WikiFur:Featured picture candidates/Failed

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This page is an archive of discussion for failed featured picture candidates. Please move newly-removed candidate discussions to the top.

Shadster shadowatthedisco.png

Shadow at the Disco, by Shadster[edit]

  • Nominate and support by myself --Rat 06:32, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the art's just doesn't seem that good, even for the artist. Their con badge looks a lot better, but is small and not freely-licensed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:36, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per GreenReaper. I have to agree on this one and there's so many betters ones out there to choose from. Also non-free images being used like that can cause problems. Sawblade5 10:11, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:00, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

FC 2009 Blooski.JPG


  • Nominated, and Support by RainRat --Rat 23:35, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - It's not a bad pose, but the distracting and bright background and poor lighting (particularly at the bottom) don't say "featured" to me. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:40, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 05:03, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

MexicanSamurai .jpg

Mexican Samurai by Mario A. Romero[edit]

  • Nominated, and Support by RainRat --Rat 02:05, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- doesn't seem a particularly furry sort of image. -- Sine 07:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sine. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:57, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:05, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


Rzeka, RivFur's Mascot[edit]

  • Nominated, and Support by Reaux -- Reaux
  • Oppose -- Fair use, not under a free license. --Rat 23:06, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Rat. Otherwise a great image. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:57, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:05, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

AC 2007 Brace Bear.JPG

Brace Bear at Anthrocon 2007[edit]

  • Photographed, nominated, and Support by RainRat --Rat 19:34, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Weak oppose, not entire sure about the blurriness (including the face) and the person to the right. The shirt is nice and it looks good at thumbnail level but I'm not sure it works once you actually look at it. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:35, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed by Sine 17 January 2009. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:05, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

AC 2007 unknown fox.JPG

Circa Fox at Anthrocon 2007[edit]

  • Photographed, nominated, and Support by RainRat --Rat 19:34, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Weak oppose, just doesn't speak to me (the busy, bright background is a factor, also part of the arm is showing). --GreenReaper(talk) 00:35, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed by Sine 17 January 2009. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:05, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

GR MFF2006 Billy D Goat.jpg

Billy D. Goat at MFF 2006[edit]

A rather unusual subject. Though the leg in the corner is somewhat unfortunate. :-/ --GreenReaper(talk) 00:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Oppose The character doesn't really grab me. Then there are minor issues with the photography; the leg, glare on the bell, overexposed in a few places. --Rat 23:26, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:46, 16 September 2007 (UTC)



  • Nominated and Support by Ken Redtail --Kendricks Redtail 09:05, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too low resolution. --Rat 09:20, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:46, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Cbee Krystal sammich.png

Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich[edit]

For one, it's fast becoming wellknown around the furry fandom, at least the artist corner of such. And the image isn't that bad anyways (unless someone can come up with a sharper image).--Kendricks Redtail 09:04, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:53, 13 August 2007 (UTC)


Fursuit group at Further Confusion 2004[edit]

From left to right: CloudPouncer, CubStatik, unknown, DEX, Trigger Happy Squirrel, unknown. --Rat 23:51, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Too dark/unfocused. Spaz Kitty 03:03, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per SpazKitty plus due to size of subjects and border wouldn't make a particularly good front page thumbnail. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:35, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:53, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Joecifur and Lin Panda at Furry Weekend Atlanta 2007[edit]

