Last modified on 9 December 2014, at 21:05

Wikiquote:Votes for deletion

Votes for deletion is the process where the community discusses whether a page should be deleted or not, depending on the consensus of the discussion.

Please read and understand the Wikiquote deletion policy before editing this page.

  • Explain your reasoning for every page you list here, even if you think it is obvious.
  • Always be sure to sign your entry or vote, or it will not be counted.


The process

Requesting deletions

To list a single article for deletion for the first time, follow this three-step process:

I: Put the deletion tag on the article.
Insert the {{vfd-new}} tag at the top of the page.
  • Please do not mark the edit as minor.
  • Use the edit summary to indicate the nomination; this can be as simple as "VFD".
  • You can check the "Watch this page" box to follow the page in your watchlist. This allows you to notice if the VfD tag is removed by a vandal.
  • Save the page.
II: Create the article's deletion discussion page.
Click the link saying "this article's entry" to open the deletion-debate page.
  • Copy the following: {{subst:vfd-new2| pg=PAGENAME| text=REASONING — ~~~~}}. Replace PAGENAME with the name of the page you're nominating, and REASONING with an explanation of why you think the page should be deleted. Note that the signature/timestamp characters (~~~~) are placed inside the braces {{ }}, not outside as with standard posts.
  • Explanations are important when nominating a page for deletion. While it may be obvious to you why a page should be deleted, not everyone will understand and you should provide a clear but concise explanation. Please remember to sign your comment by putting ~~~~ at the end.
  • Consider checking "Watch this page" to follow the progress of the debate.
  • Save the page.
III: Notify users who monitor VfD discussion.
Copy the tag below, and then click  THIS LINK  to open the deletion log page. At the bottom of the log page, insert:
{{subst:vfd-new3 | pg=PAGENAME}}

replacing PAGENAME appropriately.

  • Please include the name of the nominated page in the edit summary.
  • Save the page. Your insertion will be automatically expanded to the same form as the preceding lines in the file: {{Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/PAGENAME}}.
  • Consider also adding {{subst:VFDNote|PAGENAME}} ~~~~ to the talk page of the article's principal contributor(s).

Note: Suggestions for requesting deletion of multiple pages, non-article pages, and repeat nominations may be found at VFD tips.

Voting on deletions

Once listed, the entire Wikiquote community is invited to vote on whether to keep or delete each page, or take some other action on it. Many candidate articles will have specific dates by which to vote; if none is given, you can assume at least seven days after the article is listed before the votes are tallied.

To vote, jump or scroll down to the entry you wish to vote on, click its "edit" link, and add your vote to the end of the list, like one of these:

  • Keep. ~~~~
  • Delete. ~~~~
  • (other actions; explain) ~~~~
  • Comment (not including action) ~~~~

Possible other actions include Merge, Rename, Redirect, Move to (sister project). Please be clear and concise when describing your action.

The four tildes (~~~~) will automatically add your user ID and a timestamp to your vote. This is necessary to ensure each Wikiquotian gets only a single vote. You can add some comments to your vote (before the tildes) to explain your reasons, but it is not required. However, it may help others to decide which way to vote.

Please do not add a vote after the closing date and time; any late vote may be struck out and ignored by the closing admin.

NOTE: Although we use the term "vote", VfD is not specifically a democratic process, as we have no way of verifying "one person, one vote". It is designed to "take the temperature" of the community on a subject. Sysops have the responsibility of judging the results based on a variety of factors, including (besides the votes) policies, practices, precedents, arguments, compromises between conflicting positions, and seriousness of the participants.

Closing votes and deleting articles

Sysops have the responsibility to review the list and determine what articles have achieved a consensus, whether it is for deletion, preservation, or some other action. All candidate articles should be listed here at least seven days before the votes are tallied. Many VfD entries will have "Vote closes" notices to indicate when the votes will be tallied.

  • The sysop tallying the vote should add a "vote closed" header with the result of the vote, and sign it.
  • If consensus is for deletion, the sysop should follow the deletion process to delete the article.
  • If it is to keep, or if there is no consensus for action, the sysop should remove the {{vfd-new}} tag from the article and post a notice on the article's talk page about the completed VfD, including a link to the VfD discussion on that article. The {{vfd-kept-new}} template can be used for a standard notice.
  • There may also be a vote to move (rename) or otherwise change the article. The sysop's actions will depend on the specific situation in these cases. In those cases, a notice should also be posted on the talk page documenting the decision.

To avoid conflict of interest, a sysop should never close a VfD that he or she started. However, a sysop may close a VfD in which he or she has voted.

