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We welcome and appreciate civil discussion of requests to delete or undelete pages when reasonable objections are made or are likely, the advice in Wikiversity:Deletions is followed, and other options have failed. A good attitude is to explain what you have tried, ask for help or advice from fellow Wikiversity participants on what to do now, keep an open mind, accept any community consensus, and focus on how pages can be improved. Finding ways to improve pages is the preferred outcome of any discussion and consensus here. Pages should always be kept when reasonable concerns are adequately addressed. Reasons and responses should be specific and relate to Wikiversity policy or scope in some way, kept brief, and stated in a positive or neutral way. Vague reasons ("out of scope", "disruptive") may be ignored.

A clear consensus should emerge before archiving a request. Often discussion takes a week or more to reach a clear consensus. Remember to add {{dr}} to the top of pages nominated for deletion. You can put "keep", "delete", or "neutral" at the beginning of your response, but consensus is established by discussion and reasoning, not mere voting.

How to begin discussion

  1. Add {{Deletion request}} or {{dr}} to the image, category or resource nominated for deletion.
  2. Add a new section to the end of this page using the following format:
    == [[Page title]] ==
    reasons why this page ought to be deleted --~~~~

Deletion requests

If an article should be deleted and does not meet speedy deletion criteria, please list it here. Include the title and reason for deletion. If it meets speedy deletion criteria, just tag the resource with {{Delete|reason}} rather than opening a deletion discussion here.

If an article has been deleted, and you would like it undeleted, please list it here. Please try to give as close to the title as possible, and list your reasons for why it should be restored. The first line after the header should be: Undeletion requested

Unused files uploaded by PCano


I suggest to delete the 287 unused files listed in Category:Files uploaded by PCano - unused. A longer discussion about unused files in general can be seen at Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion/Archives/20#Thousands_of_unused_files and a similar discussion about files uploaded by Robert Elliott was closed as delete above. Uploader have not been actice since 2011 so it is unlikely the files will ever be used. The files seems to be a part of a set of data. I do not know if the set is complete. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 19:17, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

I don't know the details, but sometimes the WikiJournals process the copyright differently. Has anybody checked with them about these files? If not, I would be happy to do the deed.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 02:34, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Guy vandegrift I have not checked with WikiJournals. I was not thinking about copyright but if we are sure the files are correct and if they are of use to anyone? --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:41, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
As I recall, files that are imbedded in pdf files are don't show up as being used. I don't know why the WikiJournal would care, the wikitext but want the pdf and raw files (wouldn't make any sense.) But the value of the Wikijournals is such that somebody needs to double check.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:52, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
If the files are really embedded in a pdf (not linked), they are part of the pdf, and even if the files get deleted, the content is still in the pdf. What are examples of pdfs produced by Wikijurnals? --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 15:20, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
More for the record and about the question where these files were probably used: The uploader User:PCano (Pedro Cano, M.D., M.B.A. MD Anderson Cancer Center, HLA Typing Laboratory, Houston, TX ) created Genetics/Human Leukocyte Antigen (originally under the title HLA, moved to Genetics/Human Leukocyte Antigen in April 2017), which was much later (in December 2022) deleted as per Wikiversity:Requests for Deletion/Archives/18#Subpages of Genetics/Human Leukocyte Antigen. Deleting the files used there seems to be a natural follow-up on that deletion decision. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 13:23, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Guy vandegrift: Unless you still worry about the WikiJournals I think you can delete the files. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 10:54, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I have a meeting with the WikJournal of Science tomorrow and I will bring it up.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 13:57, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MGA73 and Dan Polansky: I just talked to the WikiJournal editors and they have no problem with deleting these files. Moreover, they have no problem with deleting any unused files, with one exception: They would prefer that we not delete pdf files that are marked as preprints, without first contacting them. These preprint pdf files are easily identified with the standard WikiJournal preprint headers. Apparently, they keep a record of all preprints and would need to create another depository for them if the Wikiversity community decides it doesn't want to host them. Their policy is to post the preprint pdf files only if the article is submitted for publication.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 22:30, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Guy vandegrift: Thank you. I added File:WikiJournal Preprints COVID-19 ELIMINATION AND CELL DIFFERENTIATION - Wikiversity.pdf to Category:WikiJournal Preprints to remove it from deletion suggestion #Unused_files_(user_uploaded_2-5_free_file_only). Perhaps some one can find the right category for it? Also It could be a good idea to make sure that all the WikJournal files are categorized somewhere in Category:WikiJournal. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 05:44, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Mikael Häggström, Evolution and evolvability, and OhanaUnited: Have I correctly conveyed the wishes of the WJ editors in this regard?Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 08:32, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Sounds good to me, thanks! Mikael Häggström (discusscontribs) 12:13, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Great! And as info I can tell that I made by bot add all files that seems to be related in any way to Category:WikiJournal. For example if the word WikiJournal is used on the file page or the file is used on a page with WikiJournal in the title. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 17:16, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
While this File:WikiJournal Preprints COVID-19 ELIMINATION AND CELL DIFFERENTIATION - Wikiversity.pdf file is a preprint within WikiJournal, the author never moved the PDF onto an actual preprint page. Judging from this author's global contributions, it's safe to say that the author abandoned the draft 4 years ago. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:59, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@OhanaUnited: Aha so it might be safe to delete this file even if its a preprint. However, I think the best is to discuss those files case by case and in a separate discussion. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 15:17, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Archiving of Invalid fair use by User:Marshallsumter


