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This thread was archived on 21 March 2020 by BigDiesel2m.


As the new month rolls around, it is once again time for a forum thread.

The Old School RuneScape Wiki does not fully implement the Grand Exchange Market Watch—in fact, we only have five pages total on it (not including various templates):

  1. RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch
  2. RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Alchemy
  3. RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Food Index
  4. RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Raw Food Index
  5. RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Chart

Of them:

RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Alchemy is the only one that actually gets use. Currently, GEMW is creating a huge amount of red links, given that the navbox links to a total of 38 non-existent pages, and there are a few transcludes of non-existent documentation pages for some random diff pages.

These pages were initially created years ago and see very few edits or attention paid at all. They were haphazardly imported from RSW 3 years ago, and they hadn't been updated since even before that (January 2016).

So my questions are, aside from the Alchemy page:

  1. Are these pages actaully useful?
    1. Are they still useful when the charts don't work?
  2. Is GEMW ever going to be finished?
  3. Does anyone actually use GEMW?
  4. What should be done about it?

If deleting, the following pages would have to be deleted as well:

Additionally, the following pages link to RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch, and will have to be changed:

Discussion

Comment - I personally feel like RS:Grand Exchange Market Watch/Alchemy should just be moved over the other calculator (or elsewhere, if we still see value in the other calculator), and the rest of the pages deleted, but I don't know how much use they actually get. I can't imagine it's much if only three indices have existed for this long without being fixed/updated. チェン (話し合う) 16:34, 1 March 2020 (UTC)


Comment - Those pages were never completed since Fandom prevented the wiki from adding in JS without review. That administrative hurdle combined with the lack of technical support back before the fork lead to a half-assed implementation of the GEMW. As it stands now, having red links doesn't really hurt anything. IMO, deleting them just to clean up redlinks is pointless. Now that we have control over the site's JS we can easily port over the RSW stuff. It would be nice if both RSW and OSRSW had similar features. Additionally, I would like to see the GEMW implemented. Seeing as how the Wiki is officially sponsered by Jagex, it would be highly beneficial for users to obtain information from a trusted site instead of an external third party website. Shoyrukon (talk) 18:31, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

I'm not opposed to keeping them if people actually care about them/intend to finish, but they've been left half-assed as is for 3 years now, nearly 1.5 years post-fork and nobody has really shown interest. Do you think anyone would be willing to go through and tidy up? チェン (話し合う) 18:33, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
It's just never really been brought up until now. We've briefly joked about it in chats. There were more pressing features to implement and requested. Shoyrukon (talk) 18:36, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Have GEMW implemented - Per Shoy. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 03:18, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Have GEMW implemented - Per Shoy. In addition, I hope that by the end of this we can have a person or two dedicate themselves to the project in order to get it live. I would hate for this to lead to another dead end. Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 00:59, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Closure - As there is no consensus to remove the few GEMW pages on the wiki, they will not be removed. Similarly, as there is no consensus to move the GEMW Alchemy page, it will not be moved. As the technical hurdles to GEMW implementation on the OSRS Wiki are no longer a concern, I would hope that someone (or someones) takes it upon themself to implement the system here. BigDiesel2m (talk) 15:58, 21 March 2020 (UTC)