Wikipedia:Requests for deletion

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If you think a page should be deleted, read the deletion policy to make sure.
Then follow these instructions on how to request a page for deletion. To find more information on what discussed deletions and quick deletions are:
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Discussed deletion[change | change source]

Put the deletion tag on the article.
  1. Add this tag: {{rfd|REASON}} to the top of the page.
  2. Please use a change summary such as "nominated for deletion".
  3. Save the page.
  4. You can also check the "Watch this page" box to add the page to your watchlist. This lets you to know if the RfD tag is removed.
Create a discussion page.
  1. On the box that has appeared at the top of the article, click the link to create a discussion page.
  2. Type the page name and the reason you are requesting deletion in the right places.


List it here
  1. Look at the discussion page you have just made, and follow the instructions in the red box.
  2. Once you have done that, you may wish to remove that tag.

Quick deletion[change | change source]

See also: Category:Deletion requests

If you think a page has nonsense content, add {{non}} to the top of the page.

If you think a page does not say why the subject is important, add {{notable}} to the top of the page.

If you think a page should be deleted per other quick deletion rules, add {{QD|reason}} to the top of the page.

Notifying the user[change | change source]

Generally, you should try to be civil and tell the user that created the page to join the discussion talking about the page. This can be done by adding {{subst:RFDNote|<page to be deleted>}} ~~~~ to the bottom of their talkpage.

Discussions[change | change source]

See also: Wikipedia:Deletion review
  • The discussion is not a vote. Please make suggestions on what action to take, and support your suggestion with reasons.
  • Please look at the article before you make a suggestion. Do not make an opinion using only the information given by the nominator. Looking at the history of the article may help to understand the situation.
  • Please read other comments and suggestions. They may have helpful information.
  • Start your comments or suggestions on a new line. Start with * and sign after your comment by adding ~~~~ to the end. If you are responding to another editor, put your comment directly below theirs and make sure your comment is indented (using more than one *).
  • New users can make suggestions, but their ideas may not be considered, especially if the suggestion seems to be made in bad faith. The opinion of users who had an account before the start of the request may be given more weight or importance.
  • Suggestions by users using "sock puppets" (more than one account belonging to the same person) and IP addresses will not be counted.
  • Please make only one suggestion. If you change your mind, change your first idea instead of adding a new one. The best way to do this is to put <s> before your old idea and </s> after it. For example, if you wanted to delete an article but now think it should be kept, you could put: "Delete Quick keep".
  • If you would like an article to be kept, you can improve the article and try to fix the problems given in the request for deletion. If the reasons given in the nomination are fixed by changing, the nomination can be withdrawn by the nominator, and the deletion discussion will be closed by an administrator.
  • Try to avoid confusing suggestions, such as delete and merge.

Remember: You do not have to make a suggestion for every nomination. You should think about not making a suggestion if:

  1. A nomination involves a topic that you do not know much about.
  2. Everyone has made the same suggestion and you agree with that suggestion.
  • All times are in UTC.

Current deletion request discussions[change | change source]

User:Claimgoal/WikiProject Tekken[change | change source]

User:Claimgoal/WikiProject Tekken (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Apparently abandoned WikiProject. No meaningful edits since February 2009. Hosting user hasn't edited since July 2010. The only listed member is the hosting user. No indication on page of any work done for the project.

This request includes the following related page, which is the project userbox:

Note to closing admin: The project page has a redirect pointing to it, apparently from a user rename in the past. Auntof6 (talk) 05:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

This request is due to close on 05:46, 6 October 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Claimgoal/WikiProject SpongeBob SquarePants[change | change source]

User:Claimgoal/WikiProject SpongeBob SquarePants (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Apparently abandoned WikiProject. No meaningful edits since 2008. Hosting user hasn't edited since July 2010. The only listed user redirects to the hosting user. Nothing on page about any work done for the project.

Note to closing admin: this page and its talk page have redirects pointing to them, apparently due to a user rename in the past. Auntof6 (talk) 05:34, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

This request is due to close on 05:34, 6 October 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Zzmonty/Wikiproject Parental Advisory[change | change source]

User:Zzmonty/Wikiproject Parental Advisory (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Apparently abandoned WikiProject. No meaningful edits to the project page since January 2009. No record on page of anything done for the project. The hosting user hasn't edited anything since February 2009. The only listed user is the hosting user.

Beyond all that, the project's stated goal of marking articles for age-appropriateness and for potentially objectionable content is not something Wikipedia does. Auntof6 (talk) 01:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

This request is due to close on 01:04, 6 October 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Zzmonty/WikiProject My first wikipedia[change | change source]

User talk:Zzmonty/WikiProject My first wikipedia (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Apparently abandoned WikiProject that doesn't appear to have accomplished anything. No meaningful changes to the project page since 2008. The hosting user hasn't edited since February 2009. The only listed user is the hosting user. No record on page of anything done for the project.

