Wikinews:Deletion requests

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

July 11, 2021Edit

NHS and CigaretteEdit

Per @Acagastya:'s suggestion, these redirects may be unnecessary. NHS is too generic, and "cigarette" can refer to a tube containing substances other than tobacco intended for smoking. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 20:21, 11 July 2021 (UTC)


  •   Comment I disagree that NHS is unnecessary; all references to an "NHS" on Wikinews generally refer to the UK's National Health Services. This may be a case where we have a disambiguation page in mainspace, but most other organizations that might be an NHS likely won't see much coverage, see for example w:NHS (disambiguation)chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 20:21, 11 July 2021 (UTC)


Delete the two. Re cigarette, cigarette is for smoking -- what you put in it is not fixed -- you can roll it with tobacco, or you can have cannabis. Re NHS, we literally had discussed about such globally unknown abbreviations (including this) and it is no mystery how much unnecessary effort of admins go behind fixing the ambigious names later being changed. If it should be NHS (UK), then don't put the burden on future maintainers, keep it that way from the start. We don't go by "what NHS means in Wikinews articles in the past" -- such mistakes takes hours of our time, when it comes to fixing the mess. We need to future-proof.
•–• 06:11, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

November 2, 2020Edit

Wikinews:Accreditation requests/PhearsonEdit

Hello from the dead! I am not sure this is the correct venue for this request. I have been targeted in a large dating scam/spam which others are using my email address and signing up for dating services to scam others. A google search of my email address comes up with pages from Wikinews from when I applied to be an accredited reporter. I am asking for its removal as it contains my real name and is possibly being scraped from here to be used to scam others on dubious dating websites. (--Phearson (talk) 14:52, 2 November 2020 (UTC)).


  •   Comment these are part of the archives. I have taken the firs stop to make it harder to scrap the email. Since the user in question does not seem to advertise they are acive AR, once could, in practice censor the email and other contact information. Before doing that, maybe we can ask the user if they are okay if active wikinewsies were to save a copy of their contact info privately, in case if the need arises.
    •–• 14:57, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
I have been inactive here for nearly 9 years, much I did was only contribute small articles and read articles for the audio portion of the project. No one has contacted me since I was informed my credentials were being revoked for inactivity in 2011-- and doubt anyone will contact me in the future about my work in the project. Phearson (talk) 15:31, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
@Acagastya, Phearson: For now, I've redacted the contact info on the request page, we'd still have the issue that it's present on the credential verification page. WN:PEP never really has been applied there, so we may need to consider combing the list and removing the writers who are inactive (many ARs were credentialed in 2007). —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 21:04, 11 July 2021 (UTC)


Proposed deletionsEdit

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently July 28, 2021.


Delete articles in this category posted before July 27.


Delete articles in this category posted before July 26.

Minimal and PREdit

Delete articles in these categories posted before July 25.

Unsourced preparedEdit

Delete articles in this category posted before July 18

Undeletion requestsEdit