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Images

There is currently no good way of handling downloadable files. Files can be uploaded fine but are displayed using the Image: prefix, which is counter-intuitive. There is also a question of how well this method would handle 1000s of files. An improved system of handling files is needed. I'm not sure whether such a system can be easily added to the Wiki or if something will have to be created from scratch. Ultimately this is a lower priority since the regular content is more important and the original file links can be used in the meantime.

Daveh

I haven't really thought of it much, but it came into light while I was fixing up the Daggerfall Preview/Screenshots page. Are there any plans on moving the images for the site into the actual Wiki images page, such that stylish editing and display could be used? For an example, just check out the MediaWiki editing page on images. It would be good for displaying thumbs for screenshots, instead of simple having links, and could help get even closer to the original layout of the site (while keeping the idea of modernizing and updating). Anyway, it's not a big issue, but it would be nice for simplifying some site editing and expanding possibilities.

Mdimitro 02:53, 15 May 2005 (EDT)

Probably a very good idea, especially seeing as many of the images appear to be 'missing (see Daggerfall:Monsters or Daggerfall:Artifacts). I'd like to know what needs replacing, so replacements can be found. Also, we can't upload yet...  :O(

Dr. Faust 11:23, 9 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I was ready to upload alot of images to be helpful but apparently we cannot, I hope you guys fix this soon! :)

Suprosa
Undesirable, I think. Images are bandwidth hogs. --Wrye 01:10, 27 March 2006 (EST)
I disagree with you. Images may take up some bandwidth, but it's definatly desirable. --Aristeo 16:39, 25 April 2006 (EDT)

I strongly recommend that showing thumbnails in articles should be an avaliable feature. In articles, such as walkthroughs, images give the reader visual help. As they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And I much rather upload a picture than type a thousand words!!!! --Aristeo 16:39, 25 April 2006 (EDT)