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Images Licensing/Naming

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We kindly ask all of our contributors to please properly name and/or license all images that you upload to the wiki. Image licensing and naming is part of our official Media Policy, and as such, it is asked of all users to respect the policy and add a proper name & license when uploading as described here.

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Whenever you upload an image to the wiki, towards the bottom of the page there is an option to add a license.

  • For images that are game screenshots, use the appropriate Screenshots & in-game logos.
  • For non-game screenshots (pictures taken from the web etc.), select This image is used under Fair Use.
  • For images that are not licensed, e.g. images you have created from scratch yourself, select This is in the Public Domain.

Names
As a general rule of thumb, image names should follow the following pattern:

"PageSubjectName-GTAgame-OptionalDescription.png"

The name can be modified in the bar right above the "add license" option when you are uploading it, and must match with the Media Policy (a table of correct names can be seen here).

What you should do now
Because your recent upload was non-compliant, you are now expected to take steps to fix the issues with your file(s). There is a detailed tutorial on how to do this here.

If you have any questions about the policy, please use the dedicated section, or if you need assistance fixing your files, please contact me on my talk page or that of any other staff member.

Ignoring this message can lead to the file(s) you uploaded being deleted and possibly to a block if you continue to ignore the policy on subsequent uploads. For more information on licensing and copyright, see here.

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Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 13:13, January 12, 2019 (UTC)

Specific, not general

You have uploaded 4 images. 1 of which you correctly applied a licence, none of which you renamed to valid meaningful names. Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 13:28, January 12, 2019 (UTC)

Ahh I see! Someone else mentioned it not abiding the media policy as well. How do I retroactively change the title and license? I don't see an option for that. Sorry, still quite noobish with the whole wiki thing. Crizyz (talk) 13:35, January 12, 2019 (UTC)Crizyz
A note to this: you can rename files yourself, open the file page and hover over the arrow next to the "Edit" tab, there's an "Rename" option under there. NoirlimeTalk | Contribs 15:09, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
I don't have that option. Only gives me History, Replace, Talk and View Source. Replacing doesn't let you change the name (kinda logical). Maybe I wil get that option in 4 days, since I only registered today and I read you're somewhat limited in certain aspects in the first 4 days. Thanks for the input though, anything helps me at this point.Crizyz (talk) 15:18, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
Hi there, sorry for the lateness of the reply (time zonezzzzzz). As Norlime4L says, the option to rename files is available to autoconfirmed users, so you should be able to do it yourself shortly. I notice you added the rename request to the ToDo page. Another option until you have the ability to do it yourself would be to apply a {{move|newfilename}} template to the image at the same time you add the licence template. The Media Policy HowTo article is getting a revamp (probably today) to include instructions for this, now that we have decided to continue allowing users to move files themselves (the permission was on trial for the last six months or so). Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. Happy editing! Smurfy: illuminate - communicate - spectate 21:55, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Seems if I stick to uploading in the correct way from now on if I need to, I should probably just wait a few days now so I can sort it myself. Didn't know for sure it was just a 'cooldown' timer after registering, when I added it to the To Do list. Crizyz (talk) 22:34, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
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