Image file names[edit source]
A wiki manager suggested we change the image filenames to match the item name. Although I like the idea, keeping the filenames the same as they are in the game assets will make it easier to upload new versions of files when necessary. I have created Template:Item_image to convert from the item name to the filename, the only downside being that it would need updating whenever new content is added to the game.
- Oh god, decisions! I mean, both methods work, but I think on many wikis we often really renamed the images to match the names used in the game. Keeping such a list is a good idea, although, and I'm not that great with it, you also could use DPL for that, couldn't you? I'd probably place the asset title in the image file and on the wiki page of the item (usually in the infobox). Encredechine (talk) 21:44, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
- Site is waiting for a refresh to activate DPL3. Usually, if you upload directly into a category, the image gets categorised right there. We had bugs in the past preventing that and then the images just had no category. But that was a rare occasion and slightly annoying to sort it all afterwards. If you had uploaded files correctly into a category and this happened, please ticket it. Encredechine (talk) 11:27, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
- Ok, as I upload files, I'll make sure I'm doing it in the category page. Thanks for the tip :)
- When the discussion arose on the Undermine discord regarding filenames, Quasimodem said, "i'd advise keeping the filenames generic as well, we do that on the engine side b/c item names tend to change and they're going to diverge anyway" ... I've begun adding small infoboxes (containing item name & asset name) to the files so whichever route we take, the info will be there. Ferretwings (talk) 17:39, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
- There is also the option of creating file redirects e.g. File:Golden Popcorn.png could redirect to File:GoldenPopcorn01.png Ferretwings (talk) 23:17, 17 August 2019 (UTC)