Wikipedia:Requests for deletion

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Policy shortcut:
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:

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|]] 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.
List it here
  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/2017/(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 source]

Antonio Ibáñez de Alba[change source]

Antonio Ibáñez de Alba (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Possibly promoting someone born in the 1950s; yet the ESWP article lists many newspaper sources. So determining real notability is difficult. I suggest deleting, (not QD). Eptalon (talk) 15:06, 15 June 2017 (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]

This request is due to close on 15:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.

Rudolf Schumann[change source]

Rudolf Schumann (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Only has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Per the similar arguments at en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rudolf Schumann. He does not appear to be a notable composer. Only (talk) 09:55, 13 June 2017 (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]

  • Save. I want to leave the article and not to delete.In the article many sources.Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 13:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    User:Infobox5, what is your relationship to Rudolf Schumann? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:04, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    I'm a fan of his, I love his music, I'm a music lover, I love music, I listen to the music of Blues and Rock to write an article about Rudolf, as his music is interesting and reminds me of the style of Jean Michel Jarre and Keith Emerson.I want to keep this article.Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 14:54, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    There are sources here and on the other wikis where this article exists. Yet just about all of this was created by this one user. Does anybody here read Russian well enough to tell us if these sources are reliable and independent? StevenJ81 (talk) 17:15, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    I know Russian, the sources in the article is true, correct, there is mention of Rudolf in the Russian Wikipedia.I want to save an article, I believe that it is not necessary to remove.Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 18:59, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
    User:Infobox5, with all due respect, you created the article, so you cannot also be the source of verification. Also, I don't see a page on him in Russian Wikipedia, only Bulgarian, Spanish and Ido. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:02, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Times article on Rudolf there are in the Bulgarian, Spanish and IDO so maybe save the article in simple Wikipedia and not to delete it?Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 03:57, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
The mention of Rudolf in the Russian Wikipedia in the graph "Охота 63" and Дискография.Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 04:00, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
You want to delete the article or keep it?Thank You Very Much!)Infobox5 (talk) 04:17, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. I don't see independent confirmation of notability, and Russian Wikipedia deleted. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:12, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • There is :de:Rudolf Schumann (186595-1966), a German botanist (only an article at dewp, sorry). We already have an article on Robert Schumann, a German composer, and his wife Clara Schumann; Robert Schuman was a German/French statesman, one of the fathers of the European Union. Schuman(n) is a common surname in Germany/Luxembourg/France; see en:Schumann and de:Schumann_(Familienname). Given that the person we are talking about here was born after 1990, I doubt they are notable; but of course I am not a music critic. --Eptalon (talk) 23:01, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 09:55, 20 June 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.

  • Save.

I think we should leave the article, it has a multitude of links to verified sources, the composer Rudolf Schumann worthy of this article in SimpleWiki. (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

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