Talk:Main Page/FeaturedPicture

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Instructions for nomination

To nominate a link for "Featured Article", place the picture below with a short caption, and add your signature. Example:

Spr f1.jpg
'Sun Pillar Racing' is an auto racing team whose home track is the Confracterra Raceway in Carmeleum, Paxtar.--Luciano (talk) 03:56, 12 February 2015 (CET)


If your nomination is accepted by the "Featured Map" administrator, it will deleted here and added to the main list. If you feel very strongly about your nomination, you may contact the "Featured" administrator to "lobby" for your suggestion.


Featured Pictures should be images created by, or photographed by, OGF users. They should not be images simply taken from other sources, unless they have significantly altered.

Nominations begin here

Banknote PFA 1000.jpg
One of several nicely done Ardispherian Peso banknotes by Toadwart.
Nominated by Paxtar (talk) 20:58, 16 April 2017 (CEST)
Balkaria-flag.jpg
The very well detailed national flag of Balkaria by Geoboi.
Nominated by BMSOUZA (talk) 16:54, 4 May 2017 (CEST)
RadiationPoster.png
Poster for film Radiation, winner of the 1984 best picture in the Golden Delta Film Festival in 1984 by ParAvion
Nominated by --Demuth (talk) 08:29, 16 May 2017 (CEST)

Paused Nominations

Timezonessketch.jpg
A nice time zones map by user Isleño.
Nomination by BMSOUZA (talk) 12:18, 27 July 2015 (CEST)
Thanks!  :-) Maybe we should postpone this one until we have a time zone map of the whole world? --Isleño (talk) 10:15, 4 August 2015 (CEST)
I am postponing .... moved to bottom of queue--Luciano (talk) 09:24, 21 November 2015 (CET)


Discussion

Although they aren't exactly pictures, there are a number of flags that are interesting and well done, especially in the gallery of other flags. Don't know if they should be nominated here, or if there's interest, should they have their own section?

--Paxtar.

@Paxtar - I think flags are fair game... the ones that have a reasonable amount of detail, anyway. There are some really amazing simple flags out there, but the ones that don't have details probably wouldn't make a great featured picture.
On a related note we should probably start adding copyright info to any images we made that include other images or are adapted from other images. For example on the Paxtaren bill, if Hilda Lapschee is adapted from a photograph... then we should include a link to the original photo on the image info page. Or on the Costabaja flag, if the bird is adapted from some other flag or coat of arms, then we should include a link to show that the source artwork is free use material.
Btw your images are awesome. Keep em coming!  :-) --Isleño (talk) 20:53, 9 March 2015 (CET)
@Isleño Definitely some interesting flags when they go beyond very basic shapes and lines. Very hard to be original. For my country flag I had two other versions that I discarded after noticing that someone else had already done almost the same thing already.
Regarding copyright, I haven't been sure on how to notate that. I've been using family photos where possible. My grandmother on the 100 star note is one of my favorites. Two people on bank notes were purchased stock photos, two were Wiki and Flikr commons with expired copyrights, and two more were family members. The faux guilloche effects are original work. Background images are either taken by family, or heavily edited commons/available for adaption images. One of the airplane picture backgrounds is actually parts of four different pictures. The bird is original work, although parts of two other province flags contain parts taken from non-copyrighted images. How much information is needed?
Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing, and hope to create some images that measure up. --Paxtar
I don't think there are any standards for notation here, no need to worry about that. On the image info page you can just click "Edit" in the upper right and then enter the info. For the Wiki or Flickr images, a link to the original info page would do. In cases where no link exists, you can just put "family photo," "purchased stock photo," "original work," or whatever it is. Simple as that.
Your grandmother on the 100 star note is awesome! If you aren't already making a living off graphic design, you definitely could.
Oh, and if you want, you can sign your name after comments by typing --~~~~ which will include the timestamp and links to your user/talk pages.
Thanks again! --Isleño (talk) 06:10, 10 March 2015 (CET)

Since the system isn't friendly towards resized animated gifs, let me know if you decide to use the air traffic GIF. I can generate a new version at any smaller size if needed. --Paxtar (talk) 06:19, 11 May 2015 (CEST)

Good idea. I'll keep it in mind. I was thinking that with the animation, this "picture" might fit just as well in the Featured Maps section instead... the standard size I've been using for the featured map section 500-600 px.--Luciano (talk) 06:34, 11 May 2015 (CEST)