Wikipedia:Files for deletion

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Files for deletion (FfD) is for listing images and other media files which are unneeded. Files that have been listed here for more than 7 days are eligible for deletion if either a consensus to do so has been reached or no objections to deletion have been raised. To quote the non-free content criteria, "it is the duty of users seeking to include or retain content to provide a valid rationale; those seeking to remove or delete it are not required to show that one cannot be created." For undeletion requests, first contact the administrator who deleted the file. If you are unable to resolve the issue with that administrator, the matter should be brought to deletion review.

If you have questions if something should be deleted, consider asking at Media Copyright Questions.

Examples of what you may request here


  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.
  • Orphan – The file is not used on any pages in Wikipedia.
  • Unencyclopedic – The file doesn't seem likely to be useful in any Wikimedia project.
  • Low quality – The file is of an extremely low resolution, distorted, or has other physical image quality concerns.
  • Copyright violation – The file might be used in violation of copyright.
  • NFCC violation – The file is used under a claim of fair use but does not meet the requirements.

What not to list here[edit]

  1. For speedy deletion candidates, do not use this page; instead use one of the speedy deletion templates. See the criteria for speedy deletion. These are: duplicates (where both files are on Wikipedia), thumbnails, broken files, non-existent files, non-commercial, "by permission" files and files which are not an image, sound file or video clip and have no encyclopedic use.
  2. Files that have no source, have an unknown copyright, are unused or replaceable non-free, or are non-free without rationale can be marked so that they will be deleted after a week, and should not be listed on this page. Add one of the following to the file page:
    1. {{subst:nsd}} if a file has no source indicated
    2. {{subst:nld}} if a file has a source but no licensing information
    3. {{subst:orfud}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but isn't used in any articles
    4. {{subst:rfu}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but could be replaced by a free file
    5. {{subst:dfu|reason}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but the rationale isn't sufficient or is disputed
    6. {{subst:frn}} if a file has no non-free use rationale
    If the source or licensing information of an image marked as being freely licensed is disputed, please list the file on Possibly unfree files.
  3. Redundant or duplicate files do not have to be listed here. Please use
    1. {{isd|Full name of file excluding the "File:" prefix}} for speedy deletion if the other file is on Wikipedia, not on Commons
    2. {{now commons|File:NEW FILENAME}} if the file now exists on Commons, or {{now commons}} for files with the same name on Commons. (Don't nominate protected images, they are usually locally uploaded and protected since they are used in an interface message or in a highly used template, thus they are high-risk.)
  4. For blatant copyright infringements, use speedy deletion by tagging the file {{db-f9}}
  5. Suspected copyright violations shouldn't be listed here.
    1. If a file is listed as public domain or under a free license, but lacks verification of this (either by an OTRS ticket number or a notice on the source website), tag it as {{subst:npd}}.
    2. For other suspected copyright infringements or licensing issues, use Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files.
  6. Files that are hosted on Wikimedia Commons cannot be deleted via this process. Please use the Commons deletion page instead.
  7. Description pages with no local file, even though they are in the file namespace, should not be listed here.
    1. Redirects should be treated as in any other namespace: if no speedy deletion criteria apply, they should be listed at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion.
    2. Local description pages for files hosted on Commons are usually speedy-deletable under criterion F2; use {{db-nofile}}.
    3. Local description pages with no associated file are speedy-deletable under criterion G8; use {{db-imagepage}}.
    4. Any other deletion of a description page with no local file should be listed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion.
  8. If a file is appropriately licensed and could be usable elsewhere, consider copying it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of listing it for deletion. Once copied to the Commons, it is eligible for speedy deletion per criterion 8 for files.
  9. If you are the uploader of the image, tag it with {{db-author}}.

Instructions for listing files for deletion

To list a file:

1
Edit the file page.

Add {{ffd|log=2014 November 1}} to the file page.

2
Create its FfD subsection.

Follow this edit link and list the file using {{subst:ffd2|File_name.ext|Uploader= |Reason= }} ~~~~

Leave the subject heading blank.

