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This thread was archived on 3 May 2017 by Liquidhelium.

So apparently, past image revisions for images hosted on wikia all have JPG artifacts in them even if they were originally uploaded as a PNG file (with the exception if it had an alpha-layer).

While this has zero effect on most pages, the pages annoyingly affected are the graphical updates pages, where due to easiness, a number of images were simply linked from past revisions rather than upload separately. So now things like Graphical_updates/Interfaces are mostly JPG'd.

What should be done with this? I'm thinking of:

  1. Ignore it, and leave links broken/JPG'd
  2. Save the past revisions, and upload it seperately
  3. Save the past revisions, naively run it through noise removal software like waifu2x.udp.jp , then reupload (Works poorly for the NiS blue backgrounds tho)
  4. Other idk

Thoughts? --Jlun2 (talk) 14:42, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

Discussion

Leave it - It's not worth the effort to fix them all, and the artifacts make them look old. --LiquidTalk 15:44, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

Support 2 --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 16:37, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

Support 2 - But frankly GU/Interfaces is so outdated it's the least of my concern. If get round to updating the pages this summer, I won't be starting with that. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:24, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - Any examples? I'm not seeing it. --Henneyj 23:38, April 25, 2017 (UTC)


Support 1 - The graphical update pages get next to no traffic, and reuploading them is a whole lotta work with very little benefit to the wiki (unless a bot can do that?)  Dennoh Triangle sandwich detail.png 00:00, April 26, 2017 (UTC)

Leave it - Who cares? jayden 00:06, April 26, 2017 (UTC)

Comment Can we really do anything about this? I mean is waifu2x really effective?, stuff like interface should be relatively easy to remake using cache sprites, but how about thing such as monsters? Sure I could retake some using mathemagics but they would be near the resolution they had when taked using ooo. 1wDmkih.png  Manpaint of the RPU (t)(c) 16:33, April 26, 2017 (UTC)

Comment - Most of the interfaces seem to be separate files (if not all, I didn't look in too much detail) so I'm confused where we're meant to be seeing this. cqm 08:32, 27 Apr 2017 (UTC) (UTC)

Closed - There is no consensus on any course of action, and there is no consensus on whether this is even an issue. If it arises, whoever comes across it can sort it in whatever reasonable way he or she deems fit. --LiquidTalk 20:47, May 3, 2017 (UTC)