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Image edit request

A new portal needs an image

Nairobi123 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:54, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on 26 October 2013

The image File:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - May 2007 icon.png has been created to replace File:Clock Tower - Palace of Westminster, London - May 2007.jpg as the icon for Portal:London as the latter file is hard to identify when reduced to the size of an icon; could the relevant change please be made to the documentation at Module:Portal/images/l? Ham 20:43, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:31, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on 7 November 2013

Would you please delete the following line from "Module:Portal/images/d":

["dravidian"] = "Dravidian people.png",

The image "Dravidian people.png" was deleted from Wikimedia Commons on 27 October 2013 due to lack of source information. Also, there is no portal called "Dravidian portal", although the one called "Portal:Dravidian civilizations" was created way back on 17 August 2007‎. This is part of a backlog reduction project at Category:Articles with missing files. Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 21:44, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 21:52, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Face-wink.svg Thanks - tucoxn\talk 22:30, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on 13 November 2013

["logic"] = "Logic portal.svg"

Replace Venn 0001 0110.svg by Logic portal.svg, because the Venn diagram rather looks like set theory. mate2code 16:26, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 22:10, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on 18 November 2013

As Portal:Miley Cyrus does not have an image, I propose 50px. Thank you, Bleff (talk) 02:19, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:38, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
I can't believe that this was seriously considered. I don't think it's a BLP issue, as ultimately Miley did strike that pose, but I still think that it's an inappropriate image for representing the portal. Something like File:MileyCyrus signature.svg is a much less controversial choice, and doesn't condense the subject matter into once incident. I propose that the current image be switched out for the signature. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:19, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Done. You're right - I probably should have looked for more suitable images before I fulfilled the previous request. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:22, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

New logo for Portal:U2

Please, replace "U2 Ireland flag.svg" with "U2portallogo.png"

Line to be replaced:

["u2"] = "U2 Ireland flag.svg",

New code:

["u2"] = "U2portallogo.png",

Thanks in advance. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:59, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 11:16, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Catalan countries flag

I would like to revert the changes made because of this thread: #Image edit request on 13 September 2013. The previous flag representing the Catalan Countries (Senyera) has been replaced by the separatist one (Estelada). It does not seem a trivial nor a neutral change. Thanks in advance. Paucabot (talk) 19:12, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for letting me know about the background here. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:02, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to you. Paucabot (talk) 09:33, 23 November 2013 (UTC)


Please add the image used for Portal:Telecommunications icon to links for Portal:Telecom and Portal:Telecomm.

Reason: The word "Telecommunications" is quite long, and spills over into other portals in Related portals sections.

This way, it won't do that, and we can keep the portal location where it is, no harm done.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 20:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. I've added "Telecoms" as well, which I've heard used a lot in the UK. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:33, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Can you then also add Portal:Telecomms? — Cirt (talk) 02:02, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, done. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:13, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! — Cirt (talk) 05:54, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on November 24

Please change the image for the portal "Portal:Military of the United States" to "File:Pentagon satellite image.jpg". The image "File:Flag of the United States.svg" is used already for both portals "United States" and "Military of the United States".

tahc chat 06:56, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

There's nothing wrong with having the same image for two different portals, but I can see a problem with using File:Pentagon satellite image.jpg. At small resolutions it's very hard to make out what it is actually supposed to be an image of, because there is not much contrast between the building and the car park. I've made a mock-up of what the template would look like so that you can see what I mean. Is there an image of the Pentagon which is easier to make out? If not, maybe sticking with the flag would be better. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 07:09, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
I see nothing at Commons that would adequately work here. As simple as we need images to be here, I doubt anything other than a line drawing of a pentagon would work, which would be...unattractive. For that reason, I think keeping the flag icon is the best option. Huntster (t @ c) 07:53, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I've disabled the request. Feel free to reactivate it if you can find a suitable image. — Mr. Stradivarius on tour ♪ talk ♪ 08:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Image edit request on 28 November 2013

Could someone please add File:20131031 AT14 Heike Manhart 9222.jpg as the image for Portal:Women's association football? Thank you. Hmlarson (talk) 08:03, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

20131031 AT14 Heike Manhart 9222.jpg
It might be better to crop out the background, leaving only the players. When scaled to 32x28px, the image isn't at all clear. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:15, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Would this one work OK? Womens-soccer-icon.png File:Womens-soccer-icon.png Hmlarson (talk) 23:24, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I think. Let me know if there is anything else that needs to be done here. Technical 13 (talk) 01:09, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Military of Australia

The image File:Adf.jpg for the portal 'Military of Australia' was deleted from commons 4 December 2013

Not sure what the original showed but I assume Adf stood for Australian Defence Force so replacing the image with File:Autriservice.gif would seem to fit the requirements.

Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 14:29, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm afraid that File:Autriservice.gif won't do, because it is a "fair use" image. We can't use those just for decoration. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:12, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Hmm - I should have noticed that. Maybe it should be changed for File:Flag of Australia (converted).svg then unless (until) someone suggests something else. KylieTastic (talk) 15:27, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 21:51, 4 December 2013 (UTC)


Could someone please add the image File:Urdu example.svg for the Urdu portal? Cheers, Mar4d (talk) 14:19, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 14:33, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Mar4d (talk) 14:43, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

/* Flag of Sindh Province.png */ +

Please replace it by the SVG, for deleting the duplicate.--Antemister (talk) 19:21, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Done here. LittleMountain5 19:32, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Short description below

Please see Template:Portal/sandbox2. I think the portal box should have this description below, which informs what this box is, so propose to add it. Please comment. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 17:27, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

OK, I think there's no Conflict of interest, so edit-protected. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 11:43, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't think this is necessary. It's pretty obvious what a portal is after you click through to an individual portal page, and if anyone is in any doubt then there your link is included at the top of many portal pages anyway (e.g. at Portal:Art). — Mr. Stradivarius on tour ♪ talk ♪ 16:19, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit protected}} template. I agree that this is unnecessary. Thank you for your interest in contributing to this template though, Rezonansowy. If you can however build a consensus other than that of Mr. Stradivarius and I, I'm sure either one of us would be happy to carry out your request. Technical 13 (talk) 04:32, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Portal:Nudity image icon

  1. Portal:Nudity
  2. File:Human.svg

Please add File:Human.svg as the portal icon image for Portal:Nudity.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 06:16, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 06:49, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 January 2014

Please change "Книги_3.png" to "Horseshoe and devil.svg" in Module:Portal/images/f. The file File:Книги_3.png was deleted on Wikimedia Commons on 21 January 2014. Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 11:28, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:44, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 26 January 2014

Regarding {{portal}}, please change "Seal of Haryana.jpg" to "YamunaRiver.jpg" in Module:Portal/images/h. The file File:Seal of Haryana.jpg was deleted on Wikimedia Commons on 26 January 2014. Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 01:25, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Not done for now: I've submitted a request to have the local copy of the file restored. If it doesn't go through, feel free to reopen this. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:58, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Done Since the seal was deleted from commons because it was non-free, it won't be suitable for use as a portal image. I've switched to File:YamunaRiver.jpg. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:34, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 30 January 2014

An editor has recently created a new Portal:Trams. We now need to add an image to the links to that portal. Please use this image, which is the tram equivalent of the icon already used for links to Portal:Buses. Thanks, Bahnfrend (talk) 12:05, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:16, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 1 Febuary 2014

In Module:Portal/images/s, please replace the existing image for Portal:Superhero fiction with File:Question bubble thing.svg. The current image has been listed as, and will shortly be deleted as, a derivative work of a copyrighted character (i.e. non-free, and thus not usable in this context).


["superhero fiction"] = "Uomo ragno 1 (Small).jpg",


["superhero fiction"] = "Question bubble thing.svg",

Thanks, Sven Manguard Wha? 02:53, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Given that the subject of the portal is a specific genre of fiction, it may have been best to have replaced the image with a representative fictional character from that genre for which the copyright has expired. I would like to propose a revised alteration:


["superhero fiction"] = "Question bubble thing.svg",


["superhero fiction"] = "Beetle Pop Out - transparent.png",

Thank you for your reconsideration. --Cast (talk) 02:35, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

