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This page hosts local (i.e., Meta-Wiki) requests for page deletion. For requests for speedy deletion from global sysops or stewards, see Steward requests/Miscellaneous. Any language may be used on this page. Before commenting on this page, please read the deletion policy, in particular the criteria for speedy deletion, and the inclusion policy. Please place the template {{RFD}} on the page you are proposing for deletion, and then add an entry in an appropriate section below. As a courtesy, you may wish to inform the principal authors of the page about the request. After at least one week, an administrator will close and carry out the consensus or majority decision.

Articles that qualify for speedy deletion should be tagged with {{delete}} or {{delete|reason}}, and should not be listed here. (See also speedy deletion candidates.) Files with no sources should be tagged with {{no source}} and need not be listed here, either. To request undeletion, see #Requests for undeletion. See Meta:Inclusion policy for a general list of what does not belong on the Meta-Wiki.

Previous requests are archived. Deletion requests ({{Deletion requests}}) can be added to talk page to remember previous RfDs.

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Go links[edit]

Outside of Meta:Inclusion policy: spammy and barely/tangentially wiki-related at best. I removed some more recent spam, see the history for that. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 15:57, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Keep as author; nothing spammy about the concept though I see one recent company tried to trademark the generic concept, confusing matters. An approach to disambiguation that is related to how we manage the authority file for names + redirects (esp. w/ some styles of namespace use in MW) –SJ talk  13:18, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Transwiki @Sj: this reads like a definition or reference article to me and seems like it would be better on a content project; it doesn't seem to be about wikimedia projects. — xaosflux Talk 13:52, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Wikis were the first implementation I know of, I've made explicit on the page where and how we implement it. We need to make those capabilities more visible in MediaWiki -- it is of tremendous use! –SJ talk  18:49, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Keep I honestly don't see what the problem with this page is. * Pppery * it has begun 15:38, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Meta:GlobalContextVariables Extension[edit]

Not specific to Meta and out of scope by 2023 standards. If this had properly been moved to MediaWiki it would have been archived by now. * Pppery * it has begun 15:57, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would rather restore it to Wikimedia Forum archive, where it comes from. -- Pols12 (talk) 16:34, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you would move it back, feel free. Otherwise I think the page as a standalone is an unnecessary and outdated essay and should be deleted. --MF-W 14:56, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have moved it for now; but I have no strong opposition about its deletion. -- Pols12 (talk) 14:48, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Several IP user pages[edit]

Those pages are either test pages or redirect to user pages of an registered user. As IP addresses are not people, these IP addresses may be shared with others or may be reassigned to others. As a result, these pages should be deleted. 04:48, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding 3 pages. 05:17, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DCW Conversation Hour/What next and two other pages[edit]

We don't happen to manage this page any more (and there are no incoming links either). Announcements of upcoming conversation hours are made through Deoband Community Wikimedia/News and event pages are updated at We however do plan to use the Event namespace in future but this page is obsolete and we request it to be deleted. Thank you. ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 05:49, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The following two pages as well:

Best regards, ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 06:21, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Patent nonsense. Not a real proposal. Dronebogus (talk) 23:35, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Patent nonsense. Not a real proposal. Dronebogus (talk) 23:37, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Unused, similar to {{edi}} and now a built-in MW feature via Special:EditPage. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:00, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I made a mistake here when listing it. It is used, but I think we can achieve the same using {{edit}} without yet another "give me an edit link" template. Feel free to discuss a merge and/or replacement with any existing template. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:54, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Discussion open until at least 22 August 2023 (UTC)

Per this talk page section. I am not sure this template is useful or adds anything of value at this stage. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:16, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete When I first registered to be a part of it, I was unsure whether to join, as someone who had only recently started actively editing at that stage. The fact that user rights were listed on there probably contributed, as well as the fact you have to add yourself to a template. It's unnecessary – if you want to start doing SWMT work, it shouldn't appear as though you have to add yourself to a list. --Ferien (talk) 11:01, 25 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Delete * Pppery * it has begun 15:40, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Discussion open until at least 7 September 2023 (UTC)

Unused template. Used to be in Neolux's user page, but this is not what the template namespace is for (at least nowadays). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:39, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete * Pppery * it has begun 01:52, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Keep and move under Neolux userspace without leaving redirect. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:58, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This is ancient orphaned cruft from 2006, and the author hasn't edited in years. If they come back from the grave to request it be undeleted, we can grant the request, but until then why bother? * Pppery * it has begun 15:40, 5 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some unused PD templates[edit]

Discussion open until at least 11 September 2023 (UTC)

Unused templates, likely to remain unused. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:42, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Nigeria office hours/menu[edit]

Discussion open until at least 18 September 2023 (UTC)

Unused, redundant to {{Portal navigation/Naija Office Hour}} and Naija Office Hour/Our work. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 03:44, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Category:Requests for comments (abuse cases)[edit]

Discussion open until at least 22 August 2023 (UTC)

Barely used category. Existing categories at {{rfc subpage}} should be enough. See also Template talk:Rfc subpage#Abuse cases. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:47, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete I think there is a potential for a valid category here, of request for comment accusing the administration of a particular wiki of being abusive (of which there are far more than there should be), but this haphazard collection of mostly global ban proposals isn't it. * Pppery * it has begun 01:52, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Pages using red link template[edit]

No point in having a category for this. * Pppery * it has begun 17:49, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Requests for undeletion[edit]

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