Commons talk:Deletion requests

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Close a Dr[edit]

Will someone please close the following Dr? [1] I was the original requester, and figured out how to submit a name change instead. Atsme (talk) 00:17, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done by Marcus. 06:24, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Please delete this image[edit]

Hello, I am new to Wiki Commons and I edited a Wiki Commons image and uploaded it, but the attribution is incorrect. Could the image please be removed?

Thank you, dmotley — Preceding unsigned comment added by dmotley (talk • contribs)

I don't see the attribution error, the missing r in orthographic could be fixed by {{rename}}. But uploading a PNG derived from an SVG here is rather lame, you can suggest a {{delete}}. Click on the template names (rename + delete) to get some usage info. Then go to your link File:Kashmir Othographic Projection.png, click edit, insert one of {{rename}} or {{delete}}, and follow the instructions. The whole procedure takes less than one hour when you do it the first time, later it will be less than five minutes. And read the lines at the top of this page clearly stating that this page is not for deletion requests. Check out the Help desk for further questions, the folks there are friendly. –Be..anyone (talk) 22:51, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Closing without rationale[edit]

How are administrators expected to close DRs when rationales have given to keep according to commons policies? I don't know if there are detailed written rules, but in an scope case, admins should close according to consensus or at least give a clear rationale to say that keeping the files is evidently against current policy.

In Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Luis manuel sanchez palacios Jameslwoodward closed even without leaving any reason. I acknowledge that it is a bordeline case and that outcome should be debatable, but DRs are to disucuss reasons and get a consensus, not to speedydelete when reasons to keep have been given.--Pere prlpz (talk) 10:55, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

@Jameslwoodward: I repeat notification because I think it didn't work.--Pere prlpz (talk) 10:56, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Before complaining that a user has not responded to your ping, you should first look at the user's talk page -- this is an important holiday week in the United States and many USA editors, including me, will not be available as regularly as usual.
Commons has 25 Admins who do 90% of the work, which includes deleting about 1,700 pages every day. Of necessity, we work very fast. When we close a DR that appears to be completely routine, with a good explanation in the nomination, we don't spend the time necessary to say something like -- "I agree with the nomination". That leaves more time to give good explanations when they are needed.
As for consensus, please remember that DRs are not votes and the closing Admin is, by policy, completely free to close a DR against consensus if he feels that consensus is incorrect. In this case however, there was one voice (you) speaking for keep and two (INC and me) for delete, so the deletion was entirely in accordance with the consensus. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:30, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
@Jameslwoodward: Nobody has complained about you not responding. Your claim about complaining seems just a a try to lead the discussion out of its issue. As you see in my signatures I just repeated the ping one minute after my first ping because I thought first ping didn't work - e.g. it didn't produce a notification (you can check page history if you want to think why did I supposed first ping didn't work). If I was right, you should have gotten just one notification - if I wasn't, you should have gotten two notifications one minute apart. Do you expect me to be stupid enough to complain because you didn't answer in one minute?
And about deletion request: I know admins have a lot of work closing deletion requests and doing other important things, I know a DR is not a vote, and I know that in that DR there were reasons in both sides, so its outcome could be against my opinion. Although, DR exist to gather community opinions and those opinions should be taken into account when closing the DR. Taking them into account doesn't necessarily agree with them, but at least it should mean saying why you don't agree with them. If admins are going to just ignore anything editors say, we could get rid of the whole DR process and use speedydelete for everything.--Pere prlpz (talk) 10:00, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
My apologies. I have a very poor Internet connection here and was working on many things at once because they took so long to load. I did not notice that your two pings were a minute apart. Only the recipient can see a notification, so you would never see a ping you gave me.
As for the closure, again, I see little point in the closing Admin saying "I agree with the nomination" or words like that. The question of in or out of scope is entirely subjective, so what would you like me to say -- "I think the images are out of scope"? They were poor technically and therefore very unlikely to be used by anyone on or off WMF. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:35, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Image files containing article drafts[edit]

I don't know how image files are to be handled that contain whole article drafts as file description. Applies to