I personally am not in favor of that. The thing about portal icons that makes them tricky is that they have to look good not only in the related portal section of Portals, where they're in the 50x50 pixel size range, but also in portal bars in articles, where they're in the 20x20 pixel size range. The image you're suggesting wouldn't be identifiable at 20x20 pixels. See http://oi57.tinypic.com/155rvgp.jpg for what I mean. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:28, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Right, I often try to check which images will still be identifiable as smaller thumbnails. I didn't realize my suggestion wasn't going to function well, but I'd still like to see a more representational image used. However, I recognize that this is not a priority, so I'll do some work to find a better image before making another recommendation. --Cast (talk) 03:16, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
There may be two or three good suggestions at Category:Sculptures of comics characters. – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 13:12, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, several useful images presently in that category would also likely be contested in the same way the original image was. Others may be too distorted as a smaller thumbnail. What may function best would be a superhero from the golden age that has fallen into public domain, in a simplistic pose that remains distinguishable when small. Here's a potentially useful one:
["superhero fiction"] = "File:Flame 002.png",
Incidentally, I dimly recall experimenting with this image as the portal thumbnail some years ago. As I recall, it looked well, but I avoided it because the character is too generic to be representative. Given the lack of better options, I think it will serve now.--Cast (talk) 06:59, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 February 2014

In Module:Portal/images/i, please replace the existing image for Portal:indigenous peoples of north america File:Spiromoundsraccoon.svg. The current image has been superseded. --evrik (talk) 04:28, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. Cheers, LittleMountain5 05:31, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Edit request on 15 February 2014

In Module:Portal/images/a, please insert the following text:

["alternative medicine"] = "",

It's the Rod of Asclepius. Thanks! --evrik (talk) 01:43, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done APerson (talk!) 02:54, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
It appears that the module only accepts images, not symbols. I think File:Rod of Asclepius2.svg or a variant would do the job. LittleMountain5 07:34, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 08:28, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Question about location

The documentation page says "Within articles, this template is meant to be placed at the bottom of the article in the See also section." If an article contains the portal template but not a See also section, should a See also section be created just for the portal template, or should the portal template be placed somewhere else? (e.g. References, External links). See Cefaly for an example. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 18:36, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

I'd put it at the top of the external links section, like this. It's not necessary to add a see also section just for the portal template. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:44, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Portal:Ottoman Empire icon

  1. Portal:Ottoman Empire
  2. File:Ottoman flag.svg

Please add File:Ottoman flag.svg as the portal icon image for Portal:Ottoman Empire. Thank you.GreyShark (dibra) 20:40, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Done here. Cheers, LittleMountain5 21:21, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Location when there is no See also section?

For the first time in my experience, I've saw someone create a "See also" section solely to move the portals from the "External links" section.

While I don't pay much attention, it seems that adding portals to "External links" is common practice, even when there is a "See also" section. WP:ALSO says, "{{Portal}} and {{Wikipedia books}} links are usually placed in this section."

Seems that this template should have similar if not identical location information as {{Commons}}. Or maybe we add "Do not place this template in a section all by itself" and suggest adding it to "External" links or the bottom of the page when there is no "See also" section? --Ronz (talk) 18:01, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I've added some instructions to the documentation to place it in the external links section if there is no see also section, or just to use good judgement if neither section exists. Feel free to tweak it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:20, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Ronz (talk) 18:19, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Andhra Pradesh

Hi, the portal for Andhra Pradesh is using a deleted image file:Seal of Andhra Pradesh.svg deleted 26 February 2014. Effecting 100's of articles (just popped up on Category:Articles with missing files. Had a look, but no really obvious images to use in its place, but the missing image should be removed. KylieTastic (talk) 00:03, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, image removed. If you can identify a suitable replacement, please let me know. Huntster (t @ c) 01:00, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi, there is File:Andhraseal.png but I'm not sure if it is appropriate due to the warning that it may not be in the public domain outside India. KylieTastic (talk) 13:58, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
The following files/images may also be considered: (1) File:Charminar 1.jpg, (2) File:CharminarFront.JPG and (3) File:Charminar Hyd.jpg. --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 07:49, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I've picked the third of these, as I like the yellow/blue contrast. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:08, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you very much! --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 15:49, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Arunachal Pradesh

