Wikipedia:Experimental Deletion/XD1

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eXperimental Deletion method XD1 applies the KISS principle.


  1. blank the page, replacing content with:
    ''(This page intentionally blank)''
    <small>''This page has been blanked as per [[Wikipedia:Experimental_Deletion/XD1]], see there for more information''</small>
  2. Normal editing rules apply. People who disagree with you can revert your blanking, and the WP:3RR applies. (though, as usual, try to apply WP:1RR or even better WP:HEC)
  3. For this experiment only: if the page remains on the XD1 message for a couple of days, people can come along and nominate the page for CSD or VFD, if they like.


  • Add a note with a link to the last revision from page history, that way people can verify whether you blanked the page correctly with a single click


  • Example page
  • Pages removed in this fashion do not become redlinked.
  • Further Pro&Con Not known yet. Please apply the method and report your results on the talk page!
  • You can find pages marked with XD1, because they link back here, what links here?


Isn't this basically a glorified speedy tag? ~~ N (t/c) 01:38, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

No, the speedy tag asks an admin to come along and hard-delete the page, this doesn't. --zippedmartin 10:27, 25 August 2005 (UTC)
So what's this mean? "I think maybe this should be deleted but not enough to VfD it"? ~~ N (t/c) 16:13, 25 August 2005 (UTC)
XD1 does not assume that VFD exists, and does not assume you are capable of using the mediawiki delete button. (and in fact, on nl.wikinews, where I tested a variant once, I have no ops, and there is indeed no VFD.) It's just a way to hide or remove content. Kim Bruning 17:03, 25 August 2005 (UTC)
Isn't it a bit hasty to have a two or three day wait between XD notice and AfD? How about six months or so? Also the XD process could make the page less generally accessible unless you keep the See also section, the cats and the interwiki links, so these should be left in the article. --Tony SidawayTalk 16:42, 19 September 2005 (UTC)