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This thread was archived on 28 August 2017 by Liquidhelium.

So a while ago the topic Forum:Header changes was closed with Liquid saying:

Closed - This has been inactive for a while now. As is typical with these kinds of threads, there is no clear consensus. The current header has some rough consensus in its current form (not including the logo), with the current blue color. Thus, these will be kept. As there is really not enough discussion to deal with the logo, that will stay. If there is strong support for a different logo, that should be addressed in a separate (and specifically only dealing with the logo) thread to help determine consensus. --LiquidTalk 15:07, June 28, 2017 (UTC)

One of my suggestions was replacing the current reduntant logo (Saying RuneScape Wiki + the text RuneScape Wiki) with a smallest and simpler look, like out favicon, like these two:



This would make the header larger, not reduntant and the image would match the current favicon. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 13:08, August 23, 2017 (UTC)


Support - This is definitely a lot better than our current logo, especially considering that it gets shown at the top of the source editor too and takes up space. I've said before but I'll say it again here - I really don't like the current blue background for the header. If we're wanting to keep it blue, I think it needs to be darker to distinguish it more, like this. The wiki background could also do with an update to be honest, but that's probably a discussion for another time. xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 13:25, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - I like this much better than the current header.. More compact. - Purple partyhat Sparky Kitty the WikianFiremaking 13:30, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - This is definitely much better than the current banner we have. Abyssal vine whip TonyBest100 Bandos chestplate 13:34, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Definitely looks better. As for color, i think i like the blue one the most. InventionCephHunter talkSlayer 14:29, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Nice logo, but keep the current blue header. Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 14:39, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Oppose - Just took a look. I kind of prefer the logo, although the current version of the header does require some tweaking. But plain text is rather boring... 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 14:46, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Way better like this. x5sQGus.png  แšผ ๐•ท๐–”๐–—๐–‰ ๐•ธ๐–†๐–“๐–•๐–†๐–Ž๐–“๐–™ แšผ (t)(c) 15:35, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Oh hey that's me! - Look mom I made it! I got cited in a YG thread! /s --LiquidTalk 16:49, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - but make it in english tho, you know, a REAL language --Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 19:22, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Oh pls, Portuguese > all. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 21:48, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Am I missing a joke somewhere - Seriously, are people supporting a change to the super plain text version over the version with the swords? Wow, so lame. For the record, mega oppose. Degenret01 (talk) 20:53, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Something like:


Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 21:11, August 23, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, people are supporting a change to a plain text version over the version with the swords. There's no joke xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 22:35, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Support - I really like how clean and crisp it looks. Pernix cowl detail MAGE-KIL-R Zaros symbol 21:21, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - If this passes, this image here should be used to match the Header coding and positioning. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 22:19, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Strong Oppose - It's so bland... The current one is nice and clean regardless. Why fix what isn't broken? Haidro (talk) 03:41, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

Oppose - Unfortunately that logo does not scale or look proper on smaller screens.
The proposed logo would be invisible on the Oasis source editor. - Ryan PM 04:57, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
The scale is something that will be unavoidable with any logo because of Wikia. As far as I know we canโ€™t make JS modifications to the header but maybe itโ€™s something we can fix with CSS? Also, Iโ€™d just like to point out the current logo is near enough invisible on the source editor, so it shouldnโ€™t be limited to just this case - we should try to fix that altogether regardless of the logo we are using xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 10:41, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
โ€ข If the logo looks like this it can be displayed on the source editor too.
HBobtkq.png    Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 22:01, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

Oppose text-only logo - there are companies that have just wordmarks, but they are a) iconic names, and b) almost always stylized in some way. Neither is the case here, it's just our initials typed and rearranged.

It still needs some kind of iconography like the swords in the current logo. Since we're a "RuneScape encyclopedia", I think we should use an opened book to represent us being a source of knowledge:

And a larger preview. --Iiii I I I 22:57, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

It looks cool! Just have to be positioned on the left bottom corner to look nice on the interface along the text. About names and branding, a lot of other companies just use text as their brand and it doesn't need to be stylized, as Microsoft, Jeep, 3M and some others that just use a plain Helvetica text. This is still a logo. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 23:12, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
Like this:
It is a nice logo, but it doesn't really represent us. I think the red bookmark or whatever it is at the top left needs to go, for a start. The main issue is that it might be nice to make it more symbolic than just a book with 'RS WIKI' written on it. It doesn't really fit the theme of the game that we cover. Perhaps there could be some vertical-facing swords either side of the text or anything really that'll make it more... RuneScape? xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 23:19, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
Actually this site is a _wiki_ about a game, not the game site. It doesn't have to be that runescapian and more wikian. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 23:25, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
I didn't say anywhere that it isn't a wiki about a game. Actually, for that exact reason, we should theme around the game. Lets remove the page background too and replace it with a tiled image of books. Sure, it shows we're a wiki. But it doesn't show we are the RuneScape Wiki. I just took a look through some of the top wikis on Wikia that are based on games. Every single one of them has a logo that is styled on - you guessed it - the game that they cover:
xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 23:41, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
--Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 00:16, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
You guys know these were old logos when the current text didn't exist and this is exactly why we need to remove the text from ours, right? Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 00:28, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
Here's a possible suggestion, made to look more Runescapey
Bionicle230 (talk) 03:17, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
I like this Haidro (talk) 04:24, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
Support - Looks good :) Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 07:11, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
That one looks good Abyssal vine whip TonyBest100 Bandos chestplate 13:48, August 28, 2017 (UTC)
Support xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 14:14, August 28, 2017 (UTC)
Support It's always kinda bothered me that the rs wiki logo doesnt resemble the rs logo so i really like this one Superiosity the DragonriderQuick chat button: User:Superiosity/Signature chat 22:34, August 28, 2017 (UTC)

Suggestion - So here's another suggestion:

EDIT: Would look like this on a white bg (source editor)


Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 01:09, August 25, 2017 (UTC)

Oppose - Not feeling this xHR7zpA.png6encXAo.png 14:14, August 28, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - There are too many suggestions all over the place in this thread, and there is no obvious consensus for anything. I will make a new thread at Forum:Header logo suggestions 2 outlining the proposed headers and the procedure moving forward. --LiquidTalk 22:34, August 28, 2017 (UTC)

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