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This page is for the request of page deletions within the Urban Dead wiki. Due to concerns about loss of data, the ability to delete pages is restricted to system operators. As such, regular users will need to request a deletion from the system operators. For consistency and accountability, system operators also adhere to the guidelines listed here.

Guidelines for Deletion Requests

All Deletion Requests must contain the following information in order to be considered:

  • A link to the page in question. Preferably bolded for visibility. Note that Category and Image links need a colon at the front to turn them into links (ie [[:Category:Category]] and [[:Image:Image.jpg]]).
  • A reason for deletion. This should be short and to the point.
  • A signed datestamp. This can be easily done by adding ~~~~ to the end of your request.

In addition to placing a request on this page, please place the {{delete}} tag on the top of the page that is being recommended for deletion. Please make sure that the original content remains on the page, so that others can judge whether the page is worthy of deletion.

Any deletion request that does not contain these three pieces of information will not be considered, and will be removed by a system operator.

Once the deletion request has been entered, the request shall remain on this page, where it will be voted on for a period of two (2) weeks, as judged by the initial datestamp. At the conclusion of this two weeks, the appropriate action will be taken by a system operator, and at the end of that day the request will be moved into the Archive.

Certain types of pages may be better being scheduled for deletion in order to reduce the amount of red tape and stop this page getting too cluttered. To lodge a request for scheduled deletions, go to UDWiki:Administration/Deletions/Scheduling.

Deletion of pages that match a certain criteria may be better serviced by a request for a Speedy Deletion. Speedy Deletions are for removal of pages that are clearly of no value to the wiki, and do not incur the two week voting requirement. Speedy Deletion requests can be lodged at UDWiki:Administration/Speedy Deletions.

Speedy Deletion Eligibility

To be eligible for a Speedy Deletion Request, the page must fall under at least one of the following criteria:

  1. No Content: The page contains no more than a line or two of content that cannot clearly be expanded, consists of random or incoherent content, or is duplicated elsewhere to no purpose.
  2. Off-Topic: The page is a clearly off-topic page.
  3. Unused Redirect: The page is an unused or underused (ie, only 1-2 pages using the link) redirect.
  4. Empty Category: The page is a Category page that has no entries within it.
  5. Missed Talk Page: The page is a Talk: Page from a previous deletion request that has not been deleted with the request (please note the relevant deletion request if this is so)
    As of 19 May 2010, Crit 5 is now a scheduled deletion.
  6. Deletion Workaround: The page is a duplicate of a page that has been deleted from a previous deletion request (please note the relevant deletion request if this is so). A page that fits this criterion is immediately qualified for deletion without requiring it be nominated on the 'Speedy Deletions' page. Recreating a page that fits this criterion will get you a polite message to stop doing so. Any further infractions of this nature will qualify as vandalism and will be treated as such. Note that criterion 6 does not apply when the page has been restored through Undeletions.
  7. Author Edit Only: The page has been requested for speedy deletion by the original author, and has been edited only by its author. Note that edits by adbots or vandals and reverts caused by them do not count.
  8. User Page: The page is a User subpage that has been requested for speedy deletion by the original author.
  9. Personal Page (Prefix Rule): The page is named after a user without the "User:" or "Journal:" prefixes and its content has been moved to the appropriate User or Journal page. Includes pages that should be User subpages, ie. in-game characters.
    As of 2011, August 29, Crit 9 is now a scheduled deletion.
  10. Unused Template: The page is a template that has existed for at least one week and is currently unused within the wiki.
  11. Non-existent User Page: The page is a User: page for a user that doesn't exist, and any content on the page has been moved to the appropriate User: or Journal: page.
    As of 20 June 2009, Crit 11 is now a scheduled deletion.
  12. Defunct group page: The page is a non-historical group page, it is over two months old, it has not had an update in a month, and is not on the stats page. Such pages will remain in the queue for 5 days to determine their defunct status has been correctly identified. Due to the large number of pages that fit into this criterion, please {{speedydelete12}} on the pages to ensure that they are categorized differently from normal speedy deletion requests.
    As of 2007, September 16, this is no longer a valid criterion.
  13. Missed sub-page: The page is a sub-page from a previous deletion request that has not been deleted with the request, and that serves no individual purpose (please note the relevant deletion request).

