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“...The site has, however, been perceived as a waste of server space by its host, the evil Wikia Empire.”

Hey. I'm afraid that we might really be a waste of space mainly because of the sheer number of files we have here. In fact, we have 3.1041758689816859773707994971289 times as many files, or 210.4% more files as articles. And that's by weight, not volume, because images and multimedia take up a lot of space compared to plain text (articles). Conversely, our so-called arch-enemies at Wikipedia think they use their files more efficiently, with 79.895175540382634469673836482597% less files than articles. So I'm thinking. We should have stricter regulations as to how many pages a file has to be used on in order to stay here, or something like that. We could even go as far as banning videos (which take up a shitload of space), moving all of them to YouTube and other similar sites. Here's my rationale for this:

We're huge!

As strange as it sounds, all of the world's web servers put together have a limited amount of disk space, and unfortunately we might not have much space here for all these media files. This is quite self-explanatory.

Wikia hates us.

Wikia Inc. Corp. Ltd. has been hosting us, albeit reluctantly, since 26 May 2005 or something like that. We ran out of space on our old servers, and that's why we turned to Wikia. But now that we've been through so much issues with copyright infringement and other related issues (see Uncyclopedia#Criticism and controversy on Wikipedia), and with the looming threat of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and other related U.S. bills (see Forum:SOPA 2 coming? Sounds like it!), I have been led to think that we may be in grave danger of temporary or even permanent lockdown. A lot of images here are in fact blatant copyright violations, and should probably be replaced by free alternatives.

Anyway, we should probably focus on removing unnecessary files, such as those used on only one page, or unfunny images, and require users to check that a file exists that they can use in their article before uploading a similar file, because I've noticed that users tend to upload files specifically for the article they are writing, even though a similar image exists. Even better, we should compress all our files before uploading them. I don't really know what else to say here, so I'll open up the floor to discussion.

--Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 22:50, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Hey! Remove those who link to nothing, ok, but not those that are used on a page! Do you want to create articles with images missing? If wikia thinks we have too much pics, they'll say it. There's bound to be a lot of pics who aren't used on any page because of VFD, focus on that. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:54, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Too much porn. ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 22:55, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Totally. I'm just putting it out there before they say it, because if they have to say it we're screwed. --Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 23:00, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Click here for a list of unused photos. --Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 23:02, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Go to Special:FileDuplicateSearch to search for duplicate files. --Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 23:04, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
Are you two blowing me, or just kidding (April Fools day is late this year) or something? Something like ten thousand pics were thrown off the site in 2011, and I would have liked to have fought for every one of them but had no computer access at the time. This sounds like a scared "Let's destroy ourselves before the govenment does, don't come a step closer or I'll shoot myself" type of attitude. Those that link to nothing are some of the best ones on here. As for too much porn, are you blowing me?????? Are you talking about pictures of George Bush (son or father) in suits, because any pic with them in it is porn. Oh wait, I must sign off, there might be a government agent getting in his car somewhere, and I must hide the marijuana and the naked people dancing on the lawn just in case he might show up someday. Aleister 23:03 22-4-'12
If they're funny, then why don't we utilize them? --Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 23:10, April 22, 2012 (UTC)
The artist

We plead to thee silently to use this image!

--Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 23:08, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

  1. We don't use too much space. We use the space that Wikia allows us to have. They have never (to my knowledge) complained about our size on their servers. Wikipedia (not Wikia) will occasionally kvetch about us, but we are anunrelated entity beyond using the same servers. We have no more say on what they do then hat they can say about us.
  2. Copyright infringement in the US is covered by parody. As long as the images are being used for parody purposes, CISPA and their like have no real claim to shut us down. It will potentially cause us problems though, but as a problem arises it can be dealt with.
  3. The only thing Wikia have ever complained about relating to our content is explicit genital images. But I'm still unsure what the policy is on them.                               Puppy's talk page07:33 24 Apr
Actually, they have complained about other content, but that's the only image related content I can think of.                               Puppy's talk page07:42 24 Apr
I appreciate your concern Qzekrom but there is NO NEED TO PANIC. It's awhile since Uncyclopedia has had a problem, perhaps a drama a year at most regards copyright issues for example as happened with Suddenly, Raccoons but that was dealt with after some initial wrong moves. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 07:44, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
  • There is no clean way to make the amount of server space a wiki requires become smaller. "Deleting a file" is just the same thing as "hiding a file", because the file still remains on the server, and can be viewed and restored by an admin at any time. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 08:16, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
    • Okay. At least we can... Hey, what happened to that Video Professor stuff? --Qzekrom sig trans This has been an automated message by Cute Zekrom (talk) 22:40, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
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