Hi! The portal for "Arunachal Pradesh" uses the image File:Seal of Arunachal Pradesh.jpg that was deleted 22 January 2012. It should be changed to the version on commons File:Arunachal Pradesh Seal.svg — Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 13:50, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Since File:Arunachal Pradesh Seal.svg is a non-free image, I suggest changing the image to File:Mountains of Arunachal Pradesh.jpg. - tucoxn\talk 03:32, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Done Changed to File:Mountains of Arunachal Pradesh.jpg Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:43, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I just noticed that no such portal exists, and it doesn't appear it was deleted, either. Why does it have an entry at all? Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:49, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure, I just noticed the error (invalid file) and flagged it. Maybe the correct action would be to remove the entry completely? I'm not sure how you tell if any articles are referencing the portal template with this target specifically? KylieTastic (talk) 10:14, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
The image lists were created automatically from the subpages of Template:Portal/Images, now deleted. To get an entry on this list, all you had to do was to create a subpage with an image entry on it; there wasn't any checking that the portal pages existed. I probably would have done that when I compiled the list, but the old scheme was to have the first letter of the subpage name in uppercase and the following letters all lowercase, which means there has never been any reliable way to find whether a portal exists for a given image key. Humans can usually do it pretty easily, but it's very hard to write a script to work out what the correct capitalisation should be. In this case, the portal image subpage was created by Buaidh in August 2011, but it looks like there was never any portal for it. Going through Buaidh's deleted contribs I found a couple of other image entries without portals as well. It looks like they started creating images for geography portals, but stopped after they realised the sheer immensity of the task ahead. :) I've removed all the entries from the image lists.[1] They can go back in if someone decides to create the portal. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:32, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you Positive

Goa Portal

Hi, The file File:Seal of Goa.png used by the Goa portal was deleted from commons 2 March 2014. No really suitable images either on the main Goa article or on Portal:Goa itself. Suggest maybe File:..Goa Flag(INDIA).png, but its not cropped so not great i.e. ..Goa Flag(INDIA).png. Cheers — KylieTastic (talk) 14:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. I cropped that image to make File:Goa flag cropped.png and used that instead. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:49, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request on 4 March 2014

In the following line of Module:Portal/images/h:

["himachal pradesh"] = "Seal of Himachal Pradesh.jpg",

could you please change "Seal of Himachal Pradesh.jpg" to "Kinnaur Kailash.jpg"? The local version, "Himachal Pradesh seal.svg", is a non-free image and the previous file was deleted from Wikimedia Commons on 4 March 2014 (per commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Seals of Himachal Pradesh). Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 03:22, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Done Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:44, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request on 6 March 2014

In the following line of Module:Portal/images/n:

["nagaland"] = "Seal of Nagaland.png",

Could you please change "Seal of Nagaland.png" to "Hornbill festival of nagaland.jpg". The previous image was deleted from Commons on 6 March 2014 and File:Seasl of Nagaland.svg is un-free. On the other hand, it looks like the portal itself might have been deleted or was never created.... In this case, perhaps Mr. Stradivarius could work his magic on this list, like he did in Module:Portal/images/a, above. - tucoxn\talk 21:58, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. I've removed it. It was another one added by Buaidh in 2011. Looking at their deleted contribs more closely, it seems they went through a whole list of countries from A to Z and added portal images for them, over the course of a few weeks/months. Most of those are fine, but it looks like a few of them never had an associated portal page. It's not really practical to go through all of them to check which are still in the data modules and don't have a portal page. It would be better to check through all the portal images themselves, as we would have to check them anyway to see which portals images have been changed. But to do that, someone needs to make a list of all the portal image keys with correct capitalisation, and as there are over 1,500 of them it will be quite a slog. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:46, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Portal image keys to check

Inspired by Tucoxn's request above, I have compiled a list of portal images and aliases that need checking by humans. To make this list, I have gone all through the keys for the portal images, and checked them with three different capitalisations: all-caps, first letter capitalised, and first letter of each word capitalised. If a portal page didn't exist for any of those capitalisations, that key was added to the list. This has reduced the list of portals to check significantly, but it wasn't clever enough to detect portals like Portal:Bosnia and Herzegovina or portal redirects like Portal:A Series of Unfortunate Events, for instance. If any kind editors are willing to help go through this list, it would be much appreciated.


