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Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion

Administrator instructions

Miscellany for deletion (MfD) is a place where Wikipedians decide what should be done with problematic pages in the namespaces which aren't covered by other specialized deletion discussion areas. Items sent here are usually discussed for seven days; then they are either deleted by an administrator or kept, based on community consensus as evident from the discussion, consistent with policy, and with careful judgment of the rough consensus if required.

Filtered versions of this page Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion include:

Information on the process [ edit ]

What may be nominated for deletion here:

  • Pages not covered by other XFD venues, including pages in these namespaces: Book:, Draft:, Help:, Portal:, MediaWiki:, Wikipedia: (including WikiProjects), User:, TimedText:, Education Program:, Gadget:, Gadget definition:, and the various Talk: namespaces
  • Userboxes (regardless of namespace)
  • Files in the File namespace that have a local description page but no local file (if there is a local file, Wikipedia:Files for discussion is the right venue)
  • Any other page, that is not in article space, where there is dispute as to the correct XfD venue.

Requests to undelete pages deleted after discussion here, and debate whether discussions here have been properly closed, both take place at Wikipedia:Deletion review, in accordance with Wikipedia's undeletion policy.

Before nominating a page for deletion [ edit ]

Before nominating a page for deletion, please consider these guidelines:

Deleting pages in your own userspace
  • If you want to have your own userpage or a draft you created deleted, there is no need to list it here; simply tag it with {{db-userreq}} or {{db-u1}}. If you wish to clear your user talk page or sandbox, just blank it.
Deleting pages in other people's userspace
  • Consider explaining your concerns on the user's talk page with a personal note or by adding {{subst:Uw-userpage}} ~~~~  to their talk page. This step assumes good faith and civility; often the user is simply unaware of the guidelines, and the page can either be fixed or speedily deleted using {{db-userreq}}.
  • Take care not to bite newcomers – sometimes using the {{subst:welcome}} or {{subst:welcomeg}} template and a pointer to WP:UP would be best first.
  • Problematic userspace material is often addressed by the User pages guidelines including in some cases removal by any user or tagging to clarify the content or to prevent external search engine indexing. (Examples include copies of old, deleted, or disputed material, problematic drafts, promotional material, offensive material, inappropriate links, 'spoofing' of the MediaWiki interface, disruptive HTML, invitations or advocacy of disruption, certain kinds of images and image galleries, etc) If your concern relates to these areas consider these approaches as well, or instead of, deletion.
  • User pages about Wikipedia-related matters by established users usually do not qualify for deletion.
  • Articles that were recently deleted at AfD and then moved to userspace are generally not deleted unless they have lingered in userspace for an extended period of time without improvement to address the concerns that resulted in their deletion at AfD, or their content otherwise violates a global content policy such as our policies on Biographies of living persons that applies to any namespace.
Policies, guidelines and process pages
  • Established pages and their sub-pages should not be nominated, as such nominations will probably be considered disruptive, and the ensuing discussions closed early. This is not a forum for modifying or revoking policy. Instead consider tagging the policy as {{historical}} or redirecting it somewhere.
  • Proposals still under discussion generally should not be nominated. If you oppose a proposal, discuss it on the policy page's discussion page. Consider being bold and improving the proposal. Modify the proposal so that it gains consensus. Also note that even if a policy fails to gain consensus, it is often useful to retain it as a historical record, for the benefit of future editors.
WikiProjects and their subpages
  • It is generally preferable that inactive WikiProjects not be deleted, but instead be marked as {{WikiProject status|inactive}}, redirected to a relevant WikiProject, or changed to a task force of a parent WikiProject, unless the WikiProject was incompletely created or is entirely undesirable.
  • WikiProjects that were never very active and which do not have substantial historical discussions (meaning multiple discussions over an extended period of time) on the project talk page should not be tagged as {{historical}}; reserve this tag for historically active projects that have, over time, been replaced by other processes or that contain substantial discussion (as defined above) of the organization of a significant area of Wikipedia. Before deletion of an inactive project with a founder or other formerly active members who are active elsewhere on Wikipedia, consider userfication.
  • Notify the main WikiProject talk page when nominating any WikiProject subpage, in addition to standard notification of the page creator.
Alternatives to deletion
  • Normal editing that doesn't require the use of any administrator tools, such as merging the page into another page or renaming it, can often resolve problems.
  • Pages in the wrong namespace (e.g. an article in Wikipedia namespace), can simply be moved and then tag the redirect for speedy deletion using {{db-g6|rationale= it's a redirect left after a cross-namespace move}}. Notify the author of the original article of the cross-namespace move.
Alternatives to MfD
  • Speedy deletion If the page clearly satisfies a "general" or "user" speedy deletion criterion, tag it with the appropriate template. Be sure to read the entire criterion, as some do not apply in the user space.
  • Proposed deletion is an option for non-controversial deletions of books (in both User: and Book: namespaces).

