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This official Shakugan no Shana wiki policy outlines acceptable guidelines for the upload and use of images.

Using Images & Gallery GuidelinesEdit

1.) Any uploaded picture being used to replace a older featured picture in an article should be included into any article that the previous picture was connected to.

2.) Any user that uploads pictures and or .gifs for use on their personal page will find that after inactivity for 2 months that picture or .gif can and may be deleted.

3.) Any picture or .gif that is uploaded and has not found a use (either on a user page or in the articles) within 2 days of that picture or .gif being uploaded can and will be deleted.

4.) The "Upload a new version of this file" function is used to upload a higher quality resolution of a given image file. In addition, if a higher quality duplicate of an existing file is uploaded under a different filename, the old lower quality file is to be flagged for deletion to prevent image duplication.

Using ImagesEdit

  • Picture Size: Article pictures are to be kept as thumbnails unless there is a specific need for them to be of a larger size. This means that when adding the image to the article, you need to be sure to include thumb in the code.
  • Powers & Abilities Section Picture Placement: Images may be placed on either the left or right of an article, except in the case of the Powers & Abilities section in which they should only be placed on the right. This section has a organization on the left side and any images on the left will disrupt that order.
  • Image Sources: Only images from official sources, such as the light novels, anime, manga, and artbooks, may be used in the articles.
  • Changes to the profile images of character articles must be discussed first: The typical requirements for a profile picture are that it shows the character facing forward, in their typical attire and should not be battle-worn. They should be centered, have good lighting, and be of good quality.

Uploading ImagesEdit

General NotesEdit

  • Images used in articles are generally to be .jpg or .png. Generally, gifs can be used when it is important to have the animation to explain or highlight a certain situation. However, gifs are generally not preferable because they tend to be of low quality.
  • Do not upload duplicates of images. If you are unsure if an image has been uploaded before, you can search for it by going to Special:FileDuplicateSearch.
  • While we permit fan images, to be used for user pages, do not upload them with the intention of including them in any actual articles. We only use official images for articles.
  • Do not upload any pornographic images or images containing inappropriate language. Doing so will result in immediate deletion of the image, and the uploader will likely be blocked without warning.
  • Only upload images you intend to use. You will typically be given around one to two days to use an image you uploaded. After that, they will be deleted. You are welcome to re-add the images if you have found a use for them.
  • Do not mark images as your own. They are owned by the Shakugan no Shana copyright holders.

QualityEdit

  • Images are to be free of errors where possible. This means they should not contain mouse pointers and borders. Text from subtitles and text in manga pictures, primarily dialogue of characters and text added by the scanlators such as the name of the scanlation group, should also be removed if possible. This may mean physically erasing it yourself or finding a raw video instead of a subbed. TV network logos are permitted.
  • Pictures should remain largely untouched. For example, they should not be stretched vertically or horizontally, they should not have adjustments to the color and larger portions of the background should not be cut out. Doing so distorts the image from the original intent. Basically, if you have to do more than resize, crop or erase dialogue, then you're modifying the image too much.

File NameEdit

The file name should be descriptive of what the image actually depicts or is used for. Long strings of numbers or gibberish constitutes bad file names. However, file names that are vague in what the image is used for are also bad. An example of this would be naming a file Shana.jpg, when the use of the image is to highlight the cover of a chapter. This is because it is necessary to keep images clearly separated from each other and so users can search for the image by its file name. If it has a poor file name, duplicates are likely to be uploaded.

ReuploadsEdit

Do not replace an image by uploading one with the same filename. Do not overwrite an existing image. Upload all images under a new filename. This is said three times in three ways so there can be no excuse for confusion on the subject. 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. You can bring up an argument for, say, a new profile picture of Kazumi Yoshida on her talk page.

The only time when it is acceptable to replace an image with a new one is if you are uploading an essentially identical image of higher quality.

DeletionEdit

Images will be marked for deletion if they are unused, have no foreseeable use, and/or violate any of the policies listed above. If you upload an image for use on your user page but choose to no longer use it, tag it for deletion by using the {{delete}} template.

ViolationsEdit

Violations of this policy are subject to being blocked. Initial violations will likely result in warnings, while continued violations will result in a block.

Questions about this policy or about any warnings or blocks received as a violation of this policy should be directed to an administrator.

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