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This page contains lists of articles and images which are recommended for deletion. Any Wikitraveller can recommend an article or image for deletion, and any Wikitraveller can comment on the deletion nomination. Articles and images are presumed guilty until proven innocent. After fourteen (14) days of discussion, if a consensus is reached to retain an article, it won't be deleted. Otherwise it will be deleted by an administrator. Please read the Nominating and Commenting sections prior to nominating articles/images or commenting on nominations.

See also:

Nominating

The basic format for a deletion nomination is the following:

===[[Chicken]]===
* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

Please follow these steps when nominating an article or image for deletion:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion. If you are unsure, bring up the issue on the talk page.
  2. For the article or image being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag so that people viewing the article will know that it is proposed for deletion. The {{vfd}} tag must be the very first thing in the article, right at the very top, before everything else.
  3. Add a link to the article or image at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~"). List one article or image per entry.
  4. If you're nominating an image for deletion, make sure it's actually located on the English Wikitravel - images that are located on Wikitravel Shared must be nominated for deletion there instead.

Commenting

All Wikitravellers are asked to state their opinion about articles and images listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

===[[Chicken]]===
* '''Delete'''.  Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* '''Keep'''.  There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

When leaving comments:

  1. First read the deletion policy and verify that the article or image really is a candidate for deletion.
  2. You may vote to delete, keep, or redirect the article. If your opinion is that the article should be kept or redirected, please state why. If you are in favor of redirection, you may suggest where it should be redirected to. Sign your vote using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or not

After fourteen (14) days of discussion, there will probably be consensus one way or the other. If the consensus is to keep, redirect or merge, then any Wikitraveller can do it. If you are redirecting, please remember to check for broken redirects or double redirects as a result of your move. Remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion as described in the next section.

If the result is delete, then only an administrator can delete. Check if any article links to the image or article in question. After removing those links, delete the image or article. However, if the image is being deleted because it has been moved to the shared repository with the same name, do not remove links to the images, as the links will be automatically be pointed to the shared repository.

Archiving

After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, move the deletion discussion to the Archives page for the appropriate month. The root Archives page has a directory. Note that it's the month 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).

If the nominated article was not deleted, then place another (identical duplicate) copy of the deletion discussion on the talk page of the article being kept or redirected.

June 2012

Bimmah Sinkhole

  • Delete - Much of the information was taken from Hawiyat Najm Park. And we don't create articles about specific sights. As the thumb rule goes, you cannot sleep in this sinkhole. JamesA >talk 04:26, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
    • Merge and redirect real places. LtPowers 09:28, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
The information was copied word-for-word from the aforementioned article, so there's not really any info to merge. JamesA >talk 10:15, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
OK, then just redirect. Pashley 22:08, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Delete Article was created with copied content. There is no content at the target of the redirect. Restore the status quo, here. --Inas 18:43, 15 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Delete. Agree with Inas. -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:13, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

White-Sand Beach of Oman

  • Delete - About a specific beach/sight, rather than a destination where you can sleep (town, national park, region, etc) JamesA >talk 04:26, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
    • Merge and redirect real places. LtPowers 09:28, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
  • Merge to Northern Oman. -- Ryan • (talk) • 14:13, 4 August 2012 (EDT)
  • Merge to Northern Oman. --W. Franke-mailtalk 07:52, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

August 2012

User talk:Sudeep25

  • Speedy Delete - Spam link by user who is now blocked. Due to persistent and very serious bugs, I am not able to delete this page. If anyone is able, please do so right away. Thanks. Ikan Kekek 01:29, 3 August 2012 (EDT)
    Deleted. I had to log out, clear all cookies from my browser, and log back in today to get the site working (and appearing) normally, but at least for now things seem to be working as expected. -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:48, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

Get_A_Much_Less_Expensive_Car_Or_Truck_Insurance_Coverage_Just_By_Following_These

  • Delete. inappropriate marketing spam. W. Frank 11:45, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

Need_To_Have_A_Motor_Vehicle_Insurance_Coverage_That_Is_Certainly_Less_Expensive?_Here's_How

  • Delete. Inappropriate marketing spam. W. Frank 11:51, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

Easy_Methods_To_Pick_Out_The_Right_Smartphone

  • Delete. Inappropriate marketing spam? W. Frank 11:59, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

Have_You_Been_In_Crisis?_Uncover_The_Ideal_Attorney_Safeguarding_Families

  • Delete. Badly written and inappropriate marketing spam? W. Frank 14:55, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

Come_Across_The_Top_Over_The_Internet_Attorney_Protecting_Households_When_You're_In_Crisis

  • Delete. Badly written and inappropriate marketing spam AGAIN? W. Frank 15:05, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

User:Yuyodhpuht

  • Delete. Inappropriate marketing spam AGAIN? W. Frank 16:08, 19 August 2012 (EDT)
    • I did speedy deletes on several above, but did not have tme to block the users. Pashley 22:54, 19 August 2012 (EDT)

Char Dham Yatra

A five-line "article" whose main purpose seems to be to give an external link. It is conceivable this could be turned into an itinerary or travel topic, but as it stands it is a delete candidate. Pashley 21:12, 20 August 2012 (EDT)

User:Rex Sueciæ

  • Speedydelete - spam, abuse. Riggwelter 10:20, 23 August 2012 (EDT)
    • Not a speedy; I'm not even sure it is a deletion candidate. I do not read German, so I cannot be certain, but it looks like all it is is someone whose user page contains (so far) only a link to his or her user pag on WP. Pashley 01:17, 27 August 2012 (EDT)
Seems like a spammer though; the same IP did this [1] -- Eiland 05:21, 6 September 2012 (EDT)

Lilac

  • Delete. Obviously some orphaned stub without content. Nyx 08:00, 26 August 2012 (EDT)
  • Delete I concur; two and a half years without expansion from 5-6 words! --W. Franke-mailtalk 07:50, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

September 2012

File:Coleman Instant 14- By 10- Foot 8- Person Two Room Tent 1709.jpg

  • Fairly obvious copyright violation, and even if it weren't it seems useless. JYolkowski 22:28, 13 September 2012 (EDT)
    • Speedied. Pashley 00:32, 14 September 2012 (EDT)

OldSchoolNewBodyReview262216351

  • Copyright violation? (even if it isn't, it seems inappropriate for our travel guide)-- W. Frank 11:46, 14 September 2012 (EDT)

User:Ulysses8

  • Seems obvious from the NIL contribution record of Ulysses8 that this user page has been created only to promote a spam hyperlink from our travel guide. --W. Frank 13:25, 14 September 2012 (EDT)

A1GP

  • The A1GP is discontinued, and the information is of no value for current travellers. /Blist 07:41, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
  • Delete I concur; and the templated warning has exceeded its deadline. --W. Franke-mailtalk 07:46, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

La Ballue Garden

An attraction rather than a destination so it violates policy. Pashley 03:25, 29 September 2012 (EDT)

Much of it is based on http://www.laballuegarden.com/web/uk_index.php so I would propose

October 2012

London 2012

Both the London Olympics and Paralympics are now past and this article is of no further use for travellers.

Hatma City

Despite persistent questioning of the original author (and sole contributor), I have found no evidence that there is such a conurbation in Indonesia!

(Although there are Hatma's in Turkey and the Lebanon and a Hamra National Park in Sweden )

  • Delete --singaporeAlice 00:44, 26 October 2012 (EDT)

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