User:PiR/RfD

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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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Before nominating: checks and alternatives [change source]

Prior to nominating article(s) for deletion, please be sure to:

A. Read and understand these policies and guidelines
  1. The Wikipedia deletion policy, which explains valid grounds for deletion.
  2. The main four guidelines and policies that inform deletion discussions: notability (WP:N), verifiability (WP:V), reliable sources (WP:RS), and what Wikipedia is not (WP:NOT)
  3. Subject-specific notability guidelines, which can be found at Category:Wikipedia notability guidelines
B. Carry out these checks
  1. Confirm that the article does not meet the criteria for quick deletion.
  2. If there are verifiability, notability or other sourcing concerns, take reasonable steps to search for reliable sources. (See step D.)
  3. Review the article's history to check for potential vandalism or poor editing.
  4. Read the article's talk page for previous nominations and/or that your objections haven't already been dealt with.
  5. Check "What links here" in the article's sidebar, to see how the page is used and referenced within Wikipedia.
  6. Check if there are interlanguage links, also in the sidebar, which may lead to more developed and better sourced articles. Likewise, search for native-language sources if the subject has a name in a non-Latin alphabet (such as Japanese or Greek), which is often in the lede.
C. Consider whether the article could be improved rather than deleted
  1. If the article can be fixed through normal editing, then it is not a candidate for RfD.
  2. If the article was recently created, please consider allowing the contributors more time to develop the article.
  3. If an article has issues try first raising your concerns on the article's talk page, with the main contributors, and/or adding a cleanup tag, such as {{notability}}, {{hoax}}, {{original research}}, or {{advert}}; this ensures readers are aware of the problem and may act to fix it.
  4. If the topic is not important enough to merit an article on its own, consider merging or redirecting to an existing article. This should be done particularly if the topic name is a likely search term.
D. Search for additional sources, if the main concern is notability
  1. The minimum search expected is a normal Google search, a Google Books search, a Google News search, and a Google News archive search; Google Scholar is suggested for academic subjects.
  2. If you find a lack of sources, you've completed basic due diligence before nominating. However, if a quick search does find sources, this does not always mean an RfD on a sourcing basis is unwarranted. If you spend more time examining the sources, and determine that they are insufficient, e.g., because they only contain passing mention of the topic, then an RfD nomination may still be appropriate.
  3. If you find that adequate sources do appear to exist, the fact that they are not yet present in the article is not a proper basis for a nomination. Instead, you should consider citing the sources, or at minimum apply an appropriate template to the page that flags the sourcing concern. Common templates include {{unreferenced}}, {{refimprove}}, {{third-party}}, {{primary sources}} and {{one source}}.

Discussed deletion[change source]

Put the deletion tag on the article.
  1. Click "Change source" at the top of the page to be deleted.
  2. In the edit box, add this tag: {{rfd|REASON}}. Put it at the top of the page, above the rest of the text. Then, replace the text "REASON" with a short reason why the page should be deleted. Do not be too specific here. You can add more details on the discussion page (see below).
  • It is a good idea to write a change summary to let others know what you are doing. You can say "nominating for deletion", "requesting deletion", or something like that.
  1. Click "Save changes" at the bottom to save the page with the deletion tag at the top.
  • You can also check the "Watch this page" check box to add the page to your watchlist. This lets you know if the page for deletion has been changed. If the deletion tag is removed any time before the discussion is closed, it should be put back.
Create a discussion page.
  1. If the deletion tag has been added to the page, a box should appear at the top of the article with a link saying "Click here to create a discussion page!" Click that link.
  2. You should be taken to a page starting with "Creating Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/..." along with the current year and the name of the article to be deleted. In the edit box, the following tag should have already been added: {{RfD/Preload/Template}} . Replace the text PLACE REASON HERE with a more detailed reason why the page should be deleted.
  • It is helpful to include links to the various policy pages about Wikipedia (that begin with Wikipedia:). Here are some examples of this: "This article is [[Wikipedia:COMPLEX|easy to understand]]" or "Not a [[Wikipedia:notable|notable]] topic''. This will make others more aware of why the page is not acceptable under Wikipedia's policies.
  1. Click "Save changes" to save the new discussion page when you are done.
  • A change summary you can write for this page is "creating discussion page", "starting deletion discussion", or something like that.
  • As with the page for deletion, you can check the "Watch the page" box. This will let you know if someone else has replied to your discussion.
  1. Copy the title of the discussion page to the clipboard. You can do this by dragging the mouse over the text from "Wikipedia" to the end of the page title to highlight it, then right-clicking and selecting "Copy".
  2. Go to the list of deletion requests, and click "change source" beside the words "Current deletion request discussions".
  3. At the top of the list of discussions, paste the title from the clipboard (right-click and select "Paste"). Add a pair of curly brackets before and after the title to make a template that will copy the content of the discussion page onto the main deletion page, like this:
{{Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2018/(name of page to be deleted)}}
  1. Finally, click "Save changes" to add the discussion to the list. If the page saves successfully, you should see your deletion discussion at the top of the list. And that's it!