Please familiarize yourself with the following policies [ edit ]

How to list pages for deletion [ edit ]

Please check the aforementioned list of deletion discussion areas to check that you are in the right area. Then follow these instructions:

Instructions on listing pages for deletion:

To list a page for deletion, follow this three-step process:(replace PageName with the name of the page, including its namespace, to be deleted)

Note: Users must be logged in to complete step II. An unregistered user who wishes to nominate a page for deletion should complete step I and post their reasoning on Wikipedia talk:Miscellany for deletion with a notification to a registered user to complete the process.

I.
Edit PageName:

Enter the following text at the top of the page you are listing for deletion:

{{mfd}}

for a second or subsequent nomination use {{mfdx|2nd|{{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}}}
If the nomination is for a userbox, use <noinclude>{{mfd}}</noinclude> as to not mess up the formatting for the userbox.

or

{{mfd|GroupName}}

if nominating several similar related pages in an umbrella nomination. Choose a suitable name as GroupName and use it on each page.

or

{{subst:md1-inline|{{subst:FULLPAGENAME}}}}

if you are nominating a userbox in userspace or similarly transcluded page.
  • Please include in the edit summary the phrase

    Added MfD nomination at [[Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/PageName]]

    replace PageName with the name of the page that is up for deletion.
  • Please don't mark your edit summary as a minor edit.
  • Check the "Watch this page" box if you would like to follow the page in your watchlist. This may help you to notice if your MfD tag is removed by someone.
  • Save the page
II.
Create its MfD subpage.

The resulting MfD box at the top of the page should contain the link "this page's entry"

  • Click that link to open the page's deletion discussion page.
  • Insert this text:
{{subst:mfd2| pg={{subst:#titleparts:{{subst:PAGENAME}}||2}}| text=Reason why the page should be deleted}} ~~~~

replacing Reason... with your reasons why the page should be deleted and sign the page. Do not substitute the pagename, as this will occur automatically.
  • Consider checking "Watch this page" to follow the progress of the debate.
  • Please use an edit summary such as

    Creating deletion discussion page for [[PageName]]


    replacing PageName with the name of the page you are proposing for deletion.
  • Save the page.
III.
Add a line to MfD.

Follow   this edit link   and at the top of the list add a line:

{{subst:mfd3| pg=PageName}}

Put the page's name in place of "PageName".
  • Include the discussion page's name in your edit summary like

    Added [[Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/PageName]]

    replacing PageName with the name of the page you are proposing for deletion.
  • Save the page.
  • If nominating a page that has been nominated before, use the page's name in place of "PageName" and add
{{priorxfd|PageName}}

in the nominated page deletion discussion area to link to the previous discussions and then save the page using an edit summary such as

Added [[Template:priorxfd]] to link to prior discussions.
  • If nominating a page from someone else's userspace, notify them on their main talk page.

