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Do we need db-p1?[edit]

Moved to Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Do we need db-p1?


Why do we have the "help=off" parameter? I find it unhelpful when I am looking at articles to speedily delete at CAT:CSD, and the article creator hasn't been notified. Using the "help=off" parameter is like saying, "I didn't notify the article creator that I nominated this page for speedy deletion, and I want to make it more difficult than normal for anyone else to do so, too." --Metropolitan90 (talk) 16:13, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 January 2017 for Template:db-G13[edit]

This template presently says This applies to all pages that contain an Articles for Creation template or are located in the Draft namespace. Per WP:G13, G13 does not apply to pages in draftspace that don't carry a AfC template, which is contrary to what is stated in the template. Per policy, the itaclised text should be changed to This applies to pages that contain an Articles for Creation template, in draft namespace or userspace. (talk) 11:33, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Note: This template is template protected and not semi-protected. I'll change the template for you. st170e 11:39, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
edit request is not for db-meta, but for db-g13 which is semi'd only. so I changed back to the old template. (talk) 14:57, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Done Hi, my apologies I didn't realise that the G13 template redirected to here. In that case, I've now performed this edit. Thanks for your contribution. All the best, st170e 15:26, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

db-r2 does not have a "Contest this Speedy Deletion" button[edit]

Why does {{db-r2}} not have a "Contest this Speedy Deletion" button? -KAP03(Talk • Contributions) 23:10, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

It seems to be controversial. At the time of its conversion to {{db-meta}} at 10:57, 24 March 2008 by MelonBot (talk · contribs) there was a "contest" button. Since then, apart from one quickly-reverted error (where the whole template was blanked), it has changed five times:
Maybe one of these users can point to a prior discussion on the matter. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:57, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
I can honestly say I have no memory of even making that edit, let alone why, sorry--Jac16888 Talk 23:00, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
As far as I remember this edit of mine, it was because I was reverting the edits of a sockpuppet JetBlacker (who was modifying several templates). I am honestly not very familiar with templates so I do not know if the edits were constructive or not - I just decided to be safe and reverted them. --Lemongirl942 (talk) 01:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

F9 Default deletion wording[edit]

This edit about 18 months ago changed the default deletion reason for F9 from "Media file copyright violation without fair use or credible claim of permission" to "Media file copyright violation without credible claim of fair use or permission" - the changed position of "credible" implying that fair use rationales need to be up to scratch in order to prevent deletion. The wording of the criterion says no such thing - if the uploader claims fair use then F9 doesn't apply. I suggest we change this but the previous wording was rather awkward. Hut 8.5 07:48, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

  • As a person who just got confused due in part to this wording, I'd favor moving it back to the original text unless someone has a better proposal to fix the awkward wording. Hobit (talk) 14:49, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  • The wording should match the criterion, even if that's awkward, so I strongly support moving it back. Thryduulf (talk) 14:03, 29 January 2017 (UTC)


We need a way to add a different rationale for each db template when using {{db-multiple}}. for example,

{{db-multiple|G6|rationale=Unused template|G8|rationale2=Pages that are linked to from this template, and that used it, have been deleted at [[WP:AFD]]}}

was used on Template:Infobox RHI All-Star Game. of course, you could argue that only the second tag is really needed here, but there isn't a way to use two rationales without putting them both in both tags. as far as I can tell, there isn't clean way to fix this with {{for loop}}. it could be done by doing some string manipulation to pass two things in each pass through the loop. or, should we just rewrite the core loop in LUA? Frietjes (talk) 14:23, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

You could just use several speedy deletion tags, like we did before we had {{db-multiple}}. —Kusma (t·c) 16:19, 29 January 2017 (UTC)