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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

The Pearson Monument/Archive

Obsolete, empty archive.

  1. Delete --VVV RPMBG 21:43, 20 September 2013 (BST)
  2. Speedy Crit 1 Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:45, 20 September 2013 (BST)
  3. Speedy - As Bob. Aichon 21:57, 20 September 2013 (BST)
Deleted -- Spiderzed 14:10, 12 October 2013 (BST)

Tactical Assault Containment Service/talk

Under construction since February 2011.

  1. Delete --VVV RPMBG 20:40, 20 September 2013 (BST)
  2. Delete Bob Moncrief EBDW! 20:43, 20 September 2013 (BST)
  3. Delete - Has a few subpages with a tiny bit of content, but nothing much. Make sure those get cleaned out too. Aichon 21:02, 20 September 2013 (BST)
Deleted along with Tactical Assault Containment Service/manifest, Tactical Assault Containment Service/allies and Tactical Assault Containment Service/news as per Aichon's lone but uncontested vote. -- Spiderzed 14:10, 12 October 2013 (BST)

The Best of NWO

This one has likewise no raison d'etre in mainspace.

  1. Move to Userspace. -- Spiderzed 16:15, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  2. Keep - This seems like it should be at A/MR if you're asking for a Move. As far as deletions go though, the same reasons don't apply to this as the one below. The one below consists primarily of a single paragraph that is clearly intended to insult another user, then has two minor quotes tacked on at the end; it's clearly off-topic since it has nothing to do with the game, its groups, or the wiki. In contrast, this one is almost exclusively made up of quotes pulled from the wiki, and based on the stuff on the page (e.g. the text at the top, the intro text, and the group box), it appears to be intended to be a parody wiki group documentating happenings around the wiki. We have a long history of permitting parody movements that do things like documenting stuff that happens around the wiki in order to poke fun at it. The name is awkward, to be sure, and it likely belongs as a subpage for whatever group it belongs to, but if the name of the group/movement is The Best of NWO, then leaving it there makes sense and it just needs to be categorized correctly. Aichon 16:41, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  3. Keep Aichon. --Rosslessness 17:01, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  4. Keep --RadicalWhig 17:10, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  5. Keep - Thanks Aich for categorizing! Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:23, 28 August 2013 (BST)
    You're quite welcome. I had the categories up, so I figured I may as well do it for once, despite my hatred for doing categorization. Aichon 03:31, 29 August 2013 (BST)
  6. Keep ~Vsig.png 18:23, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
  7. Delete-The page was neither made by the Leader of the team nor asked to be made by him.Therefore all i see is a failed attempt to insult The Team known as The NWO.If you decide to keep this i don't see why we can't keep my "RadicalWhig-analyses" page.--PayneTrain(NWO/FU) 03:20, 29 August 2013 (BST)
    As Aichon detailed above, there's a long history of parody articles being created and maintained by those opposed to a given group (most frequently the Sysops). If you had argued strongly for your page to be kept below, it might have swayed votes, but as it was, your agreement that it should be deleted expedited the process. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 03:29, 29 August 2013 (BST)
  8. keepz--User:Sexualharrison04:13, 29 August 2013
  9. Keep It shows how good administration is in this wiki and how butthurt RadicalWhig is. Tbh, I was kinda anxious if no one would remember NWO. I mean, we can't even put our list of accomplished mission in our on main page due to lots of people whining "you're so full of yourself" to Cyber. This page is meant for our group parody and therefore should be keep forever in this wiki. Not a lot of group have this kind of page (see how a page about an analysis of RadicalWhig was deleted because no one wants to read anything about him), this is truly an honor. Adieu --Ayu Milady NWO member 06:24, 29 August 2013 (BST)
    Thank you for being a good sport about this.--RadicalWhig 06:56, 29 August 2013 (BST)
    You're welcome. That's the least I can do to extend the existence of NWO. But since everyone are so fond of seeing what NWO members did on wiki page, I'd ask Cyber to publish our kills and completed missions on wiki. We can't be full of ourselves anymore, we have a fan club here. --Ayu Milady NWO member 12:06, 29 August 2013 (BST)
    That's a good idea, the kill publishing. I've already posted half of your kills (under "NWO in action") so far on Best of NWO, so you can consider the page a backup :)--RadicalWhig 18:38, 29 August 2013 (BST)
    Cyber isn't around. He gets busy lately. I guess I'll just make a page of my own then. --Ayu Milady NWO member 14:49, 30 August 2013 (BST)
  10. Keep The wiki needs more of this kind of page. Let the butthurt be mocked and freedom of speech reign! No one promised anyone a rose garden for magical Jesus' sake.--SarahSig.png 19:50, 13 September 2013 (BST)
  11. This page is probably worse than anything Corn ever did, serves only to ruin the community, and does not deserve to ever be viewed again. But I don't want to support anything that even smells like a civility policy, so I say Keep. --VVV RPMBG 05:12, 17 September 2013 (BST)
    I'm sorry you feel that way. --RadicalWhig 07:37, 17 September 2013 (BST)
  12. I can't believe I haven't voted to keep this. If anyone wants it removed on the basis of the group being too mocking to be a parody page, I can show you a LOT of precedent: Save the Yeti, Red Bum, and Phoolosphy Kneets, just to mention a few. Also, this is a silly wiki, please do not serious. --「全ては優美である。」!Pattee.png 11:32, 17 September 2013 (BST)
    But but but people's feelings! --RWSig1.png RWSig2.pngFoD PK Praise Rando!12:33, 17 September 2013 (BST)
    I refuse to believe that you, of all people, actually care about people's so-called feelings. --「全ては優美である。」!Pattee.png 12:36, 17 September 2013 (BST)
    It's true, I do. Mostly my own... nah. You suck, RadicalWhig. What? You're so mean, RW. ;_; --RWSig1.png RWSig2.pngFoD PK Praise Rando!13:18, 17 September 2013 (BST)