    For other pages, while not required, it is generally considered civil to notify the good-faith creator and any main contributors of the miscellany that you are nominating. To find the main contributors, look in the page history or talk page of the page and/or use TDS' Article Contribution Counter or Wikipedia Page History Statistics. For your convenience, you may add

    {{subst:mfd notice|PageName}} ~~~~

    to their talk page in the "edit source" section, replacing PageName with the pagename. Please use an edit summary such as

    Notice of deletion discussion at [[Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/PageName]]

    replacing PageName with the name of the nomination page you are proposing for deletion.
  • If the user has not edited in a while, consider sending the user an email to notify them about the MfD if the MfD concerns their user pages.
  • If you are nominating a Portal, please make a note of your nomination here and consider using the portal guidelines in your nomination.
  • If you are nominating a WikiProject, please post a notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Council, in addition to the project's talk page and the talk pages of the founder and active members.

Administrator instructions [ edit ]

XFD backlog
V Dec Jan Feb Mar Total
CfD 0 6 78 0 84
TfD 0 0 5 0 5
MfD 0 0 0 0 5
FfD 0 0 30 0 30
AfD 0 0 4 0 4

Administrator instructions for closing and relisting discussions can be found here.

Archived discussions [ edit ]

A list of archived discussions can be located at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Archived debates.

Current discussions [ edit ]

Pages currently being considered for deletion are indexed by the day on which they were first listed. Please place new listings at the top of the section for the current day. If no section for the current day is present, please start a new section.

March 7, 2021 [ edit ]

Draft:Travis Ganther [ edit ]

Draft:Travis Ganther (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Hoax Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:47, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

March 6, 2021 [ edit ]

Talk:Music Choice Rap [ edit ]

Talk:Music Choice Rap (edit | subject | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Vandal user created talk page with no article. Please delete. KNHaw (talk) 23:26, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Bigger and more complex [ edit ]

Wikipedia:Bigger and more complex (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Delete because Project page was created but never developed so it's not a "project". It is unused. The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 22:02, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Leegy [ edit ]

Draft:Leegy (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Auto-biographical draft that currently has no hope in meeting any criteria for inclusion. Has been repeatably submitted, declined twice and rejected twice but is continually submitted with no actual improvement. The subject has tried to resubmit again after the latest rejection but forgot to remove the nowiki code from the cut and paste. McMatter (talk)/(contrib) 15:06, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete as tendentious resubmission after rejection. Any attempt to resubmit after rejection without some effort to discuss requires sanctions, either deletion or some sort of block. Some sort of conduct action is probably needed anyway, but this is a content forum. Robert McClenon (talk) 16:58, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

March 4, 2021 [ edit ]

User:Zazaban/Rock music [ edit ]

User:Zazaban/Rock music (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Apparently abandoned fork. -- Beland (talk) 20:00, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete per WP:UP#COPIES. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 20:06, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    • WP:UP:COPIES means delete whether edited or not, “as content forking represents an attribution hazard”. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 06:25, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - it does not seem the user changed anything beyond what was copied over. — Rhododendritestalk \\ 22:07, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete — abandoned fork. — csc-1 00:37, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete as per Joe and Rhododendrites - Article has remained there for 12 years and has never been edited. –Davey2010Talk 22:20, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete or Redirect to the article. But redirecting from the user space of an editor who edits sporadically and not recently does not seem useful. Robert McClenon (talk) 00:55, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

User:Isento/Inspirational verses [ edit ]

User:Isento/Inspirational verses (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

I warned Isento that an earlier version of this page with full song lyrics was a copyright violation and needed to be deleted. That was a week ago. Although the amount of lyrics has been reduced, it still seems excessive. I'm not sure that a collection of lyrics on a user page would be considered fair use. In any case, the versions of the page with full lyrics need to be deleted. Mo Billings (talk) 05:23, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

