This project page is move-protected.

Wikibooks:Requests for deletion

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
(Redirected from Wikibooks:RFU)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Replacement filing cabinet.svgArchivesWikibooks Discussion Rooms
Discussions Assistance Requests Announcements
General | Proposals | Projects | Featured books General | Technical | Administrative Deletion | Undeletion | Import | Permissions Bulletin Board
Requests for (Un)deletion Archives
  • Close discussion with {{closed}}/{{end closed}}
  • RFDs should be moved to subpages at Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/FullPageName
  • RFUs should be moved to subpages at Wikibooks:Requests for undeletion/FullPageName
  • Transclude subpage; remove after 7 days
Icon usage
  • {{subst:icon|info}} - important facts
  • {{subst:icon|keep}} - keep work
  • {{subst:icon|merge}} - merge work
  • {{subst:icon|transwiki}} - copy to another wiki
  • {{subst:icon|delete}} - delete work
  • {{subst:icon|redirect}} - delete and redirect
  • {{subst:icon|comment}} - neutral opinion


Wikimedia Commons logo Add a new entry

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:

  1. Locate the page entry in the deletion log or the archived discussion. Some deleted pages have been speedily deleted without discussion.
  2. Review the Wikibooks:Deletion policy and Wikibooks:Media. If you can build a fair case on something which wasn't considered before, you can raise the issue here.
  3. Please add new nominations at the bottom of the section. Include a link to the archived discussion (or deletion log if there was none) and your rationale for why the page should be undeleted. If the community agrees, the page will be restored.

If you wish to view a deleted module or media file, list it here and explain why. An administrator will provide the deleted module to you in some form - either by quoting it in full, emailing it to you, or temporarily undeleting it. If you feel that an administrator is routinely deleting modules prematurely, or otherwise abusing their tools, please discuss the matter on the user's talk page, or at Administrative Assistance.


Wikimedia Commons logo Add a new entry

Pages that qualify for speedy deletion do not require discussion. This section is for discussing whether something belongs on Wikibooks or not for all other cases. Please give a reason and be prepared to defend it. Consensus is measured based on the strength of arguments not on numbers. Anyone can participate and everyone is encouraged to do so.

Please add a new request for deletion at the bottom of this section with a link to the page or book in the heading and a justification. Also place the {{rfd}} template at the top of the page you want deleted. If you are nominating an entire book, {{rfd}} goes on the top-level page, but not subpages. Nominations should cite relevant policy wherever possible.

Please format the heading as == [[PAGE]] == in order to let the bot archive it. If there is a subject box, type [[PAGE]] into the subject box.

Undergraduate Mathematics[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Intellectual Property and the Internet/Arab Spring[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Centrelink help[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

NVQ Carpentry Level 2[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints "Church Meetings" page[edit]

The page The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Church Meetings Has information that could be easily put into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Church Service The page should probably be deleted, and the information from the former page moved to the latter, considering that the "Church Meetings" page only has three sentences of information in it. PeanutHat (discusscontribs) 08:01, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Suggest merge and redirect: I don't think this particularly needs deletion, as this would do the job in as satisfactory manner. If doing this please attribute the merged content from the source page. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:51, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

I think this should be merged with other information on the same subject instead of deleted. User:Abdul_turban — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abdul turban (talkcontribs)

Monopoly rules[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

How To Succeed in College[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Fire Simulation for Engineers[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Chess Opening Theory/1. a4/1...e5/2. Ra3[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

Sunvox Reference[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

GCSE Physics[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.

How to Convert Videos for the iPod[edit]

Nominate to delete this due to there are many instructional texts at Wikihow projects:

Proposed by Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 04:34, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Oppose because the existence of something elsewhere is not a valid reason to delete material from our collection. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 05:47, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Merge This could be a good page in the Wikibook Do-It-Yourself, rather then a standalone book with one page. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 10:19, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Template:Merge icon If I knew there is Wikibookbook like this, I wont nominate it to be deleted. I am also nominating it to be merge +1 to Do-It-Yourself . Voted by Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 01:15, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
Comment Afiact the Do-It-Yourself book doesn't cover software. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 01:57, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
Comment Apologies about that then, I wasn't aware. If that's the case it might be best to leave it be as a historical curiosity. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 08:03, 4 February 2021 (UTC)


Ambox warning yellow.svg The following discussion has concluded. Please open a new discussion for any further comments.


