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This page details the image policy on the Webcomic Wiki, including the rules for uploading an image, including it on an article, and formatting it.

What images are allowed

Generally, the images placed on a web comic page should be a cover or a single panel that illustrates what the comic is about. For webcomic websites, logos also work.

Content
Images must be appropriate for all ages. Images cannot have any swear words, violent actions, or sexual dialogue.
Formatting
PNG and JPG files are best for the wiki, as GIFs and other formats do not load on certain browsers.
Images should be less than 250 pixels length and height, but larger than 25 pixels.
Naming
Image names must be descriptive, succinct, and grammatically correct.
For example, the cover of a comic called Gorilla Gumption: Going Bananas:
Not descriptive: File:Image.png
Too long: File:Gorilla_Gumption_Going_Bananas_Cover.png
Better: File:GorillaGumption.png

Image Copyright

On the Webcomic Wiki, our articles frequently include copyrighted material in order to illustrate the comics and sites the articles are about. As a result, we take steps not to infringe the copyright of the web comic creators and their comics that this wiki intends to list.We only use images to represent a comic or site and not to illegally host it.

Citation
Whenever you upload an image, be sure to use the correct image copyright tag as well as an image attribution template. Those templates let a creator know how their image is being used and how to take it down if they do not want it on the wiki.
Permission
All images on the Webcomic Wiki should be of images accessible for free. If you had to pay to get to the original image, then posting it on the wiki violates the creator's copyright.
If a creator has clearly said they don't want their image posted on the wiki, then do not include it.

Prohibited images

Posting any of the following images to the wiki are grounds for an immediate ban without warning:

  • Any photos of real-life people or of personal information are prohibited on this wiki, even if the subject has expressed their permission or uploaded it him or herself.
  • Full webcomic pages are not allowed on the wiki except for covers. This wiki is not a web comic hosting site.
  • Advertisements are prohibited.
  • Any pornographic or erotic imagery is banned from the wiki, even if it does not contain any objectionable content.

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