Requesting a sticky on this for basic info. Also requesting not-too-much conversation here, since it would be nice to see the crowner link immediately upon clicking the sticky and not just the first time.
Page images, while they are an important part of wiki culture, are fortunately not anywhere near as divisive as topics on Trope Repair usually are. There's generally only one question involved on the issue of a page image- does this image accurately reflect the sentiment of the trope without
requiring context from the referenced work?
Keep this fact in mind above all else. Page images aren't a popularity contest. The only consideration in your head when making a page image is whether or not it's helpful to the page. If a trope can not be described accurately with a picture, then don't give it one. As regards this topic no picture at all is an improvement over a bad one.
Now, this being written, note that if multiple pictures are presented that accurately demonstrate a trope, at that juncture the decision of which to use as a page image is
subjective. If that point is reached, post a crowner
* (type in the title of the page at the end) with the options available. Try to put up all the suggested images if
you know where they are in the Image Bin
. If their location has not been specified, post the crowner and hope that someone who does know where they are can put them in. Remember that anyone
can add new options to the crowner. As long as the image is uploaded and you know its address, you're good to go.
Remember that these aren't hard and fast rules- a sufficiently ugly page image, even if it demonstrates the trope, can still be nominated for replacement, as an example.
Anyway, um, have fun, I guess.
- Pursuant to the creation of a special Page Image crowner, anyway. Which would probably make sense if this is enough of an issue for it to have its own forum.
edited 21st Dec '09 11:48:07 AM by Some Guy
See you in the discussion pages.