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To propose deleting a category. The template displays the proper links and the recommended {{Cfd2}} syntax for the next step.

Please follow overall instructions.


If a single category:

If a group of similar categories or a category and its subcategories, use an umbrella nomination:

  • {{subst:cfd|SectionName}}
SectionName is the joint discussion section. It may be a category name, or any other unique name that reflects the nominations.
Note that where the SectionName includes the category prefix, it must specified:
  • {{subst:cfd|Category:Bishops}} – with category prefix
  • {{subst:cfd|Bishops and archbishops categories}} – without category
  • Please include "Cfd" in the edit summary, and don't mark the edit as minor.
  • Preview before saving. The display will give more precise instructions about the next step.

Optional parameter

A parameter is available to propose something more narrowly tailored than outright deletion:

|type= – something other than "deletion"; noun/gerund, lower-case (replaces the word "deletion" in "This category is being considered for deletion.")


  • {{Cfd|type=containerization}}
  • {{Cfd|type=navboxification}}
  • {{Cfd|type=rescoping}}
  • {{Cfd|type=cleanup discussion}}
  • {{Cfd|type=expansion}}
  • {{Cfd|type=subcategorization}}

Can be used with the SectionName:

  • {{Cfd|type=containerization|Bishops and archbishops categories}}

All of these presently categorize articles in Category:Categories for general discussion.

Note: There are already specialized templates for most common CfD actions:

  • {{Cfc}} - convert to article (other than a list)
  • {{Cfr}} – rename
  • {{Cfl}} – listify
  • {{Cfm}} – merge (including upmerge)
  • {{Cfs}} - split