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    Default Sugimori art redlinks

    Right now, Bulbanews has three high-traffic articles that look utterly broken. These are the articles on Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect.

    Why do they look broken? Because all three have an ugly redlink in the infobox, where the as-yet-unreleased Sugimori art should be.

    These redlinks have been there for months. We know that we're not going to get the art anytime soon: on past form, it could be two years before we have official art of Genesect. We need to do something in the interim, unless we want these pages to continue to look broken for years to come.

    And we have a wealth of options. We could:

    - Use unofficial art, as we did for Shaymin amd Arceus.
    - Use sprites
    - Use a plain white square, or just anything that would take the place of the redlink.

    I've asked about this situation before. More than once, actually. Using unofficial art is apparently now out of the question, despite having been fine a few years ago. Well, fair enough, but what about the other options? Can somebody please make a decision?

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    I feel like that no image image would suffice.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    Well, the page looks broken in its current state. Somebody, please show some leadership and actually make a decision.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikini Miltank View Post
    Right now, Bulbapedia has three high-traffic articles that look utterly broken. These are the articles on Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect.
    Fixed.

    The wiki staff talked about using fan-made art a while back. Although I was in support, I think a majority of the team were opposed. With that in mind, I think the best thing to do would be to put the current sprite in the infobox (although I would still prefer a fan-made image given that it would be noted as such and that said image would have been specifically created for use on Bulbagarden).
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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    I'm in favour of a fan-made image too, but above and beyond that, I just want us to do something. Right now, it feels like because we can't all agree on exactly how to proceed, we can't proceed at all. I just want something in place of that redlink, even if it's a blank white square.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    I'm still in favor of sprites, or at least enlarged sprites that have been fan edited to smooth out the resulting gigantic pixels.

    However, I would not be opposed to using a blank image to get rid of the ugly redlink. That redlink also means that when we do eventually get official art, it won't show up for several days after being uploaded due to that server synchronization problem.

    I am really not a fan of using unofficial art, like how we used those fake sprites for Zoroark and Zorua pre-release; I think we should have just shrunk the artwork down to sprite size, then smoothed it (if necessary), or simply used the 000 sprite we used for later Pokémon.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    Going with the sprite solution as a temporary one. If anyone has a better idea, let me know.
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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    ive set the sprites to a blown-up 180px. if a majority believes they should be shrunk to normal size, then speak up. i dont really mind either way myself.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    Quote Originally Posted by MAGNEDETH View Post
    ive set the sprites to a blown-up 180px. if a majority believes they should be shrunk to normal size, then speak up. i dont really mind either way myself.
    Bloated = bad. We're not WPM.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    fair enough but im going to need more than one person to respond.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    They look absolutely fine to me. Originally I envisaged just using the sprites at their normal size, but having seen them blown up I think they're absolutely fine this way.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    Yeah, they get zoomed into in-game anyway, so I don't see a problem with having them enlarged.

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    Default Re: Sugimori art redlinks

    i'm cool with the sprites the way they are myself. i don't like the idea of using fanart.

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