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Food Safety Guide[edit]

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LGBT Young Adult Literature/Annie on My Mind[edit]

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Linter SQL RDBMS[edit]

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Science:_An_Elementary_Teacher’s_Guide/Curriculum Materials and Technology[edit]

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This book is just a collection of phrases translated into Hanzi. This book should be scrapped and a new one started, and covers topics like food, how is your day, actions, etc. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 01:26, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Examples from English-Hanzi[edit]


  • English-Hanzi/Train: A train is a vehicle with a series of carriages. It runs on a railway. A train can carry a lot of passengers or cargoes.
This is not a page of copyright violation. --Efex3 (discusscontribs) 22:01, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Efex3: I did not list it here because it is a copy violation. I listed it here to show that it is a collection of sentences. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 16:11, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Trump 'looks forward to visiting China[edit]

For this example, I found this article on the BBC. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 18:46, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
This is wrong. This is from the policy:
Although we do not permit verbatim copies of pre-existing works, we do permit annotated texts, which are a kind of text that includes an original text within it and serves as a guide to reading or studying that text. Annotated editions of previously published source texts may only be written if the source text is compatible with the project's license.
BBC has a non-Creative Commons copyright license. The text is incompatible. Also, even if it were correctly licensed, this is not a guide to reading or studying that text. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 04:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
There are guides below the text helps to read and understand.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 04:22, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Efex3: While that may be true, the text is still copyrighted. And also, here is the English guide:
US/ state secretary/ Rex Tillerson/ told/ China/ state chairman/ Xi Jinping, Ronald Trump/ president/ looking forward to/ visiting/ China, to enhance/ between both countries/ 's/ understanding.
Your book has not been verified, as you are using a translator. First of all, it is Donald Trump, not Ronald Trump. A native Hanzi speaker needs to check over the book. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 13:46, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
Deleted this one as unverified news that may be out of scope. As a native Hanzi, I will check other unverified news as well. This is not Wikinews.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 06:07, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

More unverified news[edit]

I am listing more unverified news that should be deleted as out of scope:

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jusjih (discusscontribs)

@Jusjih: News doesn't belong on Wikibooks, regardless of whether it's verified or not. (Nor could the Wikibooks administration afford to take on the burden of verifying news on top of what they do; speaking as a Wikinews reviewer, where we sag under that burden.) --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:03, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Exactly. Does Wikinews accept verified early events to be written as news reports? If yes, I may want to join there as I cannot always catch up today's events, and some old news reports online are gone and accessible either by or no way. When reviewing the book, many are just simple facts that may likely be kept. Here are even more unverified news to likely delete:
@Pi zero: n:Wikinews:Newsworthiness#New information seems to exclude 8-day-old events, so I will not bother verifying unverified news to move to Wikinews. Am I correct?--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 01:46, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
@Jusjih: You are correct. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:30, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Deleted the above 10 pages while too old for Wikinews. Thanks, Pi zero. I will find more to list here.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 06:01, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Discussion of English-Hanzi[edit]

This book is a series of English-Chinese materials for language learning, but not a book of food, how is your day, actions, etc.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 03:22, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Efex3: So is this book a collection of statements? If so, then should there not be another book that teaches individual words and phrases? PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 03:30, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
This book contains a variety of materials used for language learning. It is better to have a method to search for related topics. As you are a software specialist, could you help create a method for searching related topics of this book?--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 04:02, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
What about {{Book search}}? JackPotte (discusscontribs) 08:16, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete I thought we had an ongoing discussion about deleting this book, in which the primary issue was copyright; a legal issue, not to be dismissed lightly. I find, though, that as part of some bookkeeping tasks that tbh I failed to check as closely as I presumably should have, that discussion was closed — in a nothing-more-to-be-done sort of way — and archived (at Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/English-Hanzi) despite what looks to me like a gradually forming consensus for deletion. It looks as if the most recent votes were by me and User:Dan Polansky, both for deletion. Did I misunderstand how all that ended? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:01, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
The original discussion should not have been closed. On a related note, I'm also not sure why non-admins have been closing RFD's and RFPs anyways as they generally should get reviewed by an admin before that process happens. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 18:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

You should delete the pages which are copyright violated, but should not to delete the whole book.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 21:25, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

