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]

Template:Dizzee Rascal[change source]

Template:Dizzee Rascal (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Two unused navbox templates created by the same user on January 1. Each has only one or two blue links.

Templates included in this request are:

I asked the creator if they would be used, but received no reply. Auntof6 (talk) 04:19, 6 February 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. We don't have articles on those groups. The only relevant blue link on either of them is the singer of the B52's. Osiris (talk) 04:25, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. Like other copied templates, if they are ever needed, they can be copied from EnWiki again. Etamni | ✉   10:11, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 04:19, 13 February 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Template:This is a redirect/rcat[change source]

Template:This is a redirect/rcat (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Unused redirect-related template, apparently for functionality we don't use. I asked the creator if it would be used, but got no reply. Also, for what it's worth, the creator has just been globally blocked. Auntof6 (talk) 03:58, 6 February 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 - we don't have the editing capacity to maintain redirects and tagging them. Looking at the contribs just now and from January, I don't think the creating editor is interested in contributing constructively at all. Chenzw  Talk  04:01, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete Pretty clear per nom and Chenzw's comments. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 04:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete If a page is a redirect, then the page will automatically redirect, and it will not show the text. Plus, the more articles, the more workload. I just dealt with a user copying articles from EN Wikipedia. PokestarFan (talk) 04:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
@PokestarFan: You are only partly correct. There are templates we do use here that display text on redirect pages; it's helpful in some cases if someone is specifically working with redirects. It's just that this one is a layer past what's useful here. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:13, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. Etamni | ✉   10:05, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete per Chenzw and per nom. //nepaxt 02:03, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 03:58, 13 February 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


22nd century[change source]

22nd century (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

PokestarFan has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: 23rd century isn't here it, recommend author move to his/her sandbox. Can move back when 23rd century is present PokestarFan (talk) 11:42, 3 February 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]

  • Keep. No reason to delete. Nothing wrong with it. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep. We allow pages about the future if there is something meaningful on them. This one definitely has something meaningful. As long as it's true, there's no reason to delete. I also note that this page was created in 2007; if there were a problem keeping it, we would have addressed it before now. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:41, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep per StevenJ81 and Auntof6. (The article does suffer from a lack of RS but this is not a fatal flaw.) Etamni | ✉   17:54, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep, no valid reason to delete. User:Rus793 (talk) 20:38, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 11:42, 10 February 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Template:Infobox Orthodox Church[change source]

Template:Infobox Orthodox Church (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Group nomination of two unused infobox templates (including the doc page of one of them).

Auntof6 (talk) 21:58, 30 January 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]

  • As far as I know, we have articles about the Oriental Orthodox Church (mainly the Copts, in Egypt), the Assyrian Church of the East (which is sometimes wrongly called Orthodox), and the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church has patriarchs, usually one per country; to my knolwedge the traditions between different "Eastern Orthodox" churches are very similar. As far as I can tell, the template is mostly for telling which patriarch is responsible for the current entity. So unless someone wants to create a myriad of very similar artilces (Greek Orthodox,m Russian Orthodox,...) there is really no need for this template here. So we can safely delete it. --Eptalon (talk) 22:17, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Since it's not being used, I think the Orthodox Church template can go. Articles on enwiki are using Template:Infobox diocese, which is for other denominations too and is markedly different. This old copy has only got about ten parameters, so translated articles will be calling other parameters. Delete this and let someone create the diocese infobox when they want to. Osiris (talk) 09:14, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 21:58, 6 February 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Colleges and universities in the Northern Mariana Islands[change source]

Colleges and universities in the Northern Mariana Islands (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: There is apparently only one college or university in the Northern Mariana Islands, so a list article doesn't make sense. Auntof6 (talk) 04:43, 26 January 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. Completely unnecessary, including for interwiki purposes. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:23, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
    Now ok to keep (new article). Unlike User:Auntof6 below, I'm agnostic as to whether the original page, now a redirect, needs to be deleted. I'm usually inclined to allow redirects to stay around, but also don't insist this one has to stay. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:31, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete per all.Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:18, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I think the information is worth keeping. Perhaps rename and re-define under Education in the Northern Mariana Islands, as the English Wikipedia does. It'll only take a minute, and I'm willing to do it. Osiris (talk) 05:48, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I have no objection to keeping helpful info, but I don't see enough here for a separate article -- there's just the name of the place and, since I added it, the city. Are you seeing more than I am? Maybe add to Northern Mariana Islands? --Auntof6 (talk) 06:27, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
No I will have to add something useful. Something about education. Will get back to you. Osiris (talk) 06:41, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
This? Osiris (talk) 07:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes, with a change of page name, I'd be OK with that. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:28, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I moved it. Probably shouldn't have done that with an open discussion going on, but this is pretty much a totally new article now. Osiris (talk) 08:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep now that Osiris has fixed it: thanks Osiris! :) Etamni | ✉   10:03, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Except he hasn't exactly fixed it: he turned it into a different article. The page nominated, which is now a redirect, should still be deleted. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:45, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Keep the new page, and delete the old redirect. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 04:32, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment: On the redirect, I will just mention that it could be useful for navigation via Template:Colleges and universities in the United States. That link, whether it's red or blue, will continue to appear on the 42 articles where the template is used. You could apply an #ifexist function to the topic template that it calls, but on our wiki there are a lot of instances where a red link might be appropriate. If there is really no point in having one of these articles for the Marianas, then a redirect could be useful in directing editing traffic towards the umbrella article, and in helping readers find what they're looking for. Osiris (talk) 06:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 04:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


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