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This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators. (If the wiki does have active administrators, file the request with one of them.) If the wiki has an active editor community, any potentially controversial action (deletion of actual content, edit to a protected page, renaming of a protected page, etc.) should receive consensus from the wiki community before being requested here, and a link should be provided to that consensus in the request.

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=== Very brief description of request here ===

{{Status|In progress}}
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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

This section is for reports filed via Kimberley-nia Bot on the SWMT's IRC channel #cvn-sw (bot's irc nick is Dellieplagiat). They are submitted on this subpage. Please watch this page separately if you are a steward, a global sysop, or a local administrator.

It is possible to manually edit this list if you follow the bot's formatting. If you feel a request is inappropriate, please remove the lines containing that request entirely. (Leaving comments, modifying the header line, and striking out reports will confuse the bot.)

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* {{msd-link|ie.wikipedia|Talk:Europa}}
*: spam - IRC user DerHexer ~~~~~

Properly-filed requests that point to pages that have already been deleted or do not exist will be automatically removed by the bot. Note: It is unnecessary to remove requests for wikis where local admins "can handle it by themselves". If that is really so, the pages will surely be deleted within a small period of time and then be automatically removed from the list by the bot.

Manual requests[edit]

Please see a list of pages nominated for speedy deletion via {{Delete}} and/or the local equivalent. You can also filter by wikis whose admins are less than X or have not delete since Y.

Import 2[edit]

Status:    In progress

First of all thanks to User:Stryn for the last import. Could you also please import w:de:Wikipedia:Beobachtungsliste to Help:Watching pages/de? Thanks, Impériale (talk) 16:36, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

This should be definetly imported Mediawiki because the link "Hilfe" on this page links to this page on Mediawiki. --Impériale (talk) 12:32, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi @Impériale: - So, do you need an XML import of that dewiki page over here, right? Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't know, what is a XML import? --Impériale (talk) 15:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: Can you assist here? I think that no import is needed as the manuals are now hosted at mw:Help:Watching pages/de. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
de:Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste can't be moved (or import) to mw:Help:Watching pages/de. The page on MediaWiki is different to the one on the German Wikipedia, and it also uses the translate extension, so it's not possible to overwrite the page. I think it's possible to import "Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste" to "Help:Watching pages/de". But isn't it enough if it's only on German Wikipedia? --Stryn (talk) 13:42, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Any progress with this? Matiia (talk) 18:06, 18 November 2015 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

I request to delete all pages nominated for deletion in this category.--UsmanKhan (talk) 11:13, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately I am unable to verify the validity of many of the deletion requests, since they are much related to content. Could you please let another Pashto user confirm all of these pages are no longer needed and wanted? Thanks in advance, Vogone (talk) 14:06, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Also it can be a good idea to write the delete reasons in English since there are no local admins.--Syum90 (talk) 14:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
I pick up some pashtoo, enough to understand of article is good for deletion or not, I am checking the articles Mardetanha talk 04:49, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Question Question: Can you tell me why did this arctilce was marked this for deletion ? Mardetanha talk 04:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
If you need any type of Pashto Translation I would help you--UsmanKhan (talk) 18:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Any progress with this? Matiia (talk) 18:08, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Several old copyvios[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please delete the file copyvios marked as such multiple months (and sometimes years) ago at,,,,,,,,,,,,, as listed in (archived version).

They were tagged for deletion mostly by NahidSultan, Seb az86556 and MGA73, who can be trusted in such matters. --Nemo 10:51, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Bad bot edits on gomwiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

A steward might be required to help out fixing (e.g., possibly mass-reverting) a bunch of poorly executed bot edits (or bot-assisted user edits?) just made on the Goan Konkani Wikipedia. gom:User:RahmanuddinBot has apparently decided to link every instance of "Jezu" in existing articles to the local article on Jesus, regardless of where and how many times that string appears in each page. Needless to say, this has broken some things. See my talk page message to the user and proceed in whatever way seems best. - dcljr (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

See also the announcement of this brilliancy on gom:विकिपीडिया:समाजाचे_मुखेल_पान#Adding_links - "I will be happy to correct them". --MF-W 04:26, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. We'll see what he does, I suppose. - dcljr (talk) 04:45, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
FYI, this guy doesn't actually seem "happy to correct" the errors his bot created; more like happy to fix a few minor things and not acknowlede the ton of problems that are left to fix. See the discussion linked to by MF-W if interested. The community is in the process of voting for admins (on the same page), so maybe soon a local admin can take care of the problem. - dcljr (talk) 05:21, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, perhaps my assessment above was a little harsh. He has edited a few hundred pages since people started complaining, but he hasn't been catching all the mistakes, even when they've been pointed out and diffs linked to. It's frustrating… - dcljr (talk) 05:35, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

User subpage[edit]

Status:    Done

Please Delete this personal page --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 15:53, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Syum90 (talk) 08:42, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of articles[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi, Please delete the articles which has been tagged as RFDs by me on ne.wiktionary. The tagged articles are present in this category. Regards, Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 17:08, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat: Why did you tag the pages like "Indija" and "sixty-one" for deletion? PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:36, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: Becoz of en title. IMHO, It's better to place deletion tag rather than creating redirects. -- Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 08:01, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Does the Nepali Wiktionary only use Nepali titles? Most Wiktionaries allow words in any language. For example, en:wikt:उदाहरण is not an English word. An exception is simple.wiktionary which only allows English words. I do not understand why these pages, many of which were created by a native Nepali speaker, should be deleted. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:15, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I don't found any such policies on newiktionary but policies should be made for allow creating other lang. words. In short, delete only nepali wrong titled articles. Tulsi Bhagat (Talk) 06:26, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Old user name[edit]

Status:    Partially

I renamed my account last month and I was using my real name. And due to privacy issues - can anyone please delete my old user name's User page and User talk page except enwiki and siwiki, in other wikis no any pages linked to that pages. (actually I found those in here [1]) --SusithCM (talk) 12:27, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Partially done I've deleted the pages on wikis with no active admins; on the rest of wikis you have to request deletion to local admins, for example by adding {{delete}} to the pages.--Syum90 (talk) 12:59, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
eswiki and ptwiki not allowed to add delete tag -- SusithCM (talk) 13:45, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Done: Commons. Alan (talk) 14:06, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, Thanks for the support -- SusithCM (talk) 07:59, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Suitable username ?[edit]

Status:    Done

Sorry if this belongs some where else, but this is just an initial query and I don't know if there's an issue at all. For the same reason, I've not interacted with the user.

The user Yahootechnicalsupport was created on November 9th. So far no contributions, but the name seems to imply some sort of authority, which could be confusing to unexperienced users.

Would a request for an user name change be appropriate? Regards --Knud Winckelmann (talk) 08:30, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I think so. Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Marking as done, since the question was answered. Matiia (talk) 17:57, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

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