This was Efex3's response to copyright concerns in the previous discussion, as well. Dan Polansky's remarks there had already articulated the counterargument before the response. The key phrase in Dan Polansky's remarks was:
While not every page in the category suffers from this problem, it seems to be best to deal with the pages on a summary level, seeing that the approach taken by the author was reckless toward copyright. This should be deleted ASAP.
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:00, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
The fact is that some of "copyright violated" examples are not true. Please see the previous discussion here--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 21:58, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
It is only a historical problem even though there is copyright problem in some pages.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 14:13, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
We should act preemptively in regards to protecting the project from copyright infringement issues but on acting on our own guidance we should also refrain being too aggressive in our policing, and act only on what is a clear infringement resorting to more deep erasures if the copyright owner asks for a pull-down. There are logic reasons to act this way... --Panic (discusscontribs) 16:42, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
As a new administrator here, I plan to check the content to see which to keep or delete, but not to delete the whole book.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 05:40, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Recalling Dan Polansky's remark about "reckless toward copyright", and I'm not convinced the author suddenly knows better (the only example I recall was examined and found to have only made the problem worse), it doesn't seem to me that the Wikibooks adminsitration should be taking on the open-ended task of trying to apply the sort of copyright standards to all this material that the author has not been applying. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:09, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
is this to be a phrasebook or sorts? Something like Omniglot, but for Mandarin phrases?If so, I can see the value of it. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 02:35, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Previous discussion of English-Hanzi[edit]

Comment I am transcluding the last discussion here. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 18:39, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I have removed the transclusion of Wikibooks:Requests_for_deletion/English-Hanzi since that is very confusing. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 19:57, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
To remind, the previous discussion is at Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/English-Hanzi. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:06, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
*Please see the previous discussion here--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 17:22, 30 October 2017 (UTC)


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The new creations of PokestarFanBot[edit]

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Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary is a duplicate of Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary_Numbers. The second of those two articles is better developed and has much more content. GKFXtalk 14:11, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Merge.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 02:58, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge JackPotte (discusscontribs) 07:10, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
    • There's not very much content in the deletion candidate that doesn't exist in some form in Binary Numbers, so while a merge is obviously the correct policy thing to do, in practice there won't be very much merging to do. GKFXtalk 08:15, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 19:08, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

If nobody opposes this, I will mark this RfD Merge in 7 days. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 22:33, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

@PokestarFan: Don't, please. You've been asked not to close RFDs. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 01:46, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Merge. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 02:32, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Windows Command Prompt Commands[edit]

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World History/Effects of the First World War[edit]

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Start an Internet Business[edit]

This "book-stub" has been around for several years, originally in a copyvio form, but now with just a discouraging message. I appreciate that any business (let alone an internet business) will be tough but is that really in line with the Wikibooks purpose? We have several business-related books at various stages of development but this is one that we could do without (unless someone wants to make a go of it or merge it somewhere). Green Giant (discusscontribs) 21:46, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

  1. Delete as nominator. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 10:21, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. Delete It has never been a book. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 21:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment The topic itself isn't out of place, imo. There doesn't appear to be significant content there to justify calling it a "book", though, nor a framework for a book. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 23:24, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment This almost reads like a leaflet. It could be expanded but I doubt there will be enough to fill the "sense" of a book. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 13:45, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, there's no sense of incipient book-ness about it. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:08, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete In addition to/support of the above: it uses first person singular pronouns, seems to plug a couple of commercial sites, and is signed with "I hope this article is informative and very helpful to you." --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:08, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete then delete. It is like a leaflet or brochure. Types of things are common on the internet. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 02:31, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Guides and manuals[edit]

I’ve been looking at this category for a few days now but I cannot see where it fits. The text on the page talks about "How to" guides as an example but it seems to me that if someone is searching for a how-to, they will probably search for the subject more than this category. There appear to be numerous books that could theoretically be categorised here but I imagine the need to create subcategories will arise. I don’t see this category as being necessary for organising books, but I might be wrong. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 10:20, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

  1. Delete as nominator. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 10:21, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. Delete Doesn't fit to our classification Category:Subject:Books by subject, and the Universal Decimal Classification would be more appropriate if we needed one more. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:23, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
  1. Delete not fit. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 20:10, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Love Intimacy and Romance[edit]


I uploaded this document by mistake, I want to delete this page and want to unpublish my book from Wikibooks.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Irene Pearson (discusscontribs) 08:27, 1 February 2018‎

There isn't any Love Intimacy and Romance book here. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 09:50, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
@Irene Pearson: It looks as if you did upload a cover image to Commons (which is one of our sister projects), with a back-cover-type description of the book. That image is here, and you could request its deletion by editing that page (follow the link) to add the following markup (I think):
{{delete|request by uploader}}
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:16, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero:, its {{speedy|request by uploader}} for a immediate. the "delete" is for a deletion discussion for community discussion. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 14:50, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
@Itene Pearson: Done on Commons. Green Giant (discusscontribs) 18:07, 1 February 2018 (UTC)


It is an orphan. I decided to put the content on the parent page "Course_Design".

@Rjbfigueroa: Done . Next time you can add a {{speedy}} tag. See Wikibooks:Deletion policy. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:10, 15 February 2018 (UTC)