Proposed Amendment

I purpose we add an image naming section to this policy. While it's common sense not to give something a generic name, some of the newer users my think it's all right to call it "gw123.jpg". It's not a major change i have in mind, something along the lines of

  • Images for user space use, should include the name of the User who is uploading them.
  • Images for the build name space should include the name of the build.
  • Images of a users In game characters (to be used on character information pages) can use the Character's name, instead of the user name.

Thoughts, modifications, complaints etc. about the idea? ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 15:03, 1 November 2008 (EDT)

/agree. Tai Sig ImageMcTai 15:07, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
  1. Check. Preferably start with the username.
  2. There are hardly any images in the build namespace. Maybe for guides. But pretty pointless anyway.
  3. Same as no.1. Username should be used anyway.
~ ĐONT*SYSOP 16:34, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
We don't need to get all anal about image naming, but putting username in user space images is a good enough addition. Can't say I give a fuck whether someone calls their image MiseryMacro.jpg or MacroMisery.jpg, I know who it belongs to. - Misery Is Friendly Misery Dog obaby 16:37, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
Starting with username is useful when checking files in Special:Imagelist, because you cannot sort the list by user, only by filename. ~ ĐONT*SYSOP 17:28, 1 November 2008 (EDT)

Before I add that little note in, I'd like to raise a few more issues/suggestions. With all the Copyvio and what not, I think there should defiantly be a small section about that, and some guidance about licensing (so quote a source where applicable, or state it's original content if not).I also think we should adopt the GWW style of tagging Images (so you tag an image with a template if it's a user image/for the user space, or Arenanet if it's anything within GW/Arenanet related etc.)(i intended to make a policy on copyright, so if that get's passed some parts could be transferred over and a link could suffice.) Thoughts on these new suggestions (as well as adding the note about using Username at the start of user space images) ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 14:59, 17 January 2009 (EST)

I cannot be assed having anything to do with tagging images tbh. - Misery Is Friendly Misery Dog obaby 15:03, 17 January 2009 (EST)
well we would probably jsut tag old iamges over time (if at all), it'd be easy to generate a list (I think..) of those that don't have a tag. ~ PheNaxKian Sysop 15:21, 17 January 2009 (EST)
You could just make a category and go slap category tags on things. There is an uncategorised images special page already, but I'm not sure I really see the benefit. It would purge all copvios I suppose. - Misery Is Friendly Misery Dog obaby 15:23, 17 January 2009 (EST)
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