I think this book should be deleted, as the book does not serve any purpose. "Micronations" aren't real to begin with, and what I am seeing are users trying to use their own definition of a micronation. It feels like a fantasy book. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 17:32, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Many people consider the creation of a micronation as a hobby not necessarily to be taken seriously by others, I believe this book has as much of a purpose as books on woodworking, cooking, painting etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:20, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
    • "not necessarily to be taken seriously by others" - so therefore, it's not exactly "Educational", is it? —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:30, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - Voting delete due to its vast history of being the center of multiple hoax "micronations" and, imo, fails Wikibooks:How-to textbook guidelines: "These should be educational resources worthy of being called a Wikibook." This doesn't seem educational or useful to me considering that creating a micronation isn't exactly replicable. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:30, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • save instead of deleting one of the few good resources for basic research in the field of micronations try considering this book as a useful in theoretical planning of new nations as a hobby. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:38, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
It'd be more useful if it included some factual material rather than ideas dreamt up by the editors. For example, a book on how to build a warp engine from things you find in your garage would not actually be educational despite suggesting that it was useful for someone "theoretically planning" to travel faster than the speed of light. I think the scope of the book needs to be looked at carefully if it is going to be kept. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 20:05, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • This book does include factual information quoted from international law on the creation of new states, so if someone had the will to build a nation and the money to back it up this book would provide useful information — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 20:19, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment I've only skimmed the book so I may be off the mark here. I think if the book examined things such as the relation between micro nations and recognized states it would be of more scholarly use. For example, compare the symbiotic relationship the Conch Republic has with Florida as a tourism attraction with the swift rebuke of Liberland by it's neighbors. Or look at what circumstances causes a micro nation to be founded, like Sealand or the recent attempt to temporarily settle East Sister Island as a sort of COVID-19 isolation state. I think the interplay between recognized nations and micro nations, and the tangible effects they have are quite worthy topics. Meanwhile, current chapters such as Micronations/Starting your own micronation/Extraterrestrial Territory are hard to take seriously. For example, I don't think any nation would declare war on someone for claiming all of space, as such people would most likely be ignored. However if this chapter included serious discussion on what technology, economics, and other requirements needed to create a self sustaining micro nation in space (Basically impossible at the moment, even if you're a billionaire with a private space company, but it's worthwhile naval gazing), as well as the social challenges resulting in successfully claiming empty space that recognized states do not already claim with plausible reactions based on existing treaties and law would be interesting. In short I think there could be a good Wikibook on Micronations, but am unsure if there will be one, if that makes any sense. As a slight tangent, the designing a flag page is pretty decent, if short, and would do well in a Wikibook about Vexillology, if there was one. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 22:34, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

