[WikiEN-l] Deletion before discussion

Ben McIlwain cydeweys at gmail.com
Thu May 18 00:44:44 UTC 2006

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Rob wrote:
> On 5/17/06, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Steve Bennett wrote:
>>> On 5/17/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm afaraid we don't allow "with permission" images.
>>> Even in userspace? Was that an intentional decision? Does it apply when
>>> people upload photos of themselves?
>> /Especially/ in userspace (in articles you can at least make a case for
>> fair use).  And people had better be uploading those pictures of
>> themselves under free licenses such as GFDL, CC, or PD.
> Why?
> If I ever wanted to put a pic of myself or my kids on WP, I wouldn't
> want to release it under a free (or free-ish) license so every troll I
> block for vandalism could put my family on their webpage.  Of course,
> they can already do that, but not legally, for what it's worth.

If you don't want trolls using your family photos then you shouldn't be
posting them on Wikipedia in the first place.  Our licensing policies
are non-negotiable.

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