General rules regarding images uploaded onto the Red Queen Wiki.

File extensions[edit source]

  • The allowable file extensions that can be uploaded for the Red Queen Wiki are: .JPG, .PNG, and .GIF. Due to .JPG's lossless compression, .PNG files are preferred.
  • .JPG and .GIF files should not be used frequently on articles and should opt for .PNG files instead.

Copyrights[edit source]

  • Every non-free image is used on the Red Queen Wiki under the auspices of the fair use doctrine of the United States Fair use law. This means that they are used for informational/educational purposes, meant to identify the subject of an article and to illustrate something directly relevant to the text in its immediate vicinity.

Usage[edit source]

  • Inappropriate images such as pornographic, shock images, etc. should be reported and deleted post-haste.
    • An immediate block would follow for the uploader and its duration would depend on the validity of a user's account. Spambots will be blocked indefinitely and reported to the VSTF to be globally blocked, while regular users would be blocked for a month.

Hotlinking[edit source]

  • Hotlinked images should not be used on article pages. They are, however, permitted in userpages. These images should not reach the maximum limit of three, article images used in the userpage included, or an administrator would have to inform the user to remove some of them or they will be removed if left unheeded.

Sourcing[edit source]

See also Help:Image copyright tags.
  • Images should be properly licensed and sourced. Users should make every effort to identify the license an image has, as the usage of copyrighted images on Wikia without permission or proper references can lead to consequences.
  • Images created by the uploader, who has never registered their content for copyright, should be labeled as "self".
  • All images must have clear source info as to where the image is from. For this, they need to have an {{Imagebox}} filled out. Leaving the license empty would immediately put the image under unlicensed files category.

Types of images[edit source]

  • Images, with few exceptions for real world images (author's image and studio icons), should come from an official source. This includes Victoria Aveyard's website, blog, twitter account, etc.

Fanart[edit source]

  • Fanart is allowed under the following conditions:
    • The fanartist was contacted and they explicitly gave permission to use their art on this wiki.
    • The fanart's file name includes its original title and the fanartist's name/online handle.
      • Example: [[File:Rielle in Celdaria by CorienTempest.jpg]]
    • The fanart has the {{fanart}} template on its respective page
      • Proof that the fanartist gave permission is highly encouraged. This proof can be in the form of a screenshot, a link, or a quote.
    • The fanart's file page includes a link to one or more of the fanartist's accounts.
    • If you are uploading your own fanart, put the {{self}} template on that image's file page.
  • Fanart uploaded without the artist's permission is not allowed and will be deleted on sight.

Formats and cropping[edit source]

  • Images should be properly named based on the subject it depicts (e.g. an image of Victoria Aveyard should be named "Victoria Aveyard.png").
  • Copyrighted images must remain unaltered. Images with watermarks and texts should not be uploaded.
  • If an image contains empty space or elements other than the subject being depicted, the image should be cropped to isolate the subject with respect given to the guidelines concerning closeups.

Quality[edit source]

  • The image should be of the highest quality available. In the case of duplicate images, the highest quality image is kept.
  • Extreme facial closeups should be avoided.

Replacement[edit source]

  • Replacing an image can take place when the original file is of low resolution/quality. In this case, the original picture must be replaced by exactly the same version with better quality.
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