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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


(moved from A/SD)

Crit 10, Unused Template. Also probably not a good idea, there are better ways like the Magic Words for datestamping revisions.. I'd recommend looking at Sign For Me, the description may be confusing because it was 3 am and I was drunk iirc.--Karekmaps 2.0?! 12:00, 29 September 2011 (BST)

  1. Keep - I'd like to try to figure it out. ~Vsig.png 15:56, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
    To clarify, I was trying to come up with a system that would provide the date that a danger report was last updated. The only problem I had was that the wrong date was being passed through when viewed on any other page than the danger report template itself. I believe I can find away around it I just got a bit lazy and haven't looked at it in a couple of weeks. Rooster was helping me with the problem here and I was testing it out with Roywood's danger report. This template itself doesn't use magic words but it does pass them through via the Danger Report templates (if I can figure it out). ~Vsig.png 16:45, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
    Yeah, that's why I linked the SignForMe page, that was a project I did years back that was exactly for that. With Revision anything it shows what the last edit date was regardless of what the edit was unless you Subst it in, I got around that specific problem by using a variation on the code that allows you to sign with templates. Actually, if you're looking at the danger report system you really should take a vacation in my projdev pages, there's a lot of those things that were solved but not quite implemented because of the number of edits it would take.--Karekmaps 2.0?! 19:41, 29 September 2011 (BST)
    I'll check it out and hopefully get it working. ~Vsig.png 19:50, 29 September 2011 (UTC)


(moved from A/SD)

Crit 10, Unused Template. It's referred to a lot but the project was last touched two years ago. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 12:00, 29 September 2011 (BST)

  1. Keep - I'll see if I can get the project going again. ~Vsig.png 15:57, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Recent Actions

Bloody Green Boyz

Bloody Green Boyz page and related users, we have quit the game after being held to a witch trial by fire at the hands of Akule, who looked for every possible way to harass us and present evidence of us "cheating" based on a few wiki posts made between computers and accounts of real life acquaintances. We're not here about that though, please delete our profiles, our group page, and any other wiki pages either Zhekarius, Snaxmaster, Greymanx12 or myself edited or made, thank you for your time and understanding in the matter, have a nice day. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aishuma (talkcontribs) 12:08, 12 September 2011.

It should be noted that User:Aishuma was hijacked from the original user and was given by User:Zhekarius to someone else. There is a pending A/VB case on the matter, including various page blankings from another such account given over to a different player. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 12:17, 12 September 2011 (BST)
I went ahead and added a link to the group page and reverted it back to the original state (pre-blanking) with the delete template on it. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 21:45, 12 September 2011 (BST)
  1. Delete - Would have been Speedy if it had been requested by the author but since it was requested using an account other than the author's, this will have to do. ~Vsig.png 14:56, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
  2. Keep, for the time being -- Somebody just re-added the group to the Radio page. And from what I can tell the group's page was pretty well developed, which makes this look like an attempted Crit 12 among other things. Let's let A/VB take its course first. Asheets 16:42, 12 September 2011 (BST)
    They blanked the page after they edited their group on the Radio Frequency List. Also there is quite a bit of discussion now about them leaving just the game. They just want their page deleted. A/VB is pretty much settled as of now (there isn't really much more to add) and no deletions are likely to transpire because of it. The only reason it is even being voted on right now is because it wasn't technically blanked by the wiki account that originally created the page so it doesn't qualify for Crit 7 or crit 7 by proxy. ~Vsig.png 16:56, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
    OK, fair enough. Delete Asheets 19:53, 12 September 2011 (BST)
  3. Delete --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 19:15, 12 September 2011 (BST)
  4. Keep - Just because Aishuma wants the page gone doesn't mean the rest of the group does. I'd say keep it around for a while to see if they actually stop playing. Otherwise, the rest of the 36 players might actually want to keep the group. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 21:40, 12 September 2011 (BST)
  5. Keep - Also, does "any other wiki pages either Zhekarius, Snaxmaster, Greymanx12 or myself edited..." include this one? Because that's pretty hilarious. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 23:07, 12 September 2011 (BST)
  6. Delete - That way it's preserved forever in the undelete queue. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 18:03, 13 September 2011 (BST)
  7. delete - Yeah nothing of value will be lost, huh. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 12:14, 15 September 2011 (BST)
  8. Delete -- Cat Pic.png Thadeous Oakley Talk 15:44, 21 September 2011 (BST)

Deleted by Karek. -- Cat Pic.png Thadeous Oakley Talk 13:06, 2 October 2011 (BST)


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