#51 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -
#52 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -
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#53 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -
#54 Posted by DevourerOfTime (358 posts) -

@chaser324: Oh, that is FANTASTIC. Thanks a lot. I was going to work on a template, actually. Saves me a lot of work. I'll be sure to test new headers for the games I suggested that didn't quite work out.

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#60 Edited by dgtlty (159 posts) -

This seems to work nicely for Alan Wake. Tricky one because it's such a dark game.

#61 Posted by DevourerOfTime (358 posts) -

@chaser324: Seems like a lot of those headers I suggested got put up! Thanks a lot! I appreciate the extra work (presumably) you put into several of them, such as centering the Zero face more around the eyes than the mouthpiece on the 999 picture. I believe all of the substitutes used were much better than the original suggestions. My suggestions were pictures from the existing galleries tested using the Header Image Tester without the assist of any other editing tools, as I didn't want to put in that unnecessary busywork. Unfortunately, you seem to have seemed to pick up my slack, so thanks and sorry for that.

I just have one more suggestion for the night.

This image for God and Fate Revolution Paradox.

Thanks in advance.

#62 Edited by DeF (4887 posts) -

thank you chaser!!! :)

here's a new batch:

http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436618

OR this one http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436616

for Star Wars Rogue Squadron Rogue Leader

the current one is way too blurry.

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436633

for P.N.03

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436635

for Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436636

for MGS Twin Snakes

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436640

or this one http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436639

for Zelda: Twilight Princess

I really like the sword duel image but the Link on Epona one would be a more iconic image for the page

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436642

for Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436644

for Fatal Frame 4

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436648

for Kirby's Return to Dreamland

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436652

for Tales of Symphonia

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436694

if that is too inappropriate because of the cleavage, take this one: http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-1265455

for No More Heroes 2

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436695

for Skyward Sword

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436696

for Pandora's Tower

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436698

for Killer7

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436699

for Red Steel 2

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436701

for Chibi Robo

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436703

for Earth Seeker

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436709

for Paper Mario Sticker Star

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http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2436724

(and could you delete this one? I accidentally uploaded a watermarked image)

for Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

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#64 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -

@panvixyl: you're supposed to provide the images, or more specifically links to the images (which have to be in the wiki gallery!).

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#66 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -
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#67 Posted by big_jon (5726 posts) -
#68 Edited by DeF (4887 posts) -
#69 Posted by Yummylee (21622 posts) -
#70 Posted by big_jon (5726 posts) -

@def: Was not aware that it was so low res.

#71 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -

@big_jon: @def: @yummylee: Done. However, that Banjo-Kazooie image is a no-go since it's got the name of some other website printed on it.

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#73 Edited by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -

@def: The gallery link is preferable because it shows me the date uploaded which is helpful for finding it in the image gallery.

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#74 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -

@chaser324: alright, cool. I'll keep doing that then :)

btw, I edited my post with some more banjo pics.

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#76 Posted by mracoon (4971 posts) -

@yummylee: Done. The Leon and Barry images are cut-off a bit, though.

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#77 Posted by Yummylee (21622 posts) -

@mracoon: It's a shame about Leon's, but Barry's went as planned. I tested it out before hand and knew it was perfect for how it captured the one defining characteristic of Barry, being that fuck-off hand cannon of his :P And cheers!

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#79 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -

@yummylee: Done. That Nemesis one is maybe a bit too dark, though.

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#80 Edited by Snail (8604 posts) -

Shouldn't this be in the Delete & Combine board along with the other "Request" threads?

Also I think this image looks good for the New Super Mario Bros. U page. Best one I could find on this website.

#81 Posted by alexisg (383 posts) -

@chaser324: That is a great page and thanks so much for setting it up for all of us. I think your suggestions are spot on for the most part. One thing you don't really have to worry about is using too high a resolution image. The site auto sizes those images anyhow. Right now we are using something which is a little too large but the way things are set up I can change it to physically chop the tops and bottoms off since we are hiding them anyhow I just need to get around to setting that up (this won't affect any of the hard work you have all done).

