This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was prohibit width descriptions in image names. - Sikon 09:17, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
It has come to my attention that some images get named based on their width dimesion. Example: File:300px-Grievousmentasm.jpg.
I have recently uploaded a high definition screenshot to replace it, and now the name of the image is grossly incorrect. I propose that image policy be altered so that when naming images, it is no longer acceptable to put the image dimension qualifier in image name.
Well, it's all because someone who didn't know any better downloaded a thumbnail, either from us or another wiki, and then uploaded the thumbnail here. The filenames aren't the problem; uploading thumbnails is. -- Ozzel 18:36, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. I normally seek out images to delete based on whether they start with ???px, because more often than not they're just duplicates uploaded by inexperienced users. A policy against such names would be nice. But don't list it right on the upload form, put it on one of the policy pages that ignorant people avoid. -- Darth Culator(Talk)(Kills) 18:39, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Incorrect file names are just a hazard of Wikis resulting from the fact that file names aren't easily changed. That's why we have files like File:FelinROTJ.jpg which was not, in fact, in ROTJ. jSarek 20:47, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Would this be a strict requirement or just a guidline? And how would this be enforced? Delete image if it is not named properly or what? -Fnlayson 23:40, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
That's a good question. If I come across any more, should I just re-upload them without the qualifier, and mark the old one IFD? - JMAS 23:57, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, that would be easiest I think. —Xwing328(Talk) 04:37, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
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