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. 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]

Brandon Routh[change source]

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

Jeff G. has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: BLP with no verifiable reliable sources. Claims to have won a Saturn award, so no A4.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:44, 27 March 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]

  • Strong Oppose: As much as I think that this is unnecessary with at least signs of nobility for an article that has been here for almost five years with no issue regardless I will expand the article with variable sources. Update I have already expanded the article with adding more sources and he did, not claims, win a Saturn Award in 2006 for his role as Superman. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 05:35, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 04:44, 3 April 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


User:Rowde and User talk:Rowde/Motorsports ITV[change source]

User:Rowde (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Jeff G. has nominated this page and User talk:Rowde/Motorsports ITV for deletion for the reason: Each page violates WP:NOT. User seems, like on ENWP, to be not here to build an encyclopedia. See also Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/User:Rowde/sandbox, about a page one level below.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:50, 26 March 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]

  • @Jeff G.: Please be specific about what part of WP:NOT is being violated here. We do allow people to work in sandboxes (even on their user page if they want). --Auntof6 (talk) 04:14, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
    • @Auntof6: Not a webhost as per Only in Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/User:Rowde/sandbox, or a personal webpage provider. These pages in the tagged forms have nothing to do with building this encyclopedia. I would have cited en:WP:WEBHOST if this were ENWP.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:24, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
      • Since this editor is not writing about him/herself, how does this come under webhost? How is it different from another editor having sandboxes in their userspace? --Auntof6 (talk) 04:28, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
        • The vast majority of sandboxes I've seen have something to do with improving the project. Not this user's. We should also be consistent with the consensus in Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/User:Rowde/sandbox.   — Jeff G. ツ 07:06, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
          • I guess I don't see what's different about these pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:33, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
            • The difference between Rowde's pages and traditional sandboxes is that a traditional sandbox is being used to build an article that'll help our encyclopedia, but Rowde's pages will never be useful for us. Plus, it's also a fork of deleted material that we determined doesn't belong here. Only (talk) 14:14, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 03:50, 2 April 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Kelly Kline[change source]

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

Jeff G. has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Has no visible verifiable references from reliable sources. G4 here was disputed (but not by original author). Deleted from English Wikipedia for "Expired PROD, concern was: fails PORNBIO, awards/noms all scene-related, no RS substantive content". However, that article may have been about a real person, whereas this one appears to be about a fictional character. If this article is kept, it should get a hatnote which distinguishes it from a hypothetical article on the pornstar, as there is already an incoming link for the pornstar.   — Jeff G. ツ 23:54, 24 March 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]

  • Delete. Fails notability comprehensively as actress or fictional character. Confused and largely unintelligible. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:17, 25 March 2017 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 23:54, 31 March 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Abigail Kubeka[change source]

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

Jeff G. has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Barely sourced BLP about an actress / singer with no claim of notability. Author removed qd a4 tag.   — Jeff G. ツ 14:56, 23 March 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]

  • Probably keep. On the one hand, note (at {{QD}}) that the author is not permitted to remove a QD tag. That having been said, what's on the page is probably just enough of a claim of notability for the page to survive a QD. I'm thinking the page needs more references, but she's probably (just barely) notable enough for an article. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:30, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
    Note: this page was QD'd on A4 by User:Macdonald-ross, and has already been created anew by an IP editor. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:04, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
    Sorry about going to RfD rather than reverting and warning.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:36, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: Fails WP:NMUSIC.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:40, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Article did not and does not make a clear claim of notability, and does not meet the wP:Music standards, especially in respect of the need for qualified and independent supporting sources. Delete. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:05, 25 March 2017 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 14:56, 30 March 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Aekuni jinja[change source]

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

Some Gadget Geek has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: I find it very hard to translate the Japanese article about the shrine, and even machine translation doesn't help. I've started a crude translation on enwiki and hope by the time this RfD closes, something will have been done to the enwiki page. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 23:06, 20 March 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]

  • Question: I'm confused. What exactly is your reason for this being deleted? "I can't translate the article well" isn't a reason to delete it. I don't see any other argument presented. Only (talk) 23:49, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm just saying that the article as it is right now isn't worth keeping. Since I can't read Japanese and don't know how to translate it, and there is no other language I can translate from, I might as well just get rid of it. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 00:54, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
and why isn't it worth keeping? You still haven't explained why it needs to be deleted. Only (talk) 02:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Because it says nothing about the shrine. The jawiki has some info but I can't translate it. Unless some Japanese-speaking editor can do this for me there is nothing I can do to make it a good article. A machine translation is my only other suggestion. << S O M E G A D G E T G E E K >> (talk) 03:59, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  •  Delete - article has almost no content, and no refs.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:09, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  •  Delete. Needs proper content, plus independent sources for notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:26, 25 March 2017 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 23:06, 27 March 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Template:United Kingdom monarchs[change source]

Template:United Kingdom monarchs (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Celia Homeford has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Duplicates links on Template:British monarchs Celia Homeford (talk) 09:35, 13 March 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]

  • Redirect to Template:British monarchs. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:29, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Redirect per Auntof6. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
    Note for closer: Turning this into a redirect will result in a double transclusion of the target on a number of pages. That will need correction going forward. StevenJ81 (talk) 04:00, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Redirect per Auntof6.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:26, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 09:35, 20 March 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.



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