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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 deletion 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.


Add a {{vfd}} tag to the top of the article, file or template being proposed for deletion, so that people viewing it will be aware. Place the tag at the very top, before everything else.

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.

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. Any attempt to merge content from an article to some other destination must retain the edit history to comply with the attribution (CC BY-SA) requirements of the free license, so it may be possible to merge and redirect but not to merge and delete. Sign your comment using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or not[edit]

  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to delete, an administrator may delete it.
  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to redirect or merge, any Wikivoyager may do it. If you make a redirect, please check for any resulting broken redirects or double redirects.
  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to keep, any Wikivoyager may remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion.
  • If there is no consensus after 14 days, allow a further 7 days for discussion.
    • If, after the additional 7 days, there is no consensus, the page should be kept – any Wikivoyager may remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion.
    • If, after the additional 7 days, there is a consensus, implement it in line with the first three points above.
  • 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.
  • When deleting an article, check "What links here". Either remove the newly-broken links from the articles or point them somewhere else. Inbound redirects to a deleted page should either be deleted or redirected elsewhere.


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).

When archiving, always make it clear to other editors what the outcome of the discussion was. This can be done by adding the result to the discussion in a separate edit from the one in which you remove the discussion from this page; or you can describe the outcome in the edit summary when you remove the discussion.

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.

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Walla Walla (Alaska)[edit]

This is maybe one building, if it is still there at all. A search of GNIS says it is or was a roadhouse on the trail to Nome. As far as I can tell it has never been anything more than that, and given that I can find no current information whatsoever it is likely that it is no longer in operation as a roadhouse (most people fly rather tha use dog sleds these days so that's not surprising). There is simply nothing to say about this place so it shouldn't have a page. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:52, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Our standard is, "don't delete real places," as we say. We instead redirect such articles to a related destination. Therefore, I vote redirect. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:55, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
Redirect to where? Nurg (talk) 08:41, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
The region name or Iditarod Trail. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:44, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but the page creator was clearly not a PCV. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:33, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
I don't know that it matters what the page creator's intentions were. The dot-on-a-map rule not only exists to deter page-creation vandals, but also because redirects are only useful inasmuch as they're plausible search terms. For instance, a small town that doesn't exactly have nothing to offer a traveller, but which doesn't have enough to fill out an entire article, is a good candidate to be converted to a redirect. But a ghost town consisting of two very likely abandoned buildings, with no amenities or points of interest, that's not on a major route and that's exceedingly difficult even to find information about on Google? No one is going to be searching for that. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:21, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
You're forgetting, however, its apparent connection to the Iditarod Trail, as made clear in the article, which makes it more important. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:04, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete per above. Though I wouldn't be opposed to a redirect to a destination higher up the hierarchy. Gizza (roam) 22:35, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Redirect, unless it truly has disappeared without a trace, in which case, delete. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:13, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete. The only information in the article is a link to the Iditarod Trail, which is an outline itinerary which only lists Walla Walla as a point at "mile ?". There is nothing shown on the map, only a dotted line for the trail passing the river (assuming geo is correct), so I doubt that there is anywhere to sleep, or do anything else. Alaska Airlines only serve Walla Walla in Washington, Commons has no photos of here, and WP doesn't have an article. We are the first link on Google when I search for "Walla Walla Alaska". AlasdairW (talk) 20:26, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment: Is there anything about Walla Walla, AK on the internet at all? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:58, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Judging from the map at Iditarod Trail and Google Maps, Walla Walla should be at 64.553573, -162.481001 (copied from a Google Maps pinpoint). Unfortunately, imagery there is severely limited. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:03, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Bingo. Looks like I found a building or two on ZoomEarth. But we don't need an article, if that really is Walla Walla. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:05, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Delete. I went to that coordinates on Google Maps and I couldn't see anything but grass and a few white spots. I don't know if the white spots are buildings, but even if they are, we still don't need an article since even Google Maps doesn't mark out that place. Also, I searched "Walla Walla alaska" on Google and beside the Wikivoyage page, there's no information at all and everything the search engine gave me is about the Walla Walla in Washington. Then, I did another search at Wikipedia and there's not even a mention of this place. So obviously, there's no use at all for keeping. (Edit: I don't see any connection between Walla Walla and Iditarod, since even the Iditarod trail's official website doesn't give any mention to Walla Walla.) The SmileKat40! (*Meow* chat with me! | What did I do?) 07:38, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I take that back, I just found a mention of Walla Walla on the Iditarod Trail's official website. It said, there's a cabin at Walla Walla if the weather is bad. I still don't see any reason for keeping considering the difficulty to get information about it and probably there's just a cabin or two in Walla Walla for the dog sled race. The SmileKat40! (*Meow* chat with me! | What did I do?) 07:50, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
It exists [1] so don't delete, but it is insignificant so redirect to Iditarod Trail. Pashley (talk) 14:52, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't care whether it gets deleted or gets redirected, but I don't agree with any of the suggested redirect targets. Since the nearest town for which we have an article is Elim, combined with the fact that Walla Walla is in the former Elim Indian Reservation, if we do redirect, point it to Elim. Nurg (talk) 09:41, 16 August 2019 (UTC)