Wikipedia talk:Deletion process

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List of old relists[edit]

I think there's a list of old AfD relists, but I can't find it (WP:RELIST) redirects here, not helplful. Wikipedia:Dashboard/Relisted AfD debates lists relists by topic, not by date. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:00, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Page removal[edit]

I have recently come across my profile with Wikipedia and the information shown is false and incorrect. I am not notable enough to be on Wikipedia in the first place. I would like my profile removed with immediate effect I have been in contact with authority’s regarding this issue as it’s breaching personal information about myself. Harlywise123 (talk) 15:25, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

@Harlywise123: You don't state which page you refer to. But we don't delete pages except within the processes described at Wikipedia:Deletion process. There, you will find directions concerning the methods that are available to you. There is a section entitled "Deletion requested by subject", which is sometimes used for a page that has been nominated for deletion with discussion. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:48, 3 October 2018 (UTC)


Please fix this broken target: WP:XFD#VENUE. Thx CapnZapp (talk) 08:20, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

  • It’s not a proper shortcut. WP:XFD is, but #VENUE is just an instruction to the browser to search for “venue”. Where did you find it? —SmokeyJoe (talk) 09:20, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
Answering with a shortcut :) WP:TW/DOC Apparently, #VENUE was once valid, but I can't do the necessary edit to make it valid once more. Thank you for your assistance in advance. CapnZapp (talk) 08:09, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
These “#” shortcuts may work, but they are not real. A url cannot have a #, it is a special character. You can’t redirect this not-shortcut. The only thing you can do is re-introduce “venue” to Wikipedia:Deletion process. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 08:41, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
This sounds as if a {{anchor|VENUE}} that once existed within Wikipedia:Deletion process has since been removed. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:45, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
Adding {{anchor|VENUE}} at the desired target should do it, however I think you want “Venue” to appear explicitly so that the redirection makes sense to the user. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 08:50, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
User:Black Falcon first added “venue” here. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 08:47, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── So... can you insert it at the proper place then? Deletion venues would be my naive guess. Or, maybe it would be better to change the link at Twinkledoc to the existing deletion venue shortcuts? (Not sure if the WP:XFD#VENUE is used elsewhere, though it doesn't seem that way using Google). Thanks CapnZapp (talk) 22:35, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

OK, it was added to Wikipedia:Twinkle/doc in this edit; so logically, if we look at Wikipedia:Deletion process from around 11:04, 19 April 2011 (i.e. this version), it should be there. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:09, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
I can't find it. But Wikipedia:Deletion process#Deletion discussions seems to be the most logical place to add the anchor. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:17, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok so I replaced the shortcut used over at Twinkle. Hope that works for everybody? CapnZapp (talk) 11:08, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

question re non-admin closure[edit]

what happens if a user disagrees with the ruling when closure is made by a non-admin? is there any way to contest or to appeal any such closeure?

I appreciate any help. if and when someone replies, please be sure to tag me in any reply, by using the template {{ping|sm8900}} . thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 19:30, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

The procedure for disputing a close is the same whether the closer is in admin or not: first talk to them then, if you can't agree, take it to WP:DRV. – Joe (talk) 19:37, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Sm8900: – Joe (talk) 19:37, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Article and Draft Both Nominated[edit]

Sometimes a page on a subject exists in both article space and draft space, typically because it was first created in draft space and submitted to AFC, and then copied or created in article space. (If the draft was accepted after the usual review process, the draft will be replaced by a redirect to the article.) If deletion is proposed, because the topic is not notable, or is covered by another article, what are the procedures and guidelines to ensure that a single discussion covers the subject (and is not likely to be (gamed)? Sometimes there is a nomination of the draft at Miscellany for Deletion, sometimes of the article at Articles for Deletion, and sometimes of both. As I see it, there are three main possible results as to notability:

  • Keep in article space, if the subject is notable and is adequately verified.
  • Incubate in draft space, which may be called Keep in Draft Space, or Draftify, or whatever, if the subject is likely to be notable but the page is for any reason not ready for article space.
  • Delete from article space and draft space, with any of various degrees of create-protection.

How do we ensure that there is a consistent result that adequately reflects the consensus of the community? I would say, first, that an AFD discussion is better publicized than an MFD discussion and should take precedence, and, second, that closers should be requested to address whether a deleted article should be deleted in draft space or kept in draft space, and how much salt to use. If there are discussions in progress in both AFD and MFD, is it appropriate to close the MFD discussion by bundling it into the AFD discussion? Robert McClenon (talk) 00:51, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

By the way, these concerns are prompted by a particularly contentious discussion that is now being discussed at all of AFD, MFD, and WP:AN, but I am not asking about that controversy, because I know that AN can deal properly with any conduct issues. Robert McClenon (talk) 00:51, 20 January 2019 (UTC)