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 29, 2019[edit]

File:Morwell v Sale 1986 LVFL Grand Final.ogv[edit]

An obviously copyrighted television broadcast of the 1986 VFL Grand Final. The file was uploaded claiming to be a screenshot under fair use. It is used only in a user-space story preparation which appears to have stalled years ago. --SVTCobra 02:23, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

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July 30, 2019[edit]

File:1245658349.ogv[edit]

This media has no source information, no permission information, and no licensing information. It is not used in any article. All I know is, it was an automatic upload of fair-use media from the wikinewsie.org shared dropbox. I do not know who contributed it to the dropbox, but i believe only accredited reporters have access. --SVTCobra 01:28, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

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July 26, 2019[edit]


July 22, 2019[edit]

Category:Chili Finger Incident[edit]

This article is in category-space. The text appears to already be at the Chili Finger Incident. We can keep the category perhaps, but delete the article text, though "Chili finger incident" doesn't feel right as a category name. Category:Wendy's already exists for the fast food joint, so we could just keep all these related articles there. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 21:48, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • The difference of date —March 24 versus March 22— was brought about by this edit, with the explanation "march 24, 2005 was tuesday, not thursday". Afaict this is true, but the event took place on March 22 so it's the day of the week that's wrong (I'll put a {{correction}} on the mainspace article). At the time of this edit, 8 June 2009, the mainspace article had been fully protected for about three and a half years. --Pi zero (talk) 00:18, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm missing the point of why should a category be left, if we can categorize only one article with it. --StanProg (talk) 00:36, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
There are actually (and quite amazingly) fifteen articles about the topic. --SVTCobra 00:40, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Then the category should definitely remain and all these articles categorized with it. --StanProg (talk) 00:42, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I'd be in favor of renaming and recategorizing the articles, at so the category name is more in line with other categories. Mainly, though, "Chili Finger Incident" could be renamed something like "Wendy's 'chili finger' incident" or something. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 01:07, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
I agree. The capitalization is also not in line with how we do things. --SVTCobra 01:09, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
  • The problem of this seems to have occurred in this edit where Anonymous101 (t · c · b) appears to have used {{subst:Chili Finger Incident}} with the article of same title in the category. This is evidenced by the previous edit where that effort failed with the stated intent of getting rid of the category. I am not sure why, but that's how all the text ended up in a category. --SVTCobra 01:04, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Votes[edit]

  • Remove It's practically identical to the main namespace one. the text and use it as regular category. --StanProg (talk) 22:54, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
  • The text can be removed provided the category remains; I'm okay with it provided we don't create a memory hole. Keeping in mind the similarity to the mainspace article, I'm taking the position that the category text is not a published article since it's not in mainspace despite the tag. --Pi zero (talk) 00:18, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove text and restore into a normal {{topic cat}}. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:06, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

July 8, 2019[edit]


Proposed deletions[edit]

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently September 18, 2019.

Copyvio[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before September 17.

Abandoned[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before September 16.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before September 15.


Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before September 8


Undeletion requests[edit]