Incubator:Requests for deletions

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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]

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.

Requests[edit]

Wp/kxk and its pages[edit]

Text is literally unreadable because it is supposed to be in Zayein Karen but it is not. Second, the text is in gibberish and is becoming problematic as the creator of the cipher totally forgot about why he decided to put it there. Lastly, No one even knows how and why the gibberish got there and even how to read or decipher it so it must be deleted. --47.150.82.221 02:39, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support speedy delete as nonsense --47.150.82.221 03:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

How do you know this? --MF-W {a, b} 13:47, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
No one can read it. The original creator went away. --47.150.82.221 18:19, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Text seems to be incomprehensible. --47.150.82.221 18:19, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Text is still unreadable after 9 years. --47.150.82.221 19:12, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Do you speak Karen? --OWTB (talk) 19:35, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict with OWTB) I don't necessarily disagree with your conclusions, 47.150.82.221, and I appreciate your bringing this test to our attention. Still, the way you made this request is emblematic of certain problems you had when editing under your username:
  • You don't say how you know the text is not in Zayein Karen.
  • You say it's gibberish ... unreadable ... no one can read it. (No one? How do you know that?) Do you speak the language? Then ...
  • "The creator of the cipher totally forgot about why he decided to put it there" ... vs. "no one even knows how and why [it] got there". How do you know any of this unless you were one of the people involved? In fact, the only way the two statements you made would not be totally contradictory would be if you were the creator. Were you?
Now, then: If you want to make a good case for this, try the following:
  • Zayein Karen is written in Burmese script, while the pages in this test are all in Chinese script.
  • Not only have there been no substantive contributions to this test in the last five years, but no substantive contributor to this test (named account or IP) has made any edits in the Incubator whatsoever in the last five years.
The first point by itself might be enough to warrant deletion. The second point would not be enough by itself—we do not delete tests solely due to inactivity—but it's good supporting evidence for the request.
Conclusion—and I'd like the input of MF-Warburg and OWTB, too: Let's let this RfD run the requisite ten days. If there are no objections, we will then delete. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:39, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support "囗貝斷本㤘斤會曲贝か惡斨斄月指攵忄よ心一彈忆斦わお戇し〇斄㤘心一會㤘貝よ彈贝惡本" is not how Zayein Karen is written because no knows how to pronounce this Chinese script mess. --47.150.82.221 20:43, 8 June 2017 (UTC) Symbol support vote.svg Support Zayein Karen is not written in Japanese characters. --47.150.82.221 20:45, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Done. Several page names such as "Wp/kxk/一指㤘一心㤘月貝指よ本 breakup" and "Wp/kxk/本彈 reboot" got a spammy character. If it turns out we made a mistake, the pages can easily be restored. To me, the strange pages/page names and the fact that a wrong script is used is enough for this to be deleted. --OWTB (talk) 11:48, 9 June 2017 (UTC)