage template, so that we can now have teh links to the pages on every page, without getting in the way, it looks nice too.
  4. On all the other pages of the magazine (not including front page) there should be the header layout from teh front page, but with the title of the page, who wrote that page, and on the third line (un-small-ified) a quote from one of the authors/image people of teh page or magazine, about the magazine or the content/isue of that page.
  5. The main page article would be continued onto its actual page in teh magazien btw.
  6. NOTE:For the links to other pages thing, u'd have to change the page that it is on from [[/Brought to you by|Brought to you by...]] to *[[{{PAGENAME}}|Brought to you by...]] Thanks. Ask at my talk page for anything else.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today!
Ive made this for an example of how I think the Short Stories and fan fiction page should look. --— Enigma 00:02, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Rules on news stories[edit source]

Here's some proposed rules about what news entries will need:

  • Periodicals should be over 1KB (~1,000 bytes). Idealy, at least a few KB.
  • Periodicals must either be about news-worthy things going on on this site, or news-worthy events that are going on/went on in-game.
  • Periodicals cannot be about players in specific (e.g.: "Defil3d lost 72M cash in PvP!").
  • To avoid the newspaper being overrun by either site-related news or game-related news, the two subjects should be no more than 2:1 apart from each other. Idealy, they would be 1:1.
  • Interviews should be of members of the community. Though, if an opportunity comes up to interview someone of interest (e.g.: Zezima, Andrew Gower, Tehnoobshow, Sixfeetunder, Aclaw, etc.) an interview can be done on them.
  • Classifieds can only be posted by legit wiki members (say, more than 100 edits?).
  • Someone who is writing a periodical should have at least 100 edits (though, this can be bypassed per RS:IAR if the person does not have 100 edits, but knows what they are doing). (Added at 22:00, 19 December 2008 (UTC))

Like? Hate? Just comment below. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Love! I'll help as much as i can! I'm gonan start designing a layout of what i think it shud kinda look like... Btw, couldn't we mayby like have the first page about the people that edited/wrote the articles/contributed in anyway listed , possibly with their pesonaly comment about this week/month's issue. Mayby the start opf that page could be like: "Brought to you by...."Ask me if you want any help, Chia! P.S. What are classifieds btw? thanks.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today!
    • Classifieds are just advertisements, like the ones in any other newspaper, such as "Help wanted", etc. Sir Trekie 22:08, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Love (as well)! As said above in the "Interested Wikians" area, I'll help out as best I can. If you need any kind of a F2P updates' reviews, I can help. Maybe I could be a person to try out new updates, if they're for free players? Also, I could be an editor - I wouldn't be the Chief Editor, of course, but I'm pretty well-off with grammar and spelling and such. My last idea (for myself, at least): I'm hoping to be a member again, eventually, so when that happens, I could help with the non-quest updates, if I apply for any such requirements. Again; these are all ideas for myself, but I'd love it if I could help out in any of these ways! Sir Trekie 22:08, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Couldn't (as ive said for almost everythign else here:p)we give everyone who wanted to a chance to edit? It'd be unfair to set up say boards of editors just becaus ethey got there first. Everyone, even semi-active wikians, would read, and help with the article. This is what could make this wiki unique from everyother, as well as it being a large wiki already.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today!18:46, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
If we were to allow anyone (primarily speaking about new editors), that could damage the quality of the paper's content. That's why I suggested the 100+ edit rule. More veteraned users are better at wikiing than new users. That's just how it is. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 23:09, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
I haven't reached the 100 mark on this particular wiki just yet, but I have on other wikis and I'd really like to help produce stories for the new post, so please don't exclude me. I've been here since April so I'm not exactly new, so how about a 50+ rule? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
Yea, 50+. It takes either a long time or a lot of dedication for people to get to 100 edits. Btw, has anyone had a look at my layout version??? the links there. I'd like some feedback, since it's helpin me towards an actual non-wiki newspaper for another community im in.thanks. Btw, Billy Bomb7's stories beat all ok, i've read sir trekie and telos's stories. Billy Bomb7's rule!--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 19:09, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Zilen, that made my day ^_^. But we should do a variety of authors instead of concentrating on one person. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 23:32, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I reckon your layout's pretty good. But no need to express whose stories you think are better, we can probably just have more than one story per newspost. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
Oh! Sorry Sorry! I didn't realise I'd made it sound like i hated everyone elses!!!! It's just that i love his! Telos, youre stories are really good m8! Btw, when you all say a different author a week, would that be for short stories? I like the more than 1 story an issue idea. We could mayby have a different author an issue for a short story, and then the next chapter from the current long story, until the story is funished, after which the next long-story writer could start. I think that unless the author writing the current long story had a backlist of short stories, we' could take them off the short story rota while their long story was in issues. This'd mean that the long-story writer would'nt have to be pressurized in writing 2 stories. sorry, I really didn't mean to sound that bias'd before! Btw, do you think the list design i did would be worth adding into it? It keeps the links out of the way, while being close enough so you dont have to go looking for them. The only drawback is that It needs to be placed before the article, after the headings etc, and in the article, <br clear="all" /> MUST NOT be instead simply use <br> Thanks... SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 18:21, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
