Wikiversity:Requests for Deletion

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We welcome and appreciate civil discussion of requests to delete or undelete pages when reasonable objections are made or are likely, the advice in Wikiversity:Deletions is followed, and other options have failed. A good attitude is to explain what you have tried, ask for help or advice from fellow Wikiversity participants on what to do now, keep an open mind, accept any community consensus, and focus on how pages can be improved. Finding ways to improve pages is the preferred outcome of any discussion and consensus here. Pages should always be kept when reasonable concerns are adequately addressed. Reasons and responses should be specific and relate to Wikiversity policy or scope in some way, kept brief, and stated in a positive or neutral way. Vague reasons ("out of scope", "disruptive") may be ignored.

A clear consensus should emerge before archiving a request. Often discussion takes a week or more to reach a clear consensus. Remember to add {{dr}} to the top of pages nominated for deletion. You can put "keep", "delete", or "neutral" at the beginning of your response, but consensus is established by discussion and reasoning, not mere voting.

How to begin discussion[edit]

  1. Add {{Deletion request}} or {{dr}} to the image, category or resource nominated for deletion.
  2. Add a new section to the end of this page using the following format:
    == [[Page title]] ==
    reasons why this page ought to be deleted --~~~~

Undeletion requests[edit]

If an article has been deleted, and you would like it undeleted, please list it here. Please try to give as close to the title as possible, and list your reasons for why it should be restored.


Requesting undeletion of this resource. Either that, or delete all the orphans that were left behind, which would be a waste :'(. There's some not-bad material here.

(The preceding unsigned comment was added by Guywan (talkcontribs) ) 19:08, 17 March 2020

Currently the deleted top page and existing subpages are protected from recreation by non-autoconfirmed users through May 2020 to prevent long term abuse from a globally banned user who threatened members of our community. (this and related topics were of interest to the person) The pages appear to have had little to no activity in about a decade and most of the contributions were from a single user who has long been inactive. Is someone willing to actively develop and patrol the pages to prevent further LTA? We'll need to check the revdel history before restoring as I recall that there were threats and libel in the edits. It might be better to create a new page. --mikeu talk 20:11, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
@Mu301: I recreated the page. Just a list of links since I am unfamiliar with the subject matter. I'll look after the pages. You may close this request. guywan (talkcontribs) 15:27, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Ok, that's fine. The new top level page has the same protection (autoconfirmed editors only) as the subpages. Please ping staff if you see any inappropriate contribs. The banned user often appears reasonable at first before behaving in an erratic and abusive manner. I'd recommend that you not engage in off-wiki contact with anyone who questions or complains about reverts on those pages. --mikeu talk 15:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests[edit]

Organic chemistry/Atomic structure[edit]

I am so sorry, I didn’t notice that there is already a page about it. I am fixing the faulty link. --AcCH2COOEt (discusscontribs) 12:57, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@AcCH2COOEt: YesY Done You can just add {{Delete|Author request}} for pages you created that don't have significant contributions by others. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:53, 25 August 2019 (UTC)


As per blanking edit: Turns out the version of Lua 5.1 used in Scribunto has the 'bit' module backported, rendering the custom bitwise logic useless (and relatively slow!) --MoonyTheDwarf (discusscontribs) 03:09, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

YesY Done by Marshallsumter. @MoonyTheDwarf: At Wikiversity, we use this page for deletions that require discussion. If you have a speedy deletion, you can just tag it with {{Delete|reason}} Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:11, 10 October 2019 (UTC)


I create this essay like submission prior to fully understanding the projects submission requirements. I no longer think has educational value, should not have been submitted in that form (it is resubmitted here), and I would like it deleted for privacy reasons. Kind thanks, Peter --E.3 (discusscontribs) 11:22, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

YesY Done --mikeu talk 11:57, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

C Programming[edit]

Was a redirect to Introduction to C programming. I would like to move C to C Programming, since I feel it is a better name for the course. Regards, guywan (talkcontribs) 15:30, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

YesY Done --mikeu talk 15:58, 20 March 2020 (UTC)