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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:

  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.


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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.


This book is full of redlinks that will never be completed. |Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=|Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions}}}}22:16, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

  1. Symbol wait vote.svg Wait - December 2016‎ is not so far I suppose. The author could be back at the end of the school year. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 23:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Keep: Scribus: Basic concepts contains a recipe and therefore this is a stub that is not absolutely devoid of meaningful content. Policy: Wikibooks:Deletion: "delete pages with no meaningful content". --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 08:43, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Food Safety Guide[edit]

This book is full of redlinks that will never be completed. |Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=|Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions}}}} 22:20, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

  1. Symbol delete vote.svg Delete too small to be helpful for six months. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 22:45, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  2. Symbol keep vote.svg Keep . There is a subpage, not all red links.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 03:58, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:Deleted page[edit]

And the following pages which transclude it:

It's superseded by the MediaWiki feature which allows create-protection (Special:ProtectedTitles). If needed those four titles can be create protected. Guanaco (discusscontribs) 06:18, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm not opposed to this deletion, but what about the people who are not concerned by the create-protection? Our admins have at least this heads-up today (the protected warning looks like the deleted one, and its reason is limited to a few characters and not editable), and the bots can easily understand it too. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 08:20, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I see no grounds for deletion. It's a clear, easy-to-understand way of providing information to users, clearer, probably more polite, and technically more straightforward than the bells-and-whistles MediaWiki feature. If someone chooses to use this, I see no reason they should be forced to use the other feature instead. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:31, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Pi zero: One problem with this (and Template:Naming policy notice) is that they show up on Random book. I found one at Overview after six tries. I agree with you about clarity and politeness, so let's update MediaWiki:Titleprotected, MediaWiki:Noarticletext-nopermission, and MediaWiki:Titleprotectedwarning to provide better information. Guanaco (discusscontribs) 20:53, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
    While I agree about those hooks (given that the Foundation has foisted that baroque arrangement on us), thus far I still don't think we should delete. If there are disadvantages to use of the templates, warnings can be put on the documentation for them (until such time as fixes might be devised for those problems). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 22:48, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
    Keep the template, add warning documentation, and delete the four pages I listed? Guanaco (discusscontribs) 01:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
    Miscellaneous thoughts.
    • The template message is specifically for when a page has been deleted; the MediaWiki hooks appear unable to tell whether that's so. I'm trying to think of a way to make that distinction in the markup for the hooks.
    • If we were interested in choosing a random book not including pages in Cookbook space, that could be done via Special:RandomInCategory/Subject:Books by subject/all books. I've never been clear on whether or not those Cookbook spaces should be included as choices for Special:RandomRootpage. Random Cookbook pages could be selected via Special:Random/Cookbook.
    --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 04:04, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete I didn't think about Special:RandomRootpage and Special:Search. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 22:14, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete What happened to editnotices? This means that the template can stay, but not those pages.

|Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=|Wikibooks=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions|#default=PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions}}}} 01:26, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

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

The page was transwikied from w:en:Annie on My Mind and looks almost similar to the Wikipedia article. Nothing has improved much since, despite some edits, to make the page look less like an encyclopedic article. To rephrase my rationale for deletion, this is Wikibooks, not Wikipedia or a collection of encyclopedic articles. I contacted the one who transwikied the page; he said to go ahead and have it deleted. I could have requested speedy deletion, but I saw a few other editors making contributions, like Thereen and Sandbergja. Therefore, I'm requesting deletion here instead. --George Ho (discusscontribs) 04:28, 5 August 2017 (UTC)