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:
    • 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.
  • 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).


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)
X mark.svg Not done Cannot do this right now per the rules above, because there is a request pending at Meta.
That having been, said, I'm thinking, MW-F, that because there is not a valid ISO code,
  • Langcom should close the request on Meta.
  • This test (which seems to contain plenty of legitimate content) should be moved to Incubator Plus (or anywhere else its members might prefer). StevenJ81 (talk) 17:26, 5 December 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)
OWTB: The project has effectively been dormant for four years. (There were no edits in '13, '14 or '15. There were three edits this year, of which two were to the page Wt/mul itself—one by me.) I'm OK with saying the equivalent of w:WP:NOTPAPER, and therefore not deleting. But nothing much is really happening now. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:50, 5 December 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)
The three zh-classical ones are Yes check.svg Done Waiting for a response from a test-admin on the fourth. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:29, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


Strong Symbol support vote.svg Support for deletion. Reason: language does not exist at all. -- 04:10, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 17:05, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


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

Yes check.svg Done I left some information behind for now, though. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:12, 5 December 2016 (UTC)