  • If there is a portal page or portal redirect at a different capitalisation, remove the entry from the list entirely.
  • If there isn't a portal page/redirect at a different capitalisation, please move the entry from the "Unchecked image keys" section to the "Image keys needing removal" section.
  • You don't need to include your signature.
  • If you're not sure about anything, please ask!

Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 01:25, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done! LittleMountain5 21:29, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Good job Positive — Preceding unsigned comment added by KylieTastic (talkcontribs) 22:52, 7 March 2014‎ (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much for that. :) I've removed the image keys from the image submodules, so I think we are done here for now. If anyone spots any other suspect portal images, though, please drop a note in a new section below. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:45, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

This template is still used for wikiprojects that may not have a portal. I've re-added the Canadian ones, but I would guess that most of the ones you removed were there for a reason. 117Avenue (talk) 01:12, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

@117Avenue: Ah, now that's ugly. I had overlooked {{WPbox}}. I don't like the idea of mixing in WikiProjects with portals though - it seems a very messy way of doing things. How about making a special Lua module to get the images for WPBox? Any WikiProjects that don't have portals could have their images stored there, and if the module didn't find a match it could look for the portal image instead using Module:Portal. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:27, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
I do like the idea of mixing them (though it should be documented somewhere clearly to avoid this happening again), for the sole reason that it avoids duplication, since a lot of these do seem like they'd be the same. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:57, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, how about plan b: store the portal page name or WikiProject page name in the module, as well as the image name. This would require reworking the portal module, but it would make it much easier to find deleted portals, etc. We've done most of the work of matching portal image keys to portals, so it wouldn't actually take that much effort to finish the job if we are smart about it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:33, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Also, I've added some documentation about this to Module:Portal/images/doc. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:44, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Unchecked image keys

Image keys needing removal

Portal add request

Could someone add Portal:Trichy to the list. Image - File:Rock Fort Trichy.JPG. --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 20:51, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Done though not a very clear image at this size. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:22, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you very much!. Will this image be fine enough to stay or another image to be suggested? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Balablitz (talkcontribs) 22:24, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
I think it's good enough, but anyone is free to suggest another. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
@John of Reading: How about these? (1) File:Tiruchiramalai1.jpg, (2) File:Trichy11.jpg, (3) File:Rockfort Temple & Kaveri bridge.jpg, (4) File:Rock fort 0123.jpg, (5) File:Rock fort 01234.jpg, (6) File:Path to upper temple.JPG and (7) File:Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort 2.jpg. --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 08:05, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Of these, I think the first one has the clearest shape when scaled to 32x28px (at right). -- John of Reading (talk) 09:00, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Fine. You may proceed with the best one. --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 09:04, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 09:20, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you very much! --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ) 15:52, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Images edit request

In the following line of Module:Portal/images/b:

["Bangladesh Premier League"] = "BPL.png",

Could you please change "BPL.png" to "BPL.svg". (i uploaded a .svg version) --Aftab1995 (talk) 17:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 17:18, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Testing images and link=

1) How does one test an image with template:portal? 2) Can a cropped image be used with Portal, but link to an uncropped version? Similar to link= with an article image. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 19:36, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

There's no way to test images with {{portal}} directly, although you can see how the image would look by using the code [[File:Your image name.xyz|32x28px|alt=Portal icon]]. I should probably add a way to preview portal images to Module:Portal, though. Number two can't be done, as portal images that are CC-BY-SA need to link their file description pages so that they don't infringe the terms of their licence. This doesn't apply to public domain images, but most portal images are CC-BY-SA, so it would be easier to just link all of them. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:54, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
I'd welcome some kind of demo template to use in discussions of this page. Something like the example at the right... -- John of Reading (talk) 05:23, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request 13 March 2014 - portal:animals

Per discussion Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Animals#Animal portal image issues and to resolve an issue with certain groups regarding pigs, please change the image of portal|animals from File:Sow with piglet.jpg to File:CygneVaires.jpg. An alternative is File:Caribou_from_Wagon_Trails.jpg. This is a likely temporary change to speedily resolve my / others concern with this issue. Thank you Jim1138 (talk) 07:25, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

