Wikivoyage:Votes for deletion

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Votes for Deletion

This page lists articles, files and templates that are nominated for deletion. Any Wikivoyager can make a nomination or comment on any nomination. Nominations or comments should follow a rationale based on our current policy.

If our deletion policy leads towards a merge or redirect, then coordinate this on the discussion page of the article.

The purpose of this page is limited to the interpretation and application of our deletion policy. You can discuss what our deletion policies should be on the deletion policy discussion page.


  1. For the article, file or template being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag so that people viewing it will know that it is proposed for deletion. The {{vfd}} tag must be the very first thing, right at the very top, before everything else.
  2. Add a link to the article, file or template at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your recommendation using four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article, file or template per entry.
  3. If you're nominating a file for deletion, make sure it's actually located on the English Wikivoyage and not on Wikimedia Commons.

The basic format for a deletion nomination is:

* Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~


All Wikivoyagers are invited to comment on articles, files or templates listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''.  There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

When leaving comments you may elect to delete, keep, or redirect the article. If you recommend redirection, you may suggest where it should be redirected to. Sign your comment using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or not[edit]

All nominated articles, files or templates are guilty unless proven innocent. If, after fourteen days of discussion, the consensus is to keep, redirect or merge, then any Wikivoyager should do it. If you are redirecting, please remember to check for broken redirects or double redirects as a result of your move. Remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion as described in the next section.

If no consensus has emerged to keep the article, file or template, an administrator can delete it. Check if any article links to the article, file or template in question. After removing those links, delete the article, file or template. However, if the file is being deleted because it has been moved to Wikimedia Commons with the same name, do not remove links to the local file, as the links will be automatically be pointed to the file on Commons.

When deleting a template, consider first replacing it wherever it's been transcluded, especially if it served a formatting function. You can do this by adding "subst:" before the template name. Once that's done, you can delete the template without affecting individual uses of it.


After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, file or template, move the deletion discussion to the Archives page for the appropriate month. The root Archives page has a directory. Note that it's the month in which the action was taken, rather than when the nomination was first posted, that should be used for the archived discussion; that way, recourse to the deletion log can lead subsequent readers right to the discussion (at least for the pages that were deleted).

If the nominated article, file or template was not deleted, then place another (identical duplicate) copy of the deletion discussion on the discussion page of the article, file or template being kept or redirected.

See also:

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September 2014[edit]

Category:Not an article[edit]

I think this category should be renamed to Category:Articles to be merged.--GZWDer (talk) 05:25, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

{{VfD}} also places articles into this category, so it's not exclusively merge candidates. Powers (talk) 17:14, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Actually, that is not true. {{VfD}} only places things into Category:Vfd (which really also ought to be renamed for clarity). As far as I know {{merge}} is the only thing that uses this category.
That's weird. I could have sworn there were other templates that used this category. Powers (talk) 19:54, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Except for the technicality that "renaming" a category requires deleting one and creating the other, this is not really the most appropriate place to discuss this proposed change, but I'd strongly support this rename. "Articles to be merged" is a far more precise description than "not an article", and the current name is not even necessarily very accurate to describe all the possible reasons for merging. Texugo (talk) 22:16, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I see no sign of this being in use for anything other than {{merge}} requests, so a more descriptive name is in order. K7L (talk) 16:52, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


We have no policy that allows the categorization of users except for Babel purposes. Powers (talk) 17:28, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Keep (creator) We have no policy forbidding it. If you group docents together, we can discuss best practices, etc. It's not harmful and could be useful. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:37, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete - you can discuss in talk pages tho, e.g. Wikivoyage talk:Docents. PrinceGloria (talk) 17:48, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Poienari Castle[edit]

This should be a sightseeing listing. IonutBizau (talk) 09:35, 11 September 2014 (UTC)