This space is for any unfinished business from that discussion.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 07:53, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Can be closed and archived, I guess. If anyone figures out a new task in the area of "Invalid fair use by User:Marshallsumter", they can open a new RFD nomination as and when they do so. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 13:26, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
The problem is that the task (as mentioned in Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion/Archives/20#Pervasive copyright violations by User:Marshallsumter) is to check all the files uploaded by User:Marshallsumter and check if they meet the criteria for fair use. Sadly it is 1,151 files so I doubt anyone will spend the time on that. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:01, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I tend to support preemptively deleting all files (not pages) uploaded by User:Marshallsumter. The fact that many of the files uploaded by him were determined not to meet Wikiversity criteria for fair use should be grounds enough. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 14:12, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I thought we deleted all his files and userfied all his pages. Apparently I was wrong: File:Earth Shells to Scale.png // Earth/Geognosy/Quiz // Earth/Geognosy. When I deleted his images, I went to a page (category?) that someone else created. ... See also: This List. Apparently this user spend all day long uploading files and putting them into pages he/she created. ... @AP295: This is why I don't bother with a couple of nutcase articles in Physics/Essays--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 16:55, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
For anyone's interest, the upload list is visible at Special:ListFiles/Marshallsumter; a single-page view is at --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 18:09, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The abuse of the fair use doctrine by this former participant is so egregious that I fully support nuking all image uploads. --mikeu talk 04:25, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

And I presume all pages by same participant that contain these images?--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 08:09, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Any pages that have copious copyvio images should be deleted, along with the images. If there are pages without image violation they should be userfied. I doubt there are very many resources that have relevant learning content without copyvio. So, that leaves the resource pages open to deletion - which I support. --mikeu talk 01:44, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

(Moved from Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion/Archives/22#User pages created as part of Computer Essentials (ICNS 141) --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 16:15, 12 April 2024 (UTC))Reply

@MGA73: While I have your attention, I am confused about two lists that I compiled from various requests on RFD:
  1. >1500 Marshallsumter files: Why we deleting Marshallsumter images?
  2. Draft:Original research/Literature & Dominant group/Literature Marshallsumter sometimes delves into the "soft" (unscientific) subjects like literature where personal taste becomes important. I see no reason to delete or even read them.
  3. 287 PCano files I believe these are being deleted because they are unused, yes?
  4. I am not very skilled at uploading files to commons that I did not create (most of my contributions need only attribution to other files on commons.) I uploaded three files from the loc, and it was a time-consuming learning experience. Is there someone else who can do it? Perhaps I could watch till I got the hang of it.
  5. After writing this I found 2497946#Exemption_Doctrine_Policy, which answers a lot of my questions.
  6. I find this page a bit cluttered, but can live with it. If you want a general archiving and cleanup-just ask.
--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:59, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Guy vandegrift: Hello!

