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#1 Edited by snide (2672 posts) -

Last one of these mini faqs I'll do for the day. I'll merge all this stuff into the help section later in the week.


Our Promise


If the community can control themselves from uploading watermarked images to wiki pages, we as a website, promise never to watermark our own images. Put simply, watermarking content within an industry that prides itself on it's openness to distributed content is silly.

How can I add an image to [Page Name]


Go to the page you want to add an image too. Go to the images section on the left, then click the "add image" button at the top right. From here you can upload an image directly or uses the tabs in the popup to search for another image on the site and add that image into that page. Once uploaded you'll be asked to attach that image to galleries within that content page. When adding screenshots, please attach the image not only to the platform screenshots (Xbox 360 screenshots) but also to the general screenshots gallery as well. Platform galleries are automatically created anytime a new game is made. If you want to add a new gallery, you can do that when uploading the image. Just click the add new gallery area, name your gallery (say "weapons" in the Gears of War page). Only one new gallery can be made during each image upload sequence, so please make sure to do all image attachments for new galleries all at once.

Moderation


Images are then moderated. We check to make sure watermarks are not added and that appropriate galleries were attached. You can view your personal image queue within your pending subs page.

No nudity please


Please no nudity anywhere in the wiki or the forums. The exception is where nudity is actually a screenshot within the game itself. Even in this case, only keep those images tied to the specific game it was in.
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#2 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1685 posts) -

Okay thanks for more info

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#3 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3072 posts) -

Thanks again, good to know.

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#4 Posted by Aaron_G (1681 posts) -

That was good info. Because I plan on adding images.

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#5 Posted by Tiago (91 posts) -

So, no pr0ns right?

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#6 Posted by Sentry (4198 posts) -

Is it possible to REMOVE the '360 Screenshots' or 'PS3 screenshots' if the title is an exclusive first party game?

It's kind of annoying to see a game like KZ2 for example, have different images in the general images gallery, then in the PS3 screenshots gallery, know what I mean? Just a suggestion. :)

Watermarks suck, so thank you. And I get all my images from a non watermark place (Sony?) so none will have em when coming from me! Unless the game company put a 'watermark' themselves (ie KONAMI in the corner of an MGS4 screenshot).

Thanks again.

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#7 Posted by banksrob (1140 posts) -

yep good to know, why did the servers go down again thiS time?

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#8 Posted by lux (129 posts) -

I can has n00dz?

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#9 Posted by SmAsH (254 posts) -
banksrob said:
"yep good to know, why did the servers go down again this time?
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Maybe to optimize the site and add some new things. I've noticed the site is now x10 faster since this 2nd restart. Oh and thanks for the info Snide, good to see that we don't have to suffer from people putting their own unique watermarks and ruining the image.
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#10 Posted by I_smell (4219 posts) -

So if there's no watermark, you can use it?

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#11 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3072 posts) -
Tiago said:
"So, no pr0ns right?
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Common sense really.
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#12 Posted by Peewi (448 posts) -

What about pages that has a "non-box art" image where the box art should be, even after the box art has been uploaded?

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#13 Posted by Lies (3985 posts) -

Is there an way to report a watermarked image?

Say I run across this and I want an easy way to flag it as watermarked, but I don't want to PM an admin. Any wa to do that?

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#14 Posted by KEITH1437 (291 posts) -

I submit images and they seem cut off, is there a reason?

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#15 Posted by snide (2672 posts) -
Lies said:
"Is there an way to report a watermarked image?

Say I run across this and I want an easy way to flag it as watermarked, but I don't want to PM an admin. Any wa to do that?
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Removed! You can edit any image and select "remove from [page name] completely."  This will let us know you want it deleted.
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#16 Posted by Guild_Master (265 posts) -

Always good to know

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#17 Posted by blizzvalve (141 posts) -

So we can add any images we want except for porn. Alright. I'm alright with the pics I'm uploading to the wikis

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#18 Posted by Sentry (4198 posts) -

Oh thats good, lot of screens from Resistance and DS games in the KZ2 section I believe.

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#19 Posted by Absurd (2932 posts) -

What is watermark? :P

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#20 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

Hmmm im still looking for minimum, and maximum file sizes and dimensions.

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#21 Posted by Sentry (4198 posts) -

It's a little logo of sorts a site will stick on an image for people to know where it came from, basically advertising the site, in a way.

Like on IGNs images for example, they have the little IGN logo in the corner, like that... those aren't allowed (thank god, I hate 'em)

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#22 Posted by Xelloss (248 posts) -

What about Copyright at the bottom, like if the game company releases them with that at the bottom?

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#23 Posted by cann3dheat (308 posts) -

This is where everyone should upload the Hot Coffee pictures, just to push the limit. ;)

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#24 Posted by mtosh (123 posts) -

thanks for the nfo

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#25 Posted by Axersia (1770 posts) -
WilliamRLBaker said:
"Hmmm im still looking for minimum, and maximum file sizes and dimensions.
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Minimum is 150x150, I believe.

