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 deleting single pages
  • Pages that may be subject to speedy deletion:
    • 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.
  • In other cases, you may put a request below.
Requests for test deletions
  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).



It is not a sufficiently unique language. See m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Filipino.--GZWDer (talk) 16:10, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. There is no indication on that page that LangCom is in agreement with you about that. The stated reason for rejection is: "This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process." --OWTB (talk) 15:07, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


Nonsense, already at voy:zh:. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:30, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 14:18, 6 January 2015 (UTC)


Thousands of new articles being copied from Japanese Wikitravel without using the actual import feature. An admin should followup my message to the user at User talk:Tmwets#Importing from Wikitravel. - dcljr (talk) 02:12, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello? - dcljr (talk) 01:10, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Special:Contributions/Tmwets would need to be deleted unless everything is properly imported. For example, Special:Permalink/2597225 (January 2015) is effectively identical to [1] (February 2014). Whym (talk) 06:33, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg Delete: Massive copyvios, without proper attribution. All the pages added by Tmwets should be deleted, using Special:Nuke/Tmwets. --Kanjy (talk) 17:20, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Your claims seem to be correct. Please note that Special:Nuke doesn't work anymore because his pages already disappeared from the recent changes. I will compile a list for deletion by bot tomorrow. --MF-W {a, b} 19:18, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
MF-W, I thank you many many thanks for your time and effort in advance. I'm sorry it be too late to utilise the nuke tool to save your time. --09:45, 16 February 2015 (UTC) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kanjy (discussioncontribs).
As a new test-admin, I'm going to delete them. --Kanjy (talk) 02:22, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm terribly sorry I flooded the RC badly with deletion log entries. I've deleted a mere 500 pages so far, some by, some by hand. And about 5,500 pages are to be deleted. May I go on? Or any other way, for example, to get my bot granted both test-admin and bot flags temporarily, or ...? --Kanjy (talk) 11:23, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

If you have a list, simply put it on User:MF-Warburg/todel and my bot will take care of it. Thanks for doing this so far; I wanted to do it but was prevented from creating a list of pages by other things. --MF-W {a, b} 19:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
@MF-W: could you take the list, please. The test-admins cannot edit protected pages. The reason would be [[I:RFD]]: copied improperly from Wikitravel by [[Special:contribs/Tmwets|Tmwets]], or some such. Thank you. --Kanjy (talk) 14:12, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Right, I forgot that the page was so protected. I started the bot. --MF-W {a, b} 13:39, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
It's finally done :) --MF-W {a, b} 18:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, all. - dcljr (talk) 19:52, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, all, too. In addition, the user Tmwets replaced the existing articles here, as follows, with the text from the Wikitravel articles. Such revisions should be, not only reverted, but also deleted.

Using the RevisionDelete tool, admins can delete/undelete (1) the revision text, (2) the edit summary, and/or (3) the editor's username/IP address. In this case, only (1) the revision text should be deleted. Unfortunately, test-admins are permitted only to observe the deleted revisions, not to delete/undelete the revisions. Anyway, thanks again. --Kanjy (talk) 12:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Done as well. --MF-W {a, b} 00:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! All the copyvios by Tmwets have been deleted. --Kanjy (talk) 02:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


All five subpages of this project. (Yesterday I added deletion tag on its main page.) I don't know exact sources or which translation tools were used to create this content, but clearly ones who set up these pages are not native speakers nor have sufficient language skills. I think we'll better do without these pages as language used on these pages is highly erroneous. There's not much to correct, these news need to be rewritten. 07:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 00:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


hin is the ISO code for Hindi which is an existing project, is a duplicate project in Incubator really necessary? I think wp/hin should either be deleted or redirected to the Hindi Wikipedia. Abrahamic Faiths (talk) 22:24, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Wb/orv, Wn/orv, Wq/orv and Wy/orv[edit]

Delete page. 2001:41D0:1008:88F:BCE1:3EFD:D470:8498 17:42, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

But why? --MF-W {a, b} 21:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Those tests have a valid language code. Even though it is very unlikely those projects will be approved, they are usually allowed to develop a test on the incubator wiki. --OWTB (talk) 11:10, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. No valid reason. --OWTB (talk) 11:03, 25 December 2015 (UTC)


.mul projects have all be rejected at Meta (e.g. m:Wiktionary_multilingual, m:Wikinews_multilingual, m:Wikibooks_Multilingual). All that exists here is a test page from about eight years ago which includes a nonsense food language. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:54, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Rejection is not a valid reason to delete a test wiki per se though. --OWTB (talk) 11:07, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Opened projects[edit]

Wy/fa, Wp/mai, Wp/lrc, Wp/gom, Wp/azb, Wp/ady.

All these projects are already at their own sites, so they are useless for the Incubator and only interfere with Special pages navigation. --Ghiutun 08:21, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Wy/fa done. Doing the rest. --MF-W {a, b} 00:04, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Done except Wp/gom (because of the confusion about the different scripts) and Wp/ady (very recently created). --MF-W {a, b} 23:48, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
OK, that's better. I guess Wp/gom will be deleted manually, right? --Ghiutun 12:12, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
Actually in the meantime I found out someone imported the Latin-script pages of Wp/gom into gomwiki after all, so I am going to delete the whole test. --MF-W {a, b} 16:52, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Wp/ern & Wp/er[edit]

The project is in constructed language (at least using invalid ISO code) and was run by indefinitely blocked user. See also this. --Ghiutun 06:10, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion --Raki 06:37, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
I insist. The vandalism is still going on. --Ghiutun 13:04, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! You are definitely right about the vandalism still going on because the Erina language is a hoax! Ern is really a made-up language code that isn't valid!
Symbol support vote.svg Support Same reason. 【粵語文學大使殘陽孤侠粵維辭典起錨! 04:33, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Seems already done by Ooswesthoesbes and Katxis. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:42, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Wt/lpl (Second time)[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion reason: invalid iso code and doing a sil search for lpl results in nothing --CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 19:14, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Although this is requested by a blocked user, Symbol support vote.svg Support because iso639-3:lpl really does not exist, and a 2014 code request (using ldt) had also rejected, therefore this project should continue at Incubator plus. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:48, 19 August 2016 (UTC)


Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion reason: multilingual Wiktionary is impossible and the English Wiktionary already exists --CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 19:14, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done As one can see here, it is not English-only. You see English, as that is probably the language you've set in your preferences. --OWTB (talk) 07:33, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Wq/zh-classical, Wt/zh-classical, Wb/zh-classical, & Wq/zh-yue[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion reason: all are using invalid iso codes in the form of zh-xxxx and its better to use the unhyphenated codes instead--CasetteTapeMaster (talk) 19:21, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Can't you move or merge them to use the correct codes? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:32, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Non-existing ISO codes[edit]

ISO 639-3 "dtc" does not exist, and both Demotic Greek and Demotic Egyptian are not having a code yet, even a requested code. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:24, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Note that these are per above:

--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:16, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 12:28, 5 June 2016 (UTC)


Strong Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion. Reason: language does not exist at all. -- 04:10, 11 July 2016 (UTC)


This code is retired now. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:05, 8 October 2016 (UTC)