This page is considered an official policy on the Pacific Rim Wiki. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

Duplicate images are a commonality on Wikias and It's often a result of user excitement, someone wanting to upload something first and never checking the article of interest or "Special:NewFiles" (the gallery) to see if the file already exists on the site. Duplicating images is highly discouraged on the Pacific Rim Wiki and duplicates found will typically be deleted for housekeeping.

If you're ever uncertain about whether or not an image has been uploaded to the Wikia already, its always best to check the articles of interest or "Special:NewFiles" to see if it doesn't already exist. If you have a better version of the image already uploaded, then its always prudent to use "Upload a new version of this file" on the image's file page.

However, in the hopes of curbing this common occurrence, Pacific Rim Wiki is advocating that Wikia contributors assist the Admins in categorizing images so that are easier to find than usual. The purpose of this policy is to provide the Community with a list of categories that will improve the quality of searching for images on the Wikia and help motivate contributors.

Help Categorize Images

Help categorise as many images as possible into their proper categories. This phase includes the categorization of photos of minor and major characters, locations, Kaiju and Jaegers that are listed in their respective Template category (Example: Character, Jaegers, Kaiju), articles and elsewhere (such as user pages).

  • In order to put an image to a category, you should:
    • Click on it and on the pop-up click on the area selected in the screenshot bellow (see highlighted section)
Example Image File Page Destination
  • Then, in the new page, scroll down, and in this area add one of the following categories (see highlighted section):
Example Image File Category Button
A list of the terms to use when categorizing images in need of categories is as follows:


Kaiju Related


Jaeger Tech


Pan Pacific Defense Corps



None of the images need be categorized under "Pacific Rim" as its rather self explanatory where they're from if they are not labeled under the four general categories below.