Or perhaps I'm missing something - is there
any reason I should ever
want to upload something to EN, other than fair use?
If you wanted to upload a copyvio, it's probably preferable you do so on en-WP, where
there's more people ready and watching (no disrespect intended to Commons admins,
they're fine people). Also, any damage caused is thus limited to en-WP, rather than
spread across other languages as the other 'pedias attempt to use that creamy image
Frankly, the number of dodgy images uploaded by irresponsible, selfish or just downright
stupid people every day is enough to make one break down and gibber in terror. The last
thing we want to do is inflict our problems on Commons ...
Perhaps we should again consider restricting uploads to accounts that
are not "new", in the same sense used for the semi-protection mechanism,
as per earlier discussion?