Wikinews:Deletion requests

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This page seeks to resolve the question whether a page or file should be deleted through consensus.

Articles that are from other news sources, abandoned, minimal, or press releases are generally dealt with by proposed deletion processes and need not be listed here individually.

Listings appear for a minimum of seven days but may be left longer to allow sufficient discussion. After the appropriate period, an administrator looks at the page or file and determines whether consensus for deletion has been reached. If it has, the page is deleted. The period of time starts at the submission of the deletion request on this page.

You may also list tag pages for speedy deletion page by adding {{delete|reason}} to the page to be nominated for speedy deletion.

  • Read and be familiar with the Criteria for deletion before listing a page here, or debating on a page here. Please vote using {{keep}}, {{remove}}, {{neutral}}, or {{comment}} followed by signature.
  • Articles must fall foul of the Criteria for deletion to be listed here. Invalid listings will be removed. Editors may not edit the Criteria for deletion in order to justify their listing.
  • Note: If you have registered an account at Wikinews for the sole purpose of attempting to sway a deletion request, any vote and comment within the voting section will be struck and disregarded.

This page is also the proper venue for discussing undeletion requests. If you object to speedy deletion of an article, or wish to overturn another deletion request, please list it here. An admin may undelete it at their discretion for the duration of the vote, so that users may view the item they are voting on.

How to list a page here[edit]

  1. Add {{Deletion request}} or {{dr}} to the image, category or article page.
    • For suspected copyright violations, instead add {{Copyvio|url=insert_web_address_here}} The page will remain here for three days before being deleted.
    • For abandoned articles, instead add {{abandoned}}, but please be aware that people often forget to request {{review}}.
  2. List the link below using the following template:
== Date of nomination ==
=== [[Article title]] ===
State reason for deletion request and sign (--~~~~).
==== Comments ====

==== Votes ====

Note for admins[edit]

To close a Deletion Request, enclose the DR with:

and then delete the article if the DR was successful or remove {{DR}} from the article if it was kept.
  • If the subject of a deletion was a category/image/template and the DR was successful, the closing admin should remove those from the pages on which they appear.
  • The talk page of the article can be updated by adding {{Multidel}} with a Diff to the closed DR discussion to the top of the talk page.

Deletion requests[edit]

August 29, 2014[edit]

Wikinews interviews specialists on China, Iran, Russia support for al-Assad/fr[edit]

Here is English Wikinews. We don't need any article in French.--GZWDer (talk) 10:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment It's tagged with Category:No publish; so, that's its status on en.wn. The article has no French interwiki, suggesting the translation never did make it to fr.wn (though I've not yet tried to look on fr.wn directly).
Various published articles in our archives have peripheral subpages of different kinds, which are no-published and eventually should be fully protected as a precaution since they're in mainspace; I'll protect this one for now, and an admin can later either delete it or remove the deletion tag. --Pi zero (talk) 11:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment This, as noted by Pi zero, isn't published. On that basis, I don't quite follow the nomination phrasing. The article itself was translated into three other languages, and is a local Featured Article. Just, as already noted, looks as-if translation to French wasn't completed fast-enough to stay fresh.
My inclination, on that basis (a working page, never published, cannot now be completed), is to see this deleted. I'm just hoping I'm being overly-sensitive to word-choice in how I read the nomination. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:56, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
  • On further consideration and consultation, I suggest we Keep it. It could conceivably be of use to someone wishing to use the article as a reference. --Pi zero (talk) 13:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

May 6, 2014[edit]

May 4, 2014[edit]

Proposed deletions[edit]

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently September 19, 2014.


Delete articles in this category posted before September 18.


Delete articles in this category posted before September 17.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before September 16.

Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before September 9

Undeletion requests[edit]