Forum:Wanted Images locations
I would like to group the Wanted Images by location, so as to make it easier for myself and others to make the screenshots to replace GG and other images. The default location would be "Any", as many shots can be taken anywhere. (Familiars and pets can be shot anywhere, but there are better and worse places.) Some images, however, have to be shot in certain locations; furniture and other features inside a POH, NPCs and their chatheads in various parts of Gielinor, the Abyss, cities, etc.
Screenshots specific to certain quests could be similarly marked out, which could definitely effect how quickly and well they are obtained.
Having sorted out the locations, an editor can make some or all of the screenshots in one area at one time, and then upload them, hopefully with energy to spare to make the necessary SpeedyDelete and replacement editing.
If this proposal passes and anybody wanted to help with this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time, let the games begin!
--184.108.40.206 19:42, October 9, 2010 (UTC)
As most of the comments so far have pointed out feasibility issues, I'd like to get started, and if there are strong objections, the categories can simply be removed. OK? --Sw0rd1933 17:40, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
Not very easy at all, but it's because there's so much other work that needs to be done, in terms of proper labeling and editing. In some ways that merely reinforces the point. --Sw0rd1933 19:13, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - While I like the idea in principal, I fear the logistics are far too complex to make any of it worth while. This will require we make a category for every location and every quest, resulting in the creation of several hundred categories. The other possibility is making a series of project pages for the purpose, but this will require quite a bit of maintenance, as I doubt we will be able to get everyone in the habit of updating it. Finally, you need to spell out exactly how you want to go about making this change in your proposal, or it cannot be passed.19:50, October 9, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - Well, I actually had thought of this multiple times, but I found it to be unpractical. There is simply no easy way of doing that. However, if you do have one, I'd be glad to hear. bad_fetustalk 20:05, October 9, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I don't fully grasp your idea, but the bits I do understand seem immensely complicated and unfeasible, if you have a simpler suggestion, we're all ears. 222 talk 23:58, October 9, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - Um, I believe my idea is actually much simpler, and yes, it does need some spelling out. All of the Wanted images would begin in the "Any" category (or perhaps just be left as is, I'm not sure which is better). Then, as the next priority, images which can only be obtained in the middle of a particular quest would be categorized by the name of the quest. Not every quest, just the ones needed. In the third step an editor proposing to take pictures in a city would take all of the old images, which can only be replaced in that city, and would group them in the appropriate category (or as many of them as the editor can categorize with any certainty). That way, if the shots aren't entirely completed, there is still a record of which someone else can make use. Also, this allows for easier completion of the editing functions I mentioned, which I for one too often pass up, being lazy. :| Again, not every city, just the ones we need. After all the Wanted images have been obtained (!), there are no categories left to exist, possibly including the "Wanted" category. (It wasn't always there, was it? Did it come with the Wiki?) Then, when new quests, locations, or NPCs come out, unfold the categories again. Thanks for the points you made, they've been good so far. --Sw0rd1933 17:30, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
EDIT: PsychoRobot's list of Pet Images works in a similar way, but I wanted something that was within the community domain. That seemed the better approach for such a large number and variety of images. --Sw0rd1933 17:33, October 10, 2010 (UTC)
Notice of intent - Unless some kind of meaningful discussion appears, I will close this soon. The users who have commented have cited practicality as a reason to not implement this. --LiquidTalk 15:51, October 16, 2010 (UTC)