After a reasonable time, a sysop will then move the entire entry into the appropriate month page of the VfD log. (Some old discussions are available only in the old Wikiquote:Votes for deletion archive.)

Note: In the interest of cross-wiki cooperation, please check Wikipedia to make sure their articles don't link back to an article that has just been deleted. Also de-link any other language edition articles (though if you find that daunting, EVula is more than happy to do so).

Reviewing closed votes

All closed votes will be archived indefinitely in per-month pages at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Log. (A few are still found only in the old Wikiquote:Votes for deletion archive.) See that page for details.

Deletion candidates

Deng Feng-Zhou

This article was {{prod}} because "No sourced quotes." The tag was removed and a reference has been added, but neither Wikiquote itself (Chinese edition, cited in previous revisions of the article) nor kitty01.net (cited in the current revision) are reliable sources. — Ningauble (talk) 15:01, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 16:00, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete as nom, without prejudice to creation of an article on this notable person with actual, reliably sourced quotes. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:01, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete as is, unless reliable sources are provided. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:03, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep. This page has been supplemented from two sources, please refer to the Chinese Quotes as a primary reference source. ~ Adb889 (talk) 17:56,2014年11月22日(UTC)
    • References have been corrected for the Chinese Wikiquote same.
    • According to "Deng feng-Zhou Slightly Biography" English translation excerpt.
    • ~ Adb889 (talk) 15:23, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
      • This article has been added to each quotes mark reference source page. ~ Adb889 (talk) 00:36, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
    • This article has been Wikiquote AdministratorBD2412 on 29 November 2014 editing corrections. Delete the original reason has disappeared. Please keep. ~ Adb889 (talk) 14:56, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
      • I made formatting corrections that have no bearing on the quality of the quotes or sources, and should not be taken as an endorsement of the page. BD2412 T 17:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • @Adb889: the quotes in Chinese may be sourced, but the translations (in English) aren't. Did you translate the quotes yourself? ~ DanielTom (talk) 17:56, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
    • If English quotes not tolerate this page, I just regret. ~ Adb889 (talk) 22:16, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
      We don't have a policy on translations: some people "tolerate" it, others don't. Keep in mind, most people reading English Wikiquote do not understand the original Chinese. (If I were you, I wouldn't feel qualified to translate Chinese poetry into English; you might inadvertently be giving the author a bad image!) ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:34, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
    • I think these quotes are part of Chinese life inspirational poetry. I used the colloquial word translated into English, and want Westerners to understand Chinese philosophy of life. These poems have not the English version. ~ Adb889 (talk) 12:12, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
    • This page has 37 in Chinese wikiquote. Some can not even exist in English quotations. Focusing on grammatical English sentence modification, instead of deleting this page. ~ Adb889 (talk) 22:52, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep — At least permit possibility of improvement. There is clearly a need for better translation here, but I have a general preference to keep things that can be reasonably improved with a little effort rather than excluding them. ~ Kalki··
  • Keep — Original author is a famous Chinese poet, I agree with his works translated and retained in the English Wikiquote. ~ A16898 (talk) 06:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiLubber wants this page to be deleted because of the over emphasis of quotes but should consider Category:Fictional last words and Category:Last words a simple proposed deletion should be discussed

Keep: I think this article should be kept seems perfectly ok with sourced quote also WikiLubber has not take part in the debate. Jimmy11234 (talk) 22:25, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Jason Biggs

Contested PROD for not having any sourced quotes. Additional quotes have been added, but there remain no sources for any of the listed quotes. — UDScott (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 17:00, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Keep after Cirt's improvements. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:17, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
      • Many thanks, -- Cirt (talk) 18:17, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: I've cleaned up the page while at deletion discussion. I've removed all unsourced quotes. And done a bit of research and added several sourced quotes. Please see DIFF. Thank you, -- Cirt (talk) 22:01, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep, per my comment about recent improvements to the page, above. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 22:02, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

PlushTales: The Star of Christmas

Not sure that this is real (maybe part of the VeggieTales series?), but if it is, it does not contain anything memorable. Deleted once, but recreated. — UDScott (talk) 21:04, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 22:00, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:04, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete — it seems to be simply another of the series of hoax articles that have been created by twerps with little more to do with their lives than waste them in finding ways to irritate others. ~ Kalki·· 21:21, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete as a hoax article. The only Google hit for this title, as given, is this very deletion discussion. Note that the article creator has a history of posting made up stuff. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:47, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete — I'm with everyone on this one. Besides, most of the characters listed here are from other animated films. This is absolute gobbledygook. WikiLubber (talk) 20:13, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete Per nom. Eurodyne (talk) 00:46, 17 December 2014 (UTC)