Wikiquote:Votes for deletion

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Votes for deletion is the process where the community discusses whether a page should be deleted or not, depending on the consensus of the discussion.

Please read and understand the Wikiquote deletion policy before editing this page.

  • Explain your reasoning for every page you list here, even if you think it is obvious.
  • Always be sure to sign your entry or vote, or it will not be counted.

The process

Requesting deletions

To list a single article for deletion for the first time, follow this three-step process:

I: Put the deletion tag on the article.
Insert the {{vfd-new}} tag at the top of the page.
  • Please do not mark the edit as minor.
  • Use the edit summary to indicate the nomination; this can be as simple as "VFD".
  • You can check the "Watch this page" box to follow the page in your watchlist. This allows you to notice if the VfD tag is removed by a vandal.
  • Save the page.
II: Create the article's deletion discussion page.
Click the link saying "this article's entry" to open the deletion-debate page.
  • Copy the following: {{subst:vfd-new2| pg=PAGENAME| text=REASONING — ~~~~}}. Replace PAGENAME with the name of the page you're nominating, and REASONING with an explanation of why you think the page should be deleted. Note that the signature/timestamp characters (~~~~) are placed inside the braces {{ }}, not outside as with standard posts.
  • Explanations are important when nominating a page for deletion. While it may be obvious to you why a page should be deleted, not everyone will understand and you should provide a clear but concise explanation. Please remember to sign your comment by putting ~~~~ at the end.
  • Consider checking "Watch this page" to follow the progress of the debate.
  • Save the page.
III: Notify users who monitor VfD discussion.
Copy the tag below, and then click  THIS LINK  to open the deletion log page. At the bottom of the log page, insert:
{{subst:vfd-new3 | pg=PAGENAME}}

replacing PAGENAME appropriately.

  • Please include the name of the nominated page in the edit summary.
  • Save the page. Your insertion will be automatically expanded to the same form as the preceding lines in the file: {{Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/PAGENAME}}.
  • Consider also adding {{subst:VFDNote|PAGENAME}} ~~~~ to the talk page of the article's principal contributor(s).

Note: Suggestions for requesting deletion of multiple pages, non-article pages, and repeat nominations may be found at VFD tips.

Voting on deletions

Once listed, the entire Wikiquote community is invited to vote on whether to keep or delete each page, or take some other action on it. Many candidate articles will have specific dates by which to vote; if none is given, you can assume at least seven days after the article is listed before the votes are tallied.

To vote, jump or scroll down to the entry you wish to vote on, click its "edit" link, and add your vote to the end of the list, like one of these:

  • Keep. ~~~~
  • Delete. ~~~~
  • (other actions; explain) ~~~~
  • Comment (not including action) ~~~~

Possible other actions include Merge, Rename, Redirect, Move to (sister project). Please be clear and concise when describing your action.

The four tildes (~~~~) will automatically add your user ID and a timestamp to your vote. This is necessary to ensure each Wikiquotian gets only a single vote. You can add some comments to your vote (before the tildes) to explain your reasons, but it is not required. However, it may help others to decide which way to vote.

Please do not add a vote after the closing date and time; any late vote may be struck out and ignored by the closing admin.

NOTE: Although we use the term "vote", VfD is not specifically a democratic process, as we have no way of verifying "one person, one vote". It is designed to "take the temperature" of the community on a subject. Sysops have the responsibility of judging the results based on a variety of factors, including (besides the votes) policies, practices, precedents, arguments, compromises between conflicting positions, and seriousness of the participants.

Closing votes and deleting articles

Sysops have the responsibility to review the list and determine what articles have achieved a consensus, whether it is for deletion, preservation, or some other action. All candidate articles should be listed here at least seven days before the votes are tallied. Many VfD entries will have "Vote closes" notices to indicate when the votes will be tallied.

  • The sysop tallying the vote should add a "vote closed" header with the result of the vote, and sign it.
  • If consensus is for deletion, the sysop should follow the deletion process to delete the article.
  • If it is to keep, or if there is no consensus for action, the sysop should remove the {{vfd-new}} tag from the article and post a notice on the article's talk page about the completed VfD, including a link to the VfD discussion on that article. The {{vfd-kept-new}} template can be used for a standard notice.
  • There may also be a vote to move (rename) or otherwise change the article. The sysop's actions will depend on the specific situation in these cases. In those cases, a notice should also be posted on the talk page documenting the decision.

To avoid conflict of interest, a sysop should never close a VfD that he or she started. However, a sysop may close a VfD in which he or she has voted.

After a reasonable time, a sysop will then move the entire entry into the appropriate month page of the VfD log. (Some old discussions are available only in the old Wikiquote:Votes for deletion archive.)

