Articles and multimedia are sometimes deleted by administrators if they are thought to have a valid reason for deletion. Sometimes these decisions are completely correct, and undisputed. Sometimes, they are more controversial. Before using this page, please read the Wikinews:Deletion guidelines and undeletion guidelines.
The archive of deleted page revisions may be periodically cleared.
Purpose of this page
It is hoped that this page will be generally unused, as the vast majority of deletions do not need to be challenged. This page exists for basically two situations:
- An article was deleted wrongly, and should be restored. Please do not list articles for which the community did not agree to keep an article you felt should be kept.
- A temporary undelete is requested:
- to copy the content for use elsewhere.
- to examine if the article was deleted wrongly. An article with is temporarily undeleted may be completely saved, including its history, using the Special:Export function of Mediawiki.
This page is about articles and not about people. If you have an issue with an admin over deletions, please discuss this with that person on talk pages or the Administrators. Similarly, if you are an admin, do not assume listing an article you deleted here is an attack on you.
How to use this page
It is almost always better to write a new article than to attempt to undelete an article which was deleted through the Deletion request process: it will be faster, more timely, and can be written to take into account the concerns of the community which led to its being deleted in the first place.
If you wish to undelete an article, and it meets the criteria on the Wikinews:Undeletion guidelines, go ahead and list it here. If you wish to view the article, to copy its content for use elsewhere or to determine if the article were deleted wrongly, it should also be listed here.
Articles which have been listed here and, after discussion and review, consensus is reached to leave the article deleted, the discussion will be archived at Wikinews:Undeletion requests/deleted. Articles which are undeleted are listed at Wikinews:Undeletion requests/undeleted.