Commons:Deletion requests/Speedy deletion

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Pages or files which are clearly inappropriate for Wikimedia Commons may qualify for speedy deletion and do not need to be listed on the main deletion page.

See Commons:Deletion policy or Commons:Criteria for speedy deletion for an explanation of the requirements for speedy deletion.

This is what to do:

  1. Files missing a valid source should be tagged {{subst:nsd}}, and files missing a valid license should be tagged {{subst:nld}}. If these problems you specified with the tags do not get resolved within 7 days an admin will delete such tagged files on sight.
  2. Clearly copyrighted files with a source and a licence tagging but lacking evidence that the original creator or copyright holder gave his/her consent should be tagged with {{subst:npd}}
  3. A clear copyvio should be tagged {{copyvio|1= Insert your strong reasons |source= Source of which the file is a copyright violation }} and will be deleted on sight by an admin.
  4. If an image is an exact duplicate or scaled-down version of an existing version tag it {{duplicate|File:existing image.jpg}}.
  5. If you uploaded identical images using wrong or mistyped names, tag the incorrectly named files with {{badname|File:Bettername.jpg}}. Other own files you want to get deleted get listed the usual way at the deletion request. State your reasons and the fact that you are the uploader but be aware that you have no right for a deletion of your files; generally the files will be kept in case they meet our criteria.
  6. It is rarely necessary to delete category pages. In the vast majority of cases, simply remove all the files from the category, and then redirect the old category to the new one (using {{Category redirect}} with |Other-Category-Name without prefix).

General licensing policy issues and reviews of license templates get resolved at Commons talk:Licensing.

Superseded images will not be deleted per discussion and consensus.


Quick deletion tool

Selecting Quick Delete in the "Gadgets" menu of your preferences provides you with the four following links in your toolbox in the left part of a file description page :

  • No source
  • No license
  • No permission
  • Report copyright violation

Clicking on one of these links will automatically edit the uploader's talk page in a new window or tab in your browser to post a warning message, while the file's description page is edited with a speedy deletion tag.

"No source" tags the file with {{subst:nsd}}, "No license" with {{subst:nld}}, "No permission" with {{subst:npd}} and "report copyright violation" with {{subst:copyvio}}.

Technical matters concerning this tool can be discussed at MediaWiki talk:Quick-delete-code.js.