I realize this section is largely incomplete, but I only want to list the most common and credible translation sites we use. When it comes to artes and incantations, I'm not very reliable. I leave this type of stuff to Lanate. Essentially, this page will need to be added to, but I feel it was necessary to create so that we have a detailed explanation of how to cite sources and a portal of important ones. I know this will greatly benefit me.
May I request archiving current version of this website? With the imminent arrival of Tales of Zestiria, Banco is likely to completely change the content of the page and Xillia 2 information might become lost. Also, are images taken from officially released videos (like trailers) acceptable on the Wiki? From what I remember from the past, screenshots from other people's gameplay videos aren't allowed because we don't have their permission, correct me on that if I'm wrong.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 21:22, April 21, 2015 (UTC)
I'll add it. Please refrain from uploading images, and if you do, just take them from Abyssal Chronicles or something. I'm sure they have ToZ opening screenshots.
- As a whole though, I do agree that screenshots from official videos would, in turn, be considered official images and thus eligible for uploading. The image would be sourced (with link) to that video though. Lanate (talk) 02:41, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
I'll agree with that, Lanate. I just didn't want to step on any toes because I know it's been an issue in the past. I'm not sure if there is an official Tales channel on YouTube or anything, but if so, that would be ideal. If we're just taking from user videos who happen to upload Tales openings, which is all you'll probably find, then I don't see that as being any different than taking from user videos of a walkthrough nature, such as the Let's Plays and whatnot. As long as the image is of good quality and properly cited, I really don't care.
Edit: I just noticed he said trailers, not openings. Those can be found on the newer official sites, right? If so, then that is absolutely fine. Also, permission wasn't always the issue. I vaguely recall an instance of Juan Ma uploading images he had permission to take but Mayu deleting them because they were taken from videos, meaning poorer quality. Like I said, just ensure the quality is good and that you cite it properly. Permission would only be essential for YouTube videos created by various users. Anything official has always been okay to use.
- Oh, and by archiving, I believe Kaimi meant like so, where there's an archive of the current version of the page so that if it changes for Zestiria as it has for most previous releases, we still have the Xillia 2 version of the page. Lanate (talk) 04:26, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
- Yes, that's what I meant by archiving. Thanks, Lanate. I could hunt videos for screenshots for the variety of topic, like artes and plot-related events (of course the videos wouldn't be with let's player's stamp) to be put in here, but I don't want to just jump ahead and then risk not being on the best terms with you. Although, if I'll be able to figure out how to export those Tales of Xillia 2 images I have on my console (ToX2 allows to take screenshots mid-game so I don't think the permission would be much of a problem in this case) I'll upload them here. I've been also considering creation of animated gif images for artes (of course they'd be in smaller dimensions) but that would require a video and again, permissions. If anything, I could ask a let's player or two if it would be okay to use their videos for Wiki purposes, but I need your input on the matter.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 13:32, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
- Edit - >better to start with very little information
- ...... *twitch*