Template talk:Delete

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Reason parameter[edit]

I've added a parameter to the message, requiring that editors supply the reason for deletion. This is for several reasons:

  • The speedy deletion templates by this name on other projects require a reason parameter. (See the Wikibooks template, for example.)
  • The reasons that were given in the message did not in fact match what the current speedy deletion guidelines actually say.
  • Requiring that the tagging editor actually give a reason is generally seen as a good idea, in part because it does not require admininstrators to be mind readers. This is one reason that the {{delete}} template on Wikipedia is less favoured than the {{deletebecause}} template.
  • It matches the {{cleanup}} template.

Uncle G 15:35:03, 2005-08-01 (UTC)


I don't think it works with the category "Deletion requests" to remove articles tagged with the speedy delete template from the main page. The DPL's for days all list "notcategory=Disputed", so "Disputed" is the category to go to prevent them from appearing on our front page. --Deprifry|+T+ 10:45, 12 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replacing xambox[edit]

@Pi zero: would you mind if I replace {{xambox}} with {{msgbox}}? I was trying a flatter (UI) approach for these message boxes, which are simple (in terms of code, and we need not worry about the licensing issue -- ambox was copied from Wikipedia). It will also match some of the other templates I had created. It is consistent across desktop and mobile website (afaict) and reduces page load time. I won't suggest using images for better appearance. (I don't think they are very helpful). See sandbox for how it looks when msgbox is used.
17:42, 11 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]