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Undeletion[edit source]

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Pages and books can be deleted by administrators. These decisions are generally backed by consensus from a discussion on this page under the deletion section. No process is perfect, and as such, pages or books can be nominated for undeletion in this section. The following is the procedure:

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Nitro type[edit source]

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Some gaming pages[edit source]

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Restoring a deleted page[edit source]

The following page has been deteled recently without discussion: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Anorgaaniline_Keemia/Atmosfääri_osakesed It is not spam. Please help me restore the content and move it to a proper place at Estonian wikibooks. By mistake the author entered "en" instead of "et". Me and my student would be very grateful for your assistance as we are not so proficient with wikibooks.

I'm not sure why you can't just recreate it as it was clearly pasted in from another source. Anyway, I have restored it and moved it to your sandbox - here - where it will stay for a maximum of 7 days. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 12:21, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion[edit source]

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Micronations[edit source]

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Set Theory/Introduction[edit source]

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Remove the Bridge Crossing[edit source]

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On Comedy[edit source]

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Simplex Physica[edit source]

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Pinyin[edit source]

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Conceptual Calculus[edit source]

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Odd possible copyvio in guide for Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit source]

This is a bit odd, but I figured I'd ask about it just in case.

Was breaking up a single page book into a multipage format, and noticed that a substantial amount of in game text (Specifically the text is a monologue from a character in the game) is transcribed in the guide for Paper Mario. The text is currently located at Paper Mario/Bestiary, but only consists of one column "Goombario's Tattle" of a table and not the entire page. This was added by an IP user in 2005 but was unviewable by most due to the removal of strategy guides shortly thereafter.

A similar potential issue exists in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in the column "Description", which is instead transcribed from the in game log instead of an character monologue.

Both columns could be replaced by a writer who just describes what the enemy does in the writer's own words. To be clear, the rest of the content looks fine, it's just a table column in each, so I'm not sure what to do about it.

Thanks for looking this over! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 01:11, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Part in question has been moved to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door/Bestiary --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:09, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tree Gnome Village[edit source]

Old School RuneScape/Quests/Tree Gnome Village Guide copied from external source "with permission", but with unclear license. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 17:18, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's a tricky case - I took a look at an archived copy of that site and there is no notice saying that it is inherently free. Some evidence of the permission obtained would be needed. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 17:51, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Training Tips for Close Quarters Combat[edit source]

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Tales of Symphonia[edit source]

Tales of Symphonia has a table that appears to be copied directly from the sole reference on the page. Mbrickn

Do wikitable lists count as copyvio writing? 2005-Fan (discusscontribs) 18:48, 2 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I am unsure. However I decided to bring it up just in case. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:10, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Moved to Tales of Symphonia/Items. Still unsure, but I wanted to prep the book for expansion from single page format to standard format. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 18:21, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Metroid Prime[edit source]

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Roy Campbell[edit source]

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Wikijunior:Nursery Rhyme Songbook[edit source]

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The Legend of Zelda/Story[edit source]

The Legend of Zelda/Story - Imported page from Strategywiki appears to be almost identical to one of the first pages in the game manual, sans attribution. Some of the words have changed slightly, but a side by side look is telling. Unsure what the policy for something like this, but figured I'd mention it here. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 20:10, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Mbrickn: We can simply post-attribute to StrategyWiki (this would involve an import and a history-merge). Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:25, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That would be good, but my real concern is that this content is almost identical to material from the copyrighted game manual. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 18:29, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed a copyright violation. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:31, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Mbrickn: A bit confused - is the material from StrategyWiki or a game manual? Because if it's from a game manual, then StrategyWiki is also making a mistake... Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:33, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The material was imported from StrategyWiki. The material ultimately appears to originate from the game manual, with a few words changed. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 18:35, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Seems that it's OK in StrategyWiki, but Wikibooks is stricter about this, and hence this will have to go. The source (https://www.ign.com/articles/2006/06/13/the-legend-of-zelda-walkthrough-709539) can be uploaded as a non-free document though. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:38, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Another instance at Super_Mario_Bros._2/Story, seems to be multiple of these. Good reason to not just mass-import things without due diligence. @2005-Fan: can you please go through and list imports that include content copied from instruction booklets and other copyrighted material? ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:45, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Found another probable instance at The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Hyrule History (Searching excerpts of this page shows that it's almost certainly from an old official player's guide.). --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 19:24, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Possible instance at Zelda II: The Adventure of Link/Story, which I had earlier moved from the main page of the book. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 22:57, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Algebra I[edit source]

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Foundations of Mathematics[edit source]

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Template:Cen[edit source]

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Non-Free file deletion[edit source]

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From Gmail/Send mail, outdated and contradicts current textual description, making it no longer needed. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 04:08, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Portion of All the Plants[edit source]

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Portions of Maya Angelou, "Phenomenal Woman"[edit source]

Contains the entire poem, verbatium in two pages. Almost certainly copyvio due to an original publication date for And Still I Rise of around 1978.

