Difference between revisions of "Archives:FAQ"

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Adding stuff on moving and deleting images and personal images
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=====Are there rules to using the userspace?=====
Generally there shouldn't be a userpage on the Archives. That isn't the purpose of this site. It would be better if you went to Bulbapedia to create your userpage, however; a simple link or redirect to your Bulbapedia page is alright. Userspace limits are the same here as on Bulbapedia, three edits per day. If you go above this limit, you may lose your privilege to edit your userpage here indefinitely.
=====Can I have personal images?=====
Yes, however there are rules. There are two images allowed per user and they must '''not''' include a photograph of a user's self, these images will be deleted. Other personal images include personal logos, personal trainer sprites, drawings, trainer cards and mostly any image that would only be used in the User: namespace and have no encyclopedic value to Bulbagarden and its affiliates. Users wishing to upload personal images should tag thim with the {{template|i-Personal}} template for easier organization.
===Problems with other users===
=====I uploaded an image and added it over to Bulbapedia, but why isn't it showing up?=====
Bulbagarden runs on multiple servers. As such, some are not on the same server. This is the case for the Archives and Bulbapedia. Sometimes images do not show up on the site, even if they were uploaded here. Usually a hard refresh, dry edit, which is clicking the edit tab and saving the page without editing; or a purge, which can be done by clicking the clock at the top of the page; of the page will force the image to show up sometimes. Please don't upload the image more than once if it does not show up on Bulbapedia. To avoid running into this problem, it is best if you upload the image before you link to it on Bulbapedia.
=====Someone mentioned that I shouldn't be using jpgs, why?=====
JPGs are allowed for certain images, mostly images such as for the TCG. We generally would like PNGs to be used for images like anime screenshots, game or anime artwork and scans. PNGs generally look better in thumbnails on Bulbapedia where they are scaled down. Remember to always use lowercase extensions! That means .png and not .PNG and if you're using .jpgs, it's .jpg not .JPG or .JPEG. Many templates on Bulbapedia use lowercase extensions so it is imperative that you follow this format.
=====There isn't a need for an image, can I delete it?=====
Deleting images is an administrator and above tool. If a file should be deleted, you can place the {{template|delete}} on the page, along with the reason for deletion, like <nowiki>{{delete|this is a duplicate image of [[File:Example.jpg]]}}</nowiki>.
=====This file has a wrong name, how do I change it?=====
Moving files is a junior administrator and above tool. However, if a file does need to be changed, you can place the {{template|move}} on the page, along with the new filename, like <nowiki>{{move|New filename}}</nowiki>. After an image is moved, an administrator will delete the redirect and remove the template.