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Hello again everyone, Arbiter here. As many of you probably have noticed within the past two months, this wikia was severely plagued by vandals who kept spamming all of the articles with obscene material. The other admins and myself did the best we could to keep them at bay, but to no avail, as they continued to come back and vandalize the wikia. Eventually, we (the other admins, myself, as well as staff members from the Wikia community) collaborated on the issue at hand, and we ultimately decided on the current course of action with tougher editing protocols as well as disabling image uploading for the regular users.

I understand that this decision has hurt many of the good users on this wikia by limiting their contributions and frustrating them with the new editing protocols. Just so everyone knows, all of the admins on here will be getting together in the not-too-distant future to discuss image uploading privileges for users. Hopefully, we'll come up with a solution to make everyone happy.

Until that happens, if any regular user wishes to contribute an image to this wikia, they can post it here in link form under the "submitted uploads" heading and an admin will review the image and if it meets all the requirements, it will be uploaded into the wikia.

Now, to cover a few things (updated 31 July 2011):

  • How do I upload an image in link form?

Simply copy the image link, go to edit on the image uploading topic page, click on the "add link" icon (do not click "source" like most people do for editing), put the image URL on the top slot, and click the check box "to an external link", and your image will be posted in link form. Your image link will display like this.

  • What other information do you need for an image to be uploaded?

Users are required to post the necessary information for the image so it can be put into the Non-free use rationale (click the link to see what information is required). Also, the user needs to submit a small statement on where the image can be used and why as well as leave their signature so the admins know who submitted the image. Here is a guideline on submitting an image on here:

[link to image]

|Article= Sonic the Hedgehog*

|Description= Sonic battling SWATbots,* artwork by _______

|Source= Archie Sonic the Hedgehog* issue ____

|Portion= Part of a page*

|Low_resolution= Yes/No?

|Purpose= To depict the character*

|Replaceability= Yes/No?

Submitted by (sign your username here)

(*) = examples

If the user who submitted the image link does not provide the information needed, the user will be notified and be given 3 days to post the necessary information for the NFUR before their submitted image is deleted.

  • What kinds of images are allowed to be submitted on this wikia?

Only images from the Archie Sonic comics are allowed to be submitted (yes, your image link will be previewed before a decision is made to upload it). Anything else that is submitted will range from either deleting the image and/or notifying the user to a ban depending on the type of image you upload.

  • What is the maximum image size that is allowed on the wikia?

Scans should not exceed a size of 1000x1000 pixels. The reason is that massive images take up a lot of space on the wikia's storage, and people with slower internet connections cannot load them quickly. The fact of the matter is that they are only going to show up as thumbnails in articles which is how the majority of people will be viewing them, so they don't need to be massive in size. This image is an example of what's acceptable. By contrast, everyone needs to avoid submitting something like this.

  • How many images can a regular user submit at one time?

For the time being, a user can submit one image at a time for approval to be uploaded for use in the wikia. Once that image has been uploaded or deleted, the user is free to submit another image. However, if a user submits more than one image at a time or before their first submission has been approved/denied, the extra links will be deleted and only their first submitted image will remain, pending judgement.

That's all for now. If there are any more questions, please post them on my talkpage. Happy submitting! Arbiter0416 23:34, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

Submitted uploads

1st closeup of the bride of the conquering storm's face after legionization DalekSupreme13 00:57, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

2nd closeup of the bride of the conquering storm's face after legionization DalekSupreme13 00:57, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

Off Panel Strip from Sonic Universe #39 Metalsonicmk72 20:03, April 17, 2012 (UTC-5:00 DST)

The Werehog from Sonic #264

|Article= Sonic the Hedgehog*

|Description= Sonic transformed by Tyson Hesse

|Source= Archie Sonic the Hedgehog issue 264

|Portion= Part of a page

|Low_resolution= No

|Purpose= To depict the character

|Replaceability= Yes

Image can bu used for the character's debut image on the page. ~SilverFlight

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