So apparently people are OSRS Accounts to play a singleplayer game and never talk to anyone because everything is about the wiki and there's no justification for creating talks. Of course public chat is dead comparative to 10 decades back and folks talk more about politics than about Runescape, since politics is based on opinion and not on the wiki. I get it to a degree. The wiki did not exist for a whole lot of players. When I initially began (then stop, then proceeded to OSRS decades later) we didn't have a wiki. There was sals forums and afterwards on runehq iirc (hazy timeline, I was like 9), each of which were excellent resources but nowhere near depth as the wiki is. It is really just a case of"I learned Runescape the hard way, you can too" imo.
I don't think I have played Runescape together with all the wiki. I am certainly reading wiki webpages while afking some 15, if I am not pvming. It stinks while skilling but I do not lose sleep over it, that I read the wiki than talk.
There's two issues really. New players making fundamental query's about Runescape, then getting downvoted with no answer. The remedy is that the Weekly Megathread which I think solves the dilemma of collecting everyone with Fundamental Questions into one location (you know those replies already). However, I don't believe in the Subreddit users here, I believe just a couple of them are going to redirect those new users to the Megathreadothers will just answer their queries, while others will still downvote them (which will be the problem this informative article focused on, as fas as I am aware).
Redirecting OSRS players into the correct subreddit. The solution will be to make a principle or bot (like the"Ninja Request" one) that shows folks the other Subreddit accessible for them to make the question. However, users create a fantastic job by diverting those people there, and there's the Subreddit connection on the banner, under Partner Subreddits, there. But they are still downvoted by them. The Downvotes here, and the pestering users are like the ISR, there is no escaping. You cannot comment anything remotely constructive since they're already biting at your ankle.
From the OSRS and pathofexile subreddit I frequent not every small question has asked in the megathread, some people continue to create their own threads requesting them, and over the years I have barely ever noticed anyone even mention that, they simply reply it as normal. No demand for every question to be diverted to it, although not everyone that has a question would like to create their own thread. It's that the issue that is downvote, maybe they think it does not warrant you, not certain where a lot of them endure but I've read about a few reasons. My train of thought is that if a new participant sees a megathread that is stickied they feel welcome since there's a place created to do so, to ask stuff. I see it as the distinction between somebody welcoming you vs welcoming Buy Old School RuneScape Gold