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  • So, I was going through Superman Unchained #5 today, which has a load of variant covers, and I thought "We don't have a consistent way of seeing all of a particular series' variant covers."

    So, like I did earlier this year by creating the code that automates additions to Textless Cover Images by Series, I decided to do the same thing for Variant covers.

    On the Image Template, every time "ImageType" is filled out with "variant" (and the correct source field is filled out), the image will be added to the category "SERIESTITLE Vol #/Variant Cover Images." Unfortunately, we have to go into each of THOSE categories and MANUALLY add them to "Variant Cover Images by Series" - but that shouldn't take too much time.

    Once all that is done, you'll be able to browse all of your favourite variant cover images from a particular series in order of their corresponding issue numbers. I think that's pretty cool. I don't care what you think, unless you also think that.

    (p.s. some of you need a crash course in filling out the image template properly).

    Edit: For those of you who do need a crash course in filling out the Image Template properly, I have created Help:Image Template Hub to guide you, and will soon write up specific help pages for different licenses and imagetypes.

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    • I think I'm good in that aspect, or am I......?

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    • Lalalalala.

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    • What "image template"?

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    • The one that needs to be filled out before you upload a image consisting of the picture's credits.

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    • SURE.

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    • TheSonofNeptune wrote: The one that needs to be filled out before you upload a image consisting of the picture's credits.

      Yes, I know. That's why I deleted the message.

      I'd appreciate if it was just deleted like I had done.

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    • I think it helps if you know what you're filling in. You get some people, like myself, who fill it in only to be told it's wrong. And I get that mostly. It also doesn't help that you get anout a dozen options. Take Young Justice Wiki for example. It's a wiki (that you of course all know covers a comic series itself) with an image template and it covers the essentials. You're only going to know what you're filling in on this wiki's image template if you're an expert (because it seems that way to me). You can either do it yourself and cover what you can or leave it to the one's who know what they're adding, but may never get around to uploading it. I think I'll take the former.

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    • Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: I think it helps if you know what you're filling in. You get some people, like myself, who fill it in only to be told it's wrong. And I get that mostly. It also doesn't help that you get anout a dozen options. Take Young Justice Wiki for example. It's a wiki (that you of course all know covers a comic series itself) with an image template and it covers the essentials. You're only going to know what you're filling in on this wiki's image template if you're an expert (because it seems that way to me). You can either do it yourself and cover what you can or leave it to the one's who know what they're adding, but may never get around to uploading it. I think I'll take the former.

      If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

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    • Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

      You shall not "take the former", because I will kick you in the testicles.

      Regardless, to aid you and others in the great quest to not-screw-up the Image Template, I have created this Help page:

      Help:Image Template Hub

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    • Hatebunny wrote:

      Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

      You shall not "take the former", because I will kick you in the testicles.

      I meant uploading in general. So taking that into account I would take the former.

      And sometimes this wiki can be a little to rude for it's own good. Seriously, a little too much.

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    • Well, in our defense, we are working really hard, especially the admins, to provide a high-class wiki on tons of material. If we allowed everything to pass, this wiki would go downhill like most others. Being rude is necessary sometimes.

      But, to stay on topic with the thread, I think the textless cover gallery is a great idea, Hatebunny. I actually like to save a couple on my computer, and this is gonna be a great way to find the ones I like.

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    • Depends on what you mean by "rude". I've seen get Tupka annoyed on the activity list, but I think Hatebunny was just plain rude and uncalled for. I'm not even sure what isn't being filled in incorrectly. Knowing what one was filling in incorrectly would help more than giving a vague statement of just saying people are filling it in incorrectly without being specific.

      I already said I may have jumped the gun, meaning I was going off topic. But if there's a complaint about people not filling in every single bar because they don't know what to do and when they do they usually get it wrong. Well... isn't that what admins are for? Admins aren't just here to ban and scold people, but to make sure the info is correct because they're the ones who are in charge to check this. I apologise for bringing this up in the first place and I just should not have said anything. If I were to remove it would probably get restored like my original comment unnecessarily was.

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    • Hatebunny wrote:

      Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

      You shall not "take the former", because I will kick you in the testicles.

      Regardless, to aid you and others in the great quest to not-screw-up the Image Template, I have created this Help page:

      Help:Image Template Hub

      I found this unbelievably hilarious.

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    • TheSonofNeptune wrote:

      Hatebunny wrote:

      Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

      You shall not "take the former", because I will kick you in the testicles.

      Regardless, to aid you and others in the great quest to not-screw-up the Image Template, I have created this Help page:

      Help:Image Template Hub

      I found this unbelievably hilarious.

      That's all well and good if you know what not to screw up.

      "Artist for this image, but not for that image. Writer for that image, but not for that other one. Second artist allowed for that one, but not for that one..." And so on.

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    • Hatebunny wrote:

      Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote: If you're not referring to people having a crash course on uploading images then I guess I jumped the gun.

      You shall not "take the former", because I will kick you in the testicles.

