Meta:Requests for deletion/Archives/2021

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Category:Extensions by theme and subcats

These categories are useless given that documentation about extensions is now stored on, not meta, and every extension that is in these categories would likely have been archived by now if it had been moved to * Pppery * it has begun 16:13, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Deleted --MF-W 22:48, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Sgd. —Hasley 21:03, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Category:Extensions by author and subcats

These have the same problem as Category:Extensions by theme (listed above), and none of the listed users have edited in years. * Pppery * it has begun 16:18, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Deleted --MF-W 22:46, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Sgd. —Hasley 21:03, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Template:WRC tabs

Unused template. Translations were removed on July, 9th 2017. I don’t know about obsolete template policies. --Pols12 (talk) 13:49, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

It's used in the userpage sandboxes. Can it just be userfied? María is no longer staff, but if I understand correctly it's from an alternate navigation system idea that she was designing, and it might potentially be useful to someone in the future. Thanks. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:54, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF) If the result is userify, would you mind placing in your userspace? Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:44, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
If we keep it, it would probably be mainly to preserve old page versions, so, even if moved to user namespace, redirection should be kept. That’s why I rather keep it in its current location. However I would like it fix translation-marking appeal: should we restore translations (to preserve old page translation versions), or can I remove translate-tagging? --Pols12 (talk) 14:54, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Content: Removing the translate-tagging seems fine to me.
Location: I'd suggest userfying it to User:MCruz (WMF)/Sandbox/WRC tabs or similar, to keep it with the connected subpages. I imagine the only reason it wasn't initially drafted there, is that not everyone knows (or remembers) how to transclude non-template pages with the colon prefix! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 00:37, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
Actually it was not a sandbox: this template was used on Wikimedia Resource Center page. So, if we move it without keeping redirection, old versions of this page will be broken. Pols12 (talk) 15:26, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying that. Then yes, let's just remove the translate-tagging. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 18:24, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
So I have proceed to this cleaning. Many thanks for your answers.
I think this request may be closed. -- Pols12 (talk) 05:00, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Speedy Kept as nominator withdrawn, no other opinions expressed that favor deletion. No prejudice to re-nominate should the situation changes. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:13, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
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Due to user renaming, I cannot place the speedy deletion template in this page. Please delete it, Thanks. Pseudo Classes (talk) 14:56, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

@Pseudo Classes Done. Next time might want to tag the talkpage and we will delete the page. No need to list it here. Regards, Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:59, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Thank you very much! I will do this next time. Pseudo Classes (talk) 15:03, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:57, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Proposed Wikipedia logos of uploaded by Guillôme

These logos were uploaded in 2003 by Guillôme. In February 2010 Anthere did tag them with the {{GFDL-presumed}} template as that was the license we used at the time. (See #1, #2 and #3). Ten years later, on February 2020, the uploader and presumed author removed those tags and replaced them with {{no source}} (See #4, #5 and #6). This Deletion Request is being filed to clarify their status and consider their deletion. If the uploader disputes themself the source of their uploads, I think that should be a valid reason to proceed with the deletion as it casts significant doubts on the legal status of the file (See Commons' precautionary principle). Note that it might also be that the uploader wants some information removed. In any case, without valid source/author/copyright tag those files cannot last on Meta. Uploader and Anthere are notified via Echo Notifications as well as talk page messages. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:41, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Indeed. Valid proposition. Anthere (talk) 17:17, 12 February 2021‎ (UTC)
@Guillôme One more ping for this issue, if you want the files to be deleted do let us know, we will be happy to delete for you. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:07, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Well, he's challenged the GFDL tags on his own uploads tagging them as unsourced. If the uploader now claims that even the source is dubious or non existent, I don't think these files can remain; so delete per my above nomination. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:12, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Deleted per consensus in this discussion. I think we have given enough time for uploader to air their views if they wished. I think there isn't a consensus to keep which means the files are deleted. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:05, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 09:27, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Authority control templates

These templates have been being unused since Evolution and evolvability imported the Lua version from Wikipedia in January. The corresponding Wikipedia templates have already been deleted in 2019. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes, their deletion is fine by me. My understanding is that the {{Authority control}} template no needs them so they should be safe to delete. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:46, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Correct, the module integrates all of that. I checked all the proposed templates: they have no transclusions and the only backlink is this RFD. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 09:30, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Deleted - no opposition to deletion, consensus is clearly to delete. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:21, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
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WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge 2021

