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Hello and welcome to Rave Master Wiki. There are very few policies which apply across all Wikia. These can be found on the Central Wikia at their Policy Category.

In addition to those policies, there are policies and guidelines that have been developed on the Rave Master Wiki to further our goal of creating an informative Rave Master database.

Policies apply to all editors. Rave Master Wiki strives to create a welcoming and fun environment for those who are civil to and assume good faith in others, seek consensus in discussions, and work towards the goal of creating an increasingly comprehensive database about everything in the Rave Master universe.

Policies need to be approached with common sense; adhere to the spirit rather than the letter of the rules, and be prepared to ignore the rules on the rare occasions when they conflict with the goal of improving the wiki.

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This official Rave Master Wiki Policy outlines acceptable guidelines for the uploading and usage of images.

Using Images

  • Any picture or .gif that is uploaded and has not found a use (either on a user page or on the articles) within 2 days of that picture or .gif being uploaded can, and will be deleted.
  • When the "Upload a new version of this file" function is used to upload a higher quality resolution of a given image file, that image file is to be flagged to the admins so that the older version of that file can be removed from the history stack. In addition, if a higher quality duplicate of an existing file is uploaded under a different filename, the old lower quality file is to be flagged for deletion to prevent image duplication.
  • Abilities Section Picture Placement: Images may be placed on either the left or right of an article, except in the case of the Abilities section, in which they should only be placed on the right. This section has a organized structure on the left side, and any images on the left will disrupt that order.
  • Image Sources: Only images from official sources, such as the manga, anime and databooks, may be used on the articles.
  • Size- There is no set size for images on the Rave Master wiki, but they are generally placed at 200px.

Uploading Images

General Notes

  • Images used on articles are generally to be .png. Generally, gifs can be used when it is important to have the animation to explain or highlight a certain situation, such as with action-based techniques. However, gifs are generally not preferable because they tend to be of low quality.
  • Do not upload duplicates of images. All duplicates will be deleted. If you are unsure if an image has been uploaded before, you can search for it by going to Special:FileDuplicateSearch.
  • Do not upload any pornographic images or images containing inappropriate language. Doing so will result in immediate deletion of the image, and the uploader will likely be blocked without warning.
  • Only upload images you intend to use. If images are not used within two days, they will be deleted. You are welcome to re-add the images if you find a use for them.
  • Do not claim images as your own. Hiro Mashima and other official sources technically own all images from the manga, anime, and all other Rave Master-related merchandise.
  • Fan art is only allowed on your User page, not on articles. Only the images that have no personal content or modifications from its original image, will be accepted. Exceptions may include translated images (e.g. Japanese to English) and credits for an image source. Acceptable images would include screenshots and official artwork.

Quality

  • Images are to be free of errors where possible. This means they should not contain mouse pointers and borders. Text in manga pictures, primarily dialogue of characters and text added by the scanlators such as the name of the scanlation group, should also be removed if possible. This may mean physically erasing it yourself.
  • Uploading poor images will result in a {{Poor quality}} tag being added.

File Name

The file name should be descriptive of what the image actually depicts or is used for. Long strings of numbers or gibberish constitutes bad file names. However, file names that are vague in what the image is used for are also bad. This is because it is necessary to keep images clearly separated from each other, so users can search for the image by its file name. If it has a poor file name, duplicates are likely to be uploaded.

Profile

All profile picture changes must be voted on and decided on an article's talk page.

Legal Tagging

The copyright of all images remains with Hiro Mashima, animators and anyone else who legally owns the material. It does not belong to the individuals who provide the manga scans or episodes online. Regardless of what any other site or user may say, the copyright on these images always belongs with Hiro Mashima, Kodansha Comic, etc. No one else can claim that they own the image or can restrict its use.

With that in mind, all images that are uploaded need to be properly marked with their fair use tag and fair use rationale. Those that aren't may be marked for deletion with the {{No license}} or {{No Rationale}} tags.

Scrolling through the various licensing options available provides a description of what that particular template means. The ones that will most typically be used are General, Film Screenshot, and TV Screenshot. When adding an image, you need to provide a detailed {{fair use rationale}}. This means adding a description of what the image is about, the source, portion of copyrighted material used (i.e. page 6 of chapter 13), what the image will be used for (i.e. to provide an example of Musica's ability), resolution (low, high, medium) and the replaceability, which should pretty much always say that it's replaceable, only with a similar image of higher quality and similar license status. You can add the {{fair use rationale}} template into the summary box.

Original Images

For information on how to tag all original images that you have created yourself, see here.

Reuploads

Do not replace an image by uploading one with the same filename. Do not overwrite an existing image. Upload all images under a new filename. This is because the new image may have a different fair use rationale that may be needed, the image may link to multiple pages and the image may not need to be changed on all pages.

The only time when it is acceptable to replace an image with a new one is if you are uploading a fairly identical image of higher quality.

Deletion

Images will be marked for deletion if they are unused, have no foreseeable use, and/or violate any of the policies listed above. If you upload an image for use on your user page, but choose to no longer use it, tag it for deletion by using the {{delete}} template.

Any user is welcome to add the {{No license}}, {{No Rationale}}, {{Poor filename}}, {{Poor quality}} and {{delete}} tags to images to get an administrator's attention on an image that violates the policies outlined above.

Violations

Violators of this policy will be given initial warnings, while continued violations will result in a block of the users account.

Questions about this policy, or about any warnings or blocks received as a violation of this policy should be directed to an Administrator.

  • Images with the {{No Rationale}}, or {{No license}} must be fixed within 24 hours, or, in the case of a {{Poor filename}}, have an admin fix the problem before their photo is deleted.

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