This isn’t specific to this wiki, but generally considered all around Fandom: editing nonsense for the purpose of getting a badge is vandalism. That help page doesn’t have it because it hasn’t been updated in ages.
Please add a discussion to the Move Talk page when you tag a page for a move. It allows for other users to discuss the proposed move and gives the admins a reason why you want it moved in case they are unsure about moving it.
We still haven't cleaned up the mess of NickLenz21. His reasoning for blanket adding the entire team, often with anachronisms, was "someone who has read the comic can remove them". He didn't convence any of us, and though we blocked most of his alt accounts, he still did a lot of damage that hasn't been properly repaired. Next time, just raise your fist in the air and shout "Leeeeeeenz!" and that should do it.
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We have lots of images in our database, 126,777 in fact, and in order to keep them organized we use a system of naming, categories and licensing added to each.
Please review our Naming Conventions for Images. Images are categorized by name, so a descriptive name rather than a string of numbers is important.
As a guide, look what other images in a character's gallery are called, and continue with the same name and number. If you upload a first image of a character, use "[Name] [Universe] 001". Do not use parentheses, or the full pagename. Ignore the Universe designation if it is a New Earth character.
Issue covers should be given at least the title of the series, the volume and the number. A name similar to the issue is preferred: "Title Vol 1 1". Textless covers should be called "Title Vol 1 1 Textless". Files that do not indicate the issue number will be deleted.
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The comic template used to automatically add alt-text to its cover images, using the series name, issue number, and volume number. When Fandom came in to force us into portable infoboxes written with Lua, they removed that component of the coding, replacing it with a simplistic "cover" or "textless" option for the first two images, despite maintaining an AltText field in the template that doesn't appear to do anything, and without any consideration for the fact that sometimes, the second image isn't a textless cover.
I imagine if I were to check now, I'd find that the automatic alt-text in the character template has also been removed. If you have enough knowledge of Lua to help us put it back, that would be excellent. If not: big ol' shrug on that one.
These templates are now, essentially, out of our hands to improve or alter.
How is "the series name, issue number, and volume number" alt text? That in no way serves the function of alt text.
Hm. No, my Lua knowledge is very small. I can try to patch together something, tho.
It was a full sentence that included those variables. Ultimately, it was meant to indicate that it was the cover of that comic book, and not what was depicted on the cover (whereas, a description of the content would certainly be more effective than just "Textless" on a textless cover).
All that said, I've just been informed that neither galleries nor portable infoboxes support alt-text.