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Undeletion[edit]

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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.

Deletion[edit]

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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.

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Scribus[edit]

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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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English-Hanzi[edit]

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Template:Rfd-survived[edit]

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The new creations of PokestarFanBot[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]

The website for the module is down, and so the page is not needed. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 00:26, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

  1. Delete Empty page. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 11:55, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. Delete virtually empty page, aside from 1 sentence. Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 13:41, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. Comment A Google search shows the website for the library has moved to http://www.nongnu.org/pyformex/ , so that issue doesn't justify deletion. It might be that that specific library is too niche a topic for the scope of the book, but in any case I feel like this isn't the right place for that discussion (as opposed to the talk pages of the book), at least at first. -- Duplode (discusscontribs) 23:24, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. Keep The website http://www.nongnu.org/pyformex/ is not down; and pyformex is on pypi[1]. The page is a stub, but let us keep it until someone decides to expand on it. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:40, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Merging multiple pages of Python Programming[edit]

I have merged these to Python Programming/3rd-party modules. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 21:19, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Keep There are at least two problems:
  1. You didn't add everything into Python Programming/3rd-party modules (eg: "import MySQLdb").
  2. The topic of Python Programming/3rd-party modules seems to large to me, and its content must be too long to avoid scrolling a lot when searching a needle in the haystack on a slow page. Moreover, this lack of precision is undesirable to create the links to the sister project (eg: w:numpy, w:PyQt), which could bring us more visitors.
JackPotte (discusscontribs) 09:46, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Page merges inside a project only require community consensus if you seek reassurances regarding your actions, consensus should be gathered among the project's editors and a merge tag is not necessary, you do the job yourself unposed or express your "merge" concept on the project's talk page.
I move that this talk stream should indeed be move to the project's talk page and no merge tag be used on individual project pages (this is not Wikipedia).
PS: Page merges are distinct from deletions (like the one above on the same book space (deletions merit a discussion if content or structure is lost, as we do not outright delete stubs and proposed for deletion content may be of use elsewhere)). --Panic (discusscontribs) 11:24, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Keep Per JackPotte and Panic. There would be no real gain out of such a merge; it would result in a potentially overlong page that merely agglutinates disjoint topics. --Duplode (discusscontribs) 23:31, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Keep obviously. If the Python Programming book team (which is basically me) decided to introduce a nested chapter structure, they would do it by renaming, not by copying and deleting. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:42, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

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]

Similar to English-Hanzi, should unverified news be deleted?

--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 03:41, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Rather than delete them, I think it should suffice if these news articles are cited from the source which they are taken from. For instance, the last article which you have linked above is exactly the headline of this BBC article. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 04:04, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
News sites have no sense of humor regarding copying of their material; it's their livelihood, after all. Wikinews has extremely stiff anti-plagiarism standards (no, not just copyright violation, plagiarism). I recommend against Wikibooks poaching on Wikinews territory, in this regard. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 07:42, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
n:Wikinews:Newsworthiness#New_information excludes 8-day old events, so even if verified, Wikinews will not accept them. If we cannot keep them here, maybe Wikipedia has articles to retrofit them, like history of Afghanistan. The same way may apply to deleted unverified news under English-Hanzi.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 18:47, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm only responding to the initial question. To Wikibooks the validity of the any news (linked or referenced) is irrelevant if it does not constitute the basis of the book's project and even then the burden is (and should be) reversed to prove that the information is false, before taking action. In any case single page deletions of an active project should always be first discussed on that project's talk page. --Panic (discusscontribs) 01:01, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Category:Book:Pinyin has even more unverified news.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 17:31, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
If something looks like a news article, and is part of a bunch of things that look like news articles, and isn't vetted by the standards of actual news articles, its publication does active harm in, and to, the world. The very fact that Wikibooks is not set up, infrastructurally, to apply these sorts of standards rigorously makes it unsuited to hosting such material. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 22:31, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
  1. Keep as to prevent deletion as no one stated opposition. Even on close remember to make a note on the project's talk page and if Jusjih is interested in saving his "verification work", he can probably create a template and tag all the "offending" pages if no one objects or at least place his research/conclusions or opinions on the relevant page's talk. --Panic (discusscontribs) 21:16, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete per discussion above. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 22:33, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete A wikibook that purports to teach Pinyin (a romanization of Chinese) should not host unverified news items. While one could claim that these are not supposed to be true sentences, merely example sentences to be used in teaching Pinyin, I would argue that it is in poor taste to use unverified news as example sentences to teach a language. Furthermore, the sentences found in the pages appear to by copyvio, e.g. "An Afghan lawmaker and at least three other people have been killed in a bomb explosion in the capital, Kabul"; to keep these, one would have to argue fair use or de minimis. A similar deletion discussion is in Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/English-Hanzi. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 08:36, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes my learners are having issues with all the answers and it would be great if it was taken down and replaced with an up to date version if possible.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.150.207.141 (talkcontribs)

Am I supposed to delete my own nominations after long time? There are even more unverified news with other than Hanyu Pinyin:

--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 03:52, 4 August 2018 (UTC)