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Despite the fact that the sensitive information is blurred-out, this is not an image which is necessary on WTS. The image is not in use on any page and has an identifiable person (no name, but image/birthdate). I was a little naive/stupid in uploading this pic without blurring everything. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 19:21, 26 January 2013 (EST)
Despite the fact that the sensitive information is blurred-out, this is not an image which is necessary on WTS. The image is not in use on any page and has an identifiable person (no name, but image/birthdate). I was a little naive/stupid in uploading this pic without blurring everything. [[User:AHeneen|AHeneen]] 19:21, 26 January 2013 (EST)
: Done, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] 13:05, 28 January 2013 (EST)

Revision as of 18:09, 28 January 2013

This page contains lists of articles and images which are recommended for deletion. Any Wikitraveller can recommend an article or image for deletion, and any Wikitraveller can comment on the deletion nomination. Articles and images are presumed guilty until proven innocent. After fourteen (14) days of discussion, if a consensus is reached to retain an article, it won't be deleted. Otherwise it will be deleted by an administrator. Please read the Nominating and Commenting sections prior to nominating articles/images or commenting on nominations.


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The basic format for a deletion nomination is the following:

* Delete.  Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

Please follow these steps when nominating an article or image for deletion:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion.
  2. For the article or image being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag to the top of the article so that people viewing the article will know that it is proposed for deletion.
  3. Add a link to the article or image at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article or image per entry.


All Wikitravellers are asked to state their opinion about articles and images listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''.  There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

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Deleting, or not

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February 2012

Image:503727492 qodfP-M.jpg

  • A similar image is found at the USS North Carolina's web site, although not this exact image (the fisheye distortion matches, as do all lighting and shadows, but the image uploaded here is a much wider crop than any other image I've found on the web). Complicating matters is that the uploader is User:BattleshipNC, a username that implies official-ness. It's possible this is the full version of the image used for their website splash banner, and that BattleshipNC has the rights to release it as specified, but I certainly can't say for sure. LtPowers 19:23, 13 February 2012 (EST)
That user's only contributions on :en are entries for the battleship as well (though it needs a serious trimming!), I'd be inclined to believe they have the rights to the picture... though whether they really meant to public-domain it, I have lingering doubts about. Since it seems to be a public agency supporting them, or at least running their website (N. C. Department of Cultural Resources), it's got better odds than most. Leaning towards (weak) keep. -- D. Guillaime 17:54, 13 March 2012 (EDT)

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA officially owns this photograph and uploaded as such onto WikiTravel for public use. Images of the Ship fall under the public domain laws therefore are made for all to use. The website at does also hold this image and they are one in the same. Please do consider not deleting the image. Thank you. —The preceding comment was added by BattleshipNC (talkcontribs) .

Do you have any evidence that the photo is in the public domain? LtPowers 20:14, 13 April 2012 (EDT)
  • Keep. In general we give the benefit of the doubt to uploaders, and it seems (to me) that sufficient clarification has been provided to back up the upload details. -- Ryan 13:05, 27 May 2012 (EDT)

April 2012

Images from User:Globentrekker

Delete. Request from owner of image (myself) to delete the image. Globentrekker 08:14, 16 April 2012 (EDT)

  • May I ask why? You just uploaded them, and they're very good pictures. LtPowers 08:55, 16 April 2012 (EDT)
An image clean up was requested of the article where they were linked to with users citing "poor quality" of images, ergo I removed my poor quality images. Globentrekker 10:17, 16 April 2012 (EDT)
  • I think they are nice. Jjtk 13:01, 16 April 2012 (EDT)
  • ? There's IMO nothing wrong with the quality of the pictures. Of course, if the uploader him/herself clearly does not want them here... Ypsilonatshared 08:39, 22 April 2012 (EDT)
  • Keep? I'm also confused. Where was the discussion requesting that you remove them from an article? --Peter Talk 16:01, 23 April 2012 (EDT)
    I think the referenced discussion is this one: en:Talk:Stockholm#Image cleanup. -- Ryan 18:23, 23 April 2012 (EDT)
  • friends, I think that the above nomination of Image:Railmap.JPG can be the problem of User:Globentrekker or he has to do some more explaining - --Rein N. 15:43, 26 April 2012 (EDT)
    • Actually, I have no issue regarding the deletion of the Railmap.JPG as I realise now from doing a bit of research that SL (that's Storstockholms Lokaltrafik the public transport agency for Stockholm) didn't actually release it to the public domain (I confirmed this by contacting them at their contact centre at Centralstation when I passed through recently) and that was something I neglected to check when I uploaded it, so I don't mind that at all. In the Stockholm page my photos were judged to be low quality and it was requested they were removed from the article and as such I don't wish them to be hosted on wikitravel if they are not to be used in the article that I supplied them for. I'm sure you can understand this reasoning. Globentrekker 15:59, 26 April 2012 (EDT)
      • I still don't understand the reasoning. First, it seems that plenty of them would be fine to put in the article, and am skeptical that they should have ever been removed from it. Second, even if they are not in the article, having them online under the Creative Commons license enriches the quality of photography and information available on Stockholm in the open content world. Why would you want to retract them, having put in the effort to upload them? --Peter Talk 04:18, 27 April 2012 (EDT)
        • As far as image removal goes, well, you are free to comment on or read the discussion on en:Talk:Stockholm#Image cleanup. A member said the images were not of sufficient quality (over-exposed, under-exposed or shot from uninspiring angles were their comments). If you all feel so strongly they should remain then I'm not going to argue endlessly about this. Globentrekker 19:58, 27 April 2012 (EDT)

