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Wikitravel:Votes for deletion

Revision as of 10:57, 31 December 2012 by (talk) (Sidcul)

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.

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The basic format for a deletion nomination is the following:

* '''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.


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

* '''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.


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.

September 2012

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 so I would propose

  • Actually, policy is to merge and redirect such articles since someone might search for the term. Pashley 08:34, 28 November 2012 (EST)

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)

Murree pakistan

We have Murree. If there was ambiguity, we might need "Murree (Pakistan)", but we don't need this. Pashley 17:58, 9 November 2012 (EST)

  • Delete --singaporeAlice 00:30, 10 November 2012 (EST)
  • Deleted IBAlex 14:18, 27 November 2012 (EST)

November 2012

Mayfair palm beach

Incorrectly capitalised and anyway policy is not to do articles on individual hotels unless they are huge standalone resorts. Parts of the content might be added to Grand old hotels or made into listings in Kolkata, but most of it should go. Pashley 11:08, 27 November 2012 (EST)

  • Delete after salvage of any useful parts. (I am a bit surprised that the original sole author did not add an xl but maybe I'm getting cynical... --singaporeAlice 14:50, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Kandyan Art Association

Some of this might be OK in a listing or on a user page. Not as an article. Pashley 16:03, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Deleted. Information merged with Kandy site. thank you, Pashley! IBAlex 18:41, 19 December 2012 (EST)

Dec 2012


  • Delete copy and paste job from article of same name at Wikipedia. No interest whatsoever for the traveller that I can discern. -- 05:53, 31 December 2012 (EST)