Template:Delete

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This page has been tagged for and is currently pending deletion per user request. [delete] [discuss, links]
This is due to a violation of the rules or by the author's request.
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This template is used to mark a page for deletion if it is a violation of the wiki rules or per author/user request, explaining the reasons of why it needs to be deleted. Any page using this template are added to Category:Pending deletion.

When marking non-redirect pages for deletion, the content should not be blanked (simply put the delete template above all the content). The only exceptions to this are if the page is a blatant attack page, a copyright violation, contains personal/sensitive information, or something along those lines, though it would be preferable to use {{speedy delete}} in such cases after blanking.

When marking a redirect for deletion, the delete template should always go below the redirect, as this will make the redirect function for normal readers but will still add it to the pending deletion category.

Usage

{{delete|1|2|priority=Optional prioritizer}}
  • The 1 parameter adds a reason.
  • The 2 parameter changes the section name where the "discuss" button will lead on the talk page.
  • The priority parameter makes the template show higher in the category.

See also

Article improvements
  • {{improve lead}} for pages that need a better lead section.
  • {{missing information}} for pages that miss or don't have enough information.
  • {{rewrite}} for pages that need to be rewritten.
  • {{stub}} for very short pages.
    • {{stub section}} for sections that need to be expanded due to them being stubs.
  • {{cleanup}} for pages that need to be rewritten, not because the information is incorrect, but when the text is confusing.
  • {{technical}} for pages (or sections) that might use technical jargon, and are difficult for many to understand.
Article actions
  • {{update}} for pages that need to be updated due to outdated information.
  • {{orphan}} for pages that need links to it.
  • {{currently editing}} for pages that are being edited to advice editors to not edit them for a while.
  • {{work in progress}} for pages that need to be edited and improve their contents.
  • {{delete}} for pages that need to be deleted.
    • {{delete when}} for pages that have a clear consensus that they should be deleted, but a technical reason prevents deletion.
    • {{speedy delete}} for pages that must be deleted as soon as possible.
  • {{move}} for suggest to move a page to another name.
  • {{split}} for suggest to split a page (or section) into 2 or more pages.
    • {{splitting}} for indicate that the splitting process has begun. It is recomended to use it on large splitting processes.
  • {{merge}} for suggesting to merge a page with another.
    • {{merging}} for indicate that the merging process has begun. It is recomended to use it on large merging processes.
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