Talk:Gallery Classicbattletech Companion

No more galleries?[edit]

I am not sure anymore, but was it not said, that every image must link to a relevant article and that there should be no more dedicated gallery pages? I do not want to discredit anyones work, I am just asking. Harry (talk) 07:32, 20 March 2013 (PDT)

Proper categorisation would make dedicated gallery articles superfluous - you could just go to the category itself, which would behave like one. Plus you can ferret out those images that aren't actually used. Dirk Bastion (talk) 08:33, 20 March 2013 (PDT)
It boils down to a copyright problem. The images are copyrighted. Sarna is only allowed (we believe) to have those images under the "fair use" doctrine, which in turn means the images must be important for an article. By contrast, the article may not be limited to the image. Galleries are a problem here because they typically have no informative value and exist only for the pretty pictures - which is exactly not what the fair use doctrine is for. In this sense, uploading a picture here for a gallery only would be illegal, and put in legal jeopardy. That's why we have the Policy:Images in place. Frabby (talk) 12:41, 20 March 2013 (PDT)