Incubator:Requests for deletions

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This is 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]

Requests for deleting single pages[edit]

  • Pages that may be subject to speedy deletion:
    • In general, the rules for speedy deletion are the same as listed on Meta.
    • 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.
  • In other cases, you may put a request below.

Requests for test deletions[edit]

  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]

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



Rejected by LangCom in January. This is a collective code consisting of multiple languages, and in any event the "test" consists of one page only. There have been no edits here, except for one clerking edit by me, since 2013. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:38, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 01:43, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


This proposal was long ago rejected by LangCom on technical grounds. And given the recent rejection of Wikipedia Quenya, it is highly doubtful this test will ever go anywhere. There is a main page plus three others here, all created on a single day by a user who only appeared here (or anywhere else in the Wikimedia projects) over two days in January 2016. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:05, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 01:49, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


Rejected by LangCom. Project has not been active recently, and was created by a user subsequently blocked as a sock. Frainc-comtou is generally considered a dialect of Arpitan, anyway. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:36, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

I support the deletion. But, just for the record, Frainc-Comtou is not a dialect of Arpitan, it's a langue d'oïl: "Linguists divide the Romance languages of France, and especially of Medieval France, into three geographical subgroups: Langues d'oïl and occitan [...] and Franco-Provençal (Arpitan), which is considered transitional." --MF-W {a, b} 21:41, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
I defer to your knowledge, but Glottolog lists it as a dialect of Arpitan. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:06, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Hm, weird. Maybe we should add that contradiction to the enwiki article. --MF-W {a, b} 16:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe. Look, if Franco-Provençal is transitional between langues d'oïl and langues d'oc (and geographically that makes sense), then who's to say exactly where any of the lines ought to be drawn? It's probably more of a continuum than a discrete jump, anyway. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I added a footnote there. It's not a heavily sourced page in any case. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:14, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


Invalid language code. Rejected by LangCom. Principal contributor no longer interested, and Lingwa de Planeta resources are available elsewhere. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:25, 19 March 2017 (UTC)