Correct me if I'm wrong but location appearances go back to a top-level where there is some difference, so (e.g.) if a story has appearances only in Texas, you can just include Austin and Houston but if there's a story in Chicago and Paris, you need to go up the tree to both North America and Europe.
I don't think it's at all necessary to "go up the tree". Readers can safely assume a story set in Chicago and Paris is also set in both North America and Europe. It doesn't need to be explicitly written out on the pages.
It really depends on how anal you want to be about it, in all candour.
As you probably know, the Help:Comic Template page does note that we suggest, as a rule of thumb, to include the next level up when two locations of equivalent type appear.
That said, I wouldn't say it's a policy that requires strict enforcement, despite the predilection of most wiki editors to be as anal as possible, to the exclusion of all nuance. My suggestion, in terms of exceptions, would be that if the step up doesn't actually have any relevance to the story (i.e. North America when Canada and the US both appear in the same comic, but there are no appearances of another continent (like Europe, for example), then there isn't much reason to do so.
So, in your example above, I'd say, according to both of those pointers, you'd be right that you should go up a level... but not to North America and Europe - rather just to United States and France.
But in the example above, you don't need Texas because Austin and Houston are both in Texas. Since France and the United States are not both in the same continent, why wouldn't you list the separate continents?
Re-reading the help page, it makes more sense to me. Only if there are other American or French cities or if unidentified parts of France or the United States generally were depicted or mentioned would it be necessary.
The question seems to be just how anal we want to get over this. Is it useful to readers to include the extra information, information that can be assumed, on perhaps hundreds of pages? Are readers wanting to track all appearances of North America? In general, locations get very little attention; the bulk of location pages are blank or mostly blank.
Consider another example: if a Green Lantern story is set in Coast City and Oa would you need to include the country, continent or planet? The star system or galaxy? Or is the reader given enough information by listing just the two primary locations? I'd argue for the latter.
Sure but since we're arguing about it, that would mean that it's a moot issue: rather than try to litigate it 200,000 times across the entire wiki, having a standard approach means that we don't have to figure out if we include a kind of geographic tree here but not there.
I would say if the image is for a character who is only mentioned, tag it. If it's just a random mention but the character is seen otherwise, like maybe someone mentions Superman, I would not tag that one.
as the title says, there is a bug/issue when i attempt to use the link in discord, when i paste it shows up on my end as a nsfw image as either the header or the main front image yet the link itself remains untouched. i checked every other fandom page including the dc animated series wiki and none of them have this issue. i can provide proof if need be via my discord, the tag i have now is Destroyer#0988, please reply when you can, thank you.
the refresh of the cache didint work. i tried the link again, same issue. this only appears on THIS wiki alone, no other justice leauge fandom page has this issue. please tell me which site supposedly is glitched if its not this one. cause last i checked if a glitch/hacked preview image only happens here, its this wikis problem, not anybody elses, since you are one of the admins of this fandoms wiki site. if i may suggest, try finding a different third party site to cache from or physically remove that image and replace it with the correct one.
Earlier, we had a vandal. He plastered pornography on this wiki. That's the reason you only see it here: that vandal didn't vandalize any other wikis. We've reverted the edits. We've deleted the images. I've even purged the guy's contributions. We did everything we can do on our end.
If another site has a preview image feature with every external link, they grab the then-current version. If that's the porn version, it stays that way. Nothing we do updates the link, because we don't have access to Discord's cache. The only thing we can do is update ours and hope that Discord's bots notice and rescrape. "It didn't work"... of course you don't see any change, it was never meant as an instafix. Cache updates take time.
It's not a glitch, it's not a hack. It's just a cache issue. And not in our cache.
Im afraid you misunderstood as well, thing is, discords cache has no issues as far as i can tell, reporting the issue to their trust and safety team or their bug fixers wouldint do anything to help the situation. Because as you said the vandal didint do anything to any other site or wiki page except this one. My apologies for being impatient though. I also find it hard to agree with that if its a cache issue here that it is somehow discords fault because they use preview images and thus you belive discords bots have to fix the issue when its the cache here that is detecting the vandalized explicit image. discord only shows it, it does not put it at the front of the list to preview before it gets pasted in dms.
The images are gone. The pages are purged and refreshed. If Discord's still showing it, it's Discord's fault. I don't know if reporting it to Discord will fix anything, but we've done everything on our end.
Thank you for fixing this, i dont see a preview image though, however i think discord has to catch up to what was done here, as the discord trust and safety team only deal with issues regarding the conduct of other users, that leaves the bug fixers which reporting it to them wouldint exactly work, id expect theyd do a copy pasted canned response akin to "have you tried turning it off and on again?" which would be of no help. to be more specific about the issue i explained earlier, it was happening on the link to the Disembauguation page for the justice leauge. id suggest keeping an eye out for these types of vandals that plaster these images all over fandom wikis in the future.