--Achim (talk) 13:11, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

I think that the inclusion of the article is not in itself a reason for deletion, but it may be a good indication that there are other problems. I have tagged each of these with {{delete}} for different reasons. If any of these images had been both in scope and OK for copyright, then I would have just removed all of the article except a sentence or two and left them. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:25, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Delete a version of a file[edit]

Can a version of a file be deleted? I uploaded a new version of an SVG file only to realize that was several times larger in size than the previous version. Several layers that contain copyrighted material (screenshots of maps) are contained in the file, although those layers were hidden, so the PNG preview doesn't show any of those copyrighted files. Someone would have to download the file, open it in a vector image program, and find out how to open the hidden layers. I stripped the file of the screenshots and uploaded a new version of the file.

The file is File:Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 flight plan.svg, version 19:44, 18 January 2015. You can tell it's 2.68 MB compared to about 690MB for the other versions of the file. This is an important file, so it doesn't seem appropriate to nominate the file itself for deletion.

There are no instructions on this page or Commons:Deletion policy concerning deletion of a specific version of a file. Everything concerning deletion discusses the deletion of files. If it is possible to delete a specific version, then that should be mentioned on one of the policy pages. AHeneen (talk) 20:09, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done I have removed the offending version. The procedure is discussed at Commons:Revision deletion which is part of the list at the bottom of Commons:Deletion policy. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 20:26, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

If these files can be stopped from deletion[edit]

three reference :1 File:Irfan_01.jpg, 2 File:Irfan_02.jpg, 3 File:Irfan Hussain.jpg

Hello Editors, yes it is obvious that Irfan Hussain died in 1999, and we claimed the image as "Own work / collection" (as standard wording) but in the description very well clearly written, when and by whom it is created (obviously Cartoon By Irfan Hussain). Here let us describe further detail which we cant able to mention here. Cartoonist Irfan Hussain and Shekhar Gurera both were close friends and were colleague in same publications, The Pioneer in between 1991-1997 and most of the original art-works (cartoons) drawn while being in that publication are preserved collectively and now with Mr Gurera. Since we are here to preserve proper and authentic information at wikipedia so while knowing the facts of proper source of contents about the person who has been died in 1999, we contacted Mr Gurera to help us. On request and assurance of proper use of Irfan's work, Mr Gurera provided us and allowed us the scanned copies from the original for the cause. We think and expect that team will soften their norms in this particular situation and will rethink about the Commons:Deletion requests. Regards "For Irfan Hussain" --Gurera (talk) 20:30, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi, the top of this talk page tries to say that this talk page is unsuited for specific files and their deletion or undeletion. Presumably your language isn't covered, and that should be fixed. Please add (copy) your comment here and your comments on your talk page to the three relevant deletion debates:
  1. Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Irfan_02.jpg
  2. Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Irfan_01.jpg
  3. Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Irfan_Hussain.jpg
Disclaimer, I haven't checked what this is about, I only know that this talk page here is not the place to discuss it. The user closing those deletion requests later as delete or keep would never know what you have written here. –Be..anyone (talk) 18:26, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

commenting after decision[edit]

