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This thread was archived on 7 April 2014 by Temujin96.

Hello, Temu here. As you may or may not be aware, it is still technically possible for users to add videos to the wiki (through [[Special:Videos]]) in spite of the fact that the [[runescape:|main Runescape Wiki]] has that feature disable and our own Images and media policy does not allow for the uploading of videos. As such, I feel that we should have [[Special:Videos]] disabled, regardless of what Wikia thinks.


Support - As nominator. Temujin 01:42, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

Support - Lets get Template:Youtube here. Muud Talk to me! | Sign me! | MuudyBot!
Contributions! | Edits!
01:51, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

Support - Videos for use here require a lot of effort to create, update and maintain, so it's preferable if we don't have such a feature. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 02:09, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

Notice of intent to close - All going well, I intend to close this thread on Thursday the 3rd of April (a week from now). Temujin 02:15, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

Support - This feature is pointless anyways, since it's just a shittier youtube. --Jlun2 (talk) 17:14, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Support - Of course. Videos are redundant on this wiki anyhow. —Ozank 22:19, April 1, 2014 (UTC)

Support - I hated videos since the day Wikia decided every usage of the youtube tag automatically creates a page. JOEYTJE50TALK 22:20, April 1, 2014 (UTC)

Closed - Special:Contact will be used to request that [[Special:Videos]] be disabled. Temujin 10:53, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

Addendum - Wikia have chosen to deny our request, providing nothing but a generic reply. It is clear that at our current size Wikia does not care much for our requests:
Upon further review we would like to inform you that this is due to the fact that Special:Videos is part of the standard Wikia navigation and we do not disable it. When the feature first launched we did make a few special exceptions, but we no longer do that and have not done that for some time. So those that do have it disabled is due to the fact that it was "grandfathered in" so to speak and is one of the very few exceptions that exists. I hope this helps clarify things. If there is anything else that I can help with please feel free to contact us.
— Luis Castillo, Wikia Support
Temujin 11:45, April 9, 2014 (UTC)