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It is not a screen shot; that's why that template was created in the first place IIRC.  Many images of this type have already been deleted as possible copyright violations e.g. [1] [2] [3], so it is important that they don't get lost among the legit screen shots.    Ryan W 16:48, June 13, 2010 (UTC)


I'm requesting a VfD for this image because 1) it's a ripped sprite, which raises a copyright concern, and 2) I think it's not really necessary at all in any article. --Kyano (talk) 21:42, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Delete.  I agree; it's hard to imagine a situation where separate, ordinary screen shots (or no image) would be so unworkable that this was needed.    Ryan W (talk) 23:09, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Delete. While a fair use justification might be possible for it because it is a comparison between two images and is therefore analytical commentary, it's still unnecessary on the article where it's placed. We do not have similar comparisons between the other weapons, and they aren't really necessary because such differences can be described in text. PS if you believed this was a copyright violation it should have been tagged as Speedy Delete. But it's my opinion that it is not, in this case. --Quasar (talk) 01:17, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Good clarification -- I thought ripped sprites were unacceptable in any case. --Kyano (talk) 01:23, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Policy does say that and it's a little more strict than you could argue it should be, like in this case, but I'd say we have plenty of reasons not to tread the bleeding edge anyway. Sticking with the policy is probably for the best in this case regardless. --Quasar (talk) 01:29, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
In other words, if such commentary actually existed (and wasn't filler added solely to stave off deletion), it wouldn't be a copyright issue.  The image has been in the Doom 3 article for six years; has the text ever compared the visual features at all, let alone "analytically"?  I do recall cases that included the bare minimum, e.g. this, but the usual approach is to just rip and upload and hope someone else does the hard part later.    Ryan W (talk) 01:54, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, the image was replaced with a relevant comparison while I was proofreading that post. [4]     Ryan W (talk) 02:23, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Delete. If one were to compare the two weapons with an image like this is supposed, it would be better to take two separate screenshots from Doom II and Doom 3, and then cut them into small-enough sections to fit them into one picture. But since this is just a ripped sprite and a ripped model, it'd be better to delete this one. —The Green Herring(talk) 03:15, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Deleted.  There have been no subsequent attempts to use the image, nor has anything occurred to undermine the policy arguments above.    Ryan W (usually gone) 19:07, 12 November 2016 (CST)