Talk to me like I'm stupid about requesting removal of my own images from Wikimedia Commons.
Many moons ago I had very liberal Creative Commons-licenses applied to my Flickr account before I thought through the potential ramifications. As a result, many of my pictures ended up being harvested via what appears to be a bot into Wikimedia Commons. My Flickr account name is similar enough to my real name, that when one googles my name, those images pop up. One of them is an embarrassing photograph of me in a slightly NSFW Halloween costume. As far as I can tell, it's on a Wikimedia Commons page, but has not yet been used in any Wikipedia pages or in any projects.
There are other photos ingested from my Flickr feed that I'd prefer to have removed, though I feel slightly less strongly about those. Ideally, I'd like to just have any pictures associated with my Flickr account removed en masse from Wikimedia. It's less than 30 photos, many of them are pictures of identifiable people and very few have any educational value.
What is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of either the first photograph, or the entire set, with minimal drama or pushback?
--I changed back all the licensing on my Flickr account to Copyright-only. I have heard that if something was used at the time a CC license was active, that "status at the time" still goes for allowing people to use the image. My entire Flickr account is currently only visible to me.
--My understanding is that there is a public deletion request method you're supposed to go through. I've read the process here (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests
) and am still confused, because:
--I do not currently have a Wikimedia/Wikipedia account. I may want to create one for future editing of pages, and really don't want to have this deletion linked to an account I may use for being an active user later. It seems sock puppet accounts are discouraged.
--I really am not interested in learning the syntax and language of doing wiki deletion requests at this time. Ideally I'd want to fill out a form or send an email and have this taken care of.
--I am a woman, and really do not want to have to defend why I don't want an embarrassing picture of my body out there anymore. I just want it gone.
What is the best way to have this photograph removed from Wikimedia Commons? Should I be prepared for pushback, or should this be relatively hassle-free? Would it be easier to just get the one photo of myself removed, or could I make a case for having the other photos associated with my Flickr account removed?