Wikipedia:Update/1/Deletion policy changes, December 2008 to June 2009

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June 2009



May 2009


  • Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion
    • Changed the lead section substantially
    • Added to WP:CSD#G3: "and blatant hoaxes"
    • Added to WP:CSD#G4: link to the proposal called WP:RECREATE
    • In WP:CSD#A9, changed "has never existed or has been deleted" to "does not exist"
    • Added to WP:CSD#F3: "Files licensed under versions of the GFDL prior to 1.3, without allowing for later versions, may be deleted."
    • Removed from WP:CSD#F8: "The image is under a valid free license or public domain. Non-free images should not be deleted under this criterion, because they are not allowed on Commons. Instead, the copy on Commons should be deleted."


  • Wikipedia:Deletion policy
    • Changed 5 days to 7 days throughout; the standard duration for deletion discussions of all kinds is now 7 days
    • Added to See also: link to the proposal called WP:RECREATE



April 2009
  • Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion
    • Changed "Blatant advertising" to "Unambiguous advertising or promotion", and other occurrences of "blatant" were also changed to "unambiguous".
    • Added to WP:CSD#F8: "The image is under a valid free license or public domain. Non-free images should not be deleted under this criterion, because they are not allowed on Commons. Instead, the copy on Commons should be deleted.", and also "... (the upload history is not necessary if the image is in the public domain, although it is still recommended)."



March 2009


  • Wikipedia:Oversight
    • Added: "[The permission is granted ...] and beginning in February 2009 with a community election following vetting by the arbitration committee ..."
    • Added: "A description of the current and historical processes for appointing new Oversighters can be found at Wikipedia:CheckUser/Appointments; the process is the same for both."
    • Small change to the list of oversighters


February 2009


January 2009




  • Wikipedia:Oversight
    • Changed "Oversighted edits differ from normal deletion performed by administrators, since once removed, they cannot be seen even by administrators, nor can they easily be restored to the database." to "When using the oversight function on an edit, it is possible to supress the text of a revision, the username of a contributor, and the edit summary of a contribution, or any combination thereof. It is also possible to completely supress the revision from being viewed by anyone except other users with the Oversight permission. In this way it differs from normal administrator deletion."
    • Reworded: "All other oversighted revisions remain viewable by every user, minus the offending material that was removed.
    • Updated list of oversighters
    • Removed WP:OVERSIGHT#Oversighting of log entries and part of WP:OVERSIGHT#Assignment and revocation
December 2008
  • Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion
    • Added to WP:CSD#Criteria: "[These abbreviations can be confusing to new editors] (or anyone else unfamiliar with this page)"
    • Tweaked definitions of G1, G6, G8, A7, A9, I9, and U1, and deprecated T1.
    • Changed "Articles that seem to have obviously non-notable subjects are only eligible for speedy deletion if the article does not assert the importance or significance of its subject." to "Articles that seem to have obviously non-notable subjects are eligible for speedy deletion only if the article does not give a reasonable indication of why the subject might be important or significant."



  • Wikipedia:Oversight
    • Updated list of oversighters
    • Added "This includes hiding revisions made by editors who were accidentally logged out and thus inadvertently revealed their own IP addresses."