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Nutshell This page in a nutshell: RuneScape Players Wiki stand-alone articles should be notable. Notability determines whether a subject is suitable for inclusion in this wiki.

On the RuneScape Players Wiki, notability decides whether a topic can have its own article. All stand-alone articles on this wiki should meet the notability criteria. The notability guideline was implemented on 18 August 2014 after Forum:Notability closed as successful.

Criteria

A topic is considered notable if it meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. The topic has been mentioned by a reliable source independent of the subject itself.[nb 1]
    Examples:
    • In 2007, Zezima was mentioned in a study done by Cartoon Network's New Generations show.[1]
    • In 2008, Andrew and Paul were listed as the UK's eleventh richest young entrepreneurs by The Daily Telegraph.[2]
  2. The subject has won a RuneScape-related award.
    Examples:
    • Excl won the RuneScape Machinima Contest in 2009.[3]
    • Will Miss It won the Golden Gnome Award for Best YouTube Channel during RuneFest 2013.[4]
  3. The subject has inspired, made a significant contribution, or is named after a RuneScape-related item or feature.
    Example:
    • Before being removed, Erin the duck was named after Saber Six in Old School RuneScape.[5]
  4. The subject was the first or one of the first to achieve a significant milestone in the game. A significant milestone includes achieving level 99 or 200 million experience in a skill, achieving the maximum total skill level, or achieving the maximum combat level possible.
    Examples:
    • Rab created the first RuneScape account.[6]
    • Acid Soul was the first player to achieve 200 million Mining experience in Old School RuneScape.[7]
  5. The subject is or has been ranked at the top or near the top of the hiscores in a skill or activity for a significant period of time.
  6. The player has won several seasonal hiscores competitions.
    Example:
    • Zezima has won 9 seasonal hiscores competitions as of 18 August 2014.[8]
  7. The player has multiple thousand subscribers or their videos have multiple million views on YouTube. On Twitch, the player has multiple thousand followers or multiple hundred thousand video views.
    Example:
    • NightmareRH has 209 thousand subscribers and 64 million video views as of 18 August 2014.[9]
  8. The player has multiple thousand Twitter followers.
    Example:
    • Alkan has 8,028 followers on Twitter as of 18 August 2014.[10]
  9. The player is the leader of, was the leader of, or created a popular clan.
    Example:
    • Dragonseance is the owner of Efficiency Experts, which is ranked first in the overall clan hiscores and has 431 members as of 18 August 2014.[11]
  10. The player created a popular RuneScape fansite.
    Example:
  11. At least one reliable source states the player is a well-known or one of the most well-known players, player killers, pures, skillers, or video makers. The reliable source must not be from the player the topic concerns.
    Examples:
    • Tip.It said Excl is one of the "is one of many well-known RuneScape video makers on YouTube."[13]
    • Mod MMG stated Zezima was arguably the most famous player of RuneScape.[14]
  12. The article is about a Jagex Moderator.
    Examples:
  13. The article concerns a type of player status or moderator.
    Examples:
  14. The topic concerns a month or year that RuneScape has been in existence.

Reasons for having a notability criteria

The notability guideline was implemented on 18 August 2014 after a community discussion, Forum:Notability, closed as successful. In the thread, our active editors expressed disinterest in editing articles about non-notable subjects. As a result, this means vandalism and inaccurate information added to the article is far more likely to be ignored or go unnoticed.

Another issue identified in the thread is articles about non-notable subjects tend to lack citations to reliable sources. Articles are expected to contain citations since this allows others to verify the information within the article is accurate. If statements that were not sourced were removed from many of these articles, there would be very little—if any—content left.

Articles not satisfying the notability criteria

If you feel that an article does not meet the notability criteria, you may request the article be deleted via Proposed deletion or Requests for deletion. However, notability is not a criteria for speedy deletion, and so should not be nominated under this process.

Notes

  1. An independent source is a source that has no connection to the subject. See this page for further information.

References

  1. Mum and dad top role models. The Daily Telegraph (28 November 2007). Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. Tomkinson, Martin. The UK's richest young entrepreneurs: 30-11. The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. Mark, Gerhard (11 September 2009). Machinima Competition Results. RuneScape News. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. RuneScape (2 November 2013). RuneFest 3 LIVE!. Twitch. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. Mod Reach (8 May 2014). RE: Regarding the Duck NPC.. Reddit. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. Necromagus (2 January 2011). The Camelot Dilemma. The Tip.It Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  7. Acid Soul (1 May 2014). Acid Soul's Journey to 200M Mining. YouTube. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  8. Zezima. RuneScape Seasonal HiScores. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  9. NightmareRH. NightmareRH. YouTube. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  10. Alkan. Alkan (Number1Bosss) on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  11. Efficiency Experts. RuneScape Clans. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  12. Salmoneus. Sal's Character Page. Sal's Realm. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  13. Interview with Excl!. Rune Tips (Tip.It) (13 September 2009). Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  14. Mod Mark (10 July 2008). Jagex Store & RuneScape Novel. RuneScape Forums. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2014.


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