RuneScape talk:Nonexistence policy
Lmao. Do we really need this? --Whiplash 23:57, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
- I've seen a few people saying there's a policy on this, though I've never seen it so I felt like making it. It's be good to have for things like that.--Richard (Talk - Contribs) 23:58, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
- Ok. I only originally asked that because you had all of 10 words in the policy. --Whiplash 23:59, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
- Ok. :P --Whiplash 00:02, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
What does "urban legends" mean?[edit source]
There is a mention in number 4 of this article that urban legends are allowed to have articles but what does "urban legends" mean? and is there any existing articles that were made because number 4 rule of this article allows it? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fatman4ever (talk) on 01:42, 5 August 2007.
I think it means stuff like Black party hat. 02:16, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
"Articles about notable urban legends are allowed to be created if the rumour has been recognized by many players."
This, I believe, is very vague. What defines "many?" Is it a certain number of Google hits, or a certain number of posts on a forum, or a certain percentage of the RS population, or another thing?
I see this as a problem that has been going about in many articles, especially User lore and Black party hat. Especially with the deletion process, there have been arguments over whether something qualifies as "many" or not. These figures can never be very accurate, as no one can measure 100% of the RuneScape population for these statistics, so many rely on friends and such. Also, with search engines, something might get 10000 hits, but out of how many? 10000/15000 total posts about myths is most, but 10000/5000000 is not. Unfortunately, there is no way to measure that either. Same goes with forums, official and not.
The policy is greatly messed up, and something needs to be done about it. What does everyone else think? Butterman62 23:47, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
- I'm planning on having this policy replaced by another one more broad in scope some time in the future. Indeed, the way it is worded currently is quite vague and is a problem come VFD time. Skill 00:04, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
"non-existent item in the bagging area"