June 2012

Bondi Beach images uploaded by Andy Solo

These images can indeed be found at, as the image description pages indicate. Each image is also credited at that web site to "Andy Solo", which is the same as the uploader's username. But there's no indication on the web site that these images are free. User:Andysolo might indeed by the person who took those photos, in which case he's certainly allowed to release them under a free license. But can we be certain that's the case? LtPowers 10:18, 19 June 2012 (EDT)

  • Keep. Given the uploader's user name and the fact that all portions of the licensing template (including credit) were provided, I think the user provided sufficient info to warrant keeping the images. -- Ryan 18:34, 4 July 2012 (EDT)

August 2012

Archeofalisco Logo uploaded by Archeofalisco

This image belongs to Archeofalisco. Since Archeofalisco is a no-profit association the use of its logo can affect the missions of gratuity related to cultural heritage. For a mistake the user wikitravel "Archeofalisco" (the same that holds the property) has entered its logo. We pray then erase this image. Unsigned comment by (talkcontribs) .

There is no Archeofalisco user registered on Wikitravel Shared, nor is there an image uploaded with that name. Are you sure you're in the right place? -- D. Guillaime 14:49, 18 August 2012 (EDT)

December 2012

USAID often uses other people's images for their own purposes but that doesn't give us the right to use those particular images here. The author in this case is Paul Cruickshank [1] but there's no evidence that he worked for USAID. Plus, this is a terrible image to be used in Wikitravel for showing the city of Kabul. It's too small, shows nothing important but some type of a farmer's house and a field. There are many free images of Kabul City in Wikimedia.--Creative 13:10, 2 December 2012 (EST)

Copyvio from this page--Shoestring 05:21, 16 December 2012 (EST)

Done. Thank you for notifying us! IBAlex 18:35, 18 December 2012 (EST)

Some random copyright violations

File:Artists-studio.jpg: Uploaded to Wikitravel on 31 May 2009. Also at in a smaller resolution, but the server tells that the copy at the website is from 1 May 2009. To see this information in Firefox, open the image in a new tab and press CTRL+I. You will now see a lot of information about the photo, including the date.

File:Supetar kampanel.jpg: Stolen from

File:1257280101119 f.jpg: Stolen from

File:375948281 59d3eb96cf b.jpg: Stolen from

File:Glenties.JPG: Stolen from[email protected]/3259277816/

File:Hualpen museum.jpg: Stolen from

File:Part-Dieu.jpg: Stolen from

I suggest that you delete all of them. --Stefan2 19:28, 30 December 2012 (EST)

Thank you, Stefan for such a valuable message. Certainly, all the pictures should be deleted. I'm taking care of that right now. If you see any other copyright violations, I would appreciate if you let us know. Thank you, IBAlex 17:33, 7 January 2013 (EST)

Files uploaded by RIZU

RIZU have uploaded three similar files in 2009: File:Snow My town.jpg, File:Japan Snow.jpg and File:003.JPG. They do not have a license and I do not think they are in use. Uploader is not active. I therefore suggest to delete the files. --MGA73 08:09, 19 January 2013 (EST)

Thanks for your notice! I see that RIZU has an inactive account over here. Just in case, I decided to send him a message on EN WT before deleting the pictures, asking if he is planning to use them in any article. [2]. Best, IBAlex 18:56, 21 January 2013 (EST)


No good source. Looks like a screenshot or a photo of screen. Did uploader draw this map self? --MGA73 14:55, 19 January 2013 (EST)

Ok, I'm deleting it. Author's account doesn't exist, the map is very unclear and is not used anywhere. Thanks! IBAlex 18:59, 21 January 2013 (EST)

File:AHeneen Paris.JPG, File:AHeneen TourEiffel.png

This was a personal user page image that I know longer wish to have on WTS. It should be deleted since it does not add to the Wikitravel project. AHeneen 19:21, 26 January 2013 (EST)

Done, IBAlex 13:04, 28 January 2013 (EST)

File:Passport InfoPage.png

Despite the fact that the sensitive information is blurred-out, this is not an image which is necessary on WTS. The image is not in use on any page and has an identifiable person (no name, but image/birthdate). I was a little naive/stupid in uploading this pic without blurring everything. AHeneen 19:21, 26 January 2013 (EST)

Done, IBAlex 13:05, 28 January 2013 (EST)