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Image uploads

Hiyo, please tag your uploads using the appropriate tags we have available by adding them to the file description on the upload page. For screenshots, we have a variety of tags depending on what system the game is on here. For renders, use this template.

Also, please make sure your screenshots follow the guidelines listed here, as some of the screenshots you uploaded have inappropriate resolutions for Wii and PS2 screenshots (NTSC-U PS2 screenshots are usually 640x448 but may vary by game and TV standard). I would also recommend reading this page so that files are appropriately named (e.g. a file like File:PlanetTablet.jpg could be named "SonicUnleashed WiiPS2 Render PlanetTablet.jpg". --BSonirachi (talk) 18:22, 28 January 2024 (EST)

But the "Sonic Unleashed Renders" category you added to the Tablets not even exists. The only items on that category are the Tablets that you added to it, but other Sonic Unleashed objects would qualify too if the category existed. --SonicUnleashedPS2 (talk) 20:01, 28 January 2024 (EST)
Because the category has yet to be created, and I didn't make it immediately at first as I had other things to do. Its purpose would be to categorise images that are 3D renders, like everything here. For future reference, if a category generated by a template doesn't exist yet, create it; and there's nothing stopping you from using the template if its category doesn't exist yet. :)
Also, please try to use the preview button and consolidate changes to as few page edits as you can, so that you aren't flooding the recent changes page and #wiki-reporting channel in the Discord server. --BSonirachi (talk) 20:15, 28 January 2024 (EST)

So, let me see if I understand. I can create categories if they don't exist, just leave my images tagged and be sure to see if a category exists before creating one, gotcha. And I may use the new category renders. Next, I don't know what to do if page conflicts like this happen, because I lost what I was writing permanently. Let me just save now for prevention. I'm honestly doing this all in the phone, just if it is relevant for anything (sometimes things work differently). So the last thing, about the screenshots, I have to see if I understand how that works. I'll try to do less saves too next time, probably saving to a txt file (because I do this gradually).

Image tagging isn't done automatically here, so our system is dependent on users manually adding the tags themselves when uploading, basically. --BSonirachi (talk) 20:46, 28 January 2024 (EST)


If you need to have a file deleted, please mark it with Template:Delete instead of replacing/blanking the file. This makes it easier for me and other staff to find it (blanking it means it will get lost in the thousands of files Retro contains). --BSonirachi (talk) 10:52, 20 February 2024 (EST)

As always, thanks for teaching me a new thing! :D --SonicUnleashedPS2 (talk) 10:55, 20 February 2024 (EST)

Sonic Unleashed items

The Sonic Unleased ring item artwork you have uploaded falls on the line of fanart, which we do not accept. If we kept the files as they are, they could erroneously be mistaken for official renders and end up in a real game or a reference book (the Encyclo-speed-ia even used somebody's fanart of Micky by accident, and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing had used someone's Sonia fanart without permission).

Perhaps a more feasible approach to having images of those items would be to rip the actual models from the game and upload renders of those models. If you can't rip the models, then screenshot clippings can suffice until someone else can do it. --BSonirachi (talk) 21:27, 8 June 2024 (EDT)

Oh, what a sad twist of events. I really gave some work for those edits to be faithful to the game's items by solely joining screenshot cuts and official artworks in on themselves, with the sole purpose to fill the void of official (actually, in most cases, any at all) artworks of those forgotten items :( Guess I wrote their fate when I categorized them as artwork from Sonic Unleashed (which is not true if the classification means they came from the game) and "my" artwork, which I now understand is not a matchup intended for this wiki. I say "my" and not my because I want to note that I never intended to get any credit for them. I was doing it for the sake of creating and making available at least something for those items, so I actually repent for categorizing them as artwork "brought to you by", because that was never intended to be interpreted as something that belongs to me, but rather as my gift to this wiki (in practice to the internet). That was my intention behind that classification, although I also don't think someone should ever profit from artwork of a game that doesn't belong to them, that's why I never agreed to add these artworks to any payable platform such as Pinterest. But I guess I had to learn about this rule sooner or later, so, as always, thanks for teaching me and for trusting me to always try adding quality content to this wiki. Unfortunately, about me not being able to rip the models, you are absolutely correct, so I'll have to come with another solution. Until then, take care and so long! --SonicUnleashedPS2 (talk) 21:01, 9 June 2024 (EDT)