Wikipedia talk:Image dos and don'ts

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The free image sources link to a page on meta is broken. Secretlondon (talk) 22:59, 7 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Still broken?--Dthomsen8 (talk) 22:33, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


To editor Moxy: I guess I need to start the D part of B (you) R (me) D (supposed to be you):

1) I don't know what a "random" gallery is supposed to be – the misuse of galleries is about overuse, not "random" use, which suggests a bunch of images having nothing to do with the article (not a problem I've ever seen, and already covered by "Don't add images that are not relevant."). 2) WP:UNDUE is in no way specific to images. If you want to make a Wikipedia:NPOV dos and don'ts, it would warrant mention there. It's not one of the top points to put on a summary of Wikipedia:Images, since it's nowhere to be found in that guide. —swpbT go beyond 13:23, 24 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A "random" or overuse of galleries is defined by link that is being added as " Generally, a gallery should not be added so long as there is space for images to be effectively presented adjacent to text. Gallery images must collectively add to the reader's understanding of the subject; avoid similar or repetitive images unless a point of contrast or comparison is being made". Why not link the second biggest problem we encounter.? The other problem we encounter is images that give to much prominence to minor topics as per WP:DUE "Undue weight can be given in several ways, including but not limited to depth of detail, quantity of text, prominence of placement, juxtaposition of statements and imagery. This is also covered at MOS:IMAGERELEVANCE "Images must be significant and relevant in the topic's context". So why omit - the page is to help those that are having problems?--Moxy (talk) 13:46, 24 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, galleries get overused. It's the word "random" that is totally unhelpful: it doesn't appear in the guidance for a reason, because it has way too many meanings, none of which apply here. I've kept the link to WP:GALLERY with text that makes sense. And again, MOS:IMAGERELEVANCE is already linked here, in the bullet "Don't add images that are not relevant." It doesn't warrant more than one bullet. —swpbT go beyond 14:06, 24 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]