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== Default messages ==
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This template has built-in messages for some common scenarios.
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=== Sandbox ===
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This message is used for pages that appear to have been used to test out the wiki.
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''Code:''
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<pre><nowiki>{{delete|sandbox}}</nowiki></pre>
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''Output'':
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{{delete|sandbox}}
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=== Mystery ===
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This message is used for a page that does not appear to have a relevant purpose. It may actually have been a sandbox, but there's not enough context to determine if that's the case.
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''Code:''
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<pre><nowiki>{{delete|mystery}}</nowiki></pre>
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''Output'':
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{{delete|mystery}}

Revision as of 08:51, 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.}}.

Contents

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.


Default messages

This template has built-in messages for some common scenarios.

Sandbox

This message is used for pages that appear to have been used to test out the wiki.

Code:

{{delete|sandbox}}

Output:

Cog.png
It has been requested that this page be deleted.
This page does not appear to have useful content. If you're looking to experiment with the wiki, please use your user page as a sandbox.


Mystery

This message is used for a page that does not appear to have a relevant purpose. It may actually have been a sandbox, but there's not enough context to determine if that's the case.

Code:

{{delete|mystery}}

Output:

Cog.png
It has been requested that this page be deleted.
This page does not appear to have useful content. If you're looking to experiment with the wiki, please use your user page as a sandbox.