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.


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[edit]

  • 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[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).



I am writing with regard to the Wp/ruq project of the Incubator, and its corresponding localizations of MediaWiki.

Megleno-Romanian (ISO-639 code: ruq) is a dialect of the Romanian language, whose linguistic characteristics situate it in between Daco-Romanian and Aromanian. Linguists such as Ov. Densusianu, S. Pușcariu, Th. Capidan. A. Procopovici, A. Philippide, D. Onciul, G. Ivănescu, Al. Rosetti, I. Coteanu, Matilda Caragiu-Marioțeanu, N. Saramandu, etc. have treated this matter, opinions varying from Ov. Densusianu's, stating that Megleno-Romanian is a Daco-Romanian subdialect, to that of Al. Philippide, who considers it as being a subdialect of Aromanian. (ATANASOV, pp. 14-15).

First discovered, scientifically speaking, by German linguist Gustav Weigand, in the late 19th century, the Megleno-Romanian idiom has been described by G. Weigand's, Wlacho-Meglen, eine ethnographisch-philologische Untersuchung, 1892; P. Papahagi, Megleno-românii, studiu etnografico-filologic. Partea I: Introducere, descrierea călătoriei, ocupațiile locuitorilor, texte. Partea II: Texte și glosar, București, 1902; idem, Românii din Meglen, București, 1909; Th. Capidan, Meglenoromânii, București (I: Istoria și graiul lor, 1925; II: Literatura populară la meglenoromânii, 1928; III, Dicționar meglenoromân), 1935, and only more recently, by Petar Atanasov's Meglenoromâna astăzi [Megleno-Romanian today], Editura Academiei Române, 2002. I have used the latter as a reference throughout this request.

Being a bit reticent of the project really being written in Megleno-Romanian, I have exported the pages belonging to category Wp/ruq and converted them to Latin script for better readability; the result I have uploaded here.

The language used is clearly not Megleno-Romanian, and it appears to me that it is a more or less consistent conlang, with parts being in Romanian and, apparently, broken French or Esperanto.

For example, the use of "l-" as a definite article proclitic (ie. "lVikipedia" — "the Wikipedia", "lŽu" — "the day", etc.) is alien to the Eastern Romance languages. Megleno-Romanian masculine or neuter nouns ending in a consonant (in Ľumniță, Cupă, Oșiń, Birislăv and Lunḑiń the speech), accented -a and -e, -o (everywhere), in their singular indefinite form, end in -u (or -ul), with the exception of the Țărnăreca speech, where the article is -lu (due to Aromanian influence) -- I am giving here a few examples: țap → țapu, țapul (in Țărnăreca) țaplu (buck); scand → scandu(l) (chair). (ATANASOV, p. 209)

Among all of the content here, on Incubator, and the localization done at, I am afraid I was not able to identify one single phrase in the language - it is both the vocabulary and the morphology that are very different of those of Megleno-Romanian.

It is showing respect to the actual speakers of the idiom, not many left today unfortunately, and the responsibility we have when serving localizations to the MediaWiki end-users that I am thinking of, when I am asking you what I believe to be the only appropriate action, and that is the deletion of both the Wikipedia project and the localization entries.

D'AroemenenZullenNiVergaan (talk) 00:41, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 00:51, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


see m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mandarin Chinese.--GZWDer (talk) 07:23, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

All pages under Wy/zh[edit]

voy:zh: runs good. So...--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:12, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Yap. Scheduled already, though still today some missing pages were found. --MF-W {a, b} 11:38, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
It is now all deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 00:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


Is it a valid language? Wp/lpl is already deleted.--GZWDer (talk) 09:39, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it needs to be deleted. User:Chabi1, do you want an XML file with the content? (Or create it yourself before I delete the pages?) --MF-W {a, b} 22:52, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please, that would be very kind of you. I created it waiting for the code to be approved but I think it's going to take a while. Sorry about that. I would like to ask you. Don't you move this kind of wikis into wikia or any other place? --Chabi1 (talk) 23:40, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
User:MF-Warburg Probably it can be moved to Incubator Plus.--GZWDer (talk) 03:03, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
That would be perfect. --Chabi1 (talk) 07:30, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, we can do that; we used to do that more often in the past, but Incubator Plus is nowadays mostly unused. I'll proceed with it. --MF-W {a, b} 19:25, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Wait there's a code request: [1]. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:30, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
It's now rejected, see official CR comment. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:33, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


Per gerrit:136234 as of now it can be used as a Magic word. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:06, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks. SPQRobin (talk) 20:46, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


It is not a sufficiently unique language. See m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Filipino.--GZWDer (talk) 16:10, 6 September 2014 (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 [2] (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)