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To delete an article or image, a Wikitraveller should do any preparatory work (like orphaning an image, or combining the article with one it duplicates) and then put a link, with reasons for deleting, at the bottom of this page.

Make sure your vote for deletion is in accord with our deletion policy. Other contributors can discuss whether the article or image should be deleted. 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.


  • Image:Nativity Monk.JPG. Picture of a person (to be avoided per image use policy), not clear that the person gave permission to publish their image (see privacy rights). --Evan 13:18, 20 Aug 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. -phma 14:16, 20 Aug 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. -- Colin 17:50, 20 Aug 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. You're being ridiculous: the monk in the picture is not recognizable as a person, eg. you can't make out any features of his face. Jpatokal 22:30, 20 Aug 2004 (EDT)
    • I dunno. I think he's recognizable, but it seems like a close call. I'd rather somebody else make the decision to actually do the deleting. -- Mark 07:15, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. The monk is rather part of the church atmosphere than an individum in this image. His face is so small that it seems to be impossible to recognize him or to missuse it. -- Hansm 06:02, 2004 Sep 20 (EDT)
    • Okay, keep him. -phma 18:51, 22 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • I still think that this should be deleted, and I don't think we have consensus to keep it. Better safe than sorry. I'll wait for another admin to make the call, though. --Evan 12:55, 26 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Just to clarify my comment: the monk is not recognizable. But because the picture is named nativity monk (i.e. the picture is named after him, rather than the place), I'm concerned that legally we don't have a leg to stand on when we argue that the picture is not of him. (And unfortunately, it's too late to rename the picture to pretend otherwise). If the picture had been named "nativity chapel" right from the start, I would have been okay with this. (And by the way, everyone should visit Jpatokal's image galleries linked User:Jpatokal; they're awesome.) -- Colin 15:01, 26 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Sorry, I don't see the point. As Colin says, the monk is not recognizable. The picture is not named after him, otherwise its name was something like "Brother John in Nativity". The fact, that the picture's name is simply "Nativity Monk" underlines that the monk is just seen as some monk, but not as an individuum. It's true, we don't need consens to delete a file, so you can, but I'd feel unconfortable if you would. -- Hansm 17:21, 2004 Sep 26 (EDT)
    • I was going to suggest applying a blur filter to his face, but if you look at the picture, it's pretty darn blurred already. What recognizable features are there in the picture, other than massively bushy sideburns? Jpatokal 01:28, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Wikitravel:!Most wanted articles - somehow I seem to have created this rogue page with a copy and paste gone badly wrong. It's complete junk -- so sorry :( -- Hypatia 13:06, 15 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. Can you explain what you did on bug reports? -phma
      • No, the first that I knew of it was when it showed up in the "My contributions" list -- Hypatia 05:18, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Don't delete. It's a side-effect of making queries, and mostly harmless. --Evan 16:28, 18 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Wikitravel:Most wanted articles - seems to be junk just like the above, but created by someone else. I wonder how it happens? -- Hypatia 13:06, 15 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. -phma 20:58, 16 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. These are side-effect articles created when you do a query. They were added to MediaWiki (our wiki software) by Wikipedia, because they have such a high load that they often turn off this kind of informative query. They're harmless, and I'm pretty sure that they'll just be recreated next time someone runs the query. I'll try and disable this "feature" in the future. --Evan 15:28, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Garmisch-Partenkirschen - Misspeled. The actual page is Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Delete it. -- Hansm 18:01, 2004 Sep 15 (EDT)
    • Keep. Common misspellings like this should turned into redirects (which I just did). Jpatokal 22:32, 15 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. -phma 20:58, 16 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep. --Evan 15:26, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • delete JensANDMarian I created the misspelled page and corrected it later.
  • Image:Sea lions.jpg doesn't have copyright info and seems to be stolen from http://www.islaspalomino.com/ . Sorry, don't know how to link to the images description page instead to the image itself. -- Hansm 12:48, 2004 Sep 17 (EDT)
    • Delete. Does appear to be a copyvio. I'll upload a blank img over it for now, we'll delete in 14 days. (Also: you can make image reference links like [[:Image:nameofimage.ext]].)--Evan 15:26, 17 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Keep it. It isn't a copyright violation. The picture is mine. I shared it with the people of that web page as a way to say thanks, but I fully retain the rights. After they published it I decided to shared it to Wikitravel using the cropped part they had chosen. -- TUser 18:36, 24 Sep 2004 (GMT-5)


  • Medha Hari. A nice article, but I don't think it meets our standard for travel-related stuff (see Wikitravel:What is an article?). There's probably a place for this kind of bio information, but I don't think it's on Wikitravel. --Evan 16:24, 18 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. Nothing to do with Wikitravel (and everything to do with spam). Jpatokal 22:48, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Agree, delete. A bit of a shame, since it really is a nice page, with image and all! -- Paul Richter 23:14, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • User talk:Colin. User error when messaging User:Cjensen. (These are not the droids you are looking for). Need to clear this instead of redirect since someday there may be a User:Colin-- Colin 15:13, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Sure, delete if you like. But why not just switch your username to Colin, since you seem to prefer it? -- Mark 15:29, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)
      • It's actually a non-trivial action. --Evan 23:46, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. I think it'd be fine to just blank the page, though. --Evan 23:46, 19 Sep 2004 (EDT)


  • HTML vermeiden - another German translation accident. Moved to the right place. -- Hansm 12:36, 2004 Sep 21 (EDT)
    • Delete. -phma 18:48, 22 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Image:Transnistria-flag.png - Copied from Wikipedia. (Wikipedia claims fair use of this image which is not their own and has no cited source; but I don't think fair use applies to copying an entire work. IANAL) -- Colin 12:01, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. We may be able to find another flag for Transnistria, although I haven't seen one on for example the Sodipodi public domain flag collection. Until then, let's keep the copyright violation to a minimum. --Evan 12:45, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Image:Transnistria-coa.png - Copyied from Wikipedia. (Wikipedia claims fair use of this image which is not their own and has no cited source; but I don't think fair use applies to copying an entire work. IANAL) -- Colin 12:01, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • Delete. I don't even see where this has travel relevance. --Evan 12:45, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
    • maybe someone reading russian could check http://geraldika.ru/ -- elgaard 08:41, 2004 Sep 26 (EDT)
    • Agree that this has no relevence to travel. -- Mark 10:31, 26 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Wikitravel:Travellers' pub/DNS A temporary page opened in order to avoid flooding the pub with DNS request output of a program. Now, since the problem is solved: Delete. -- Hansm 05:25, 2004 Sep 26 (EDT)
    • delete -- Mark 01:15, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
  • Yalta Conference. We're a travel guide, not an enclyclopedia. -- Colin 10:01, 1 Oct 2004 (EDT)
    • Agree. Also it seems to be a light version of -- elgaard 19:22, 2004 Oct 1 (EDT)
      • Oops. Yeah, I forgot to add that. The same user copied also copied Yalta from which I cleared and User:Maj provided a new stub for. -- Colin 19:26, 1 Oct 2004 (EDT)

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