Beyond all that, the project's main goals are against our practices. Specifically:

  • Separate articles for children, even separate ones for different age ranges
  • Treating articles in the project scope as a "sub wiki within the simple wiki"
  • Identifying characters ("MFW") in article titles
  • Maintaining a "History of Science Portal", when we don't do portals here

This proposal includes the following related pages in the hosting user's userspace:

-- Auntof6 (talk) 00:45, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

  • Delete. This one can definitely go: it never got off the ground. The aims are quite different from our practices. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:40, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 00:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Suicide of Amanda Todd[change | change source]

Suicide of Amanda Todd (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Girl was harrassed into providing pictures/opportunities for pictures of her topless, and later was blackmailed with those pictures. The teenager Todd could not handle the pressure, and posted a video on Youtube, before committing suicide. The video received many (in the order of millions) views, after which, the media started reporting. Being harassed in school is probably something everyone experiences. So my big question: Where is the notability in all of this? Eptalon (talk) 17:01, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

Well, it's a good and interesting question Ep raises. I think the point is that so far the whole story rests on her self-report. On the other hand, a man has been charged. If convicted, that would provide a basis of objective fact which would indirectly confirm that at least part of her story is true. The other basis is that many news media have retold her story, apparently believing it. I'm inclined not to do anything about this page, but to wait and see. There may be more to come; some of the other participants may talk. Strictly, I suppose we do not have notability at present. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Most people aren't victimised as much as she was, and the vast majority of people make it though high school without committing suicide. This case received a lot of media coverage, and helped bring about awareness of the issues involved in this case, through social media and mainstream media. This has a much longer article on en; do we have a higher notability bar than they do? Jim Michael (talk) 13:31, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Er yeah, the case got a lot of media coverage. I live in the UK but a guy at my college took part in the social media mocking of her suicide. And as has been said, there's an article for Suicide of Amanda Todd on En Wiki. Shiningroad (talk) 15:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, we do know that, but it doesn't address the question. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:01, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
The question of whether or not we have a higher notability bar than en hasn't been answered either. If our notability requirement is the same as that of en, does their article on the subject show that this suicide is notable? If so, this article should be improved so that it also shows its notability - not deleted. Jim Michael (talk) 01:20, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Does it need to be said that we are a different wiki, and make our own decisions? Although in general English wiki standards are good, that doesn't mean they make no mistakes. All wikis are subjected to a bombardment of weakly-sourced material. The question asked in this case was "where is the basis for notability?" It deserves an answer. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I know we make our own decisions, but what needs to be clarified is if we have the same notability bar. I've raised this question before a few times but have never received a straight answer. It needs to be said that either: a) we have the same notability requirements as en, or b) our notability requirements are different: here are the ways in which they differ: i) ......ii) ......iii) ....... iv) ......... v) ........ etc. Articles have been deleted from here with justifications such as 'this is not something we need on Simple'. Articles have been deleted which have been kept after being taken to AfD on en. Is the argument for deleting this article that: x) this suicide is not notable, or y) it is notable, but whilst its notability is explained on the en article, it is not explained on the Simple article? If y) is the case, then what is it on the en article that demonstrates its notability that is absent from this article? Jim Michael (talk) 14:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
There are a lot of sources out there that can be added, which can potentially make this suicide notable. If the article cannot be improved, then it does not meet notability guidelines and thus must be deleted. Answering the question above, there's plenty of points that have been missed out in the Simple article, such as the movements established following the event, reactions by the general public etc. George.Edward.C (Talk) (Contributions) 15:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
The salient points missing from the article can be added to it, if it can be decided what they are. Perhaps discuss what to add to the article on Talk:Suicide of Amanda Todd, rather than deleting the article. However, if Simple has a signficantly higher notability bar than en, that might still not make it notable enough to avoid being deleted. A few people have implied that we have a higher notability bar than en, but no-one has stated that we do, nor has anyone said that we do not. Jim Michael (talk) 16:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 17:01, 5 October 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Alirio/sandbox[change | change source]

User:Alirio/sandbox (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: This page contains drafts of multiple articles, but the user has been working on them for some time without any sign of creating most of them. The articles included have changed over time. One of these articles existed before this user page was created, as List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network Arabic. In addition, the user has been asked multiple times not to include article categories on this page, because that violates the guideline on what can be on user pages. However, he/she continues to include them after several requests, warnings, and blocks. Auntof6 (talk) 22:22, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.

Discussion[change | change source]

  • Comment I should add that this user is currently blocked and would not be able to edit this RfD. I will put a notice on his/her talk page saying that if they want a comment added, it can be put on the user's talk page and I will copy it here. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:25, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Do you think the user will be coming back after the block? If not, can the work on the articles be salvaged, and prepared to use as articles here at Simple? I looked over the material briefly, and it seems a shame to let the work go to waste? I am not sure of the policy for this here. What do you think? Carriearchdale (talk) 22:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
I imagine he will be back, because he came back after the two previous blocks. Two things about that, though. One is that the user has never responded to any communication on his talk page, so I doubt we'd be able to discuss it with him. The other thing is that the content of the page has changed over time, with none of the articles ever being created. We have had users do this kind of thing before, and they were apparently using their user page to work for some other website, which isn't allowed. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment All of the content the editor is adding to that page seems to be copied from EN (without modification). Even if the content is encylopedia-worthy, it will take work for us (and not him/her) to simplify the content before putting it into mainspace. Chenzw  Talk  01:23, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:35, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom & Chenzw. Goblin 01:40, 25 September 2014 (UTC) I ♥ Chenzw!

This request is due to close on 22:22, 30 September 2014 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


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