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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.

Nominating[edit]

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, except the page banner.

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 ("~~~~").

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:

===[[Chicken]]===
Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

Commenting[edit]

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

===[[Chicken]]===
* '''Delete'''. Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (UTC)
* '''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.

Archiving[edit]

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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July 2021[edit]

United Kingdom redirects[edit]

Do we really need the redirects:

Reasons stated above. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:08, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete - I agree with your reasoning.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 08:24, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep. Are they needed? Probably not. Are they harmful? I don't think so. Are they weird or wacky? No. Wikivoyage:Deletion policy says "As a general rule redirection pages should not be deleted." Nurg (talk) 09:19, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep the first and third per IK Nurg. Relying on the search box is not robust. For one, it will not work if you type the URL instead of using the search box, and neither will it if Javascript is turned off. No reason to discriminate about users that do either. The second redirect will be no use, so I don't oppose deleting it (but it is still no harm either). –LPfi (talk) 09:35, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep per Nurg's and LPfi's arguments. --Nelson Ricardo (talk) 11:14, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as this is the official name of the country, apparently. Delete the other two, as Britain and Great Britain already redirect to United Kingdom, and "Britain and Northern Ireland" and "Great Britain and Northern Ireland" are not official names. That's not to mention the confusion of having these redirects lead to United Kingdom when Britain and Ireland also exists as a separate article and links to destinations including the Isle of Man, which are considered part of "Britain and Ireland" but not in the United Kingdom. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:05, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete all three. I have no strong objection to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland if some people want to keep it; it is not necessary when we have United Kingdom & it may slightly confuse searches, but it qualifies as "mostly harmless". The others should certainly go. Pashley (talk) 13:40, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as it is the official name of the country displayed on passports. AlasdairW (talk) 20:42, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep official name per above remarks and keep the rest as not worth spending time even considering. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:54, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep, especially the official name. Can't we find better ways to improve Wikivoyage than debating whether or not to keep wordy but harmless redirects? —Granger (talk · contribs) 15:28, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete all three — these are search terms that readers will never use, not even the official name. "United Kingodom", "Britain", andc"Great Britain" are the commonly used terms that travellers will search on (or type in as URLs), even if they are not legally accurate. I think we should discourage users like Soumya-8974 from spending their time on unproductive activities like this. There are better ways to improve Wikivoyage than creating useless redirects. Ground Zero (talk) 15:17, 1 August 2021 (UTC)