Sorry, shoulda closed this one days ago. Kept Bob Moncrief EBDW! 18:16, 17 September 2013 (BST)


A/REs have now been fully ported over into the A/SA system. Unlike the Demotions Archive, no actual content is stored on this page (simply a link clearinghouse). And deleting this page will free up a slew of redirects for deletion. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:34, 15 August 2013 (BST)

  1. Delete Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:34, 15 August 2013 (BST)
  2. Speedy Delete - Crit 1, content is duplicated elsewhere. Aichon 23:20, 15 August 2013 (BST)
  3. Speedy C1. -- Spiderzed 16:08, 16 August 2013 (BST)

Clear-cut vote is clear-cut. *flush* -- Spiderzed 14:52, 30 August 2013 (BST)

RadicalWhig-An analysis

Clearly off-topic. --Jerk 15:02, 28 August 2013 (BST)

  1. Delete --Jerk 15:02, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  2. Speedy - We don't see them come up often, but this is pretty much a textbook C2, since the majority of content is simply an attack piece aimed at RadicalWhig, and has nothing to do with the game, groups, or the wiki. Aichon 15:24, 28 August 2013 (BST)
    C7 in addition to C2, based on Payne below. Aichon 17:12, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  3. Delete-Yeah,just do it.I've decided that i'm not going to stoop to his level. Oh crap,am i allowed to vote here?--PayneTrain(NWO/FU) 15:48, 28 August 2013 (BST)
    Since you're the original author, you're effectively asking for a Crit 7 speedy delete. We need someone else to agree that it's a Speedy too, since this was posted to Deletions instead of A/SD, but once someone does, we should be able to delete it immediately. Aichon 16:18, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  4. Move to Userspace. -- Spiderzed 16:15, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  5. Delete Disk space is cheap. --Rosslessness 17:02, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  6. Speedy under various crits. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:25, 28 August 2013 (BST)
  7. Speedy C7 yadda yadda. ~Vsig.png 18:23, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy Deleted as C7 (which would supercede a request to move it into their userspace since the user doesn't want it). Aichon 18:34, 28 August 2013 (BST)

Allied Travellers Organisation/Goat Girl's Travelogue

Now here's one I am not sure of. That page was blanked by User:Lewin, who doesn't show up as original creator. However, his/her talk page has some talk that indicates that Lewin has created this page before the purge in or before 2007. There is evidence pointing towards this being a proper deletion request, but as not all relevant records are available anymore, I'd prefer to put this through deletions as usual. -- Spiderzed 13:20, 23 August 2013 (BST)

  1. Speedy - C1 and C7. Earlier versions of the page clearly indicate that Lewin was the original author of the page, and the only other edits to the page are incidental maintenance ones (e.g. updating links that changed and undoing vandalism). Aichon 14:30, 23 August 2013 (BST)
    In response to Spider's question on his talk page, DDR just confirmed on IRC that it was indeed created by Lewin originally. Aichon 15:10, 23 August 2013 (BST)
  2. Speedy C1/7. Looks like everything has been confirmed. -- Spiderzed 15:37, 23 August 2013 (BST)
  3. Speedy 1&7. Will process now. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:13, 27 August 2013 (BST)

Speedy deleted. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:15, 27 August 2013 (BST)


No longer needed. -.- 07:18, 20 July 2013 (BST)

  1. Delete. Maybe speedy - it just misses being Crit 7 due to this edit. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 01:33, 21 July 2013 (BST)
    We could have counted it as C7 anyway since the one contribution was simply a spelling correction (we routinely disregard edits such as categorizations, spelling corrections, etc. when considering whether C7 applies), except that the author didn't ask for C7, which meant that we had to assume that he wanted it to go through voting (i.e. maybe he thought other people might be interested in keeping it?) until he indicated otherwise. Even if he hadn't wiped it, simply indicating that he desired for C7 to apply would have been sufficient. Aichon 04:39, 21 July 2013 (BST)

