User:Jameslwoodward/Sandbox1

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Combining DRs[edit]

Let's say you have:

Commons deletion requests/File:A.jpg
Commons deletion requests/File:B.jpg
Commons deletion requests/File:C.jpg

and they are essentially identical, except for the filenames -- same uploader, same reasons.

Then add:

Also:
*[[:File:B.jpg]]
*[[:File:C.jpg]]

to Commons deletion requests/File:A.jpg

Add:

#REDIRECT [[Commons deletion requests/File:A.jpg]]

to

Commons deletion requests/File:B.jpg and Commons deletion requests/File:C.jpg

Finally, remove

Commons deletion requests/File:B.jpg and Commons deletion requests/File:C.jpg

from the log.

You could accomplish the same thing by changing the target of the {{delete}} tag on each of the files and changing the posts on the uploader's talk page, but I think the redirect is easier and cleaner. Of course, you have to use judgement -- if one of our colleagues goes through User:X's contributions and nominates a bunch of them, if they look non-controversial, just ignore them. But if they look like they will generate discussion, then go to it. Remember that if you make a mistake, you can always back out of it.


Feel free to edit this for clarity. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:03, 25 November 2013 (UTC)