[Foundation-l] Are Wikimedia websites a proper venue for an artistic contest ?

Marcus Buck me at marcusbuck.org
Sat Jun 12 13:21:34 UTC 2010

Apparently the image in question is 
The deletion request didn't say "bad composition" but "Low quality, 
outside of project scope <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/COM:PS>. 
Being listed in a gallery does not grant an automatic "in-scope" 
determination." The image is low quality and it wouldn't be a great 
loss. But I'd still vote "keep" cause the ways of relevant image use are 
inscrutable. Even if the piercing can be hardly seenm the image can 
still be used (just some ideas):
* an article about the specific type of necklace
* some article about human mimic
* a wikibook about image composition (as a bad example)

Even bad images can be useful in other contexts. Contexts the original 
uploader and the delete voters may not have thought about. There's no 
limit in disk space, so no reason to delete images that could be useful 
in contexts that may not be imagined at the moment.

Marcus Buck

Marcus Buck hett schreven:
> Teofilo hett schreven:
>> I discovered this morning "poor composition" as an argument for
>> deleting a picture (from someone else, not me). It means that the
>> "picture of the day" people are slowly highjacking Wikimedia Commons
>> to turn it into a beauty contest.
> If that really is the only reason for deletion then the deletion request 
> will be denied soon. It's just a single person. Everybody can file a 
> deletion request. You don't need to bother about a single person with 
> bad judgement. There are other people with better judgement who will 
> straighten it.
> Marcus Buck
> User:Slomox

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