Destinypedia:Media policy

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Destinypedia allows for the uploading of images for use on article pages and user pages. To allow for the smooth operation of the site and to ensure that no one is offended, this guideline is in place for the uploading and usage of images and image contents.

Uploading images can be done at the upload file page. How to do this can be found at the image help section. However, some images are subject to immediate deletion if they are determined to serve no purpose, are offensive/inappropriate, or are against Destinypedia's productive spirit.

The policy

  • Images are to be titled as such:
File:"Title of media" - "simple description".filetype
  • Add only canon image, not screenshots from customized/tweaked canon games or mods.
  • Users may not attempt to "claim" fair use files as somehow belonging to them, or include their username in file titles, outside of personal images.
  • Images that were previously intended to be used for user pages/personal use but have not been in used for quite some time are subjected to be deleted by the administration. As such, no notice will be given to the uploader.
  • Leaked content are to be deleted and uploaders will be subjected to Destinypedia's blocking policy.
  • Preferred filetypes are PNG for transparent images and JPG for normal-everyday images. If not available, use GIFs.


When creating a gallery of images, please follow the following format:


Images that can be deleted

An image uploaded to Destinypedia can be deleted if it is...

  • Obscene - Destinypedia is not a censored website, and the target audience for the Destiny universe is 13 years and above. However, all images that contain obscenities such as pornography, graphic real-world violence, or sexual acts are not permissible on the site, or on user pages. The developers of Destiny do not produce such images, and thus they have no place on the site. These images also have great potential to offend other users. Repeatedly uploading such images can be grounds for blocking for vandalism as part of Destinypedia's blocking policy.
  • Unused - Destinypedia is not a repository for images that are unrelated to Destiny and unusable on article pages. Images that are uploaded by users for individual user pages will be added to their user page and organized into an image category for proper use. If an image is not related to Destiny whatsoever, is then uploaded and not used, it will be deleted.
  • Duplicate - Destinypedia's image categories were created and organized so that users could find desired images relatively quickly and so that duplicate images are not uploaded. Though Destinypedia has unlimited space for images and articles, duplicate images create confusion and make organization difficult. Duplicate images that are uploaded will be deleted and redirected to the original image.
  • Copyright Violations - Material copied from sources that are not public domain or compatibly licensed without the permission of the copyright holder (unless brief quotation used in accordance with non-free content policy and guideline) is likely to be a copyright violation. For more information about copyright, visit Destinypedia:Copyrights.