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 176 Willbyr, Wed, 28th Sep '11 1:05:27 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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If you're editing a page and you happen to notice in the code that the pic is larger than 350 pixels, or if you're using an old browser that shows the pic at its actual size as opposed to the forced resize, there are two ways to correct it.

  • You can make a resized version of the pic yourself and upload it to the page; if you do, note so in the edit reason.
  • If you don't want to take the time, or you try to edit the pic and it looks bad, make an IP thread and someone will take care of it. It's a quick fix, and with the new locked thread mover, it won't sit around on the forum once it's taken care of.
 177 d Roy, Tue, 13th Dec '11 8:30:00 PM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
I'm not sure if this is addressed, but...

If you have a problem with an image, be sure to check that if the said image went through IPC or not.

Even if it didn't, always make a thread about it and see people's opinion before take any action.

It it did, first read the posts. If you are still not convinced, THEN make a thread about it.
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 178 Catalogue, Thu, 29th Dec '11 12:45:42 AM from where the good times are
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Is it a good idea to tag images with links to IP threads even if the threads in question were closed without decisions?

Because it's quite common to have threads where we go "We talked about this before..."
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 179 Deboss, Thu, 29th Dec '11 12:46:04 PM from Awesomeville Texas
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I'd go with yes. It at least keeps us from retreading the same ground.
 180 Willbyr, Thu, 29th Dec '11 6:24:02 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I've started linking the IP thread in the edit reason when I pull a pic, so even if the thread doesn't pan out, at least there's a record of why the pic was pulled. I suppose the page could be tagged saying "IP thread did not produce a replacement image for this thread. Please start a new thread if you'd like to suggest an image." or something to that effect.
 181 Troacctid, Thu, 29th Dec '11 11:11:04 PM from California
Under that philosophy, I'd also want to tag pages that have had TRS threads.

Might actually not be a bad idea. Although if it's just for archival purposes (which is what it seems like), putting it on the discussion page might be better.
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 182 Japanese Teeth, Sun, 1st Jan '12 6:01:06 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
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[up][up]I'd also comment the link into the page; if the page gets a lot of traffic the edit reason might drop out of the history, or else be so far down in the history that people don't see them.
 183 Willbyr, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:11:50 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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You know, I didn't think about that...yeah, comments on the page are probably the better way to go from here on out.
 184 Catalogue, Sat, 7th Jan '12 4:55:31 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I've been thinking, "page image should not overlap with subtropes or other related tropes" has been our rule of thumb for as long as I can remember, but is it written? What's the official stance?
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 185 Willbyr, Tue, 17th Jan '12 10:29:43 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] We could put something on the "IP thread criteria page" if a pic fits a subtrope or related trope better than the page it's on.

edited 17th Jan '12 10:30:25 AM by Willbyr

 186 Deboss, Wed, 18th Jan '12 5:21:18 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I really think we should have a standard of "In Universe only" pictures on YMMV and Audience Reaction tropes. Many of the "plain example" variety tend to be fall completely flat if one doesn't know the subject.
 187 Final Starman, Wed, 18th Jan '12 5:35:12 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Even objective tropes sometimes get overly obscure Take That images, like Small Name, Big Ego.

edited 18th Jan '12 5:35:47 PM by FinalStarman

 188 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Jan '12 6:54:09 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] That's a pretty good idea.
 189 Japanese Teeth, Wed, 9th May '12 12:45:28 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
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I have a question about work images. If a promo poster for a movie or TV show has a copyright symbol, would it still be usable? I mean, those are the kind of pictures that are meant to be circulated one way or another, and all.
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In uffish thought
Promotional posters and work covers are fine since, as you said, the whole point is that they're circulated and all. I coulda sworn there was a note to that effect on About Images and Copyright, but no such luck. Hm. I'll see if I can find something about it on Wikipedia.

Edit: A brief search reveals that they treat such images as fine under Fair Use since its sole purpose is to illustrate the work. I can't wade through the miles of essays on images and copyright and WP use at the momentnote .

edited 16th Aug '12 5:57:07 AM by Telcontar

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Just to bring it to folk's attention.

Hates Baths had its image changed with no evidence of a thread, however I would support the change. The newer image is a different strip from the same comic, and is better quality. I'd bring the discussion to the Image Picking board, but given the limits on threads and the minor nature of the change, I figured I'd just mention it here.

  • New picture[down]

  • Old picture[down]

edited 13th Jan '13 4:42:48 PM by Catbert

 193 Willbyr, Sun, 13th Jan '13 7:08:59 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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That's an improvement for sure, but I think we can do without at least one of those panels...I'll start a new thread if one's not already there.
 194 Troacctid, Sun, 13th Jan '13 7:29:02 PM from California
Here's the source strip of the old image, if it helps with the quality issues.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 195 Quag 15, Sat, 18th Jan '14 7:40:38 AM from Portugal Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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I don't know if this is the right thread, but:

In terms of the Useful Notes pages of countries, it is assumed that the map image must be on the right side of the screen, right? Because there's someone (won't name the troper out of respect) who keeps changing some of those map images to the left side of the screen, which doesn't make the text as appealing as it was.
 196 Septimus Heap, Sat, 18th Jan '14 7:47:27 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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We don't really have a rule about that.

Also, generally I recommend to use the thread in Image Pickin' for image policy inquiries; the FAQ forum doesn't get as much traffic.

 197 Quag 15, Sat, 18th Jan '14 7:49:30 AM from Portugal Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Ok. Thank you, I'll ask the same question there.
In uffish thought
This thread is okay. You could also ask in the policy thread in the IP forum.

It really doesn't matter if an image is on the left or the right unless (a) there's a quote or bullet points (in which case it must go on the right) or (b) the section it's next to is really short (which can require a couple different things). My preference is that the image goes on the right, but that isn't an official rule. Unless there is a page quote, all that matters in this case is that nobody gets into an edit war about it.
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 199 Quag 15, Sat, 18th Jan '14 7:59:41 AM from Portugal Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Ok. I just thought it would be best to put images on the right in those kind of articles, in order to make it easier to read (which becomes especially important when you read it on your cell phone, since the screen is generally small).
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