Haven't found a max yet, and have uploaded stuff that was 2000x1500. Don't worry, GB resizes it when you view the image page, but you can still click to the see the original size version.

Also, awww... no porn? :P
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#26 Posted by Absurd (2932 posts) -
Sentry said:
"It's a little logo of sorts a site will stick on an image for people to know where it came from, basically advertising the site, in a way.

Like on IGNs images for example, they have the little IGN logo in the corner, like that... those aren't allowed (thank god, I hate 'em)
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Thanks :)
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#27 Posted by Locke (335 posts) -

Thanks for the info.

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#28 Edited by elektrixx (401 posts) -

There shouldn't be any limit to the size of images. Sometimes logo art is in high res and it should be a standard that screenshots should be in their native res, or higher if they've been rendered.

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#29 Edited by WizzyKid (275 posts) -

Just a query, but what would happen if a watermark was so sublimal as the Okami box art incident? Would that still count? What if someone used that Okami box art for the Okami page?

I know, I'm just being picky. But these things do make me wonder.

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#30 Edited by Leone (184 posts) -

One thing I think that should probably be implemented if possible is linking across titles- see Company of Heroes for example (StarCraft, Diablo II and WarCraft may all also be candidates for this as well). Currently there are three pages: Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts and Company of Heroes: Gold Edition. Now, the Gold Edition is just a re-release of CoH and Opposing Fronts but the only way I can easily use the screenshots from the Company of Heroes and Opposing Fronts page is for me to save all of them and then reupload- which seems like a waste of time and bandwidth. There should be some method to just search within the site itself and grab screens from other games, instead of hoping Flikr has something.

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#31 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -
Axersia said:
"WilliamRLBaker said:
"Hmmm im still looking for minimum, and maximum file sizes and dimensions.
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Minimum is 150x150, I believe.

Haven't found a max yet, and have uploaded stuff that was 2000x1500. Don't worry, GB resizes it when you view the image page, but you can still click to the see the original size version.

Also, awww... no porn? :P
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I've seen stuff bigger then 2000x1500 but im specifically looking for data sizes, i've not been able to post most 50 kb stuff which sucks cause alot of the images for games i've found or characters are below that.

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#32 Edited by ThomasP (1665 posts) -

Thanks for all the updates, Snide. We appreciate the information. There is much to be learned here at Giant Bomb.

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#33 Posted by Shadow (5293 posts) -

hm...I keep trying to make my icon into a snake's head photoshopped to be coming from a banana body but it keeps going back to this one...

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#34 Posted by Termite (2428 posts) -

No watermarking? Awesome

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#35 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2237 posts) -

Quick question, about how do you go about and upload a separate profile picture and forum icon?

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#36 Posted by DuckofDoom (68 posts) -

So I guess all that porn isn't going to be approved then?

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#37 Posted by BaconZombie (13 posts) -

Damn, so this isn't the new super web portal of samus/snake pron?

Someone lied to me!

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#38 Posted by Brydello (949 posts) -

Awe... no sexy pr0nz?

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#39 Posted by MichaelBach (966 posts) -

I uploaded a cover for the game The force unleashed 360 cover and would like to know how to either make it the default cover or how I can get it as my cover for my wish list as the default cover is now PS2 cover.

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#40 Edited by Axersia (1770 posts) -

It looks like you can't get more than 20 images approved for a page. Is this true?

If so, be more specific about these things so we don't waste our time.

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#41 Posted by snide (2672 posts) -

There really shouldn't be a gold edition page. That's a release, not a new game. I'll merge the pages together.

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#42 Posted by BanjoKazooie (26 posts) -

I figured that's why some of my images were denied (the watermarks).

It was no big though; I found the same images minus the watermarks.

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#43 Posted by dr_nefarious (1762 posts) -

Seems pretty understandable :)

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#44 Posted by Axersia (1770 posts) -

HBanjoKazooie said:

"I figured that's why some of my images were denied (the watermarks).

It was no big though; I found the same images minus the watermarks.
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How do you know if your images were denied?

Some of my images had absolutely no reason to be rejected, but just don't seem to get through.
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#45 Posted by BanjoKazooie (26 posts) -
Axersia said:
"HBanjoKazooie said:
"I figured that's why some of my images were denied (the watermarks).

It was no big though; I found the same images minus the watermarks.
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How do you know if your images were denied?

Some of my images had absolutely no reason to be rejected, but just don't seem to get through.
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You check your submissions, click Images, and it gives you the status.
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#46 Posted by DappaDizzle (183 posts) -

great this was said have watermarked imaged from a bunch of different sites its just unprofessional , btw have you guys got any good sites

 for screenshots i used gamepress before but pro account ran out there
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#47 Posted by RVonE (4993 posts) -

For some reason I am unable to create new galleries. Why is that?

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#48 Posted by zeus_gb (636 posts) -

Thanks for the info!

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#49 Posted by Gavinn (180 posts) -

thanks for clearing it up

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#50 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

Ta for this.