It looks like it is not wanted to further comment on a closed DR-page itself. Contrariwise when opening the talkpage, it always says "If you would like to comment on this deletion request, please use the subject page". So what? --Itu (talk) 08:25, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Doing nothing? --Leyo 09:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
If there are reasonable objections, contact the closing admin. --Krd 09:23, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Whats the problem with not declaring contradictiony rules?
And why not having further comments on the DR-page? The debate has its dedicated blue box, the page itself is not locked and there's a lot of free white space below. --Itu (talk) 10:35, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
The real problem is that a user might make a comment, expecting a response. We have several hundred thousand archived DRs (maybe as many as a million or more) -- making a comment on one is writing into a black hole -- no one is likely to see it. Also, post closing commenters often insert text into the DR, not in the space below, and that can be misleading if anyone refers to it later. Best to forbid any comments at all. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:19, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
I think Itu is talking about DR closure rants commentary like the one he's made here.    FDMS  4    13:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  1. There is a simple solution in common use on many wikis. A comment after close either sits there, outside the close template, or is moved to the attached Talk page. If it does any harm, the user should be warned on their talk page. Otherwise, it's harmless. As part of the warning, the user should be advised as Jim has pointed out. It isn't a black hole, though, those who commented on the page may get pinged in their watchlist.
  2. Yes, contacting the closer is step 1, if one thinks something is in error. I don't think there is clear guidance on this made readily available to users, because I see many users floundering over this. Not knowing what to do, thinking something was wrong, they get upset, and when they are upset, what ought to be a question, a request for help, becomes an accusation. Happens all the time.
  3. Itu's comment about "use the subject page" makes no sense to me. What's he talking about? I see no such message, opening up a Commons talk/Deletion Requests/[etc.) page. --Abd (talk) 00:05, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Template:Editnotices/Group/Commons talk:Deletion requests.    FDMS  4    06:11, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

THis is the first time I am making a deletion request.[edit]

On the Wikimedia Commons page named, "Telephone" there are two images that look almost exactly the same, although it has different captions, I do not think those caption summaries are aducate enough to state that there should be two images, since the caption about the other image talks about a base of where the object is standing on, but in the other image the base is clearly visible. In the other one the description states about the object, but the object can also be clearly be seen in the other image. I do not know which one I should place a deletion request on, and how to put a deletion request on it, but, I think that at least one of these images that look like almost so similar should be deleted. Here are the links too those two images I am talking about.  : and . Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me out over here. From, the very friendly, Doorknob 747 (talk) 18:39, 26 May 2015 (UTC) .  :)  :D

@Doorknob747: We don't usually delete files just because they are similar (see Commons:Deletion policy for valid reasons for deleting a file). That's because we want to give people the choice of which one to use. Someone might like the first one better, someone else may prefer the other one. And since files are not actually deleted but just hidden from public access, deleting one wouldn't even free up storage space. But if you think that one of the images should be removed from the gallery page Telephone, just edit the page and remove the image's file name, leaving a message in the edit summary that explains why you did it. You don't need a formal deletion request for that. Hope that helps? --El Grafo (talk) 19:18, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. From, the friendly, Doorknob 747 (talk) 16:33, 30 May 2015 (UTC) 😃.

Please split the Seoul Disaster and Fire Dpt (~) off[edit]

Commons:Deletion_requests/2015/07/17 is super bloated with them seeing there are dozens of batches and hundreds of files listed on the same page. Template transclusion limit must be exceeded by multiples, and editing any other cases on the page is really unwieldy not only therefore but also because my smartphone browser nearly crashes just loading the giant page. Considering this, I'm asking other admins' opinion on splitting the Seoul case onto a separate subpage. --Pitke (talk) 11:36, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Delete a gallery?[edit]

Deleting a gallery is not discussed on the instructions, so I'll post here and hope for the best. AIM-9_Sidewinder is sitting on the same link as the AIM-9 Sidewinder category, which has all of those images and many more. This means that links to the common from the Wiki point to the wrong thing. There seems to be no reason to have the page, I suspect its simply historical. Remove? Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:12, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

@Maury Markowitz: I've created the request for you at Commons:Deletion requests/AIM-9 Sidewinder. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:43, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks matt! Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:23, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Delete it please.[edit]


delete it. i don't even care about trying to fight for my own work anymore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yihengsong (talk • contribs)

Unless you created the game, seems like a pretty clear copyvio to me. Deleted. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:22, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, just saw the railroads you took pictures of. Didn't know you build the railways. The image was in a public domain like your images. Don't be rude and freaking understand, no one bother asking me before sending the first wave of warnings when I went ahead and post a talk about it, instantly got more warnings. Yihengsong (talk) 22:40, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Yihengsong, the difference between Warcraft and railways is that Warcraft is copyrighted, railways cannot be copyrighted - there's very little scope for creativity when designing one. We take copyright seriously here, and while I do not doubt you created the image, you most certainly do not hold the copyright. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)