I've installed the caribou picture as my personal choice between the two; feel free to make a new request if the consensus is for one of the others. Wouldn't the swan be more appropriate for Portal:Birds? -- John of Reading (talk) 07:47, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request (13 March 2014)

Please change the 2010s portal image to File:IPhone 5.svg as it is an SVG. Thanks! Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 18:39, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 19:50, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks a bunch! [:-)] Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 05:42, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

New image database proposal

At the moment, it is difficult to maintain the list of portal images. It is not easy to find which portal image corresponds to which portal, as the capitalisation of the portal page is not recorded, and the portal images are also used to provide images to WikiProjects using {{WikiProject box}}. This makes it difficult to fix the image lists after portals have been moved or deleted, for example. The module name of "Module:Portal/images/x" is also misleading, as it doesn't factor in the existence of the WikiProject images. To fix these problems, I think we should create a new set of image lists, perhaps Module:Image database and submodules. This would house portal images, WikiProject images, and potentially other images if the need arose. Every entry would also record the corresponding portal or WikiProject page to make writing maintenance scripts easier. Do others think that this would be a good idea? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:54, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 21 March 2014

Update google logo with File:Logo Google 2013 Official.svg.--Wikiuser13 (talk | contribs) 18:00, 21 March 2014 (UTC) Wikiuser13 (talk | contribs) 18:00, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Question: Which portal? Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:45, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done after taking a wild guess at the name of the portal :-) John of Reading (talk) 09:28, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request on 22 March 2014

Per the discussion at Talk:Arab–Israeli_conflict#Map_and_light_green_Arab_League_members, please replace the image at "arab–israeli conflict" portal with File:Israel-Palestine peace.svg

Many thanks, Oncenawhile (talk) 21:29, 22 March 2014 (UTC) Oncenawhile (talk) 21:29, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. That talk discussion never seems like it reached a consensus (and even if it did, it didn't get consensus on a replacement image). Also, a symbol of peace doesn't really seem appropriate for a conflict portal. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, but there is clear consensus to remove the image, so please could you remove it and we will start a discussion re what to replace it with. Oncenawhile (talk) 08:09, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't see any consensus at all. If you still think there is, reopen this and I'll let someone else look at it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:40, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 24 March 2014

I have created the portal Portal:Soap operas and telenovelas. I would like to add File:Drama-icon.svg for links in pages. I know that the comedy and tragedy masks are usually associated to theatre, but it's still an image that may give the idea at icon size. In any case, it's not the one used by Portal:Theatre, which uses File:P culture.svg Cambalachero (talk) 02:06, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. I've also created a couple of aliases, "Soap operas" and "Telenovelas". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Stradivarius (talkcontribs) 03:07, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Two new portals need images

There are two new portals that need images:

Thanks! ;) — "ʀᴜ" ɴᴏᴛ ʀᴜssɪᴀɴ ᴡʜᴜᴛ? 12:20, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 12:57, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request on 5 April 2014

at the Latino/hispanic american portal, ["latino and hispanic american"] = "Hispanic Flag.png", can we replace the image with File:Flag of the Hispanicity.svg, from the Commons? its still not that accurate an image, but at least its drawing from the right data Mercurywoodrose (talk) 21:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Done. In the course of answering this, I found out that there was also an entry for this portal under "hispanic and latino americans". So I've made "latino and hispanic american" an alias for that, and updated the image. I added examples to this thread as well. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:28, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 9 April 2014

Please add, ["Chittagong"] = "Beach View of the Saint Martin's Island.jpg", on Module:Portal/images/c. Aftab1995 (talk) 15:06, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (though the table actually needed "chittagong" in lowercase) -- John of Reading (talk) 15:40, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Image edit request on 16 April 2014

Please replace [File:Royal Standard of the Kingdom of France.svg]‎ in the Kingdom of France Portal to [File:Royal Standard of the King of France.svg‎]. The old file depicts is a historically inaccurate depiction of the flag. Sodacan (talk) 02:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 06:13, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

How much faster

Is the lua nested switch than the previous version? All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 21:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC).

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