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The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. The result was Delete.

RuneScape:Counter-Vandalism Unit

The CVU is an outdated means in which reporting vandalism took place. This page, within the past two years, has seen more vandalism to itself than actually being used for it's proper means. I'd argue that most vandalism is caught quickly within the recent-changes channel on Discord. Additionally, there are users that don't use Discord that still seem to patrol the Recent Changes page in order to catch any potential vandalism.

It's extremely rare for there to be a moment in which there is no user online that can rollback or undo an edit for any vandalism that occurs. If I think of more concrete, or additional supporting evidence, I will include below.

Delete - As nominator. Legaia 2 Pla · ʟ · 16:08, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Delete - Page is pretty useless and gets less use here than it does on RSW. I agree that more people vandalise that page than sincerely report vandalism on it, and these days we have much better ways of monitoring for vandalism. We're not Wikipedia where we're getting 100s of edits a minute and we can't keep up with RC. We can bundle vandalism reports into RS:AR if necessary jayden 16:22, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Delete - To be honest I'm more likely to see the vandalism itself than the report of vandalism, I'm sure. Joeytje50 (talk) 16:46, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Delete - I remember using it quite often back in 2015 but since then i haven't seen anyone using it. Also most people report vandalism on discord now anyway. ─ Reanimate Aviansie icon (mobile).png BrokTalk 17:49, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Redirect to RS:AR and add a bullet point about reporting vandalism - CVU definitely doesn't get a lot of use anymore (largely due to us socializing countervandalism in the Discord feeds), but I do think we should still have a place for non-Discord users to report vandalism and request blocks, which happens a few times a year. AR is the obvious place to do that. ʞooɔ 20:34, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

I don't believe a redirect is necessary. There are not too many places where this page is linked that RS:AR is not linked as well. --Legaia 2 Pla · ʟ · 18:48, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Delete - There should still be a way for people not in Discord to communicate vandalism that they can't or don't know how to fix (page previews for ex). Like Jayden/Cook suggested, AR seems like a good spot. Considering that AR already gets requests that don't strictly require an admin, I don't see a problem having people mention vandalism issues there too. If there is significant traffic to CVU from somewhere other than the link on AR, I'd support a redirect. Otherwise just delete. - Andmcadams (talk) 23:06, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Delete - Do what Jayden/Cook suggested. In all of on my wiki-use, I've seen the page thrice before today and I've never used it or even thought about it. Seems largely outmoded seeing how Discord functions. Fjaratalk 01:06, 15 February 2021 (UTC)


This request for closure is complete A user has requested closure for Requests for deletion/RuneScape:Counter-Vandalism Unit. Request complete. The reason given was: The page has been redirected to RS:AR, which has been adjusted to allow vandalism reports. BigDiesel2m (talk) 14:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. No further edits should be made to this page.