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  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.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=2015 August 3}} 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=2015 August 3}} 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]

July 28[edit]

File:Johnsuttonvbcoach.jpg[edit]

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

Out of scope, pictured individual is non notable and file is an orphan. Safiel (talk) 04:41, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:The Beat H-Town.jpg[edit]

File:The Beat H-Town.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by KVDO-TV25 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Logo of a non-notable music channel, used in a long-deleted article The Beat H-Town - Mike Rosoft (talk) 05:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Vakula the Smith.jpg[edit]

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

Commons now has File:Piano score of the opera Vakula the Smith 1st ed.jpg, which is a better version than this one. As far as it being "an alternative version", I don't think it will be used again once the instances of this file have been replaced with the better version - it would be out of scope because the quality is so poor. Deadstar (talk) 15:13, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:VALENTIN ORCH PROB 1.jpg[edit]

File:VALENTIN ORCH PROB 1.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Weimar03 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

It is unlikely uploader is copyright holder per license. 1919 file, likely old enough to be in PD anyway? No source link given. Deadstar (talk) 15:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:North Hanover Campus.jpg[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Delete (Copyvio)Davey2010Talk 23:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

File:North Hanover Campus.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Scusick (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Image is at a diagonal angle and thus rather quite useless, I could rotate & crop myself but seeing as the image's already at 300x200 it seems rather pointless going from small to even smaller. –Davey2010Talk 16:38, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

  • A poor picture is better than none, but this one seems to be a copyright violation from [1]. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 22:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
    • I agree it is but IMHO in this case the image is pretty much useless but Well we'll agree to disagree, Funnily enough I thought it seemed a tad odd but Google brought nothing up so thought nothing of it, In that case this should be closed & i'll just tag the image, Thanks for finding that BTW :) –Davey2010Talk 23:13, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
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July 29[edit]

File:Greg Maddux promo.jpg[edit]

File:Greg Maddux promo.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Atlswag69 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

We have several free images of Maddux, we don't specifically need one if him in a Braves uniform. Additionally, its use in the Cy Young award and Braves articles is inappropriate. kelapstick(bainuu) 01:27, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete - replaceable with existing free images. The use in some list articles also is problematic. -- Whpq (talk) 17:58, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:JerryandJay.png[edit]

File:JerryandJay.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Jaylen2020 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

File is orphaned and of very low quality. Liam McM (Talk) 13:15, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete, I really don't see the purpose of it, particularly because if the low quality. --kelapstick(bainuu) 17:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Heather Barnett, artist.jpg[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted as G7 by Czar (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 22:13, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Heather Barnett, artist.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Greg Dahlen (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Uploader is insistent that this image could be an exception to non-free content guidelines. This image fails criteria #1 as it is a copyrighted photo for a living person. The uploader can make his case for keeing it here. -- Whpq (talk) 17:03, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete, absolutely replaceable. --kelapstick(bainuu) 17:31, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I am the uploader. The image is free for educational purposes, but not for all purposes. I believe it is the most attractive photo of the article subject. Reasoning that we want the encyclopedia to look as good as possible, it seems reasonable to use this photo. I don't reasonably have the means to take a free photo of the subject as she lives in London and I in California, and I don't have photography expertise. Plus I doubt I would want to make it free myself. Greg Dahlen (talk) 17:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delete "Being the most attractive photo of the article's subject" is the most ridiculous reason I have ever seen! The photograph is copyrighted and she is a living person end of discussion. Theroadislong (talk) 19:01, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I am informed that an administrator will read this. I am requesting immediate deletion of this photo. When I uploaded it, I saw that ted.com, where the photo appeared, did not make their videos totally free, but did make them free for educational purposes. I reasoned that if they did so with their videos, they would also do so with their photos, hence, I uploaded the photo to Wikipedia. I have also had a great deal of personal dealings with the TED organization, and my general sense was that they would make the photo free for educational purposes. But, as I say, it was an educated guess, not a certitude. I now think my reasoning was weak, so, as I say, am requesting deletion. However, I would appreciate if an administrator would speak to the "we want the most attractive photo" argument. I am corresponding with TED and I imagine they will make the photo not totally free, but free for educational purposes, so I believe this issue, of whether it is reasonable to use a photo that is not entirely free but is free for educational purposes and is the most attractive photo of the subject, may arise again. It seems particularly thorny when the photo is of an artist who, by profession, is quite concerned with attractiveness. Thank you. I have written to the Wikipedia Information Team with the same info and request. Greg Dahlen (talk) 19:19, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Greg Dahlen, if a free image could reasonably made available, such as when the subject is alive, a fair use image will never be acceptable to depict them, even if is a more flattering photo of the subject. If the subject is concerned about the quality of the photo in their Wikipedia article, they are free do donate a photo that they are the copyright owner of, which would then be in compliance with our policies.--kelapstick(bainuu) 19:44, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
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File:WilliamDickersonDetentionFacility.jpg[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted as F8 by Kelapstick (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) A file with this name on Commons is now visible. AnomieBOT 23:01, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:WilliamDickersonDetentionFacility.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Notorious4life (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Duplicate file exist on commons at c:File:WilliamDickersonDetentionFacility.jpg Arthunter (talk) 19:05, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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File:Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar .jpg[edit]

