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This thread was archived on 1 April 2008 by Endasil.

According to this, the sitenotice rules don't allow advertising of upcoming events, and that includes Wikifests. Since the Wikifests are only advertised on the forums, many users aren't aware that they are even happening! Yesterday was the day before the Spring Wikifest, and when I went ingame, I informed wiki users that the Wikifest was going on and about 10 were really surprised. They asked "what time?", "where?", "what world?" and so on. Many people complained about the failure of the Spring Fest, and I agree with them. It was going great until many players left. If we had more people, the fest could have continued, but instead it fell appart. Many users on the Summer Wikifest thread have been complaining about the attendance and asking me to put it up on sitenotice. Obviously I can't do this as sitenotice prohibits advertising of events. Wikifests are public wiki events that are open to all wiki users. Perhaps if the attendance was raised and people were more informed, the parties would last longer and users would have more fun. It would also encourage some random people who happened to be in Falador during the party to join the wiki. How can we do this if at least 1/5 of the users on the wiki don't use or even look at the forums? That is why I am asking for an acception to be made for Wikifests on the sitenotice. A notice will go up 1 week before the event, and since the sitenotice appears to everyone (unless dismissed), more people will be encouraged to attend. Please discuss...Yellow partyhat Ilyas Talk Contribs 15:24, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree. However, this would have to be under close scrutiny (maybe by a bureaucrat?) to make sure that something like "selling d chain lowest price in ge!!!!!1111" (okay, that was a little extreme) doesn't go up there. Butterman62 (talk) Ice Barrage 18:56, 23 March 2008 (UTC) In other words, support. Butterman62 (talk) Ice Barrage 11:09, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Strong Support - There is no reason why events shouldn't be included. How else would the Summer WikiFest be advertised? The forums? Many users don't read them.
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Support I'm one of those who don't go on the forums, so i won't know about these events. Chrislee33 22:21, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Support Forums? I hope nothing important gets said there, I don't go. I missed a fest? Dang.--Degenret01 05:16, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
I was all like "yeah I support Ilyas' point of view" and then I went to your link and found out I wrote those guidelines! Lol, a long time ago that was. Anyway, I think my intention was to avoid misuse, such as posting a sitenotice that says something like "Ilyas and I are going to hunt the KBD in 10 minutes, show up on world 115 if you want to come...". If no one objects, I'm going to edit those guidelines to make exceptions for events which have a community endorsement, such as the Wikifest. Any other rules which need revising? I still think we overuse the site notice, for stuff like "There is now a consensus on making an Exchange: namespace." If there is a consensus and the discussion is closed, why the heck do we need to notify everyone that comes to the wiki about it? Endasil (Talk) @ 14:45, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, guidelines are a good thing, especially for something everyone who comes to this site sees. We should still not allow people posting "Stinkowing and Chiafriend (I picked those at random btw) are going to have a duel in the duel arena at ... on Tuesday December... blah blah blah". Still, we should allow "The Summer Wikifest will take place on... etc..".Yellow partyhat Ilyas Talk Contribs 19:24, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Yep. Were the changes I made acceptable? If so, feel free to archive this whenever you are satisfied with the discussion Ilyas. Endasil (Talk) @ 00:45, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
'EXTERMELY STRONG D CHAINBODY SUPPORT I MISSED IT! Cheers, [[Image:Kandarincrest.gif|25px]]Chicken7 >talk>sign 11:56, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
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