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This is an official Incubator policy.
You may edit it, but please discuss major changes on the talk page first.

This page is for nominating test wikis for deletion, or for nominating pages related to the maintenance of the Incubator for deletion. For discussing about the deletion of pages in a specific test wiki, please use the relevant talk pages where the editors of the test wiki are most active in to discuss them (such as the talk page of the test wiki's main page). Pages that should be speedily deleted should be tagged with {{delete}} with a proper reason.

Common reason for deleting pages here on Incubator include:

  • Speedy deletion requests (vandalism, spelling corrections, correcting prefixes etc.)
  • Deletion of a complete test wiki according to the policy's section "Closure or Deletion"
  • If a project is given final approval by the language committee, the test's pages will be imported to the new subdomain wiki. All pages here will be deleted, except the info page.

Requests for deletion[edit source]

Requests for deleting single pages[edit source]

  • Pages that may be subject to speedy deletion:
    • In general, the rules for speedy deletion are the same as listed on Meta.
      • One rule for speedy deletion unique to Incubator is that pages in the wrong language—either with a prefix reflecting an invalid ISO 639 language code, or written in a language different from the one in the prefix—can be deleted.
      • Similarly, pages having an incorrect prefix where a copy with a correct prefix also exists are eligible for speedy deletion. Please include a link to the correctly prefixed page on the deletion template.
    • Speedy deletions may be proposed by putting {{delete}} (and a reason) on the pages that should be deleted and will thereby be added to Category:Maintenance:Delete, where an administrator will decide about them. It is not needed to vote on a speedy deletion. If there are doubts, the administrator reviewing the speedy deletion request will ask the proposer. If you have doubts, but are not an administrator, you are also free to add a remark below the {{delete}} template on the page.
      If the reason you give is because the current name is wrong, somehow (grammar, spelling, etc.), administrators normally assume the content has been moved to a different (better) location. It will help the administrators if you include a link to the moved page in your deletion request.
      Consider turning the wrong spelling into a redirect to the right spelling before asking for deletion. (And please note that if the wrong spelling is likely to be a common misspelling, it may be useful to leave the redirect, both here and once your test is in its own subdomain.)
      If you do not turn the wrong spelling into a redirect, please simply add {{delete}} to the top of the page. Do not blank out the rest of the page.
    • Please remember: pages cannot be speedy-deleted as long as other pages link to them. Please modify all incoming links before requesting speedy deletion; otherwise, simply leave the original page as a redirect. (Note: This rule doesn't always apply to incoming links from discussion pages and similar administrative pages, if the discussion is already settled.)
  • In other cases, you may put a request below.

Requests for test deletions[edit source]

  1. You can propose a deletion of a test language. You may only propose a deletion of a test language which does not have a proposal on Meta or is rejected by the langcom.
    1. You can vote, but it has just a little bit of influence. Arguments are better.
    2. You can propose moving the test to the Incubator Plus.
  2. After 10 days, an administrator will make a decision about deleting the test or not.
  3. If needed, an XML file must be exported (needed means: if the test is not vandalism or nonsense – in general, use common sense)
  4. Remember that this has nothing directly to do with the decision of the language committee (langcom).

Requests for undeletions[edit source]

All requests for deleted pages to be restored can be added below, as well.

Requests[edit source]

Wp/pal[edit source]

The Pahlavi test Wikipedia has been rejected by LangCom because it is an extinct language. That test should be moved to Incubator Plus. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 20:52, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Wp/oac, Wt/oac and Wb/oac[edit source]

All of 3 pages above are expected to be projects in Oroch, but as per a 2010 census, there are only 8 L1 speakers existing, and I can't believe the creator @MiiCii: can be one of them, since Ethnologue says that this is a 8b (nearly extinct) language, I don't see why there are benefits to keep those 3 "to be created" portal pages. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:11, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

You're right, I'm not a L1 speaker of Oroch language in Far East, Russia. The language have similarity in vocabulary with other Tungusic langauges, like Manchu, Udege etc. Only from my perspective, maybe we can find Oroch documents from websites, especially from Russian sites. --MiiCii (talk) 15:01, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

@MiiCii: To be honest, what you're proposing is what the Wikisource should be, rather than a Wikipedia, a Wiktionary and a Wikibooks should, isn't that? Did a bing search, too many results point to automobiles, Orochimaru (from Naruto), too rare results can be the language, even these results are mostly repeating what the English or Russian Wikipedias said, or are you asking to maintain them via e.g. [1]? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:39, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: Thank you for your advice. You've got a point there. We do should share information of Oroch language in Wikisource. By the way, I have downloaded an article titled Position in Tungusic Orok dialect between its neighboring dialects (Japanese: 『ツングース語オロッコ方言のその近隣方言間における位置』), written by Jirō Ikegami (池上二良), which have several vocabularies of Oroch (オロチ in Japanese). However, the article only listed IPA-like pronunciation of Oroch (and other nearby Tungusic languages, like Udege, Goldi, Ulch, Orok), without Cyrillic spelling. Meanwhile, There are also some articles on Oroch langages in altaica, including Comparative Dictionary of Tungus-Manchu Languages (Russian: «Сравнительный Словарь Тунгусо-Маньчжрских Языков») by V.I.Tsintsius.(Consists of Catalogue and 2 Volumes,which include Cyrillic Oroch (abbreviation: Ороч.) vocabularies). You can delete Wp/oac, Wt/oac and Wb/oac temporarily. --MiiCii (talk) 02:29, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Wp/ese[edit source]

According to [2], it's not written in the language. If true, we should delete it completely. --MF-W {a, b} 16:31, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Why not migrate it to incubatorplus? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:09, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Because it's dead since 2008. --MF-W {a, b} 12:30, 2 September 2020 (UTC)a

Wp/fax[edit source]

Purporting to be a project in xalimego language, but just a bunch of crap with no relation with that language. Unfixable, abandoned since 2016.--DarwIn (talk) 18:29, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Keep: The assertion that the articles are 'crap' are unfounded and not verified by independent credible language experts. Also, the mere fact that it is currently inactive are not grounds for deletion as users do return to make edits over time and this has occurred on many other wikipedia language editions (for example, Oriya wikipedia) --Ernesztina (talk) 01:22, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
- If we would delete incubator projects for non-activity, we probably wouldn't have the newest Wikipedia since it was mostly inactive for 9 years before people got interested in it. I can't say anything about the quality or veracity of the Wp/fax project, so I won't say to keep or delete one way or another right now. -Yupik (talk) 00:15, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
@Ernesztina: On which source are you basing yourself to say that what is there is not crap? Please read xalimego or otherwise inform yourself about the xalimego lang before making that sort of uninformed - and apparently random - comments.--DarwIn (talk) 00:19, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
The stub was created by an IP in 2010 without any kind of process or approval. Years later, Gato Preto started pilling unrelated crap over it. What would be the point of keeping this here?--DarwIn (talk) 00:57, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Wp/yux, Wp/kpy[edit source]

No request, content similar to the Ter Saami incubator project that was deleted (X is Y). For kpy, same editor as Ter Saami project. Long inactive. -Yupik (talk) 20:32, 25 November 2020 (UTC)