User talk:SilverHarrier


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Snow Raven crest[edit]

Greetings SilverHarrier. We appreciate your contribution to this team effort, namely the uploading of a new version of File:ClanSnowRaven.gif. However, I have to point out that technically, the image constitutes fan work as it was downloaded from a non-official BT site (fan site) and then edited by you. Both of these factors mark the image non-canon independently of each other. There is also a visible change in background color from greenish to blue.

This may sound like a small nitpick to you, but BTW is frequently judged by the quality of its content, altering the presented crest without marking the change as fan work with the result that it is presented as though it was the "correct" official crest. We have our Policy:Canon and Policy:Images in place for a reason.

We've had a similar situation on the User talk:Jake Command Wolf ("Rash edits" and "Fan-made insignia") and my own talk page (User talk:Frabby#Reply about uploaded images).

Oh, and please don't take this as a reprimand. Your help is appreciated and I hope you will contribute further edits here. The above is meant as guidance to how BTW works. Frabby 11:53, 16 March 2011 (UTC)