Today we implemented an improved objects template. It has already been implemented, retrofitted, and the appropriate guides have been changed. Please see http://rift.zam.com/wiki/template:rift%20object for the current template.
PLEASE NOTE: We have, for lack of a better word, "Mobjects" in the database. These are things we were calling objects but the game apparently considers mobs. So ALWAYS SEARCH FIRST and check NPC's before adding a new object.
In the case of Mobjects, do NOT use an object template. Leave a redirect on what would have been the object page pointing to the mob page. See Ancient Wardstone for an example of a mobject done correctly.
As usual, if I've been hopelessly confusing PM me, or email me at calthine @ allakhazam.com!