Wikipedia:Requests for deletion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Wikipedia:RFD)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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:
PLEASE READ THIS

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|not 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.
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/2019/(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]

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]

  • 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]

Fethi Haddaoui[change source]

Fethi Haddaoui (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Article about a Tunisian actor, born 1961. There are articles in DEWP, FRWP, and ARWP whih look pretty similar (not to say identical markup, text-translated).What we get are few sources to show that the person is indeed notable; which is always difficult to assess for media people.Might be paid editing (hard to prove). What do other people think, delete? Eptalon (talk) 21:14, 20 November 2019 (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 21:14, 27 November 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Mickie McGowan[change source]

Mickie McGowan (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: US American voice actress, born 1938; voiced characters in many movies, seems to have a Wikidata entry. Problem we have: A one sentence article, plus a list of characters she voiced, without sources. Suggestions? Eptalon (talk) 21:02, 20 November 2019 (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 21:02, 27 November 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Brother bald[change source]

Brother bald (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Praxidicae has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Non-notable youtuber - the only coverage he's received isn't really coverage but a report of his death and even that is questionable as far as sourcing goes (and most of the sources don't actually work.) A YouTuber with 80k subscribers is also highly unlikely to be notable. Praxidicae (talk) 13:34, 18 November 2019 (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. Not notable, agree with proposer. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:03, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 13:34, 25 November 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Sajha Yuva Sangathan[change source]

Sajha Yuva Sangathan (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Computer Fizz has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: doesn't seem to be notable. the same author has tried to create this article on enwiki where the notability was questioned there as well. the article also does not seem to be encyclopedic at all and more a list of people Computer Fizz (talk) 05:40, 15 November 2019 (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 Founded on 22 September! Not notable. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:20, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete - Does not meet notability guidelines, and atm only serves to promote with false claims. Vermont (talk) 01:49, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 05:40, 22 November 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Recently closed deletion discussions[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  Delete. --Eptalon (talk) 17:42, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Bijan Barati Targhi[change source]

Bijan Barati Targhi (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

ToBeCloud has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Article is awfully written, also nonsense ToBeCloud (talk) 17:09, 11 November 2019 (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 do i even need an explanation? Since this seems to be recurring, maybe we should overhaul our quick deletion criteria as well. Computer Fizz (talk) 19:22, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
 Comment I kind of fixed the article, though it still doesn't have any legit references. I vow the deletion discussion should continue anyway. ToBeCloud (talk) 01:47, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
  •  Delete One look is enough to see it qualifies for QD at least two different ways, let alone RfD. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:31, 13 November 2019 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 17:09, 18 November 2019 (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.
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  Delete. Last non-maintenace edit to project page was in 2013; to me the result of the project is also unclear. We currently don't have Wikiprojects in mainspace, so deleting the coordination page of an inactive one in userspace looks like the right thing to do. Please note: this is not against creating Wiki pages about the American Civil War, or coordinating the creation of such pages.. --Eptalon (talk) 08:47, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

User:Project~simplewiki/WikiProject American Civil War[change source]

User:Project~simplewiki/WikiProject American Civil War (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: WikiProject created six years ago and has no evidence of activity. The only listed participant has no contributions in the last six years. In addition, this one is under the user "Project" (or rather Project~simplewiki, since it was renamed), which we don't use any more. If anyone wants to take over this WikiProject, maybe it could be moved to their user page, but I'd discourage that if they don't seriously want to actively work on it. Auntof6 (talk) 23:47, 8 November 2019 (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]

  • I normally vote keep on userpages except in extreme circumstances but since the "project" isn't a real userpage, then i don't see why not to  Delete. Computer Fizz (talk) 01:28, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  •  Keep I don't understand how deleting this would serve any purpose other than making it so that non-admins are unable to view the content. Vermont (talk) 13:26, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete We don't really have wikiprojects and deleting those that are not active is a good way to indicate that wikiprojects should only be created if there is absolute certainty they will be used. The content on the page serves no real value. -DJSasso (talk) 12:56, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 23:47, 15 November 2019 (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.
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  Delete.  --Auntof6 (talk) 04:31, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Keshab Dahal[change source]

Keshab Dahal (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Macdonald-ross has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Achievements at present not notable: just a politician on his way. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:55, 8 November 2019 (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 person is notable in Nepal. please don't remove this page. help for expanding it.

This request is due to close on 14:55, 15 November 2019 (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.
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  Delete.  --Auntof6 (talk) 04:29, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Ramananda Prasad[change source]

Ramananda Prasad (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Desertborn has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Translator. The works he translated are sold in various book shops. However, no indication of personal notability. I can find no news sources about him personally, and the only link on this page is to the website of his personally founded society. Does not seem to meet en:WP:AUTHOR in my opinion. Page was previously deleted on enwiki for lack of notability. Desertborn (talk) 18:43, 6 November 2019 (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. Not notable. It's not as if he were the first person to translate this famous work! Notability would need independent expert critics to verify its significance. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:04, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 18:43, 13 November 2019 (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.


Related pages[change source]