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 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 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]

J-Pimp[change source]

J-Pimp (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Not notable. Most refs are for non-notable facts (played high school football, details of being arrested, etc.). One reference (#2) fails altogether, and the ref indicates that it was written by the subject of the article. Auntof6 (talk) 03:09, 27 September 2016 (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. Almost total lack of evidence for notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:54, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep. This article has good references and notability for having a #1 single charting on SoundClick. BelPolitik (talk) 11:39, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. Deleted previously at RfD and QD twice since then. All but one source fails verification. Still fails notability. Rus793 (talk) 14:01, 27 September 2016 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 03:09, 4 October 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Template:Latest preview software release/Mozilla Firefox[change source]

Template:Latest preview software release/Mozilla Firefox (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Group request for unused "latest software release" templates. Some are for preview releases, the others are for stable releases. Ideally, we would be able to retrieve release info from Wikidata instead from these hardcoded templates. Until we do that, we can at least not keep the templates we aren't using.

Templates included in this request:

Note to closing admin, in the event this RfD passes: since this is a group request, you will have to enter the delete reason manually for most of the templates. Auntof6 (talk) 05:53, 10 August 2016 (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]

  • If someone wants to add these templates to their subject articles they can be kept. Any not in use by the end of this RfD should be deleted. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:32, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - Using these templates is just a matter of defining a non-blank value for the frequently_updated parameter in the software infoboxes (the infobox will call them automatically). The question is, are we able to remain reasonably up-to-date (within a few weeks or so) if we use these templates? Chenzw  Talk  13:54, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
    • By the way, I tried to use {{#property:}} and {{#invoke:Wikidata}}, but it seems that they will return all the software versions currently recorded on Wikidata. Chenzw  Talk  13:54, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
      It will return every version with the highest ranking. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:16, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
      • Welp, it looks like every version is currently being ranked at "preferred". I note that there was some attempt to coordinate this at Property talk:P348, but until that has been sorted out, I don't think we can reliably fetch this kind of data from Wikidata for now. Messing around with {{#invoke:Wikidata|ViewSomething}} doesn't seem to help either, along with the fact that there is virtually no documentation for this particular function... Chenzw  Talk  14:58, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Good question. Note that I didn't nominate the similar templates that are actually used (see Category:Latest preview software release templates and Category:Latest stable software release templates), but neither did I check to see how up-to-date they are. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:57, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I intend to help out with maintaining Template:Latest stable software release/Mozilla Firefox and Template:Latest stable software release/OS X. These two templates are currently not included in their respective infoboxes yet, because changing |frequently_updated= will also cause the (horribly outdated) latest preview software release templates to be transcluded. I will modify the infobox param when the "unadopted" templates are deleted/looked after by someone else, whichever comes first. --— This unsigned comment was added by Chenzw (talk • changes) at 06:20, 12 August 2016‎.
  • It has been about 2 weeks since the last comment on this RfD. I would like to move for a keep verdict for Template:Latest stable software release/Mozilla Firefox and Template:Latest stable software release/OS X, delete for the remaining 3. Chenzw  Talk  02:26, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete templates out of date or not being used. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:00, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. If they're not being used there is no reason to keep them. Rus793 (talk) 13:56, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Note at 16:18, 15 September 2016 (UTC)[change source]

I would just point out that nobody has tried to transclude any of these templates in any article at all, even though the RfD has been running for a month. If someone really intends to do that (Chenzw?), please get to it in the next few days. Otherwise, I think it's time to close this RfD and delete the templates. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:18, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Alright, I have updated the |frequently_updated= infobox parameter. The infobox translcudes both the stable and preview version templates as long as they exist, but I have no intention of maintaining the preview templates. Chenzw  Talk  22:05, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
To clarify, the infobox will automatically hide "Latest unstable release" from view once it detects that the relevant "Latest preview software release" templates have been deleted. Chenzw  Talk  09:01, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 05:53, 17 August 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


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