WereSpielChequers, 31/01/2017 09:39:
I'm not an admin on commons, but where I am an
admin it would be
expected that you would check the history of a file before deleting it.
It's expected on Commons too, see
When mistakes happen on Commons, we're sometimes too quick at
generalising. Currently Commons has issues with one or two rampant
admins who make semi-random deletions en masse (and even edit war on
deletion requests). Hopefully the situation is temporary.