The Rocko's Modern Life Wiki has a specific set of guidelines regarding the standard of its gallery files. It is recommended to be consistent with such to make the wiki's file system up to consistent, high-quality standards relating to the formatting, content, and licensing of such files.
We tend to use the png format for images because jpg images tend to be low quality and grainy when resized. Please try to upload images with the png file extension. If you upload a jpg it must at least be HD 720p.
When deciding on what to name a snapshot of an episode or short, use the following naming convention: [Episode Name] ([snapshot number]).png. For the episode title cards, use the following naming convention: [Episode Name] titlecard.png. We like to try to keep this as consistent as possible. For images that are not screenshots, try to name it as appropriately as possible. Do not use nonsensical/non-descriptive names for images.
When you upload an image on the wiki, please provide the necessary information on the file's page by creating different section, such as:
- Summary: This is an optional field where one can provide information on the image and the meaning or purpose for it.
- Source: This information is important and helpful, so specify where the file comes from. For example, the web sites if you took it from internet.
- Licensing: please provide the right license for each image.
- Categorization: After uploading a file, add the Images category using the button at the bottom; you don't need to create a section for it.
Acceptable and unacceptable images
- Screenshots of a single frame from the show and panoramic images.
- Animated gifs from official art sources or gifs that demonstrate what still images alone cannot do. Gifs that have been approved by an administrator.
- Fanart showing a single symbol used with the consent of the original maker, used where the show or a press release could not provide a decent enough image.
- Edited renders made by someone outside the crew are allowed. They must be of good quality and must not have the marks of background removal.
- Files containing other fanon content must comply to our Fanon policy.
- Promotional artwork of an episode made by a crew member.
- File extensions: .JPG, .GIF, .PNG this is standard requirement for the wiki and many file extension types (such as .BMP) are not uploadable.
- Please, try to keep the extensions in lowercase; "Example.PNG" will be deleted.
- Fanart used for articles - from fan color images to full character depictions, though there is one exception (see "Acceptable").
- Fanarts that are made by crew members but are not related to the production of the show are not allowed.
- Very low quality images, such as pictures of a TV instead of a screenshot or blurry images in general.
- Doctored images of any form.
- Duplicate images will be deleted without warning so the wiki doesn't end up cluttered with multiples of the same picture. First check to see if the image you want to upload isn't already in the appropriate gallery. For screenshots it's recommended you check the episode's gallery first.
- Images unrelated to the topic of this wiki. We're not an image hosting site like Flickr, which exists for this purpose.
- Animated gifs that are unnecessary and superfluous. Most gifs are made by users on social media sites (such as tumblr) and may find taking them, especially without credit, as disagreeable.
- Watermarked images - These are claimed by an owner as their property and they may be offended if the image was taken without permission.
- Note: TV, DVD and sub watermarks are excepted from this rule. However, no image taken from Youtube may be used.
- Both porn and nudity.
Videos are always automatically categorized under the Videos category. The videos on this Wiki are limited to certain areas. The song pages and episode galleries. The kinds of videos allowed are also limited. See the following:
- Videos must be related to the show.
- Officially released preview clips of episodes.
- Commercials or promotional material.
They cannot be:
- Fan videos for articles.
- Fan speculation/theories videos for articles.
- Full episodes and shorts. An exception is when Nickelodeon uploads them in their entirety to their YouTube page.
Audio on pages is to be used when text cannot describe a subject, no video is available, or if the page is excessively large (to save data). In this case, an audio file can be its placeholder or permanent holder on the page.
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