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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 no pages in the queue.

Served Speedy Deletions


Some C1 gibberish. -- Spiderzed 11:45, 30 August 2011 (BST)

served.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 14:41, 30 August 2011 (BST)


Disbanded group, page pretty much blanked. -- Cheese 10:42, 22 August 2011 (BST)

  1. Delete -- Cheese 10:42, 22 August 2011 (BST)
  2. Kill it We're coming to get you, Barbara 12:33, 22 August 2011 (BST)
  3. Speedy Crit 1. Their leader went through a lot of trouble to remove nearly every reference to the group on the wiki. Don't think he'll mind if the page is deleted as well. ~Vsig.png 16:07, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
  4. Delete --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 18:40, 22 August 2011 (BST)
  5. delete -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 03:01, 23 August 2011 (BST)
  6. C7bP --Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 20:08, 27 August 2011 (BST)
    huh? Oh gotcha. ~Vsig.png 01:23, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  7. Speedy - yeah, go on -- boxy 12:23, 29 August 2011 (BST)

Moved from A/D after receiving 3 speedy votes and no keep votes. ~Vsig.png 15:02, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

In case you were as confused at first as I was by Yon's vote of C7bP (crit 7 by proxy) should be counted as a speedy vote. ~Vsig.png 15:04, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
No, no confusion. There is only pages in your mind, fields and fields of pages. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 15:06, 29 August 2011 (BST)

This high-capacity compact Sig Sauer .40 caliber weapon is pointed at your head to stress my insistence that your search for who put your partner on that respirator desist immediately

Pacman.jpg EATEN
We're coming to get you, Barbara 13:51, 24 August 2011 (BST)

Template:Zombie Tranny

User blanked page before recreating at Template:ZombieTranny. Crit 7 by proxy. ~Vsig.png 02:14, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


Could someone delete this? I have two pictures labeled tumbler in the same directory and I uploaded the wrong one. Although it works too, it's not the image I meant to upload. - Goribus 00:11, 17 August 2011 (BST)

Danzig should have been Wolverine. ~Vsig.png 00:15, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Have you ever seen the photoshop of him as Wolverine? It's shopped from this picture of him. Oh and thanks for the deletion. - Goribus 00:31, 17 August 2011 (BST)
Heh no I had not seen it. I had a wolverine action figure as a kid and when I got older I painted it black to look like him. I couldn't watch the movies. Too disappointing. ~Vsig.png 00:38, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


This looked like a cool idea that didn't take off. Looks like it relied heavily on people updating EMR. Crit 10. ~Vsig.png 15:41, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Pacman.jpg EATEN
We're coming to get you, Barbara 15:54, 15 August 2011 (BST)

Mattick Towers

Mattick Towers Image
Image:Mattick Towers.jpg
Been meaning to get rid of the pictures. Architectural style of the buildings in the picture don't match well with that up a typical flat tower in the UK. Besides, it leaves more up to the readers' imagination. --TheBardofAwesome 01:44, 12 August 2011 (BST)
Deleted the first one as unused scheduled, but the latter is being used on your talk page and was uploaded by DDR. Either remove the image from your talk page or get DDR to request deletion and I'll oblige.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 01:51, 12 August 2011 (BST)
Done and thank you. --TheBardofAwesome 01:55, 12 August 2011 (BST)
Served. By the way, next time you do a deletion request, pop it in the header above this one. As it happens, I didn't even notice it was in the wrong one, but it might get overlooked otherwise.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 01:56, 12 August 2011 (BST)
Alright. No problem. --TheBardofAwesome 02:01, 12 August 2011 (BST)

Deep Throat said "Trust no one".


Reordering my userspace and this guy is unneeded now. Poor soul.       16:24, 10 August 2011 (BST)

Pacman.jpg EATEN
We're coming to get you, Barbara 16:39, 10 August 2011 (BST)

Elite Police Force/is Recruiting:

Weird unlinked page. Similar to the used Police Force/Recruit I think? -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 02:50, 9 August 2011 (BST)

Dunno, looks like the group's member page. Just a weird name for the page. I'm kinda meh about it though so I won't say keep...yet. Convince me otherwise. ~Vsig.png 05:47, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
Nah I'm pretty indifferent. If you feel compelled to keep it I can just cycle it as rejected, no biggie. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 08:23, 10 August 2011 (BST)
You meant Elite Police Force/Recruit:, yeah? Crit 1 and deleted in favour of the one that's actually in use -- boxy 10:02, 10 August 2011 (BST)


unused dupe of NagaSadow -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 02:46, 9 August 2011 (BST)

I'm tempted to say keep as redirect. I guess I'm being non-commital tonight but this page may simply get recreated if deleted. ~Vsig.png 05:47, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
Ugh, silly me, that's definitely the way to go. hadn't even occurred to me. I've turned it into a redirect. Good call. -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 08:23, 10 August 2011 (BST)

The Raging Stego's

no text or anything. JNet454 03:06, 10 August 2011 (BST)

Deleted. Crit 7. ~Vsig.png 05:47, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Cobra (disambiguation)

Crit 1. Its a dupe of Cobra. Gorbius stated during arbitration that it was an example page. Should be deleted to eliminate confusion. ~Vsig.png 21:02, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Done. -- Cat Pic.png Thadeous Oakley Talk 21:11, 8 August 2011 (BST)

Conquer Online

Off-Topic/No Content/Advertising which is completely irrelevant to UD. -- Rahrah has a signature that won't become obsolete. 15:00, 6 August 2011 (BST)

Pacman.jpg EATEN
We're coming to get you, Barbara 15:13, 6 August 2011 (BST)

Walt Bodine

Crit 2. Speedy Bacon. ~Vsig.png 09:12, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

speedy baconated -- ϑanceϑanceevolution 10:22, 2 August 2011 (BST)


I deleted this as an author request (albeit from myself) and am noting it here for posterity.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 19:32, 1 August 2011 (BST)

On a related note I made a change to {{A/VBsub}} so that the archive makes it to a/vb during admin page cycling. Sorry for the confusion. ~Vsig.png 19:58, 1 August 2011 (UTC)


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