A page may also fall under a scheduled deletion and should be posted here if it is missed by the sysops.


Guidelines for Voting on Deletion Requests

  • One vote per user.
  • Voting should take place underneath the request, and each vote should be started with a # with no empty lines inbetween votes.
  • There are four vote types:
    • Delete. For agreement with the deletion request
    • Merge. For indication that the content on the page should be merged with another page (includes an implicit Delete).
    • Speedy Delete. For indication that the page meets one of the Speedy Deletions Criteria (includes an implicit Delete).
    • Keep. For disagreement with the deletion request.
  • The specific vote keyword should be bolded within the lodged vote. Any relevant comments are also allowed, but these should not be bolded.
  • At least one Delete vote must be entered by the deadline in order for a page to be deleted. System operators may not use their own vote after the deadline to delete a page.
  • If more Delete votes are entered than Keep votes, the page will be deleted. In any other circumstance, the page is kept.
  • If 3 Speedy Deletes are lodged, and there are no Keep Votes, the page will be deleted as per Speedy Deletions.

Deletion Queue

There are no pages in the deletion queue

Recent Actions

User:A.schwan/sandbox/TBPretool & User:A.schwan/sandbox/TBPretool/members

Moved to A/SD -- Spiderzed 18:23, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Csiri1

Moved to A/SD -- Spiderzed 11:50, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

UDWiki:Articles Needing Work

Was never, ever used, ever. Its function can be included in a revamped Community Portal --  AHLGTG 17:02, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

  1. Delete and make it a section on UDWiki:Community Portal Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:06, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  2. Delete - As Gnome. -- Spiderzed 17:22, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  3. Delete and don't forget to delete its incoming links from templates and such. A ZOMBIE ANT 10:24, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Gnome is just about always trustable on his opinion. Do what the man says.--SA 10:40, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
  5. Speedy - Crit 1 for the mentioned reason and the fact that there was already a page that existed for this. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 11:24, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Deleted with 0 keeps, 4 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Technical Help

Was barely ever used. Similar functioning to General Discussion, Wiki Questions, user talk pages, and specific talk pages; the "knowledgeable user" list can be included on the Community Portal. If deleted, its archive should be moved into some other archive. --  AHLGTG 17:02, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

  1. Delete and move the archive to UDWiki:Community Portal/Technical Help archive or the like. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:06, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  2. Delete - Already covered by wiki qustions. It's not like any of those pages is high traffic. -- Spiderzed 17:23, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
  3. Speedy - Classic Crit 1. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 22:43, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Deleted with 0 keeps, 3 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Stuff in Category:Red rev net

All crit 1. Be sure to vote for each page separately.

Red rev net/punishment
Red rev net/missions
Red rev net/medical
Red rev net/Operation Greatorex
Red rev net/Operation Creedy
Red rev net/Kill List
Red rev net/General

--VVV RGPBMBCAWS 07:26, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

  1. Delete punishment, Kill List, and General; Merge missions, Operation Greatorex, and Operation Creedy into Red rev net/operations; Merge medical into Red rev net --VVV RGPBMBCAWS 07:26, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  2. Keep all. but Delete punishment. There's a lot of inclusions here. and linked pages, and although it's not all good, I'm not inclined to edit a series of group pages to make them more coherent. --Ross Less Ness Enter Stranger... 11:14, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  3. Delete punishment, kill list and general. Keep the others for now, but as none of the pages have been edited since 2007-08, and Red rev net's black-on-purple text makes my eyeballs want to leap from my skull, if the whole set came up for deletion I would probably vote delete. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:03, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Nuke them all and I'll sort out any shit that happens from the deletion.--SA 00:11, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
    You guys remember when Zink and his sock army tried to take over my identity? I didn't either until I started looking at this shit and it seemed familiar. :D --SA 00:40, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
  5. ^Nuke A ZOMBIE ANT 13:01, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Punishment deleted with 0 keeps, 5 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Missions deleted with 2 keeps, 2 deletes and 1 merge. (Note: Merges carry implicit delete votes, so it's 2 to keep and 3 to delete. Then, because 2 want outright deletion and 1 wants a merge, it's 2:1 in favour of deleting.)--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Medical deleted with 2 keeps, 2 deletes and 1 merge.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Greatorex deleted with 2 keeps, 2 deletes and 1 merge.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Creedy deleted with 2 keeps, 2 deletes and 1 merge.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Kill list deleted with 1 keeps, 4 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