I would agree that there are pages in the micronations book that are more sci-fi that instructional. If the sci-fi pages were removed and the other chapters rewritten to be more neutral and informational would that make to book more worthy of saving? (discuss) 23:05, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Comment I'm not saying that those pages would necessarily have to be deleted, especially if they can be made useful. I'm saying that the book would have to be useful in a classroom environment to be kept. In order for a book on Micronations to work on Wikibooks, I think it would have to approach it from a sociological (How Micronations interact with Society), historical (History of Micronations), psychological (Who are the people that found micronations, and do they share common psychological traits), economical (How does a micronation make money), civics (What is the role of a citizen who starts their own nation? What does that mean in the context of their original country?), or political science (How micronations treat other nations and how they are treated by other nations) perspective (Really making it relate to any academic discipline as a goal while writing would be a huge step in the right direction). I hope this explanation helps, though this is really just my personal understanding of things. I'm relatively new to Wikibooks myself so I'd want an more senior user to confirm if this point of view is decent before taking this as a good interpretation of Wikibooks policy. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 07:58, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
A phrase found in our documentation is "textbooks, manuals, and other instructional texts". Often we just say "textbooks", but I don't know of a precise definition of that on this sister (though we sometimes consult en.wp's article); it's not clear to me that classroom use is required. Just saying. I myself have contributed a great deal over the years to book Conlang, and hope someday it'll be ready to apply for Featured status, but haven't really thought about how it would play in a classroom. There are quite a few academic courses in conlanging; I believe some linguistics educators find it a deeply thoughtful way of engaging students into their subject. So, while I agree that fiction is rather beyond-the-pale original research, seems to me requiring classroom use may be a bit too conservative. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:44, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
Comment Thank you for the clarification! That makes a bit more sense. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 15:40, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment : How about a cleanup instead? I've looked through it a bit, and it generally looks alright; micronations may be made-up entities, but the concept of micronations is not, and there is a wealth of reliable sources that this is the case; e.g. try googling "Principality of Sealand". However looking at the Micronations/Starting your own micronation section is where the difficulties arise, it looks like primary research; or if was actually sourced it seems fantasy oriented. If the book is kept, these "Starting your own micronation" pages could be deleted or redirected, the TOC updated, the rest of the book would probably be OK. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 16:00, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Keep I agree about cleanup. I've begun working on a section called How Micronations Function which looks at how existing micronations tend to interact with their host nation. It's stubs right now, but I think there's real potential about this topic now that I've thought about it more. --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 18:42, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Unicode/Character reference/EF000-EFFFF[edit]

Unicode is not assigned this block, so it is meaningless.--IN (discusscontribs) 09:50, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Comment Noting reserved private use characters as opposed to even if it's a whole block, seems like useful info to me. It's not like the information there is actually incorrect right? If you printed out this table and filled in characters as you used them, I could see it being a useful resource for students working on projects. I need to brush up on how Unicode works though (Only learned about ebcdic and ascii in school.) --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 17:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep per Mbrickn, that fact that its unused is important information in its own right. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 15:23, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Economic Sophisms[edit]

As far as I can tell this is just a straight copy from Wikisource with no further content. It belongs at Wikisource, not here. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 13:37, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Tentative oppose. Looks like progress on this has been slow (which from my own experience, sometimes happens with a wikibook) but non-zero. The RFI was in late 2018 —archive— and the requestor then did a bunch of work on it in July 2020. Their most recent edit to it was a typo fix in December 2020. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:20, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah okay, you looked closer than I did! It isn't clear to me what the editor intends with both this and Jánua Linguárum Reseráta, neither of which has much going on other than recreating a source text. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 14:37, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete per WB:SOURCE Wikibooks is not a mirror or a text repository. Published texts are only allowed in annotated form. Furthermore its been here for two years and no attempt has been made to annotate it. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 15:20, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Set Theory/Introduction[edit]

Someone RFD'd this, and I completely agree. The introduction is badly written. As @JeremyBoden: said in the discussion section of the aforementioned page: it is historically incorrect.

  • Delete Everything in this section does not follow, and I feel a request for deletion is qualified. --Mathmogeek (discusscontribs) 15:09, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
    • Comment @Mathmogeek: do you think anything here could be salvaged? I think personally it might be better to have some sort of introduction page. What could be done is anything inaccurate would be removed, just leaving whatever seems OK. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:48, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Birmingham Mathematics[edit]

As I said on the discussion board: Why is this a book? This should not be a book. It would just be a copy of the other courses and material out there on wikibooks and other wikis. I don't think it should be a book.

  • Delete I do not think this is sufficient enough for it to become a wikibook. Mathmogeek (discusscontribs) 12:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete , nothing worth keeping, unlikely it will ever be developed. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 23:41, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Remove the Bridge Crossing[edit]

As I am now cleaning up the Puzzle wikibooks on Puzzles/River Crossing , I came across this pages that needed to be deleted due to the pages are listed as list of puzzles which does not add depth to the puzzle wikibooks (which was causing the book to be nominated for deletion at first place) also this was duplicate of the contents I will be writing later on :

  1. Puzzles/Logic puzzles/Bridge Crossing/Solution
  2. Puzzles/Logic puzzles/Bridge Crossing
  3. Puzzles/How do you ... ?/Crossing the Bridge
  4. Puzzles/How do you ... ?/Crossing the Bridge/Solution