Commons talk:Deletion policy

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Redundant/bad quality[edit]

As worded, we have file a DR, wait for one week (or whatever), then someone has to decide that the DR was accepted and replace all uses, and then someone can close the DR and delete the file. This sounds impractical and actually does not give affected projects time to react. It actually feels a bit like imposing our will on other projects. It also is a bit the opposite of what "in scope" says: Something is automatically in scope if it is used. I would suggest the following procedure: Replace all uses and file a DR, wait the usual time (at least one week), close DR and delete file if the uses have not been reverted. Therefore I suggest the following rewording of this section's second and third paragraph:

Before requesting a bad quality file for deletion, make sure that the file is not in use anymore by using GlobalUsage. You may replace uses of the file on local projects by superior versions, subject to the local project's policies. If at the end of the discussion period a deletion is agreed upon and the file is still not in use, it can be deleted.

--Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 19:37, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Agree -- User: Perhelion 23:59, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 16:22, 11 February 2017 (UTC)