I know that's what they're SUPPOSE to do - but I've heard tales of other
issues as well. It hasn't been my personal experience that the Commons Admins do a
lot of overzealous deletions - but if it helps to prevent even one overzealous deletion -
I tend to agree it "shouldn't" be necessary - but given people's
concerns about the importance of the files - figure it's at least worth a try. :)
Plus I find MaxSem's addition to be rather amusing.
On Jan 4, 2012, at 11:46 AM, Platonides wrote:
On 04/01/12 11:49, Max Semenik wrote:
On 04.01.2012, 7:21 Gregory wrote:
To try and help with categorizing images used
documentation (and which are specifically for extensions) - and to
help explain their importance to admins before they delete - I've created a couple of
> Counterparts on MW.org
> - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Extension_file
> - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Documentation_file
I've made a small clarification to the
template, though in my
experience even promise of "do it and be desysopped" doesn't prevent
crazy Commons admins from deleting stuff without discussion.
Those statements of "refrain from deleting it unless absolutely
necessary" are useless. If they have the copyright correctly set, they
wouldn't be deleted. And if they are copyvios, they would be nonetheless.
It's fine to put a template explaining what is it used for, but that
text makes the sysop looks a bit dumb.
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