      Regardless, to aid you and others in the great quest to not-screw-up the Image Template, I have created this Help page:

      Help:Image Template Hub

      What's wrong about "the former", anyway? Maybe you misunderstood?

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    • A) You may not have seen it, but in my edit to the original post, I mentioned that I plan to do additional help pages that will explain how to fill it out for specific, common image types.

      B) there is not, and never will be a writer field on the image template.

      C) I think that if there is a choice between doing nothing and doing a bad job at something, doing nothing is the better choice, until you have learned how to do a good job. Administrators are ACTUALLY here to resolve disputes and educate, not clean up after people who WILLFULLY do a bad job because they choose not to learn.

      So, forgive me if I become annoyed that after years of using this website, you would rather do a bad job than learn how to do a good one. I think the help page I wrote today is a good start in learning, and the additional pages I intend to write later will be more helpful.

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    • The Image Template is rather simple.

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    • Hatebunny wrote: A) You may not have seen it, but in my edit to the original post, I mentioned that I plan to do additional help pages that will explain how to fill it out for specific, common image types.

      B) there is not, and never will be a writer field on the image template.

      C) I think that if there is a choice between doing nothing and doing a bad job and something, doing nothing is the better choice, until you have learned how to do a good job. Administrators are ACTUALLY here to resolve disputes and educate, not clean up after people who WILLFULLY do a bad job because they choose not to learn.

      So, forgive me if I become annoyed that after years of using this website, you would rather do a bad job than learn how to do a good one. I think the help page I wrote today is a good start in learning, and the additional pages I intend to write later will be more helpful.

      I never said it's better to do a bad job rather than not to do anything at all. I guess what I'm asking (which is what I meant in the first place) is if all the fields aren't filled in is that considered a "bad job"? And admins are in fact (whether you like it or not, I'm just confirming reality of the role) is to clean messes up and maintain the wiki. Otherwise it would be an even bigger mess without admins. If you want to educate go lecture at a seminar.

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    • I'm fine if people make mistakes when they start and then learn to fix it. They can read the help pages, ask an admin, or take a look at other correctly filled out images and do the same. I actually do that last one all the time because I forget the textless cover setup.

      What bothers us is when people don't add the template at all even after several warnings and don't try to learn. If I know where the image comes from, I'll try to fix it. But I'm not going to hunt through endless comics to try and fix an image an editor should have sourced correctly to begin with.

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    • Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote:

      I guess what I'm asking (which is what I meant in the first place) is if all the fields aren't filled in is that considered a "bad job"?

      Yes. Yes it is.
      If the opportunity is there for you to learn how to fill it out properly, then you should take it.
      If you don't - if you refuse - then you're wasting everyone else's time, and messing up our categories.

      As Kyle says, there's leeway for new users, and we take time to help them figure it out, if we can.
      You've been here since mid-2010. You don't get leeway.

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    • I don't even see why there is an argument going on about this. It's simple, you either fill out the image template as they are advising or you get blocked after they have to warn you multiple times.

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    • Is my image ok?

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    • You haven't done anything yet.

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    • nope. i'm new.

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    • First, welcome. Enjoy. If you have questions, just ask me or the other admins.

      Second, if you know you're new and haven't added anything yet, why ask?

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    • I asked about my Profile image.As I am blocked on Ben 10 wiki for uploading a bad quality profile pic.

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    • You don't have one yet. Just your avatar. Note, however, we don't allow fan art images or images specifically uploaded to user profiles. If you want a pic on your userpage, it'd have to be one we already have on the site.

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    • Is my avatar okay?!!!

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    • No problem there. And even if there was, it's done on a central wikia system, so individual wikis have no say in the matter.

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    • I am fired on Spongebob wiki.Does that mean I am blocked forever? and is there anyway I can be unblocked?

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    • I'll take this to your message wall as this is kind of derailing the thread.

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    • For a minute there I could have sworn he was trolling you Tupka lol.

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    • The reasoning for this makes sense. I probably won't be doing it much, but it still makes sense. :-) Queso6p7 04:46, January 8, 2014 (UTC)

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    • TheSonofNeptune wrote: I don't even see why there is an argument going on about this. It's simple, you either fill out the image template as they are advising or you get blocked after they have to warn you multiple times.

      Well, since I have yet to get a warning I suppose I must be doing all alright.

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    • Hatebunny wrote:

      Anythingspossibleforapossible wrote:

      I guess what I'm asking (which is what I meant in the first place) is if all the fields aren't filled in is that considered a "bad job"?

      Yes. Yes it is.
      If the opportunity is there for you to learn how to fill it out properly, then you should take it.
      If you don't - if you refuse - then you're wasting everyone else's time, and messing up our categories.

      As Kyle says, there's leeway for new users, and we take time to help them figure it out, if we can.
      You've been here since mid-2010. You don't get leeway.

      Yes, but I'm new at adding images. And for your information I've seen missing fields from even experienced editors. Missing fields that I'm actually trying to fill in myself.

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    • A FANDOM user
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