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Old Jan 5, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Default Submissions - Scans

Current Guidelines
Be respectful of the original owners of the images.
If the image comes from another site, please obtain permission to upload it, or ask a VGMdb administrator to work out an arrangement.

Select multiple images to be uploaded.
The upload process may time out for multiple large images, or for slow connections. For those cases, it is best to upload one at a time.

File Size
Please don't upload files that are excessively large.
While filesize might vary depending on the item being scanned, it would be best to keep them under a couple of megs.

If you are the originator of the scan, or if the source of the scan is known, you may add a name and a link to credit the original source.

You can create the image caption from the list of common components, and append additional text to the end, using the textbox.

(None) - if you leave it as this, only the content of the textbox will be saved as the caption.
Front - this is for scans which only have the front and back. If there are individual booklet pages, use Booklet Front for consistency.
Booklet Front - see above. If the scan is a 2-page, put "& Back" in the textbox to produce "Booklet Front & Back".
Booklet Back - last page of the insert booklet (the one facing the disc).
Booklet - for individual booklet scans. Remember to denote the booklet number(s) in the textbox. ("02-03", "05-06", etc)
Disc - if there are numbers, put them in. ("1", "3 & 4" for scans of multiple discs, etc).
Tray - the inner portion of the traycard (the one right underneath the disc).
Back - back of the case / outer portion of the traycard.
Obi - spinecard. Some scans have both sides of the obi, so put "Front" or "Back" in the textbox as appropriate.
Box - for boxes. Put the necessary details in the textbox ("Front", "Top", etc)
Card - cards, postcards, etc. Again, details in the textbox.
Sticker - either those bonus stickers they stuff into the case (if it's attached to the obi, put it in the obi description instead), or those blurbs / promotions that are stuck to the shrinkwrap.
Slipcase - jacket, casing, etc.
Insert - single sheet or smaller booklet that is included in the album.
Case - some people actually scan the jewel case in.

Set Unsafe
Images with questionable content (e.g. nudity) can be marked as unsafe.

Set Default
The default image is the one that shows when the album is displayed.
Technical Changes to Implement
Proposed Changes for Discussion
  • Standardize the captions of the scans
  • Standardize the numerotation of the booklet pages.
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