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  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.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 April 20}} 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 April 20}} 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]

April 14[edit]

File:Creatures backcover 1982.jpg[edit]

File:Creatures backcover 1982.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Darwin's Bulldog (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

There's a slim rationale for using this in Creatures of the Night but it's flimsy to say that non-free media really explain anything critically that text doesn't. Otherwise, it's used decoratively in two articles. —Justin (koavf)TCM 07:24, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Zillatron Innerhythmic.jpg[edit]

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

This file fails WP:NFCC#3a because the article (Lord of the Harvest) has another unfree file (File:ZILLATRON LORD OF THE HARVEST.jpg) in the infobox. This file also fails WP:NFCC#8 because the article does not contain any critical commentary which depends on the presence of this image. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 18:01, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Jodi Arias.jpg[edit]

File:Jodi Arias.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Gourami Watcher (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Image fails WP:NFCC#8 in the article as it is not necessary to the understanding. The subject is not notable enough to have her own article, and there is nothing in the article that requires the use of a non-free image. Image also fails WP:NFC#UUI #7 & WP:NFCC#2 as the image is from a press agency. TLSuda (talk) 21:23, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Due to the fact that I am rather inexperienced with uploading fair use images, I may not have been able to give a suitable rational for the image. However, I do believe it would be valuable to the article due to the fact that her trial received widespread media attention and many would recognize the case if her image appeared on the article. Thanks. --GouramiWatcher(?) 01:11, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
For Non-free files to be used, they must meet all of the criteria of WP:NFCC. This image fails WP:NFCC#8 because there is no contextual significance of the image, as it is used purely for identification purposes. This image is not required to the understanding of the article about the Murder of Travis Alexander, nor is it required to see a photo of the person who was convicted. As a press agency photo it fails WP:NFCC#2. Also, as she is still alive, and is likely to appear in court again soon for her sentencing, a free photo could be made, therefore also causing the image to be replaceable and failing WP:NFCC#1. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 01:35, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

April 15[edit]

File:NSA GENESIS.jpg[edit]

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

A move to commons has been proposed but the same file is on commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Nsa-ant-genesis.jpg&action=history. We don't need both. Elvey (talk) 08:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Ansel Elgort.jpg[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 F7 by Peripitus (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 09:05, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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

straight form an ARR website, image even has the website logo on it LADY LOTUSTALK 11:34, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. 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.

April 16[edit]

File:Capture.png[edit]

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

Image lacks a description, and it's use beyond Wikipedia seems limited. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:48, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Scott Tenorman Must Die screenshot.jpg[edit]

File:Scott Tenorman Must Die screenshot.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mo Money, Mo Things Happening (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#8. Used as decoration. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 19:03, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Life of Brian screenshot.png[edit]

File:Life of Brian screenshot.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mo Money, Mo Things Happening (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#8. Used as decoration. Taylor Trescott - my talk + my edits 19:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Indian Toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus.jpg[edit]

File:Indian Toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ashaharkhan786 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

This file is an exact copy of this image, from calphotos.berkeley.edu, which says that the copyright belongs to Krishna Khan, not Ashahar Khan. Maybe both names belong to the same person but we need absolute clarity. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 22:30, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

April 17[edit]

File:GU Energy Labs logo.png[edit]

File:GU Energy Labs logo.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Another Believer (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

uploaded to commons as not copyrightable (still trademark protected, as allowed by commons rules). now at File:Gu Energy logo.png Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:40, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I assume this discussion is only regarding deletion from Commons and not English Wikipedia? Server issues prevent me from accessing the file at Commons, but I do not recall uploading the file to Commons. I do believe this image is appropriate for fair use at ENWP. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:19, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Freebodydiagram1.png[edit]

File:Freebodydiagram1.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Malka1388 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Unused image lacking description. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:52, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

File:July2006 Swing.JPG[edit]

File:July2006 Swing.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by KF (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Unused image, looks like a personal photo. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 16:06, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what is wrong with a "personal photo", but by all means delete it if you don't like or need it. <KF> 17:47, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

File:KEMM.png[edit]

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

Unused image, no description. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:33, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

April 18[edit]

File:Survey w PPV question.jpg[edit]

File:Survey w PPV question.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Boyd Reimer (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

This file was uploaded by Boyd Reimer for the sole purpose of arguing for the notability of "Direct Party and Representative Voting" in its deletion discussion. However, Wikipedia didn't follow Boyd Reimer's argumentation and deleted this article. Therefore, this file is now of no use. Markus Schulze 19:20, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Commodore PC-60.gif[edit]

File:Commodore PC-60.gif (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by OMPIRE (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

non-free image of a computer. Either a free image of an extant version could be taken, or this could be replaced by text alone. There is little different visually between this and many other tower cases used by PCs. I can't see what significant additional understanding of the topic this non-free image brings. Peripitus (Talk) 08:23, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

File:New South Wales alphanumeric route M50.svg[edit]

File:New South Wales alphanumeric route M50.svg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Hornetfig (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphan, unencyclopedic as there is no M50 route in either New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory. This image was added to Elizabeth Drive (Motorway) by User:Roadman1840 [1], and soon afterwards was removed by User:Ausmeerkat [2] with edit summary "no evidence for the M50 route number". - Evad37 [talk] 09:11, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Rudnitsky-normand-pioneer.jpg[edit]

File:Rudnitsky-normand-pioneer.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Zscout370 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Image fails WP:NFCC#1 & 8. Both ships in the photo are still active vessels so new photos could be taken. Any photos of the boats could replace this non-free image just as there are other free photos in the article about the tools used in the rescue. The image fails WP:NFCC#8 in that it is not discussed in the article critically. The only content is just that the ships were alerted and then showed up. TLSuda (talk) 11:59, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

April 19[edit]

File:Syringaldehyde.svg[edit]

File:Mohamedfarahaidid.png[edit]

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

Presumably replaceable. Former self-declared President of Somalia, and all photographs taken by Somali citizens and first published in Somalia are in the public domain per {{PD-Somalia}}. There is not really any reason to assume that no photos by Somali citizens were published in Somalia during his rule. Also see Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 February 12#File:AHHussein.jpg for similar situation. Middayexpress (talk) 14:20, 19 April 2014 (UTC) Middayexpress (talk) 14:20, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Coders Trust founder Kjaerulff and Sir Richard Branson.png[edit]

File:Coders Trust founder Kjaerulff and Sir Richard Branson.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Davidbentolila (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC#8, no image is needed for readers to be able to understand the event depicted (an announcement that two companies had made a business deal.) January (talk) 16:23, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

File:FMoPA Building March 2012.jpg[edit]

File:FMoPA Building March 2012.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Jatilesfmopa (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Easily replaceable with a free image by simply taking a picture of the building. kelapstick(bainuu) 20:34, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

April 20[edit]

Footer[edit]

Today is April 20 2014. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2014 April 20 -- (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 "===April 20===" 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.