There never were any versions with a song's full lyrics. And contrary to your claim at my talk page, I did address this by asking @Jo-Jo Eumerus: a week ago to delete the revisions you deemed excessive (User_talk:Jo-Jo_Eumerus#Rev_deletion). Which they did. isento (talk) 05:30, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I didn't notice that the history had been revision deleted. I think it's still worth hearing other opinions on fair use. Mo Billings (talk) 05:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Sure, sure. isento (talk) 05:55, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak Keep - I do not claim to be an expert on the law of fair use, but as a matter of common sense, the page appears to be fair use of multiple works. Robert McClenon (talk) 19:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
    • I disagree that it is fair use. A collage of different works is not fair use. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 20:15, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Well, a collage of different works (especially using small parts of those works for noncommercial purposes) is very often fair use. Still he question is whether it's a problem for our non-free content rules. Of that, I'm not so sure. We don't typically allow non-free content in userspace, but I suspect there are an awful lot of user pages with song lyrics... BTW Isento might be interested in our sister project, Wikiquote, which does indeed include small bits of song lyrics and other copyrighted works under fair use. :) — Rhododendritestalk \\ 22:27, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        • Those had a strong personal resonance with me, reflecting parts of my bio in particular. Now that I've done my own research, I see that WP:COPYQUOTE says: "A special case is the use of quotations purely for interest or decorative purposes on user pages. By consensus such quotations are acceptable as long as they are limited in extent, particularly if they comment on the attitudes of the user in question." Elsewhere, it says "the copied material should not comprise a substantial portion of the work being quoted". By the powers of deductive reasoning, I assume that quoting a short verse or two from each of those songs does not qualify as a problem. In none of those songs quoted is more than a quarter of the whole quoted; in most cases much less; in some cases they are public domain. isento (talk) 23:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
          • The weakness, the failing, in the fair use claim is that there is insufficient use relative to the amount of fair-use-claimed quoting. To improve the claim, add to the page some commentary connecting the quotes to some theme/meaning. How do they resonate? By doing this, demonstrate that the collage is not just a random collection. You have to add your own creative addition, and it has to be clear enough that a visitor can recognize which parts are used, and what your new contribution is. You must add your own original research / synthesis to make a "use" that can be judged "fair use". --SmokeyJoe (talk) 00:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
            • It is your opinion that there is no connection between the inspirational verses and the bio page, or that it is "random". My approach was to be somewhat impressionistic – there are themes progressing and pinging from one text to the next – and not to overwhelm a potential reader with personal details. Anyway, the guideline says "particularly", not "necessarily". I respect your argument, but I don't agree with it applying to this case. isento (talk) 00:57, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
              • No no no. Obviously there is, but you haven't written it. Crude tests may be applied, namely the fraction of the work being quoted, the quote lengths, and the ratio of the amount quoted and what you have written about the quotes. I don't what that ratio needs to be, or that it is well defined, but I think you need to at least mention each quote. Obviously you page collection is not random, but to think in terms of how it would be summarised and scored crudely in terms of justification of fair use. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 02:47, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
            • The concept of "inspirational verses" itself is from Christgau who's referenced in the bio. This isn't that big a deal though. It was just a nice little artsy thing I started a while ago. Kinda resigning myself to the idea that no one cares about my story or ideas anyway. But it still is a nice thing for myself to see, like the way normal people look at their Instagram lol. isento (talk) 01:33, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
              • I feel sure that you could easily add a paragraph introduction to say that these verses inspire you, and a little bit why and how. If it is too personal to explain, say "for personal reasons". --SmokeyJoe (talk) 02:50, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
                • How's this? A little free-form poetic, with influences of syntax from cummings and Christgau. isento (talk) 03:00, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
                  • Better! Keep. Meets fair use because the collection of snippets has no meaning being the stated inspiration of User:Isento. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 06:09, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

March 3, 2021 [ edit ]

Template:User Michael Bloomberg 2020 [ edit ]