General deleted with 1 keeps, 4 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Dude, this is all wrong. At least in my opinion. I'd like some doublechecking on this please? --Rosslessness 17:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Without double-checking the tallies on everything, I'd agree that all of the 2-2-1 votes should have been processed as merges. You could think of it as the Delete and Keep votes cancelling each other out. A better way to think about it may be as the equivalent of two votes to keep the page, three votes to delete it, but also three votes to keep the content of that page. Aichon 18:14, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thats my reading, the call was to keep the content, but delete the page. --Rosslessness 18:18, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
It says above that a "merge" vote "includes an implicit delete". By that measure, all of these got a majority delete vote. It's at the behest of the users to actually merge the content. I'd say put in a request at A/U if you want the content undeleted long enough to merge it. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 18:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
People are failing to recognize that while a Merge vote carries an implicit Delete vote (which has to be spelled out because it isn't obvious), that a Merge vote is an explicit vote to preserve the page's content ("the content on the page should be merged with another page", i.e. kept). While I can see how it was misinterpreted, I hope it's pretty obvious to everyone that if over half of the people want the content of a page preserved, that the content should, in fact, be preserved. Doing otherwise would be silly. And there's no need to file an A/U request if this Deletion request hasn't yet been processed correctly, since that'd just be creating paperwork for its own sake. Aichon 19:44, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm backing Aichon's interpretation. Merges are essentially "yes, but"-votes about keeping the content, but not in that place for itself. Think of them as half tie breaker, half compromise. -- Spiderzed 19:49, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, sorry I've been misinterpreting. Is there a procedure for changing the wording on this page to make that clear? As by what it says right now, it seems that a "merge" vote is effectively a "delete" vote, when in reality it's a "keep until content is moved" vote. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:54, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
You did nothing wrong, so no need to apologize (honestly, dissenting is a good thing to do when you have reasons for doing so, so keep it up). And yeah, the language is a bit unclear, or maybe it doesn't even match how things are supposed to be. Let's take it to the talk page. Aichon 20:36, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
This has been fixed. Additionally the category is the only thing here that is a valid deletion request since these are all owned pages and we aren't deleting the group itself, the request isn't internal to the group, and there aren't extraordinary circumstances. The core group page still exists and even in SA's linked request it was refused as an active group being put up for deletion thus, history of activity proven. Just remove the category and delete that then properly categorize the pages. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 20:59, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
I really don't care but to be honest if any of you cared this much you probably should have cycled the request yourself in the past few days instead of leaving it to somebody who hasn't been around all that long and hoping they got it right. Apologies for any damage caused.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 21:24, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
To be honest, I didn't even check, so I was definitely a bit negligent. Even so, I don't see a point in blaming you for something that was by no means apparent and which you cycled in a perfectly reasonable way, given how things were said. I don't think you did anything wrong. I just think there's a better way it could be done. Aichon 00:19, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Anti-Zombie Organization

Dead group that doesn't appear to have surpassed one member. Can't be removed from Category:Factories without effort. --VVV RGPBMBCAWS 06:51, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

  1. Delete (don't forget the talk page) --VVV RGPBMBCAWS 06:51, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  2. Keep Really Minor Effort to remove it from category factories as well. I'll even do that for you. --Ross Less Ness Enter Stranger... 11:06, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
    Took 2 seconds. --Ross Less Ness Enter Stranger... 11:19, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  3. Delete - Still a useless group page on it's own. --Thadeous Oakley Talk 14:22, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Delete - If only to prevent the poor guy from landing on any more spam lists since his e-mail is posted there. Aichon 16:39, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  5. Delete. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:03, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  6. Delete blarg poot.--SA 00:16, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Deleted with 1 keep, 5 deletes and 0 merges.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:55, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

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