Commons talk:Project scope

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User page files[edit]

"An otherwise non-educational file does not acquire educational purpose solely because it is in use on a user page (the "User:" namespace) of another project, but by custom the uploading of small numbers of images (e.g. of yourself) for use on a personal user page of another project is allowed."

This is quite explicit -- a personal file may be kept only if it is in use on another project. In other words, a personal image that is solely in use on a Commons User Page is out of scope and should be deleted. That seems silly -- why can one of us post a picture of himself on WP but not only on Commons? .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

You are right, that is silly and not how that paragraph is usually interpreted. Can we just drop "of another project" from that sentence (in 2 places)?--Jarekt (talk) 14:22, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
That section specifically covers use on other WMF projects. Use on Commons only is covered in the next section "File in use on Commons only". As originally written, it was correct, but this helpful edit in 2011 was apparently made without realising that non-Commons use was covered in the section "File in use in another Wikimedia project". I have reverted that change, and the text now makes sense again. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks --Jarekt (talk) 17:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)