Ok well.... Fixed for crit 1. -.- 02:35, 21 July 2013 (BST)

Done. In the future, drop this kind of thing over at Speedy Deletions. Also, one link to the page remains. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 03:34, 21 July 2013 (BST)

Sure thing, thanks. -.- 06:16, 21 July 2013 (BST)

Page had been deleted already. -- Spiderzed 22:29, 31 July 2013 (BST)

White Power Pete

Just a random jackass with tourettes. Crit 1, no content (because there's nothing to report other than radio spam), but I'll put it here instead of A/SD to ensure it's not just me.

  • Speedydelete -- boxy 03:38, 16 July 2013 (BST)
  • Speedy Delete - Crit 1. Aichon 04:10, 16 July 2013 (BST)
  • Speedy ~Vsig.png 05:56, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Speedy now that I've delinked the one link to it (which duplicated the content anyway) Bob Moncrief EBDW! 12:43, 16 July 2013 (BST)

Speedy deleted. -- Spiderzed 22:29, 31 July 2013 (BST)

Unused and unsignificant group pages (part 2)

Groups with no significant historical meaning on the DeadendPages-list. All of hese have been edited for only a couple of days by a single or a couple of people and never got of the ground. No remarkable impact on the game or wiki can be found.

  • ATRO - Edited by a single user, mostly on one day in september 2008 and a minor edit december of the same year. No recorded group numbers, activities and mainly just one long backstory.
  • Abh Star Forces Two edits on one day in November 2007, no real information, history, group numbers, activities or contact info.
  • Aggro-Vice - Unclear backstory, not a group, only related to UD through the casual mention of Fort Creedy. Made july 2009 and immediately abandoned, no real information, history, group numbers, activities or contact info.
  • All Out Assault - Half an advertisement for a gaming clan, edited for two days in october 2009 and abandoned, no impact on the game, wiki or whatsoever.
  1. Delete PB&J 03:33, 23 June 2013 (BST)
  2. Keep all, but Delete Abh Star Forces --Rosslessness 15:53, 23 June 2013 (BST)
  3. Keep all. --Jerk 19:22, 23 June 2013 (BST)
    Delete Abh Star Forces and All Out Assault, Keep the other two. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:45, 23 June 2013 (BST)
    Striking my vote for now; my opinion on the subject is in flux. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:44, 24 June 2013 (BST)
  4. As Ross - Keep all except for Abh Star Forces. The reason I wouldn't suggest deleting All Out Assault despite its poor content is because it had 20 members, meaning it was personally important to a decent number of people at one time. Aichon 23:28, 23 June 2013 (BST)
    It's also worth pointing out that AOA was active on the wiki through at least 2010 or 2011. Note the fact that the GSGM removed their listings in 2010 according to their talk page, and then had to do so again in 2011 because they had re-added themselves to the suburb group listings. I actually remember the group being around, now that I think of it. Aichon 23:35, 23 June 2013 (BST)
  5. Keep Abh Star Forces, please. That was the group name of the Malton Carabinieri/IJA/Italian Fascist Zombies//jp/-Otaku Culture thing a little while back. I don't care about the rest. Probably should be doing these as separate deletion votes since that's the way we do these. ~Vsig.png 00:10, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Kept all but Abh Star Force, which has barely lost the vote. -- Spiderzed 22:29, 31 July 2013 (BST)

Unused and unsignificant group pages

Groups with no significant historical meaning on the DeadendPages-list. All of hese have been edited for only a couple of days by a single or a couple of people and never got of the ground.

  • 101st Assualt Squad - No historical significance, made april 6, 2009 and last edit 3 days later.
  • 2Pacalypse - No historical significance, made august 13, 2008 and last content edit 14 days later.
  • 50's Fight Club - No historical significance, made october 19, 2008 and last content edit was the very same day.
  • 7th Recon Squad - No historical significance, made january 10, 2009 and last content edit was the very same day.

PB&J 20:28, 19 June 2013 (BST)

  1. Keep All of them. There's proper content here, especially in the last one. --Rosslessness 22:01, 19 June 2013 (BST)
    Delete all. No evidence of any of these ever having a significant number of members (>2), and little original content between them. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 16:35, 21 June 2013 (BST)
    Striking as above. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:44, 24 June 2013 (BST)
  2. Delete I stated my reasons above. PB&J 03:20, 23 June 2013 (BST)
  3. Keep All - Decent content on all of them, and even the least-visited one has 1,100+ page hits, indicating that these pages were frequently visited at one point. Aichon 23:37, 23 June 2013 (BST)

Pages have been kept. -- Spiderzed 22:29, 31 July 2013 (BST)


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