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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I don't like this page's name. I want to rename it to Articles for discussion or something else.
Please see Wikipedia:Perennial proposals#Rename_AFD. Note that all of the "for discussion" pages handle not only deletion, but also proposed mergers, proposed moves, and other similar processes. AFD is "for deletion" because the volume of discussion has made it necessary to sub-divide the work by the type of change.
You mean I'm not supposed to use AFD to propose a merger or a page move?
No. Please use WP:Proposed mergers or WP:Requested moves for those kinds of proposals.


Closing/Relisting old AfDs[edit]

Why are some AfDs not being closed or relisted after the 7-day deadline, even if a consensus has been reached or more discussion is clearly needed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.87.211.170 (talk) 12:46, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Because sometimes in an imperfect world, things get missed or fall through the cracks. Got any specific AfDs you'd like to point to? -Ad Orientem (talk) 13:03, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
No AfDs in particular, I just looked through logs from the beginning of the month and noticed quite a few that were still open without a relisting after 7-days from the previous one or nomination date [1] [2], [3]. A few from the end of May are like that too. 67.87.211.170 (talk) 23:30, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Also, the 7 day thing isn't a hard deadline. There are many other reasons that AfDs would be open without relisting for more than a week, for example if there is a lot of traffic and it isn't easy to determine consensus. Ansh666 14:03, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. Is there a way to tell when an AfD page exists but is not properly formatted? As in, the absence of CAT:AfD but not a previously closed discussion. Pinging User:Cyberpower678, as he maintains the current AfD report. Ansh666 07:55, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Newspaper search engines by country[edit]

Wikipedia:Newspaper search engines by country. This is a start. Any feedback or modifications appreciated. -- GreenC 14:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Location of AFD multi template[edit]

There seems to be disagreement between the adminstrator instructions and WP:Talk page layout. I have started a thread at Wikipedia talk:Talk page layout#AFD history to try to resolve this. SpinningSpark 12:47, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

MULTIAFD help with 61 related articles[edit]

The "List of Playboy Playmates of X" articles likely should be deleted. I've never seen anyone attempt such an AfD, so would like to hear what more experienced editors have to say on such a WP:MULTIAFD situation. --Ronz (talk) 16:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

  • It's a nightmare. I did a mass AfD for forty some odd state chapters of the Constitution Party (United States) last year. The AfD did not transclude (is that the right term?) properly into the AfD log and it was one of the most time consuming things I have done on here. I have heard similar stories from other editors who have had trouble with mass AfDs going through correctly. I thought my fingers were going to fall off after all of the typing. It was also hotly contested by some editors who accused me of political bias. My bottom line is that if it can be avoided, I would try to find some other way of dealing with the articles. That said, sometimes you just have a bunch of articles that need to go. Caveat: I have not looked at any of what you are proposing to AfD so I am making no judgments. -Ad Orientem (talk) 16:34, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    Much appreciated. Sounds like there's a scaling problem with the process, which is what I was assuming from what few attempts I've noticed. Anyone else? --Ronz (talk) 16:41, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    Oh, god, that was a mess. I did the cleanup for that - 50+ articles to change the {{AfD}} tag to {{Afd-merge to}}, and add {{oldafdfull}} on their talk pages. Was not fun. At least it padded my mainspace pie a little... Anyways, I'm just going to say, if you have a good case, be prepared to do a lot of copy-pasting. And, hopefully, cleaning up (because if not, I'll likely end up doing it all Face-sad.svg). Ansh666 17:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • One more word of caution. Because you have to put up AfD tags on all the nominated articles and then link them in the original AfD discussion/nom, make sure you have plenty of time and are not likely to be interrupted when you begin this. It's one of those things where once you start you really need to keep going until it's finished. -Ad Orientem (talk) 18:55, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I would consider spreading it out over a few days/weeks. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 18:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Actually, Ronz is talking about doing them all in one massive AfD discussion page, not individually, so that wouldn't really make sense... Ansh666 02:02, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Follow WP:MULTIAFD carefully! :-) Another general tip is to check each subject individually, and only include what you find to be the most clearcut cases in the AfD; discussions get messy when several articles are debated separately within a bundled AfD. However, in this case the articles are very equivalent, and a bundled AfD is unlikely to involve much analysis of individual subjects, so much as interpretation of whether Playmates are "famous for a specific event" per WP:LISTPEOPLE. In general I'd only do a bundled AfD if you think it will pass, and my gut instinct is this will result in no consensus, but you may disagree, or you may want to go through the process for reasons other than deleting the articles. I recently started a 13-article bundled AfD of biographies, but it was after 5 out of 5 similar biographies were deleted in individual AfDs. It could still go either way, but that sort of track record was an indication to me that success seemed likely. ––Agyle (talk) 08:33, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks everyone for the responses. Please keep them coming.

My take from all this is that it's probably best to start with a single AfD, notifying all the creators of all the articles about it and the possibility of a multiple-article AfD to follow. --Ronz (talk) 20:06, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Taylor Bruce nomination[edit]

Would someone please complete this deletion nomination? Thanks. 184.147.140.76 (talk) 19:11, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll go ahead and do this. --Finngall talk 20:12, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Ooops. I had already started it when I hit the refresh button and saw your comment. I need to do a little more digging on Google just to be sure though. My initial search was pretty cursory. -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:19, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
No worries. Carry on.  :-) --Finngall talk 20:21, 11 July 2014 (UTC)