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The following discussion is closed: Fixed, no deletion required.--Syum90 (talk) 08:10, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Nonsense translation

Please remove or delete Harassment_consultation_2015/sv. Someone has tried to use machine translation, but the result, including the page title, is merely nonsense. (I don't know how to "tag" such a page for deletion, therefore I post a request here instead.) Thanks! /NH 12:34, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

  • 'Harassment society 2015'? What's that? I agree that the so-called translations on this page should be deleted. Google gives me a better translation than this. --Stefan2 (talk) 13:05, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, now there is a proper translation, so no deletion necessary and this is Yes check.svg Fixed. /NH 22:38, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Deleted. --Base (talk) 20:30, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Please delete unneeded sandbox:

By user approval - request, reply --Kaganer (talk) 07:24, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Edited, since I'd like to keep one of those. TY. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12:51, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Though I am yet to hone the skill of deleting translatable pages. --Base (talk) 20:26, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Th.wikinews pages[edit]

Please delete unneeded draft pages:

Website was created in December 2005‎ and closed in 2011. See discussion. But all content was moved into this site, and no sense to keep these drafts created in 2005. --Kaganer (talk) 07:55, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Old pages related with some sr-wp mass content adding[edit]

Out of scope, unused, obviously unneeded (created in 2006):

--Kaganer (talk) 07:52, 27 November 2015 (UTC)


Submit your template deletion request at the bottom of this section.

Unused CC templates and categories[edit]

I think it is time to start phasing out Creative Commons licenses from Meta. There are some templates that are no longer being used, so they should be deleted and a message placed in each one encouraging the upload of free files to Commons instead. Those CC templates that are still being used should not be deleted yet, but if the files that are using them are transferred to Commons, and if they are unused elsewhere, then I think they should also be speedily deleted. I am proposing deletion for the following templates (and a couple of related categories):

Thoughts? Green Giant (talk) 01:35, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Hold until all files have been transferred to Commons IMHO. At least what I've been doing latelly is to fix description/licensing here first, then using a script to move them to commons. I think that it can help to have the templates until the process of moving and deletion of local files finishes (or really starts!). After that, yes, with the exceptions of files used in the WWW portals uploaded by Mxn and a couple of other files that need to be hosted locally, we can delete all of them. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 12:11, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Aye, same here, I've moved quite a few files myself. Fair enough to keeping some of them for the moment but do we really need the CC-by and CC-By redirects which are misnamed anyway? I realise that only some users can upload here but as these templates are unused, this would be a good opportunity to at least discourage the uploading of further freely-licensed files under these particular licenses. Could we remove the license statements in these templates and instead have a message to encourage people to move their files to Commons (with similar links as in {{MoveToCommons}} such as CommonsHelper)? Green Giant (talk) 12:52, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe we can start deleting some of those, but since +1,000 files here still lack source, licence and description, I can't fully know if I may need some of those later. I'm trying to get as many files tagged as possible, but doing this alone is a pain, and slow :-) Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 14:00, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Keep for now. Many files on Meta are missing a copyright tag. If the uploader responds and wants to add a copyright tag to a file, it is useful if we have some copyright tags available. If we get rid of all of our local files (by deleting them or moving them to Commons), we can revisit this question at a later point. --Stefan2 (talk) 16:12, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment This is somewhat tangential to the current discussion; perhaps somebody can direct me to a better place to discuss (or a past consensus). What should be done with files that are already hosted here, are freely licensed, but have minimal value? For instance, this proposed (but not adopted) logo for Wikibooks: File:-Wikibooks LogoProposal.Risk.VerySmall.svg Is it really best to clutter up Commons with something like that, when there's no reason to think it will be used in the future? -Pete F (talk) 22:49, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
    Well, Wikimedia Commons does host proposed logos (including proposed milestone/annoversary logos for e.g. 10 years of a wiki or 500k articles in it) so I do not think it would be a problem to move there a few another. --Base (talk) 22:57, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 08:37, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Fair use rationale + Template:Fair use rationale/doc

This template suggests that files may be hosted in violation of policy. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:08, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete, once all files tagged with it are gone too (haven't checked). —MarcoAurelio 18:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 08:41, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Unfree bid media

This template suggests that files may be hosted in violation of policy. Currently unused because all files using the template were deleted. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:10, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete, once all files tagged with it are gone too (haven't checked). —MarcoAurelio 18:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 08:42, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Invalid copyright tag, see WM:DP#Images, point 1. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:19, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Delete, once all files tagged with it are gone too (haven't checked). —MarcoAurelio 18:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


Submit your category deletion request at the bottom of this section.


Submit your image deletion request at the bottom of this section.

The following discussion is closed: Deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 08:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

All files transcluding Template:Fair use rationale

It is stated on the file information pages that something in these films is non-free. I haven't checked what this non-free thing is. Per Project:Fair use, non-free content is not permitted on Meta. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:04, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: Deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 08:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

All files using Template:Permission

Invalid copyright tag, see WM:DP#Images, point 1. --Stefan2 (talk) 18:18, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Requests for undeletion[edit]

Submit your undeletion request at the bottom of this section.

The first useful map[edit]

Deleted The first useful map is AWOL on Maps and related files in Category:Wikimaps history, a set of 5…10 years old files about geocoding projects before OpenStreetMap took over. If an undamaged version can be undeleted, please do. Also see Special:WhatLinksHere/The first useful map to find the 2009 deletion debate, apparently the file was tagged as {{looks useless}} for months.
If the first useful map is decisively garbage please check The second useful map, maybe there was some file move vandalism. –Be..anyone (talk) 20:12, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion debate is at Special:PermanentLink/1743484. @Be..anyone: What is the purpose for undeletion? Is it for transfer to Commons, or are you declaring that it is not useless and should be displayed at meta as "in scope".  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:15, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
FWIW The first page has no visible image (name was non-descriptive), just a red link. The second page has two of three images visible, and a red link.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:21, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
No, I just wanted to get rid of the red links on some historic pages if and only if the deleted map was actually "useful" instead of "useless". If what you see makes no sense thanks for checking, and let's forget it. –Be..anyone (talk) 17:04, 11 July 2015 (UTC)