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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

Place new requests for speedy-deletion here.


Crit 3, redirects to a deleted page. --Emot-siren.gif LABIA on the INTERNET Emot-siren.gif Dunell Hills Corpseman The Malton Globetrotters#24 - You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| TMG 07:04, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Got it. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 14:11, 15 September 2018 (UTC)


Crit 3, redirects to a deleted page. --Emot-siren.gif LABIA on the INTERNET Emot-siren.gif Dunell Hills Corpseman The Malton Globetrotters#24 - You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| TMG 07:02, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Got it. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 14:11, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Served Speedy Deletions

User:Levi Romero

C1 and C8. He’s asked for them to be deleted. Don’t forget the talk page too. Aichon 15:22, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

As for the user talk page — we can blank it but we normally don't delete it (thereby making it vandalism to re-create it) unless the user is banned, right? Non-banned users need a way to receive messages. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:24, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Good call. I jumped the gun on that by assuming a permaban request was imminent. Aichon 04:29, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Is that correct though? I don't recall anyone not getting a talk-page deletion when they wanted it- nor do I remember anyone even being considered for vandal banning for re-creating it. If that were the case, karek would have been misconducted when he deleted his talk page when he left the wiki, and Ross would have been vandal'd for writing something on it shortly after. It's not a literal crit 7, 8, or scheduled deletion, but we've treated it as such. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 04:36, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
I also forgot about Crit 5, which I would classify this as. In either case, I'm not convinced we have an issue here. I'm very sure it's been done before. Served. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 05:01, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Ahh legit. It's just not vandalism to recreate unless/until he's permabanned. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:33, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
If someone's permabanned do we not still place protection and indefinite ban templates on their pages and talk pages, and then protect the page? even for self-requested bans? Don't see why the page not existing should change that, it was only ever the 3 edit vandals that we didn't bother creating pages for with this procedure. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 23:59, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
We definitely didn't for Karek, nor other self-bans I can think of in recent memory, so it's probably just applied inconsistently. We've done so more consistently for people actually permabanned. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 05:04, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
As far as I can tell in the logs Karek never self-banned, nor is he currently banned. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 08:30, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
I don't know if it helps - but user:audioattack was banned on request after deletion (if I recall it correct) -- SomethingSomething.gif 10:39, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
Indeed- and the userpage is protected (which until that instance I didn't know you could actually to do deleted pages). THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 11:06, 3 September 2018 (UTC)


C1 THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 11:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

C1'd, and removed a link to the page. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:21, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Journal:RCG Tiburon

C1 A ZOMBIE ANT 11:23, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

C1'd. Also a quasi-C7-by-proxy as the original author blanked the page. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:31, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Malton Murderthon/Sandbox

C13 A ZOMBIE ANT 11:23, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

C13'd. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:31, 4 July 2018 (UTC)


C1, hasn't been touched since its user announced we'd been trolled and never came back. A ZOMBIE ANT 11:23, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

C1'd. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:31, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

The Radical 212/Navigation

Almost a C13 but the original page looks like it was never even made. Unlinked C1 A ZOMBIE ANT 11:23, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

C1'd. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:31, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Survivor Security Zone/Propaganda

Unlinked. "Nothing to see here" indeed. A ZOMBIE ANT 11:23, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Sons of Jack

Unlinked anywhere, c1. A ZOMBIE ANT 11:27, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

C1'd. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:31, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

User subpage

User talk:ZombGG/1st Liberation of Hildebrand because I messed up the title. Thanks! --ZombGG (talk) 22:49, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Speedied as Crit 8. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:27, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

User talk:DanceDanceRevolution/archive/2015-2017

Crit 7 please. Underestimated how many years I'd have in the archive. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:23, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Done. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:11, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Go Fuck Yourselves

Scheduled Deletion (swearing in page name directed at entities) A ZOMBIE ANT 09:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Done. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:55, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

User talk:Anti-Zerg

Would like to see people's thoughts here, page is technically a userpage for a user that exists, but has no contributions and no content on their talk or user page, until this random guy came and Crit 1'd it with a signature. No incoming links. A ZOMBIE ANT 07:23, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw that one the other day. I don't really have a strong opinion either way, so I was inclined to leave it alone for now, but if you or others think differently I'm open to suggestions. Aichon 15:10, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
I'm definitely not some'random' guy (been here over 10 years), but I signed the page because I believe this user created multiple accounts and group pages to troll other users. I don't care either way, but I signed all the talk pages because he needed to know that other people can see what he's doing and that it's pretty obvious to me. I think it's hilarious. For more great fun, check out users: URDAF, Rick Rollers, Gettingbusted and a few others.--Willvsworld (talk) 18:06, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
I welcomed them all as usual. My guess is it's just a user who doesn't quite understand that you don't need an account to make a page/group by that name — if the person returns, we'll see if they get in touch for direction, but for now I'd just leave them. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:56, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Ok. I saw the above explanation by Willvsworld and understand the reasoning now. No problem here. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:06, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Random Speedies

I noticed that we had several pages with the deletion template, all of which should be eligible for speedy deletion.

Most of those do have external links that may need to be cleaned up before they're deleted. Aichon 19:42, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Deleted - better late than never. They're user pages so the links should be ok I think. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 22:09, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Quartly Tragedy

Quartly Tragedy Because I created a new and more appropiate page @ User:ZombGG/Journal --ZombGG (talk) 20:01, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

The only other edit is an image-unbreaking edit of mine, so I'll endorse and delete Quartly Tragedy as a Crit 7. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Note: I've edited the above comment to use the in-wiki link to the page. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:09, 6 April 2018 (UTC)


User:Vyol 21:16, 20 Jan (UTC) was, I believe, created in error due to a signature foul-up. Crit 1. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:30, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, accidental by the looks of it, but also not done by the user of that signature. stelar Talk|MCM|EBD|Scourge 21:20, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Speedied as a Crit 2 when I meant Crit 1. Love me a mis-click - nobody misconbitrate me please. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 18:16, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

got some bare naughty crit 8s

cheers geez -- Adward  20:56, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Bob Moncrief EBDW! 23:17, 11 January 2018 (UTC)


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