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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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.
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/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 source]

Li Kaozhen[change source]

Li Kaozhen (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Cohaf has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Creator was locally blocked at zhwiki as a sock of User:Adam Asrul. Since the request at meta:SRG isn't moving. I can't support deletion with banned contributor. A4 might be controversial. Hence, a RFD with rationale of non notable as well gibberish. Cohaf (talk) 11:17, 17 December 2018 (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 and not encyclopedic. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:00, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Delete. Not notable, not encyclopedic, not really comprehensible. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:24, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 11:17, 24 December 2018 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Qızqala Kurgans[change source]

Qızqala Kurgans (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: This article may have issues with original research/notability; a Google search for the term lists SEWP in the first spot. In addition, in its current form, the article is not very readable/difficult to understand. I therefore propose deleting it. Eptalon (talk) 20:27, 14 December 2018 (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 20:27, 21 December 2018 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Desvesetlanocide[change source]

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

Djsasso has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Does not appear to have any notability as a subject on its own that I can find so fails WP:GNG. DJSasso (talk) 14:51, 13 December 2018 (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]

  • Was just added today, I think these pages along with some others I deleted or fixed are essentially a spamming by a group trying to raise awareness of their activist group. -DJSasso (talk) 15:02, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Invented words have no inherent notability, and this one is certainly virtually unknown. Delete, and should not be put in wikt. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:57, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Delete per above - clearly out of scope for Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Hiàn (talk/editing on mobile account) 14:14, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 14:51, 20 December 2018 (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  Keep. Kept as a Category redirect and pages in this category were moved to Category:Colleges and universities.-BRP ever 02:33, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Category:Universities[change source]

Category:Universities (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: This category should be deleted and the content merged back into Category:Colleges and universities. I don't think categorizing universities separately is helpful (which is possibly why many other wikis -- as well as Commons -- don't separate them from colleges). If we separate universities from other things in that category, we should separate colleges as well; that would be a problem because the terms college and university don't mean the same thing everywhere. Better to keep them together, as is the standard practice. Auntof6 (talk) 02:40, 6 December 2018 (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]

  • Yes, I agree. Merge. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:20, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Merge. (Probably better to leave behind a redirect at the end than to delete outright.) StevenJ81 (talk) 14:56, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Merge for nominator's reasons. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:15, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment At the very least a cat redirect is needed. In the country I am from, the two are very different things which is the same country as the creator so I can see why they created it. -DJSasso (talk) 18:06, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I'm OK with having this as a redirect. We could also create a redirect for colleges. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:18, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah should probably have redirects for both. -DJSasso (talk) 13:50, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Agree with that. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:02, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
I'd better say the obvious: for many of the original universities the distinction between colleges and universities is fundamental, because the colleges were founded and taught independently, and only later put under an umbrella called a 'university'. This distinction became blurred when modern governments decided to use the term "college" for separate institutions which did not have university status, and were not part of a university, for example city colleges which taught practical skills for technical qualifications. Since the distinction has become blurred, it is reasonable to have a merger for the top category. It will still be open for editors to create sub-categories when they think there is good reason (though not just for the sake of it). Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:29, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah in Canada where I am, colleges teach the more technical subjects that don't confer bachelor degrees (such as becoming a pilot or dental hygienist) whereas universities are more theoretical and scientific type courses. It gets confusing in the US where they use the word college interchangeably for both. -DJSasso (talk) 12:02, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
And in the US, as far as it goes, frequently the "college" is a place where undergraduates are taught, while a "university" includes graduate and professional studies. (See en:Yale College, the undergraduate school of Yale University.) But at that, ordinary use of the words frequently blurs the line. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 02:40, 13 December 2018 (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. --Eptalon (talk) 17:31, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Jessie Sims[change source]

Jessie Sims (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Operator873 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: non-notable YouTube personality. References are either not reliable or are only an image of the subject doing some "internet challenge." Operator873talkconnect 20:00, 9 December 2018 (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]

  • Youtubew personality, with some followers: Pouring some liquid over one's body may be fun on the beach during summer, or it may arouse some in the context of a wet-t-shrt context or similar. Given the article, I don't see anything that would make this lady notable (Like with a wet t-shird context, models are interchangabe). It looks like I would really become notable if I filmed myself spilling my drink.... In short: pretty clear case delete--Eptalon (talk) 20:22, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Delete. Clearly lacks notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:22, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  •  Delete. Lacks notability for WP. -- Deborahjay (talk) 13:55, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 20:00, 16 December 2018 (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. --Eptalon (talk) 09:50, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

North Atlantic Council Fifth Session[change source]

North Atlantic Council Fifth Session (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: The North Atlantic COuncil is the decision-making body of NATO. This article is about one particular session of this body. Firsat of all, we do not have an article about the body (can be fixed easuly), but secondly, I do not see in what way this session (held in 1950) is more important than the others. Currenlty, this is a copy-paste from EnWP, vwhich still needs a rewrite, to be understandable by our audience. Given that this is an ENWP copy-paste we probably also do not have any references to it. This is a small wiki with limited resources; I propose we delete this article, or we convert it to a form that shows the importance of this particular meeting. Eptalon (talk) 10:18, 15 December 2018 (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]

  • Actually, this was a word-for-word copy of the En wiki version, and as complex and unsimplified it qualified for QD. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 10:18, 22 December 2018 (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.


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