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First off, if this is in the wrong place, I apologize. I'm still working on getting the hang of where things are and where they belong. ;)
Anyway. I've been trying to do a bit with GeekMod to earn myself some GG to buy microbadges and whatnot, but I have a question that I can't find an answer to. This could be because I'm not looking in the right places, so I hope someone will have an answer for me.
Actually, it's kind of a two-parted question, in regards to this bit of text from the GeekMod guidelines:
" Scans and copy-photography images of components, such as counter sheets, cards, and other flat materials, may have a maximum resolution of 200ppi, or a maximum size of 1900 pixels on the long side, whichever is less.
Images outside the size guidelines should not be submitted and will be declined;"
My first reading of this says to me that the image size guideline only applies to scans. However, the following point just says that images outside the size guidelines will be declined. That implies to me that any image, photograph, scan, or otherwise, should be under that size limit.
But, in looking through pictures that are already approved, there are definitely images with a pixel size higher than 1900 on both sides, let alone the long side.
So, was I correct in my first reading that this size guideline only applies to scans? Do photographs have a size limit? And if so, is that something people approving and declining through GeekMod should keep in mind?
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My reading of this is it refers only to scans and "copy photography" images of components.
My understanding of copy-photography is an attempt to reproduce the original image - in this case components/chits/cards etc.
I think this is an attempt to make BGG less useful to users who wish to abuse the free sharing of information and make their own pirate copies of games rather than paying/rewarding the publisher, designer and store for their hard work. BGG is a site devoted to cultivating games not pirating them.
My understanding is there is no official limit on the size of a non- copy-photography image when it comes to geekmoddding. Images that are too large will be rejected when the user tries to upload them.
(Well done for caring about this stuff! You'll find that Geek Mod remains a subjective and perhaps imprecise tool for the moderating of content but it succeeds in it's primary purpose of letting users upload and share content while keeping inappropriate material out.)
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- Last edited Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:46 pm (Total Number of Edits: 5)
- Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:37 pm
Thank you! I appreciate the response, and the GG. :) You're very kind.
As for the size requirements, that's how I've been taking it, so until I see something that says otherwise, I'll continue along that route! I mostly just wanted to make sure there wasn't a clarification or anything I was missing somewhere along the line.
James D. Williams
I am still learning how to do anything right, so I am glad if BGG doesn't post the rip-off images I may send because I don't know what works.
Now, I figure anything that is not a rip-off, like a text which ain't rules is prob'ly cool.
But I don't know.
No complaints here, anyway.
But pity the poor fool who doesn't check what images I may post to BGG because I don't know how...
I am very happy with the images I have been able to see on BGG.
...especially 50+ year-old war games.