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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.



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.
  2. If the article or image meets the deletion criteria, do any preparatory work (like orphaning an image, or combining the article with one it duplicates) prior to listing it here.
  3. For the article or image being proposed for deletion, add a {{vfd}} tag to the top of the article so that people viewing the article will know that it is proposed for deletion.
  4. 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.


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 you feel that way. 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 copy the deletion discussion to the talk page of the article being kept or redirected.

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.

After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, copy the deletion discussion to the Archives page.

June 2006

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Copied from English Wikitravel by Ryan:

  • Delete. Copied from Wikipedia [1] but because they are licenced under GNU are incompatable with CC-by-SA. -- Huttite 18:59, 5 Jan 2006 (EST)
    • I don't get an option to delete this one. -- Ryan 14:44, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)
      • It's not clear to me that vfd on en: should be enough to delete a file on shared:. I'm not sure where this came from or what it's for, though. --Evan 12:22, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
        • This brings up the question of how things get vfd'ed on shared. Since that's the preferred way to upload non-language-specific images (which should be most of them, I think), it seems like that'll come up more often. (Of course, most people who bother to upload to shared know about other policies...) -- Jonboy 09:56, 30 April 2006 (EDT)
  • Anyone still want to delete this? Are the license issues taken care of (See Image's page)? - Sapphire 17:29, 20 June 2006 (EDT)

January 2007

Leedslad's uploads

It is probably worth checking through all Leedslad's contributions as all the pictures of leeds he has uploaded look like copyright vios, ie ~10-30kb in size, fuzzy (ie not taken with the kind of camera a tourist or photographer would have, but rather are at "internet resolution".) I would carry on going through his uploads, but I don't have time. at the moment. -- 11:24, 15 January 2007 (EST)‎

Image:Congo drum.jpg

  • Delete. No model release cited, which violates privacy rights. -- Ryan 22:27, 20 February 2007 (EST)
    • Same uploader as previous, same path forward. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 23:08, 20 February 2007 (EST)

February 2007



  • Delete. Comes from Wikipedia Commons where it was uploaded by contributor Shalom Alechem with whom we have previous experience on en Wikitravel as someone who does not properly attribute his uploads. I have never seen an image from Shalom Alechem which was actually taken by him, so his claim on Wikpedia Commons that he is the original author and is releasing it to the public domain is obviously bogus. -- Cjensen 18:00, 2 March 2007 (EST)

March 2007

Image:Map-South Africa-Wester Cape-Cape Peninsula.svg

This is just a typo I think (the "n" in "Western" is missing). The good one is here: Image:Map-South_Africa-Western_Cape-Cape_Peninsula.svg. --Flip666 writeme! • 09:32, 9 March 2007 (EST)

  • Delete - You are correct, that was a typo and the correct one is the one with the correct spelling --NJR ZA 14:07, 25 March 2007 (EDT)


Discussion copied from en:Wikitravel:Votes_for_deletion

  • Reccommend for deletion Looks suspiciously like a commercial brochure pic.. it has no origin information MiddleEastern 15:50, 5 March 2007 (EST)
  • Delete per guilty until proven innocent theory. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 01:54, 11 March 2007 (EST)
  • Delete --NJR_ZA 03:35, 11 March 2007 (EDT)
    • This one is on shared, I'll copy this vfd request there --NJR ZA 14:07, 25 March 2007 (EDT)