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[[quoteright:206:[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/faceandcaption_copy.gif]]]]
[[caption-width-right:206: There are some fans of some show who know who she is and why you should care.]]

Administrivia/ImagesInWikiPages are great, aren't they? They make the page more visually appealing and let us display a really cool example, often in a funnier and more imaginative way than by words alone. Why, we love images so much that we have the ImageLinksWiki so each page can have more than one. However, you don't need that, for you've found the ''perfect'' example for the trope and thought of just the wittiest caption to go with it.

Well, stop and think. You might be putting up Just A Face And A Caption.

A common sin of contributors is to let their FanMyopia get the best of them and put in a pic that just shows off one of their favorite characters with a caption that makes a joke off of how they so ''totally'' fit the trope in their show. This will rarely, if ever, do a good job of showing off the trope. Nobody who isn't a fan of the show will get who this character is or how they fit the trope and the caption just won't be funny to them. The point of the page image is to provide a quick, sharp visual illustration of the trope for ''everyone''.

Of course, an article that is about purely visual tropes (like faces, facial expressions, hairstyles, and such) is a different matter. It can be acceptable for certain character archetypes as well, depending on the picture itself.

Remember, Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, and so there is no show that you can assume that all of the readers will know about. You certainly shouldn't assume such a thing from the examples you read around the site. No matter how good their {{Entry Pimp}}ing is, the editors can't get past the fact that they are only 1% of the total readership. This ratio has been stable for some number of years, and is generally true of all wikis.

Our readers come from all sorts of fandoms and will connect with examples from different media. That's why we have examples from a wide variety of media - we want to attract people with different tastes, both as readers and as contributors. [[GottaCatchThemAll We want it all]], from {{Webcomics}} to [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner]]. So, images shouldn't be added under the assumption that people are already familiar with the works they're from; rather, they should be added to interest people in those works. If we give the impression we're not interested in a person's favorite genres or works (or are much more interested in others), we are limiting our subject coverage. Along that pathway is niche-dom.

See also Administrivia/HowToPickAGoodImage.

!!If you're unsure about whether a page pic falls under Just A Face And A Caption (JAFAAC) or not, check it against these exemplars.
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[[folder:True JAFAAC]]

[[quoteright:233:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_sonic_5859.gif]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:233:This character is an example of SuperSpeed. However, there's nothing at all in this image to tell you that.]]-]

The True JAFAAC:

* Conveys ''zero'' visual information about the trope.
* Depicts an example of the trope, but with no visual context.
* The image doesn't have to show a face, and doesn't have to have a caption. If understanding it requires familiarity or explanation from someone who is familiar with the work, it's JAFAAC.
* A caption may be inside the image or even disguised as something else, like a SpeechBalloon.
* Basically, it's the same as if you took an example from the examples list and slapped it at the top of the page along with the first Google Image Search result for it.
* If you come across this type of pic, you should definitely start an IP thread to replace it.

[[folder:Pretty Much JAFAAC]]

[[quoteright:241:[[{{Jesus}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jesuschristmessiah.jpg]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:241:If this image were on KungFuJesus, it would demonstrate the "Jesus" part of the trope just fine, but without any indication of the Kung-Fu, it's useless for showing the trope.]]-]

The Pretty Much JAFAAC:

* Conveys some visual information about the trope, but the information it provides is irrelevant or unhelpful for understanding the trope.
* ''Technically'', it does help show ''something'' about the trope; however, its actual value for illustrating what the trope ''is'' is severely limited.
* Even though it shows part of the trope, it's still pretty much the same as the True JAFAAC.
* Like the True JAFAAC, if you come across this type of image, it's best to start an IP thread for replacing it.

[[folder:Not Actually JAFAAC]]

[[quoteright:250:[[Disney/TheLionKing http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oh-crap_the-lion-king2_5811.png]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:250:The OhCrap trope is ''about'' a particular reaction, especially a facial expression; although this image is just a face, it is not Administrivia/{{Just A Face|AndACaption}} on the OhCrap.AnimatedFilm page.]]-]

The Not Actually JAFAAC:

* Contains visual elements that explain the trope, but they may be subtle.
* It's easily mistaken for JAFAAC by careless ImagePickin posters, but it isn't -- there are visual cues that help it to illustrate the trope to some extent.
* As an example, the image of [[StarWars Darth Vader]] on the LawfulEvil page might seem like a Pretty Much JAFAAC until you notice the Storm Troopers standing at attention in the background. It's an I Can't Believe It's Not JAFAAC.
* The caption may give it a push by clearing up ambiguity, helping to set the tone, etc.
* When the image and the caption work as a team, such as in the image for MyGreatestFailure, this is frequently the result.
* Often, while opinions may differ on its effectiveness, an image in this category has enough visual information to tug it out of Administrivia/JustAFaceAndACaption range, often resulting in Administrivia/{{KUBIS}} instead.
* While it's fine to start an IP thread to replace these images, it's best to have a clear example to suggest for a replacement.