International Missing Persons Wiki

This page is currently under construction.

Before adding images to this Wiki, there are guidelines that must be acknowledged.

All images on this site must have a copyright license and categories included on their description pages.

To upload an image, please use this link or the 'Add new image' option from the Explore menu option.

Naming

All images should be uploaded with an understandable title that gives some context as to which case it relates to. Acceptable image names include:

  • The name/nickname of the individual.
  • Case numbers, such as:
    • NamUs (ex. UP1253)
    • NCMEC (ex. NCMU1104365c1)
    • Doe Network (ex. 91UFTX)
    • Investigative agency (ex. ML-1983-4567)

Licensing

To abide by copyright laws, be sure to include the copyright information for the images. Please copy and paste the appropriate license (included below) into the description portion of the upload form.

  • {{CopyUnk}} if you do not know if the image is copyrighted.
  • {{PD}} if the image is under the public domain (copyright free).
  • {{Fairuse}} if the image is known to be copyrighted (such as the work by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
  • {{Permission}} if the image is copyrighted but is permitted for use by the author. Artists such as Natalie Murray have graciously granted permission for their files to be used but require credit for their images.
  • {{Self}} if the image has been uploaded to the website by the author or photographer themselves.
  • {{From Wikimedia}} if the image was originally uploaded on Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project.

Be sure not to upload images that are prohibited to be used without permission, out of respect for the author.

Categories

Please categorize the images you upload. Below is a list of categories.

Picture-related

  • Sketches
  • Composites (used for suspects in kidnapping cases)
  • Retouched images (used for images that are digitally enhanced)

Person-related

  • Missing person images (for images that depict the missing person)
  • Age progression

Clothing/accessories

  • Personal belongings

Miscellaneous

  • Tattoos
  • Vehicles (used for cars, bikes)
  • Animals

Important policies

General

  • It is recommended uploaded images are the highest quality/size possible.
  • White space is to be cropped out.
  • If need be, some images should crop out backgrounds/additional subjects for a focus on the article's topic.
  • File names for the images must be specific to a case, including the name or case number.
    • Files with generic names, such as "Image.jpg" will be renamed.
  • Please refrain from adding images unrelated to the relevant topics this wiki.

Images of companions, family suspects and perpetrators

For confidentiality and to focus awareness on an individual's case, it is best to avoid adding images of those responsible, suspected or involved in an individual's disappearance.

Out of respect for the privacy of other individuals who may be pictured alongside a missing subject, their faces should either be blurred or cropped out.