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/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]

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]

Spooky Scary Skeletons[change source]

Spooky Scary Skeletons (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Macdonald-ross has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Has been deleted before, but clearly does make a claim for notability. Not on En wiki, so the issue is whether its claim for notability is acceptable. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:09, 20 April 2019 (UTC) Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:09, 20 April 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]

  • Actually, when you search the page on Enwiki, it then redirects you to the biography of Andrew Gold, which doesn't have a article here. Perhaps the song should be mentioned there? Zaxxon0 (talk) 07:18, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Keep Might as well; it's something I could reasonably see someone searching for. The references are also sufficient in establishing notability, mainly the Washington Post one. Vermont (talk) 13:09, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 07:09, 27 April 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


The Incredible Hulk (film)[change source]

User:Sonia/The Incredible Hulk (movie)/The Incredible Hulk (film) (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Stale user draft: not edited in six years, and user hasn't edited in six years. Auntof6 (talk) 08:20, 9 April 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'm not really sure what the point in deleting it would be; all it would do is prevent people from working on it in the event someone feels inclined to do so. Vermont (talk) 11:04, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Generally such old user space drafts are deleted because they can show up in searches and confuse people to the real articles. If people want to work on an article on this given topic, it would likely be in the mainspace not in someones users space. I usually only go cleaning them up when they fall into other maintenance categories I am working on, but there is no reason not to do any that are very old with a long inactive user. Unlike en we don't have a Mfd location to delete this sort of thing, so they just get put in with the regular articles to delete. And in the case of here, usually such drafts are just outdated copies from en.wiki that have never really been simplified much, so would be pointless to try to improve on. -DJSasso (talk) 11:36, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • For the show up in searches and confuse others part, can we do an noindex as well as userpage draft templating to address?--Cohaf (talk) 11:47, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes you can do that, but again they serve no purpose here as anyone that would want to work on such a thing can just bring over the current version of the en article. The search was just a small reason, there are many other reasons such as they show up in all kinds of lists for cleanup and maintenance and what not which just cause a lot of wasted effort having to sift through. (like I am sure this conversation is going to turn into) Its best to just delete and move on, can always just undelete if the original author comes along and really wants to work on it again which is generally highly unlikely. -DJSasso (talk) 11:50, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • TLDR: User space drafts are supposed to be temporary, especially when they contain complex english. If they aren't being worked on they are supposed to be nuked. Technically these postings to Rfd don't even need to be voted on as once the 7 days passes they can be soft deleted which means no wasted time for anyone. -DJSasso (talk) 11:55, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  •  (change conflict) For the rest, to prevent such cases from coming to RFD we can either don't care about them. Otherwise let's have a 6 month stale draft userspace or not will be deleted and REFUND applies. This is turning into a promising draft discussion for every draft which should not be. Let us keep this simple here?--Cohaf (talk) 11:57, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Technically we already have that, our Rfd acts like prod here. So these get listed here on purpose and can just wait out their time to be deleted. I would not support quick deleting them. Generally we try to have all deletions come here except QDs. Once you start creating bureaucracy (ie how long to delete etc etc) around it then it gets less simple. -DJSasso (talk) 12:00, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Noted with thanks. Agreed to this approach.--Cohaf (talk) 12:11, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I agree with deleting. I don't remember why I even made that edit. It was so long ago. And user Sonia has made any edits here in 6 years. --Musdan77 (talk) 18:17, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
    It looks like that edit was actually imported, not made locally. Hiàn (talk) 23:17, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 08:20, 16 April 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


List of Slasher movie characters[change source]

List of Slasher movie characters (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Only has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Article is of little value. Just a list of characters and their movies. Could be a category but articles doesn’t exist for these characters. Only (talk) 13:46, 7 April 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. No running text and no justification for the list items. No En wiki list, so probably own synthesis. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:25, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment/question:I sort of see your point, but we have many lists of fictional characters. Why delete this and the one for cyberpunk movie characters when we don't delete List of Disney characters or List of Tekken characters? They have the same level of detail, and list articles aren't required to have detail about the items in the lists -- it's nice, but not required. If we end up keeping this and the one for cyberpunk movies, the capitalization should be corrected. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:20, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
Well, I don't know anything about Tekken, but suspect that the page serves no useful purpose. Disney is another matter. In the first place, Disney products are highly notable. Secondly, the entries can be verified. The entries to slasher characters cannot be verified as complete, and are individually open to challenge. It's just someone's opinion. Where's the criterion? If you use a criterion like "any film where a character kills by using a knife" you'll find no end of examples which can be disputed. For example, Hannibal Lecter is not well defined as a slasher character, and his article in En wiki uses the category "cannibalism". I concluded that the list was made up by the editor, and it was not a useful page to keep. In general, I think lists should give a clear definition of the criteria for entries, and those criteria should be sourced for individual entries. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:29, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Should just move the article to List of horror film villains and expand the content. Then it would match how en.wiki handles it. Lists and categories are not mutually exclusive. -DJSasso (talk) 10:41, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete simply because there's no true definition of Slasher movie characters that meets verifiability/reliability/secondary guidelines. Vermont (talk) 01:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 13:46, 14 April 2019 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


List of Cyberpunk movie characters[change source]

List of Cyberpunk movie characters (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Only has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Article is of little value. Just a list of characters and their movies. Could be a category but articles doesn’t exist for these characters. Only (talk) 13:45, 7 April 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]

  • Comment/question:I sort of see your point, but we have many lists of fictional characters. Why delete this and the one for slasher movie characters when we don't delete List of Disney characters or List of Tekken characters? They have the same level of detail, and list articles aren't required to have detail about the items in the lists -- it's nice, but not required. If we end up keeping this and the one for slasher movies, tye capitalization should be corrected. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:20, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Lists and categories are not mutually exclusive. And other than an lead, lists articles aren't required to have a tonne of information in them. -DJSasso (talk) 15:06, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • The point I make above is that a clear criterion is needed for inclusion in a list, else it becomes "whatever hits their brain at a given moment". It's not self-evident what a "cyberpunk movie character" is. 15:59, 15 April 2019 (UTC)Macdonald-ross (talk)
  • Delete simply because there's no true definition of Cyberpunk movie characters that meets verifiability/reliability/secondary guidelines. Vermont (talk) 01:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 13:45, 14 April 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. QDd by Peterdownunder--BRP ever 14:35, 16 April 2019 (UTC).

Izzy Wales[change source]

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

94rain has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Seems like hoax, no sources can be found to prove she is Jimbo's daughter 94rain Talk 12:37, 8 April 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 12:37, 15 April 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) 07:32, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

K. Viswanath Das[change source]

K. Viswanath Das (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Hiàn has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Does not appear to be a notable author. Little independent coverage. Hiàn (talk) 16:01, 6 April 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 as lacking notability. Publishing a book does not in itself make a person notable. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:50, 10 April 2019 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 16:01, 13 April 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. Deleted not for lack of notability, but quickly deleted as an unsimplified translation from eswiki.. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:31, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas[change source]

Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Macdonald-ross has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: This is an example of a type which we do not discuss often. It is a website, not a physical museum, and the criteria are explained in WP:Notability (web). All the evidence is in Spanish. The issue us: is this a website which meets WP criteria, or not? There is no corresponding En wiki article. I note a lack of sources from known art critics in US papers and periodicals. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:17, 6 April 2019 (UTC) Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:17, 6 April 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 08:17, 13 April 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.


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