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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


It's doubtfull whether this was really a group, especially considering it seems to be an advert for another group, v16.-- Cat Pic.png Thadeous Oakley Talk 20:43, 18 September 2012 (BST)

  1. Move Subpage, is subpage. Also, can you pop the relevant template on? Thanks. --I'm not the Ross UDWiki needs, I'm the Ross it deserves. 20:52, 18 September 2012 (BST)
  2. Move --Shortround }.{ My Contributions 23:59, 18 September 2012 (BST)

Moved - Don't have time to check incomings and fix them right now. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 00:26, 19 September 2012 (BST)

You spelled TALON wrong when you moved it. ~Vsig.png 00:35, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I am horribly ashamed, and not just at the fact that I made their group into a local news channel. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 04:09, 19 September 2012 (BST)
I was about to request that you move TALON SQUAD/Talon bank as well. Then I remembered that I was a sysop. Moved that one, too. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 07:35, 19 September 2012 (BST)
Haha you dummy! I'll fix the links btw karek. A ZOMBIE ANT 10:28, 19 September 2012 (BST)
Meh there were only two... TALON SQUAD can now be scheduled A ZOMBIE ANT 10:29, 19 September 2012 (BST)


Couple years old, one member, no updates, no historical meaning. Rubbish. -- Johnny Twotoes 00:12, 8 August 2012 (BST)

  1. Keep Size is of no relevance. --RossWHO????ness 00:17, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  2. Delete - One member group has one member. ~Vsig.png 00:21, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Delete - This page simply has no use, a one member group that was edited once and abandoned when that one player got distracted. Why would you want to keep it? -- Johnny Twotoes 00:32, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    Sadly due to history wipes we have no idea how often it was edited. I bet about a million though. Looks like the kind of guy who didn't know about the preview button. --RossWHO????ness 00:37, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  4. Delete Clear it out. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 01:35, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  5. delete - it made me lol though DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:37, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  6. Delete --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 02:07, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  7. Keep - I'm with Ross. The group had at least 2 members and we can't say how many times it was edited. Either way, we don't delete group pages for being bad, or we'd have to delete a whole lot more group pages. ;) --Shortround }.{ My Contributions 21:39, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    They can't be speedy deleted for being bad, but they can certainly be deleted. This one is an affront to my brain. Aichon 22:21, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    They can, but we don't. Because that would end up with most group pages being deleted as soon as they became inactive and we'd lose the rich culture that UD has. Not because of the great groups, but because of all the little groups that make up the tapestry of the city. Stop trying to bring back Crit 12 through this page.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 09:46, 9 August 2012 (BST)
    If you're going to make claims, make sure you stick to facts that have a basis in reality. The fact is, we do delete group pages. In fact, we delete a LOT of group pages, and we do so regularly. And those only go back a little over a year and don't even include all of the ones I saw. If this were some sort of slippery slope, we would have fallen off the edge long ago, yet that clearly hasn't happened. Not only that, but I have voted Keep before on group pages (and even used my authority as a sysop to preemptively Keep a group page), so your accusation that I'm trying to bring back Crit 12 appears to be entirely devoid of merit, born out of your apparent ignorance of history on the subject. Finally, you're suggesting that this page adds something to the wiki. What, exactly? It's been left unedited, orphaned, and abandoned for years, meaning that it has not contributed anything in that time. Were it linked or edited we could say that someone got something out of it. That clearly isn't the case however. Aichon 17:37, 9 August 2012 (BST)
  8. Delete - It's a trash page. Also, it doesn't even matter how many times it was edited. The fact is, it hasn't been meaningfully edited in years. Aichon 22:21, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    That can be said of the wiki as a whole. Although, I would support deleting it all. --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 22:47, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    ...and serves no apparent purpose, since the group doesn't seem to exist, nor does the player still seem to be around. Does that clarification suffice? :P Aichon 23:11, 8 August 2012 (BST)
    I guess, but how can look at such a visionary page design and not want to keep it? When anything new and truly innovative is created there are always doubters and those who fear change. I guess you would have shot down electricity as noisy and dangerous? :P --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 23:48, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  9. Keep This is one of the best group pages, I've seen. --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 22:47, 8 August 2012 (BST)
  10. Keep as kristy.--User:Sexualharrison01:18, 9 August 2012
  11. disk space = cheep--THE Godfather of Яesensitized, Anime Sucks Yalk | W! U! WMM| CC CPFOAS DORISFlag.jpg LOE ZHU | Яezzens 17:59, 9 August 2012 (BST)
  12. Keep The page absolutely delivers and inspires me to be a better person.-MHSstaff 22:07, 9 August 2012 (BST)
    I'd like to ask everyone to vote for this case. We're not changing a policy or making a point with this... -- Johnny Twotoes 00:08, 10 August 2012 (BST)
  13. Delete Illiterate garbage which is cluttering up the wiki. Gordon 00:46, 10 August 2012 (BST)
  14. Delete - flush it -- boxy 12:39, 12 August 2012 (BST)

Deleted with 8 votes to delete and 6 to keep.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 14:03, 24 August 2012 (BST)


Seems a certain someone who should know better added the deletion template but forgot to actually put it up for deletion. Tsk, tsk! So, guess I'd better do the right thing, right? Tongue :P ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 01:44, 8 July 2012 (BST)

Forgot? -- boxy 07:00, 8 July 2012 (BST)
  1. Delete – and replace with a redirect to my userpage, since all of these groups are clearly non-notable. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 01:44, 8 July 2012 (BST)
    Nice try. Tongue :P ~Vsig.png 04:03, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  2. Delete – Who the hell are these groups?. There is only ONE REVENANT  CrunchyCake  T  Breakfast Club 01:46, 8 July 2012 (BST)
  3. Delete ~Vsig.png 04:03, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. Keep as a disambig. At least one of those groups (The revenants) is still active, and they have every right to use it as a redirect page to their group. Heck, Revenant (the user) should be redirected to the group as well! :P --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 04:14, 8 July 2012 (BST)
  5. Delete - Regardless of the active group, they really have no valid claim to the disambiguation page (i.e. their claim is about as valid as the Soldiers of Crossman trying to claim "Soldier"), meaning that it serves virtually no purpose. The fact that the majority of the links to it are administrative in nature also demonstrates that it's getting virtually no use anyway. Aichon 04:30, 8 July 2012 (BST)
  6. BELETED--User:Sexualharrison04:49, 8 July 2012
  7. Delete that shit this time, and no replacement user page redirects -- boxy 07:00, 8 July 2012 (BST)
  8. Delete --Shortround }.{ My Contributions 14:44, 8 July 2012 (BST)

Deleted with 7 votes to delete and 1 to keep.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 11:07, 25 July 2012 (BST)


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