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.
      • 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.
    • 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]

  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.



The creator of this portal page doesn't continue creating contents of it, and I can't see any reason that creating a Wikibooks using macrolanguage code that has very big number of member language codes do have any benefits on helping anything. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:21, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Let's see if he answers. Chances are that I won't actually delete the page, but will simply remove {{Test wiki}} and encourage people who land on the page to create a test in a constituent language. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:14, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Handled as indicated. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:55, 14 May 2018 (UTC)


This page, along with its subpages (and two redirects to these pages), constitutes a test project in a language with no ISO 639 code. It should therefore be deleted. Both Hydriz and I have tried to contact the creator about this, but have received no responses. (Creator could do something like this in Wikia's Incubator Plus if s/he has a real interest in creating this.) StevenJ81 (talk) 16:34, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support stale personal project without code. --
I agree. If a test is rejected from the main space, that does not mean one can simply create it in his user pages. We can ask him whether he wants it imported to incubator plus. With no reaction, it should be simply deleted. --OWTB (talk) 08:51, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Hydriz: Could you please post a message on his talk page in Chinese, asking him whether he wants it moved to Incubator Plus? If we hear nothing within a week, the pages will be deleted. --OWTB (talk) 08:53, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
...or, alternatively, if he would just like us to email an .xml file. It won't be so big. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:39, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Sure, but he can also create that himself :) --OWTB (talk) 13:42, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
(If he knows how.) StevenJ81 (talk) 14:03, 18 May 2018 (UTC)