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This page is for the request of speedy page deletions within the Urban Dead wiki. Due to concerns about loss of data, the ability to delete pages is restricted to the system operators. As such, regular users will need to request a deletion from the sysops. For consistency and accountability, system operators also adhere to the guidelines listed here.

In a restricted set of circumstances, system operators may delete pages without full consultation of the wiki community. This is usually restricted to pages that do not seem to have any legitimate information or function within the wiki, or for pages that have been created by mistake and are requested to be deleted by the author. In these circumstances, a Speedy Deletion may take place, allowing system operators to quickly remove these pages from the wiki.

Guidelines for Speedy 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.
  • 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.

Further, you should place {{speedydelete}} at the top of the page you are nominating for speedy 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 speedy deletion request has been entered, the request shall remain on this page, where it will be reviewed by a member of the moderation team, and action taken accordingly. Once action has been taken, the request will be moved into the Archive, and the system operator shall add a signed datestamp to the archived request.

A Speedy Deletion may be circumvented by a single vote of Keep under the request. If this occurs, the system operator shall move the Speedy Deletion request to the Deletion Request Queue, where the normal rules for Deletion of the page shall apply. Further, a user may choose to move a request from the Speedy Deletion queue to the Deletion Request Queue should they feel that the deletion may attract controversy within the wiki community, but do not wish to cast a Keep vote for the request. Should either of these circumstances occur, the deletion candidate should remain in the Deletion Request Queue until the alloted two weeks is up.

In the event of a sysop requesting Speedy Deletion, all the previous points will apply, excepting that a system operator other than the requester shall review and take action on the request.

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.

Speedy Deletion Queue

There are currently no pages in the queue

Served Speedy Deletions


Have received an off-site request to delete a revision of that page that wasn't meant for the public eye. Harmless revisions were restored. Crit 7 by proxy. -- Spiderzed 13:06, 31 July 2011 (BST)

Arkham police force

crit 1 of Arkhams Police Force -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 04:54, 27 July 2011 (BST)

Done.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 13:47, 27 July 2011 (BST)


Part of my master plan to delete all goon contributions Crit 10. ~Vsig.png 14:33, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Done -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 15:23, 26 July 2011 (BST)

UDWiki talk:Administration/Vandal Banning/2011 07

Could have deleted this myself but I wanted to make sure I hadn't just fucked something up. I moved all the contents to UDWiki talk:Administration/Vandal Banning/Archive/2011 07 (notice inclusion of archive). So far the link in the header is unlinked and just a redirect awaiting deletion, but if I've messed this up, reject this and I'll just revert my current contribs -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 13:53, 26 July 2011 (BST)

Looks fine to me. served.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 14:01, 26 July 2011 (BST)


crit 1'd by similar account to maintainer of the page...? -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 07:03, 26 July 2011 (BST)

Good enough for me, especially considering the accounts history. Although I do wonder if this was origionally a missed ban evasion account. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 07:18, 26 July 2011 (BST)

Talk:Anti-Zerger Alliance

Talk page of a deleted page (Crit 5?). ~~ Chief Seagull ~~ talk 16:28, 25 July 2011 (BST)

That it is.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 16:49, 25 July 2011 (BST)


Replaced by {{bot}}. C10. ~Vsig.png 15:26, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Done -- boxy 21:39, 21 July 2011 (BST)


unused dupe of File:Chennnnn12.jpg -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 15:18, 21 July 2011 (BST)

It was scheduled. ~Vsig.png 15:21, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

User:Moodie/Sandbox2 talk

Was in the main namespace, but got moved into the userspace. It's already duplicated at the correct talk page position of User talk:Moodie/Sandbox2 -- boxy 11:46, 21 July 2011 (BST)

done.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 12:04, 21 July 2011 (BST)


Alright so it has been over a month since it was turned into a redirect-ish page. I haven't heard anyone complain that its gone. It's Crit 10 now since all the links and transclusions were fixed during the deletion vote. I mainly just don't want it to be forgotten since there was some sort of conditional understanding that it would be deleted eventually. Keep or delete as seen fit. ~Vsig.png 06:40, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