The images you use for these backgrounds also show up in the dig deeper box on the article and video pages. Some have asked me as to why they are so faint or why they don't occupy the entire background of a site. My intent was for these images to add some atmosphere without distracting from the actual content of the wiki pages. By putting them in the header strip it also ensures that it shows up on tablets and desktop in a similar fashion.

Anyhow again thanks for all the hard work! You guys are making these pages look great! -a

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#82 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -

@alexisg: Thanks. I'll take out that bit about the extremely high res images. Also, I totally understand your intent with the header images, and I'm glad you guys didn't go the way of certain other design focused gaming sites that shall remain unnamed who at times go a bit overboard with images to the detriment of the text.

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#84 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -

@serhulse: Awesome work, duder! I especially like the Max Payne 3, WipEout HD, and Geometry Wars 2 images.

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#85 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2502 posts) -
#88 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -
#89 Posted by Chaser324 (6527 posts) -
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#91 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -
#92 Posted by Nadafinga (958 posts) -

@alexisg: Any thoughts on lowering the point threshold for letting more users edit these header images? Chaser is doing a great job of course, but it would be nice if we could do it directly. Having the ability to edit virtually everything else on a wiki page except this seems odd.

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#94 Posted by Toug (313 posts) -

@def: Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's a fan recreation of the map.

#95 Posted by mracoon (4971 posts) -

@serhulse: Done but went with a different image in the gallery for 3DDGH. The ChuChu Rocket image is awesome, though.

@def: I went with the map because the other one was a bit too dark. I still think we can find a better image for that page.

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#96 Posted by Hailinel (24723 posts) -

@alexisg: Any thoughts on lowering the point threshold for letting more users edit these header images? Chaser is doing a great job of course, but it would be nice if we could do it directly. Having the ability to edit virtually everything else on a wiki page except this seems odd.

The whole point is to give the privilege of setting the background header for a page to someone that's spent a lot of time and effort in editing that specific page. I've been able to set the header images on seven or eight pages myself because of the work I had put into them. I wouldn't like it if that threshold were lowered.

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#97 Posted by Nadafinga (958 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@nadafinga said:

@alexisg: Any thoughts on lowering the point threshold for letting more users edit these header images? Chaser is doing a great job of course, but it would be nice if we could do it directly. Having the ability to edit virtually everything else on a wiki page except this seems odd.

The whole point is to give the privilege of setting the background header for a page to someone that's spent a lot of time and effort in editing that specific page. I've been able to set the header images on seven or eight pages myself because of the work I had put into them. I wouldn't like it if that threshold were lowered.

Isn't that "privilege" being circumvented by this thread though?

#98 Posted by Hailinel (24723 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@nadafinga said:

@alexisg: Any thoughts on lowering the point threshold for letting more users edit these header images? Chaser is doing a great job of course, but it would be nice if we could do it directly. Having the ability to edit virtually everything else on a wiki page except this seems odd.

The whole point is to give the privilege of setting the background header for a page to someone that's spent a lot of time and effort in editing that specific page. I've been able to set the header images on seven or eight pages myself because of the work I had put into them. I wouldn't like it if that threshold were lowered.

Isn't that "privilege" being circumvented by this thread though?

Anyone with a thousand points can edit the background image. I doubt the moderators are going to step on anyone's toes if someone adds a background image first.

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#99 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@nadafinga said:

@alexisg: Any thoughts on lowering the point threshold for letting more users edit these header images? Chaser is doing a great job of course, but it would be nice if we could do it directly. Having the ability to edit virtually everything else on a wiki page except this seems odd.

The whole point is to give the privilege of setting the background header for a page to someone that's spent a lot of time and effort in editing that specific page. I've been able to set the header images on seven or eight pages myself because of the work I had put into them. I wouldn't like it if that threshold were lowered.

Isn't that "privilege" being circumvented by this thread though?

This thread is providing a certain level of moderation however.

#100 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -

@mracoon said:

@def: I went with the map because the other one was a bit too dark. I still think we can find a better image for that page.

http://www.giantbomb.com/images/1300-2437652

I dug up this one. It doesn't look too pixely when blown up and also provides a cool, typical gameplay scenario with Mario jumping towards the enemy from above. Fits right into the header.

super mario rpg page