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Sized "thumb"[edit]

I romoved the 80px part of the thumb tag due to how it treats for instance Image:Kantstolpe, vänster.gif. Since the Image its very much taller than wide the "thumb|80px" setting blow it up. Would prefere something which sets size 80px on hight or width depending on which is tallest but don't know how to do this. /Lokal Profil 17:35, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Reverted the change since it didn't work. What's needed is something similar to the scaling function working in the background of the gallery function... At which point I don't know how to proceed. /Lokal Profil 18:02, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

The use of {max_width}x{max_height}px seems to do the good effect and keep the aspect ratio :). I have put 100x100px. Regards, EDUCA33E 23:40, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Looks good and seems to have solved it. Where did you find the info? /Lokal_Profil 20:18, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Here ;) Regards, EDUCA33E 21:28, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


Whoever wrote this is a bit of a doofus. This always displays in en, because the wiki default language is en. If you change your lang settings to something else, it will still display in en. Try it. So this useless bit can be removed and Superseded/en can be moved here. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 13:50, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

How do you use it?[edit]

Maybe it's because I'm a newbie on Wikimedia, but I don't understand how to use this tag. Just copying the unaltered tag {{Superseded/{{CONTENTLANGUAGE}}|{{{1}}}|{{{2|No reason given}}}}} to my image page results in a bunch of markup gobbledegook in the tag where the image names should be. Is the 1 supposed to be replaced with the superceded image name, and the 2 with the new image name? I tried several variations of that, but it still didn't work. Did I miss some instructions? --Chetvorno 17:47, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

You should be able to just use {{Superseded|Imagename.jpg}}, replacing Imagename.jpg with whatever image superseded yours. You can also use {{Superseded|Imagename.jpg|reason}}, where reason is the reason the other image is better. HTH, bdesham  14:47, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

This template should be categorized[edit]

{{editprotected}} Could an admin please add

<noinclude>[[Category:Marker Templates|Superseded]]</noinclude>

to the end of this template? All of the language variants are properly categorized in Category:Marker templates, but not this one. --bdesham  14:49, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. A superseded image is not necessary problematic and has not to be deleted. This template should be moved from Category:Problem tags to Category:Marker templates. — Xavier, 11:13, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done Siebrand 09:31, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Apparently not! it still appears in both categories! --Inkwina 14:53, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Removal of the deletion instructions[edit]

The deletion instructions have been part of this template as long as I can remember, and so has the big red ugly warning saying that deletion has been suspended. I've gone ahead and changed {{Superseded/en}} to cut out this unnecessary and confusing cruft. Let the flaming commence ;-) bdesham  05:02, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Usage documentation[edit]

{{editprotected}} This template is missing documentation. Could an admin replace the stuff in the noinclude tags with {{template doc}} and move the categories to the ensuing /doc subpage to allow it to be added? Bryan Derksen 06:06, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done but I'm not sure it's standard practise to put the categories on the documentation (eg see en:Template:Ifd). ~ Riana 14:31, 11 December 2007 (UTC)


It does not make much of a difference, in principle the namespace in front of the filename is not necessary. Now the English and German version can deal with both, but maybe within the documentation one should state that the namespace should not be used.

What would be good, if one could add a link to a file on another wikiprojekt. Since there might be a better file that one does not want to transfer right now, but that might be transfered by somebody else in the future. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 14:05, 16 October 2009 (UTC)


When I use this template on images containing image notes, these notes appear in the thumbnail. See for example File:BoschSelfPortrait.jpg. This can be avoided by using the following code: {{ImageNoteControl|img=[[File:*.*]]|notes=none|caption=original file|type=span}}. Could this code be added to this template. Thanks. Vincent Steenberg (talk) 13:46, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

ImageNoteControl [2][edit]

Hello, 4 months ago I inquired whether imagenotecontrol could be added to this temple, but with no result. If you have a look again at File:BoschSelfPortrait.jpg you might understand why I posted this request. To me this is a problem. There's no reason why image notes should show in this thumbnail. The solution to this problem is very easy I think. Thanks for your attention. Regards, Vincent Steenberg (talk) 14:13, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done I added requested changes --Jarekt (talk) 19:27, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

empty templates[edit]

{{edit request}} Maybe someone could implement a link to templates which are empty. Just copy this with a little change. Cheers --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 09:00, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done. – Adrignola talk 19:40, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Criteria for applying this[edit]

Are there any clear criteria for when this template is to be applied to an image? Obviously, some cases are clearcut, but do I have any recourse other than a revert and a possible edit war if someone slaps "superseded" on an image, pointing to another image that, in my opinion, is worse, or where (less strongly than that) there are tradeoffs as to which image is better? - Jmabel ! talk

I'd like to know this as well, specifically, does using this template mark an image for deletion? Or does it simply tell the user that the other file is better? Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 04:36, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
In answer to the first questions, no there are not clear criteria, and no you can not edit war over anything - that is what talk pages are for - to reach consensus. The last question, no it does not indicate the file should be deleted, and the reasons for deleting because there is a better or newer or more up to date image are few and far between. You never know when someone might want to use an image as an example of a bad image versus a good image. As stated, deletions need to be discussed. Delphi234 (talk) 10:54, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Incorrect File:File: link to the superseding file[edit]

{{editprotected}} The link in the template is wrong. For example, in File:EtruscanA.svg, the template links to (non-existent) File:File:EtruscanA-01.svg instead of File:EtruscanA-01.svg. --Fgrosshans (talk) 13:09, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Convenience link: File:EtruscanA.svg. - Jmabel ! talk 14:46, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't think this is a template problem. Parameter shouldn't include "File". - Jmabel ! talk 14:46, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
  •  Not done per Jmabel. I'm not sure there's an easy way to allow the template to accept either form (file:X.bla / X.bla). At least the File:File: error is pretty obvious here. Rd232 (talk) 01:37, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

How & where to argue?[edit]

The template nor its documentation has any guidance on the discussion for deletion. -DePiep (talk) 12:48, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Should be red[edit]

This banner should be in red, not necessarily a flashy red but red would attract the attention that the file should not be used. It's a warning. The same way, {{Supersedes}} should be green. ftiercel (talk) 18:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)