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<onlyinclude>This template is for use on pages that should be deleted.
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[[Template:Delete]] is an [[Help:Admonitions|admonition]] that indicates a page should be deleted. This template makes these pages easier for administrators to find and work through, especially if a reason is provided.
  
Usage: '''<nowiki>{{delete|Reasoning for deleting the page}}</nowiki>'''</onlyinclude>
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Page deletions should usually be reserved for mistakes, as a deleted page may break links. For pages that have been moved, use a [[Help:Redirects|redirect]]. For pages with obsolete content, try merging the content into other articles and then providing a redirect to an appropriate location.
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To use, insert <code><nowiki>{{delete}}</nowiki></code> which will display a default message. To include a reason for the request, insert <code><nowiki>{{delete|This page really needs to be deleted.}}</nowiki></code>.
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== Examples ==
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=== Example: Basic delete request ===
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This example demonstrates a basic request for deletion.
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''Code:''
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<pre><nowiki>{{delete|This page is no longer used.}}</nowiki></pre>
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''Output'':
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{{delete|This page is no longer used.}}
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=== Example: Minimal delete request ===
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This example demonstrates the default request for deletion.
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''Code:''
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<pre><nowiki>{{delete}}</nowiki></pre>
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''Output'':
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{{delete}}
  
 
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Revision as of 08:07, 28 June 2010

Template:Delete is an admonition that indicates a page should be deleted. This template makes these pages easier for administrators to find and work through, especially if a reason is provided.

Page deletions should usually be reserved for mistakes, as a deleted page may break links. For pages that have been moved, use a redirect. For pages with obsolete content, try merging the content into other articles and then providing a redirect to an appropriate location.

To use, insert {{delete}} which will display a default message. To include a reason for the request, insert {{delete|This page really needs to be deleted.}}.

Examples

Example: Basic delete request

This example demonstrates a basic request for deletion.

Code:

{{delete|This page is no longer used.}}

Output:

Cog.png
It has been requested that this page be deleted.
This page is no longer used.


Example: Minimal delete request

This example demonstrates the default request for deletion.

Code:

{{delete}}

Output:

Cog.png
It has been requested that this page be deleted.