Stan Shebs wrote:
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
On nl:wikipedia a valid reason for the deletion
of pictures is that
they are not used. I have asked at "the kroeg" that they should not
be deleted in anticipation of WikiCommons.
Andre Engels asked me why I thought that there will be a WikiCommons
as both he and I have so far been given the cold shoulder treatment
on WikiCommons. His question is fair. What do I base my trust on that
there will be in the near future a WikiCommons ?
*Should these pictures be deleted from nl:wikipedia ?
Would people insist on deleting them if they are linked from your
user page? Lots of people on en: have personal galleries of
images, not all of which are presently being used in articles.
They're useful as "placeholders", so other people can just include
them, instead of duplicating effort by uploading their own pictures
of the same things.
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These pictures have nothing to do with me. I have my own pictures
waiting for the big decision. What I want to know is when are we going
to have Wikicommons.
What is the point of there being personal galleries ? What is the point
of having these pictures on my hard drive ? Does it help someone who is
looking for some pictures ?
The question is, what is to be done, what timeframe until there is a