Forum:Full Gallery Articles

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I think we should have galleries as full articles, like other wikis such as the Super Mario Wiki, ZeldaWiki, WiKirby, etc. This only goes for galleries that are very large; small galleries would stay on the original page. Obsessive Mario Fan (talk) 17:51, April 29, 2019 (EDT)

We should check the pros and cons that other wikis have with this format. All in all, a gallery page is no different from linking to the images category of that same subject. For instance, Category:Bulborb images. If we only have some images in such an article, then who decides what images are worthy? And if we're only going to stick to a few, why not make them count and keep it as an in-page gallery? Or if we can't establish a limit, and we include all, then what's different from linking to the category? It adds more maintenance, it forces the reader to go to a different page just to see an image... Dunno, there are probably advantages, but I'm not seeing them. — {EspyoT} 16:41, April 30, 2019 (EDT)
That would mean we'd upload images just for the sake of having it in a category, and not going on a page in the mainspace. Otherwise, we can add it to the article's gallery section. I just think this would be a good decision if a gallery section becomes overly long. I do think including every image related to a game in its gallery would work well, like the Super Mario Wiki does. Obsessive Mario Fan (talk) 20:53, April 30, 2019 (EDT)
Well, that's fair for images that only have one specific purpose. Like an image of a Skeeterskate in the middle of its dying animation – it can't be used anywhere else. So they're either uploaded to the wiki just to be categorized or they could be put in a gallery article, like you said. But having a gallery for all images of a game brings up the exact same problems I talked about before. Well, do we have any subject that has so many images that it'd warrant a gallery? It might make more sense for us to see case-by-case. For instance, I think it'd be a good idea to list all locations of all enemies in their articles, but for popular enemies like Crumbugs in Hey! Pikmin, it'd make sense to place them in a sub-page. Same concept, and it's case-by-case. — {EspyoT} 08:37, May 1, 2019 (EDT)