Template talk:Delete/why

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Discussion moved from User talk:Green Dragon#Template Delete. --Green Dragon 13:04, 11 January 2011 (MST)

I finished my first-brush pass at candidates for deletion category. All-in-all I deleted or removed the deletion tag from over 200 articles! I skipped the campaign settings for now because they have so many sub pages, but that will be my next project.

One thing I noticed when clearing out all those pages was that a lot of them had talk pages by new users asking why we wanted to delete their page. In many cases, I'm guessing that it turned users away from the wiki, because they are trying to learn all these new things then all of the sudden somebody threatens to take it all away. I don't think the use of the deletion template is fully explained anywhere, so I created this to help new users understand that we aren't delete-hungry monsters. If you approve, I can add a link to it within the deletion template.

Another thing I saw is pages that had enough information to be completed, they just weren't completed yet. They aren't usable as is, but I don't think it's right to delete them since there's enough there that someone else could finish it with a little gruntwork. I've started a discussion (so far it's just me) about a possible solution here. (While you're there, I had some ideas on the discussion just above it as well.) JazzMan 05:08, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

I think it's good to give users some answers to potential problems they may encounter with deletion. I think it's good you added it. Also, I responded on the discussions. --Green Dragon 13:04, 11 January 2011 (MST)

Adding additional reasons to add the delete template[edit]

This page seems to be quite the useful tool to help answer many questions users have about the deletion process of pages on the wiki. Since it has been quite a while since this page has last had its reasons for adding the delete template to a page updated, I would like to hear others thoughts about updating this page to include some of the other reasons for adding a deletion template to a page including: copyright infringement/spam(with the needsadmin template), redundant content, abandoned for a year, and any other possible options I am forgetting.--Blobby383b (talk) 15:08, 14 August 2018 (MDT)

On a similar note, I would like to argue for the removal of the "It is devoid of rudimentary fluff" reason for adding the delete template to a page because by and large pages on the wiki just have the {{stub}} template added to the page if it is missing fluff and it seems unusually cruel to delete a page for being devoid of fluff when it may otherwise be complete.--Blobby383b (talk) 15:44, 14 August 2018 (MDT)

The other reasons, found on MediaWiki:Deletereason-dropdown may be added to this page for comprehensiveness. They should be added to their own section, since they do not necessarily require a deletion template to be used. If you are already doing this, then I would highlight the reasons when to use this template. "It is devoid of rudimentary fluff" is very bland, and as a rule of thumb it is hard to grasp. --Green Dragon (talk) 22:31, 21 August 2018 (MDT)
I have added the reasons from the delete dropdown menu. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 09:22, 22 August 2018 (MDT)
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