User:Kelsington/Deletion process overhaul
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Requests for deletion should be overhauled, I believe.
I am proposing the following changes:
- Discussion should be open for at least 7 days.
- Three new deletion processes - Images for deletion (IfD), Essays for deletion (EfD) and Categories for Deletion (CfD). All should last 7 days.
- Obvious candidates (i.e. those which are listed at VfD but are really speedy candidates) should be closed immediately and archived.
Images for deletion
Already used on several Wikipedias, it is a necessary thing to have here, as at the moment VfD is currently "everything-and-anything" with regards to pages. A separate page, Meta:Images for deletion and then a date listing, e.g. Meta:Images for deletion/12 July 2007 etc. would be the way to do it. Unlike VfD, these should not be closed after 7 days, but until sufficient proof of licensing and other related stuff is needed. Basically, close when consensus is gained. Also, image moves should be turned on across Wikimedia projects - I tested it on my own wiki, and it would save work for admins with regard to people asking "why can't I move this image?"