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Old 11-24-2009, 09:13 PM
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I am looking across IMFDB and there are many cases where someone uses a firearm image to match up with a screencap.
Even though that firearm does not match a screencap but because it has a slight resemblance to it.
I do not like this practice as it misleads people into thinking that was the specific type of firearm used in the film.

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Eagle Eye

users are using this image>


to represent this gun>
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:33 PM
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I agree with you. I don't know why people do that, though.

Also, shouldn't this be in the IMFDB subforum?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:54 PM
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Astra, The problem with the misrepresentation of the case you're showing. There are no stock pics of full length barrel, pistol grip 870's on file other than the one with the vertical foregrip. You have to use something to represent it. Or upload a new gun.

vertical foregrip


The one could be used has the extended mag tube, but full stock.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:18 PM
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I personally prefer to just give an Image of the base weapon and then in the descriptive text write out everything that was done to the weapon. That way we have some consistancy with the various weapon and film pages.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:23 AM
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I personally prefer to just give an Image of the base weapon and then in the descriptive text write out everything that was done to the weapon. That way we have some consistancy with the various weapon and film pages.
I do the same. There should be some guidelines established about this.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:00 AM
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I say we use base images unless we have actual pics of the screen used guns.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:58 AM
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^What they said. Unless the image is of the exact type of gun, it makes more sense to me to use the base image anyway. Doing otherwise is like putting up an image of a fully decked-out SOPMOD M4A1 with optics, grenade launchers, and Picatinny rails as reference for an M4A1 that isn't configured with anything of the sort.
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