Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion

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The criteria for speedy deletion (CSD) are the rules fir when administrators hiv the power tae skip deletion discussions an immediately remuive Wikipedia pages.

The creator o a page shuidnae remuive a speedy deletion tag if they wirnae the wan tae put it there. It shuid ainly be remuived bi an editor wha 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-formatted text tae explain why the page shuid be kept. If anither editor removes the tag, it shuid be taken as a sign thit the deletion isnae uncontroversial and 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 so confusin thit naebody can understaun it. This disnae apply tae pages thit are poorly screivit, irnae in Scots, or pages badly owerset. If ye can unnerstaun it, this disnae apply.

Test pages[eedit soorce]

Ony pages thit were 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 user space or tae valid but unused templates or duplicate templates.

Vandalism an hoaxes[eedit soorce]

Pages thit are obviously no true or hoaxes. This disnae apply to pages aboot hoaxes if it's clear they're jist describing it.

Pages bi barred uisers[eedit soorce]

Pages creatit by barred or blocked uisers while they're barred or blocked thit have at maist smaa edits fae ither users. Disnae apply to edits made afore or efter the user's block or ban.

Technical deletions[eedit soorce]

Fir any uncontroversial maintenance. This includes:

  • Deletin empty dated maintenance categories fir dates in the past.
  • Deletin redirects or ither pages thit are stoppin a page move. When a page is deletit fir this reason, the administrator shuid mak shuir the page move happens.
  • Deletin pages obviously made bi mistak or in the wrang namespace.

Creator requestit deletion[eedit soorce]

Only applies if nae ither editors hiv made substantial contributions tae the page. If the ainly author blanks a page that isnae a userspace page, category page, or any type o collogue page, this can be thoucht o as a deletion request.


Articles[eedit soorce]

Nae context[eedit soorce]

Airticles withoot enough context fir a uiser to ken wit it's aboot. Eg, "He's a funny man wi a rid car." Only applies tae short airticles.

No Scots[eedit soorce]

Airticles thit irnae screivit in Scots an thit are maistly the same as an airticle oan anither Wikimedia project. If it's no the same as an airticle oan anither project, ye shuid uise {{No Scots}} or {{TranslatePassage}} insteid.

Nae content[eedit soorce]

Fir airticles thit only hiv external links, "relatit pages" sections or category tags, rewritin the title, attempts tae collogue wi the person or group in the title, anyhin thit shuid've bin postit tae a noticeboard, template tags, or images. A smaa aritcle cuid be a stub if it his context, which wuid mean this diesnae apply. This disnae count airticles poorly screivit, airticles that irnae in Scots, or pages badly owerset. This criteria shuidnae be uised fur an airticle thit's juist been creatit.


Categories[eedit soorce]

Empty category[eedit soorce]

Ony categories that hiv been empty fir at least siven days. This disnae apply tae project categories thit cuid be empty 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 their 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 dinnae exist can be remuived. This criteria disnae apply tae IP uisers wi edits, redirects fae misspellings o a well-kent uiser, or tae the auld name o a renamed uiser.


Administrator procedure[eedit soorce]

When ye delete a page mak sure tae screive the raison in the deletion summary.

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