It seems as though the image maintenance has been abandoned around here, at least the "project". The project leaders are either no longer active on the wiki or are not active enough. The member list is outdated and serves no real relevance at the moment. There are thousands of images that need some type of change/addition to them. The image side of the wiki seems unorganized and maintenance is just done randomly by users, with no real pattern.
1. There be new project leaders nominated/selected to lead the image side of the wiki, giving certain categories priority over others. I believe if we get a good system going where users can check what exactly needs to be done, we can reduce these thousands to hundreds.
2. The member list be completely redone and resigned by those users that are still around that are willing to participate in the project, to get a feel of who is around to help.
I don't believe that the actual page needs any major edits, as it stands it holds great information and instructions. I just think we should get some sort of system going since the "project" was abandoned.
Please state on proposal #1 how the project leaders should be nominated/selected in the discussion.
You make valid points when you note that the maintenance is done randomly. I myself usually do image maintenance when I am bored. And when I do, I usually use Special:Random to find images to improve, or do something like go Dungeoneering and update images of DG items as I go along.
I think we would benefit from having a list-like thing of images to be updated that is updated regularly. We have many talented image makers on the wiki, and singling things out and dividing all the attention to one specific topic would improve the general productivity of our users.
I don't think we really need to worry about who we choose too much. The community would probably want an elongated consensus, like a user nominating themselves in a new section and people supporting and opposing that user, but I don't personally think it's necessary. Just choose people like Cook, Suppa, Brains, Andorin, and we'll be right, mate. Matt (t) 06:18, June 27, 2011 (UTC)
- Well I think we should choose people who will be dedicated to the project and people who also have a passion for the image side of the wiki. It wouldn't make sense to make a mainly counter-vandal user a project leader that doesn't even know how to crop an image. That's my thought on it. I don't generally think we need to have a nomination process for the project leaders. We just need to use common sense as to who we choose. Ultimately we are just needing some structure and guidance to start cutting down on these images. No matter what I do, I can never get the image transparencies to under 150. >_> 16:18, June 27, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - I didn't read your proposal, but I wanted to bring up that RS:Image Maintenance was going to be moved into the Portal: namespace. There's a chance that as its own portal, it may get more attention. Not that it would mean much, but I just thought I'd say that. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 07:37, June 27, 2011 (UTC)
Support 2 - Also for 1, who says the leaders need be admins? I'd rather have people active already in image maintenance such as Joey run the project rather than admins who focus more on countervandalism. And I'm a bit like Matthew when it comes to image maintenance, except I prefer to focus on particular areas. Right now I'm working on the pirates aboard the Lady Zay14:26, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
Support complete removal - I created the image maintenance project to allow users who worked primarily with images to have access to resources that would make their work easier. Our community has changed drastically since then, and with the numerous image maintenance templates, RS:AR, and RS:UH, this project is essentially useless. I see no need to keep it at all. --Aburnett (Talk) 01:03, July 7, 2011 (UTC)
Support removal - Per Aburnett. It doesn't really need to be a project imo, it's just standard maintenance these days. No different than tagging articles (which we don't have a project for (that I know of)). 01:42, July 7, 2011 (UTC)
Support removal - I agree with fergs that image maintenance has become part of standard maintenance tasks, because of this, there really isn't a need for a glorified list of signatures. A page with advice and instructions on image-work would suffice. 222 talk 04:14, July 7, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - How about we just modify to page so it is no longer a project. Remove the members/leader(basically the first section of the page) and leave the rest of the information, as it serves a good basis for those users wanting to learn more about image maintenance. 19:36, July 7, 2011 (UTC)
- See here: User:XScoobsx/IM 19:39, July 7, 2011 (UTC)