This is more of a feature request than a bug, but when selecting an image as a game page's background, it's difficult to tell what part of the image will actually be visible in the background window. This makes it hard to determine a good background image without trial and error. Is there a way you can implement a preview system that can alleviate this problem?
Yeah I hear ya on the pain of it. Honeslty the image is supposed to be there as an atmospheric thing. Having it show too much was taking away from the real content but I think the pages do look way better with a bg image. I forget what the pt amount for having access to that feature. I am sure someone can chime in about that.
In general the image part that you are going to be cropping is the middle sliver. I like iamges with a ton of junk going on or atmosphere such as on the Halo 4, Crysis 3, and Dead Space pages which I set last night.
@tearhead I think the idea is that if you like a page enough to put a background image on it, you have to write enough wiki words that you get 1000 points, though that's an awful lot of points.
I think it would be cool if we hit, like, 3000 points or something, if we could have sitewide bg image privileges. I forget what the tiers are, you get something at 3000 right? I should edit more...
Also, what about pages where no one has got 1000 points (or whatever the requirement is)? Having a request thread for background images could be annoying to all involved when trying to find the right image.
This sounds like a job for... the Image Moderation tool!