Quick deletion[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 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 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:PiRSquared[change | change source]

User:PiRSquared (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

PiRSquared17 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Test πr2 (talk • changes) 23:03, 7 December 2011 (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 23:03, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Wikipedia:Sandbox[change | change source]

Wikipedia:Sandbox (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

PiRSquared17 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: undefined πr2 (talk • changes) 22:56, 7 December 2011 (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 22:56, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Pirsquared17[change | change source]

User:Pirsquared17 (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

PiRSquared17 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: undefined πr2 (talk • changes) 22:44, 7 December 2011 (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 22:44, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Sandbox[change | change source]

Sandbox (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

PiRSquared17 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: undefined πr2 (talk • changes) 22:40, 7 December 2011 (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 22:40, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Sandbox[change | change source]

Sandbox (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

PiRSquared17 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: undefined πr2 (talk • changes) 22:40, 7 December 2011 (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 22:40, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.

User:PiR/RfD/2011/User:PiRSquared17 User:PiR/RfD/2011/User:PiRSquared17

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Acute[change source]

Acute (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: "Acute" is an adjective. It is used to modify nouns in the entries below, but does not have separate meanings Auntof6 (talk) 20:55, 7 December 2011 (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 source]

So basically you want to delete it for being a disambiguation? The EN version of the same page is a disambiguation. If you were talking about the bit at the start that says "Acute could mean:", that is just me trying to make a simpler term for "refer". If you wish me to, I could remove all the entries that aren't in the EN version of the page. -Orashmatash- 21:02, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I don't want to remove it for being a dab page. I'm a big fan of disambiguation pages, but dab pages are not for just anything that has the word in the title. The entries here aren't for "acute", they're for "acute foo" and the word "acute" just modifies them. ("Acute" basically just means "sharp".) On the enwiki page, there are entries for "Acute (medicine)" and "Acute (phonetic)" that describe specialized uses of the word. Those articles are basically titled "Acute", but with qualifiers. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:10, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I removed everything not in the EN equivalent. That's about the best I can do. Do you still want to delete it? -Orashmatash- 21:11, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, removing that entry didn't address the issue. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:29, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
The point you might be missing is that these subjects might be known at times just by the word Acute. -DJSasso (talk) 21:32, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
I understand that point with dab pages, but to me it doesn't apply here. To me, referring to these particular things as just "acute" would be like saying just "green" to refer to things like green screen, Green Day, Green Hornet, green algae, green card, and others. There are things that might be referred to as just "green" (Green River, for example), but for normal use I don't believe these are among them. Likewise, I don't believe the things on this page are among those that would be called just "acute". --Auntof6 (talk) 22:00, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
en:Green (disambiguation)... It is actually fairly common to use dabs this way. -DJSasso (talk) 18:15, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. Gotanda (talk) 21:40, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep - Both of these things could just be referred to as "Acute", which is why they're in a disambiguation page. Don't see why it should be deleted at all. Besides, I'll get round to making the articles in the EN version. In fact, I'll do it tomorrow. -Orashmatash- 21:48, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
 Created all but one which was too difficult to simplify. Do you still want to delete it? -Orashmatash- 16:54, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but yes. I disagree that all of those things could be called just "acute". --Auntof6 (talk) 18:01, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Other than the medicine one which is most definitely known at times just as Acute. -DJSasso (talk) 18:13, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Really? How would that be used? Would one say something like, "Take this antibiotic for your acute"? That article itself says that it's an adjective. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:23, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
If you think this page should be deleted, then RFD the EN version as well. --Orashmatash is travelling 08:29, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
It doesn't have to be in a sentence. It could be a sign for example. Disambiguation pages are for avoiding confusion. This is very much a case of "does no harm". It is pretty standard to use dab pages this way. I am not sure why there is such a fire to delete something that is potentially helpful. -DJSasso (talk) 14:21, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
It's just an adjective. Why not put it in wikt? Isn't that what wikt is for? Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:22, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
It's a disambiguation page, not a dicdef. -Orashmatash- 16:41, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep. Per Orashmatash. Goblin 14:37, 13 December 2011 (UTC) I ♥ Nifky!
  • Delete - Per Auntof6. Normandie 13:27, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Why are people wanting to delete the page here, but nobody will RfD the EN version? I'm really confused. The two are identical bar one article. -Orashmatash- 18:03, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Because I don't believe that anyone searching for any of those four articles would search solely for "acute". We are not en. Maybe en is wrong? Normandie 20:37, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I know we are not EN. I am not implying that we are EN. All I am saying is that the EN version has not been RfD'd, but the Simple version has, and they are the exact same bar one article. It doesn't make sense to me. -Orashmatash- 21:08, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Why? Well I can't tell you why something hasn't happened, but if you have a look at the Talk page over on En, you'll see that the article isn't getting much attention. I really feel this falls under "not a dictionary" and should be deleted for that reason, but also because if it is better for new or improved article to link to say Acute angle rather than just Acute. If the Acute disambig page exists, editors will see a blue link and may think it is fine, but the more specific link would be much better. Thanks, Gotanda (talk) 21:29, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I don't see how it falls under "not a dictionary". It is a disambiguation page, not a dicdef. -Orashmatash- 13:29, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
The way it is laid out just now is like me creating an disambig article called Small with only links to Small business, Small solar system body and Small-eared Dormouse. You would not search for small to go to any of those articles. You'd search for small business, small solar system body and small-eared Dormouse. Normandie 13:38, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak keep - I don't really see the point of the page, but it isn't unuseful either. Yottie =talk= 15:07, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 20:55, 14 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not change it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page, such as the current discussion page. No more changes should be made to this discussion.


