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]

M. LupisMacedonio[change source]

M. LupisMacedonio (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Macdonald-ross has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: I think we need to talk about this one, because we're going to get plenty more. It is a copy of a cv (curriculum vitae), put up by a username with no other edits, and 9000+ bytes in one go. There is no corresponding page on either Italian or English wiki, and so this is probably a shoe-horn to get him into those wikis. He has a Facebook presence (of course!). He is a journalist, and obviously he has written a lot of published material! Is he notable? I don't know, but if he is, then a thousand other journalists are, too. What he lacks is independent awards attesting to his greatness, or inclusion in a great journalists of the world-type article. Anyway, over to you guys. No independent evidence of notability, and text copied with no attribution from some other source. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:51, 30 June 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. I agree, if we lower the bar to make just being a photojournalist notable then we lose the distinction of those who are at the top of their field. This subject does not seem outstanding and most of the sources of information on him are not independent. I'm also troubled that many these sources use the Enwiki article (under the variant name Marco Lupis) as evidence of his celebrity—a page that has been deleted four times (so far) for lack of notability. This seems to be very much a self-promotional puff piece and does not meet the burden of notability. User:Rus793 (talk) 14:08, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. There is as much about his family heritage as his work on this page. Does that change things? I don't think so; notability is not inherited, literally or otherwise.
The Italian page has no content, and only the following notice (translation mainly by Google, links to the corresponding policy pages of our wiki): Attention: This page has been obscured and blocked as a precaution because of possible litigation. It will eventually be restored at the end of the relevant event. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:56, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete - almost every "cited" source is problematic - either they are self-published (lupis.it), or some sort of reproduction of his published work/news reporting. Also doesn't seem to meet the notability criteria for academics. Chenzw  Talk  16:42, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
FYI, you'll likely get it again under a ridiculous number of different titles. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:21, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Sounds like we need a filter. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:28, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. For what it's worth, the creator has made only one edit here, to create this article. He/she has also been globally locked for long-term abuse. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:48, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 11:51, 7 July 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Zvezdochkin Vladimir[change source]

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

Chenzw has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Fails GNG and en:WP:CREATIVE. Couldn't find any independent sources to support the notability of this person. Also, article in its current state looks more like self-promotion, and heavily relies on "inheriting" the notability of other performers/bands/directors. Chenzw  Talk  18:20, 28 June 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. Fails notability, and is a c.v.-type promotional puff. Possibly self-promotion. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:07, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. Does not show notability, inline links to other wikis and promotional. User:Rus793 (talk) 16:36, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Question. If this page looks promotional, should I tag it for QD? It does seem promotional to me. --LaurenCox600 (chat me!) 16:44, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
In this case, I would say don't tag it. To me, it doesn't look promotional. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:09, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment looks like a hoax article to me as well. I did some research and I don't see the name there. --LaurenCox600 (chat me!) 16:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
It's not a hoax: he's in IMDB (note the IMDB link in the article). In general, not finding a person when you do a search doesn't necessarily indicate a hoax. It could just nean the person isn't notable enough to have anything to find. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:09, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. It feels promotional to me. But just to contribute to LaurenCox600's question, on this wiki we tend to put articles like this through RfD, instead of QD, unless the promotion is really obvious. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 18:20, 5 July 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


SMP Negeri 2 Kotabaru[change source]

SMP Negeri 2 Kotabaru (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Chenzw has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Fails GNG, no coverage in independent sources, no official website, and even the only ref in the article is a dead link. Chenzw  Talk  16:50, 28 June 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. Being a school is not in itself notable. Notability has to be proved by independent sources. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:19, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. Fails notability. The (now) two sources include a dead link and a failed reference. User:Rus793 (talk) 16:31, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete (or find an appropriate school authority for a redirect). Fails notability. See en:WP:NSCHOOL and en:WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES. Primary and junior high (middle) schools tend to fail notability most of the time, at least as far as independent articles go. On enwiki, depending on where the school is, there is often a school district or authority that can be the target of a redirect instead. Here, I'm guessing no such article exists. @RusdianaDablang:, can you find us additional sources? StevenJ81 (talk) 17:54, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 16:50, 5 July 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Digital Combat Simulator[change source]

Digital Combat Simulator (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Lithorien has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Non-notable flight simulator. Doesn't pass notability guidelines. Lithorien TalkChanges 09:33, 28 June 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]

  • Comment: A related request on deletion review can be found here. Chenzw  Talk  09:37, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. Notability is not shown. Source citations used are not reliable and include a blog, a commercial site selling the product and at least two that fail verification. User:Rus793 (talk) 13:49, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete. The links are to product descriptions and updates. The text reads as if the editor has not really considered the need for notability. Notability not established. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:11, 29 June 2016 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 09:33, 5 July 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Zambo[change source]

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

Rus793 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: A dicdef for an obscure term User:Rus793 (talk) 13:23, 27 June 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]

  • I think this is a very rare word. There are indeed many words in the former Spanish colonies for racial mixtures, but zambo I have never heard. In Cuba it is not used, and not recorded in Esteban Pichardo's Diccionario provincial casi razonado de vozes y frases cubanas. I can't see how it would be good to have this, when we don't have any account of the many much more common terms. Neither would it be any use in wikt. So delete. Oh, the grounds? Lack of notability. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:13, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Delete lacks notability. --LaurenCox600 (chat me!) 16:36, 29 June 2016 (UTC)


This request is due to close on 13:23, 4 July 2016 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


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