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I have two questions, all relating to the preview images for the top section of a category page, and the preview for the "Read More" section on the bottom of any page.

  1. How come vector images (SVG files) do not show up as preview images? Vectors show up in the "New photos" section and in galleries. I tend to do most of my work in vector, and it would be nice to seem them in previews.
  2. I believe that the first (non-vector image [see above]) to be placed in a page automatically becomes the preview image. But based on several page standers (at least on the wikis I use), the first image I post is not usually a good preview one. Is there a way I can make another picture within the same page the preview?

I appreciate any help I can get. Thank you in advance. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 01:26, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

It has been a week. Is everything okay? --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 21:45, June 26, 2012 (UTC)
Hi NuclearVaccum -- thanks for your patience. I checked with our dev team, and yes, this is a know bug that is on our list to fix eventually: our system doesn't play as well with SVG files as we'd like it to. We recommend you use a better-supported file format for your important content images. And unfortunately, no, there isn't a way to select the image that will appear for Read More and Category icons; however, if you're not using SVG, you'll generally find that it does a better job of selecting images that you place at the top of the page.
Hope this helps, and happy editing! --Dopp WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 18:52, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much for getting back. I do hope you will fix this "bug" soon, as I am part of a site which uses vector files more (an there is no need to abandon it). As for the selection image, I can understand. However, I did think of a way how this could be possible. I put a file on the very top of the page, making it 1px. It seems to be doing the trick, and it is small enough not to be noticed. But I will admit, it isn't the ideal answer I wanted. Either way, thank you again. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 16:33, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

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