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User talk:Phoenix1417

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Welcome to the Bulbagarden Archives, Phoenix1417!

As a new user, you may wish to learn a few things that will be useful in your uploading:

The Manual of Style, or MoS, outlines the format and guidelines of all images on Bulbagarden Archives.

All of our administrators are here to help! Talk to them if you have any questions or problems with the Archives.

Tagging images with correct licenses and categories is a must. These guidelines will help you learn more about tagging images.

  • Please read the checklist when you upload media files. The checklist is there to make sure you are doing everything necessary when uploading said media files.
  • Be sure to tag and categorize all images. This helps organize the vast amount of images we have here.
  • Check if your image already exists by searching through categories, and Bulbapedia pages. This action will help prevent unnecessary duplicates from appearing.
  • When adding a licensing tag to anime or game screenshots, please avoid just choosing "Screenshot". This is not descriptive and places the images in the wrong category. Make sure to choose "Screenshot from a Pokémon game," or "Screenshot from the Pokémon anime." This will put them in the right categories, and help keep the Archives clean.
  • Does your image have a purpose? Will you be using it on a Bulbagarden Project? Avoid uploading images because you think they are "Cute" or "Awesome". That clutters the Archives.
  • Personal images are limited to two for each User. Personal images include personal logos, personal trainer sprites, drawings, trainer cards and mostly any image that would only be used in the User: namespace and have no encyclopedic value to Bulbagarden and its affiliates. Please tag these with the {{i-Personal}} template for easier organization. Under no circumstance should a photograph of one's self ever be uploaded onto Bulbapedia Archives.
  • In addition, please upload images with meaningful names. Names that are just numbers, for example, do not describe anything about the image, and can make it difficult for searchers. Names are just as important as licenses and categories, so make them descriptive.
  • Due to the many automated templates used on the wiki, lowercase extensions are imperative. That means jpg and png instead of JPG and PNG. It looks cleaner, it works better, and it does not cause any problems. Make sure to always use lowercase extensions.
  • If you're confused about the requirements for uploading files, have a look at this guide.
 Thank you, and have a good time uploading here!
  —darklordtrom 07:48, 29 October 2009 (UTC)  


Please categorize every image you upload. This can be done by putting the following text onto the upload summary: [[Category:Category name]]. Every main character has a category, as do every Pokémon and a whole lot of other stuff. Categorizing helps retrieve images further down the track, so please give your best effort to this when you upload the images. Thanks. —darklordtrom 07:48, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Cropped pictures

Please don't upload cropped pictures, no matter how high quality they are. That Palkia Spacial Rend pic is a cropped pic, any pic that isn't widescreen and is from a Pokemon movie is cropped. It is difficult to tell what anime pics are cropped, but what I just said before is one hint. --Hmdwgf 08:21, 29 October 2009 (UTC)


And one more thing- when it comes to anime images on this website, it has to be in the .png format. It can't be in the .jpg or for that matter, any other format. The reason why this site only takes .pngs is because it is a higher quality image format, so the pics are much higher quality. Not trying to pick on you or anything, you're new here, and it's understandable you would make that kind of mistake. --Hmdwgf 21:49, 29 October 2009 (UTC)