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Unused CC templates and categories[edit]

The following discussion is closed: Kept.

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)
    Proposed logos are part of the history of the movement and depict the process of past years. Those files are of historical value for the movement. Archives are really important, as that makes it possible to learn from the past, see how it is done years ago, etc. Also these files can be used as inspiration in future. So this kind of files are valuable and certainly should be kept. Romaine (talk) 10:52, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

I'm closing this as kept for now. We need the templates to fix the copyright issues of files hosted here, so we can tag them properly. Only after that, and when files are moved to Commons, we can consider deleting the templates we're sure ain't going to be used anymore. Please note that while uploading is restricted at Meta, is not completly disabled, and files such as those from Project portals need to be stored here for security reasons, and needs proper image tags for that. People interested can help in Category:Multimedia maintenance cleaning this old backlog. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 08:17, 22 April 2016 (UTC)


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The following discussion is closed: Deleted.

Unused file. While license allows transfer to Commons, the uploader requests not to do so, as such I think that since it seems it does not serve a purpose now, we could delete it, granting the uploader the courtesy not to transfer it to commons. —MarcoAurelio 10:13, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead and delete it. It's pretty outdated anyway. --Tobias talk · contrib 10:23, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Delete, unused, and the uploader agreed to delete it. –Be..anyone 💩 11:26, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Delete since unused, and respect uploader's wish not to transfer to commons.—Ah3kal (talk) 17:56, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Deleted since there's no objections. —MarcoAurelio 08:13, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Requests for undeletion[edit]

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