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Battlestar Wiki:Image tagging policy

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BSG WIKI Policy.png This page is an official policy of Battlestar Wiki.
This policy is considered by the community and its leadership to be the status quo of Battlestar Wiki and is not to be countermanded or ignored, though changes to it can be discussed on the appropriate talk page. This policy was implemented on 14 April 2005.

The image tagging policy deals with the proper identification, categorization and tagging of photos used in the wiki. For the policy on proper image use on this wiki, click here.


In order to properly identify images, as well as to offer the proper credit, the images need to be tagged. This page covers how to tag a photo.


Fair use

Since Battlestar Wiki doesn't actually own the rights to Battlestar Galactica, these images are used under the fair use clause of United States copyright law. Thus all these tags reflect this.

Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU, Etc.

Any images licensed under a copyleft license, namely Creative Commons, or released into the public domain should use these tags.

Other uses

  • {{user image}} - Used exclusively for photos used in the User namespace, namely on user's pages. These images may be licensed under any license, as so long as the copyright owner is identified. Images are placed under Category:User images.
  • {{BW image}} - Used exclusively for Battlestar Wiki images. These are images released under the same license as Battlestar Wiki's articles. Images are placed under Category:Battlestar Wiki images.
  • {{OfficialImage}} - Used exclusively for images that are uploaded/given to Battlestar Wiki by an Official member of the cast/crew of Battlestar Galactica (RDM). These images are used with permission and may not be distributed outside of this Wiki without permission of the author. Images are placed under Category:Images from Official Sources.

For the unknown

Any photos tagged with these tags may be speedily deleted after days specified under the template of being tagged, as so long as the uploader or uploaders have been notified.

14 Days

5 Days