Halopedia:Personal image policy

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Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules.
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This article is about the Halopedia policy regarding personal images. For the Halopedia policy regarding general uploading and use of images, see Halopedia:Image use policy.

Here at Halopedia, we encourage users to personalize their user pages so that all of us in the community may get to know each other. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and so users are permitted to upload a prescribed number of images to the server for no use other than to decorate their user pages, subject to the following standards:

  • Each user is allowed four personal images. A personal image is defined as one not in specific use by the project. (Generally, this means that the image is only in the User namespace.)
  • Additionally, a user may also have one small image to use in signatures. The image must not be taller than 35 pixels when scaled to fit the signature, and it should be roughly square. It should not be distracting (e.g., animated).
  • If a user wants to have more than one personal image in a signature, or if they want to give out a custom award, then that's fine, but it counts as one of the large images.
  • All personal images must be used within one day (24 hours) of being uploaded. Otherwise, they will be subject to deletion as unused images.

We regret having to be legalistic about this (the wiki is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, after all), but we have grown to the point that having a standard is necessary, and simply giving free rein in this area is counter to the goals of the knowledge base.

Images in use

To help us keep track of images in use, please use the following two templates:

For large personal images:
{{personal image|Username}}

Personal image
This image is being used as one of the personal images allowed to Porplemontage.

For images intended for signatures:
{{personal image|Username|sig=y}}

Personal image for signature
This image is a personal image in the signature of Porplemontage.
Certain restrictions apply.

For images being URL linked to various pages (user sub-pages, monobook, etc):
{{not unused}}

Unless said image(s) is being used for wiki matters (style backgrounds, project images, etc.), please mark them as personal images.

Abandoned images

A user may abandon a personal image. Once this happens, the user who uploaded it may mark it for deletion.

Before labeling an image as abandoned on behalf of another user, please ensure that he or she does not intend to continue using it in the near future (especially if the user is still under the numerical limit). Abandoned images should not be linked to from any page. Currently we are not mass-deleting abandoned images, but please note that they may be deleted at any time, and we will honor requests for deletion by the user who uploaded the file. (Note: We will also delete unused personal images that are the wrong format or that are of a poor quality, the same as any normal image.) Abandoned images may be claimed by another user, at which time the new user takes responsibility for the image.

Images in use by more than one person

If more than one user is using the same image, then it should only be attributed to one of them:

  • Attribute it to the person who uploaded it if he or she is using it.
  • Else attribute it to the person who has been using it the longest.
  • For abandoned images, link to the user who used it most recently.