Wikinews:Deletion requests

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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)[]

Undeletion requestsEdit

Proposed deletionsEdit

 Purge server cache  For reference, it is currently October 25, 2021.


Delete articles posted before October 24.


Delete articles posted before October 23.

Minimal and PREdit

Delete articles posted before October 22.

Unsourced preparedEdit

Delete articles posted before October 15