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

In a restricted set of circumstances, system operators may delete pages without full consultation of the wiki community. This is usually restricted to pages that do not seem to have any legitimate information or function within the wiki, or for pages that have been created by mistake and are requested to be deleted by the author. In these circumstances, a Speedy Deletion may take place, allowing system operators to quickly remove these pages from the wiki.

Guidelines for Speedy 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.
  • 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.

Further, you should place {{speedydelete}} at the top of the page you are nominating for speedy 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 speedy deletion request has been entered, the request shall remain on this page, where it will be reviewed by a member of the moderation team, and action taken accordingly. Once action has been taken, the request will be moved into the Archive, and the system operator shall add a signed datestamp to the archived request.

A Speedy Deletion may be circumvented by a single vote of Keep under the request. If this occurs, the system operator shall move the Speedy Deletion request to the Deletion Request Queue, where the normal rules for Deletion of the page shall apply. Further, a user may choose to move a request from the Speedy Deletion queue to the Deletion Request Queue should they feel that the deletion may attract controversy within the wiki community, but do not wish to cast a Keep vote for the request. Should either of these circumstances occur, the deletion candidate should remain in the Deletion Request Queue until the alloted two weeks is up.

In the event of a sysop requesting Speedy Deletion, all the previous points will apply, excepting that a system operator other than the requester shall review and take action on the request.

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.

Speedy Deletion Queue

There are currently no pages in the queue.

Served Speedy Deletions


http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Annaz_Harrh!b!rh!z critz1&7     : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 23:37, 29 June 2011

The deed is done.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 00:13, 30 June 2011 (BST)

Mazu's stuff

Did some page reordering and these poor souls are the ones that got left behind.       19:47, 27 June 2011 (BST)




Dealt with as Crit 8. -- Spiderzed 19:53, 27 June 2011 (BST)

Image revisions of File:StyleBuildingNecronet.png

One of the uploaders put a message on the talk page asking if we could remove the first couple of uploads he made before he got the image correct. I felt that this was effectively crit.7/unused revision removal and have deleted them.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 09:39, 23 June 2011 (BST)

A Song

C2 and orphaned. I don't even...huh? ~Vsig.png 19:36, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Served.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 19:47, 21 June 2011 (BST)

Crit 1, better safe than sorry though. Also created a file with the same name but no extension so it's probably just a screw up. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 09:08, 20 June 2011 (BST)

Done.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 10:49, 20 June 2011 (BST)

Unused Templates

Some templates that went unused due to recent user page deletions. Namely ZombieLord's user page. ~Vsig.png 16:52, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Done. -- Cheese 18:02, 17 June 2011 (BST)

Unused and un-needed images

Ta very much. ~~ Chief Seagull ~~ talk 10:58, 16 June 2011 (BST)

Done by Karek. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 07:50, 17 June 2011 (BST)

Talk:Dakerstown is Mine!

lol wa? crit 2/1 etc -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 09:15, 16 June 2011 (BST)

done.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 13:01, 16 June 2011 (BST)

Peddleton Village Survivors

Unlinked crit 1 of Peddlesden Village Survivors. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 03:03, 16 June 2011 (BST)

done.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 13:01, 16 June 2011 (BST)

Renegade Romero

Reason: Wish to remove wiki presence, citing Crit 7 and 8. --BOSCH 23:27, 13 June 2011 (BST)

Done. Consider yourself purged.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 01:34, 14 June 2011 (BST)


C1, as it is a newer duplicate of the older Template:UnWelcomenewbie. -- Spiderzed 01:17, 12 June 2011 (BST)

Done. Don't see any reason for the duplication -- boxy 12:48, 12 June 2011 (BST)

Unneeded Image

File:PKsig.jpg        22:35, 6 June 2011 (BST)

dune -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 10:17, 7 June 2011 (BST)

Zombie Lord

All of them were C7 by proxy (blanked by author). -- Spiderzed 14:03, 5 June 2011 (BST)

aww i'm really going to miss him. tis sad.-- HEY! HANDS OFF MAH BOOBS!   bitch   COBRA!  אמת23:33, 6 June 2011 (bst)


Crit 9. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 11:05, 5 June 2011 (BST)

Done, and I moved his talk page to the proper place.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 13:13, 5 June 2011 (BST)


I didn't ask for this redirect, and I preferred the red link. (Crit 8) --Fjorn 04:39, 4 June 2011 (BST)

Served.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 16:46, 4 June 2011 (BST)

Template talk:Dentonsidebuildingstatus

Crit 1/5. Previous request. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 21:40, 3 June 2011 (BST)

Done --Rosslessness 21:42, 3 June 2011 (BST)


http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Ross_Ice_Shelf_Hoard/Groupbox Misspelling of name, page is not needed (duplicated elsewhere with correct spelling) --Lieutenant Tux 20:11, 1 June 2011 (BST)

Got it. Crit 7. ~Vsig.png 20:18, 1 June 2011 (UTC)