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I recently cleaned some dead links from Technicolor Fire.
ImageLinks.Cupcakes is a thing. The images themselves are fine note At least according to the descriptions. I'm not going to click the links given the contents of the fic , but we don't have Image Links pages for works. Should it be cut, or should we leave it because it isn't harming the wiki?
We do allow image links pages for works, actually. There's ImageLinks.My Hero Academia, ImageLinks.Dragon Ball, and ImageLinks.Metal Gear, and mod Willbyr has suggested moving excess character images to Image Links.
Hate Sink have quite a bit of a JAFAAC problem.
See, unlike Complete Monster where the villains depicted goes through a bit of a run-through in the forums before being added, here anyone can add their favorite villains without giving regards to context, so...
Edited by RobertTYL on Jul 6th 2021 at 11:06:56 PM
I already brought that up here.
If you ask me, Cupcakes is not fine. Only one image appears to be from the story itself. We should either rework or cut it.
Edited by Delibirda on Jul 9th 2021 at 11:39:27 AM
Like with Overarching Villain, ImageLinks.Starter Villain is a bunch of JAFAAC images for a trope that doesn't have a page image.
Looks like that can be cut.
I decided to go through ImageLinks.Hate Sink and oh boy is it bad.
Considering this has had two example purges maybe locking this would be for the best.
Send it to the cut list.
I meant the post above yours
Edited by Delibirda on Jul 9th 2021 at 8:23:57 PM
I can't send it straight to the Cut List as it does seem to have some ok images, but I will get rid of the clearly bad ones if nobody objects.
(puts on Palpatine's voice) "Do it."
Agreed. This trope seems like it is impossible to illustrate.
Are you talking about Starter Villain? I think that would probably require a comic image. I cutlisted ImageLinks.Starter Villain.
Regarding ImageLinks.Hate Sink, is the collage in the first example OK? I know image macros aren't allowed on pages, but are they fine on Image Links? For Kamoshida, this and/or this could work as could Steely Dan using Jotaro as a bridge.◊
Edited by rjd1922 on Jul 10th 2021 at 4:32:08 AM
I think Image Links pages need to follow the same rules, those images seem okay for the Hate Sink one.
To me, we can't illustrate Hate Sink.
Agreed, Hate Sink is too nebulous a concept to make for a good IL page.
The same applies to Ms. Fanservice. I suggest we pull the image and cut the image link page.
Edited by Delibirda on Jul 11th 2021 at 5:46:42 PM
There seems to be a hardcore X-Files fan on
the Ms. Fanservice page who's adament on spamming links with an entire gallery dedicated to Dana Scully.
Yes random troper out there, we know, you like the show, but... seriously?
Edited by RobertTYL on Jul 12th 2021 at 9:13:08 PM
I'm not sure if cutting the entire page for Hate Sink and Ms. Fanservice is needed it is possible o illustrate the tropes or at least enough its just tropers keep putting bad examples.
Ms. Fanservice is definitely illustratable, we just need to purge NSFW content. Hate Sink OTOH...I'm not sure it can be captured in a single picture.
Considering that Complete Monster is able to be captured in a image I don't see why Hate Sink could not, if it shows a character doing something that would make you hate them it does a good enough job.
Thing is, any Hate Sink suggestion would likely just illustrate something like Jerkass or Kick the Dog instead. CM examples suffer something similar and I can't say most of them fully capture the essence of the trope, but at least those ones need to show really objectively awful acts. A Hate Sink is too broad, though (which goes back to the Trope Talk discussion).
Honestly, maybe table the Hate Sink page issue until that discussion wraps up.
I think I could have posted this earlier, but it doesn't seem to me like this thread is always really a good thing?
I don't think that Image Links was always supposed to have images be as illustrative as the main page, just overall show what people think are a good examples of a trope and not have to clog up the wiki/examples list. Image Links Wiki states "On these pages, you can post links to what you think are great examples of a given trope." without really talking about illustrativeness and this thread deals with the issue of why they allow JAFAAC on it. It is a bit old though, but it still may hold up to at least some extent.
Sure, remove/fix dead link and NSFW-related issues, but I believe the people's concerns here may be unwarranted in some cases. It just seems like this namespace should probably be kept used as a repository for images we won't use for the main page as is.
Edited by Piterpicher on Jul 12th 2021 at 5:50:42 PM
I can get behind the idea of us not holding Image Links pages to the same high standards but I am not sure if we should allow blatant JAFAAC images.
WarJay, what, if any, problems do you see with ImageLinks.Hate Sink as it currently exists? I added my suggested JoJo and Persona 5 images, as well as the collage of different villains. Are Image Macros allowed on Image Links pages?
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