Wiktionary:Requests for deletion

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This page is for deletion requests, for when you think a page should be deleted. See our deletion rules for more information. Old requests can be found here.

Listing for deletion[change]

Start each deletion request with a link to the page (put the page name in brackets: [[like this]] = like this), then with your reason(s) the page should be deleted. Sign and date your deletion request automatically with ~~~~ (four tildes).

Quick deletion[change]

Remember to put {{delete|reason}} at the top of a page for quick deletion requests ("reason" should be replaced by your reason for the request):

This type of deletion request does not need to be listed on this page.

Regular deletion[change]

For regular requests, put {{delreq|reason}} at the top of a page, and list it here under "Deletion requests". That template will add this:

Not all deletion requests are listed here. There are probably more in Category:Deletion requests.

An example entry:

This entry is redundant, not notable, and all in all one that doesn't belong in a dictionary.  -- ~~~~
*'''Delete'''.  -- ~~~~

Voting on deletion requests[change]

If you wish to vote on a deletion, give your vote (delete, keep, move, comment, etc.), your reason(s), and your signature as above. One vote per username will be counted on each request. Creating a second account to vote more than once is called creating a sockpuppet. While you may create as many accounts as you want, the same person will not be allowed to vote more than once, even if he or she uses a different account. The same person may comment on a single request as much as he or she wishes.

Quick deletion requests[change]

This section is for pages that should be quickly deleted. Few pages belong in this section. If a page should be quickly deleted, putting {{delete}} at the top of the page is enough. Most pages should be discussed in the next section before being deleted. Only copyright violations, vandalism, etc. should be listed here.

Deletion requests[change]

Pages are deleted if there is no opposition to the request after 7 days

All pages in Category:Pakistan[change]

I have nothing against Pakistan or anything related to it, but it is getting a little annoying to see so many districts of Pakistan having articles here. If we have entries on every district in every country, we might as well be Wikipedia. I hence propose that we delete all the pages in this category and just keep Pakistan and Pakistani. --Hydriz (talk) 02:21, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Also note w:simple:User:Chenzw/Reports/Pakistan. --Rschen7754 08:33, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, that's the so-called Pakistan-vandal. Not all of their edits are vandalism, but many of these changes (at least they were in the past) are very POVish. On simpleWP I just deleted all creations by them when I found them and also reverted all edits made. I think we should probably do the same here. I guess deleting all those pages here is the best solution. -Barras talk 14:37, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Seconded, delete. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:10, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Deleted, new pages can be deleted on sight --Hydriz (talk) 02:14, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Wiktionary:List of simple verbs[change]

I believe there is nothing neutral and objective on that list. It appears to be a collection of randomly selected verbs which could be seen as simple, but there is no indication that the verbs listed there are simple or not. There's no explanation what or based on what background a verb may be listed. I could argue and ask why to post is not listed there but abide. -Barras talk 16:31, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Delete: I don't quite see that page used often, and I do agree that it is most likely just randomly selected and have no basis for being classified as "simple". --Hydriz (talk) 13:50, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I went ahead and deleted it now, I guess there won't be much more input here anyway. -Barras talk 14:38, 22 January 2014 (UTC)


I believe this adjective, its comparative steager, and its superlative steagest, to not be a real word. Purplebackpack89 00:18, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete - Yes, it is not a real word. Should you change this into a quick deletion? --Goldenburg111 (talk) 02:11, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
  • I guess that one can be deleted quickly. [1]. -Barras talk 10:47, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Speedily deleted, no such word exists. If only people inventing new words could put their time to better use... --Hydriz (talk) 13:32, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Delete per above. JianhuiMobile (talk) 15:58, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
      • It has already been deleted. -Barras talk 20:55, 8 January 2014 (UTC)


This word seems to have been made up. A quick search yields no results of substance. --Hydriz (talk) 09:14, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Speedily Deleted no such word exists. Eurodyne (talk) 00:03, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan[change]

The Sudan when it was a colony ruled by the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and Egypt. That's just the sum of its parts, what else would Anglo+Egyptian+Sudan mean? I created the article and regret creating it. It should be deleted.--PaulBustion88 (talk) 06:50, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Keep I see nothing wrong with keeping this entry. A notable subject and not exactly a sum of parts. --Hydriz (talk) 13:33, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Strong Delete I, the creator of the entry, have changed my mind and think it is a sum of its parts term. Sudan is a country in northern Africa, Anglo means "of or related to England or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", Egyptian means "of or related to Egypt". So anyone who knows the meanings of those words can infer that since its words means British Egyptian and Sudan, that when combined they mean the Sudan when it was a colony ruled jointly by the U.K.G.B.I./U.K.G.B.N.I and Egypt.--PaulBustion88 (talk) 19:19, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Barras told me that my adding "weird proper nouns" such as different Soviet Socialist Republics was a mistake, and readers of this wiki are looking for useful words. If the different Soviet Socialist Republics do not belong here, then no case can be made that this entry I created, the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan belongs here. The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was just the Sudan when it was a colony of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland/Northern Ireland and Egypt, it was not an independent country in fact or in name, and it was not important. The different republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were nominally independent, and two of them, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, were founding members of the United Nations, so they were more important in their own right than the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was in its own right. So if the entry about the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic needed to be deleted, as Barras did, then this entry I created about the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan should also be deleted. PaulBustion88 (talk) 10:02, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Neutral I do not have an opinion on whether the entry should be kept or not. It is up to the other editors. I'm not insisting on anything. PaulBustion88 (talk) 06:58, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

age of consent[change]

I created this article, but now regret creating it. Although it is a real legal concept, technically speaking the term age of consent does not ever (or almost never) appears in government documents. Also on English wikipedia some editors criticized me for using the term, saying that it was a made up term that governments do not use. It is not really a good way to describe the laws about sex and age anyway because it does not use sex in the term, so I kind of dislike the term. Its sort of like pro-life and pro-choice, I dislike those terms because they fail to specifically reference abortion. I dislike this term because this term fails to specifically reference sex, its one a person has a hard time understanding, which is another reason I think it should be deleted. And I would not like it to be changed to age of sexual consent either, because then it would just be the sum of its parts. --PaulBustion88 (talk) 04:50, 5 May 2015(UTC)