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Regarding image sourcing
Greetings, DarkMatterMan4500. I saw that you recently tried to upload something that you sourced from the Kirby Wiki on Fandom. I appreciate the intent to add an image to the wiki that was missing, but we absolutely cannot allow images taken from the Kirby Wiki on Fandom here any longer. The main reasons for that are that the Fandom wiki does not source their images properly in the vast majority of circumstances, so using them as a source would be to inherit that potential legal trouble. Also, it just seems ingenuine for us to be copying another Kirby wiki even if that's what they do to us.
We are actually specifically trying to get rid of all improperly-sourced images from the wiki, with the intention being to have zero left by the end of the year. That naturally includes any images that were found to have been taken from the Fandom wiki. You can read up more on these topics here and here. Thank you for understanding. --Samwell (talk) 18:13, 19 November 2022 (UTC)
Regarding your vote in the AEiC election
Hello DarkMatterMan4500. I had to revert your vote for the AEiC election because your reasoning wasn't of substance. While you don't have to elaborate much, you have to at least explain better why you are voting for a candidate, and not just "why not". You are free to readd your vote, but just keep that in mind now. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask me, and I will be happy to answer. - Gigi (talk • edits) 20:25, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
- Okay, thanks for letting me know here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:26, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
- Also, just as a side note, if you're interested in getting to know the candidates better (specifically DeepFriedCabbage since you voted for him ^^) and if you'd just be interested in getting to know the community better in general, feel free to join our Discord server. You can find more information and the link to it here if you'd like. But either way, I want to say thanks for your cooperation on the wiki so far. Newer editors often don't pay much attention to these talk pages. :P -- Jellytost♡ (talk) 20:35, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
Uploading game screenshots
Greetings, DarkMatterMan4500. The most recent image you uploaded, "File:KSSU-Unable-To-Read-Save-Data.png" was deleted because it did not meet the appropriate standards of quality on WiKirby.
Specifically, it was a game screenshot that was not the appropriate resolution for the game itself. While it was not always the case, WiKirby now requires all game screenshots to meet the native resolution of the game in question (or an appropriate upscale depending on port or official emulation such as Virtual Console). In this case specifically (a screenshot from Kirby Super Star Ultra on the Nintendo DS), it must be 256x192 pixels in width and height respectively (256x384 if using both screens). You can read more about these standards here: WiKirby:Image_standards#Screenshot_resolution
Feel free to reupload the image once you have met those specifications, but keep in mind that simply resizing the image after taking it will likely not work if the image gains artifacts as a result. You'll want to specifically make sure your emulator captures the image at native resolution. Let me know if you have any questions about this. --Samwell (talk) 18:43, 31 December 2022 (UTC)
- Alright. Thanks for letting me know about stuff relating to this. And forgive my late response. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:19, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
Regarding merch images
Greetings. I deleted the Kirby stickers image you uploaded to the wiki because it is unofficial merch. Before uploading any merch image to the wiki, please verify if it is official. If you aren't sure, you can always ask other editors. Thanks. - Gigi (talk • edits) 15:10, 20 June 2023 (UTC)