Table:Needing Image Template

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I've noticed that many pages don't have a lead image. If we create a "needs image" template (using the 'Awaitong Screenie.jpg' image) then it might become clear which pages need images and we would be able to upload one for them.-- Neutral President [ U | T | C ] - I have no strong feelings one way or the other. 00:36, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I suppose, though I feel the number is not as high as you claim. And it is basically a notice for editors, and I think most of our editors realise it. --SvipTalk 01:11, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Most of the articles have Image:AwaitingScreenie.jpg and Image:No Character Image.png in place of the images, and they only link to these and images, although, there are some others like Trials that have no images. — Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ] 01:36, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

If I didn't already mention this very thing somewhere, I was totally thinking it last week. I was going to start taking screenshots of needed stuff, and then noticed that the practice of putting the placeholder image up has fallen out of... well, practice. It's much easier to go on a screenshot-spree when there's a handy list of images that are needed, and it's also easier to put the image on the page, what with these fancy new templates everywhere, when there's a simple placeholder to replace. --Buddy 05:36, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I know I still throw it on articles I can't be bothered capping. Yes we should still have this in use to find the pages without images. - Quolnok 06:20, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
This had me thinking though, I was considering making my bot swoop around articles and detect most likely articles to lack images (which would be articles with infoboxes, but without an image). In addition, since our 'do not crop images for character' policy, it could also swoop around images and detect whether they have been cropped (simply by taking their resolution and calculating whether it is within a usual 4:3 or 16:9 format), in addition, I think a category for 'character images' would soon be in order. --SvipTalk 14:37, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Anything that would make it easier for someone to mass-upload needed screenshots would please me. --Buddy 04:42, 23 March 2009 (UTC)