Commons talk:Deletion policy

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Blank pages and blank covers from book scans[edit]

Are blank pages and book covers able to be speedily deleted, or do they need to be nominated? The wording wasn't clear to me when it discussed blank pages ("page containing nonsense or no valid content"); this seemed to be talking about user created Wiki pages vs. actual blank pages scanned from books or magazines. Examples:

I see these frequently and can't think of any reason they would need to be retained when it's clear they are completely blank. Typically these are full scans done at a high-resolution and so are very large size. Do these qualify for speedy deletion? Is the template {{Emptypage}} appropriate for these? Wikimandia (talk) 10:49, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Blank bindings or covers can be deleted, however some rare old books have interesting bindings even when blank, or the leather cover may have interest. So as with most of these decisions, there must be an element of judgement as to educational value. In the example given, educational value looks unlikely. -- (talk) 10:53, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the quick reply. So where do they fall - speedy delete or nomination process? I can see your point about rare bindings having historic value. Perhaps blank pages could go under speedy deletion but old bindings go through regular nomination? It would be helpful if this could be included in the deletion policy/instructions. Wikimandia (talk) 11:06, 26 October 2017 (UTC)