Since I have not received any answers from Kaizenify, I post here to ask community advice. That page seems to duplicate WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge/2021, I think a redirection would be better for maintenance and to having a unique talk page. --Pols12 (talk) 17:27, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

@Pols12 If you aren't asking for deletion, I think there isn't a need to ask here, just en:WP:BOLDly redirecting seems alright. If they object, we can discuss then. I think this is acceptable on meta too. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:46, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
You’re right, this could be done (I just did it). However I still think this redirection is useless and could be deleted. Pols12 (talk) 20:10, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
@Pols12 Well I think there can still be use of this redirect, and redirect is so called en:WP:CHEAP so no harm leaving this alone in my opinion. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:32, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
OK, no special need to remove. -- Pols12 (talk) 16:41, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:41, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Category:Pages using invalid self-closed HTML tags

Category no longer populated by the software after gerrit:585519 * Pppery * it has begun 17:03, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleted. — xaosflux Talk 15:39, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 15:42, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Japanese/ja

The following discussion is closed: Deleted

I don't see any reason why RFL pages need translation, anyway, this project is already existing. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:21, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete to stop this practice from spreading as having the translation splits the discussion.--Jusjih (talk) 04:36, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Deleted.--Jusjih (talk) 04:09, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 𝒬𝔔 20:52, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

User talk:Chaton masqué

The following discussion is closed: Deleted

Hello, @Martin Urbanec: there's a cross-wiki bully writing vandalism on my secondary account. IP is >> Besides, could you please protect Chaton masqué's talk page? Best regards, - Bédévore (talk) 23:53, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Done by Billinghurst - thanks! Best regards, Bédévore (talk) 00:11, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 𝒬𝔔 20:52, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Portal:Chapter & Thematic Org Applications

The following discussion is closed: Deleted

Not exactly sure how page deletion is done on Meta Wiki but this page was created by a new editor who also had userboxes stating they were an administrator and checkuser. I'm following their behavior on the English Wikipedia and noticed that they started editing here so I came here to review their contributions. I don't know of a purpose this page would serve. Liz (talk) 01:57, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

@DNdubane (WMF): I see you've worked in this area, any reason this page is needed now? — xaosflux Talk 17:20, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Deleted by Tegel. -- Pols12 (talk) 00:04, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: 𝒬𝔔 20:52, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Translation requests/Guidelines for future chapters/source

This is an outdated translation request, when there wasn’t Translate extension. I don’t know what to do with actual translations, but I think they can be deleted too; do you agree? --Pols12 (talk) 22:48, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Any reason it can't be marked "historical" or "archived" and leave it as is? Why does it has to be deleted? — regards, Revi 07:29, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
The only page which links to this page is Translation requests/Guidelines for future chapters/status which has no related page.
However, I have looked at some other old Translation requests, there seem to have several practises:
  1. target page was the /source page; when ready, it has been moved, so /source is now only a redirection.
  2. target page content is copied into /source page.
  3. target page was transcluded in /source, then it may have been updated to use Translate extension, so /source unexpectedly displays translate tags.
I don’t know what was the usual policy regarding translation requests. Very few pages include Template:Translation source: were the other ones deleted? Pols12 (talk) 14:15, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Keen to just mark it as historical/archived per -revi. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:58, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
So I tagged it with {{archive}}. I think this discussion may be closed. --Pols12 (talk) 22:23, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Page kept per above. — xaosflux Talk 14:46, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Quand le mouvement Wikimédia questionne le comment faire science

Plus all translations (subpages).

Imported from Wikiversity to use Translate tool (which was finally not used). It is still available on Wikiversity, and fully translated to English there. No page has linked to it on Meta. --Pols12 (talk) 18:30, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

If it's an exact duplicate of the Wikiversity one, then I think it can be deleted. Leaderboard (talk) 18:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes That's OK for me and Sorry about forfoted to ask it my self... Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 20:24, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done per the author's request. – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:57, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Ajraddatz, can you process |its subpages too, please? --Pols12 (talk) 22:07, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Sure, all deleted. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:28, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
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Done. Speedy deleted. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:47, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
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Template:Link Language

Unused (probably since its creation in 2011) and unclear use case, incomplete, and syntactically incorrect (should be using a switch anyway). ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:33, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Support Support. It's not apparent how to use it. Daask (talk) 20:17, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Deleted - per clear consensus above. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:36, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:36, 14 May 2021 (UTC)