Recently closed deletion discussions[change | change source]

Charlotte Lindström[change source]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The outcome of this request for deletion was to  Keep. Kansan (talk) 16:27, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Charlotte Lindström (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Addihockey10 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: This article is almost identical to this enwiki article, it just omits the lead of the article and the last section is worded a bit differently. If someone is willing to simplify it, please note that here so we don't lose an article. Thank you. --Addihockey10 e-mail 07:51, 28 November 2011 (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 source]

  • Weak Oppose the "murder" section seems to be the only section to be copy-paste. What about just adding a sentence or two about it since the article is notable? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 04:23, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
  • If I compare this to the English-language version, it seems ot be noticeably different; the problem I see here is that this is about a crimial case of someone trying to "hire" someone else for a murder (a "hitman") - So far, Lindström is the only one held in relatiion to the case; her boyfriend is also serving time, but this is in relation to a different crime, mainly involving drug-dealing. If the article is kept, we should really find out what remains; Will people be looking for this as "Lindstöm", or as (Australian) "hitman case". The last section of the current article should be reworded. --Eptalon (talk) 14:19, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep - Per Eptalon. -Orashmatash- 21:50, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep - notable. Racepacket (talk) 10:54, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 07:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not change it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page, such as the current discussion page. No more changes should be made to this discussion.


Template:Portal[change source]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The outcome of this request for deletion was to  DeleteKansan (talk) 16:23, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Template:Portal (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: We don't have portals on Simple English Wikipedia, so this template and its many subpages (see list here) aren't needed. I'd also like the following templates included in this request:

-- Auntof6 (talk) 02:39, 26 November 2011 (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 source]

  • Delete - The templates are either blank or unused (transcluded nowhere except userspace). I think they can be QD'd as unused templates, no? Chenzw  Talk  03:40, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
    • Some of the subtemplates are used, which is why I brought this to RFD instead of QD. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:04, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Delete - As I recall, there was some talk a long while back about trying to add a few portals and see how well they work on this wiki, but I never figured out how to make it work right and there wasn't much community support behind it. If there still isn't much community support for using portals, then I say delete all these templates. It was an experiment that didn't quite work out, and I'm okay with that. Wilhelm meis (talk) 21:59, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not change it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page, such as the current discussion page. No more changes should be made to this discussion.

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