User talk:Amaroq Dricaldari


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Timber Wolf (Mad Cat) image[edit]

Hi, I wanted to explain why I deleted the Mad Cat image that you uploaded and included in the Mad Cat article gallery:

  • According to Policy:Images, Sarna is no image repository, i.e. images should not be uploaded just for showing them in a gallery. The image you uploaded, while impressive, does not contain any significant visual information that isn't already conveyed by other images. As such, it's superflous for this wiki's purpose.
  • In this particular case, the image being superflous has further ramnifications: It precludes fair use. Keep in mind that the image is somebody else's work and thus copyrighted. Uploading the image to Sarna is a copyright violation. In certain cases, namely if there is a valid reason why the wiki should be using this particular image, there is the fair use doctrine that allows the use of the image nonetheless. But, like I said, it doesn't apply if there is no reason to have this image. Uploading it just to have it boils down to copyright violation.
  • Our Policy:Canon stipulates that the Sarna BattleTechWiki seeks to (only) include material from official sources. Not all officially produced material is considered canon for BattleTech, but in any case, unofficial fan art does not usually qualify. And the image in question is not an official BattleTech image, it is fan art.
  • Our Policy:Fanon mirrors this by stating that Sarna BTW does not publish fan fiction, including fan art.

I hope you understand why I had to delete the image. I hope this doesn't deter you from contributing further. Frabby (talk) 00:54, 4 September 2014 (PDT)