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]

Lilly Singh[change source]

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

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Youtube personality, perhaps influencer, socialite, etc; no sources. I would say not notable, so delete... Eptalon (talk) 22:28, 19 November 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]

This request is due to close on 22:28, 26 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Indycar on BT[change source]

Indycar on BT (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Article on a branding/series of episones ('races') of a racing event. Most of the article is a listing of episodes, with a relatively high red-link density. Article was tagged as "uncategorized" in April 2017, and hasn't been touched since then. At least needs splitting into an article on the series/event, and a listing of the episodes, which is high maintenance and can probably be deleted. Eptalon (talk) 21:57, 19 November 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]

This request is due to close on 21:57, 26 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Category:People accused of sexual abuse[change source]

Category:People accused of sexual abuse (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Auntof6 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: We shouldn't have categories for people based on things they've been accused of. Anyone can be accused of anything: accusations don't mean anything for Wikipedia's purposes. If/when the actions are proven true, then we can have a category for that. Auntof6 (talk) 09:00, 15 November 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]

It should not be so renamed. There's a big difference. Saying someone was acquitted says that they are not guilty of the crime, at least legally. There's little or nothing negative about saying someone isn't guilty of a crime. Saying they were accused, or even charged (in case you were thinking of that), does leave open the question of whether they were guilty. Categories shouldn't be based on uncertainties like that, especially when it involves things that are negative about people's character. As Artix Kreiger says below, there is a stigma attached to doing this, all the more so when the issue involves a sex crime. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:15, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
People mentioned in the Category:Child sexual abuse should also be removed (not those mentioned in the Category:Child sexual abusers)? Wwikix (talk) 16:05, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Probably true. The only possible exceptions would be people who (a) have been duly convicted by a court in a public trial, or (b) who have duly admitted the same in public to an unimpeachably reliable source. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:12, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • delete Innocent until proven guilty. 87.6.128.55 (talk) 12:54, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete. (a) Innocent until proven guilty. (b) Per Auntof6, anyone can be accused. If this category is kept, it should be limited to those who have been formally accused—that is, criminally charged—with a sex crime. But I'd still rather see it deleted. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:25, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete, Sadly, the only thing about this type of accusation is that people tend to say "Its true unless proven otherwise". Even with witch hunting aside, the stigma is quite strong. Thus, its best to delete. Artix Kreiger (talk) 14:27, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete This is a great big giant BLP violation. -DJSasso (talk) 14:59, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
    Then shouldn't it be deleted ... or at least the category emptied ... immediately? StevenJ81 (talk) 15:32, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
    It probably should be emptied. I had that in my comment originally and hesitated. -DJSasso (talk) 16:16, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
I have emptied the category. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:15, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete This category is not appropriate for Simple English Wikipedia. Please delete. Angela Maureen (talk) 16:07, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete - Not an encyclopedic topic; ditto to DJSasso re:BLP vio. -- Deborahjay (talk) 20:07, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment to those mentioning BLP vio: This category is not limited to BLPs. Even so, I don't think we should have it for dead people, either. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:19, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • In the case we would be talking about people conviced of a crime, this might be marginally useful. As it stands, it isn't; another witch-hunting category... --Eptalon (talk) 23:02, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 09:00, 22 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Docker, Inc.[change source]

Docker, Inc. (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Computer Fizz has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Neutral point of view lacking Computer Fizz (talk) 07:35, 13 November 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]

  • Yes, thats the company which makes the software which allows to virtualize some of the application stack (which is commonly called using micro-services). I do however think what we need are versions of en:Microservices (for the Software Architecture), and en:Docker (software). That Docker, Inc. makes the software is very nice, but whats notable is the software, not the company. --Eptalon (talk) 16:06, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 07:35, 20 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Wikimedia CEE Meeting[change source]

Wikimedia CEE Meeting (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

Base has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Not yet notable. The only non-Wikimedia souces are a repost of a Wikimedia Ukraine press-release and a very brief announcement that 2014 conference is to happen. See also en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wikimedia CEE Meeting Base (talk) 15:03, 11 November 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. No search engine hits other than pages on Meta. Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) 02:46, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 15:03, 18 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Cyprien Verseux[change source]