No worries Zilen, sorry if I sounded a bit grouchy (I guess the scowling picture of Zammy in my sig didn't help lol). Yeah, the idea for having a long story writer and a short story writer is a good one. :) As for your second question, I don't understand what you're asking. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
As to get back on Topic, I think we should go with 100+ edits over 50+, as it didn't take long for me to get 100 edits tbh, and it'll help to keep people from creating throw away accounts and sock-pupetting them to support thier story or article if we have some sort of voting system implemented like the RFA voting or something. I know 100 edits may seem a little extreme, but it may be needed. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 15:00, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
The second question referred to my structure of the magazine, Telos. I was asking if you liked the way i had redesigned the Page list, so that it was on every page nearby, without interfearing with the article. thants all, i think rofl. Btw, Is Chia actually going to help, she hasn't made any contributions yet. We need to get this newspaper started, if we want to get the first issue out 1st January.thanks.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 16:05, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, right. Yep, its good. Btw, I thought Chia was male lol. If we go with the idea of a long story (one chapter each issue) AND a short story, can I do the long one please? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
One three-letter acronym: Wtf. I am a guy.
I haven't been saying much in this discussion because I don't want to have to be a person holding the project up. I want everyone interested in it to do their fare share (triple rhyme yay).
The point of this discussion was to get our act together and our facts straight, then resubmit it backto the Yew Grove. The first try resulted in a bunch of people opposing, thinking that this was going to be a tabloid filled with POVed news stories, stuff about players, and all that content we won't have. At this rate, the first issue may come out by January 20th or something.
About fanfic stories: the seemingly policy-happy opposers would probably slam it with RS:NOT, claiming that we should, instead, shove those over to RSFF.
We need to have the paper as policy-abiding-yet-still-a-newspaper-about-the-site-and-RuneScape as possible. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 22:33, 13 December 2008 (UTC) (<-- Notice my signature? Newspaper-Man.)
Oh man Chia, I am SO SORRY, for the longest time I thought you were a girl too. Well umm, once again sorry, but another idea for the newspaper 100+ Post thing. Would it be possible to create a bot program (I can't) that auto checks users' eidts and adds them to a list that permits posting/submitting/voting for a story? Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 23:51, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I just read RS:NOT, and there's nothing there to suggest we can't write fiction stories for the newsletter. Besides, we can ask the opposers what they have against stories. What's wrong with reading a nice bit of fan fiction (we can outline in bold that it is fan fiction, or fanon). Plus, we want stories for the newsletter on the RS Wiki, not RS Fanon. And please don't make it 100+, I don't reach that mark and I'd love to contribute. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
Well as long as we can compromise with the people against the stories I'll be fine. Telos, I got 100 edits by hitting the Random Page button, and if I could edit/add information then I would. Otherwise I'd check out red links and make pages. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 02:58, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Hey, do minor edits count? And how about if I've reach the 300 mark on multiple other wikis? If no to both, I have a long way to go. :( ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
So Sorry, Chia! The reason i dismissed the Newspaper man part is the fact that the way you've said it makes it sound like Hey Man, we're making a newspaper. Btw, I think most people are girls. Even though i'm male, i'm biased in the fact that i generally slide towards thinking someone is female. Sorry. The Fan Fiction stories really should be able to go, Just because it's Not RSFF, doesn't mean we can't have Fan Fiction on the wiki. This is proved because nobody has yet tried to (in my opinion) vandalise Billy Bomb7's work by deleting it and saying it's not policy. Though this may be because it's a subpage. Are we going to start creating articles yet? We could have people who's role is to transfer all information/pictures/stories that are submitted into the newspaper layout. That's save the writers a lot of time, as well as letting non-formatting people write articles as well. thanks--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 11:47, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Well I don't think people have tried to vandalise my stories because they haven't gotten out as much. But if the newspaper Does include stories, the pages on which they are located will need protection. Also about the people who would be assigned specifically to put articles into newspaper format. Some people would enjoy this as it would give them an opportunity to do some editing, and perhaps learn some formatting tips along the way. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 00:12, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
I remade my sig as "Newspaper-Man" in refference to super heroes like Spider-Man.
