Hello, I think this is the first time I write a Blog Entry and I wanted to express my thoughts about image uploading. Anime Vice is another anime encyclopedia, with forums and other stuff, but what distinguish it from other anime encyclopedias [in my opinion] is the huge quantity of images that it stores, actually I discovered this site because of the good images and because it allows you to have your own Image Gallery.
The problem is that there's a few things that I don't like, here I mention some of them:
I. Common Problems in Image Galleries
a) People upload pictures to galleries that aren't related at all to the picture.
I'll give some examples to explain my point:
This screenshot was added to the Rangiku's Gallery from Bleach, but as you can see, Rangiku is only seen in the distance and you can´t clearly see her. In my opinion this screenshot should be only in the gallery of the episode that contains it, but not in Rangiku's Gallery.
This screenshot was also added to the Rangiku's Gallery, and even though it doesn't highlight Rangiku, you can clearly see her and it shows an important moment in the series that involves the character, so, I think it's acceptable to have this screenshot in Rangiku's Gallery.
This screenshot doesn't show any important moment for the character or the series, nevertheless it strongly highlights the character, so, I think it's acceptable to have this screenshot in Rankigu's Gallery.
b) Duplicate pictures
Sometimes you can see duplicate pictures and this could happen due to these possible reasons:
- The gallery where you want to upload the picture has a hundreds of pictures and you don't want to check if the screenshot you are adding it's already there.
- Some people upload screenshots of his/her favorite character but only to the characters' page and then when another person uploads screenshots for a specific episode of an anime series and later checks the characters' pages, the person realizes that some of his/her screenshots are duplicates.
- Sometimes you can feel lazy and you don't want to check all the possible galleries where the picture (that you want to upload) might be.
c) Edited pictures
Sometimes people edit pictures (in some cases that are already in a wiki gallery), and I think it's OK if there is a good reason for that action, if not, the edited pictures should be deleted. I'll give some examples to explain my point:
This is a screenshot that was cropped in order to be used as the Default Image of the character Miku Yuuki. The editing is justified.
This is another screenshot (from the Zabimaru's Gallery) that was cropped and made smaller, but there is no good reason for doing that, I think the complete screenshot would be better.
d) Very similar pictures
For example look at this 2 pairs of screenshots:
They are very similar and I think there is no problem with that, but if you have a wiki gallery with hundreds of pictures and you want to add a couple of screenshots that are almost the same, I would suggest to pick only one and add it to the gallery. After all, you can keep in you gallery all the screenshots that you didn't add.
After talking about this issues, I would suggest to create wiki tasks for wiki pages that have a disorganized gallery with hundreds of pictures. These wiki tasks would involve [besides adding captions] the following actions:
- Deleting duplicated pictures, edited pictures, bad quality pictures, etc.
- Adding the appropiate galleries.
Another solution could be to give some users the authorization to delete pictures that they consider inappropriate.
But anyway, what do you think about this? Am I exaggerating?