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The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted as F8 by Czar (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 21:13, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar .jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ravichandra B (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Duplicate file exists on commons at c:File:YYM Jeeyar.jpg Arthunter (talk) 19:09, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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File:Agnez Mo at Plenary Hall, JCC Senayan, Jakarta.jpg[edit]

File:Agnez Mo at Plenary Hall, JCC Senayan, Jakarta.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Carly Jepsen (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails non-free content criteria #1: plenty of free images of this person available, and image isn't the subject of specific commentary anyway – czar 19:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete - Per nomination and the fair use ratonale doesn't even apply as it isn't being used for visual identification in the article as it buried down the page and is simply used as yet another photo on the page. -- Whpq (talk) 23:29, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

July 30[edit]

File:Primitive decorations display in store.jpg[edit]

File:Primitive decorations display in store.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bali88 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

All of these individual items have individual artistic qualities and are copyrighted by their respective creators. – czar 17:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Hugh Bruce Cunningham.jpg[edit]

File:Hugh Bruce Cunningham.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Cunning2007 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hugh Bruce Cunningham, added to a hoax article by the article creator. Who knows what this picture is or where it came from. StAnselm (talk) 20:06, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:HughCunningham.jpg[edit]

File:HughCunningham.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Cunning2007 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hugh Bruce Cunningham, added to a hoax article by the article creator. StAnselm (talk) 20:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

July 31[edit]

File:Bust Out Sopranos.jpg[edit]

File:Bust Out Sopranos.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by TheBearPaw (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

largely random screenshot used to decorate an episode article. Adds little or nothing to reader's understanding and fails WP:NFCC#8. Peripitus (Talk) 11:36, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File:NJCL state chapters emblem.png[edit]

File:NJCL state chapters emblem.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Levdr1 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Same image as File:NJCL emblem.png, and it is currently being unused on any pages. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 15:42, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

August 1[edit]

File:Carly Fiorina Campaigning 2015.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: Wrong forum. The file is on Commons. Please nominate it for deletion there if you still feel it should be deleted. AnomieBOT 23:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Carly Fiorina Campaigning 2015.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Spartan7W (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphan, Unencyclopedic. The subject appears cross-eyed in this photo, thus it is unencyclopedic and not usable anywhere on Wikipedia. Back links have already been corrected project-wide. Eclipsoid (talk) 16:22, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Support Get rid of it. Spartan7W § 19:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
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File:Old dominion steamship company-LC-DIG-pga-01479.jpg[edit]

File:Old dominion steamship company-LC-DIG-pga-01479.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Palmeira (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Available on Commons under higher resolution but different file format: File:01479u Old Dominion Steamship Company.tif. Magog the Ogre (t c) 18:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

August 2[edit]

File:Gros Michel Bananas.jpg[edit]

File:Gros Michel Bananas.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Obsidian Soul (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

THis species is not extinct, it is still grown in Kisangani at least (see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfX8taUsoEA video). Images fails NFCC#1 Peripitus (Talk) 12:04, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

File:EN Totteridge and Whetstone tube station.ogg[edit]

File:EN Totteridge and Whetstone tube station.ogg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by thecyberwasp (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Not only was the article reading out of date, the name of the suburb was pronounced completely wrong. On the recording they pronounced Whetstone as "way stone" whereas it should be pronounced as "wet stone" Simply south ...... time, deparment skies for just 9 years 16:55, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Lund logotype2.JPG[edit]

File:Lund logotype2.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Brilliantwiki (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

OB; replaced by Lund logotype3.png Brilliantwiki2 (talk) 19:27, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

August 3[edit]

File:Dhananjay Phooli from Ghazipur up.jpg[edit]

File:Dhananjay Phooli from Ghazipur up.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Dhananjay Maurya Phooli (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphan, unencyclopedic - given the uploader's history, it was intended to be used in a self-promotional way Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:06, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Footer[edit]

Today is August 3 2015. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2015 August 3 -- (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 "===August 3===" 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.