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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

There are no pages in the deletion queue

Recent Actions

Orphaned and Unused DHPD-pages

I contacted CptFastbreak, the current leader of DHPD to decide on the faith of these unused and orphaned DHPD-pages. As can be seen in the conversation, he agrees to deleting them. I'm starting to clean up the wiki a bit, which is incredibly necessary. PB&J 20:34, 1 June 2013 (BST)

  1. Delete Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:23, 2 June 2013 (BST)

Deleted with 1 vote. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 16:37, 21 June 2013 (BST)

The Lion

An old group that never got off the ground. Minimal content on the page, linked nowhere. Also the two sub-pages, listed on the main. Moved here from speedydelete -- boxy 12:56, 22 April 2013 (BST)

  1. Speedydelete - crit 1 -- boxy 12:56, 22 April 2013 (BST)
  2. Delete Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:00, 22 April 2013 (BST)
  3. Delete Half-sharted group of one. Don't forget the sub-pages The Lion/Rules and The Lion/Members. ~Vsig.png 00:30, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
  4. Delete Rupert Lang 00:51, 25 April 2013 (BST)

Deleted -- Spiderzed 22:37, 15 May 2013 (BST)

You forgot the sub-pages. ~Vsig.png 17:05, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
They've been deleted now. Aichon 17:33, 21 June 2013 (BST)

The Sentinels

The Sentinels


This group page appears to be inactive, it's a waste of space, the leader of the group dosen't even have a user page anymore and I want this title for my group. Rupert Lang 20:23, 6 April 2013 (BST)

  1. Delete - Minimally linked group page not active since 2007. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:37, 6 April 2013 (BST)
  2. Delete. ~Vsig.png 20:37, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
  3. Delete - Are we voting for both the image and the page? Either way, I'm in favor of deletion, since the group is clearly inactive, never had a real presence, and it using space that an active group will use. Aichon 05:59, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    Yes, I believe we're voting for both. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 10:02, 7 April 2013 (BST)
  4. Delete A ZOMBIE ANT 13:56, 7 April 2013 (BST)
  5. Keep. I got warned for creating a page under a deleted group's name, how is this exact same thing now totally ok? They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 18:20, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    From my vague recollection, didn't you recreate a page to get around a deletion? Filling a space with something that was supposed to be deleted is quite a bit different from deleting a page to make space. Aichon 19:29, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    If you're referring to this VB case, then that was a case of impersonation. I doubt that Rupert Lang is attempting to impersonate a group that was briefly active in 2007. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:32, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    Mis, I love your freedom-fightin' style but this is completely different. Krazzd is not permabanned, The Sentinels are a one-man failed group who epic-failed like six years ago, Rupert is actually a member of his Sentinels, and I am guessing he is not creating this page for the purpose of trolling a permabanned user who can't respond to what is essentially misrepresentation. -MHSstaff 19:37, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    Re to all above: there is as much of an issue of impersonation here as before, as neither case made any pretence to be the original group, and both deleted pages were one-man failures. Just show some consistency every now and then. They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 20:32, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    If there was any danger of the new group being mistaken for the old group, the old content could be moved to The Sentinels (2007) and a disambiguation section added to the top of the page making it clear they arn't the same. However, given that the old sentinels weren't noteworthy (and are lucky not to have been crit 12ed), it's just not an issue here -- boxy 22:48, 7 April 2013 (BST)
    LOL I forgot about that, I love you mis! A ZOMBIE ANT 22:39, 7 April 2013 (BST)
  6. Delete - As already stated, an inactive group should be deleted so that others can make better use of its name. Buggs 18:34, 7 April 2013 (BST)
  7. Delete - As Bob. -MHSstaff 19:26, 7 April 2013 (BST)

Deleted with 1 keep, 6 deletes and 0 merges. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:04, 22 April 2013 (BST)


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