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This is a step by step guide on how to properly add images to the Andy Griffith Show Wiki. If you have questions, please feel free to ask an admin: QueenBuffy or Andlaw99 at any time, as we know this can be confusing.
Correctly titling images, adding a 'fairuse' template and categorizing them correctly is highly important to any successful Wiki page. Here are the steps.

1) When saving an image, make sure to save it with a title that suits the image itself. For instance... if the image is of Opie and a friend, don't name it "13s23tgs.jpg", name it "OpieAndFriend.jpg". This comes in handy down the road when you want to search for images of Opie.

2) It's important when we remember to add a "fairuse" template to an opened image. Basically you are just adding "Fairuse" in double brackets. Here is an image to show an example.

Fairuse Image Example

Under "Description", this is where you would add the 'Fairuse' tag.


Once the Fairuse tag has been placed on the image, and you hit save, this is what the outcome should look like:

Fairuse results


3) Now comes the part where you check, remove, fix or add categories for the image. If you click on the image, you'll see the name of that image. Click the title/name of the image, and it will open for editing. See attached image below:

Categories explained on opened image

Here you can see the edit button on an opened image.


If you scroll down and notice all the categories are correct and the "fairuse" tag has been added, then there is no need to change anything. If you do need to change categories however, you simply click "Edit" in the top right corner.
Categories removed and added right

This is the area for categories. You can trash the ones that are wrong, and add ones that are correct and pertain to the image. You can also see that there is no "fairuse" tag in the main description box that an editor could also add.


If you look at this image example and scroll through it, you can see where everything was correctly added. IMAGE EXAMPLE COMPLETED.

4) A list of categories this Wiki uses (titled "Categories We Use)" has always been made. It can be found under "Andy Griffith Show Lists" on the headline, drop-down menu bar as seen in this image:

Categories We Use

We are currently not adding anymore categories, since we have enough already. There are still ones that need to be added to the list, but this will give you an idea of the ones we use.
5) Images that may only have background actors, would be categorized using a simple 'Image (actor)'. If you ever have doubts on which category to use, please seek out an admin's help.
6) Editors on the Wiki are currently undertaking a mass project. Most of our categories begin with "Image (object)" or "Image (location)", but some are titled "Images (object)" or "Images (actor)". We are removing the categories with "Images", so that it can be replaced with the title "Image" (no 'S' attached). This will make the Wiki more cohesive and help any editors who come along that may be confused on if it's "Image" or "Images".
7) One last category we sometimes use is Candidates for deletion. If you find a page or image that isn't being used and can't delete it, just add this category and it will be removed at a later date.


Thank you all for your help, and again, reach out if you ever have a question. This guide will also be added to the top headline of the Wiki page.
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