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  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.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 July 7}} 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 July 7}} 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 1[edit]

File:Total Divas, Season 4 Cast, 2015.jpg[edit]

File:Total Divas, Season 4 Cast, 2015.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by MSMRHurricane (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Clearly a cropped version of this photo. Highly unlikely that WWE would have released this in the public domain and pointing to a wrestling forum does not prove anything. Whpq (talk) 04:22, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

July 2[edit]

File:24 Waterway.jpg[edit]

File:24 Waterway.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Houston77007 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFLISTS. Stefan2 (talk) 20:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

July 3[edit]

File:19 June 2015 KSBW news broadcast.jpg[edit]

File:19 June 2015 KSBW news broadcast.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by DoctorWho42 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails WP:NFCC #s 3a/b and 8. This is a screenshot from a random segment of the news broadcast. The article already contains non-free logos depicting the television station's branding. The use of an entire copyrighted screenshot is not minimal use in quantity or extent of use, and the content of this particular broadcast is not the subject of critical commentary in the article. Nick⁠—⁠Contact/Contribs 04:09, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Magliana Ministero della Sanità.jpg[edit]

File:Magliana Ministero della Sanità.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Dynamo128 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

non-free decorative image of a building. Easily replaceable (fails WP:NFCC#1) and adds nothing to reader understanding (fails WP:NFCC#8) Peripitus (Talk) 09:07, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Omicidio Giuseppucci.png[edit]

File:Omicidio Giuseppucci.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Dynamo128 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Decorative non-free image that does not add to reader's understanding in any meaningful way. Image fails WP:NFCC#8 Peripitus (Talk) 09:09, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Burj Al Arab, Dubai, by Joi Ito Dec2007.jpg[edit]

File:Burj Al Arab, Dubai, by Joi Ito Dec2007.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by King of Hearts (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

No FoP in UAE where the building stands. - Penwhale | dance in the air and follow his steps 12:42, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

No need to delete if the image size is returned to the 374 × 500 version by Skier Dude and a fair use template applied.9carney (talk) 19:41, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Correction: While "No FoP in UAE" is not one of the criteria for deletion, the image is no longer used on the Burj Al Arab article so it likely fails the appropriate test. The Burj Al Arab article currently uses File:Mini-Burj-Al-Arab-15.jpg, which, as a non-free file on Commons, certainly needs to be deleted. Another example of an image from the "Non_FOP" UAE, which is therefore non-free content is File:Burj Khalifa.jpg. This also fails the fair use criteria so should also be considered for deletion 9carney (talk) 20:36, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Zoo TV series promo poster.jpg[edit]

File:Zoo TV series promo poster.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Zuko Halliwell (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

OB Zuko Halliwell (talk) 22:44, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

July 4[edit]

File:Georg Philipp Telemann Portrait.jpg[edit]

File:Georg Philipp Telemann Portrait.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Voceditenore (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Available under superior quality at File:Telemann2.jpg. Magog the Ogre (t c) 04:21, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

File:YachtReliance.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 F8 by Kelapstick (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) A file with this name on Commons is now visible. AnomieBOT 21:07, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

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

already available on Wikimedia Commons . signed:Donan Raven (talk) 14:19, 4 July 2015 (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.

File:Grawe's Consistency Theory Model.png[edit]

File:Grawe's Consistency Theory Model.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by April Fain (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails NFCC#1 - charts can almost always be recreated from the original data Keri (talk) 15:06, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Vine app signup page.png[edit]

File:Vine app signup page.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Atownballer (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

I see no reason that explaining that the user can sign in using email or Twitter cannot be conveyed by text alone. kelapstick(bainuu) 19:15, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

File:An Example of The Kinetic Depth Effect.gif[edit]

File:An Example of The Kinetic Depth Effect.gif (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Zuchinni one (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

non-free image that could be replaced by a user-created and freely licensed image. Fails WP:NFCC#1 Peripitus (Talk) 23:45, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Action Park's Wave Pool Under Rennovation.jpg[edit]

File:Action Park's Wave Pool Under Rennovation.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Travelsonic (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

