User:Archivist Toadette/Filename-reminder

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Hello, Archivist Toadette. Good job on your recent uploads. But when uploading files, keep in mind that you must appropriately name the file. It is simple to learn how to name it correctly. As described in MarioWiki:Image use policy:

  • In general, names should include the title of the game/show/etc. (or an abbreviation), what kind of image it is (profile art, screenshot, boxart, etc.), and what the image is of (i.e. the name of the character pictured, the name of a level a screenshot is taken from, something notable about the image's contents, etc.). This is not a strict standard: the order can be changed and different images may require more or less information. That being said, aiming to have those three pieces of information is ideal, but as long as a file name is accurate enough to be useful for knowing what the image is an how it could be used on the wiki, it will be allowed. For example, a name like "Screenshot-82.png" is vague and nonspecific, while "SMB screenshot - Bowser, Mario and a Podoboo.png" is too cumbersome for a file name; instead, "SMB screenshot end of 1-4.png" or "SMB Bowser screenshot.png" would both be appropriately succinct yet informative name choices.
  • Using abbreviations is often preferable to the full names of games and other media, however abbreviations and any other shorthand used must be well-known and easy to use. For instance, "SMW2YI 1-4.png" is instantly understandable, whereas "SMW2W1L4.png" is not nearly as clear.
  • Avoid using punctuation (brackets, colons, dashes, etc.), superfluous words, conversational names and any other padding that may make names longer and more complicated than they need to be.
  • Don't use symbols (stars, hearts, etc.), foreign characters/alphabets (i.e. Japanese kana or Greek letters), accented letters (é, ü, etc.) and other specialized characters. These are often difficult to type for many users and may even render as unicode rather than the proper symbols, making the images even harder to understand and use.
  • Unless subject material is in another language (i.e. the German Club Nintendo comics), please use English for the file names: this will ensure everyone will be able to understand.
  • Names should be serious and professional. As such, inappropriate or offensive material should be avoided, words should not be intentionally misspelled or garbled, and any other attempts at humour, mockery or sarcasm would be best saved for userspace.

Please consider the above information before uploading more files. If you continue to upload files with undesirable names, then a warning will be issued. Thank you for reading, and keep contributing.

{{filename-reminder}} can be issued to users who are repeatedly uploading files with undesired names. When issued, please remember to sign below the template with ~~~~