Joe Lin.jpg

It's a clear, focused image featuring two semi-candid furries with aesthetically pleasing suits (I like candid pictures best, personally =3). Could possibly be cropped to just have the upper torsos? Picture taken by Joecifur, used with permission. (Others are here, I just picked one I liked, but there are others there that could be considered for featured candidates.) Spaz Kitty 01:05, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Support It looks good to me. I find the background, particularly the noticeboard, interesting without being distracting. -- Sine 01:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose On the borderline of what I'd consider too-low resolution, and the license doesn't seem to allow for it to be a featured picture. --Rat 22:37, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
    On the contrary, I IMed Joe asking if I could specifically upload one or two of his pictures as potential Featured picture candidates, and he gave permission. I selected the best license for this purpose. And out of curiosity, what do you mean 'too low resolution'? It seems big enough and clear enough to be used as just a thumbnail. Spaz Kitty 23:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
    When I looked, the license tag said it can only be used in articles. As for 'too low resolution', when I uploaded files at 640x480, I was informed they were too small to be featured pictures. This is only marginally bigger that 640x480. --Rat 23:28, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
    Here is the context of Joe's and my AIM conversation:
    The Spaz Kitty: hey you. Would you mind if I posted a picture or two that you took at FWA on WikiFur as a featured picture candidate?
    iynxrufus: sure go for it
    iynxrufus: what pic out of curiosity
    The Spaz Kitty: Okie dokie =3 I haven't decided yet...a lot of the ones you took this year were nice.
    iynxrufus: sure feel free then :3
    The Spaz Kitty: 'kay ^^
    I changed the license to better clarify this; I assumed articles would include the Featured Picture articles as well. XP Spaz Kitty 23:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
    It's debatable. We've avoided putting too many on the front page because a lot of them are pictures of people's characters, and while it may be considered "fair" to use an image of a character even without the creator's permission on the article about a character, if there's no better way of describing them, it's another thing to use it as eye candy. If we're given specific permission, I would say that's OK. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:50, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
    Well, I specifically referred to 'featured pictures' in the AIM convo, so I'd say that's specific permission, no? Spaz Kitty 05:16, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    Yes; I was speaking generally about things that are authorized for use in "articles" as opposed to featured pictures. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:14, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    Well, at least the license now allows it to be featured picture. I think a higher-resolution image would have better chances. --Rat 03:59, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose due to resolution, it's just too small considering the composition of two people at three-quarters height. Sorry. It's a good picture otherwise, and if it were just of one person it might have sufficient detail at this size. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:38, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:58, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Fursuit Markus Hug.JPG

Markus fox fursuit, offering hugs[edit]

Cute subject. --Rat 01:31, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Support It /is/ cute - but it needs to be cropped so the fursuit is in the center of the image, not out of the way to the left. Spaz Kitty 01:33, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Cropped. If you have a different idea of how it should be, the image is open to anyone to edit. --Rat 02:02, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Pose has a bit of interest, but the background is cluttered and distracting, as well as the white being too close to much of the suit. I'm also uncomfortable at someone's nominating their own fursuit. -- Sine 06:27, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

GR MFF2006 Pageant Contestant 6.jpg

Anteater fursuit at Midwest FurFest 2006.[edit]

Picture of anteater fursuiter taken by GreenReaper. --Rat 00:53, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose Lower half out of focus. --Rat 02:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Support It's a cute suit and an unique phenotype (rather than typical felines or canines). It's not so out of focus that a thumbnailed version on the front page would appear too unprofessional, IMO. Spaz Kitty 23:25, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
    Perhaps not, but featured pictures are meant to be really good, not just good thumbnails. --GreenReaper(talk) 05:01, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

GR FC2007 spy fursuiters in elevator.jpg

Elevator spies at Further Confusion 2007[edit]

Several fursuiters get with the convention's theme, "Fur Your Eyes Only". They looked really good stalking through the halls - and in the elevators, as can be seen here. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:41, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose Yagfox's head out of focus. --Rat 02:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
    To be honest, I didn't even notice that he was part of the picture when I first used it. The focus is on the two fursuiters in the foreground, not on the people behind them - that's where the viewer's attention is meant to be. --GreenReaper(talk) 05:01, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    you know that Yagfox is the white sleepy-looking fox on the left, right? Just cause that seems to be the subject of the picture as well. --Rat 05:06, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    No, I did not - his most recent version is red, and that's the one that came up on Google Image searches. I see now that he has an older one that is not. --GreenReaper(talk) 07:20, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Support I don't see any significant blurring to the white fox. He just looks appropriately fuzzy to me, especially in contrast to the other head. -- Sine 06:27, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
    Looks at the areas of transition between black and white(pupils, eyebrows, nose). There's a blurred, greenish tinged border between areas of black and areas of white. --Rat 07:11, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


