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===Why is there a FAQ?===
 
To answer questions like that one.
 
===What's the legality of PidgiWiki?===
 
We pride ourselves in doing things as legal as possible. The vast majority of the content on PidgiWiki was sent to us by Nintendo themselves or their partners, and as such, PidgiWiki is just about as legal as fan sites can get (because of copyright laws and such).
 
===Can I be an admin?===
 
If you help out a lot around here, the administrative board will decide if you are fit for administrative duties. You'll start off as a [[PidgiWiki:Trainers|Trainer]], which means you'll be able to do things like move and delete files, but won't be able to do administrative duties.
 
 
===How can I help?===
 
===How can I help?===
 
There's lots you can do! [[PidgiWiki:How can I help?|Click here]] to find some suggestions of how to help.
 
There's lots you can do! [[PidgiWiki:How can I help?|Click here]] to find some suggestions of how to help.
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===My favorite game is missing some artwork. Why don't you have it?===
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There are many reasons why we might not yet have artwork from a game on the website, but the most common reason is simply: no one has uploaded it yet! PidgiWiki is a community-driven site, meaning anyone can contribute and upload images. If you find something that's not yet on the site, by all means, upload it!
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===How are spoilers handled?===
 
===How are spoilers handled?===
As per an executive board decision on 25 March 2013, characters should be called by their promotional names. If no promotional name appears to be available, use the name known prior to a revelation in the storyline.
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As per an executive board decision on 25 March 2013, characters should be called by their promotional names. If no promotional name appears to be available, use the name known prior to a major revelation in the game's storyline (usually the name the character is first introduced with).
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===I'm uploading files according to the guidelines pages, but someone edits the files to a different naming style. Why?===
 
===I'm uploading files according to the guidelines pages, but someone edits the files to a different naming style. Why?===
My bad! Our documentation is unfortunately a bit outdated. We're working on updating them, but some parts still have old information. For the time being, just go with the flow, I suppose. Sorry!
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Our documentation is unfortunately a bit outdated, so it's possible that the naming conventions have changed and the documentation hasn't been updated yet. We're working on updating them, but some parts still have old information. If this situation occurs, please [[PidgiWiki:Administrators|contact an admin]] and let them know what happened.
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===This piece of artwork was released with two different games at different times, which should it be categorized under?===
 
===This piece of artwork was released with two different games at different times, which should it be categorized under?===
 
In such a case, the artwork should be categorized under the first game it was released with.
 
In such a case, the artwork should be categorized under the first game it was released with.
===What does "Error creating thumbnail:" mean, and how do I fix it? It showed up when I tried to load a certain image.===
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Hopefully you don't come across this error - we think we fixed it. However, if you do run across it, the issue can usually be remedied by refreshing the requested page. If that doesn't work, [mailto:[email protected] contact the webmaster].
 
 
===What do I do when I think something should be deleted?===
 
===What do I do when I think something should be deleted?===
A. If you are '''not''' an admin or a Trainer, please put <nowiki>{{delete}}</nowiki> on the page that you think should be deleted.
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Please add <nowiki>{{delete|reason here}}</nowiki> at the top of a page that you think should be deleted, putting the rationale for deletion where the example says "reason here".
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===Why did somebody delete a file I uploaded just to replace it with one with another file extension?===
 
===Why did somebody delete a file I uploaded just to replace it with one with another file extension?===
Generally when this happens, it's from a previously uploaded JPG to a new PNG. These PNGs are usually taken right from the source, as opposed to JPG files which have been compressed. Additionally, PNG files allow for transparent backgrounds, where as JPG files do not. On the offchance that it's from a PNG to a JPG, the usual cause is because the PNG was simply too large ([[:File:Unova - Pokemon Black and White.jpg]] is about 8.52MB. If it were a PNG, it'd be around 40MB huge size difference!)
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Generally when this happens, it's from a previously uploaded JPG to a new PNG. The PNG format uses lossless compression, as opposed to JPEG which is lossy, meaning saving a file as a JPG loses some of its original quality. If a user is able to find a more original source, they might re-upload the file as a PNG to avoid that quality loss. Additionally, PNG files allow for transparent backgrounds, where as JPG files do not.
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On the offchance that it's from a PNG to a JPG, the usual cause is because the PNG was simply too large and the file quality wouldn't suffer much as a JPG. For example, [[:File:Unova - Pokemon Black and White.jpg]] is about 8.52MB. If it were a PNG, it'd be around 40MB - a huge size difference!
  
==Have a question not answered here? Ask below!==
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=== I have a question that wasn't answered here ===
Alternatively, you can contact an [[PidgiWiki:Administrators|admin]] about your question.
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Contact an [[PidgiWiki:Administrators|admin]] with your question.
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Revision as of 01:14, 11 February 2021


How can I help?

There's lots you can do! Click here to find some suggestions of how to help.

My favorite game is missing some artwork. Why don't you have it?

There are many reasons why we might not yet have artwork from a game on the website, but the most common reason is simply: no one has uploaded it yet! PidgiWiki is a community-driven site, meaning anyone can contribute and upload images. If you find something that's not yet on the site, by all means, upload it!

How are spoilers handled?

As per an executive board decision on 25 March 2013, characters should be called by their promotional names. If no promotional name appears to be available, use the name known prior to a major revelation in the game's storyline (usually the name the character is first introduced with).

I'm uploading files according to the guidelines pages, but someone edits the files to a different naming style. Why?

Our documentation is unfortunately a bit outdated, so it's possible that the naming conventions have changed and the documentation hasn't been updated yet. We're working on updating them, but some parts still have old information. If this situation occurs, please contact an admin and let them know what happened.

This piece of artwork was released with two different games at different times, which should it be categorized under?

In such a case, the artwork should be categorized under the first game it was released with.

What do I do when I think something should be deleted?

Please add {{delete|reason here}} at the top of a page that you think should be deleted, putting the rationale for deletion where the example says "reason here".

Why did somebody delete a file I uploaded just to replace it with one with another file extension?

Generally when this happens, it's from a previously uploaded JPG to a new PNG. The PNG format uses lossless compression, as opposed to JPEG which is lossy, meaning saving a file as a JPG loses some of its original quality. If a user is able to find a more original source, they might re-upload the file as a PNG to avoid that quality loss. Additionally, PNG files allow for transparent backgrounds, where as JPG files do not.

On the offchance that it's from a PNG to a JPG, the usual cause is because the PNG was simply too large and the file quality wouldn't suffer much as a JPG. For example, File:Unova - Pokemon Black and White.jpg is about 8.52MB. If it were a PNG, it'd be around 40MB - a huge size difference!

I have a question that wasn't answered here

Contact an admin with your question.

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