Wikipedia talk:Miscellany for deletion

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Draft space XFD discussions[edit]

If you came here from one of my notes on Project Talk or VPP, thank you! An existing discussion on this top was identified elsewhere, please follow on to: Wikipedia_talk:DRAFT#Process_for_deleting_drafts. — xaosflux Talk 22:55, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Error in the instructions?[edit]

More than likely, I'm just being dimwitted, but I may have come across an error in the instructions about how to file an MfD. In the second step, using Template:mfd2, it says to enter the following:

{{subst:mfd2| pg={{subst:#titleparts:{{subst:PAGENAME}}||2}}| text=Reason why the page should be deleted}} ~~~~

Shouldn't that actually be:

{{subst:mfd2| pg=PAGENAME | text=Reason why the page should be deleted ~~~~}}

--Tryptofish (talk) 23:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

The instructions are correct. The code uses parser functions to get the page name automatically. Note that PAGENAME should be copied exactly like that with eight upper case letters, and not manually replaced with the name of the nominated page. Your suggested code only works if the user makes such a manual replacement. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:52, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
So that's the problem! I substituted PAGENAME with the name of the nominated page, and got a mess. Thanks. --Tryptofish (talk) 16:19, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

User:DragonflySixtyseven/Casey at the Wyrm[edit]

Firstly, let me say that requiring unregistered editors go through this process is ridiculous. Anons should be able nominate anything for deletion, just like on Wikimedia Commons.

Anyway, here goes.............

User:DragonflySixtyseven/Casey at the Wyrm needs to be deleted because "Distribute freely, but give credit where credit is due!" is NOT functionally equivalent to CC-BY.

Functionally, CC-BY explicitly allows for re-distribution, remixing and usage commercially. "Distribute freely, but give credit where credit is due!" only explicitly allows for one of the three.

Having the page on Wikipedia is functionally equivalent to a copyright violations and needs to be deleted. (talk) 04:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have created the page for you. I see you have notified the author. —PC-XT+ 15:45, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
I dispute the block-evading user's argument that this either is, or is functionally equivalent to, a copyright violation. I further dispute the block-evading user's argument that the redistribution statement from 1992 is not equivalent to CC-BY. DS (talk) 17:46, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

ColonelHenry user pages[edit]

Could someone please move User talk: to Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/ColonelHenry user pages? I can't create or move pages. Thanks. (talk) 13:03, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Done. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  17:21, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#NAC Deletes[edit]

There is a discussion about non-admins closing discussions as "delete" at Wikipedia talk:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#NAC Deletes. See the subsection Wikipedia talk:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#So, this is the question we're asking, where the opening poster wrote, "Should non-adminstrators be allowed to close deletion discussions as delete?" Cunard (talk) 19:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)