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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

Legitimacy (political)

Political narrative


Mwanandeke Kindembo

Delete Northern Italian does not seem to be an established term, which a user also pointed out at my discussion page. I have posted all three listed proverbs here into more geographically precise places. Spannerjam (talk) 09:56, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Beano Video

Lack of notability (already deleted once for this) and unmemorable quotes. — (talk) 00:24, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 00:31, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete. ~ (talk) 00:24, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment – Quotability is weak, but perhaps not unusually so for a children's comic. Notability is very weak (the only source at Wikipedia is imdb), as is common for direct-to-video productions. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:41, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Yoshihide Suga

Contested PROD. Obviously a notable person, but none of the quotes have sources. — UDScott (talk) 14:46, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 15:00, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete, unless properly sourced quotes are provided. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:46, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

Rachit Yadav

Contested prod for lack of notability. The issue remains. — UDScott (talk) 18:27, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 19:00, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:27, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete. GMGtalk 19:33, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep. Virat13x (talk) 20:38, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete Impenetrable mess plus per nom. Timtrent (talk) 23:31, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
    Actually I think it is/contains the verbatim reproduction of an entire poem, rendered illegible by incompetent formatting coupled with a lack of checking one's work. Surely an entire work is not a quotation but is a prima facie copyright violation? Timtrent (talk) 20:48, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

Hamis Kiggundu

Speedy deletion was challenged. Speedy deletion rationale was "spam, part of a paid campaign to make Kiggundu have a presence on various Wikimedia servers. Note that the creating editor is global locked as a sock puppet" — Timtrent (talk) 23:14, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 00:00, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Comment Does it matter who created the article? Why is it a problem if "creating editor is global locked as a sock puppet"? We all know good content created by blocked users which the communty gets to keep after the creator is cast away. Ottawahitech (talk) 23:41, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Reply On Wikiquote I have no idea, but I have brought it here because the creating editor is globally locked. The outcome depends purely upon the policies here. I respect your opinion. Consensus will determine the outcome. Timtrent (talk) 23:49, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete: Wikiquote is not a collection of advertisements, and we shouldn't allow socks of globally locked users to use Wikiquote as such. Also (with two exceptions) these quotes are evidently just phrases Kiggundu published in his book. There's no indication that these quotes are of any relevance to or have been published in secondary or tertiary sources. Njd-de (talk) 11:38, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

The Northside Show (season 9)

Contested PROD for lack of notability. The problem remains. — UDScott (talk) 01:14, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 02:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 01:14, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete. Same reason as UDScott. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:38, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

The Northside Show (season 10)

Contested PROD for lack of notability. The problem remains. — UDScott (talk) 01:17, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Vote closes: 02:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Delete. With UDScott on this one. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:38, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Project Storm (TV series)

Contested PROD for lack of notability. The problem remains (and I cannot find any listing of such a show). — UDScott (talk) 14:33, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Vote closes: 15:00, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Do not delete. Such a show exists, as shown here. Even if it's not notable, it should still be given SOME light, as with The Northside Show. 2603:6080:A700:1C39:30CC:E421:EF80:267 14:40, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. Furthermore, the IP vandal (who has recently been blocked) provided invalid sources. DawgDeputy (talk) 21:11, 10 January 2022 (UTC)