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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

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.

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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)

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]

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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]

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)

As no one has comment for weeks, I am deleting them gradually, but more will be found.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 01:35, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
I've deleted a bunch of them. The difficulty is that it's tricky to prove copyright violation for some of them, moreover, Special:Nuke does not work as the created were created too early. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:27, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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)

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)