Wikipedia talk:File mover

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Request on village pump to add 'move-subpages' to this[edit]

Take a look: Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Add_.27move-subpages.27_permission_to_the_filemover_group. Klortho (talk) 15:20, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Not an essay - move to upgrade status[edit]

I plan to upgrade this header from essay to the guidelines and policies header along the lines of Wikipedia:Page mover - are there any objections that this is actually just an essay? — xaosflux Talk 22:08, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Outdated instructions[edit]

The instructions that appear when moving a file read, in part:

...please consider manually changing all links to the old title to the new title, and then moving the file without leaving a redirect behind. The option to leave a redirect behind is checked by default, and must be unticked if you take this course.

Unless I'm missing something, the ability to "untick" and move files without leaving a redirect no longer seems to exist for file movers, and Wikipedia:File mover#File redirects says:

As when a page is moved, a redirect is left when moving files. In most cases the file redirect should remain on the original page, except if the original name falls under one of the revision deletion criteria...

Can the instructions be corrected? Thanks.— TAnthonyTalk 21:45, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Ah OK, you need to be a page mover to have the ability to move a file without leaving a a redirect; I had became a file mover first and the option wasn't there, but now that I'm a page mover, it is. I still think the existing instructions should be updated to make this clear. Thanks.—  TAnthonTalk 02:32, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
@TAnthony: The text is behind an #if: at MediaWiki:Movepagetext. Per current wording at WP:R#SUPPRESS, removal of file redirects is apparently "hostile" to user experience, which is surely in conflict with the wording at the interface page (introduced in 2010). I'll submit an edit request on behalf — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 19:16, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Rename to "File handler" and grant ability to patrol files[edit]

Please see this discussion: Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Backlog of unpatrolled files. Cenarium (talk) 21:20, 11 February 2017 (UTC)