Forums: Yew Grove > Amending RS:PDDA for player made content

Throughout the past couple years of RuneScape, a lot of content has been added from player suggestion or design. From the now defunct RuneLabs to the most recent Combat Skill pets, I feel like there are some instances where a player's name should be mentioned.

Lets take the Wallace page for an example: qdACZ1l.png Currently, it says that it was "designed by a player for the Combat Skill Pets competition", with an external link to the relevant forum thread. I think this is an unnecessary step, as we're the self acclaimed "database for all things RuneScape", we should have no problems mentioning the player by name in the Trivia section.

Another example is The Light Within. A pretty large update, and it came from the player with the RSN: "Gaga Lady". The fact that we gloss over that fact is kind of disingenuous, in my opinion.

Essentially, amend RS:PDDA to allow the mention of the username of the relevant player (be it from Twitter, Reddit, RSN, Real name, etc) in the Trivia section. A couple stipulations should be taken into account though, such as if they change their username, that we use the one was referenced in the official news post, stream, or what have you.

TL;DR: Change RS:PDDA to allow username mentions when referring to player made/designed content or NPCs referring to a community figure of the same name (such as Prezleek and Portmaster Kags)


Support - as nominator --Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 01:28, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Noting their name makes sense the same way that noting developers on quest pages makes sense. In some cases, their name is even already on the page. For example, with Wallace, they signed the initial concept art. -- F-Lambda (talk) 01:46, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - This was discussed on Forum:RS:PDDA and RuneLabs previously, where the result was no consensus. xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 01:50, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - Looks like that discussion was just under 2 years ago. Perhaps opinions have changed? Pernix cowl detail MAGE-KIL-R Zaros symbol 01:55, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Support - I feel that if Jagex mentions a specific player by name, we should display that information as well. However we must be strict. Only players that Jagex specifically mentions can be listed on articles and it must be accompanied with a reference to where they were mentioned. Pernix cowl detail MAGE-KIL-R Zaros symbol 01:52, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Per Mage-Kil-R --User:KelseW/Signature 02:41, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - Why does it even matter which player it was though? Is it just a matter of crediting the person? Unless there's another reason I'm not thinking of I oppose this. bad_fetustalk 04:11, November 8, 2017 (UTC)

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