If you have a problem with my file names, instead of just going in and tagging all my uploads with file rename sugestions, tell me, what would be a better way of setting up my file names? I'll be honest, it feels like your going out of your way to undo my edits and uploads with the things you do.
Please, tell me, what can I do to make my contributions better and more suitable to wiki standards? And please, don't try and be an admin talking to a worker, level with me and explain it to me in a person-to-person sort of way.
It's a maintenance template, and it means that we have an image that should probably be kept on the wiki, but eventually ( and I do want to stress, eventually) needs to be moved. It is not urgent by any means, and if the delete template is not actually on the image, it is in no danger of deletion.
As far as naming, the current standard is "image-identifier source-of-origin". So, something like "Dante (Rebellion DT) DMC3.gif". Which, yes, it's not currently the name being used because when I first uploaded those images I used a different naming standard, which is no longer applicable with the images and community we have now.
For licensing, images should always note where they came from, and if they have been modified, how. We can't just put categories on them -- technically, and I know it sounds ridiculous but it is true and we can get into trouble for it, an image that does not credit its creator is considered infringing.
For the "remake" template, basically the ideal is that images be cleanly ripped or screenshotted (using an in-system screenshotter, not secondhand using cameraphone or youtube or what have you) from the HD versions of the games, uploaded in png (or gif for animations) to avoid loss of quality. Obviously, we also accept the images that Capcom has published for promotional purposes.
So, for example, I'd expect to see something like:
File:DMC - Dante 02.png -- renamed to "Dante (model) DMC.png", with a license stating that it was taken from a screenshot of DMC, then cropped and transparencied by User:Ixbran (assuming you did it). If you took it secondhand from someone else's screenshot or video, you would need to credit them as well. The image would retain the "remake" template until we could recreate it from an HD screenshot, or using a direct model ripper such as XNALara (and honestly, I would really advise you to investigate that software, because I feel like you would enjoy it and be able to do very many helpful things with it).
File:DMC3 - Sparda and Sons.png -- renamed to "whatever the official name of the artwork is DMC3.png", and preferably it would be an in-system screenshot from the HD version.
Alright, Its just most wikis ive been on do a "Game - Name - Count" sort of thing. Thats why the pics ive done always are named by Game, character name, then in the event theres more than one, what number they are. Thats why my lucia pictures all have an 01 or 02 at the end of them. She has two renders, two DT renders, ect.
And yea, for the most part, the transparency pictures ive been uploading are edits i've done. Lucia's DT pics came from high res magazine scans that are uploaded to this wiki, same with the Lucia pics. Most of them I've gotten from this wiki as Jpegs, and then edited them into .png's after removing the backgrounds.
The Sparda and Sons one comes from the DMC3 gallery mode, from a youtube video, and as far as i can tell none of the pictures in the games galleries have official names. I gave it the name I felt best fit with the image's context. As for image licencing, if I had known you had a lisencing template you put on images, I would have done so. I dont think ive ever seen one on any of the images this wiki has, so that is why I haven't included them. For that I apologize.
Also, regarding this wiki wordmark image. I understand your reasoning's for it to be deleted, its upload is meant to only be temporary anyway. You stated that it shoudl have just been uploaded over the pre-existing wordmark, but thing is I tried that. Only those with access to the media editing programs on the wiki can upload it, IE an admin like you. I can't upload it over the current word mark, and I need you, or one of the other admins, to do it on my behalf.
And if you can, please credit Omniance in the upload. He was the one who made the edits to the DMC2 logo to remove the 2, and touched up the word "Wiki" to match the text style of the logo.
right, from now on when i have ideas for templates and such like that, with the wiki wordmark, ill use the same upload. I had initially uploaded the second version in order to make a new comment to show it off while talking with LegionZero, so they could compare the two versions side by side.
alrighty then, thats something ill try to keep in mind.
Also, thanks for talking with me about this, its nice getting to know fellow editors on a wiki, on a personal level, like this. It really helps me to better understand where people are coming from when they do or say something.
So I recently rendered this Arkham render, removed a pitch black background, and wanted to run it by you, in terms of proper file naming. Is this the apropriate file name type? I went by your previous statement.
Also, I apologize if the shape is odd. I made it so it is the same general size as the Jester image, so both can appear within his pages template, in the tab thing, without his picture being so skinny that it'd make the template re-size its self when switching tabs. That sort of thing always gave me an irritated itch.
Oh I know, all about the 400x350px thing, im just saying, his image is far too thin, and in order for both pictures to be part of the character template, we would have to either deal with the table constantly changing when switching tabs, or have both images be way too small in order to keep the template from changing sizes. I figured it wouldnt hurt giving them the same dimensions, if only for the sake of the template.
and yeah, im glad you approve of the name type. I also applied the "rename image" category to the jester picture since its file name is simply Jester.png.
I'm not sure why the template would be changing sizes, can you provide an imgur screenshot maybe? Using any variation of x350px should put a stop to template resizing. If it doesn't, then the template might need to have a set width added.
Just wondering, must it be "exactly" like the example page? That is an episode for an animated series page, while the Chronicles of Vergil is a comic book. Would you mind explaining it with a little more detail?
They have similar articles for comic book issues, but no, it doesn't need to be exactly the same format -- there's just a lot more room for coverage. We can talk about artistic errors, we can talk about continuity, we can talk about how the book was published, etc.(ಠ_ೃ)Bully! 01:36, April 26, 2015 (UTC)
If the image is not from an official Capcom site, but can be verified to have been taken from official materials (model rips, magazine scans, photographs, etc.), then we need to get permission from whoever created that image, and credit them in the image upload. Fanart, I don't think we allow, but as long as it's clearly marked and not used in the mainspace articles, I wouldn't be bothered.
Chief, one of these days I added to trivia Lady's comparation to Cobra's partner and the fact her bike had Cobra's partner named engraved. DMC Lady's similitude to Cobra's one goes beyond it: in Cobra's movie " Time Drive", Esmeralda's past is VERY similar to Mary's.
Isn't it trivia, since Kamiya admitted Dante was heavily inspired on Cobra?Why was it removed from trivia?
It's not removed, it was made invisible, because the note made no effort to clarify who the hell it was talking about. Are we talking about GI Joe? The note needs to make more effort to explain to readers what the hell it is talking about.
Eva is not mentioned anywhere in that sentence. I guess it's possible to translate it as "and that's scary", but that's not what it looks like to me. However, Eva's not mentioned anywhere in that sentence.
If you'd like to give me the surrounding paragraph, I can try and translate it with greater context, but with what you've given me, the Babylon translator seems to be making things up.
Voice Actor: Sarah LafleurDante and Vergil's mother. A purely human woman. She was murdered by demons when the twins were still children. Trish was manufactured to imitate her appearance. According to Dante in "Deadly Fortune" (lit. 'novel volume "4"'), when angry or scary she resembles Trish.
Actually -- since this is taken from the Japanese Wikipedia page for Devil May Cry (just saw your blog post), it's absolutely verboten. We'd need the actual quote from Deadly Fortune to do anything useful, since things we cite need to be taken from canon, or if they're taken from an interview with the creators, written as such. For our purposes, wikipedia is just another fansite.
Also, based on the post you made in your blog -- I would caution against paying Babylon, as you can get about-the-same quality results just using Google Translate or Nifty.Honyaku. If you're interested in actually translating Japanese on your own, Ejje.weblio.jp and WWWJDIC are very handy dictionaries which also provide grammatical assistance.