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It may occur from time to time that we delete an article by mistake — that is, that the article doesn't actually meet the standards for deleting articles listed on the VFD page. In this case, a Wikivoyager should link to the page on this page, with an explanation of why the deletion wasn't in accordance with our deletion policy. Articles and images are still considered guilty until proven innocent. After fourteen (14) days of discussion, if a nomination is uncontested or a consensus arises that the page was deleted unnecessarily, then an administrator should reinstate the page. Otherwise, the page will stay deleted. Please list new pages below.


I created this redirect more than a year ago and Ikan Kekek deleted this page as it can be a misspelling of Dili. Therefore, I would like to restore this redirect so that I can convert it into a disambiguation page. Sbb1413 (he) (talkcontribs) 11:46, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Which articles need disambiguating? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:53, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delhi, a city in India and Dili, a city in Timor-Leste. Sbb1413 (he) (talkcontribs) 11:55, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, seems reasonable. Support.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:00, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • (edit conflict) Speedily undelete with a redirect to Delhi. Redirects don't simply get speedily deleted because they may appear to be confusing (remember that redirects are cheap), and misspellings can be handled in hatnotes. In this specific case, I've rarely seen Timor-Leste's capital misspelled because the "l" is not stressed, so either way, it should redirect to Delhi with a hatnote for Dili. As for why this should be speedily undeleted, it was never formally deleted (and "misleading/confusing redirects" is not in the CSD), nor were anyone else's opinions solicited. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 11:58, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In a previous wikilife, Sbb1413 had a tendency to create excessive numbers of redirects. Very pleased to note this is no longer an issue, but I think the deletion rationale was sound, see Talk:Dilli. I'll let someone who knows better comment on how likely Dili is to be misspelt "Dilli".--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:21, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd like to read an explanation of why this disambiguation is needed. Sbb1413? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:39, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You had already said back in March 2022, "I feel like this is more likely to be a misspelling of Dili. Is this page really essential? [Sbb1413], please comment." This is why I nowadays prefer disambiguation over redirect. Sbb1413 (he) (talkcontribs) 05:06, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That doesn't explain why it's necessary. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:27, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dilli is apparently a local spelling for Delhi, so if Dilli is also a likely misspelling of Dili, then we have a search term that refers to two possible articles.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 06:03, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, go ahead and undelete if you like. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:48, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

East Bengal[edit]

I created this as an extraregion a year ago and SHB2000 deleted this as per Wikivoyage:Votes for deletion/September 2021. I would like to restore this extraregion so that I can convert it into a redirect to Bangladesh. Sbb1413 (he) (talkcontribs) 11:52, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]