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Undeletion[edit]

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Language Arts[edit]

Its a valid topic, perhaps it can be userfied, wish to work on it further. -Inowen (discusscontribs) 06:23, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Done I've moved it to User:Inowen/Language Arts, so you can take your time to develop it before reindexing with the books. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 07:09, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Bibliography of Henry Hoenigswald[edit]

I fail to understand why this was deleted. JackPotte objects to it being an encylopedia entry, but a bibliography and an encyclopedia entry are not the same thing. There are other bibliographies on Wikibooks (I am reluctant to draw attention to them for fear that our deletion happy Jack will have a field day). I have read the deletion policy and see no obvious reason why this book falls under any of its stipulations. --Tibetologist (discusscontribs) 19:24, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

@Tibetologist, JackPotte: This seems to me like an in-between case. A large bibliography does seem like a plausible book for this project; on the other hand, a small bibliography is the sort of thing that would be attached to an encyclopedia article, and is not a book in much the same way that most small things aren't books; a book is made up of a bunch of smaller modules that are arranged as a whole.

One view of the role of Wikibooks in the wikimedian sisterhood is that it provides a place for topic coverage that's too in-depth for Wikipedia, especially if it's too in-depth in a coordinated way. This looks rather marginal, of small-to-medium-ish size with relatively little internal structure (mostly just a chronological list). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 22:31, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

@Pi zero, JackPotte: The reason I moved this to Wikibooks is because the bibliography was deemed too long to host at the bottom of the Wikipedia page for Hoenigswald. So, my thinking was exactly, if it is inappropriate for an encylopedia article that how about a Wikibook. For context, there are Wikipedia pages with bibliographies this size, but also there are a number of bibliographies that are Wikibooks. --Tibetologist (discusscontribs) 07:49, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero, JackPotte: So, does the dying down of discussion here mean there is a consensus to restore the article? --Tibetologist (discusscontribs) 22:52, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Done undeletion. To delete again, please open a new discussion.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 00:43, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

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English-Hanzi[edit]

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Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary[edit]

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Windows Command Prompt Commands[edit]

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

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User:Gjoniikarrrica[edit]

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Start an Internet Business[edit]

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Category:Guides and manuals[edit]

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Love Intimacy and Romance[edit]

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Open_and_Distance_Education/Course_Design/Overview[edit]

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)

Python Programming/pyFormex[edit]

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Merging multiple pages of Python Programming[edit]

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Programming for Palm OS[edit]

Programming for Palm OS/SuperWaba[edit]

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Deleting old GCSE Books[edit]

Most of the GCSE books seem to have been completely abandoned (with the last true edit being a decade ago). Furthermore, the specifications have changed, meaning that course materials are now radically different. - Neutrinopenguin 01/04/2018

It's not obvious because we're talking about more than 200 pages: Category:Subject:General_Certificate_of_Secondary_Education. So they could have an interest, at least historically. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 08:56, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Since I am planning on writing new guides for them, would it be perhaps acceptable if I mentioned they are uncompleted and unfinished as well as linked from there to the new guides then?

Neutrinopenguin 10:58, 1 April 2018 (GMT)

Sure. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:13, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Pinyin[edit]

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Buyer's_Guide_For_Building_a_Computer[edit]

I propose that this book be deleted because

  1. Content is old and outdated
  2. The little content already inside has been already incorporated into the far better How_To_Assemble_A_Desktop_PC/Choosing_the_parts page.

There were already suggestions to incorporate its text into the book mentioned above, but in reality, it's already done.
The book mentions that it's meant to supplement the Featured book How_To_Assemble_A_Desktop_PC, but instead it's an old duplicate of a page in the book. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:32, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Delete per the nominator. I reviewed the other page listed here and it seems to be way more developed. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:46, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Delete per nominator. Chazz (talk) 22:49, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Case_Studies_in_Sport_Event_Management[edit]

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Auxiliares_de_Conversación,_Language_and_Culture_Assistants_in_Spain_Survival_Guide/Living[edit]

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Ethnography_of_Fiddle/Noise_Khanyile[edit]

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Diablo_Canyon_Nuclear_Power_Plant:_The_WikiBook/NRC_Finishes_Safety_Report[edit]

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Diablo_Canyon_Nuclear_Power_Plant:_The_WikiBook/NRC_Responds_to_Pressure[edit]

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Chemical_Principles/Atoms,_Molecules,_and_Ions[edit]

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A Guide To Boston[edit]

Not a textbook. At best, it's a guide to a place, which is more suited for Wikivoyage. I propose that this book be deleted. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 09:37, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Comment I'd have no problem with porting to Wikivoyage if Wikivoyage is interested, and with the assent of the primary author — I don't see a note about this on their user talk page. I don't recall anything that says we can't host an educational book that happens to be about a place, though most of them did get ported to Wikivoyage once it started up. It is on the light side atm, but that isn't necessarily a permanent state. Before deciding what ought to be done I'd like to hear from one or both of a Wikivoyage inside-expert (is that a Wikivoyager? not sure what their local culture prefers) and the primary author. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 11:33, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Transwiki because it's a single small page for seven years, and otherwise it would be binned. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 23:23, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
Taking a look at Boston, it seems like that page is developed enough that I'm not sure as to what can be transwikified from Wikibooks. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 11:36, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
Delete Per Leaderboard, the wikivoyage article is miles ahead of this and there is no way wikivoyage could accept such an article. The only way is to manually merge some information (if there is any, but I doubt so) into the main article where the faster way is just to do without transwiki, as it's just a few commons pictures.Speaking with some minor experience as a Chinese Wikivoyage Transwiki Importer --Cohaf (discusscontribs) 02:33, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

'Spambot' pages[edit]

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Ettevalmistus Keemiaolümpiaadiks[edit]

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Cookie exercise[edit]

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Anorgaaniline keemia[edit]

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A Beginner's Guide to Contributing to Wikipedia[edit]

Lacks relevant content, practically abandoned. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:03, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Delete There's really nothing there to help someone else who might choose to pick it up; the original creator didn't write out whatever more may have been in their mind. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 18:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete JackPotte (discusscontribs) 06:42, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete I think there's a more in depth guide available at Wikiversity. --Cohaf (discusscontribs) 13:07, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
    Though I doubt the existence of a guide on another sister would discourage us from having one here (just as we can have more than one book on a subject ourselves), in this case one could scarcely be less in-depth. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:36, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Geodesic Grids[edit]

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