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Blades of Avernum Script Reference[edit source]

Per the book introduction

This document is basically the calls section of the Blades of Avernum Editor Appendices put in an online, easily browsable form.

All credit goes to Jeff Vogel, creator of the software and writer of the original documentation. This is just the documentation he wrote in a different format.

Unclear if this is original work, or paraphrased from a different text. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 03:11, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Video game fencing.png[edit source]

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Subpages of Super Smash Bros. Melee/Characters[edit source]

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Characters states that statistics were copied from external site. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs)

I don’t think the statistics are copyrighted as it’s just a list of characters and numbers. Also I don’t think he had a choice other than to copy from an external site. -Gifnk dlm 2020 Happy New Year 🎄❄️⛄️🎇 (talk) 20:28, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Possible CopyVio[edit source]

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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Bc5/4. h6[edit source]

I wanted to add a new page as a new chess opening addition, but I mistyped the page title for it.

Just move it to the new name. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 10:26, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WER Knowledge Base[edit source]

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The implementation of E-Government/E-Government by country/Ukraine/Web portal "All Ukraine is residents"[edit source]

Basically, this is page not about some E-Government portal as it should be but about website with leaked private information, which is blocked in Ukraine (and blacklisted in ukwiki) (more on this issue). I doubt it meets general notability.--Renvoy (discusscontribs) 23:27, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. Also text looks like machine translation.--Renvoy (discusscontribs) 23:28, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Delete, many of the "Ukraine E-government" books seem to be translated and this was addressed by another admin in 2019, but my issue resides in showcasing a blocked website revealing private information - and may fall out of scope as a result. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:42, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. Please note that the corresponding page in ukwikibooks was deleted.--Renvoy (discusscontribs) 19:24, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Windows Vista/Compatibility Issues[edit source]

Scholarly discussion of software compatibility with Windows Vista is completely in line with our goals. Unfortunately, this page is not that. It is a random collection of anecdotes that has not been touched since 2010. It also has what I consider a biased title (I would use just “Compatibility”) and its existence would impede development of a page with a neutral name. I would therefore appreciate it if this page were to be deleted. Thanks!

(Please excuse my creation of a subpage for my article out of process. I misunderstood the directions, thinking I would need to create a subpage for my request, instead of having one made for me; I have since blanked it.) SupremeUmanu (discusscontribs) 22:57, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Agree, the content is mostly gibberish. The fact that the page segregates hardware issues with edition shows lack of basic understanding (because with the exception of, say, a TV tuner, these are the same across Windows editions). Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:25, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Delete. Mostly gibberish.Tgregtregretgtr (discusscontribs) 14:41, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Minecraft resource gathering[edit source]

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Mastering_Sleep/Introduction[edit source]

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The Wrestling Universe[edit source]

Almost INCOMPLETE, not even FACTUAL, here is the ENTIRE PAGE.

Wrestling is a competitive sport where two, or more, wrestlers physically engage in combat, in an attempt to gain control, by using different techniques, such as takedowns and joint pins to take them down to the ground and achieve a dominant position.

Wrestling has been around for many centuries, possibly even as old as mankind. The only thing that changes is the type of techniques, back then they probably used the most common way to take down their opponents, the grappling of the neck. Now you have these different type of techniques, such as wizzer (defensive move), overhead chops (attack), and clothesline (attack). More techniques in the "subpages". COMMENT:There is only 1 bluelinked subpage. That is John Cena.END COMMENT

Wrestling nowadays have more than 50 techniques, and more than 5,000 people play this sport. Wrestling is more sophisticated than it was centuries ago. Ok. Rant on this page done, this ALSO doesn't look NPOV. Sorry if I hurt your feeling,but this page CAN go to FANDOM or something. Or you can create you own wiki JUST for this page,or maybe host it on userspace. The last edit WAS in August 2021,so.... Tgregtregretgtr (discusscontribs) 20:29, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Tgregtregretgtr. I'm unable to see which one of your points makes The Wrestling Universe eligible for deletion according to the deletion policy. Although the book isn't the most informational, it doesn't qualify, in my opinion, as "vandalism, test edits" or "abandoned content". The introduction provides a beginner's insight into wrestling and its history and the subpage on John Cena proves that it is a stub that can be improved on. Even the page about John Cena was informational - albeit not the most organized.
Just because a project has not been completed, doesn't mean it should be deleted. Why not instead of taking so much energy into putting these projects up for deletion, you re-focus that energy on improving these projects? You seem to care a lot on making sure Wikibooks has quality content, which is great - but I think your focusing on the wrong aspect of it. Improve, don't remove. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 21:03, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with Atcovi. -Gifnk dlm 2020 Happy New Year 🎄❄️⛄️🎇 (talk) 21:38, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]