If the file has been replaced by another file, name the file that replaced it in your reason for deletion. Refer below for a list of other common reasons.

For listing additional files with the same reason, edit the first file section and use {{subst:ffd2a|File_name.ext|Uploader= }}

3
Give due notice.

Inform the uploader by adding a message to their talk page using {{subst:fdw|File_name.ext}}

  • Remember to replace "File_name.ext" with the name of the image or media
  • For multiple images by the same user, use {{subst:fdw-multi|First_file.ext|Second_file.ext|Third_file.ext}} ~~~~ (can handle up to 26)

If the image is in use, also consider adding {{ifdc|File_name.ext|log=2014 November 1}} to the caption(s), or adding a notice to the article talk pages. Consider also notifying relevant WikiProjects of the discussion.

State the reasons why the file should be deleted. Some common reasons are:

  • Obsolete - The file has been replaced by a better version. Indicate the new file name (often abbreviated OB)
  • Orphan - The file is not used on any pages in Wikipedia. (If the file is only available under "fair use", please use {{subst:orfud}} instead). Please consider moving "good" free licensed files to Commons rather than outright deleting them, other projects may find a use for them even if we have none; you can also apply {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}} . (often abbreviated OR, not to be confused with original research which generally doesn't apply to images)
  • Unencyclopedic - The file doesn't seem likely to be useful in this encyclopedia (or for any Wikimedia project). Images used on userpages should generally not be nominated on this basis alone unless the user is violating the Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not policy by using Wikipedia to host excessive amounts unencyclopedic material (most commonly private photos). (often abbreviated UE)
  • Low quality - The image is of an extremely low resolution, distorted, or has other physical image quality concerns. (often abbreviated LQ)
  • Copyright violation - The file might be used in violation of copyright. (often abbreviated CV)

These are not the only "valid" reasons to delete a file. Any properly explained reason can be used. The above list comprises the most common and uncontroversial ones.

Since abbreviated deletion reasons will not be familiar to most Wikipedians, especially newbies, please consider using full words. A few extra keystrokes now can save paragraphs of explanation to a panicked uploader wondering what's wrong with their image.

If you remove a file from an article, list the article from which you removed it so there can be community review of whether the file should be deleted. This is necessary because file pages do not remember the articles on which the file were previously used.

Administrator instructions

Instructions for discussion participation[edit]

In responding to the deletion nomination, consider adding your post in the format
* '''View''' - Reasoning ... -- ~~~~
where "Delete", "Keep", "Comment", or something else may replace "View". In posting their reasoning, many editors use abbreviations and cite to the following:

Remember that polling is not a substitute for discussion. Wikipedia's primary method of determining consensus is through editing and discussion, not voting. Although editors occasionally use straw polls in an attempt to test for consensus, polls or surveys sometimes impede rather than assist discussion. They should be used with caution, and are no more binding than any other consensus decision.

Also remember that if you believe that an image is potentially useful for other projects and should be moved to Wikimedia Commons, in lieu of responding '''Move to Commons''', you can move it there yourself. See Wikipedia:Moving files to the Commons for instructions.

Instructions for closing discussions[edit]

Nominations should be processed for closing after being listed for 7 days following the steps here.

Old discussions[edit]

The following discussions are more than 7 days old and are pending processing by an administrator:

For older nominations, see the archives.

Discussions approaching conclusion

Recent nominations[edit]

October 26[edit]

File:Engine2-GTA4.jpg[edit]

File:Engine2-GTA4.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Rhvanwinkle (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#8. Non-free video game screenshot of a building used to decorate the article for the building on which it is modeled. Kelly hi! 11:48, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Radio23.jpg[edit]

File:Radio23.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Fiedorczuk (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned logo. Kelly hi! 12:55, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Rafter.jpg[edit]

File:Rafter.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Thatcher uk (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned, unclear if uploader is copyright holder. Kelly hi! 12:59, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

File:RagPudding inpan.jpg[edit]

File:RagPudding inpan.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mailric (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphan, low quality photo. Kelly hi! 13:02, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

October 27[edit]

