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Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikibooks/Deletion of subpages

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Deletion of subpages

  • Problem: Wikibooks are currently structured mostly on subpages where the [[Book]] is the main page of the book or cover, and [[Book/$subpage]] hosts most of the contents. If we have to delete a Book, we have to manually fetch and delete all of its subpages one by one, which is very tedious if the Book has a large number of subpages. While it might be possible to do this via scripting or a bot, that is not affordable for every administrator out there; so it'd be better if MediaWiki could do this without the need to recourse to external tools.
  • Who would benefit: Administrators; Wikibooks, Wikisource.
  • Proposed solution: I propose that when we open the delete tab, the form let us see and select a list of subpages to delete them altogether with the main page.
  • More comments: Would also benefit Wikisource, given that they use similar structures for handling contents.
  • Phabricator tickets: task T236469
  • Proposer: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:55, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]