Following on from the successful tidying of the Wiki's blogs, I now propose to implement an Image Policy to help us keep the large amount of images on the Wiki ordered and tidied.
Firstly, to enforce the use of Template:Information on all image uploads. This template is a small infobox that allows the uploader to enter information regarding the image, its licensing, and the categories it belongs to. To see it in action, see this image. The Information box is below the image, and contains all relevant data. I want to make this standard for all image uploads. The Information template has already been hard-coded onto the file upload page.
Always specify on the description page where the image came from, such as a URL (for official websites), or the name of the source from which the image is scanned or captured. Don't put credits in images themselves.
Use a clear, recognizable, non-duplicated filename. Note that if any image with the same title has already been uploaded, it will be replaced with your new one.
Do not upload content with false descriptions, sources, or copyright tags. The image will be deleted.
Images should be categorised by source, subject, and type.
While it will be a lot of work to insert the template on the large number of files, and to categorise and source the images properly, I feel that it will help us to achieve a level of organisation to the file bank that we have been lacking. We have a large amount of images on this Wiki, and some type of organisation is sorely needed. As we have tidied up the blogs, I feel that this is the next logical step. --Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 11:07, July 14, 2010 (UTC)
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