File:FortMcKee.jpg[edit]

File:FortMcKee.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bobak (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

The same image already existed on Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Interior_of_Fort_McKee.,_06-1871_-_NARA_-_559259.tif with more detailed source information. Cerevisae (talk) 06:37, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Namara abulhab.jpg[edit]

File:Namara abulhab.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Sabulhab (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Image comes from a self-published fringe text and was uploaded by the author of that text. Woodroar (talk) 01:12, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

File:WillemKes.png[edit]

File:WillemKes.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Emerson7 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

File is available at Commons as .jpg, also in higher resolution Buxtehude (talk) 11:32, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Samia Yusuf Omar.jpg[edit]

File:Samia Yusuf Omar.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Trijnstel (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Runner was a public athlete, so a free equivalent is likely possible. Copyright is held by Getty Images. Middayexpress (talk) 15:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

October 28[edit]

File:Waiting For Now 2.jpg[edit]

File:Waiting For Now 2.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Sltchocum (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Very similar to the standard cover, fails WP:NFUR. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:08, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Chuck E. Cheese 2012.jpg[edit]

File:Chuck E. Cheese 2012.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by CAWylie (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Image violates WP:NFCC#3 and WP:NFCC#8. This mascot is included in the main logo image: File:Chuck E. Cheese's 2012 logo.png and is therefore unnecessary for a separate image. TLSuda (talk) 13:40, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment: As uploader of this, I'm not disputing it for the above reason. However, the new main logo should've been uploaded to replace this one, in my opinion. — Wyliepedia 19:36, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

October 29[edit]

File:SecretsquareLPback.jpg[edit]

File:SecretsquareLPback.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Pele Merengue (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFUR: not discussed critically. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:34, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Buno Haansh album cover.jpg[edit]

File:Buno Haansh album cover.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bubaikumar (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

A non free image in soundtrack section is not required. TitoDutta 12:32, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Frank Lampard.jpeg[edit]

File:Frank Lampard.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mohawk.85 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

A copyright violation of the image at - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-city/11101146/Frank-Lampard-in-contention-to-make-Manchester-City-home-debut-against-former-club-Chelsea.html Egghead06 (talk) 14:27, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Delete No claim of fair use made, no sourcing or licensing information. I tagged it with no source of license as well.--Church Talk 18:10, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:4th Viscount Gage.jpg[edit]

File:4th Viscount Gage.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Astrodominus (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

No source or author given of the image. This site has the image and states it is Thomas, 4th Viscount Gage, not Henry as claimed on the image here. More information is needed. Deadstar (talk) 14:32, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:David Villa.jpeg[edit]

File:David Villa.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mohawk.85 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

A copyright violation of the image shown on http://origin-www.sportal.com.au.performgroup.com/football/a-league Egghead06 (talk) 14:34, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:A Hope for Home Collage.jpg[edit]

File:A Hope for Home Collage.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by MatthewCJones (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Source is given as "http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000676556949 " - don't think license is correct. Deadstar (talk) 15:20, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Mandzukic.jpeg[edit]

File:Mandzukic.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mohawk.85 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Copyright violation of image shown at - http://elcomercio.pe/deporte-total/futbol-mundial/mario-mandzukic-atletico-madrid-presentado-vicente-calderon-espana-9-david-villa-noticia-1745354/1 Egghead06 (talk) 15:57, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Lallana.jpeg[edit]

File:Lallana.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mohawk.85 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

A copyright violation of http://i2.wp.com/metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/720x10005.jpg?crop=0px%2C50px%2C720px%2C540px&h=128&resize=480%2C360&w=171 Egghead06 (talk) 16:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Rick Ross Hood Billionaire Deluxe.png[edit]

File:Rick Ross Hood Billionaire Deluxe.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Funkatastic (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Redundant to non-deluxe edition cover, see WP:NFCC#3a. Stefan2 (talk) 21:53, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Tokio Hotel - Darkside of the Sun Deluxe Version cover.jpg[edit]

