Wikitravel:Votes for deletion

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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.

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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.

File:Karachi district map.png

I am the creator of this map and I want this to be deleted . I created this map for other travel guide wiki. since WT is not attributing properly to other travel guide wiki when copy paste material from that site to here, I don't want my map to be used here...—The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hello Ip! The map cannot be deleted because it's uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (not Wikitravel Shared) with Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license that allows to share it on other wiki- projects. Karachi district map is properly attributed on Wikitravel which means that WIkitravel does not breach any right to feature it in our Karachi article. Warm regards, IBAlex (talk) 06:03, 7 January 2014 (EST)

Alton Towers

As a rule, restaurants, hotels, bars and sights don't get their own articles on Wikitravel. -- 17:24, 15 February 2014 (EST)

  • Keep see exceptions in Wikitravel:What is an article? - "Big free-standing theme parks...". Alton Towers is one of the biggest theme parks in the UK, and most visitors spend a full day there. So I think that it qualifies for an article. If you disagree please explain, and identify where you wish to merge the existing content to. AlasdairW (talk) 13:20, 16 February 2014 (EST)
  • Keep. The theme park/resort is a major attraction, and many visitors stay overnight or visit the area just for Alton Towers, so I believe it qualifies as a full article - see the exception note above. Ogp (talk) 17:11, 16 February 2014 (EST)
I see that you are developing the article now so that I hope in future it is less touty and conforms more closely to our Mos. I'll withdraw my nomination in the hope it becomes a better article. -- 18:52, 16 February 2014 (EST)