  1. Many of the files uploaded by Marshallsumter did not meet the requirements of fair use (violating the Exemption Doctrine Policy). I think all "the easy files" are deleted now. So to clean up the rest we either need hard work or a brute descision to delete everything just to be safe.
  2. I do not think I suggested to delete those 2 pages?
  3. Yes because they are unused.
  4. If you mean move files from here to Commons it is very easy: just click the tab "Export to Wikimedia Commons". If you mean files you found on the Internet it is more tricky. You need to add the relevant information manually and more important add a source. If you found a website with hundreds or thousands of good files it may be possible to do with a bot (see c:Commons:Batch uploading).
  5. Great :-)
  6. I can live with it too.

--MGA73 (discusscontribs) 15:36, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

On #1, I am happy with the brute decision if you are. It's the uploader's responsibility to document the copyright. Recently Mu301 and I "rescued" some high-quality photos on a high-quality resource. But that was an exceptional case. Regarding #4, is (or should it be) our policy to move all Wikiversity files to Commons that are not fair use? My problem with that is we sponsor some pretty low-quality stuff. For example, instructors sometimes use Wikiversity for student submissions, and we can't delete those files until the course is over (in fact, we have no policy on deleting course-affiliated student submissions.) What do we do if the main page is a high-quality course, but some of the student submissions have no educational value?--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:25, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Guy vandegrift: I have no problem if everything is deleted in #1. And I also have no problems if course-affiliated student submissions are deleted after some time (#4). But I think both should be discussed on separate topics (perhaps just move the content to #Archiving_of_Invalid_fair_use_by_User:Marshallsumter). --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:41, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I have been on Wikiversity for more than 10 years, most of the time not paying attention to such things, but I am unaware of any policy that calls for the routine deletion of student efforts that were created as part of an established course. If no decision has ever been made to routinely delete student efforts, we need to make sure the entire community is on board with any change in policy.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 17:54, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yes I agree. Deleting student efforts that were created as part of an established course needs a new discussion and concensus.
Except if it is a copyvio then it should be deleted. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 16:15, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Deleting ALL non-free uploads by User:Marshallsumter


Okay so it seems everyone agree that files that violates Wikiversity criteria for fair use should be deleted - not a big surprise :-D

The big question is if files should be checked one by one or if they should all be deleted. I noticed that some users more or less support to delete all non-free files.

I therefore have 2 questions:

  1. Do you agree to delete all non-free files?
  2. Would you like to try to save any of the files and if yes should all the files be put on a list or in a category or how do you propose to make that possible?

Ping User:Guy vandegrift, User:Dan Polansky, User:Mu301, User:Koavf, User:Omphalographer, User:Dave Braunschweig, User:AP295 and User:MathXplore that was involved in discussions recently. Sorry if I missed anyone and if you do not want to join this time thats of course okay. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:51, 26 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

  1. Yes
  2. No
Justin (koavf)TCM 15:52, 26 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Also yes to 1 and no to 2, with the understanding that this policy only applies to MS because of the large volume of images involved.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 03:29, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Correct and also because MS had a lot of bad files. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 05:52, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
  1. yes, all non-free files should be deleted, prejudiced.
  2. no, I don't believe that there is anything worth saving, in this batch from MS.
--mikeu talk 21:30, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Same as Justin, Guy and mikeu: delete all Marshall Sumter-uploaded non-free files/uploads. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 17:20, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

It seems that there is concensus to delete. I am now adding the files to Category:Files uploaded by Marshallsumter - non-free. I have created Category:Files uploaded by Marshallsumter - non-free - do not delete where anyone can add files if they think some files should be kept (permanent or temporary). I hope it will make it easier to delete the files.--MGA73 (discusscontribs) 11:20, 5 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Just as info. Marshallsumter wrote to me on Commons (User_talk:MGA73#Wikiversity_fair_use_files_of_Marshallsumter) saying we should not delete. I do not see how it will change the result here. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 17:32, 7 June 2024 (UTC)Reply



