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.

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  2. List the link below using the following template:
== Date of nomination ==
=== [[Article title]] ===
State reason for deletion request and sign (--~~~~).
==== Comments ====

==== Votes ====

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Deletion requests[edit]

December 27, 2014[edit]

Intersection categories[edit]

Categories that can be dealt with by DPL;

We have a longstanding de facto policy to delete these, although, worth noting I couldn't find a pre-2010 DR example. Then again, DR has been needed less in recent years. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 12:33, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Some thoughts.
  • There may be some operational difference between articles that concern Canadian elections, and articles that concern both elections and Canada. All of the former articles are the latter, but not all of the latter are the former; that is, an article about elections somewhere else might also concern Canada, so it would be in the intersection even though it isn't about Canadian elections. I'm not sure, if we could only provide one of the two, which one would be more useful. This seems different from disability sport interviews, where I suspect one always wants to know about any interview that also concerns disability sport. (Or does one? I'm not exactly sure how this category is meant to be defined.)
  • Two major concerns for a category, in my view, are ease of deciding whether something belongs in it, and likelihood of remembering to add it to articles when relevant. Intersection categories are likely to rate poorly on both criteria.
  • However, I'd like to hear Brian McNeil's thoughts on the protests in Edinburgh category, which he created earlier this year; hopefully he still remembers the rationale behind it at this point. I'm wondering if there's a straightforward practical concern here apt to be overlooked. (Afaics, LauraHale, who created the disability sports interviews category, probably isn't available to comment as she hasn't significantly edited any wikimedian sister in the past half year or so, excepting one set of wikidata edits, and this.)
--Pi zero (talk) 21:54, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Not too well-placed to comment at the moment, since my hospital tests indicate one of the lovely pneumonia strains is why I'm on a second course of Doxycyline. It would make sense to go to the intersection solution until, and unless, a clear-cut case can be made to distinguish between an article which is 'X and Y', plus only 'X' or 'Y'. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:32, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, currently yes. (But, what comes after 4x courses of Doxycline?) There's a need to really think about this quite significantly. The protests in Edinburgh category could perhaps be refined-away; I'm sure we have others where the subject is a Protest. The cited examples would require us to look at refining Elections in Canada into Canada, Elections, and the clarifier Election campaigns.
In-terms of doing that refinement, it strikes me that grabbing our OpenGraph output — wot Facebook accepts, with some coaxing — would be extremely useful. Noting that some numpty therein mentioned Wikinews in relation to automagic content generation today, I'm not in-favour of such; just of making the job easier for human beings. A good start would be when the opengraph checker on Facebook is happy we're gone 100% HTTPS, and throws no warnings.
So, I'd suspect the edge case of those listed is Protests in Edinburgh. Those are OR, so we're looking at something slightly different. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

December 24, 2014[edit]


August 29, 2014[edit]


Proposed deletions[edit]

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently April 27, 2015.

Copyvio[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 26.

Abandoned[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 25.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before April 24.


Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before April 17


Undeletion requests[edit]