I often come across deletion requests on enwiki, for files that have been manually transferred to Commons (instead of using FileImporter). So instead of simply going ahead with the deletion request, I:
- Delete the previously manually transferred Commons file
- Edit the enwiki page to remove the "NowCommons" template (as FileImporter blocks imports with pages that has this template)
- Re-transfer the file from enwiki to Commons with history
- Delete the enwiki file.
Can we somehow overcome step 2? At least for power users? To me, it mostly seems to be an obstacle than a helpful feature. ~~~~