Trivial questions don't save what is a page with learning outcomes that are scarce (WV:Deletions]). I don't care whether this gets deleted, moved to userspace or moved to Draft:Archive. This was proposed for deletion in 2016 by Dave Braunschweig and was "saved" by adding questions that in my view are trivial and do not save the article. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 17:01, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Delete. I don't think the page achieves anything. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:50, 11 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Draftify, pending vote to rescind the 6-month draftspace deletion rule (latest vote change)--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 11:25, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Archive, Delete, or Userspace (roughly in that order: vote cast on behalf of Dan Polansky by Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 17:30, 11 March 2024 (UTC)That's accurate. I guess I prefer Archive. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 17:57, 11 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Draftify (Move to Draft namespace) - I contributed to this page in good faith. Deleting this page rather than preserving it somewhere will further decrease my motivations to contribute Creative Commons content to the Commons on this wiki, with the understanding that it is OK and considered a "best practice" to delete some good faith Creative Commons contributions on this wiki. A relevant rational may also be found here. Limitless peace. Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 04:43, 13 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
The "good faith" talk is, in my view, entirely beside the point. Faith is not in question in deletion discussion, merely the aptness of the material for inclusion on a project, or inclusion in a specific namespace. For example, Wikiversity is not a repository of good-faith small children's creations or their analogues, or at least its mainspace is not. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:42, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
As an aside, the word you are looking for is "rationale", not "rational". --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 10:37, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Dan Polansky: I do not accept your premise that "Wikiversity is not a repository of (small children's creations)". ... Also, there is a parallel discussion at Wikiversity_talk:Deletions#Proposed_modifications, and it may remove most of the need for Draft:Archive. Michael Ten has pointed out that pages in draftspace could remain permanently. Looking back into the history, I discovered that I voted for the 180 limit. I had forgotten all about that vote, but my own choice of wording jogged my memory: I voted for a 180 day limit because the decision to delete old drafts seemed like a foregone conclusion (Groupthink - who needs it!)--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 13:51, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well, then, from what does it follow that Wikiversity is such a repository? Which guideline, policy or scope statement? By small children I mean, say 0-6 years olds. Should e.g. scans of all pictures drawn by such children be uploadable as "educational content"? And if not pictures, should their first writings be uploadable? Why do they need publishing; does their local harddrive storage not serve the creative purpose enough? --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 13:53, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I overstated my remark about children's work: For the most part, it belongs in userspace or draftspace. And, we need the parent's permission. But colleges teach courses in elementary education. I once walked into such a course and somebody was reading a children's book to the entire class. But we have no entrance requirements for Wikiversity, no minimum IQ is needed. Keep in mind that our differences are matters of personal taste (not factual reality.) The question at hand at Wikiversity_talk:Deletions#Proposed_modifications is what requirements we wish to have for a page to reside indefinitely in draftspace.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:27, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I propose that we close this discussion with decision to delete, as author voted for that option.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 08:16, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Decadic numbers


Arguably, this is not good enough for the mainspace; I have no objections to this being in the draft space or the userspace. Issues: 1) The page appears to be an original research but is not marked as such; 2) it introduces the term "decadic number" as an original terminological invention, as far as I can tell, but does not disclose this to be the case; 3) the term "decadic number" is unfortunate since what is meant is something like "infinite decadic number"; 4) even the term "number" is questionable since it is not clear how these so-called numbers can have anything to do with quantity (but then, complex numbers arguably also do not express quantity, or a single quantity); 5) no attempt to formally define what a decadic number is made; this so-called decadic number appears to be a mapping from positive integers to the set of digits 0-9, to be interpreted from right to left; 6) e.g. "Addition of the decadic numbers is the same as that of the integers" is clearly untrue: integers are finite discrete quantities; ditto for "Multiplication works the same way in the decadic numbers as in the integers".

Perhaps this can be salvaged rather than moved out of mainspace. The first thing to do is add external sources dealing with the concept or state that this is original invention; and then, address the issues. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 07:30, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

As with Surreal numbers the choice is between userspace and a subspace where users could be encouraged to cooperate. Unlike Surreal numbers, I am unaware of any application in physics for this topic. The ideal place would be Discrete mathematics/Number theory because the Olympiads is a high school thing. I will contact the author about both pages--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 09:29, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
If the page should stay in mainspace, I see no reason why it could not stay at Decadic numbers; I don't see moving it around in mainspace as an improvement. But my position as explained above is that it is not fit for mainspace. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 10:07, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Decadic numbers and Surreal numbers have enough that they should be parallel subpages of the same page. I have suggested to the author that they should either create a top page, or find a top page and group these resources together.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 16:54, 29 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Rational numbers/Introduction