non-free image used to simply show some earthmoving/construction work. Does not add significantly to reader's understanding and fails WP:NFCC#8 Peripitus (Talk) 23:56, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Keep - Mayhap I should have added more context in the description of the photo to justify the use in the article. When Action Park, and the rest of the Vernon Valley-Great Gorge resort - was taken over by Intrawest, one goal they had was to make the park safer, and to shake off the image that had been created over the past 20 years. The photo in dispute here shows renovations being conducted on what was arguably one of Action Park's most lawless, and dangerous attractions, the Tidal Wave Pool. 100 people rescued the day the wave pool opened in 1983, according to Andrew Mulvihill, son of Action Park founder Eugene Mulvihill, several drownings, strong rip currents that, combined with the high, and powerful waves, even put lifeguards at risk, just to name a few aspects that contributed to its infamy. After these renovations, the wave pool would be shallower, and the wave generation system changed to a system that would not create the huge waves, rip currents, and would have a decent cooldown time between wave generation periods. Given that, I feel this photo provides more than a view that "simply show(s) some earthmoving/construction work," but instead helps to illustrate the radical transformations that went on with the Action Park property after Intrawest took over in 1998.Travelsonic (talk) 13:13, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Delete. Although this image does illustrate the subject of extensive nature of the the wavepool's reconstruction, it's so complete a reconstruction that the image is not really recognizeable as the wavepool, nor are the operations we can see being performed obviously relevant to its safety (the key reason for it being done). "Looks like just some construction site". None of the original dangerous aspects are visible. Simply stating in text that it was "nearly completely replaced", or "substantially overhauled", would probably suffice. Of encyclopediac value would be a "before" image if it emphasized any of the dangerous details, or before+after side-by-side to illustrate very clearly the nature of the changes. DMacks (talk) 17:07, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

July 5[edit]

File:Los figure3.jpg[edit]

File:Los figure3.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AMKAABi (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned. Insufficient context to determine encyclopedic use and if we need one of these, it should be an SVG. B (talk) 13:26, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Los figure1.jpg[edit]

File:Los figure1.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AMKAABi (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned. Insufficient context to determine encyclopedic use and if we need one of these, it should be an SVG. B (talk) 13:26, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Los figure2.jpg[edit]

File:Los figure2.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AMKAABi (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned. Insufficient context to determine encyclopedic use and if we need one of these, it should be an SVG. B (talk) 13:26, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

File:SCOAP Theory.jpg[edit]

File:SCOAP Theory.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by April Fain (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fails NFCC#1. Article-topic is apparently a the concept of relationship among several ideas. Anyone could create a free org-chart or other appropriate flowchart or hierarchy diagram of them. The article is not about this specific image. DMacks (talk) 16:02, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

July 6[edit]

File:3-Musketeers-Mint-Wrapper-Small.jpg[edit]

File:3-Musketeers-Mint-Wrapper-Small.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Evan-Amos (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Non-free image is being used in 3 Musketeers (chocolate bar)#Flavor list. Per discussion at WP:NFCR#File:3-Musketeers-Mint-Wrapper-Small.jpg it was recommended that the file be discussed for possible deletion per WP:NFLISTS and WP:NFCC#8. Image is simply used to illustrate one out of many flavors of the 3 Musketeers candy bar. It is not the subject of any sourced critical commentary within the article itself and is not essential for the reader to understand that there was a mint-flavored 3 Musketeers bar. Marchjuly (talk) 00:53, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Najat Al Saghira Interview.jpg[edit]

File:Najat Al Saghira Interview.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by YdhaW (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

The article already has a large number of non-free images and this extra one adds nothing of significance to reader's understanding. Fails WP:NFCC#3a and WP:NFCC#8 Peripitus (Talk) 10:49, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete per nom, fails many aspects of WP:NFCC, along with most of the other non-free images in this article. I've tagged about 80% of them for speedy deletion as replaceable fair use images that fail WP:NFCC#1 as being replaceable by simple text. --Nick⁠—⁠Contact/Contribs 18:45, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Liam Cooper Leeds Selfie.png[edit]

File:Liam Cooper Leeds Selfie.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Lufc83 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

The file is claimed as PD but the source does not confirm this. Publicly viewable does not mean public domain. Green Giant (talk) 22:23, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Singapore Armed Forces Band Logo.jpg[edit]

File:Singapore Armed Forces Band Logo.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Firefries (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

The file is claimed as PD because it is on Facebook, but the source page does not mention PD status. A publicly viewable image is not the same thing as a public domain image. Green Giant (talk) 22:49, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Kennesaw State Wordmark.jpg[edit]

File:Kennesaw State Wordmark.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bsuorangecrush (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Orphaned free image; File:Kennensaw State wordmark.png has been uploaded and replaced this image. Corkythehornetfan 23:14, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

July 7[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).

Fails WP:NFCC#8. Non-free screenshot of an actor's face used to decorate an article on a TV episode. The article contains no commentary on the image and it doesn't significantly contribute to the reader's understanding of the topic. Kelly hi! 03:40, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

File:CBBB.jpg[edit]

File:CBBB.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Sumeet38 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Still from a 2003 film. Unlikely to be created by uploader (PD-Self license given). Deadstar (talk) 15:43, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

File:Cb habitat.jpg[edit]

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

No context, unused, no point moving this to commons - out of scope. Deadstar (talk) 15:46, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

File:CC History.jpg[edit]

File:CC History.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by R morose (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Album cover for a 2004 album. Uploader unlikely the copyright holder of the image. Deadstar (talk) 15:50, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Footer[edit]

Today is July 7 2015. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2015 July 7 -- (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 7===" 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.