#1 Posted by AlisterCat (5564 posts) -

Something I notice on almost any Wiki page is very sloppy images. Not the quality, we have moderation for that, but other things.

  • Duplicate images
  • No captions
  • Not organised in to appropriate galleries
  • Bad default images

Do other people consider this a problem? What can be done about it? Even something as simple as going through your favourite pages and cleaning them up might be a start.

#2 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Whenever I come across a page with duplicate images or images that don't belong to said page I delete them.....no captions isn't a big deal IMO.....and sometimes its hard to find a good default image, especially for concepts, but I change them if they're exceptionally bad.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

the Phantasmagoria 2 page is a good example of this, someone just uploaded a capture of a play through.

#4 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@Dagbiker: That guy should be wiki banned.

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
#6 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Guided_By_Tigers said:

@Dagbiker: That guy should be wiki banned.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/chocolatecoffin/ It is that dude. ANd hes done it with alot of images.

If I recall correctly, @MattBodega started out the same way. And he turned out okay, I guess.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Guided_By_Tigers said:

@Dagbiker: That guy should be wiki banned.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/chocolatecoffin/ It is that dude. ANd hes done it with alot of images.

If I recall correctly, @MattBodega started out the same way. And he turned out okay, I guess.

Mrfluke did this as well and had all his wiki points taken from the pages. 
#8 Posted by Yummylee (21630 posts) -

What's funny is that the staff occasionally tend to contribute towards the duplicate image problem. I've often spotted them dumping a lot of images--usually when a new set has been publicly released by the developer/publisher--even when that same image set has already been posted by a user.

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#9 Posted by bobafettjm (1487 posts) -

Any time I come across duplicate or way too similar images I delete them. I also tend to come across watermarked images, which I also delete.

#10 Edited by AlisterCat (5564 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

the Phantasmagoria 2 page is a good example of this, someone just uploaded a capture of a play through.

Somebody did something similar to a few of my phoenix wright pages, by uploading every single frame of animation for a sprite.

#11 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

@Dagbiker said:

the Phantasmagoria 2 page is a good example of this, someone just uploaded a capture of a play through.

Somebody did something similar to a few of my phoenix wright pages, by uploading every single frame of animation for a sprite.

The guy who did it has uploaded a lot of other images for other parts of the Wiki, most of them are fine, although just being googled. But It looks like he also did it with Halo 3:ODST. He added the Phoenix Write pictures around the end of last year, and hasn't done anything like it since.

#12 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

  • Bad default images

I'm using Chrome and I've never been able to change the default image of a page even though I should have enough mod points to do so. Is there some sort of dark ritual that must be invoked?