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The '''criteria for speedy deletion''' specifies reasons to flag uncontroversially inappropriate content for deletion from WikiAlpha without discussion.
 
The '''criteria for speedy deletion''' specifies reasons to flag uncontroversially inappropriate content for deletion from WikiAlpha without discussion.
== Criteria ==
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= Criteria =
'''1. Vandalism and spam'''
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<font size="3">'''1. Vandalism and spam'''</font>
 
<br/>This includes patent nonsense, gibberish with no meaningful content, blank pages, very short pages lacking sufficient context to identify the article's subject, pages that serve to threaten or disparage their subject with no other purpose, unambiguous advertising, and blatant hoaxes, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
 
<br/>This includes patent nonsense, gibberish with no meaningful content, blank pages, very short pages lacking sufficient context to identify the article's subject, pages that serve to threaten or disparage their subject with no other purpose, unambiguous advertising, and blatant hoaxes, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
<br>Mark content of this sort with {{tl|Db-spam}} to flag it for speedy deletion.
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<br>Add {{tl|Db-spam}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
<br>'''2. Recreation of deleted material'''
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<br><font size="3">'''2. Recreation of deleted material'''</font>
 
<br>Any copy of a page or file that was previously deleted, where the reason(s) for which it was deleted are not addressed.
 
<br>Any copy of a page or file that was previously deleted, where the reason(s) for which it was deleted are not addressed.
<br>Mark content of this sort with {{tl|Db-recreate}} to flag it for speedy deletion.
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<br>Add {{tl|Db-recreate}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
<br>'''3. Author requests deletion'''
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<br><font size="3">'''3. Author requests deletion'''</font>
 
<br>If the author of a page or file is the only substantial contributor, they may request that it be deleted if they so wish.  Note that this does not apply to user talk pages, which are ''never'' deleted, and that these requests are not binding.
 
<br>If the author of a page or file is the only substantial contributor, they may request that it be deleted if they so wish.  Note that this does not apply to user talk pages, which are ''never'' deleted, and that these requests are not binding.
<br>Mark pages of this sort with {{tl|Db-requested}} to flag it for speedy deletion.
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<br>Add {{tl|Db-requested}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
<br>'''4. Pages dependent on non-existent content'''
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<br><font size="3">'''4. Pages dependent on non-existent content'''</font>
 
<br>This includes redirects to pages that do not exist, and talk pages without associated articles (excluding user talk pages).
 
<br>This includes redirects to pages that do not exist, and talk pages without associated articles (excluding user talk pages).
<br>Mark pages of this sort with {{tl|Db-depend}} to flag it for speedy deletion.
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<br>Add {{tl|Db-depend}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
<br>'''5. Copyright infringement'''
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<br><font size="3">'''5. Copyright infringement'''</font>
 
<br>Text pages that contain copyrighted material with no credible assertion of public domain, fair use, or a free license, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
 
<br>Text pages that contain copyrighted material with no credible assertion of public domain, fair use, or a free license, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
<br>Mark pages of this sort with {{tl|Db-copyright}} to flag it for speedy deletion.
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<br>Add <nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Template:Db-copyright|Db-copyright]]|Source<nowiki>}}</nowiki> to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
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<br><font size="3">'''6. Non-English content'''</font>
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<br>'''''This is subject to change as Wikialpha expands,''''' but for the time being, the English Wikialpha only supports English material.  As editors with knowledge of different languages sign up, this criterion will be removed and replaced with a translation request template.
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<br>Add {{tl|Db-language}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.

Latest revision as of 15:36, 18 June 2011

The criteria for speedy deletion specifies reasons to flag uncontroversially inappropriate content for deletion from WikiAlpha without discussion.

Criteria

1. Vandalism and spam
This includes patent nonsense, gibberish with no meaningful content, blank pages, very short pages lacking sufficient context to identify the article's subject, pages that serve to threaten or disparage their subject with no other purpose, unambiguous advertising, and blatant hoaxes, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
Add {{Db-spam}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
2. Recreation of deleted material
Any copy of a page or file that was previously deleted, where the reason(s) for which it was deleted are not addressed.
Add {{Db-recreate}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
3. Author requests deletion
If the author of a page or file is the only substantial contributor, they may request that it be deleted if they so wish. Note that this does not apply to user talk pages, which are never deleted, and that these requests are not binding.
Add {{Db-requested}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
4. Pages dependent on non-existent content
This includes redirects to pages that do not exist, and talk pages without associated articles (excluding user talk pages).
Add {{Db-depend}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
5. Copyright infringement
Text pages that contain copyrighted material with no credible assertion of public domain, fair use, or a free license, where there is no legitimate version of the page to revert to.
Add {{Db-copyright|Source}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.
6. Non-English content
This is subject to change as Wikialpha expands, but for the time being, the English Wikialpha only supports English material. As editors with knowledge of different languages sign up, this criterion will be removed and replaced with a translation request template.
Add {{Db-language}} to pages which qualify for speedy deletion under this criterion.