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  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.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 July 25}} 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 July 25}} 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:

  • (None at this time)

For older nominations, see the archives.

Discussions approaching conclusion

Recent nominations[edit]

July 19[edit]

File:WLS-TV open.png[edit]

File:WLS-TV open.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bloonstdfan360 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Violates WP:NFCC#3 and WP:NFCC#8; the news opening graphic is not discussed in the article, and the article already has a non-free logo. RJaguar3 | u | t 04:55, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Austria - Location Map (2013) - AUT - UNOCHA.svg[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the media below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the discussion was: Wrong forum. The file is on Commons. Please nominate it for deletion there if you still feel it should be deleted. AnomieBOT 21:17, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Austria - Location Map (2013) - AUT - UNOCHA.svg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by EdwardRech (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

map is misleading 88.116.211.94 (talk) 20:46, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

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July 20[edit]

File:Mickey Smith.jpg[edit]

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

Replaceable (replaced?) fair use image now that File:Noel Clarke2.jpg, Clarke, dressed in character, on the set of Doctor Who is available on Commons. No need for this fair use image. kelapstick(bainuu) 12:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Keep - I find the replacement image unsuitable; it portrays the actor, not the character (despite what the source may say). Even though he may be 'in suit' (which isn't much considering he is always dressed casually), he certainly isn't 'in character'. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 14:20, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep per Edokter. File:Noel Clarke2.jpg shows the actor. File:Mickey Smith.jpg shows the character he played. There is a difference. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 23:38, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Central and Eastern Europe around 950 AD.png[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Wrong forum. The file is on Commons. Please nominate it for deletion there if you still feel it should be deleted. kelapstick(bainuu) 18:33, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Central and Eastern Europe around 950 AD.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Hxseek (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

To much speculation, lack of source, unencylopedic Čeha (razgovor) 18:26, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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File:Map of the Western Balkans around 814 AD.png[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Wrong forum. The file is on Commons. Please nominate it for deletion there if you still feel it should be deleted. kelapstick(bainuu) 18:35, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Map of the Western Balkans around 814 AD.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Hxseek (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

To much speculation, lack of source, unencylopedic Čeha (razgovor) 18:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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July 21[edit]

File:Edward Timpson.jpg[edit]

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

The terms on the source website (see web archive version) disallow derivative works and commercial use so this image is certainly not freely licensed. Image of a living person so it fails WP:NFCC#1 Peripitus (Talk) 12:21, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Columba-Dominguez.jpg[edit]

File:Columba-Dominguez.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Billinghurst (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

File was uploaded with a blatantly fraudulent license. File currently has no license and no free use rational. Safiel (talk) 19:23, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment Also, file was deleted at Commons. Safiel (talk) 19:24, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Clarification I should clarify, that the person who uploaded the file to the English Wikipedia, did NOT add the fraudulent tag. That was placed by the original uploader on Commons. Safiel (talk) 19:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

July 22[edit]

File:Pig Child Fire Window.jpg[edit]

File:Pig Child Fire Window.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Osvaldo Valdes Lopez (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Photo is fair use. Article is used in Squat Theatre and is not needed in an article about a theatre. Bgwhite (talk) 06:34, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

File:AWseries1.jpg[edit]

File:AWseries1.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Danwanger (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Not in use, not expected to be useful, and has a questionable license status. Peter O. (Talk) 12:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

July 23[edit]

File:BrentTheEmoKidUser.PNG[edit]

File:BrentTheEmoKidUser.PNG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by BrentTheEmoKid (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:BrentTheEmoKid Boxer Shorts Sagging Fad.PNG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by BrentTheEmoKid (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log)

These files are not in use in any articles, and only appear in the page of a user who became inactive more than seven years ago, and they otherwise appear not to be useful, especially the second file. Peter O. (Talk) 01:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Naked ai weiwei.jpg[edit]

File:Naked ai weiwei.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ohconfucius (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

In none of the articles where this is used does it meet NFCC 8. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Keep. NFCC8 states: "Contextual significance. Non-free content is used only if its presence would significantly increase readers' understanding of the article topic, and its omission would be detrimental to that understanding." The obvious and most important use is in the biography. AWW is a multi-media visual artist who has made important works. Other of his works are physical and can be easily captured in GFDL-compliant images, but photographic works cannot be, by definition. This is one of several similar works in this medium to protest the harassment and suppression by the central authorities; the nudity therein became an excuse for suppression and arrest on the grounds of "obscenity". All this is noted in the article. Therefore, I do not feel that use in the biography fails number 8. -- Ohc ¡digame! 03:23, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

duplicate files[edit]

This is a list of files that should be deleted because they are duplicate.With surrounding the finest and the worst --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:02, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:BigWarrior.jpg[edit]

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

Orphan. ob C. alias ALAROB 17:35, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Cajjmerewray wiki.jpg[edit]

File:Cajjmerewray wiki.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by 7pm (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Unverified license, dead source. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Baker Sanusi.jpeg[edit]

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the media below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted as G6 by Ronhjones (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 01:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Unused, possibly personal file. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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File:FH000026.JPG[edit]

File:FH000026.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by WSpaceport (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Unused, upside down. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:28, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Mini-Gotham Hoover Building (view b).jpg[edit]

File:Mini-Gotham Hoover Building (view b).jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Vleermuisman (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Unused, apparently superceed by upright version Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:31, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

July 24[edit]

File:Malaysian soldier exchange fire with Sulu intruders.jpg[edit]

File:Malaysian soldier exchange fire with Sulu intruders.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ranking Update (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCCP #1, the image is replaceable and not particularly historic. eh bien mon prince (talk) 00:03, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Bao Bao Climb.jpg[edit]

File:Bao Bao Climb.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by specie8470 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Uploaded better copy Bao Bao Tree.jpg Specie8470 (talk) 06:37, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

July 25[edit]

Footer[edit]

Today is July 25 2014. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 July 25 -- (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 "===July 25===" 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.