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I have tried to upload two images to a new DB entry that I recently submitted (MERCS: Recon – Assassination Protocol). This entry has no pictures currently. These are the two official images from the Kickstarter page. I previously did the same thing for MERCS: Recon – Counter Threat and the pictures were approved no problem.

I have tried to upload the two images a total of three times, with one of them finally approved by GeekMod on the third try, but the other one rejected three times. The reason given: type should be set to Creative. I marked them as Game because they "contain images whose main focus is the game itself". I don't think they are Creative because they don't "contain images of creative and\or artistic creations regarding the main entry."

I have uploaded hundreds of pictures of game boxes and components, always as the Game category before. Am I crazy or are the GeekModders wrong? Is there a better way to handle this?

The picture that was approved after three attempts:


The picture that has been rejected three times:
 
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Did you note that you have permission to use the images? Maybe that's the real problem.
 
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That big strip looks like it has custom painted miniatures?

As for the box, it reads like a digital non-final mockup, so that may be why.
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You had multiple copies of the box image in the queue at the same time, so it should come as no surprise that all but one should be declined. The other image is currently in the gallery as Creative, which seems appropriate.
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Did you note that you have permission to use the images? Maybe that's the real problem.


Honestly I have always been a bit loose on that.. but I assume if a publisher running a KS campaign publishes an image they won't have any issue with it being shared?
 
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The latter is a digital composite, so it does not belong to Game.
 
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kirkbauer wrote:
steckman wrote:
Did you note that you have permission to use the images? Maybe that's the real problem.


Honestly I have always been a bit loose on that.. but I assume if a publisher running a KS campaign publishes an image they won't have any issue with it being shared?

I would message the creator on KickStarter. They should be happy to give you permission since you are basically doing them a favor.
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That big strip looks like it has custom painted miniatures?


Yeah, that is correct, I guess it does. But it seems strange that it should belong in Creative when

As for the box, it reads like a digital non-final mockup, so that may be why.[/q]

Yeah, that's what it is, but isn't that appropriate for an unreleased game? Or is it preferable to have no picture at all?
 
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kirkbauer wrote:
Yeah, that's what it is, but isn't that appropriate for an unreleased game? Or is it preferable to have no picture at all?


It's fine to have it, it just would be better in Creative.
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