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Category:Guide-specific images

The term "images" is fairly limited, as we often store all kinds of files for some games. Including videos, text, and potentially even xml files. I've created {{Files}} to standardize the contents of the sub-categories, but I feel we should update the name at the same time. Should we switch to the term "Media" or "Files". For example:

Perhaps even remove the "-specific" term and simplify to Category:Guide files. MediaWiki has both Media and File namespaces. -- Prod (talk) 20:03, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

Files. Media generally both through mediawiki and also as a general statement generally implies audiovisual content while Files implies a broader range of all file types. I would move to Files by guide, personally, if not Guide files. It could be contrasted to a files by type or files by license organization, in a more consistent way. Trig - 06:20, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
Interesting idea. Base category would be Category:Files by guide, with the sub-category being Category:Diablo files. -- Prod (talk) 01:00, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I'm in favor of losing "specific." Maybe it's just the way I've been using the site all these years, but what files do we host on this site other than images? I haven't seen videos, text, or XML files uploaded to the site. Perhaps I missed it? Are there examples of such files? How do we integrate anything other than images into guides? I know for videos, people use the YouTube template. I'm not clear on what problem this solves. Procyon 00:45, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
Special:MediaStatistics gives full details, but we also have text and xml files. I'm hoping in the future we can upload data files and have mw:Extension:External Data fill in templates with the data. -- Prod (talk) 00:56, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I believe there are a few Mario and Luigi series videos on the site, and I have seen a good number of txt files both for the site as a whole and for supporting a few games. While I personally would prefer we steer away from txt and xml, I think there is a large case to make for video or even possibly audio files being uploaded to the site (video puzzle solutions, tough segments, audio cues, audio for musical challenges like zelda instruments or music games). Animated GIFs/animated files (apng rise up) as a whole is also a gray area of is it an image or what is it. It might not be the most pressing of issues, but I think it could be made a little more consistent with other forms of organization. Trig - 06:13, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I've begun the switchover to sub-categories being like Category:Diablo files. I'm still not sure about Category:Files by guide vs Category:Guide files, but we can change that easily by updating {{Files}}.
Using {{File}} in the descriptions will automatically add it to the correct categories, and my bot will create/delete the file categories as things get migrated over. -- Prod (talk) 00:26, 10 August 2022 (UTC)