About PCs Wiki:Image policy

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About PCs Wiki has several policies regarding what should and should not be uploaded, as well as a few general practices that should be considered when uploading anything to our wiki. We recommend that all users read this page entirely.

Images may be uploaded via Special:Upload.

General policies[edit | hide | hide all]

The following guidelines are strongly encouraged when uploading images for use in articles for this encyclopedia.

  • In most cases, images should be a PNG image uploaded to the wiki via the Upload file page.
    • PNGs are recommended, but not required. Any file types that are not permitted will automatically be rejected.
  • Images should be at least decent quality and have smallest possible file size. Blurry images are not acceptable.
  • When uploading the file, be sure to give it a meaningful name which describes its content.
  • It is suggested that you license your image when you upload it, but if you do not know what license it fits under, don't worry.
  • Do not upload any images that violates any of our wiki policies. See #Not allowed images below.
  • Do not upload images that you do not plan to use in an article within 24 hours (1 day) of uploading it.

Personal images[edit | hide]

We understand that users want to have fun while using the wiki, and so we do allow users to upload images that are not relevant to the wiki. Images of your own PCs are allowed.

  • Once again, do not upload any images that violates any of our wiki policies.
  • Once again, do not upload images that you do not plan to use somewhere (a user page, subpage etc.) within 24 hours (1 day) of uploading them. These will be removed immediately after that time period.
  • The admins of About PCs Wiki reserves the right to remove any and all personal images without notice.
  • You must license your image as a personal image when uploading it. Personal images that are not licensed will be removed on sight or be licensed as so.
  • Any one user should not have more than five personal images. Exceptions can be made by asking for the permission of any bureaucrat.
    • If you need more than five personal images, it is recommended that you include the image from an external image host.

Not allowed images[edit | hide]

  • NSFW / Pornographic images. These are not allowed anywhere on the wiki (including in the userspace), as this wiki is a wiki for all ages and uploading (or even using) one will result in an instant indefinite block and the image will be deleted (if uploaded on this wiki) or added to the Bad_image_list (if used from Commons).
  • Images that do not relate to the wiki. Images of PCs or components or software screenshots are allowed, but do not upload images that are not related to the wiki, for example a car or furniture. Those will be deleted as "Not related to the wiki".