The page does not do anything that Wikipedia does not do better: Wikipedia: Rational number. The page contains unfilled tables that seemed to be intended to explain something, but since they are empty, explain nothing. The page has no further reading, revealing no attempt to find best complementary sources online, probably of much higher quality. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 10:20, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Now I see why you were kicked off Wiktionary. Wikiversity has a long and established tradition of allowing student efforts. This page is no worse that Student Projects/Major rivers in India, a page which I randomly selected from Student Projects. I am trying to recruit students to contribute to Wikiversity. Until the Wikiversity community changes its mind about allowing student projects, I will continue with that quest. I will change the template so as to not discourage a person clearly interested in teaching mathematics, and I want you to refrain from placing rfd templates on student efforts. Use {{subpagify}} instead.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 12:24, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I was blocked in the English Wiktionary for "racism" and more. In the English Wiktionary, I often defended pages nominated for deletion and rather rarely nominated anything for deletion. The English Wiktionary has almost no useless pages and is the 2nd most often visited project after Wikipedia. By contrast, the English Wikiversity has very few useful pages, a state of affairs that I am trying to turn around, step by step, following processes and guidelines that I did nothing to establish: WV:RFD and WV:Deletions. That is as far as persons go (ad hominem); as far as process, I hoped here to have a discussion with editors about whether this nearly useless page (Rational numbers/Introduction) should be moved out of the mainspace, and unless consensus developed for my position, I stand no chance to prevail. Rational numbers/Introduction is not a "student project" in any sense of "project" but rather example of all-too-typical junk. Again, I do not decide, others do with me being only a single voice/input. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 12:52, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Now you are on the right track! Wikiversity might be in a transition period between allowing all sorts of pages, to morphing into a selective institution. But the process has to change from the top-down, not from the bottom by deleting one page at a time. When I say "top", I am referring not to the administrators, but to the community at large. At present, RFD has nothing near the quorum required to implement the changes you (and others) are seeking. Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 13:05, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
The only reasonable way going forward, to my mind anyway, is to follow WV:Deletions and not worry about the precedent of its countless violations. Since, should we take e.g. Relation between Electricity And Magnetism, existing since 2011‎, as an example of a page to be kept, then we must keep nearly everything. There are too many pages like that, and therefore, if we take their aggregate as a binding precedent to follow, we end up in trouble, unable to delete junk. It seems only fair to proceed according WV:Deletions, especially when using RFD process which gives potential opposition enough time to object. Such a procedure violates neither established guidelines nor processes; if it "violates" anything, then preexisting extreme lenience/tolerance toward junk, lenience that, as far as I know, was never codified into a guideline. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 13:29, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
No. Please don't use this page as an agenda for reforming Wikiversity. Go to the Colloquium or write an essay. Having said that, I did delete Creating Relation between Electricity And Magnetism because that follows both guidelines and established practice.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 13:50, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Actually, lenience is given an advantage when pages are up for deletion (See Special:Permalink/2615245#Wikipedia's_deletion_policy for evidence that deletion requires somewhat of a super-majority.) But you are not calling for deletion of low quality pages. Instead you want them out of mainspace. We have room for compromise. But, as I said before: RFD is not the place to discuss this. If you want, I could take "Wikiversity:What-goes-where 2024" out of my user-space and we could discuss it there.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:18, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

I noticed a recent edit in the archives and stumbled upon an unanswered question by user:MGA73.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 16:29, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

The linked page shows a list of laboratory members and their photo portraits (photos of faces). Such a thing does not seem to be particularly educational, and no big loss ensues by deletion. On the other hand, if this group of people wants to use Wikiversity to contribute research or educational material, this kind of page could be kindly tolerated. I do not really know what to do here. What is the precedent or similar previous RFD cases? --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 13:06, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
There is also a copyright problem and possibly a privacy issue.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:04, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
The page was created by User:Collet = Pierre Collet, who, believing the page, is one of three representatives of the group. Presumably, if these people did not want to be so published, they would not have agreed to Pierre's creating the page? Therefore, as for privacy, should we assume a problem unless some of the members depicted contacts us, or should we rather assume Pierre Collet knew what he was doing? Pierre Collet's last edit was on 5 July 2021. Many of the images were uploaded by User:Pallamidessi in 2014, per Special:Contributions/Pallamidessi. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 14:48, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I am OK with keeping it as is.Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:44, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Just for the record. The copyright belong to the photographer and not the person on the photo (unless photographer transferred the rights to the person). So the person have no right to allow other to use the photo. The person can ofcourse say that they do not mind that a photo of them is used somewhere. But there is a good chance that the photographer allowed the persons to use the photo. So I do not think there is a big risk using the photos. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 17:22, 28 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unused files (user uploaded 1 file only)


