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]

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)


  • 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)
  • Remove Per SVTCobra. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 02:13, 21 February 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 February 24, 2018.


Delete articles in this category posted before February 23.


Delete articles in this category posted before February 22.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before February 21.

Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before February 14

Undeletion requests[edit]