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 to establish the standard main image size as 250px.–SentryTalk 10:52, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
Everybody seems to have their own personal preference on this. As far as I know, there is no standard policy on this. So I think it's time we agree on one. Looking through many of our featured articles, most main character images seem to be 300px wide. But we also have many, many articles with pictures at 250px. So what should our standard be? -- Ozzel 04:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
One thing to note: no image should be made to display any larger than it's regular dimensions. That means if an image is 187px wide, don't blow it up to 250px, because that looks horrible. If the picture is just too small, then upload a bigger one. -- Ozzel 04:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
To echo, Ozzel, it depends on the image. I don't think a policy is appropriate here. --SparqMan 05:17, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm not saying there can't be exceptions, but I think at least some kind of guideline would be appropriate. I've done many infobox pictures at 300px and had them reduced later, so obviously 300px isn't okay for some people. But Obi-Wan, Artoo, Thrawn, Gial Ackbar, etc. are all 300px wide images. If there's a particular reason why image X should be this big and image Y should be this big, that's fine with me, but I'm not aware of any such reasons; it looks to me like it's simply a matter of personal preference. -- Ozzel 06:13, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
It pains me to say this, but a 250px infobox combined with the default thumbnail size fits perfectly into an 800x600 MSIE window. I suppose I'll concede the need for smaller infobox pics for the sake of backward compatibility. Extremely backward compatibility. -- Darth Culator 14:53, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
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