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All IP talk pages older than 1 year[edit]

Some time ago MZMcBride did cleanup old IP talk pages. I guess we should do the same once more. Thoughts? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:13, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

It's ok for me, we can keep several of them if needed.--Syum90 (talk) 10:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Why they should be removed? The old discussion from 2009 is here btw: Meta:Babel/Archives/2009-01#Old_IP_talk_pages. Stryn (talk) 18:21, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Don't see the value in doing it. So unless there is a good argument put forward, not in favour.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:53, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
To me, the value in doing it—always assuming that the pages are quiet for a year—is that IP talk pages almost always reflect warnings of one sort or another, but not warnings that necessarily apply to a new IP coming to the project. Why start someone off with a negative perception? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:25, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Deleting IP talk pages never made sense to me, they could serve as warnings and might indicate if an IP is abusive in the same manner as before, if their would be consensus to delete I would move the IP talk pages to an archive and don't leave a redirect. --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 11:00, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
If anything, I would suggest that archiving (not deleting) any IP talk pages (not currently blocked) with messages more than six months old, leaving a sharedIP notice and a note linking to the block log if there are any past blocks. That would balance the need to present a more friendly talkpage for innocent new users and the need to keep track of previous warnings and blocks. Green Giant (talk) 11:25, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
I support Green Giant's suggestion as a more reasonable alternative to deletion. Archiving without redirect is effectively the same as deletion as it just buries it from sight. --mikeu talk 16:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
By 'archive' here I hope we mean 'archive to history' , not creating actual /archive subpages. — xaosflux Talk 16:59, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Sorry, I didn’t see your comment but yes leaving it in file history, not subpages. Green Giant (talk) 02:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Old IP talk pages typically aren't needed and they add unnecessary clutter to the live wiki and to database dumps. The idea that you'd need to reference a warning to an IP address from 2009 is pretty silly. And without any means of knowing whether the same individual is associated with the IP address, it's almost entirely meaningless whether the user was warned so long ago. Even if we could know it's the same person now as it was ten years ago, such an old warning would usually be stale and inapplicable so much later. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:21, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@MZMcBride: I agree. Do you keep by chance the script you used to do that in the past? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • There are some IP talk pages that contain actual discussion other than warnings. For example, see User talk: Sure, these are probably a small minority, but it would be a shame if these were deleted. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:29, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Main Page/zh-hans, Main Page/zh-hant[edit]

dupe Main_Page/zh--Shizhao (talk) 03:19, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I should note that the zh-hans and zh-hant pages are not translated and disabled from translation, and they are showing as main page when selecting variations of zh in language preferences. Deleting these pages should make the translated page to show. Also should we use 首页 or Main Page/zh? 首页 used to show as my main page until the other three pages were created. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 16:34, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Agree, the main Chinese translation pages already have the variant preference selection on both traditional and simplified Chinese characters for readers, given the redundant translation pages that have left at behind doesn't make any sense on that. SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:56, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
per nom--Cohaf (talk) 22:56, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 18:06, 12 November 2018 (UTC)


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Talk-only page[edit]

While Category:2018 Community Wishlist Survey was moved to Category:Community Wishlist Survey 2019, its talk page was left alone at Category talk:2018 Community Wishlist Survey. Since it'd add nothing to the new page discussion, I propose it to be removed. Eduardogobi (talk) 05:32, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:50, 24 October 2018 (UTC)


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File:Stop sign us.JPG[edit]

Used to show how a file page without an image uploaded looks like. (See Help:Image page#Nonexisting image) Paul Ewe (talk) 22:49, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:14, 12 November 2018 (UTC)