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

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)

Withdrawn by requester. --Hydriz (talk) 09:27, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Template:P+clause and Template:P+PP[change]

I don't see this template used anywhere, and I cannot think of any possible use cases for it. I propose that these templates, along with the categories (Category:Prepositions with PP complements and Category:Prepositions with clause complements), be deleted. --Hydriz (talk) 09:27, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of sense 3 of adult[change]

Sense 3 of adult, [1], says, "An adult is person who has completed puberty and/or is mentally mature." That should be deleted, because it is not a definition that is used much. The normal definition of adult is a person who has reached the legal age of majority, and that is generally a person who has existed for 18 years or more. On Simple English wikipedia I used the word that way, to say a pedophile was "an adult 16 years or older" who wanted sex with children, and an editor said, [2] "I restored the content because the editor added faulty language, such as calling a 16-year-old an adult even though 16-year-olds are not usually viewed as adults." Here,[3], a different editor said, "Part of the reason that adolescents are wrongly described as adults/men/women on several articles on Simple is that blocked editor FDR (and his socks) frequently described them as such." [4] PaulBustion87 (talk) 03:40, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

RFD is for deleting an entire entry. If you think a sense should be deleted, be bold.--Brett (talk) 00:29, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I deleted the third sense.PaulBustion87 (talk) 04:37, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


Another page named fuchsia exists with a very similar meaning. I don't think both words are required. There is no difference between both words. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:30, 10 August 2017 (UTC)


I misspelled this due to a typo, I already created the correct replacement,[5].PaulBustion87 (talk) 08:27, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


Its not possible for a person to believe in dialetheism, and dialetheism is a very rare word, that no one except ivory tower crackpots uses. So I think the entry should be deleted.Leucostictes (talk) 03:21, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Closed and deleted.Leucostictes (talk) 03:30, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Congo Free State[change]

Barras told me "we don't need entries on every possible former country", I see no reason for this bad entry I created to be kept. Leucostictes (talk) 23:11, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Strong Delete For reasons Barras stated for the other entries I created.Leucostictes (talk) 03:31, 3 September 2017 (UTC)


Not a term anyone in real life uses, rarely used by mental health professionals because sexual attraction to 15-19 year olds by significantly older adults is not usually viewed as pathological, so even from a scientific standpoint there is little justification for the entry. Leucostictes (talk) 23:11, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Strong Delete For reasons stated above.Leucostictes (talk) 03:31, 3 September 2017 (UTC)


Very unusual term, very rarely used. Leucostictes (talk) 23:11, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Strong Delete for reasons stated above. Also, it is a somewhat unusual diagnosis, unlike ephebophilia its abnormal enough to sometimes warrant a diagnosis, but it usually does not.Leucostictes (talk) 03:32, 3 September 2017 (UTC)


Very unusual term, very rarely used Leucostictes (talk) 23:11, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Strong Delete Very unusual term. Leucostictes (talk) 03:32, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan[change]

Sum of its parts. Leucostictes (talk) 23:11, 2 September 2017 (UTC) I see its been deleted, my mistake. Leucostictes (talk) 23:13, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Closed and deleted. Leucostictes (talk) 03:30, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Yard Sprinkler Winterization Avoid The state of michigan Winter Damage[change]

Looks like trolling to me.Leucostictes (talk) 15:40, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

British Empire[change]

This entry should be deleted, its sum of its parts, what else would British+Empire mean other than the countries that were ruled by the Kingdom of Britain/Britain and Ireland/Britain and Northern Ireland?Leucostictes (talk) 01:30, 8 September 2017 (UTC)