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What's wrong with Wikitravel:How to add an image? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 06:28, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

One is help and the other is a style guideline. One will tell you how to align your image to the left and the other will tell you that you shouldn't, because we have decided through consensus(tm) that we like it on the right. — Ravikiran 10:05, 24 May 2007 (EDT)
I don't think it makes much sense to split these. The nitty-gritty style guidelines should be incorporated into the templates. Jpatokal 10:23, 24 May 2007 (EDT)
If we don't want people to put them on the left, we shouldn't tell them how. :) - Todd VerBeek 11:06, 24 May 2007 (EDT)

Photo Galleries[edit]

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I notice one of the Administrators is removing photo galleries with the notation that they do not follow the Manual of style. These were acceptable in the past at the bottom of a page and the gallery function still works on this site. I can find no mention of this in the manual of style. If that is true, then the gallery function should be disabled. 2old 14:12, 5 January 2010 (EST)

It's used on pages like Angkor#Motifs and Okinawa#Eat, so I don't think it should be disabled. I can't find the policy either, but I seem to recall some opposition to general galleries somewhere. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:00, 5 January 2010 (EST)
They most often violate wts:Image policy#Minimal use of images, and are rare enough where I've become prejudiced against them as deviant in style. --Peter Talk 17:00, 5 January 2010 (EST)
While I appreciate both of your statements. I distinctly remember that it was suggested in very early conversations that they be used at the bottom of articles, so they load last. Evan was even involved in that suggestion. I think they may be rare due to few people knowing how to implement them. Regardless, there is no mention of them in the Manual of style and any suggestion they do not follow the manual of style is bogus. 2old 09:49, 6 January 2010 (EST)
It is pretty rare to find a gallery that either doesn't overload the article with images, or that the images wouldn't be better off inline with the text. However, certainly in the two examples given, the gallery used appears to me to be fine.
Placing galleries at the end of the article to speed loading seems misguided. Most browsers will download the images simultaneously, and slow down the entire network connection anyway. Except where there are many images inline, I doubt there would be a difference whether they were at the beginning or the end. --inas 22:49, 6 January 2010 (EST)
If the gallery is in a sub-article it will not overload the article with images, and should avoid the problem of bandwidth as the user would only look at them if desired. This was used in Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Pinnacle/Gallery after some discussion on Wikitravel:Star nominations and could be used as another option. I agree with Inas that the galleries mentioned above are appropriate as they stand. I think that galleries have their uses and should not be disabled. Perhaps a guideline on recommended usage would be appropriate. Cheers, Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:56, 9 January 2010 (EST)