On 7/12/07, George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com> wrote:
It would help if the people spearheading non-free
image use cleanup
campaigns weren't deletionists on the issue.
By that, I mean that they took a look at things, and for example where
something was properly labeled an album cover when it was uploaded but
didn't have a current Betacommandbot-compliant Fair Use in [[article]]
section, the cleanup people added the required rationale rather than
deleting the image. If there are licensing questions or issues,
uploaders be actually told about it and invited to fix things first.
This complaint has come up before. The bot does inform people that
the rationale is missing. Further, adding rationales can be nigh on impossible
for many cases because we do not know or understand what purpose the uploader
intended for the image within the article. The boiler plate answer is,
But, the people conducting deletions frequently do not see that as reasonable
rationale and delete.