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]

9 January 2020[edit]

Wikinews:Story preparation/Era of space exploration comes to end as Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on final mission for Shuttle program[edit]

The last mission was in 2011 and I don’t think there will be any update to enable this to be published. -Green Giant (talk) 12:10, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • We do have an article on this event, Space Shuttle Discovery launches on final mission. The question is whether the published article depended on the prepared one: our usual speedy deletion criterion A-oldprep says: "A prepared article for which the event in question was at least five days ago, and the prepared work was not developed into an article (either no article was released or it was not based on the prepared work". --Pi zero (talk) 13:41, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I must have missed that one. I suspect the published article did not grow out of the prepared article. There appear to have been two separate articles started around the same time. The second one was merged into the first one. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the prepared article. -Green Giant (talk) 14:45, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

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Wikinews:Story preparation/Interview with U.K. statesman Tony Benn/Raw transcript[edit]

This interview is now more than 12 years old and Mr Benn passed away in 2014. I don’t think there is any way to publish this now. -Green Giant (talk) 12:10, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

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Wikinews:Story preparation/Interview: Richard Stallman; 'gotta fight for the right to party'/Q:s1[edit]

This interview is in two parts and is now more than 10 years old. I don’t think there is any way to publish this now. -Green Giant (talk) 12:10, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

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Wikinews:Story preparation/Leveson Inquiry: the story so far[edit]

The Leveson Inquiry was supposed to be split into two parts. The first part concluded in 2012 but the second part was cancelled in 2018, and is unlikely be resumed. -Green Giant (talk) 12:10, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

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30 December 2019[edit]



13 November 2019[edit]


Elections and politics of Liberia[edit]

Wikinews has no coverage of elections in Liberia, so the category is empty. The politics category only includes the elections category. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:33, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

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10 November 2019[edit]

Category:Ofreporter[edit]

Redundant to Special:PrefixIndex/User:Ofreporter --DannyS712 (talk) 20:56, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

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Category:Discott (Wikinewsie)[edit]

Empty category, user hasn't edited here since 2013. --DannyS712 (talk) 20:56, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

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Proposed deletions[edit]

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently January 21, 2020.

Copyvio[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before January 20.

Abandoned[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before January 19.

Minimal and PR[edit]

Delete articles in these categories posted before January 18.


Unsourced prepared[edit]

Delete articles in this category posted before January 11


Undeletion requests[edit]