RuneScape:One Small Wiki Favour/Archive 4

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One Small Wiki Favour is a project to improve the OSRS Wiki, where wiki users can contribute to a number of ongoing wiki tasks and qualify for receiving in-game rewards, including bonds. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you're completely new to the wiki or you've been here for a while. If you have not edited before, then this is a great time to get involved!

To participate in this project, take a look at the tasks below and find one that looks exciting -- completing any one of them will earn you a share of a bond. Each task has some advice on how to effectively tackle it, but we strongly recommend joining the #one-small-wiki-favour channel in our Discord to coordinate with other editors, discuss the project, and claim your rewards.


Current tasks active until

14 December

If you have worked on a goal and want to be considered for a bond, please let us know in the OSWF discord channel. One of the project helpers will check your contributions and may award you a bond if you have completed the task. If you have done work on a goal but not managed to complete it fully before the reset time then you may still be rewarded some coins for your work.

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Item spawn maps - Task completed

Add maps of item spawns to 100 item pages

We're in the middle of a project to add maps of all item spawn locations to articles -- see Amulet mould as a simple example. Previously, we gathered spawn data from just about every corner of the RuneScape world, giving us the exact coordinates and quantities of nearly every item spawn. We have a spreadsheet here that contains that information. Now we need to add it to the wiki.

For simple, single spawns, you can just paste the following in a section on the item article:
==Item spawns==
*{{Item spawns|item=Amulet mould|text=Crafting Guild (ground floor)

Changing the name of the item, the coordinates (either x,y,or x,y,plane if the plane isn't zero). Also choose text that describes the general location -- you can use a tool like to figure out a general idea of where the coordinates are.

For more complex spawns, you may want to add the quantity, respawn time in seconds, or additional notes, which will show up on the map:

{{Item spawns|item=Edible seaweed|text=doot doot
|3813,3754,qty:4 (noted),respawn:30,notes:Foofoofoo

As shown in this example, you can have multiple spawns shown in a single map. Usually only do this if the spawns are very close together (like Snape grass). Otherwise, just have multiple maps with the different spawn locations.

Right now we're only doing spawns that are on the surface, not in dungeons and things. If you come across a spawn that isn't on the surface, just put that in the notes section of the spreadsheet.

As you add maps to the wiki, mark them off on the spreadsheet. This is a pretty complex and new project, so if you have any questions or notice something wrong, please join our Discord server so we can talk it through.
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Missing NPC pages - Task completed

Create articles for all of these NPCs.

We've discovered that we're still missing information about a few NPCs that also exist in RS3. Expand to see the full list.

Each page must have the following information:
  • The text description of the NPC. This can likely be copied from RSW, but should be checked for accuracy.
  • A complete infobox (see Template:Infobox NPC for blank templates) including:
    • A high quality image (most easily sourced from MOND)
      • When uploading an NPC image, use the proper license: Template:NPC license. For example: {{Template:NPC license|Hans}}
    • Release and update information
    • Race, Members, Location, Gender, Shop info
    • Examine text
    • NPC ID (source from MOND)
  • High quality chathead image (source from MOND)
    • When uploading a chathead, use the proper license: Template:Chathead license. For example: {{Template:Chathead license|Hans}}
  • Any appropriate categories and navigational templates (such as Template:The Lost Tribe for NPCs related to that quest)
  • Add {{External|rs}} at the top of the page, to properly link to the RSW version of the NPC.
    • Add {{Indicators|os}} at the top of the RSW page as well, to link back to OSW.

The list of NPCs is as follows. These links take you to the RSW version of the NPC page, which you should use as a reference when making the OSW version.

Using the RS3 Wiki may be useful to get information and context about what each NPC does.

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Add missing release dates - Task completed

Add missing release dates to 75 articles

User:Riblet15/No_release_date contains a list of all articles that don't have a release date specified on the infobox. They're primarily locations, which means that looking at rsw:World map/History will be especially useful for this, to track down when things came out.

Adding a release date consists of adding the release and update parameters to the infobox, like the following example:
|release = [[25 March]] [[2002]]
|update = Latest RuneScape News (25 March 2002)
This is actually a pretty tricky task, since some of the release dates are not obvious. This project probably works best if you join the Discord channel and we can chat about any of the tricky locations. If you can't tell for sure, it's okay to skip it!
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Add Recipe template to pages - Task completed

Properly add Template:Recipe to 100 pages from this list.

We use Template:Recipe to show the materials, cost, and process of creating an item in a handy table on the item page. Currently, this template is on a number of Smithing, Crafting, and Herblore item pages, but we're looking to expand its usage to more cases.

This task is to fill out and add Template:Recipe to 100 pages on this list. The template should go in its own section on the page, called "Creation". For an example of a page that uses Template:Recipe correctly, see Rune scimitar, which has the following wikitext:
|skill = Smithing
|skilllvl = 90
|skillexp = 150.0
|members = No
|tools = [[hammer]]
|mat1 = Runite bar
|mat1quantity = 2
|outputname = Rune scimitar
|outputquantity = 1
Each recipe should include all the requirements, materials, and outputs of making the item. If you see other pages that need a recipe that aren't on this list, those count too!
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Wise Old Man tasks - Task completed

Do 200 deliveries for the Wise Old Man, and make the Wise Old Man#Tasks section have full rewards

Most people don't know this, but the Wise Old Man has a series of item-fetch tasks you can do in exchange for a few different item and XP rewards. The wiki's coverage on this is very lacking, and is not formatted well. We need someone to go do about 200 of these tasks, which mostly consist of bringing ~10 low-level items to him.

Please keep track of what he asks for, the amount, and what reward you get (item and quantity). Once all that is done (should be about an hour), put all of the rewards on the Wise Old Man page, and format it in the same way we do for Gnome Restaurant NPCs (e.g. Wingstone). Tips for this task: it's probably worth it to buy about 50 of each item he asks for, in advance, so you don't need to run back to the Grand Exchange for each request. This way you can just hop back and forth between his house and the Draynor Village bank.


  • You must have a wiki account and cannot be blocked. Anonymous edits will not count. You can sign up for a wiki account at Special:CreateAccount.
  • The reward for completion of each task will be one bond. If multiple editors contribute to a goal then the prize may be split between them.
  • Partial bonds may be awarded for completing part of a task, with a minimum award at 25% of a bond.
  • A task must be completed in its entirety before any bonds or partial bonds are awarded for that task.
  • If you are awarded a bond or a share of a bond, you can get in contact with one of the project runners on Discord, and claim it in-game.