Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion/Deletion templates

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Template Aliases Criteria Used for

Whenever possible, use a reason-specific template.

{{db-g1}} {{db-nonsense}} CSD G1 Patent nonsense. You can put {{subst:Db-nonsense-notice|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g2}} {{db-test}} CSD G2 Test page. You can put {{subst:uw-creation1|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g3}} {{db-vandalism}} CSD G3 Vandalism. You can put {{subst:uw-creation2|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-pagemove}} CSD G3 Nonsense redirects that are created from the cleanup of page move vandalism. You can put {{subst:mp2-n|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-hoax}} CSD G3 Blatant hoaxes. You can put {{subst:uw-hoax|"page name"}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g4}} {{db-repost}} CSD G4 Copies of material that was previously deleted after an XfD discussion. Articles that were only previously speedily deleted do not fall under this category. You can put {{subst:repost-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g5}} {{db-banned|name of banned user}} CSD G5 Contributions made by a banned user while they were banned.
{{db-g6}} {{histmerge|
page to merge history from}}
CSD G6 History merge.
{{db-move|page to be moved|
reason for move}}
CSD G6 Making way for a non-controversial move. Please add the name of the page that is to be moved and the reason for the move.
{{db-copypaste|page to be moved}} CSD G6 Cleaning up copy-and-paste page moves to make way for a clean, non-controversial move. Please add the name of the page that is to be moved.
{{db-disambig}} CSD G6 Obviously unnecessary disambiguation pages.
{{db-xfd}} CSD G6 An admin has closed a deletion debate as a "delete" but not deleted the page.
{{db-maintenance}}
{{db-house}}
CSD G6 Other non-controversial "housekeeping" tasks, such as reversing a redirect.
{{db-g7}} {{db-author}}
{{db-self}}
CSD G7 Speedy request by only editor.
{{db-blanked}} CSD G7 Page blanked by only editor.
{{db-g8}} {{db-talk}} CSD G8 Talk page of a deleted or nonexistent page.
{{db-subpage}} CSD G8 Subpage of a deleted or nonexistent page.
{{db-imagepage}} CSD G8 Image page without a corresponding image.
{{db-redirnone}} CSD G8 Redirect to non-existent page. You can put {{subst:redirnone-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-templatecat}} CSD G8 Category that is populated solely by a template that has been deleted.
{{db-g10}} {{db-attack}} CSD G10 Attack page intended to disparage its subject. You can put {{subst:attack|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g11}} {{db-spam}} CSD G11 Blatant advertising. You can put {{subst:spam-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-g12|url=URL of source}} {{db-copyvio|url=URL of source}} CSD G12 Blatant copyright violation. You can put {{subst:uw-copyright|page name|url=URL of source}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-a1}} {{db-empty}}
{{db-nocontext}}
CSD A1 Very short articles without context. Use {{subst:empty-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-a2}} {{db-foreign}} CSD A2 Foreign language article duplicated on other Wikimedia project.
{{db-a3}} {{db-nocontent}}
{{db-contact}}
CSD A3 No content other than external links of whatever kind, or an attempt to contact subject of article.
{{db-a5}} {{db-transwiki}} CSD A5 Transwikification completed (if article is a dictionary definition only and has been transwikied, with or without an Articles for deletion discussion).
{{db-a7}} {{db-bio}}– for a person CSD A7 Article about a real person, individual animal(s), group, company, or web content that does not indicate the importance of the subject. Try to use one of the more specific templates rather than {{db-a7}}. You can put {{subst:nn-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page, or, if it seems that someone has created a user page in the encyclopedia section instead of their user page, you can put {{subst:nn-userfy|page name}}-- ~~~~ on their talk page.
{{db-person}} – for people
{{db-band}} – for bands
{{db-club}} – for clubs, societies,
groups, and organizations
{{db-inc}} – for companies and corporations
{{db-web}} – for websites
{{db-animal}} – for individual animals
{{db-a9}} {{db-album}}
{{db-song}}
CSD A9 Article about a musical recording (album, single, etc.) that does not indicate the importance of the subject, and where the artist's article does not exist.
{{db-r2}} {{db-rediruser}} CSD R2 Redirect to an article talk page, image description page, image talk page, mediawiki page, mediawiki talk page, category talk page, portal talk page, template talk page, help talk, user page, or user talk. You can put {{subst:rediruser-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-r3}} {{db-redirtypo}}
{{db-redirmisnomer}}
CSD R3 Recently created redirect that is a result of an implausible typo or misnomer. You can put {{subst:redirtypo-warn|page name}}~~~~ on the user's talk page.
{{db-f1|replacement file
name.ext
}}
{{db-redundantfile|
replacement file name.ext}}

