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 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.

See also:

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November 2020[edit]

Prehistoric Wessex Trail[edit]

In itinerary article that isn't an itinerary, but simply a list of POIs in no particular order, most of which are already listed in destination articles (those that are not, can and should be). It hasn't been substantially edited since creation in 2013, and doesn't exist as an itinerary outside of Wikivoyage-world. This could be a travel topic, but I would suggest deletion.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:04, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Comment The first half of this itinerary is being sold as a Prehistoric Wessex coach tour for £755 next June. The coach tour order is close to that in the article, so it does exist elsewhere. AlasdairW (talk) 22:33, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

  • I second Granger here, weak delete with POI redistribution. Ibaman (talk) 10:55, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak keep. With a few hours work it could be usable. Whilst the article has been here, one set of lat/longs has been added, and I expect that there are co-ordinates for most of the other places, either her or on WP. Most months 10-20 readers look at the article (but there were 72 views on 18 March 2017!). AlasdairW (talk) 21:51, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

December 2020[edit]

Berlin Tegel Airport[edit]

There is nothing to merge and an article on a dead airport serves no purpose whatsoever. Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:50, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

  • I have no great problem with deleting if that's where consensus goes, but wouldn't it make more sense to redirect to Berlin#By plane, if only to help people ignorant of the closure who type it in the search bar? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:59, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I agree with ThunderingTyphoons! – might as well redirect to Berlin#By plane, but I don't feel strongly about it. —Granger (talk · contribs) 20:21, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
  • I agree with Hobbitschuster that there is nothing to merge, and with TT and Granger that we might as well have a redirect. Ground Zero (talk) 20:38, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
  • There has been criticism in the past that keeping pointless redirects "clutters the suggested search terms"... Hobbitschuster (talk) 10:24, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
  • We can revisit this in several years, or if Tegel is turned into something that's of separate interest to visit. Right now, the closure of Tegel is recent enough for it to be a service to some travelers to have a redirect. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:26, 4 December 2020 (UTC)


Redirect for deprecated IATA code. Hobbitschuster (talk) 11:57, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Delete --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:10, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete - Ground Zero (talk) 12:21, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment. copied from w:Tegel Airport with references unremoved for clarity: Due to legal and safety reasons, Tegel will be held operational for air traffic for another six months without handling any scheduled services before being decommissioned as an aviation facility on 3 May 2021.[1] The minor military area on the northern side of Tegel will still be used for governmental helicopter flights until 2029.[2] It would not hurt to wait for these six months, IMHO. Ibaman (talk) 13:04, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
So, travellers can't actually go there? We redirect airport codes in Wikivoyage for linking purposes, but it looks like Hobbitschuster has updated articles to eliminate such links. The redirects are no longer needed. Ground Zero (talk) 13:31, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
If we would temporarily redirect Berlin Tegel Airport to Berlin#By plane, why have both these codes been deleted instead of temporarily redirected? Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:12, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Because the airport name is a likely search term by someone who doesn't know any better; the IATA code is not. Someone geeky enough to know IATA codes of foreign airports almost certainly knows when an airport has permanently closed.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 17:15, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
OK, I see the sense in that. Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:29, 13 December 2020 (UTC)


Likewise. Hobbitschuster (talk) 12:25, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

  1. (German) 10 October 2020
  2. Template:Cite web