Template talk:NPC placeholder image

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Mmh this template is a good idea, but I don't like the cases where the NPCbox template has to be removed from pages now : / like Yrel and Major Characters in Icecrown Citadel... Also there are several side-effects: now you have to click twice when you want to upload a picture for a NPC, because there is an intermediary page which didn't exist before, and there is also the case that before your update the "no images" pictures were reserved for NPCs which didn't exist in WoW and thus would never be updated, whereas now both "NPCs that need a picture" and "NPCs that will never need a picture" are looking the same... Xporc (talk) 07:32, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Now all The Characters of Warcraft pages have the pic. Should the infoboxes from these be removed? --Mordecay (talk) 12:01, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
It should link to the missing picture now if there was a link there - meaning you don't have to click twice. I can set it up where an image will not be shown but we may need to figure that out on a case-by-case basis because I think the "no picture" helps at least some lore articles. The source pages should probably not have infoboxes in my opinion. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 12:10, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
I added the infoboxes because the original articles had them too. In case of Sylvanas and Rexxar, the infoboxes were a source for terms "unique undead" and "mok'nathal" as a race, so I'd like if they could stay.
This is a good idea for lore characters tho not sure if for NPCs. --Mordecay (talk) 12:27, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Added a toggle image = no which can be added on the infoboxes that need it. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 12:51, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Nice. Xporc (talk) 12:53, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Nice. --Mordecay (talk) 13:08, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Pictures

File:Nagamale nopic.jpg & File:NatureElemental nopic.jpg

Why two different fonts? The second one is almost unreadable. The first one seems nicer, methinks. Maybe update them, for consistency? --Mordecay (talk) 20:46, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
I agree, I'd also like silhouettes for all the new races as well. But I don't have WoW or WoW Model Viewer. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 20:49, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Does anyone actually play WoW on this WoW wiki ? Xporc (talk) 22:08, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
With Argus out, I've been fairly active the last week. Other than that, I usually spend more time checking things on the PTR than the live servers. PeterWind (talk) 05:53, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Oh yes, it was merely a joke anyway. I barely launch the game due to spending too much time here Xporc (talk) 08:10, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Hehe yeah I bet it's like that for a good deal of the active editors here. PeterWind (talk) 08:17, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

By the way since we're talking about updating pictures, could you please also update File:Nightbornemale nopic.jpg and File:Titan nopic.png with the same font as the others you did PCJ? :D Xporc (talk) 08:39, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

This is starting to get pretty neat Xporc (talk) 13:47, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Beast nopic.jpg --Mordecay (talk) 17:41, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

it's hard to have a general silhouette that represents all beasts, and I can't recreate that specific image without WoW. I may just create silhouettes for each individual species of beast. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 17:44, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Subraces suggestions

Alright lads, Battle for Azeroth has many new subraces that can use existing portraits, like junker gnome/mechagnome. What should we add to the template? Xporc (talk) 12:40, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Nevermind, one can find them easily by browsing the pages linking to File:Noimagechar.png and the other generic images. We're kinda missing someone good with photoshop to create new pics, tho Xporc (talk) 11:45, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
I am not seeing any new subraces linking to File:Noimagechar.png. Most of those are "Unknown" or "Varies", which obviously can't be implemented. The rest are one-off NPCs which are't really feasible to implement just for one NPC in that race. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 15:33, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
That's because I already did a big check for subraces. Now, there are still many new races missing a placeholder image. Xporc (talk) 15:44, 29 June 2019 (UTC)