Battlestar Wiki talk:Island of Misfit Images

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Thanks! I guess I'll keep looking for pics to post on here and hope more people do the same. Feel free to add/remove anything from the island. I intended it as a working space (but didn't feel it merited a whole project). --Steelviper 16:08, 17 January 2006 (EST)

Project?

I actually think a project might be in order. This would only be a portion of its mission, but it would take over the Images section of Standards and Conventions (since that's not really where that shouold live, ultimately), and it would cross-coordinate with Characters. I'd want to call it something like Aft Image Control or Auxilliary Image Control... Or, failing those series-references, the Ministry of Images. However, I suppose I'll leave it to someone else to create if they see fit. I'd then move this to be a sub-page of that project (to avoid accidentally slamming dail-up users who visit the main project page, too). --Day 23:28, 17 January 2006 (EST)

Thanks for the formatting/html. That really makes it a lot more legible when viewing (and not just editing). I'll propose a project on Standards and Conventions and see if there is consensus that it deserves a project page (perhaps a place that could coordinate the image requests, character image requests, image standards, image deletion suggestions, and misfit images). Maybe an Image Control Station like in the CIC? Though if this becomes a project/subproject I'd probably rip the content out of here and onto a project page so people wouldn't be afraid to dig in and make comments/edit/add pics. --Steelviper 09:00, 18 January 2006 (EST)
Cool, to be terse. --Day 15:17, 18 January 2006 (EST)

Printed Media Copyrights

I deleted a scan of the Viper Mark II found in The Official Companion book. While stills of broadcast media is, in effect, an authorized reproduction in terms of fair use (since the derivative is not really a genuine motion picture element of the original work), we can never use scans of printed media since it's essentially a pirate of the original work, which is also a still image. It would be as if we moved an iTunes download of an episode to here; it doesn't change the aspect, or flavor of the original work and so is an illegal copy. Lord knows I, too, considered a scan of this for here, but knew this was not a good idea. We can transpose the technobabble details of the guns and other features from here to the wiki, however. --Spencerian 13:58, 16 February 2006 (EST)

Indeed. IANAL, but I believe that a screencap is fundamentally different in nature from the production from which it was taken (no movement, no sound), and it's fairly clear that nobody would use the few screen caps we have on the various articles in lieu of watching the show. However, there's a good case to be made that reproducing still images from a book creates a concrete disincentive to actually buy it. --April Arcus 19:49, 16 February 2006 (EST)

Low Adoption Rates

Due to a dropoff in adoption rates, and the increasing backlog of misfits, a number of the older misfits that have not yet found a home may soon be taking that long walk off a short pier. So, if there's anything on this page that you care to keep, please find a place for it and remove it from this page, or at least move it to the "adopted" section indicating you have some idea where it may eventually end up. Otherwise the some of the older misfits that are not linked elsewhere will be deleted. --Steelviper 08:50, 29 March 2006 (CST)

The browser bugs images can definitely go. --CalculatinAvatar 13:47, 31 March 2006 (CST)
Thanks! I was just about to call it a day on the cleanup, but I went ahead and took care of those. I have NO idea how much space we're currently taking up with images here, but it makes me feel better if we periodically "clean up our own mess". --Steelviper 13:57, 31 March 2006 (CST)
It's better to be proactive than reactive. Keep up the good work, SV. -- Joe Beaudoin 14:00, 31 March 2006 (CST)
I guess the Island has now been cleaned for future tourists. :-) -- Joe Beaudoin 15:00, 31 March 2006 (CST)
And a good job was done by all. --Talos 15:03, 31 March 2006 (CST)

Stealthy Links

Links like [[:Image:Foo.ext]] don't seem to appear in the Links section on an image page. I wouldn't exactly consider this a bug, but I thought it worth noting. (It shows up in the case of the basestar launching raiders pictures.) --CalculatinAvatar 20:07, 31 March 2006 (CST)