Wikinews:Deletion requests

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WN:DR redirects here. For dispute resolution, see WN:DISPUTE.

This page seeks to resolve the question whether a page or file should be deleted through consensus.

Articles that are from other news sources, abandoned, minimal, or press releases are generally dealt with by proposed deletion processes and need not be listed here individually.

Listings appear for a minimum of seven days but may be left longer to allow sufficient discussion. After the appropriate period, an administrator looks at the page or file and determines whether consensus for deletion has been reached. If it has, the page is deleted. The period of time starts at the submission of the deletion request on this page.

You may also list tag pages for speedy deletion page by adding {{delete|reason}} to the page to be nominated for speedy deletion.

  • Read and be familiar with the Criteria for deletion before listing a page here, or debating on a page here. Please vote using {{keep}}, {{remove}}, {{neutral}}, or {{comment}} followed by signature.
  • Articles must fall foul of the Criteria for deletion to be listed here. Invalid listings will be removed. Editors may not edit the Criteria for deletion in order to justify their listing.
  • Note: If you have registered an account at Wikinews for the sole purpose of attempting to sway a deletion request, any vote and comment within the voting section will be struck and disregarded.

This page is also the proper venue for discussing undeletion requests. If you object to speedy deletion of an article, or wish to overturn another deletion request, please list it here. An admin may undelete it at their discretion for the duration of the vote, so that users may view the item they are voting on.

How to list a page hereEdit

  1. Add {{Deletion request}} or {{dr}} to the image, category or article page.
    • For suspected copyright violations, instead add {{Copyvio|url=insert_web_address_here}}. The page will be deleted after one day according to the proposed deletion policy.
    • For abandoned articles, instead add {{subst:aband}} to the top of the page, but please be aware that people often forget to request {{review}}. Articles are considered abandoned if after four days no edits were made. Such articles are deleted two days later.
  2. List the link below using the following template:
== Date of nomination ==
=== [[Article title]] ===
State reason for deletion request and sign (--~~~~).
==== Comments ====

==== Votes ====

Note for adminsEdit

To close a Deletion Request, enclose the DR with:

and then delete the article if the DR was successful or remove {{DR}} from the article if it was kept.
  • If the subject of a deletion was a category/image/template and the DR was successful, the closing admin should remove those from the pages on which they appear.
  • The talk page of the article can be updated by adding {{Multidel}} with a Diff to the closed DR discussion to the top of the talk page.

Deletion requestsEdit

12 May 2020Edit

20 May 2020Edit

22 May 2020Edit

User:MountaineerUOW/Rainbow of protesting gains international supportEdit

This draft article had not been edited since April 2013. It is very unlikely to be published anytime soon. --Green Giant (talk) 23:51, 21 May 2020 (UTC)


  •   Comment This was a student in one of the UoW classes who were sent to en.wn to gain experience on a live news project. For a while we dabbled in preserving unsuccessful student articles so they would have the feedback to study, an experiment I started and iirc some other reviewers later tried as well; whether it worked or not, it did eventually make me uncomfortable and we backed off from the experiment in later years. I don't now recall any UoW student continuing to contribute on en.wn after the class (though we'd hoped a few might, of the many who passed through); however positive their learning experiences, it evidently remained in the learning experience bin for them. If the student account itself doesn't have anything to say in favor of keeping the page, I, who userspaced it, have no objection to clearing it out. --Pi zero (talk) 00:51, 22 May 2020 (UTC)


Proposed deletionsEdit

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently May 27, 2020.


Delete articles in this category posted before May 26.


Delete articles in this category posted before May 25.

Minimal and PREdit

Delete articles in these categories posted before May 24.

Unsourced preparedEdit

Delete articles in this category posted before May 17

Undeletion requestsEdit

May 9Edit