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Each game may have a "representative image". This is the default image that will be displayed (in thumbnail form) during searches and when the game appears in lists, gallery view, collections, and is the image that will appear at the top of the game entry page.
The image used is the one deemed to be of the best quality and the best able to represent the item. New 'rep images' are proposed by community members (you) and either approved or declined by the community through popular vote via GeekMod. If it is declined, it cannot be proposed as a representative image again. What should constitute an appropriate "representative image" has been an issue of some contention (see Representative Images and What Makes a Good Representative Image?), however the majority of the accepted representative images are:
How to propose a new rep image:
Depending on which version of the site you are using either, scroll down to the Image Module (original) or click the images tab (new) then:
In the older (original) gallery view: ( https://boardgamegeek.com/images/thing/1/die-macher )
To propose an image as representative for a game entry:
In the newer (redesign) game page: ( https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1/die-macher/images )
You can also set a personal representative image to show up in your collection, recently played widget, etc.
How to propose a new background image:
The banner (background) image for a game page cannot be proposed directly and there is no way to manually change it. The most thumbed image, that is not already the representative image, is chosen by default. Users can help to select a background image by thumbing pics in the game gallery.
How to propose a new rep image for a version:
The system is set to make the first image associated with a version the representative image, whether this is linked to the version in the versions submission process, or the first image linked to the version after the version is approved. In this way, a representative image can be set by merely linking an image to the version.
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