Note: In the interest of cross-wiki cooperation, please check Wikipedia to make sure their articles don't link back to an article that has just been deleted. Also de-link any other language edition articles (though if you find that daunting, EVula is more than happy to do so).

Reviewing closed votes

All closed votes will be archived indefinitely in per-month pages at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Log. (A few are still found only in the old Wikiquote:Votes for deletion archive.) See that page for details.

Deletion candidates

William J. Casey

The quote in this article is an unsourced rumor circulated solely by conspiracy websites. There is no verified source confirming this quote. As such, this article is nothing but a bit of propaganda for conspiracy theorists and not informative to the general public. Since it is the only quote on the page, I've nominated it for deletion.

Relevant rule: 18:56, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 19:00, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete – No citation provided. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:03, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete in its current form, but as this person is obviously notable, if properly sourced quotes were provided, the page could stay. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:37, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom, unless properly sourced quotes are provided before the end of this process. BD2412 T 04:12, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Definitions of hell in recordings

Similar to the case made in this discussion, this page is outside the scope of this project. — UDScott (talk) 22:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 23:00, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 22:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Definitions of love in recordings

Similar to the case made in this discussion, this page is outside the scope of this project. And I would delete all such pages, including Definitions of God in recordings, Definitions of death in recordings, Definitions of home in recordings, Definitions of world in recordings, Definitions of life in recordings, Definitions of time in recordings, Definitions of war in recordings, and Definitions of heaven in recordings. — UDScott (talk) 22:24, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 23:00, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete. ~ UDScott (talk) 22:24, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep. These examples are definitions: "something is something else". You may have heard, that Bob Dylan won the Nobel-prize in literature. "The times they're a-changin'". Also change the definitions of love and these other subjects. Perhaps in near future You can get married with a robot. The musicians are more popular than the writers. If Shakespeare would have written these examples, You wouldn't want to delete them. About 3000 times these sides have been visited. - It's ridiculous, that the English speaking people who are interested in literature in music, must come to Finnish Wikiquote (like with "Words displayed the first time in recordings")! And look at the 10 longest sides in Wikiquote: only Barack Obama -article is of real world; the others include citates of fictional characters. Who has written them? Purely commercial stuff! Why are turtle and Simpson citates more notable than Bob Dylan's ones? -- 23:07, 17 January 2017 (UTC) Sorry, I forgot to log in. So, if these are not worth keeping in en-Wikiquote, I'll copy these sides to fi-Wq. "Words displayed the first time in Finnish records" is the longest side in Suomi-Wikiq, and nobody has wanted to delete it. --Risto hot sir (talk) 23:13, 17 January 2017 (UTC) Found 9 sides of fictional last words. There are these kinds of masterpieces: "Aaaaarghhhh!". What would Oscar Wilde say? Intellectual suicide? If the Wikiquote prefers and tolerates such quotes, it's an honour to get kicked out. --Risto hot sir (talk) 17:30, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Keep. Many famous philosophical sentences are definitions. I think it is good many definitions of love are put together in one place. Everyone can compare them. Writing poetry is often finding new definitions for the things we know so well that we do not think about them. Such lists of definitions can be very interesting for psychologists, too. (Anagram16 (talk) 23:47, 19 January 2017 (UTC))
  • Delete all. These pages are outside the scope of this project:  Cataloging the titles of recorded songs containing the word is reflects a misunderstanding of what is meant by a collection of notable quotations (and of what is meant by the word definition). ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:57, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom; these are not really quotes; also, the article title is misleading, as there is clear confusion between "definitions" and "descriptions". See wikt:love for actual definitions. BD2412 T 14:55, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Well, let's change the word 'definition' to 'description'! --Risto hot sir (talk) 15:14, 20 January 2017 (UTC) The question "why are the last words of fictional characters so important that they should exist in Wikiquote" is still unanswered. And what exactly is the scope of this project? Wikiquotes of other languages seem to have different scopes. --Risto hot sir (talk) 19:59, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
    • Generally speaking, last words are complete quotes - that is, you could quote the statement as a whole, not as a fragment of a sentence. With respect to these "definitions" (or "descriptions") of love, if they are quotable, then the sentence containing the quote would be in the article, Love. BD2412 T 20:58, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
      • Perhaps so, but doesn't the Stones' "Love is strong" tell more about love's nature than all the fictional characters together? I see that en-Wikiquote wants more to entertain than make people to think. --Risto hot sir (talk) 21:20, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
        • This page doesn't even say "Love is strong"; it merely says "strong". If "Love is strong" is an informative quote about love, then it should be in Love. These "Definitions of" pages could basically just be titled "Lists of random words". BD2412 T 04:21, 21 January 2017 (UTC)