See? This is what I was talking about. Everybody
wants to benefit, but
nobody wants to accept the responsibility that comes with using what we
offer. If you're going to use Commons images, you've got to accept that
you're using something under a different set of policies, with a different
set of procedures, and adjust to that. Unfortunately, most projects wont.
Hm, I disagree that it is a different set of policies. It is just what
the policy should be on all Wikimedia projects, if we want to be
serious about avoiding copyvios and creating reliable, truly free
content. There are not that many projects that allow fair use so for
most projects I would guess the policies should be the same.
Different procedures, yes, they vary wildly from wiki to wiki (and I
would rather use ours than en.wp's any day of the week... but I am
biased :)) so it would be pretty much impossible for that to be
standard. Nothing unusual though, I don't think; templates, warnings,
7 days notice, etc.
I still think the best thing to have would be a way
to recover deleted
images for a short period of time.
Well, possibly, but arguing about the best process rarely (sorry,
NEVER) translates into the technical solutions required. You can argue
again on http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2099
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