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Okay, recently I've decided to reformat the policy page, by making it easier to navigate, being more in-detail in certain portions, and just improving it over all. Though as I am reformatting, I also plan to add a few new policies and before I add them, I wanted to discuss a few of them to see what our community thinks about them. If you agree with a policy type {{Support}}-reason for support, and {{Oppose}}-reason for opposition.

Please note that, "I don't like this policy," is not a proper reason to oppose and if you don't give a proper reason, your vote will be deleted. In addition, if you don't give a reason at all, your vote will be deleted. The voting will be open for a week and I’ll do my best to contact a good many active users for their votes. If within a week there are no votes, the policies will still be added.

Fair use rationale and Licensing

  • I was planning to make it a policy to add the fair use rationale and licensing info to any images that aree going to be used in the articles or any bonus galleries. Fan art, and other images that are meant for use on User Pages are exempt to this.
  • Now I know you guys may not like this idea, but it's extremely important. There have been many times that I've been strolling through the articles or the bonus gallery, and I've seen an image that I found interesting, but there was no way for me to know where it came from. It takes no more than 20 seconds maximum to add the fair use rationale and licensing to an image. All you are doing is essentially telling where it's from, and typing the license template. I've even made it where the Fair use rationale template is automatically in the upload summary, so no one has to go find, copy and paste the template whenever they upload a picture. If the Fair use template doesn't automatically appear in the upload summary on the pics you upload, then view here and follow the very simple instructions given. Here's an example of the fair use and licensing on this pic of Lisanna. Here's what I put.
{{Fair use rationale
| Description       =Image of Lisanna while in Edolas
| Source            =Fairy Tail Anime by A-1 Pictures & Satelight
| Portion           =Episode 79
| Purpose           =Illustrate Articles
| Resolution        =High
| Replaceability    =Only by an image of higher quality of the same licensing status 
| Other Information = 


The licensing should have {{Fairuse|tv-screenshot}} for anime pictures, {{Fairuse|character}} for pictures that are meant to single out characters and {{Fairuse|comic}} for manga images.


Support Support -- I am the nominator for this policy.  Iam...JakuhoRaikoben  01:01,5/20/2011 

Support Support -- Then I change my vote Rauleli Talk 18:49, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I support this because it helps other people know that we aren't stealing images and using them for profit or anything of the sort. The Passing Ash (Let's Chat!) 00:57, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I support this because it assists us in avoiding copyright infringements and also helps others trace and find the origin of the images. BlissfullyNatsu Chibi 04:12, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- Well seems like a sensible thing to do. Just not to make it too complicated. Last thing we need is complaints about this Retro7 17:11, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I support this because it gives a reason to believe in our wiki's dedication and commitment to authencity. Also, it will make any inspections of pictures' credibility easier. I'm all for it. Hirako Suisho 04:01, May 22, 2011 (UTC)Hirako Suisho

Support Support -/Oppose Oppose - Well, I know this will give us authenticity etc. but, still when you upload many pictures that could be problematic and annoying. That's my opinion.

Deleting unused images

  • I was planning to make a policy where all images must be used within two days of them being uploaded.

  • This is because it takes up unnecessary room, and when users are searching through images for good images, they get a bunch of low quality and unused photos instead of the ones they want.


Support Support -- I am the nominator for this policy.  Iam...JakuhoRaikoben  01:01,5/20/2011 

Support Support -- I completely agree with this. I've seen people upload images that just sit there and take up space and that are eventually forgotten. Rauleli Talk 03:09, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- If we aren't using them, then they are just taking up space--Shock Dragoon 01:27, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I agree since I also experienced searching for something and ended up with 500 results and most of them were unwanted. It takes a while though but at least we can fix things to avoid matters like this. BlissfullyNatsu Chibi 04:16, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- Sounds good to me. When you say using them, do you mean in an article or it just has to placed somewhere? ScarletwindStep into theLight 20:25, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Has to be used in an article, bonus gallery, or user page.  Iam...JakuhoRaikoben  20:36,5/21/2011 

Support Support -- Too much images on any site, whether it be a wiki or blog, or anything else has the potential to slow the site down, waste space and cause a nuisance concerning the search area.

Support Support - - Well, I raised this issue many times. I really hate when people upload once again picture which was made by me or any other FT wikia redactor specially for this page. They only change name (or even that they don't) and upload it again and again. Ishthak says 16:31, May 22, 2011 (UTC)

All Images must have good file names

  • All images must have a good file name that properly depicts what is happening in an image.

  • If a user is searching for an image and it has a bad file name like File:Screenshot54.jpg, then it can’t be found when it is searched for. In addition, if a user is trying to make sure they aren’t uploading a duplicate file, how can they perform a duplicate file search if the image has a file name that can’t be found?


Support Support -- I am the nominator for this policy.  Iam...JakuhoRaikoben  01:01,5/20/2011 

Support Support -- This has happened to me so many times. I look for a image and I can find it so upload it myself, and then it says that a similar image has already been upload it with the name 004-X0D-lkr.jpg (just an example). Rauleli Talk 03:12, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I support, can't tell you how many I've renamed--Shock Dragoon 01:28, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- I completely agree. It's so troublesome when finding a picture that has a file name that doesn't even have sense connecting to it at all. BlissfullyNatsu Chibi 04:29, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- Definitely needed. Will make it must easier to categorize.Retro7 21:00, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

Support Support -- Duplicate pictures are indeed troublesome. Causes problems for viewers and editors, and promotes an image of low image maintenance.


  • Do not overwrite an image by uploading one with the same filename. Upload all images under a new filename. This is because the new image may have a different fair use rationale that may be needed, the image may link to multiple pages, and the image may not need to be changed on all pages, and because most images need some sort of discussion before they are arbitrarily changed. The only time when it is acceptable to replace an image with a new one is if you are uploading an identical image or the exact same image, but of higher quality.
  • Now even though this one is on the voting forum, this one is not up for discussion because it’s just a common sense type policy that I’m now putting into words.

Deleted Votes

This section will be for all deleted votes.
This Vote was Deleted because: User changed their vote.
Oppose Oppose -- I oppose this because that would mean that I have to come back to this page to copy and paste every time I upload an image. Rauleli Talk 03:05, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

You wouldn't have to come back and copy and paste, the fair use rationale is already in the uploading summary every time you upload a photo, you just have to fill it out, and if it isn't showing up then you have to bypass your browsers cache which is really easy, just view the instructions here.  Iam...JakuhoRaikoben  03:20,5/20/2011 
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