Users' views on the need for subject-consent for photographs of
identifiable people vary hugely, from "why should we need consent
anyway?" to "any photo that has no subject consent is obviously illegal
and msut be deleted". This divergence of views is causing uncertainty
and inconsistent keep/delete decisions on Deletion Requests. The
uncertainty is harming not also Commons but also its Wiki "customers".
I have made a proposal with a view to obtaining consensus for a middle
More comments are needed on the talk page, especially - if I may be
permitted to canvass mildy - from users who have views that are not at
one end or the other of the spectrum. Please don't just leave the
discussion to those with very strong views.