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Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I help?

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

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Our documentation is unfortunately a bit outdated, so it's possible that the naming conventions have changed and the documentation hasn't been updated yet.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!

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