Wikinews:Deletion requests

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WN:DR redirects here. For dispute resolution, see WN:DISPUTE.

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

Articles written from other news sources, abandoned, minimal, or press release are listed in the appropriate categories for a period of three days (see bottom of page for a list of these articles). Original reports have to be listed for seven days. Non-articles also appear for seven days. After the appropriate period, an admin 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 an image, category or article pages on the candidate for speedy deletion page by adding {{delete}} 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.
  • 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. Votes on this page are the purview of established contributors who have a demonstrated record of understanding site policy.

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 for the duration of the vote, so that users may view the article they are voting on.

Abandoned articles, copyright violations, or minimal articles need not be listed here here — see Wikinews:Proposed deletion.

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 ====
Please vote using {{keep}}, {{remove}}, {{neutral}}, or {{comment}} followed by signature

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]

Template:Technorati ping[edit]

The links generated by it seems to be broken, and the result is that whatever usefulness it has provided for the articles that it is linked to is now gone. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 21:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

{{w:ping}} looks like it would be more useful than that template, which seems to have lost its purpose in 2009. Subst the previous invocations of the template, delete it, and possibly replace with the enwiki equivalent. Microchip08 (talk) 06:27, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I won't comment on the merits, or otherwise, of a ping template from The Other Place, but Technorati is one of those names I've not heard in - oh, about 4 years - so, yes, Support deletion. --Brian McNeil / talk 06:30, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Obsolete with no historical value. Also, it's, like, really old. --Pi zero (talk) 04:58, 18 April 2014 (UTC)


Proposed deletions[edit]

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

Copyvio[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 18.

Abandoned[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 17.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before April 16.


Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 9


Undeletion requests[edit]