File:Tokio Hotel - Darkside of the Sun Deluxe Version cover.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by GagoAlaverdyan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#3a. Stefan2 (talk) 23:26, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

October 30[edit]

File:Matlovich time cover.jpg[edit]

File:Matlovich time cover.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by DragonflyDC (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFC#UUI §9 in Leonard Matlovich. Fails WP:NFCC#9 and WP:NFCC#10c on other pages. Stefan2 (talk) 00:01, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Keep--This was previously listed for deletion for lack of sourced commentary on the image in the Matlovich article. I added several cites to explain the significance of the image and provide the required sourced commentary. DragonflyDC (talk) 03:30, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:23 Blast Movie Poster.pdf[edit]

File:23 Blast Movie Poster.pdf (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Copeland.powell (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#3b. Stefan2 (talk) 02:15, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:BHTP-AirCare Demo-Final-720p-2.ogv[edit]

File:BHTP-AirCare Demo-Final-720p-2.ogv (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Llbellavin (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#3b and WP:NFCC#8. Stefan2 (talk) 02:17, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Putin khuilo (song).wav[edit]

File:Putin khuilo (song).wav (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by XXN (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#3b and WP:NFCC#10a. Stefan2 (talk) 02:17, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Sofosbuvir Prodrug Chemistry.jpg[edit]

File:Sofosbuvir Prodrug Chemistry.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Formerly 98 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Bad JPEG, orphaned/replaced by a better version. Leyo 07:28, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

As the originator of the file in question, I have no objection. Someone has prepared a better version. Formerly 98 (talk) 11:27, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Physorg logo.JPG[edit]

File:Physorg logo.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Lumos3 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#8: former logo. Stefan2 (talk) 16:21, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

File:OnyxTavernLavenderGym.png[edit]

File:OnyxTavernLavenderGym.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Rick_lay95 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Page it was on was deleted, logo for a Youtube channel that has no reason to be on here. Ae Daily (talk) 23:38, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

October 31[edit]

File:Lakers sign Kobe two year deal.jpg[edit]

File:Lakers sign Kobe two year deal.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Idyllchilde (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Does not meet WP:NFCI. Not covered under "Images with iconic status or historical importance", and not a core image to include in a biography. Person is not deceased either. —Bagumba (talk) 05:36, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Western Los Angeles County Council Pinewood Derby CSP.png[edit]

File:Western Los Angeles County Council Pinewood Derby CSP.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Evrik (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Included as non-free content but it is not clear as to whether the usage complies with Wikipedia:NFCC; particularly WP:NFCC#1 and WP:NFCC#8 - the article mentions the circumstance for which the Scouting patch was issued but it is not clear that the article has much in the way of commentary about the patch itself (as opposed the Pinewood derby event) or about the significance (if any) of the actual patch. Elegie (talk) 08:34, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

There are no free equivalents, so that should satisfy NFCC #1. Last year, the BSA celebrated the 60th anniversary and honored the founder of the event. They did it with a patch. The patch is "not free." As for point eight, the presence of the image does significantly increase reader's understanding of the topic. It directly relates to the text that surrounds it and underscores the significance of the event. --evrik (talk) 14:45, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


Keep I agree that are no free equivalents that can be substituted. As with many council Scout patches, they are a unique design and copying the patch to create another version wouldn't in my understanding be free of copyright protection. Even if that were permissible, it has never been a requirement for adding fair use Scout patches to articles as long as the patch meets the other criteria for use.
The article is clearly about the anniversary of the first event, which the council patch obviously illustrates. That image is definitely germane to the article and is the subject of the introduction to the article.— btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 15:41, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Sebastopol-1854.jpg[edit]

File:Sebastopol-1854.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Zas2000 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCCP #1, a free equivalent could be created. eh bien mon prince (talk) 10:58, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

November 1[edit]

Footer[edit]

Today is November 1 2014. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 November 1 -- (new nomination)

If the current date's page has been started without the header, apply {{subst:Ffd log}} to the top of the day's page.

Please ensure "===November 1===" is at the very top of the new page so that internal page links from the main Files for deletion page (the one you're on now) work.