Proposed Image Naming Policy

I think it's High Time (pun!) that we finalized a system for naming images. I propose that images be named "Subject description game", such that "Dante eating a strawberry sundae DMC:TAS" would be an acceptable image name, or even "Dante strawberry sundae DMC:TAS". Naming things after episodes or cutscenes, e.g. "DMC:TAS ep # screenshot #", in my opinion, is not conducive to searching for images of a specific character. However, this system is popular on other wikis, and may provide us with some semblence of cross-wiki convention. What do you guys think? -- Anobi (talk) 05:28, January 30, 2013 (UTC)

whichever way its done, the image needs to be searchable by location AND content. If you use description in the title, location must be in the image descripton, and vice versa. Either location will keep it searchable, although the location-tile will also make it easy to find in image categories.(ಠ_ೃ) Bully! 17:12, January 30, 2013 (UTC)
While I may be just a roll-backer personally if this is going to take place I recommend starting with the Source then the image content. I.E. DMC Dante, DMC2 Dante, DMC3 Dante. this is the most comment and easiest one I have seen used on many wikis. -=X Zero X=- 03:03, January 31, 2013 (UTC)
Eh, we already have most of our images with the ID at the end, and it's more in the style of a parser that way. For example, naming Rebellion DMC2, Rebellion DMC3, Rebellion DMC4, Rebellion DmC causes the images to be alphabetized within the image category so that all the Rebellion images are next to each other. If you put the ID first, then it's going to be alphabetized by game.(ಠ_ೃ) Bully! 06:16, January 31, 2013 (UTC)

Okay, so, all in favor of the format "(Subject) (& Description if applicable) (Game ID)" for our images? -- Anobi (talk) 03:12, March 31, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not hearing a "No," so, here's the proposal:

Images are to named according to their subject, with a description when applicable, and the game or media identified at the end. E.G. "Rebellion profile DMC1.jpg". Images taken from game cutscenes may be named after the cinema event from which they were taken, and must also have the game noted at the end. Image names are to be made from letters from the standard 26-letter English alphabet and the numbers 0-9. Image names should not include underscores (_) or other punctuation (!, ?, ., :, etc.) except for the apostrophe where it is gramatically appropriate. The ampersand (&) may be used for images with a subject matter that typically employs it, such as "Ebony & Ivory."

Sound okay? We still have the hard task of deciding what the short game designations should be. DMC1, DMC2, DMC3, DMC4, and DMC:TAS are easy enough, but do we stick with DmC for the reboot or use NT for Ninja Theory, NTDmC, or something else? DmC would be easiest because I believe we're already using this for many DmC pics, but in my opinion, NTDMC would be better because it isn't easily confused for the original DMC. Also, do we want to make different designations for the printed media as well, such as the light novels or the mangas? -- Anobi (talk) 03:00, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I misunderstood. "Subject (description modifier) ## ID" would fit the current precedent of organized images. Otherwise I have no complaints with the above.(ಠ_ೃ) Bully! 05:36, April 10, 2013 (UTC)
Not saying I'm against the idea, I'm just curious as to the logic of requiring numbers. Maybe we could add them as optional? -- Anobi (talk) 01:49, April 11, 2013 (UTC)
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