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 be deleted after one day according to the proposed deletion policy.
    • For abandoned articles, instead add {{subst:aband}} to the top of the page, but please be aware that people often forget to request {{review}}. Articles are considered abandoned if after four days no edits were made. Such articles are deleted two days later.
  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 19, 2018[edit]



These articles were proposed for speedy deletion by Dreamy Jazz but the pages are ineligible for speedy deletion. As such, I'm listing them here on their behalf. Microchip08 (talk) 10:15, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

The rationale for deletion is that these two pages are only used for importing news to the Alaska and Alabama portals respectively. These portals no longer use the news imported from here. Thus the pages that the news is imported to has been deleted (see w:Portal:Alaska/Wikinews and w:Portal:Alabama/Wikinews). Because both portals do not use and won't use news from WikiNews for the foreseeable future, the associated pages listed for deletion here that are only used to import news to the deleted pages, are no longer needed. So, these two pages can (and should be to save confusion) be deleted. Dreamy Jazz (talk) 10:55, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


  • Remove Per my rationale. Dreamy Jazz (talk) 11:00, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Remove Aside from the points in the nomination, I believe WN has opted for just Categories rather than portals. --SVTCobra 14:42, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
@SVTCobra: This nomination isn't about a portal. It's about a page on Wikinews that allows a bot to export a Wikinews DPL to Wikipedia. --Pi zero (talk) 19:00, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
OK, but User:Wikinews Importer Bot has been deactivated. So, is it useful or not? --SVTCobra 19:07, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
The functions of that bot were taken over by another bot, according to the bot's en.wp user page. So, apparently, deactivation of that particular bot doesn't tell us anything about whether the page is useful. --Pi zero (talk) 19:18, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'll abstain. Vote stricken. --SVTCobra 19:23, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

June 1, 2018[edit]

Portal:Navassa Island[edit]

I propose that we delete this redundant portal for a small uninhabited island. There may be some newsworthy current events at some point, but I doubt we are going to be needing a Category:Navassa Island anytime soon. Green Giant (talk) 19:01, 1 June 2018 (UTC)


Yes, the category is sufficient, no need for a portal. Harsh Rathod Poke me! 11:09, 29 June 2018 (UTC)


  • Remove Redundant at this point of time. Harsh Rathod Poke me! 11:07, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Remove Aside from the points in the nomination, I believe WN has opted for just Categories rather than portals. --SVTCobra 14:41, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

May 29, 2018[edit]

March 17, 2018[edit]

January 28, 2018[edit]

Files uploaded by Bidgee (t · c · b) claiming "fair use" listed below[edit]

  1. File:Malik flash quotes.png
  2. File:Athletics - Women's Shot Put - F53 Final - Start List.pdf
  3. File:Karamjyoti vs. UOI (1).pdf
  4. File:Profile on Paralympic Site.png
  5. File:Results online for Malik.png
  6. File:Athletics - Women's Shot Put - F53 Final - Start List.pdf

All of these files are only used on Talk:Wikinews interviews India's first female Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik serving what purpose I can only speculate as "notes".

None of them have any sort of fair-use rationale. Furthermore, I cannot even imagine justifying this. They appear to be screenshots (mostly) of web pages. Those pages should have been listed in the sources and not screenshotted in lieu of proper OR notes.

These are all high-resolution images, which serve no newsworthy purpose, and in my opinion should be deleted posthaste. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:24, 28 January 2018 (UTC)


  • Regarding @Mikemoral:'s comment in his vote, might I suggest we store any of the ones needed for OR notes wherever we store things that get submitted to @scoop? Cheers, --SVTCobra 03:40, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Afaik scoop data is only stored in scoop inbox (which also means all accredited reporters inboxes also). There is a journalists private wiki where the data could also be stored but i do not remember being asked to do this. Of course people could do that by their own initiative if they wanted. Gryllida (talk) 19:00, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
      • I agree, scoop isn't archived. I had some old OR stuff archived on a laptop that died a few years ago, so that's gone too. Stuff happens.

        Are deleted files kept in the wiki database indefinitely? --Pi zero (talk) 19:18, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

        • I just tried to restore a couple of files that were deleted in 2005 and got the following message: Internal error: [WrXAFwpAMFYAAGassj4AAAAG] 2018-03-24 03:03:51: Fatal exception of type "LogicException" So I guess not. --SVTCobra 03:10, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
          • Interesting. (That pinged me, btw.) --Pi zero (talk) 03:20, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
            • @SVTCobra, Pi zero: Deleted Wikimedia files have only been restorable from June 2006 onwards. That's probably why you wouldn't be able to restore older ones. See this announcement for more details. Green Giant (talk) 22:01, 10 April 2018 (UTC)


  • Delete: These probably are violating copyright, but we should however transcribe any relevant information to the talk page as reporting notes. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 09:14, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete: Supporting Mikemoral in preserving the contents but deleting the screenshots. --Gwyndon (talk) 02:31, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Remove Per SVTCobra. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 02:13, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Remove but store off-wiki. --SVTCobra 14:11, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

January 8, 2018[edit]

January 3, 2018[edit]

December 30, 2017[edit]

Proposed deletions[edit]

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently December 14, 2018.


Delete articles in this category posted before December 13.


Delete articles in this category posted before December 12.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before December 11.

Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before December 4

Undeletion requests[edit]