I suggest to delete the unused files in Category:Unused files (user uploaded 1 file only). There are 115 files but a few are also in Category:NowCommons and could be speedy deleted for that reason.

A longer discussion about unused files in general can be seen at Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion/Archives/20#Thousands_of_unused_files and a similar discussion about unused files uploaded by Robert Elliott and Katluvdogs was closed as delete. Currently there is an open discussion for #Unused_files_uploaded_by_PCano.

These files were uploaded by users that only uploaded 1 file. So it is most likely not users that were very active on Wikiversity.

I made a comment at Wikiversity:Colloquium#Moving_free_files_to_Commons about moving files to Commons but I do not think these files look useful. If anyone think that one or more of the files should be kept they are welcome to move them to Commons so they can be put in relevant categories and hopefully be used for something in the future. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:27, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Many of them are not useful for any real purpose. I'll chip away at some of these. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:48, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
It was actually pretty easy to go thru most of these as they are 1.) clearly not useful, 2.) unused, or 3.) already exported to Commons. A substantial majority has been deleted. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:11, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Did them all. Mostly lo-rez selfies, images of text, and diagrams or equations that related to nothing, plus a few screenplays. None of them were in use locally, a handf
were already on Commons and I exported some as well.l —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:29, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Template:Cc-by-nd-3.0 and Category:CC-BY-ND-3.0


ND is not a valid license on Wikiversity and there are no pages/files using the license so I suggest to delete the template and the category. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 15:02, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 21:43, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unused files (user uploaded 2-5 free file only)


I suggest to delete the unused files in Category:Unused files (user uploaded 2-5 free file only). There are 81 files but a few are also in Category:NowCommons and could be speedy deleted for that reason.

A longer discussion about unused files in general can be seen at Wikiversity:Requests_for_Deletion/Archives/20#Thousands_of_unused_files and a similar discussion about unused files uploaded by Robert Elliott, Katluvdogs and #Unused files (user uploaded 1 file only) was closed as delete. Currently there is an open discussion for #Unused_files_uploaded_by_PCano.

These files were uploaded by users that only uploaded a few free files so the files are most likely not a part of a bigger set of files.

I made a comment at Wikiversity:Colloquium#Moving_free_files_to_Commons about moving files to Commons but I do not think these files look useful. If anyone think that one or more of the files should be kept they are welcome to move them to Commons so they can be put in relevant categories and hopefully be used for something in the future.

There are some pdf-files among. Commons does usually not value pdf-files unless they are scans of old books for example. So I do not think we should move those files unless there is a good reason to do so.

One of the files is called "File:WikiJournal Preprints COVID-19 ELIMINATION AND CELL DIFFERENTIATION - Wikiversity.pdf" so that would fit in Category:WikiJournal. However it is also called "preprint" so I'm not sure if it is the final edition. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 14:32, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

I removed File:WikiJournal Preprints COVID-19 ELIMINATION AND CELL DIFFERENTIATION - Wikiversity.pdf from category and added to Category:WikiJournal Preprints to keep it per comment Special:Diff/2624512. --MGA73 (discusscontribs) 05:41, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

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Delete or move to user space or to draft space. Nothing to learn from here. I see no subpages. The page was edited in 2024 by Anonymous Agent, but it did not result in any useable content, from what I can see. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:04, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Delete unless Anonymous Agent who has recently edited it has any intentions on expanding it to something useful in the short term. If you don't, AA, would you be interested in hosting it in your userspace and working on it at your own pace until it's ready to be published in the main namespace? —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:38, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Totally agree to delete this page. I once requested to delete this page but was rejected. Happy to delete it now ! Anonymous Agent (discusscontribs) 09:46, 10 June 2024 (UTC)Reply