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Oh boy, this project is going to be a doozy for the core games.

I will join this project, as I intend to upload new and improved pictures for nearly every single Fallout and Fallout 2 non-player character. I will add the list of photos for each game on the project page when I find the time. -- Ghouly89 (Talk) 02:15, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your participation Ghouly! Your help with the Fallout 1 and 2 files (and listings) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2.png 09:45, May 20, 2010 (UTC)
I will likely be working on the Fallout 2 section, glad to see that none of my previous uploads made it into the "needs to be fixed" list :P Glancing through the list though, I don't see the problem with some of these images. For example: File:Fo2_John_Bishop.png, File:FO2_NewReno_AngelaBishop.PNG, File:FO2_VC_HappyHarry.PNG --Pongsifu 01:08, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

"Image in use"- Forums?

The Fawkes images that I had marked 'no' for are in use in a forum topic. Would that count as the image being used? The screenshots are about the alternate ending where Fawkes can start the purifier, which has been described in the articles. I mean, the screenshots aren't that great, but they do show the dialogue between the PC and Fawkes. However, that is described in the article also and the forum is from a long time ago. My main question is that if that warrants a 'yes' marking in the usage collumn. Metalspork talk  contribs 19:15, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

From an article perspective, no is probably fine. However, as an alternative use is being made of the images, they wouldn't be tagged with {{unused}}. In the event they were only being used on a Userpage, then changing the files category to [[Category:User page images]] would be in order. Any images posted as forum items (particularly over 3 months old) that are over 500k filesize should probably be tagged with {{badimage|excessive filesize}}. Thanks for your ongoing efforts :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2.png 09:45, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

In-game screenshots preferred?

I came across the American Grease-Monkey page and it said that an in-game image was preferred. Should I take that into account while marking images for improvement? Images like Elliot Tercorien also have the transparent background that isn't from an in-game screenshot. Metalspork talk  contribs 00:31, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Well, I think that generic characters should have the transparent background, while Elliot should have a background, to put emphasis on the fact that generic characters are generic. Nitty Tok. 00:34, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
Taking the approach where the following randomly generated character pages have in-game representative images rather than ones sourced from GECK; Wasteland Doctor, Survivor, Wastelander, The Surgeon etc. With the exception of faction pages (or non-PC ones such as armor, weapons, world objects etc), I do have a preference for in-game images. For consistency, a decision would be a good idea.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2.png 09:17, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

I personally think in-game images look better. The only images that I like with transparent backgrounds are images of objects, since that usually makes them easier to see... Plus, deciding who was generic enough for a transparent image would be kind of difficult, and I think it would take more effort to get more transparent images than to replace the transparent ones, since there aren't that many. Metalspork talk  contribs 17:50, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

So... Transparent images...

We didn't really reach a consensus on the transparent images taken from the GECK. There are lots of these in the Operation: Anchorage images, which I have just gone through and added summaries to. If you guys would rather have non-transparent images, I will tag them, but otherwise I can just leave them as they are. After looking at them more I feel neutral about it, so it just depends on if everyone else feels that they should be in-game images or if GECK images are okay. Metalspork (word vomit) 02:32, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Deletions

I believe that if a file was uploaded less than 2 weeks ago it should not be marked for deletion. The reason I say this is because what if someone uploaded those pics for their user page and then went on vacation. Just a thought.--Kingclyde 02:49, January 10, 2011 (UTC)