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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

Recent Actions

Red Cresent Research Facility

This group page was blanked at 22:59, 13 January 2012 by User:Beanboy777. However, he was not the original page creator, but had instead been the maintainer of the page between 05:27, 13 January 2009 and 04:59, 14 October 2009. In January 2009 he replaced the leadership of the group with his own name (although he changed the link to another user page altogether, User:BeanBoy, which is not a real user). At the time, Nubis Contacted G-Man, the page's original creator, to ask if Beanboy had permission to edit the page. G-Man never replied. There is no indication that either of these wiki users are the same person. At 21:21, 9 March 2009, Beanboy777 edits the page to list the group as disbanded and then later replaces the information on the group template with information of a new group, Malton Special Operations, for which Beanboy made a page on 18:34, 14 October 2009, shortly after he stopped maintaining the Red crescent page. The MSO page was a duplicate of the Red Crescent page and was not edited again. The next edit to the Red Crescent page was the blanking at 22:59, 13 January 2012. Beanboy has made no other edits since other than to edit the User:Beanboy page and has no email function enabled.

As this is quite possibly the most complicated case ever, I've put it on A/D rather than speedy deletions, but it basically comes down to a blanking of the page by the group's sole maintainer (who might also be the original page creator).--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 15:39, 12 April 2012 (BST)

  1. Delete but be sure to delete all the group subpages too. This group was also pretty well linked around the wiki. ~Vsig.png 01:08, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
  2. Delete - not really too confusing, it does happen from time to time. Personally I find my contribution to the page the most confusing. Must have been asked to do that for him at one point. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:40, 13 April 2012 (BST)
  3. Delete ^^^ --User:Sexualharrison14:59, 25 April 2012
  4. Delete! --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 15:13, 28 April 2012 (BST)

Deleted. With Vapor's one deletion vote, the sub-pages were taken down too. (And Axe, the 2 weeks had already been up by the time you had voted...) -- Spiderzed 16:23, 28 April 2012 (BST)

Did it? I suppose I should stop hit-and-run editting the wiki... :/ --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 16:32, 28 April 2012 (BST)
Now who's the lazy bastard? Tongue :P ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 07:08, 29 April 2012 (BST)


same as below --User:Sexualharrison20:30, 14 April 2012

  1. Delete--User:Sexualharrison20:30, 14 April 2012
    give it until after a ban is enacted and then put anything that the sysops might miss on A/SD as a scheduled deletion. ~Vsig.png 20:32, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
    ah thats what i was looking for--User:Sexualharrison20:53, 14 April 2012

Deleted, along with all of the alt pages -- boxy 00:52, 15 April 2012 (BST)


nazi propaganda made by a perma-banned vandal whose name i already forgot.--User:Sexualharrison20:27, 14 April 2012

  1. Delete--User:Sexualharrison20:28, 14 April 2012

Deleted, along with all of the alt pages -- boxy 00:52, 15 April 2012 (BST)

The Blitz

In the corresponding arbitration case, the relevance of the event has been put into question by Cheese. Judging the relevance of a page goes beyond the responsibilities of a single arbitrator, and is a responsibility I'd neither feel comfortable with. Thus, I will use the usual channels of community review to decide this question.

As I need to stay neutral as an arbitrator, I won't vote on this one myself. -- Spiderzed 01:05, 14 April 2012 (BST)

  1. Eat it. They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 01:07, 14 April 2012 (BST)
  2. Merge it into group page. It ain't even close to NPOV. Or factual. Oberst even referred to it often as an operation. It should be treated as such. ~Vsig.png 02:09, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
    Wrap it up, send it on its way and do him for malpractice? They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 02:16, 14 April 2012 (BST)
    It'll just make it easier to find when he's finally nailed as a vandal alt of cornhole and all his wiki contributions are deleted. ~Vsig.png 02:32, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
    ...You guys haven't proven that yet? They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 02:52, 14 April 2012 (BST)
    We're too lazy. ~Vsig.png 03:12, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
    merge (remember the implied delete that comes with that if it doesn't get merged). Corn- I mean oberst makes the page that is POV up the arse, and then takes the arbitration and vandal banning channels when anybody tries to ammend or change it for better or worse. Put it in a group space or delete, simple. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:36, 14 April 2012 (BST)
  3. Merge - In its current state it shouldn't be in the namespace.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 12:17, 14 April 2012 (BST)
    Scheduled Deletion --Shortround }.{ My Contributions 14:36, 14 April 2012 (BST)
  4. can I steal it? Just sling it in my namespace. --Rosslessness 12:20, 14 April 2012 (BST)
  5. kill it just wondering now that obert has "admited" to being corn.. does that mean we get to remove all the bullshit he added?--User:Sexualharrison13:04, 14 April 2012
    Yes. Once the ban is enacted, his contribs will be deleted. ~Vsig.png 18:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
  6. scheduled- page created by alt of a permabanned user DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 13:41, 14 April 2012 (BST)

Deleted, along with all of the alt pages -- boxy 00:52, 15 April 2012 (BST)


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