[WikiEN-l] Upload by default to Commons?

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed May 3 15:16:37 UTC 2006

On 5/3/06, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/3/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You make some excellent points. A way of easily migrating free images
> > once checked by confirmed users would solve my original problem. Can
> > you elaborate on these increasingly stringent demands?
> Aside from the propensity of random people to tag 15th-century
> paintings with {{nsd}}? ;-)

If the copy of the painting was made within the uk it is quite posible
it is under copyright. Or at least the copyright status would be
rather complex.

> The image deletion process is, unfortunately, institutionalizing the
> assumption of bad faith.

There is a differnce between assumeing good faith and assumeing judgement

> See, for example,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:PUI#April 30 (specifically the
> discussion of the Himmler photo); people seem to be approaching the
> issue of image sourcing with the intent to delete as many images as
> possible, preferably for purely bureaucratic reasons.
> Kirill

People are just playing safe. Keeping an image we knew there were
doubts about would be hard to defend.


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