Fan fiction stories in the userspace are just fine, but anything more than that would be flagged as 'not our responsibility, we shouldn't have that here, it deserves to be over there, yadda yadda'. Whether or not it should be okay, people will flag it. For now, it should be left out. After we can at least start the project, we could consider adding fan fictions in a later issue.
And to clarify, fan fiction is not the same as fanon. Fanon is allowed here. Black partyhat. (See RS:NIP, guideline 3.) That's fanon. Fanon essentially means "myths started by fans, and eventually widely/semi-widely accepted as official canon, but never accepted by whoever decides canon" (which would be Jagex in this case). Fan fiction means "fiction created by fans", and staying just that: fiction.
The 50+/100+ rule would only be there to keep out newbies who, frankly, would be doing most everything wrong. RS:IAR would fall into place if someone- like you, Telos -did not meet the benchmark but did know what they would be doing. Don't worry.
Apologies accepted to those who thought I was girly. You're not the first :P. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 02:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Well I guess waiting until the Newspaper gets into full blown action, then it would be better than just to throw some fan-fic in there and see how people react. We could even include a poll in there asking users if they would mind if there was a short story and chapter of the week in the paper. I guess it would help all the people who don't want Fan-fic in the paper express their points easier with out starting a gigantic edit/flame/RS:NOT war. We could also have say.. an individual Poll over some articles to see if people liked that kind of article and we should do some more in that manner. As the old saying goes, "The customer knows best." Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 15:31, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree, thats a good idea. I'll keep my fingers crossed the majority will think its ok to have some fan-fic. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  09:04, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
I second that motion, but hopefully they do. Otherwise I'll be pretty bored lol. Quest map icon.pngBilly Bomb7Stories!Locked diary.png 21:59, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Same. I'm not really up-to-date with news, and I specialize in stories. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  05:03, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
KInda Same... I'm not too good at the general editing to add information, instead I'm kinda better at formatting, fixing that link, Saying if I think someone's user formatting could be tweacked slightly. This Shows up in the fact I'm over 500 edits, yet I think over 350 of them are User/talk's, simply because even if it isn;t an edit to my userpage, It'll be fixing someone elses for them.--SmithingZilenserztalk! FishingJoin the RSWP today! 18:03, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Please note I know I have not been a supporter of this project, mostly because I worry about it detracting from the point of this wiki, but your 50 or 100 count edit rule is a major problem. The only place in the wiki that edit count is necessary is for article of the month voting.. If you start excluding people based on edit counts then your paper really does not belong on the wiki.--Degenret01 17:37, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

[Assuming you haven't, which you should have,] Read the above discussion. The rule would be completely bypassed if the person in question actually knew what they were doing (which would hopefully happen most of the time). With our userbase of 226+ active users- most of them being inexperienced with wikis and/or liable to go inactive after a few weeks -what's to keep them from passing up such an opportunity? "Oh, look. If I write a newspaper article, everyone will be able to see it!".
In AotM, that requirement is set in place so people who actually know what they're doing decide on what our featured article becomes. History of Varrock, or Money making guide? The same applies here. Would we want something written about a 100,000th article milestone, or someone's "journalism" about how they hate the trading updates?
*Re-reads criteria posted above mid-edit out of boredom* Woah, that is not what I remember typing. I don't see a reason to limit classifieds. I meant to limit who writes periodicals, the 'prized possession' of the newspaper. Who's to say we won't get hordes of stupid writings dumped in? "Why the PKing update is really dumb", "PvP worlds will never replace the old Wildy", etc.. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 22:00, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
I have to agree with Chia, though the rule should (as he said) be bypassed if someone (such as me, for example) doesn't reach the 100 edit mark yet knows what they're doing and won't write opinionated stuff that doesn't belong in the newspaper. Basically it's just to prevent people who have very little experience to accidentally mess it up. If they can demonstrate that they DO know what to do, then I think it should be fine to let them in. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk 
I also have to agree with Chia. Even though I've read just the last few comments only, I think he has the best idea. We will get many "unexperienced" users. I've been on this wiki for over a year and a half now and understand the rules greatly. There need to be a criteria in who can write them and stuff. Anyway, thats my view. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 14:04, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Request for archiving - Per Forum:Make the RSWP official, and given that this hasn't had any discussion for almost a year, can a sysop archive this? ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  10:38, November 14, 2009 (UTC)