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May 2008 - April 2009

Image deletions

Sorry about the inconvenience, but several of your behaviors here are objectionable (and I'm not referring to the less-than-polite message you left on my talk page--I can take a little abuse). While your hard work in acquiring and uploading quality images is much appreciated, images you upload to Lostpedia are not "your" images. If another user provides same or similar image but one that is improved in some way (e.g., as in this case, without a station bug), that image will be preferred. I noticed that instead of updating or overwriting "your" images with the improved images, you chose to revert the new user. Did you leave substantive edit summaries when you reverted, or leave a message for the user on his talk page? Not that I can tell. The only edit summary I saw you leave was essentially one laughing at him while you reverted him. [1] Once I observed this behavior, I had two options to bring back the improved images. Download them, re-upload them over yours, and leave a message for you to pre-empt what would probably have been the same reversion you made anyway, or delete your images, leaving a handy note that they had been superseded and which images they had been superseded by, thereby making it easy to replace any redlinks that popped up in the encyclopedia. Don't take ownership, please leave helpful edit summaries, and watch your overall behavior. All that aside, I'm looking forward to seeing what you have going with the upcoming interview, and I wish you luck.  Robert K S   tell me  16:28, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Do me a favor. Go to an image you uploaded which I deleted. Are you able to see any administrative message giving a deletion rationale?  Robert K S   tell me  02:55, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Ama. My images were uploaded prior to yours, and are of a higher quality and a different format. Please check the image category for the episode before uploading any images to make sure that you don't upload any duplicates. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  19:08, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Ama, I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, but the image from "The Constant" which I recently replaced was uploaded by myself last year onto this site, from my iTunes version of the episode. All I did was upload the exact same file as a PNG file (which cleared up much of the pixellation and made it thumbnail much easier). I'll restore the image for a short while so that you can compare the two thumbnails.
4x05 Shocked Des4x05 DesmondLooksOn
If you'll notice, the file on the right looks considerably of higher resolution at the same size which they appear on the episode article (please especially compare around the eyes and jawline). This is what we're aiming for - higher resolution. And PNG formats simply have higher resolutions that JPG's do. If you have any further objections or questions, please feel free to let me know. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  16:51, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
  • I believe that the images there are fine, but if you still choose to do so, please upload them in .png format. You can do that by simply changing the selected format in the "Save As" box in both Paint and Photoshop. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  16:55, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
  • But the images will always be compressed, and while "However, any compression by the JPEG would cause the gradient to become blurry, but a 24-bit PNG export of a gradient image often comes out identical to the rasterization of the source vector image, and at a small file size," which is all that really matters on the wiki. Because, really, the thumbnails you see above say it all, quality-wise. -- Sam McPherson  T  C  E  17:19, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Interview spelling

Hi Ama, I didn't want to change this, because obviously, you did the interview with Darlton... But there is a word "intricall" on the page. Shouldn't this be "integral"? -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  03:12, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and it reads excellently, feels like you had a lot of fun. Great work! -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  03:15, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
First off, great interview, I enjoyed reading it! I'm a bit of a gnome around here, changing spellings etc, and noticed a few minor errors while reading that I was unable to change due to the page being locked. Hope you don't mind me sharing - Damon's 1st answer: seperate-->separate, Damon's answer to Black Rock ?: keen-->keying (I believe), codename ?: change-->chance. Again, just minor changes. Great work! Tygrrr 21:50, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

New Spoiler Policy

I have created a new spolier/promotional material policy that I feel correctly addreses the issues at hand: titles, ignored discussions, and the fact that our motivation is contradictory to our policy. The policy is in two parts. The first part deals with spoilers and can be found here. The second part deals with promotional material and may be found here. I would like you to weigh in so improvements may be made before I submit it to be an official policy. Thanks! cgmv123TalkContribsE-mail 17:16, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

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