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

Enfcer has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: I have declined the QD for Cross-wiki spam that was brought here by Vituzzu. This is listed on multiple wiki's going through requests for deletion also, primarily from the same user. These and this article has been here for over a year, and I am not sure this is Cross-wiki Spam as indicated. I would question this more on notability, but bringing this to the community for discussion. Enfcer (talk) 23:16, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

A quick note, it's a crosswiki spam since it was added (and linked everywhere with a series of "famous", "notable", etc. [1], [2], [3], [4]) by IPs (from a very small narrow French subnet) doing this specific activity only. --Vituzzu (talk) 23:35, 9 November 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]

  • He seems to have been one of the 5-10 people to have simulated a trip to Mars; does/has done a PhD in Exobiology. The project to simulate the trip to mars is probably notable; I doubt that the participants are. Nevertheles, mentions here and there in independent news sites such as this entry from Europe1, which is a well-known French radio station, or this one from German newspaper "Die Welt",which is probably number 3 or 4, by reach in Germany. Another example on en:Arte, which is a well-known French/German broadcasting joint venture (focusing on cultural items). So, the event is definitely notable, the big question is if the participants are. --Eptalon (talk) 23:36, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    Though I focused on COI and promo, the event is, participants aren't. --Vituzzu (talk) 10:30, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  •  Delete per WP:1E and specific notability policy: the experiment is notable, test subjects aren't. --Vituzzu (talk) 08:55, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  •  Delete per Vituzzu. Non-notable. Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) 19:10, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 23:16, 16 November 2017 (UTC), seven days after it was filed, although it may be closed earlier at the discretion of an administrator.


Istituto Europeo del Design[change source]

Istituto Europeo del Design (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete) · close request

StevenJ81 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Feels like an ad. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:46, 7 November 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]

  • Needs work - While the institute appears bona fide in its field at the international level and notable in other WPs, the page here is misleading for referring only to one of its numerous locations, and poorly written besides. If notability means an automatic keep - the page would need a few appropriate template messages regarding its deficiencies. -- Deborahjay (talk) 20:04, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 13:46, 14 November 2017 (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.  --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 18:12, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

MAHMOOD ASWAN[change source]

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

Eptalon has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Although this page claims to be notable ("he is a prize-winning novelist", "he is a fellow of Royal Society of Literature", etc.), I just don't think he seems notable enough to be included here. There's more problems too: the title is all caps, and the page doesn't look very simple. Eptalon (talk) 13:18, 11 November 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 as not notable and probable conflict of interest (see contributing editor's handle). Basically, membership of quite normal associations plus having done more or less what everyone does in that line of work does not make a person notable. Reputable qualified critics publishing articles about a person in a suitable source is what best conveys notability in the arts. General principle: just doing your job well is not notability. I have no idea why the title is in upper case, but that's irrelevant unless he is judged notable. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:59, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per Mac's comments and per my original nomination. J991 19:59, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per original nomination from J991. Also with apologies for screwing up your original RFD. That'll teach me not to mess with things I can't fix! DaneGeld (talk) 20:04, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete Fails WP:Notability Gary "Roach" Sanderson (talk) 02:48, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 13:18, 18 November 2017 (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) 08:11, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Andrey Smagin[change source]

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

Zhangj1079 has nominated this page for deletion for the reason: Deleted multiple times on en.wiki (en:Andrey Smagin, en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Andrey Smagin). Many sources don't mention him at all. Ref 8 & 9 aren't about him (about a bill that he supported). Possibly machine-translated. Unverified content, likely non-notable (mentions participating in public events, attending events). Zhangj1079 (Saluton!) 21:20, 2 November 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]

  • This very bad machine translation. Found this on search engine, in second position. Therefore, likely not notable. Also: born after 2000, so a child. Therefore: delete...--Eptalon (talk) 22:08, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

This request is due to close on 21:20, 9 November 2017 (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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