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Wildcat Championship Belts[edit]

I've been having an image deletion discussion, and I'm a bit confused on some points. If someone's feeling explanatory, here's the situation (top two). Most importantly, what specific licence do I use to Wikiformally agree to our informal agreement? And, if there's no such licence to allow permission on the terms we agreed, could I upload them as Fair Use, without worrying about the extra restrictions that would seem unreasonable to apply, in light of the informal permission? Like "only if no lesser quality image would suffice" bits. Some of these images are fairly detailed, which was the reason I asked to use them. It would seem a bit pointless to have to scale them down or blur them up. And the bits about justifying how this won't hurt the owner's pocket are a moot point, right? So could I just upload a mostly blank fair use rationale, and make a note linking here? Same goes for the original work rationale, I'd hope.

Stefan2 is helping me understand, but an outside opinion or two would be appreciated. Here, not in the deletion discussion. I'm not canvassing. If those are deleted, that's OK. I'd just like to know how they could be used, without Wildcat totally signing away their rights. I'm sure they realize that Wikipedia is widely copied and pasted, printed and redistributed, and I assume they're fine with that. But on the offchance someone starts selling things with cropped belt pictures on them, and it takes off, they should reserve the right to stop it or ask for a cut, right?

Thanks for reading. InedibleHulk (talk) 07:26, April 15, 2013 (UTC)

The "Non-commercial use" archive sticky here answered a question or two (not sure how outdated it is after nine years, if at all), but still wondering about the fair use thing. InedibleHulk (talk) 07:36, April 15, 2013 (UTC)

Content section TOC[edit]

There seems to be something wrong with the TOC with content as it redirects back to the mainpage of MOS Image USe without going to the section itself.--Mark Miller (talk) 06:42, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Unable to reproduce. Link to Wikipedia:Image use policy#Content seems to be working just fine on Firefox 28. Ibadibam (talk) 07:53, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

What do you think of Media Viewer?[edit]

Media Viewer lets you browse larger images on Wikipedia.

Hi folks: because of your interest in image use, we'd love to hear what you think about Media Viewer, a new tool that aims to improve the viewing experience on Wikipedia and its sister sites.

This multimedia browser displays images in larger size and with less clutter, providing a more immersive user experience, as described here. It was developed in collaboration with many community members -- including over 12,000 beta users here on English Wikipedia, who have been testing it since November 2013. The current plan is to release this tool gradually in coming weeks: it is already enabled by default on over a dozen sites (including the Dutch, French and Polish Wikipedia), and will be deployed more widely throughout May, as described in this release plan.

Can you share your feedback about this tool, to help address any critical issues before its May 15 release on the English Wikipedia? To try it out, please log in and click on the small 'Beta' link next to 'Preferences' in your personal menu. Then check the box next to 'Media Viewer' in the Beta Features section of your user preferences — and click 'Save'. You can now click on any thumbnail image on this site to see it in larger size in the Media Viewer. For more info, check out these testing tips or this Help page.

Once you've tried the tool, please share your feedback in this discussion, to help improve this feature. You're also welcome to take this quick survey -- or join this in-depth discussion on, as you prefer. Thanks for sharing your insights! Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 00:32, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Artistic content[edit]

This change added a prohibition on artistic content by Wikipedians—I think—but I'm not really sure what the goal is.

User:Bluerasberry, can you tell me what you're after, maybe with a couple of examples? It feels a bit like "don't even try to use photos to illustrate abstract concepts or psychological issues" (e.g., grief or depression). Also, why here and not, say, at WP:PERTINENCE? If I'm on the right track, then the other page seems like it would be a more natural home. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:13, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

WhatamIdoing I do not recall exactly why I put that here. I remember checking pertinence, or otherwise having some confusion about pertinence over something important to me. Anyway, the history of this addition is at Wikipedia_talk:Image_use_policy/Archive_14#Artistic_illustations. There is an example in the discussion linked in that thread, and so far as I know, the example there is the only case of restricting illustrative media in this way. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:37, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
If it's only about a single image, then adding a rule about it is probably WP:CREEP. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:21, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Is this gif within reasonable use?[edit]

This is similar to Prince's File:Prince logo.svg in use in lead sentence of Love Symbol Album, there's a A-like symbol used for "Ayu" on Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki's website (actual text gif is ). I'm wondering if it can be used at A Best 2 album in first sentence, like the Prince album. However the prince logo looks (?) as if a Wikipedia editor remade it (difficult to tell), wheras the "Ayu" symbol would be a straight lift from the artist's official website? Guidance please. In ictu oculi (talk) 01:15, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Is it okay to upload it in the absence of specific advice? In ictu oculi (talk) 05:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
It is okay to use it once but I would state is as the secondary title or a second sentence to explain the symbol's use one time, and that's it. Note this is not like the Prince situation in that you actually have a way to spell out that symbol in roman characters ("ayu") whereas Prince, during that time, gave us nothing beyond "the artist formally known as Prince" , which we simply say "Prince" for simplity. --MASEM (t) 06:16, 8 July 2014 (UTC)