Template:User Michael Bloomberg 2020 (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Unused userbox; campaign is over (and given how unsuccessful it was, this is unlikely to be used). Elliot321 (talk | contribs) 21:41, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Fixed by editing. Keep per WP:ATD, and especially if it was ever used, i.e. is present in the history of any userpage. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 00:18, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep — Doesn't appear to be problematic, and it could have historic uses as SmokeyJoe pointed out. — csc-1 00:35, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. Useless, no purpose to keep forever. -- P 1 9 9   02:58, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep - A non-offensive userbox that isn't causing any harm to anyone. I agree it probably wont be used but that's no reason to delete it. –Davey2010Talk 22:26, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep, harmless. J947messageedits 05:32, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

February 28, 2021 [ edit ]

User:ENF - Embarrassed Nude Female/sandbox [ edit ]

User:ENF - Embarrassed Nude Female/sandbox (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)​

Abandoned draft, no potential for ever becoming an article. Guy Macon (talk) 03:26, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Not quite CSD#U5, as it conceivably could get into Plot device, but that article is not a list of all plot devices, and this is a very shallow one. I think you should have blanked it on discovery, as it is not worth having everyone here think about it. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 03:56, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - This has been abandoned for six-plus years by an editor who came and went six-plus years ago. The name of the account used by the editor is the same as the name of the plot device, which means that the account was created for the purpose of creating this draft, which means that the account was a sockpuppet account of someone. That isn't G5, but it is another reason to delete after this discussion. Robert McClenon (talk) 04:09, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete Clear U5, whatever the hell this is it needs to go. SK2242 (talk) 06:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - Wikipedia is not TV Tropes. Has very little chance of becoming part of an encyclopaedia article. ƒirefly ( t · c ) 12:49, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
    • I actually searched TV Tropes before filing this, because the style is so close I thought it might be a simple cut and paste copyright infringement speedy delete. I Didn't find a smoking gun, but the copied page may have been deleted from TT years ago. --Guy Macon (talk) 13:31, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete — Clearly non-encyclopedic, get it out of here. — csc-1 21:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - One question - Just why ?...... Anywho doesn't improve the 'pedia in any way, shape or form. –Davey2010Talk 17:06, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Old business [ edit ]

February 26, 2021 [ edit ]



February 17, 2021 [ edit ]

MediaWiki:Abusefilter-disallowed/de [ edit ]

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(Time stamp for bot to properly relist.)bibliomaniac15 04:17, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Per Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/MediaWiki:Noarticletext/es, as an English language Wikipedia, it is entirely pointless to have personalized messages in [foreign languages] as it is expected that those contributing have a decent command of English. In summary: In order to contribute to this project, you need to have enough of a command of English to understand all the English-language system messages and policies that we put there, and translating these messages will probably just encourage non-fluent English speakers to contribute to this project in broken English, rather than contributing to their own language Wikipedia fluently without problems. For this reason, I nominated this list of 108 pages for deletion and would prefer deletion of all of these above messages. If this should be discussed in the village pump instead, I am happy to raise my concerns there. Aasim (talk) 22:35, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete all per nom. * Pppery * it has begun... 04:50, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Whoa there if these pages are empty or otherwise useless, then sure delete. But otherwise having a page such as MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer-anon/nl exist doesn't seem to be following the nominators deletion argument. If you are a multi-language editor and have your interface language set to your common language you will see these messages instead of the local custom english version - else you will get the mediawiki default which could be even worse. This nomination is a bit broad to not have more specific reasons for specific pages. — xaosflux Talk 12:13, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
    I know people like to set their interface language to their foreign language, but speaking from the point of view of someone who predominantly speaks English, my contributions on other language wikis would not be super helpful. Plus we also have the Wikipedia:Embassy for those who cannot communicate or understand Wikipedia policies very well. The level of English required to contribute to an English project (and this is true for other languages as well, not just English) is very high. En-1 and En-2 does not cut it. Sure you may be able to edit at En-2 but the kinds of edits you can make are very limited compared to En-N or En-3/4.
    And the MediaWiki default being "worse"? I disagree a little. You still have access to all the tools, they are just not conveniently linked at the bottom of every talk page. The solution is just go to your native wiki or an international wiki (like MediaWiki or Meta) and you get the tools linked at the bottom there. Aasim (talk) 16:37, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep English Wikipedia, as the most prominent Wikipedia, should remain accessible to editors of different languages. There is very little cost to keeping these. Zoozaz1talk 18:41, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
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  • Reject nomination and send this matter to a venue better equipped to debate it. The community should be queried, mayhaps through an rfc at somewhere like the village pump, regarding the appropriateness of such pages (i.e. seemingly translations of abuse filters) as a class. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 13:10, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep and start an RFC somewhere - Personally I agree with the nom in that everyone who comes here should have a basic understanding of English however I also agree with Godsy that a consensus should be reached somewhere as to whether these as a whole are acceptable here or not. Other point to make is these could all be used which if they are a lot of disruption would be caused if theu're deleted, –Davey2010Talk 22:31, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Draft:Jay Drew [ edit ]

