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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

Late autumn cleaning

Figured you guys could do with some work.

Pages blanked by author:

Pages with virtually no content:

The 412 images in the Unused files dump as per scheduled deletions.

You're welcome. ;) -- Cheese 14:30, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

I’m just posting here so you know you’re not being ignored. I didn’t have time to look at these today (busy day at work followed by a busy evening), but I’ll try to get to it either tomorrow or in the next few days if no one else beats me to it. *hint hint* Aichon 06:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
I've cut down a chunk of the unused images. Some of the "No content" pages may need to go through regular deletions, but I will need to take a closer look later when I have more time. -- Spiderzed 18:00, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
I took care of the author ones, as well as several missed sub-pages and talk pages. That’s all I have time for at the moment. We’ll need someone to go through the no content ones. Aichon 03:22, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I lied. I ended up having more time, so I took care of several dozen images, leaving us with about 200 to go. Aichon 03:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
I've deleted the remainder. There are still three files there that say 'file missing'. I'm not sure how to remove those ones though. stelar (talk) 12:50, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
Those three are our spooky ghost files. They have been around for a while and refuse to lay down for their final rest. Got probably borked by a wiki update at some point. -- Spiderzed 14:19, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Served Speedy Deletions

Sup3r-1337_m07H4f**k4z

delete please http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Sup3r-1337_m07H4f**k4z author edit only --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 11:41, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Moved from Deletions

Deleted it and its talk page as Crit 7/Associated Talk Page. Aichon 17:01, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Ling Boulevard Police Department/News Archive

Criterion 3. I merged it into Ling Boulevard Police Department, and obsoleted it. --VVV RGPBMBCAWS 08:37, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Deleted. Aichon 16:27, 19 January 2017 (UTC)


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