YPPedia:Image tags

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Images on YPPedia must be tagged to help adhere to copyright laws and identify free material for use. They should also use correctly formatted file names.

Here are some image tagging guidelines and rules of thumb:

  • All images should include a descriptive summary or an image tag.
    • Please tag images on the image description page with one of the tags below so we can keep track of its status. The tags should be put on a line of their own.
  • When marking an image as one of the vaguer categories (such as {{ooo image}} (Usage)), try to describe the source of the file or its reason for being here.
  • If multiple categories apply to an image, add all that apply.
  • Along with a tag, specify the source or copyright holder information (if the image is a screenshot taken in-game, this step can be omitted). Provide as much detail as possible.
  • Please put more thought to the file naming of images as well - check the Image list to see if a naming scheme is already in place for the type of image you are uploading.
  • If uploading an image as entry for a contest, please see the corrosponding event post on how to tag and name the image.
  • For the whole set of existing image tags see Category:Image tags. Usually used ones are listed below.

Tagging options

For image creators

Each image tag takes the form of a template, a short snippet of text that causes an informational box to be displayed on the page under your image and automatically adds appropriate categories to your image. Follow the usage link for each template for complete instructions for that particular image tag.

  • {{avatar}} (Usage) - These are avatars used on the YPP forums with an attribution for the artist and a credit to the player who used the avatar. {{Avatar|artistforumname|recipientforumname}}
  • {{blockade propaganda}} (Usage) - This is artwork that has been posted on the forums as blockade or war propaganda. {{blockade propaganda|artistname|2=forumpostlink}}
  • {{contestentry}} (Usage) - If you are uploading an entry for a forum contest, use the Contestentry template, then create a pipe ("|") and put the forum username of the creator, followed by another pipe and the text 2=URL OF THE CONTEST. {{Contestentry|artistname|contestname}} Note: The portrait background contest has its own image tag below.
  • {{copyright image}} (Usage) - If you are uploading a copyrighted image with permission, use the Copyright Image tag. {{Copyright image|copyright holder's name}}
  • {{fanart}} (Usage) - If you are uploading an image that is from the Fan Arrrt forum topic, use the Fanart template, then create a pipe ("|") and put the forum username of the creator. {{Fanart|forumnameofartist}}
  • {{meetup photo}} (Usage) - If you are uploading a photograph taken at a meetup, use this tag. After the pipe ("|") put the username of the player who took the original photo. {{Meetup photo|PLAYER_FORUM_NAME}}
  • {{player photo}} (Usage) - If you are uploading a general photograph of a player or scene in real life, use this tag. After the pipe ("|") put the username of the player who took the original photo. {{Player photo|PLAYER_FORUM_NAME}}
  • {{wiki event image}} (Usage) - These images are used for illustrating event articles. Often they are player-created, but sometimes they will simply be game images.

Game images

For screenshots taken from inside the game client or using a Three Rings program such as Yohoho Tools, use one of the following templates:

  • {{inventory image}} (Usage) - for images that depict an item that can be carried in a player's inventory and for which no specialized tag applies.
  • {{island image}} (Usage) - for minimap screenshots of islands. The ocean in which the island is located should always be included with a pipe ("|") separating it (e.g. {{island image|Ice}}).
  • {{ooo image}} (Usage) - for any image that does not fall in a more specific category but is still a screenshot taken from the game client or a Three Rings-designed product.

Technical tags

  • {{misnamed image}} (Usage) - used to mark misnamed images and optionally suggesting a better name.
  • {{missing image}} (Usage) - for images uploaded as placeholder when the intended image isn't available.
  • {{unused}} (Usage) - used to mark images that aren't included in any page and have no other apparent use.
  • {{wrong size}} (Usage) - to indicate that the image hasn't got the preferred size, usually because it should fit seamlessly into a table or infobox.

Creating new tags or subcategories

If you notice a large gap or think a current category should be subcategorized, propose a change at YPPedia talk:Image tags. Other users can then discuss whether the new category is too vague, too specific, or a great idea, and reach a democratic conclusion.