On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Cary Bass <bastique.ml@bastique.com> wrote:
We need an active group of contributors who represent at the very least
some cross-section of not only Commons contributors but of interested
re-users of Commons content to actively monitor and maintain the POTD.
This is not the first time that something inappropriate for Main Page
content has appeared and I doubt it will be the last.


+1 to that.

In any case, I closed the deletion discussion. Commons policy about scope says that any freely-licensed image in use on other projects is considered automatically in scope, so it's a fruitless argument to have. 

If peopled don't want this image on the Main Page (and I count myself in that camp), the thing to do is get it de-listed as Featured or change the Commons policy about what Featured images are eligible for the Main Page.