P-Dawg and Chance at Further Confusion 2004[edit]

P-Dawg on the left and Chance on the right at FC2004, acting crazy. --Rat 23:51, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose /Too/ candid. There's no "focus" to the image, and neither suit is captured well enough in the picture for it to be a featured picture, IMO. Spaz Kitty 00:45, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


Dancing babyfur at Cub Club Resurgence, Second Life[edit]

Flashy lights and bright colours! A reasonable example of the sort of thing you get on Second Life. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:35, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment Is this really a free image or is it a derivative work? --Rat 12:40, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
    Hmm. Good question. My view is that it's no more derivative than if you took a snapshot of a fursuiter in a disco - and perhaps even less. The composition took nontrivial time to arrange, and it is the combination of the choice of situation, positioning of camera, and the depicted content rather that makes the piece worthwhile. Ultimately it does make use of assets made by someone else, but none of the user interface of the program is included, and it's not like I'm standing in front of a picture frame, taking a screenshot and calling it original. In addition, the fox model is generic, and I doubt the diaper was numbered.
    Looking at US copyright law . . . the area itself seems to be excepted by this: "(a) Pictorial Representations Permitted. — The copyright in an architectural work that has been constructed does not include the right to prevent the making, distributing, or public display of pictures, paintings, photographs, or other pictorial representations of the work, if the building in which the work is embodied is located in or ordinarily visible from a public place."
    The avatar may not count as a work because it is a generic copy and not numbered: "A “work of visual art” is — (1) a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies or fewer that are signed and consecutively numbered by the author, or, in the case of a sculpture, in multiple cast, carved, or fabricated sculptures of 200 or fewer that are consecutively numbered by the author and bear the signature or other identifying mark of the author; or (2) a still photographic image . . ." --GreenReaper(talk) 01:48, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too low resolution. --Rat 02:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment It seems rather jagged, particularly at the edges of color contrasts, but I'm not sure if that's something about the Second Life graphics rather than about the specific image. -- Sine 06:27, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Toilet Trained Cat[edit]

Toilet Trained Cat 22 Aug 2005.jpg

I found this in Wikimedia Commons while looking for a new free image for the Cat article. The humor should be self-evident. Would also work for articles related to dietary fiber. =^_^= --Frizzy 22:37, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose Relatively low-resolution. Plus do we really want a cat using the bathroom on the front page? --Rat 22:53, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose: What Rat said. -- Wesha 00:35, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Not really furry. Spaz Kitty 00:23, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:11, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

2 and Uncle Kage at FWA 2007.jpg

2 and Uncle Kage at FWA[edit]

  • Oppose - Uncle Kage was already in one featured picture. --Rat 10:38, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not great quality, not high-res enough to survive tweaking. --GreenReaper 19:27, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Failed. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:27, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Temrin reaching new hieghts.png

Reaching New Heights[edit]

  • Nominate and support. --Rat 22:23, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, murky cold colors. --Kakurady 04:08, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, but I have to admit it's for no other reason than that I really like it. I realize personal taste probably isn't the best basis for supporting it, though. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 04:30, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Mildly Oppose. I have nothing against the piece itself, but at the resolution it would be displayed as a featured pic, it loses a lot of detail. Click through to the full size and then click back to the reduced size, and you'll see what I mean. --CodyDenton 08:30, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Update 02 June 2011: Voting runs 2 in support, 2 to oppose. We need more votes to reach consensus. Please cast your vote! --CodyDenton 07:15, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

  • Oppose: Dark with low contrast. Any version that is promoted should have the FA-user text cropped in my opinion to prevent FA featured pictures from being blatant advertisements (not that this one is, but generally speaking). The font color also detracts from the picture because it clashes with the red tail. BlueOtter 09:43, 6 June 2011 (EDT)
  • Oppose. Text at the bottom aside, this peice is dark and unclear, not enough contrast to accurately translate facial expression. Scalesona.jpgEquivamp 00:18, 4 July 2011 (EDT)
  • Oppose. It is dark and cold and this text on the bottom. --Wolferajd 01:59, 4 July 2011 (EDT)