Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion

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The criteria for speedy deletion (CSD) is the rules fir whan administrators his the pouer tae skip deletion discussions an remuive Wikipedia pages richt awa.

The creator o a page shuidnae remuive a speedy deletion tag if thay wirnae the wan tae pit it there. It shuid ainly be remuived bi an editor that isnae the creator. A creator can click the Contest this speedy deletion button in the speedy deletion tag tae object tae a deletion. This button sends ye tae the Wikipedia:Collogue page wi pre-formattit text tae explain whit wye the page shuid be kept. Gin anither editor remuives the tag, it shuid be taen as a sign thit the deletion isnae uncontroversial an anither deletion process shuid be uised.

Criteria[eedit soorce]

General[eedit soorce]

Haivers[eedit soorce]

Pages wi only text thit intentionally his nae meanin, or is that confusin thit naebody can understaun it. This disnae apply tae pages thit isna written guid, isnae in Scots, or pages that wisna translatit weel. If ye can unnerstaun it, this disnae apply.

Test pages[eedit soorce]

Ony pages thit wis creatit tae test editin or ither Wikipedia functions. This can apply tae subpages o the Wikipedia:Sandbox, but no tae the sandbox itsel. Disnae apply tae pages in the uiser space or tae valid but unuised templates or duplicate templates.

Vandalism an hoaxes[eedit soorce]

Pages thit is obviously no true or hoaxes. This disnae apply tae pages aboot hoaxes gin it's clear thay'r jist describin it.

Pages bi barred uisers[eedit soorce]

Pages creatit by barred or blocked uisers while thay'r barred or blockit thit haes at maist smaa edits fae ither uisers. Disnae apply tae edits made afore or efter the uiser's block or ban.

Technical deletions[eedit soorce]

Fir ony uncontroversial maintenance. This can include:

  • Deletin auld tuim maintenance categories fir dates in the past.
  • Deletin redirects or ither pages thit is stoppin a page muve. Whan a page is deletit fir this reason, the administrator shuid mak shuir the page muve happens.
  • Deletin pages obviously made in a mistak or in the wrang namespace.

Creator requestit deletion[eedit soorce]

Juist applies if nae ither editors his made substantial contributions tae the page. If the ae author blanks a page that isnae a uiserspace page, category page, or ony kynd o collogue page, this can be thocht on as a deletion request.

Spam or promotional content[eedit soorce]

Ony pages that is in favors o a product or body ower muckle an/or is tryin tae sell a product.

Copyricht violations[eedit soorce]

Ony pages or revisions thit is violations o copyrict. Unuised non-free files shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.

Atteck pages[eedit soorce]

Pages makit purely tae atteck ither fowk or subjecks.

Define pages[eedit soorce]

Isnae Scots[eedit soorce]

Define pages thit isnae scrieved in Scots an thit is maistly the same as a definition page on anither Wikimedia project. If it's nae the same as a define page on anither project, ye shuid uise {{Definescots}} insteid.

Airticles[eedit soorce]

Nae context[eedit soorce]

Airticles withoot eneuch context fir a uiser tae ken whit it's aboot. Eg, "He's a funny man wi a rid caur." Juist applies tae cuttie airticles.

Isnae Scots[eedit soorce]

Airticles thit isnae written in Scots an thit is maistly the same as an airticle on anither Wikimedia project. Gin it's nae the same as a airticle on anither project, ye shuid uise {{No Scots}} or {{TranslatePassage}} insteid.

Nae content[eedit soorce]

Fir airticles thit juist his external links, "relatit pages" sections or category tags, rewritin the title, attempts tae collogue wi the body or group in the title, onything thit shuid'a bin postit tae a noticeboard, template tags, or images. A smaa aritcle cuid be a stub if it haes context, that wid mean this disnae apply. This disnae coont badly written airticles, airticles that isnae in Scots, or pages that wis translatit bad. This criteria shuidnae be uised fur an airticle thit's juist been makkit.

Nae notable[eedit soorce]

Airticles that his haed the {{notability}} template fur seivin days wioot bein impruived tae the pynt whaur thay meet Wikipedia's notability policy. Whaur possible, reairtin is favourt ower deletion.

Unreferenced biographies anent ae livin body[eedit soorce]

Ony airticle anent ae body yet livin that disna hae guid reliable references, speicial fur airticles wi controversial chairges.

Categories[eedit soorce]

Tuim category[eedit soorce]

Ony categories that his been new or tuim fir at least fower days. This disnae apply tae project categories thit cuid be tuim some or maist o the time acause o the nature o the category (like Category:Candidates for speedy deletion).

Uiser pages[eedit soorce]

Uiser request[eedit soorce]

Uisers can request fir thair ain uiser pages an sub pages tae be deletit. Uiser collogue pages shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.

Uiser disnae exist[eedit soorce]

Uiser pages fir uisers that disnae exist can be remuived. This criteria disnae apply tae IP uisers wi edits, redirects frae misspellins o a weel-kent uiser, or tae the auld name o a renamed uiser.

Redirects[eedit soorce]

Broken redirects[eedit soorce]

Reairtins leadin tae a page that disna exist.

Onplowsible targets[eedit soorce]

Reairtins that isnae lik tae be named or sairched for as sic.

Disambiguation pages[eedit soorce]

Unneedit disambiguation pages[eedit soorce]

Disambiguation pages that aither (1) his titles endin in "(disambiguation)" but disambiguates juist ae extant Wikipedia page; or (2) regairdless o title, disambiguates zero extant Wikipedia pages. Gin a disambiguation page haes airtins tae ainly ae airticle an disnae end in (disambiguation), it sud be changed tae a redirect, except it is mair appropriate tae muive the airtint page tae the title uised for the disambiguation page. Forby, this applies tae orphant "Foo (disambiguation)" redirects that targets pages that isnae disambiguation pages or pages that performs a disambiguation-like function (siclike as set index airticles or lists).

Tauk pages[eedit soorce]

Collogue o a deletit page[eedit soorce]

Fir collogue pages wioot a airticle or subject page. Uiser collogue pages shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.

Files[eedit soorce]

Duplicated file[eedit soorce]

A file fand on Wikimedia Commons or Scots Wikipedia mair nor ance.

Unuised non-free files[eedit soorce]

Ony non-free files that his been unuised fir at least fower days.

Templates[eedit soorce]

Unuised templates[eedit soorce]

Ony template that isna uised on ony page that isnae a maintenance template. Sic templates sud nae be uised in ony capacity on the wiki an sud be unuised fur at least fower day afore bein deletit.

MediaWiki[eedit soorce]

Ony MediaWiki page[eedit soorce]

Admienistrators, gin a MediaWiki page canna be uissfu or guid, it shoud be deletit.

Temporar criteria[eedit soorce]

X1: Law quality airticles bi Scotchers[eedit soorce]

Ony airticle creatit by onybody leetit at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Wikipedia:Kirkyaird/massive, includin aw kent alts, gin seyed airticle haesnae been gien sufficient reddin.

Administrator procedure[eedit soorce]

Whan ye delete a page mak shuir tae write the raison in the deletion summary.

Afore a page is deletit, ye shuid check the page history tae see if it can be revertit tae a guid version.

Category:Wikipaedia policies an guidelines