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Unsourced BLP, a request to add sources has been ignored. SK2242 (talk) 13:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Delete as an unsourced BLP. It also happens to be promotion and no hint of notability. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 14:26, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
    • I could find no reliable independent source. Unsourced BLPs should be deleted exactly per BLPPROD, allow seven days to find a reliable source. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 20:55, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep per WP:NMFD, though I have no doubt it will be G13'd. — csc-1 16:45, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
WP:BLP is policy that is active in all namespaces. NMFD does not explicitly mention unsourced BLPs as something not to delete, and should not be used as a response to just any draft at MfD. SK2242 (talk) 16:53, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Draftspace exists as a place for articles to be developed, obviously any contentious material should be removed per policy, but otherwise it should just be left for WP:G13. — csc-1 17:12, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
    • NMFD is about non-notability not being allowed to be the primary reason to delete a draft, but given another reason, it can be considered. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 20:57, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep for now, hasn't been submitted yet. Can be tagged for autobiography if it has a promotional tone. AngusW🐶🐶F (barksniff) 18:07, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - Will this person ever be notable ? Well judging by these search results the answer's no. Most Nigerian/Zambian bios created here tend to not be notable and this draft looks nothing different from the rest of the now-deleted drafts/articles. If he becomes notable in the future someone can go to REFUND or just recreate. –Davey2010Talk 19:26, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep - Drafts allow time to compile and add sources; if nothing comes of it, then the darkness that is G13 will snuff out its light. If it is unreasonably promotional to the point of no hope, then request it be speedied. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 10:53, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep autobio that will be G13d in the course of time. JavaHurricane 14:10, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak Keep because notability does not apply to drafts, and because SmokeyJoe has a good idea about unsourced draft BLPs, but it isn't policy yet. Robert McClenon (talk) 02:55, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak delete, too promotional, there really is no plausible indication of notability now and no realistic chance of becoming notable any time soon, as Davey2010's search indicates. I don't see a point in retaining this draft for months "just because". Nsk92 (talk) 12:09, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

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User:Gr8opinionater/Userboxes/Falangist [ edit ]

User:Gr8opinionater/Userboxes/Falangist (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)

Userbox promoting fascist ideologies, which violates WP:UBCR, WP:POLEMIC, and WP:NONAZIS. See other previous discussions about such userboxes. — csc-1 19:08, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

