Wikipedia talk:Miscellany for deletion

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Notice[edit]

A discussion is on at WP:Village pump (proposals)#Splitting up the MfD regarding a proposal to split the scope of this page. Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks, SD0001 (talk) 06:53, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

RfC on a Draft PROD proposal[edit]

There is currently a request for comment discussing the viability of a proposed deletion system for Drafts, that aims to reducing the load of WP:STALEDRAFT nominations at Miscellany for deletion. Please comment at Wikipedia_talk:Proposed_deletion_(drafts)#RfC:_DRAFTPROD. Bosstopher (talk) 12:24, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Malformed or am I just confused?[edit]

An AFD on Ralph de Greystoke, 5th Baron Greystoke linked to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ralph de Greystoke, 5th Baron Greystoke. I assume this latter link is malformed, so I deleted the original notice and think somebody here should delete the latter. As an aside, I believe it was a "revenge" nomination—see the nom's Talk page—and the source (which the nom could not access) definitely proves it's a snow-keep. Also I notice that name-completion on "Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Editing" in the search box leads to lots of articles, so this may be a larger problem, possibly well-known to everyone but me. Choor monster (talk) 18:49, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

I've fixed the formatting of the nomination, it's better to do that than delete the page just because the nominator made a mistake with the technical aspects. Hut 8.5 18:58, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

New issue that can end-run MFD[edit]

See WP:VPT#Is CSD:U5 Dead?.

Basically, due to a new WMF idea called global user pages, anyone who has ever created a userpage at meta now has a userpage that is a copy of their meta page on every single WMF project, whether they have edited it or even know if it exiusts or not. So, in rare cases, it may be that a userpage that we delete locally will spring back to life, and it may be the exact same page. Or the user who created it, if they are aware of this, could go to meta and deliberately recreate the deleted page there just to make it do so. And here's the really fun part: none of this shows up in the page history, you have to open the page and look at it yourself. I don't believe we need to take any preemptive measures against this, but in the event that it does happen the solution is simple: recreate the deleted page as a blank page and it will override the global page automatically. This only applies to the main user pages (and css and js pages), not their talk page or other subpages, so it's not that big of a deal but it is something we will need to watch for from now on. Thank the Foundation for that. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:07, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate entry[edit]

I made an entry for Draft:Abdulnasser Gharem using Twinkle, but for some reason the script did not complete, and produced error messages. I refreshed the page, but the deletion notification template did not appear, so I repeated the process. It was successful, but now there are two entries on this project page instead of one. I'm not sure if just deleting the extra page which is transcluded here is the right thing to do, or if the Twinkle script may have done other tasks which need to be undone.—Anne Delong (talk) 12:23, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Well, I deleted the first one which was the one created by the incomplete process, but now they are both gone. —Anne Delong (talk) 18:26, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Should be OK now. It looks like I deleted the second nomination just as you deleted the first one so I've restored the first one. (Neither had any comments beyond the nomination.) Hut 8.5 18:27, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
I see that you fixed up the link that was pointing to the wrong discussion, so everything should be good now. Thanks.—Anne Delong (talk) 19:46, 3 June 2015 (UTC)