Author Topic: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread  (Read 8578 times)

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2020, 10:37:36 am »
Its ok. This thread is specifically for the Adv guide, such as something missing or there is an error, etc. Regular questions can still go into the VGDB section and it is better for them to be in there for visibility.

I answered your question (I hope) in the thread you made there.

In general, the name should match the name on GameFAQs for that specific release but we have no rule for releases that are not there. Other than you can get the name from some other site, which is to then open it up to Mobygames or some other wiki. Or as I like to think of it "I get to name a thing" instead. :)

For alt-name, it is primarily for searching, as our search will look into there too. As such, actual text formatting is not that important, as long as the terms are present. You can put in Disney and/or Pixar into there if you want, english name, some other language name (for that release) or common translation (as is the case for some Japanese exclusive games based on anime that was released in other areas outside of Japan. Just whatever you can think that would help someone find a thing if they didn't know the language.

EDIT: Arcade section done for now. Was going to work on the next section (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive), however there is a change required in the forum before it can be started. So if you saw that topic for a short time, that is why it was removed. I will take a break from working on new sections in there until that has been resolved.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2020, 11:50:22 am by tripredacus »

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2020, 10:35:14 am »
Added rules regarding nudity to the Item Images post.

This determination was made by red admin/site owner many years ago but I do not think was ever put into the Style Guide before.

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2020, 11:00:23 am »
Added rules regarding nudity to the Item Images post.

This determination was made by red admin/site owner many years ago but I do not think was ever put into the Style Guide before.
Is there a reason we opt for no image over blurring/black bars?


tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2020, 12:11:56 pm »
From the Style Guide:
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Do not add fan-made, fake, photoshopped, or replacement artwork

Where "photoshopped" could be read as "altered" thus this would prevent the use of such images.

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2020, 12:15:52 pm »
From the Style Guide:
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Do not add fan-made, fake, photoshopped, or replacement artwork

Where "photoshopped" could be read as "altered" thus this would prevent the use of such images.
Okay.

Seems like a situation that could be an exception, but I get where that gets murky.


tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2020, 01:08:09 pm »
I believe it would be possible to get a resolution if users were to ask for a poll about it. We still could not allow the unaltered images in any case.

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2020, 02:33:09 pm »
I believe it would be possible to get a resolution if users were to ask for a poll about it. We still could not allow the unaltered images in any case.
Oh, absolutely, unaltered images in this case are non-negotiable, but it seems like a situation where an exception to the photoshop rule would be handy to prevent unnecessary instances of entries with no images.


telly

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Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2020, 02:41:14 pm »
I would rather have photoshopped images than no images. But then again I will never search for nor add any of those games to my collection so it doesn't really matter to me either way.
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pzeke

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2020, 05:11:26 pm »
From the Style Guide:
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Do not add fan-made, fake, photoshopped, or replacement artwork

Where "photoshopped" could be read as "altered" thus this would prevent the use of such images.

But that just doesn't make sense, it's almost backwards thinking. This could easily be an exception to the rule given the context. An even better solution would be to have a specific image for nude covers that says something along the lines of "Oops! This cover/image is NSFW." or something along those lines.

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Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2020, 05:34:28 pm »
Personally, some sort of censorship to which a user could then agree to bypass (perhaps providing input of age?) would be the most ideal set-up. However, this seems like far too much work to be invested in for a group of just a few items.

Edit: Also, as a huge aside, I see that users can remove their own posts made in the News section unlike in every other one. Is this an oversight?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 05:44:07 pm by dhaabi »

tripredacus

Re: Advanced Style Guide update and feedback thread
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2020, 09:28:48 am »
From the Style Guide:
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Do not add fan-made, fake, photoshopped, or replacement artwork

Where "photoshopped" could be read as "altered" thus this would prevent the use of such images.

But that just doesn't make sense, it's almost backwards thinking. This could easily be an exception to the rule given the context. An even better solution would be to have a specific image for nude covers that says something along the lines of "Oops! This cover/image is NSFW." or something along those lines.

It could be, but that rule is already in effect from years ago. As is the directive from ownership regarding the use of nudity in images. So as it stands, currently, it is the only way it can exist. Fortunately, nearly anything is possible to get changed with a community vote in regards to things in the Style Guide.

The use of a placeholder image was something we used to have, but they all got removed AFAIK. The problem is that people just used whatever, so there were black bars, there were blurred images, and then various NSFW images from all around the internet. I think that specifying a specific placeholder image to use isn't going to work out because it wouldn't change anything since people would still have to use it.  An automated process such as a checkmark on an entry that would specify it to contain nudity and then the site uses a built-in placeholder that is different than No Art, would be ideal. The issue there is that is something red Admins would need to work out.

dhaabi, it is a built-in option for the forum. Changing it is more effort than it is worth.