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The Essential Guide to the Force is about to come out, and before it does, several administrators and myself wanted to get this out there. There is a mentality by some users that "we must have every image from a given source on the site." This is a cause of concern for several reasons.

As Fourdot often says, "Images. Support. Text." We have images on this site to support our articles, not the other way around. We should not be trying to force an image into an article just to keep it from being deleted. That is not the point. We are not trying to replace the source. We need to respect the copyright holders who make the products that supply our little hobby.

We've had this problem of over-uploading with the last several Essential Guides that came out, and so we're going to make sure this doesn't happen again. Before you upload an image from the new book (or an image anytime, for that matter), you should always ask yourself:

  • "Does this image specifically illustrate something another image does not?"
  • "Can this article contain another image without looking overcrowded?"

Also, keep in mind that images next to appearances/sources lists are becoming increasingly frowned upon and removed by a number of users, especially when done just to save an image from deletion (but we'll save discussion of this issue for another thread in the future).

Since the community recently decided (at a recent Mofference) to begin phasing out image galleries in favor of images categorization, and because of copyright concerns, a gallery for this book will not be created. And images uploaded from the book deemed redundant and unnecessary by administrators will be deleted on sight.

Basically, people, just think before you upload; if we don't need it for an article, then don't upload it. -- Ozzel 03:52, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

  • What a pity, now I will actually have to buy the book in order to see the pictures. ;) Carlitos Moff 01:19, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
    • That's, um, kind of... THE POINT. Wookieepedia DOES NOT REPLACE PRIMARY SOURCES. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 01:23, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
      • That's why he put a smiley there, Culator. ;-) jSarek 01:56, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
        • Oooops! Sorry, my smiley was missing its nose. :-D Carlitos Moff 02:24, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
          • Sarcasm doesn't count for nothing these days. :-P Cull Tremayne 04:00, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
            • Lol. --Eyrezer 04:12, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Okay, people. Keep this in mind. And if you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here. -- Ozzel 23:41, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Wookiepedia hasn't had a problem with this before, besides, the gallery of Jedi vs Sith is technically categorized. User:Atrulean Starkiller November 30 2007
    • There will be no more galleries from books. Do you understand? This is not up for debate. QuentinGeorge 23:43, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

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