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Re: New image uploadEdit

Hi, sorry for the late reply. I'm glad to see that you've taken an interest in adding ESO screenshots! So generally, the only time you will use braces {{ }} on the upload page is to begin and end the templates being used (in this case the "Information" template, and the "clr" template). So you don't have to add braces to all of the explanations for every line; you can optionally make the link to the ESO article with a template by doing {{Online}}. You can also just write [[The Elder Scrolls Online]], as the way you normally add a link is with brackets [[ ]].

I realize that the Special:Upload page is very confusing, and I would like to revise it at some point. But for the time being, I do have a number of pre-made forms for the summary on this page, if you are ever unsure exactly how to format it. In the case of your image, what you would write as the summary is this (you can just copy+paste this into the file of your image if you'd like):

{{Information
|attention      = 
|description    = Screenshot of map.
|source         = {{Online}}.
|author         = 
|filespecs      = Cropped.
|licensing      = This image is from "The Elder Scrolls Online" game and qualifies as fair use.
|other versions = 
|cat artist     = 
|cat licensee   = 
|cat subject    = 
|cat type       = 
}}{{clr}}
{{OnlineMapImages}}

The "OnlineMapImages" template just adds some more licensing stuff and a category. Of course, you can change up the wording of the description and whatnot and add more details if you wish. That's just a rough guideline for what it should look like formatting-wise.

Regarding the actual image, it does seem slightly blurry; generally when I take a map screenshot, I just press "M" and take the screenshot from there so that it's clearer. This way, the live chat on the left is also hidden once you crop the image (I also try to crop the screenshot perfectly to the border around the map). Here is an example.

Sorry for the wall of text, if you have any more questions then don't hesitate to ask. I'll do my best to help out with anything you need as soon as possible. —Atvelonis (talk) 23:56, February 17, 2017 (UTC)

You would use the "Online: Location Images" category for a picture of what the Dolmen looks like. If it is a screenshot of the map when you are at that location, it would go under "Online: Map Images."
After doing the file summary, you do have to manually place the image onto the article. So you should go to the Varanis Dolmen page and place "Location Varanis Dolmen 2.png" under the "Map" section of the infobox (the box on the top right where the images and some data go). Here is an example of a page where it is done correctly.
However, you didn't take a screenshot of the location itself, only one of the map and one of the map & UI. So you wouldn't fill the "Image" section yet, only when you get something like this, but for the location you're visiting. This is so that players can recognize visually if they're in the right place. —Atvelonis (talk) 16:18, February 18, 2017 (UTC)
That's because the images haven't been placed onto the article yet. You uploaded them, so they're on the wiki. However, it can't figure out where to put the images on its own; we have to decide which images go where. So to add, say, Northern Woods Dolmen Map.png to the Northern Woods Dolmen page, this is what you'd have to do:
  1. Go to Northern Woods Dolmen and hit the "Edit" button.
  2. If you see something that looks like this, click on the infobox, then click the "OnlineLocations" button that pops up. Then type in the name of your image into the "Map" box (like this).
  3. Click "Apply changes," then click "Save page" in the top right. This will actually add your image to the article. Repeat this for all of the files you've uploaded on their respective articles.
Sorry if that wasn't clear from the start. By the way, there's a neat feature called Special:MultipleUpload that lets you add several photos at once. So if you're adding like 10 map pictures, then this could speed up the process. Just bear in mind that whatever you type into the summary field will apply to all of the images, so that's why I put a generic description for my pre-made forms ("Picture of location," "Cropped," and so on). Let me know if you have any further questions. —Atvelonis (talk) 15:03, February 20, 2017 (UTC)
Good work. Just in the future, you should physically go to the locations that you're taking map screenshots for. This way, readers can look at where the marker for the player is and figure out precisely where to go. —Atvelonis (talk) 18:37, February 20, 2017 (UTC)
We don't have an article for Siltreen Dolmen, so you'll have to click that redlink and create the page yourself. Luckily, we have some presets for ESO locations. If you see something like this when you click the link, find the "Online" row and click "Location." Then you can add the images and some information as you would normally.
If the Xylo River Dolmen article is incorrectly named, then you have to rename (move) the article to a new title. To do this, click the small arrow next to the "Edit" button and then click "Rename." Where Xylo River Dolmen is written, change that to Xylo River Basin Dolmen, then click "Rename page." I've also deleted the duplicate page of Eyebright Feld Dolmen too, thanks for letting me know.
By the way, I've been working on an editing guide for learning about various formatting things. Although incomplete, it's a good reference in case you ever forget how to do something. And of course I can always help if you have any more questions. Thanks again for taking the time to get these screenshots in the first place! —Atvelonis (talk) 14:34, February 21, 2017 (UTC)
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