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My POV: We delete unused and unuseful images. Therefore our pretty unused images aren't there to need a use. If they are unused, they are not needed for the wiki. Therefore they have no need to be here. Though this may sound unreasonable, when it comes to me anyway; the icon you see at the top-right of this message was indeed lying around categories for me to accidentally find , then use it on my template. Hey, I got lucky -- I still agree unused images have little use.

Secondly, when it comes to fanart... well personally I think external hosts would be a better idea. I don't care so much for fanart, but if we must, then I'd prefer user submitted to be hosted here only.  ILHI 17:39, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

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??? Why? Surely there must have been a little difference.?  ILHI 17:53, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

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Hey dear illogical Fae, I be the idiot you speak of.

What would we do with all the Amano artwork that just can't be placed at the time on any page

We delete it? It's not being used, the wiki has no need for it right now. If we do have a use for it, then we use it, or if it WILL have a use, we keep it... but if we don't have a use, then we delete it. Of course, if access to the image is limited on the web, then we shall keep it uploaded. Eg. The FFVIIPS3 character images. Though they're being used so it doesn't matter. Point being, your logic doesn't make sense. If they cannot be placed on the page THEN THEY HAVE NO USE! Use the images if we need them, and if we don't they can go. We are a wiki and our content is the content you see across mainspace. Our hidden away images are unneeded for the wiki and are there as an addition. As we only host images here to be used on the wiki, and not for our personal gallery sake they can be deleted. We are a wiki, and not an image hosting site. We are a wiki, and not a Final Fantasy gallery. You get that? Unused images are generally unneeded images. If they're not, then use them, because if they aren't on pages then they aren't being used, therefore have no use. Y'get me?  ILHI 16:47, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

For simplicity's sake:

  • Wiki - About information. Hosts information, with additional images to make it look nicer.
  • Gallery - About images. Hosts images, with additional info for people to understand.

This is wiki. Images make pages look nicer. Unused images don't make pages look nicer, have no use, and are therefore useless and may as well be gone from the wiki. If they can be used, use them. If they will have future use, keep them.  ILHI 17:20, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

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???? Images that serve a purpose, or in future could serve a purpose should be kept. If they are just laying their, being an image for another game which won't appear in the article, eg. The White Mage used on my talkbubble, then it has no reason to be here. Except not the White Mage because it now has a use. But the Black Mage icon can still go. The icon will never appear on a mainspace page on this wiki... probably. Anyway, if we change our mind, we can reupload it. But this is just my opinion on what the wiki should do.  ILHI 18:24, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Fae, you called me stupid for having a stance which I can back-up with reasons.

As for official arts and stuff, they should have no need to be deleted, they should be in pages otherwise they have little purpose on the wiki. They're just there otherwise. Just because they're official arts doesn't give them a reason laze around the wiki (wait, laze around? that doesn't make much sense) when they could be doing their job in articles. Y'see, my point is images that won't go into articles won't go into articles... Does anyone actually listen to this yet? If it has a use it stays. But does Mr. Black Mage really do anything for this wiki? Not really, I stumbled upon him only accidentally.  ILHI 19:57, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

You have points. As mentioned earlier, rare artwork should be hosted here. But I shall exit this discussion here, with this: There are millions of Final Fantasy non-fanart images on the web that could be hosted here but are not. They are not hosted here, now if they were and had no use would they be ridded of? In the end it is Admin's choice, but if an image is to go unused, in my books, the images shall go.

I only ever upload images to use in articles. Replaced images should be deleted not uploaded over. Images remaining on the wiki, uploaded, maybe added but replaced............  ILHI 20:47, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

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