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Delete These discussions have shown that this userbox is inflammatory enough to be deleted according to policy. Zoozaz1talk 17:37, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Keep The label "fascist" is not a reason for deletion. It is a reprehensible philosophy, but in this case there is a clear distinction between the policies of Falangist Spain, which was immoral but not evil (as in not committing genocide), and more destructive fascist ideology, such as Nazism, which was both immoral and evil. Just because something is fascist doesn't mean it should be deleted.Zoozaz1talk 03:34, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
Falangist Spain, which was immoral but not evil (as in not committing genocide) Patently untrue. Please read White Terror (Spain). The Falangist regime absolutely engaged in terror and genocide. The fact that it wasn't as well-publicized as The Holocaust does not diminish its significance.--WaltCip-(talk) 14:03, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
That is a lot of terror, definitely, but that doesn't mean it was a genocide, which has a very specific definition according to the UN. Zoozaz1talk 14:34, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Don't move the goalposts. Terror is terror. Indeed, the United Nations as you referenced is investigating further the crimes against humanity (disclaimer: link copied from article is broken) committed by the Francoist regime. The Francoists and Falangists are one and the same. It's bad enough that you are voting to keep this userbox, but don't use ignorance of their misdeeds as a defense. --WaltCip-(talk) 15:20, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm not moving any goalposts. Any ideology that has been implemented at scale has had moments of terror. Should we delete userboxes supporting America, or Republicans or Democrats, because of the treatment (arguably genocide, certainly crimes against humanity) of the Native Americans? Britain because of its Empire? Democracy because of the massive slavery and repression it was founded during by some of its most notable adherents? We can go on and on. There are lines to be drawn, but I do not think they should be drawn here.Zoozaz1talk 16:01, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Frankly, I don't want to humor this conversation any further, as the false equivalency and whataboutism in attempting to equate the terror of the Franco regime - something that is still fresh in the minds of Spaniards - to prior misdeeds of other countries is an ideological exercise that will lead nowhere good. --WaltCip-(talk) 17:20, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom and per the keep comment of Zoozaz1 above. Yes, if a userbox is fascist (in this case by definition), absolutely, that does mean that it should be deleted. WP:NONAZIS, please. Nsk92 (talk) 12:24, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep I do not see how it violates WP:UBCR as it is trying to recruit anyone to join. I also believe that a political ideology by itself is not substantially divisive. As for WP:POLEMIC I do not believe that this would be considered an attack on anyone or a group of people. As all the userbox states is what that particular user identifies as. As for WP:NONAZIS it is an essay, and as such has not been vetted by the community, that being the case, I feel that the case for WP:NONAZIS is moot. AfricanChristmas (talk) 00:27, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Keep. Lets keep in mind that WP:NONAZIS is not a policy or guideline. If you think this guideline should be then I would look to discussions (if any) on why this was never put into place. Other than that this template recruits or targets nobody as the movement is used in past tense. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 00:30, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
The userbox is incredibly inflammatory. Perhaps in Spain some apologists of the Franco regime still argue about the fine differences between fascism and Nazism but the most of the rest of the world does not care to make that distinction. Nsk92 (talk) 15:37, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. Can't believe we even need to discuss this. WP:NONAZIS please and thank you. WaltCip-(talk) 12:58, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

User:Gr8opinionater/Userboxes/ Brazillian Integralist [ edit ]

User:Gr8opinionater/Userboxes/ Brazillian Integralist (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) – (View MfD)

Unused userbox promoting fascist ideologies, which violates WP:UBCR, WP:POLEMIC, and WP:NONAZIS. See other previous discussions about such userboxes. — csc-1 19:02, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

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Keep Similar to my reasoning on Falangism. Brazilian Integralists explicitly distanced themselves from Nazis. A horrible philosophy, yes. One deserving of editors being banned from expressing their support of it, no. Zoozaz1talk 03:38, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom and per the keep comment of Zoozaz1 above, similar to the other MfD for a similar userbox. Yes, if a userbox is fascist (and Brazilian Integralism is by, definition, fascist), absolutely, that does mean that it should be deleted. WP:NONAZIS, please. Nsk92 (talk) 12:28, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
    • Not facist by “definition”. Facist by characterisation. —SmokeyJoe (talk) 20:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

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