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Votes for Deletion

This page lists articles, files and templates that are nominated for deletion. Any contributor may make a nomination or comment on any of the nominations. Nominations or comments should follow rationale in line with our policies.

If the result of the discussion here leads to consensus for merging or redirecting the article in question, then coordinate this on the discussion page of the article.

Nominating

  1. Add a {{VfD}} tag to the top of the article, file or template being proposed for deletion, so that people that end up on that article, file or template will be aware of the ongoing discussion. The tag is ought to be placed at the very top, before everything else. Do not tag individual sections for deletion. The tag always applies to the entirety of the tagged content.
  2. Add a link to the article, file or template at the end of the list below, along with your reasoning of listing the article for deletion. Sign your recommendation and reasoning with four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article, file or template per entry.
  3. If you're nominating a file for deletion, be sure that it is indeed a local image rather than an external image.

The basic format for a deletion nomination is as follows:

===[[Donut]]===
The linked article is not within the scope of this wiki. ~~~~

Commenting

Any contributor is more than welcome to add their own take on the proposed deletion. The format for comments, which should be added below the nomination is as follows:

===[[Donut]]===
The linked article is not within the scope of this wiki. TheLegend27 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''. There is a content creator that falls within our scope called [[donoteat]]. Their name may or may not get confused for ''Donut'' I suggest we redirect the page there. ~~~~

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

  • 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 contributor may do so. 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 contributor 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 contributor 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

After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, file or template, move the deletion discussion to the archival page for the appropriate year. Note that it's the year 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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Montana Metropolitan Area

On behalf of GamerZac: Low effort, incorrect information, article isn't needed.
-- Wauteurz (talk) 10:55, 2 May 2020 (MEST)

  • Support: Single editor, single edit in its history. Wauteurz (talk) 10:55, 2 May 2020 (MEST)