Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/11/Category:Non-free screenshot listed for deletion

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Category:Non-free_screenshot_listed_for_deletion[edit]

Empty category. 84.62.204.7 19:12, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

This is a maintenance category, filled by the template {{Screenshot}}. Due to its nature as speedy deletion category, any contents will soon be deleted, so that it appears unused most of the time. As long as the template is not deleted, the category should not be deleted either. --rimshottalk 19:54, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete - Created by disruptive user who has been indefinitely blocked from all Wikimedia Projects. Will always be empty because it is not used by anyone else, and is redudant to the established speedy deletion categories. CT Cooper · talk 15:20, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Which user do you mean? The category was created 7 years ago by a user who is not blocked on Commons and Admin on English Wikipedia. Also, I don't see a specific speedy deletion template as problematic per se. If this is turning into a discussion of the template itself, I think you should nominate it for deletion. --rimshottalk 21:37, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
This category was created on the 22 October 2011 by Phanuruch8555 (talk · contribs) (edit, history), who has been globally blocked for high levels of crosswiki abuse, though I accept that on its own isn't a reason for deletion. I see now what has happened, with him adding this category to the template following creation (diff). The {{Screenshot}} has for years just put files into Category:Copyright violations, and I think further categories are not needed. I see Phanuruch8555 also created Category:Non-free logo listed for deletion, which appears to not be connected to any template. I think really both sub-categories should be deleted as unnecessary to administrators, particularity given that such sub-categories could grow to a near infinite list of different types of copyright violations. Failing that, they should at least be re-named as use of singular "screenshot" and "logo" isn't correct for a category. CT Cooper · talk 22:56, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification. I don't really have an opinion on the usefulness of the category, or both categories. I do think, however, that the template is useful. --rimshottalk 19:12, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
I have nothing against the templates. I stand corrected on Category:Non-free logo listed for deletion however, which is connected to Template:Logo. The logo category can be dealt with via a separate CfD once this one is resolved. CT Cooper · talk 20:40, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, the category was added to the template without discussion and subsequently removed. --rimshottalk 22:12, 1 November 2012 (UTC)