If no one has any issues soon I'll tackle it into the core of the earth. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 07:00, 21 July 2011 (BST)
In before DDR got round to it :P. I don't see any issues with doing it.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 07:06, 21 July 2011 (BST)
Yeah. I was pretty weirded out by the whole affair so I figured I'd leave it for someone who had probably been there through the original A/D event. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 07:14, 21 July 2011 (BST)
Fair enough. Given that I proposed the original A/D, I feel I'm pretty well qualified to understand what's going on.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 13:01, 21 July 2011 (BST)

Cobra C3s Revisited

Deletion voting ended with these 4 pages still questionable IMO. The Arbies case seems to be pretty much settled except for these pages. They are underused, linked only from either A/D and User:Urgggggggh/test. Let's just wrap this up. ~Vsig.png 18:34, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Karek got them, which is a fitting action since he was arbie for it (I was going to hold off a bit). -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 02:33, 20 July 2011 (BST)

Chief Seagull Zerg Lover

Crit 1 - attack page containing only a link to my user page. Possibly a Crit 2, depending on how you define "off topic". ~~ Chief Seagull ~~ talk 11:38, 17 July 2011 (BST)

Deleted - crit 1 -- boxy 12:01, 17 July 2011 (BST)


orphaned, unused, unloved, etc     : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 22:54, 15 July 2011

Deleted. Crit 10. ~Vsig.png 23:02, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


orphaned and unwanted     : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 22:52, 15 July 2011

Deleted. Crit 7. ~Vsig.png 23:02, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Unused Double Redirects

Crit 2 and 3.

Both are double-redirects which only redirect to themselves (redirect loops). Both are unused except that one is linked in Rorybob's sandbox. They are now the only one's listed on Special:DoubleRedirects. They don't appear to serve any purpose. If they were linked somewhere maybe I could understand that they were an experiment or an example of sorts but looks more like Rory just goofing off. ~Vsig.png 16:08, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I'd contact Rory, because iirc, this was involving testing on double redirects.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 18:19, 12 July 2011 (BST)
Obviously the test is done. No need for us to keep these longer than ever . --Karekmaps 2.0?! 08:35, 13 July 2011 (BST)
I'm pretty sure I told him about these a year ago. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 11:35, 13 July 2011 (BST)


Crit 5, since Cheese missed it when it was scheduled-deleted as an unused image. :P Aichon 02:23, 11 July 2011 (BST)

Would you rather have the image undeleted? ~Vsig.png 02:43, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Nah, I fixed up the old links to it to point to some other images that were similar enough. I'm fine with it being deleted now. Aichon 05:27, 11 July 2011 (BST)

Then it is done. ~Vsig.png 05:41, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

The citys new army

Pretty much a dupe of THE CITYS NEW ARMY. I wish folk would remember what the title of the page they created was. -_- Makes things far easier. -- Cheese 10:51, 7 July 2011 (BST)

  1. Delete The old page THE CITYS NEW ARMY and notify the user who made them. If we delete the new page they'll just keep recreating the page or creating new ones. Actually, I'll notify the user.--GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 11:23, 7 July 2011 (BST)
    the citys new army is the original page. ~Vsig.png 17:56, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
    To complicate matters further, my group has just received an application from someone with the same name as the page creator.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 18:05, 7 July 2011 (BST)
  2. Speedy Crit 1 --Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 11:42, 7 July 2011 (BST)

I've redirected the ALLCAPS one to the lower case version. They'll both go soon enough, if there's no content added. I suggest we just give him time to expand it, or (more likely) lose interest -- boxy 23:24, 7 July 2011 (BST)

Then I am going to remove the template from the page for now, to allow him to modify the page further without thinking that the wiki is trying to get rid of him. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 15:14, 8 July 2011 (BST)

Lethal Corruption

There's a category called Lethal Corruption which links to a new browser based game. [[1]]

Is advertising on the wiki of other games permitted? If so, ignore this. If not, that rule/information isn't easily accessible. --UroguyTMZ 17:46, 7 July 2011 (BST)

There's nothing against promoting other games with templates like this (as long as you're not a dedicated spambot), but 4 categories for the one template? That's a bit of overkill ;) -- boxy 23:29, 7 July 2011 (BST)
Got it, I figured Kevan would have tried to encourage people to buy ad space on the main site. --UroguyTMZ 02:40, 8 July 2011 (BST)


Crit 11. Probably created by someone who got PKed -- boxy 09:13, 4 July 2011 (BST)

Served.--Yonnua Koponen T G P ^^^ 09:44, 4 July 2011 (BST)


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