Wikinews:Deletion requests


This page is where Wikinewsies discuss whether a page or file should be deleted or undeleted through consensus. See the Deletion Log or the Deletion Archives to see which pages have been deleted or kept.


Deletion requests edit

August 11, 2023 edit

825 sxw-files edit

As a result of the discussion on Wikinews:Water_cooler/assistance#Licenses_on_files_etc. I suggest to delete 825 sxw-files. For all of the files there is a similar pdf-file.

401 of the files can be seen in Category:Print Edition (SXW). The rest of the files can be found on User:MGA73/Sandbox. If concensus is that files can be deleted a better list can be provided.

I have an open bot request on Wikinews:Bots/Requests/MGA73bot and if approved I can make sure all the files end in Category:Print Edition (SXW). I have not marked the files with a {{dr}} but I can do that if required and bot flag is granted. --MGA73 (talk) 14:50, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments edit

4 files have been deleted because they were duplicates (misspelled). --MGA73 (talk) 19:00, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Original discussion is now in Wikinews:Water_cooler/assistance/archives/2023/August. --MGA73 (talk) 14:23, 6 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Votes edit

August 28, 2023 edit

Category:Women edit

Overly broad. There was near-unanimous agreement in 2018 on the talk page this cat is not suitable as-is.

There, Pi stated something, in fact, I've long thought of this cat: "Few articles get added to this category for much the same reason few get added to Category:World: if interpreted in a simplistic way they would be so absurdly inclusive that they would be useless, so the only way there's any point to populating them at all is they're given some narrower interpretation — but the name of the category gives no obvious support to any narrower interpretation, leaving it up to individuals to occasionally put things here as it's not clear what else to do with them."

I see this as an unsuitable sort of union of a few cats: Women's rights, e.g. Arizona bans abortion for genetic abnormalities, the Wikimedia gender gap, e.g. Wikimedian Cindy Ashley-Nelson dies at conference in Berlin, and, as discussed on the talk, some as-yet nonexistent third cat for articles like Qatar appoints four women to its law-drafting Shura Council which don't exactly relate to women's rights but are more "women breaking glass ceilings". I'm unsure what we should call the hypothetical third cat — perhaps "Gender politics" (in the spirit of Category:Gun politics) — but I think it should replace this one. Heavy Water (talk) 04:25, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments edit

Votes edit

  Remove I vaguely recall the 2018 vote, but keeping this will inevitably invite more gendered categories. --SVTCobra 23:43, 26 December 2023 (UTC)   Remove as outlined above. Alextejthompson (Ping me or leave a message on my talk page) 19:02, 29 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Undeletion requests edit

Proposed deletions edit

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently March 3, 2024.

Copyvio edit

Delete articles posted before March 2.

Abandoned edit

Delete articles posted before March 1.

Minimal and PR edit

Delete articles posted before February 29.


Unsourced prepared edit

Delete articles posted before February 22