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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

Greedo Shot First

Crit 1. Duplicated in the Template namespace under the same name -- boxy 09:51, 7 June 2012 (BST)

deleted.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 13:57, 7 June 2012 (BST)


Crit 1. Created elsewhere -- boxy 09:45, 7 June 2012 (BST)

Duplicated at Dunell Hills Police Department/recruit, deleted.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 13:57, 7 June 2012 (BST)


Crit 1. They uploaded an icon elsewhere -- boxy 09:42, 7 June 2012 (BST)

Duplicated at File:Thugs.gif, deleted.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 13:57, 7 June 2012 (BST)

Public Security Section Nine

I am the founder of the group, Constantine, and co-created the group page. The group has been inactive for four years, and their forums shut down. I wish to delete this page as, well, the group was a failure. I have recently returned to the game, forgot my wikia login, but have rejoined my old group, the Malton Department of Defense and use the same Urban Dead account. --Constantine2501 01:51, 27 May 2012 (BST)

Could you provide evidence in your character's in-game profile that you're the same person and link it here please? Just so that we can confirm your identity.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 17:18, 31 May 2012 (BST)
Also, if you aren't the original page creator you can't have it speedy deleted.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 17:20, 31 May 2012 (BST)
We'll leave this for now. If you can prove that you control the constanitine character linked to from the page, we may reconsider -- boxy 09:42, 7 June 2012 (BST)

More Section Nine Stuff

As well, all additional Section Nine pages. I originally created and designed all these pages as evident here. ~ MDD Logo.png TheFireChief  04:51, 27 May 2012 (BST)

I've dealt with the ones which you created yourself but Public Security Section Nine/recruit was created by User:KF and File:1121304403.jpg was uploaded by User:Captain Neo so they haven't been deleted.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 17:18, 31 May 2012 (BST)


Duplicate of File:Chimerabadge.png. ~THOROAEBORUS 17:45, 19 May 2012 (BST)


Duplicate of File:EvsRBadge.png. ~THOROAEBORUS 17:52, 19 May 2012 (BST)


Duplicate of File:OPJudge.png. ~THOROAEBORUS 18:08, 19 May 2012 (BST)


Duplicate of File:Proxytag_FINAL.png. ~THOROAEBORUS 18:32, 19 May 2012 (BST)


Duplicate of File:GreenZone.png. Now unused.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 14:01, 14 May 2012 (BST)

File:Gatesop.png is a duplicate of File:OPEnemy.png.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 14:03, 14 May 2012 (BST)

Carried out. -- Spiderzed 22:28, 15 May 2012 (BST)


All content removed from page over a year ago by original creator. Only transcluded on one page which I've removed it from as of now. Crit 1. --Shortround }.{ My Contributions 18:35, 6 May 2012 (BST)

Deleted as Crit 7 by proxy. -- Spiderzed 17:44, 8 May 2012 (BST)

Kidney And Health

Kidney And Health Created by Ad bot Yoyo0 20:29, 1 May 2012 (BST)

Use A/VB/B to report bot pages, please. ~Vsig.png 20:33, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
OK Yoyo0 20:36, 1 May 2012 (BST)

Done via A/VB/B. -- Spiderzed 20:44, 1 May 2012 (BST)


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