{{isd|replacement file name.ext}}
CSD F1 Same or better file exists on Wikipedia (see {{db-f8}} for files now on Commons).
{{db-f2}} {{db-nofile}} CSD F2 Corrupt or empty file. File page for a file on Commons without Wikipedia related or assessment information.
{{db-f3}} {{db-noncom}} CSD F3 "No commercial use" or "by permission" files uploaded after target date.
{{db-f4}} {{db-unksource}} CSD F4 Lack of licensing – Should only be used if the file has been previously tagged with {{no license}}, {{no source}}, or a similar template.
{{db-f5}} {{db-unfree}} CSD F5 Unused copyright file – Should only be used if the file has been previously tagged with {{or-cr}}, {{or-fu}}, or a similar template.
{{db-f6}} {{db-norat}} CSD F6 File with fair use tag but no fair use rationale - must have been tagged as such for seven days and uploaded after May 4, 2006.
{{db-f7}} {{db-badfairuse}} CSD F7 Bad fair use template – file tagged as fair use with a template that is patently irrelevant to the actual file, like {{game-screenshot}} on a photo of a celebrity. Please notify uploader on their talk page using {{subst:badfairuse|File:file name|tag that was on the file}}.
{{db-f8}} {{db-nowcommons}}
{{db-nowcommons|
name of file on Commons.ext}}
CSD F8 Identical file has been moved to or is otherwise available on Commons.
{{db-f9|url=URL of source}} {{db-filecopyvio|url=URL of source}} CSD F9 Blatant copyright infringements.
{{db-f10}} {{db-badfiletype}} CSD F10 Uploaded file that is not an image, video or sound, is unused, and has no foreseeable encyclopedic use.
{{db-f11}} {{db-nopermission}} CSD F11 No evidence of permission from copyright holder to publish under license asserted by uploader – file must have been tagged with {{no permission}}, and uploader notified for seven days.
{{db-c1}} {{db-catempty}} CSD C1 Category that has been empty for at least four days.
{{db-u1}} {{db-userreq}} CSD U1 User page or subpage requested to be deleted by the user with whom it is associated.
{{db-u2}} {{db-nouser}} CSD U2 Userpages of users who do not exist.
{{db-u3}} {{db-gallery}} CSD U3 Fair use galleries in user space.
{{db-t2}} {{db-policy}} CSD T2 Templates that are blatant misrepresentations of established policy.
{{db-t3|~~~~~ |
OtherTemplate}}
{{db-duplicatetemplate|~~~~~ |
OtherTemplate}}
CSD T3 Templates that are duplicates of, hard-coded instances of, or an inferior alternative to another template.
{{db-p1}} CSD P1 Any portal that would be subject to speedy deletion as an article.
{{db-p2}} {{db-emptyportal}} CSD P2 Underpopulated portal.

If you are not sure, you can use these general templates:

{{db}} {{db-reason|reason}}
{{deletebecause|reason}}
{{delbecause|reason}}
{{delete|reason}}
{{d|reason}}
{{Speedy deletion|reason}}
{{Speedy|reason}}
{{csd|reason}}
Replace reason with a specific reason for speedy deletion.
Please try to write out a reason that will be comprehensible to non-Wikipedians.