Wikivoyage:Votes for deletion

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Votes for Deletion

This page lists articles, files and templates that are nominated for deletion. Any Wikivoyager can make a nomination or comment on any nomination. Nominations or comments should follow a rationale based on our deletion policy.

If our deletion policy leads towards a merge or redirect, then coordinate this on the discussion page of the article.

The purpose of this page is limited to the interpretation and application of our deletion policy. You can discuss what our deletion policies should be on the deletion policy discussion page.

NominatingEdit

Add a {{vfd}} tag to the top of the article, file or template being proposed for deletion, so that people viewing it will be aware. Place the tag at the very top, before everything else, except the page banner. Do note though, if you're tagging a template for deletion, use <noinclude>{{vfd}}</noinclude> instead of {{vfd}} alone.

Add a link to the article, file or template at the end of the list below, along with the reason why it is being listed for deletion. Sign your recommendation using four tildes ("~~~~").

If you're nominating a file for deletion, make sure it's actually located on the English Wikivoyage and not on Wikimedia Commons.

The basic format for a deletion nomination is:

===[[Chicken]]===
Not a valid travel article topic. ~~~~

CommentingEdit

All Wikivoyagers are invited to comment on articles, files or templates listed for deletion. The format for comments is:

===[[Chicken]]===
* '''Delete'''. Not a valid travel article topic. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (UTC)
* '''Keep'''. There is a town in [[Alaska]] called Chicken. ~~~~

When leaving comments you may elect to delete, keep, or redirect the article. If you recommend redirection, you may suggest where it should be redirected to. Any attempt to merge content from an article to some other destination must retain the edit history to comply with the attribution (CC BY-SA) requirements of the free license, so it may be possible to merge and redirect but not to merge and delete. Sign your comment using four tildes ("~~~~").

Deleting, or notEdit

  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to delete, an administrator may delete it.
  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to redirect or merge, any Wikivoyager may do it. If you make a redirect, please check for any resulting broken redirects or double redirects.
  • If, after 14 days of discussion, the consensus is to keep, any Wikivoyager may remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion.
  • If there is no consensus after 14 days, allow a further 7 days for discussion.
    • If, after the additional 7 days, there is no consensus, the page should be kept – any Wikivoyager may remove any VFD notices from that page, and archive the deletion discussion.
    • If, after the additional 7 days, there is a consensus, implement it in line with the first three points above.
  • When deleting a template, consider first replacing it wherever it's been transcluded, especially if it served a formatting function. You can do this by adding "subst:" before the template name. Once that's done, you can delete the template without affecting individual uses of it.
  • When deleting an article, check "What links here". Either remove the newly-broken links from the articles or point them somewhere else. Inbound redirects to a deleted page should either be deleted or redirected elsewhere.

ArchivingEdit

After you keep/redirect/merge/delete the article, file or template, move the deletion discussion to the Archives page for the appropriate month. The root archives page has a directory. Note that it's the month in which the action was taken, rather than when the nomination was first posted, that should be used for the archived discussion; that way, recourse to the deletion log can lead subsequent readers right to the discussion (at least for the pages that were deleted).

When archiving, always make it clear to other editors what the outcome of the discussion was. This can be done by adding the result to the discussion in a separate edit from the one in which you remove the discussion from this page; or you can describe the outcome in the edit summary when you remove the discussion.

If the nominated article, file or template was not deleted, then place another (identical duplicate) copy of the deletion discussion on the discussion page of the article, file or template being kept or redirected.

See also:

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January 2022Edit

Wikivoyage:Bad_jokes_and_other_deleted_nonsense/Islamic_StateEdit

This is neither a joke nor nonsense so the article should not exist at its current location. It got there by being moved from a mainspace article which was deleted. See Wikivoyage:Votes_for_deletion/August_2014#Islamic_State

I'd say Islam#Salafi-Takfiri covers everything we need to say about this movement. We might create redirects to that from "Islamic State", "ISIS" and/or "ISIL", but I doubt that is necessary. Warnings about their activities go in the country articles.

I do not think we want text that helps anyone go join these guys, for reasons similar to why we do not provide info for pedophiles. Pashley (talk) 05:01, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

  • Speedy delete. I agree. It's well out of the scope of a travel guide, and it's not a joke either. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 05:04, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete yeah not funny. Doesn't belong here. Gizza (roam) 05:10, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. I concur with the above comments, something like that doesn't belong here. Roovinn (talk) 08:54, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. The author expressed hope that gallows humour would be accepted here, but forgot to include the humour. Ground Zero (talk) 11:48, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Empty skeleton articles created by Paulboht (talk · contribs)Edit

Affected pages:

These articles were created in the unproductive page creation by the editor Paulboht likely to earn points in the contest. These articles don't even mention where they're located, just "{{PAGENAME}} is in [[Region Name]] along with the empty sections. They were created on 2021/12/28, which is almost a month ago(edit 2022/01/17 03:52: it's three weeks, not a month. Apologies.). They've had ample opportunities to work on it, and when Ground Zero and Ikan question that editor on what they're doing, they just brushed it off with personal attacks. We shouldn't be rewarding this sort of behaviour.

Although I do recognize that we have a policy of not deleting real places – this one is also among one of the exceptions. Additionally, for some like Gambari, it does not appear in a google search nor on Google Maps. I haven't checked the others, but they may be a similar case. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 22:06, 16 January 2022 (UTC)


  • Delete as nominator. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 22:06, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete Even if they are real places, they can be deleted as there is no content. (Do we need to clarify the policy to be clear that there must be some travel information to keep a real place?). AlasdairW (talk) 00:25, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
    • I agree they should be deleted, but that is not just clarifying, it is changing policy. We did not delete the empty stubs in Finland Proper, like Paimio. I did write the article half a year later, but starting from scratch is easier than starting from a redirect or empty skeleton – which in this case lacked the templates at the bottom. I think one-liners and redlinks in the region are good enough until somebody gets around adding at least some information, but that is not the consensus. –LPfi (talk) 20:55, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
      The difference with the skeletons created by Vkem is that they at least identified where it is. This one however, doesn't seem to do that. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 10:04, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
      Yes. But that info is in the region article anyway (I suppose also these articles were linked), in the Paimio case with coordinates and some directions, unlike the outline. If you do a search you'd find the region article, although the empty outline might get higher up in search results. I just don't see the point of such outlines (unless they are part of a project and will be filled with info soon). –LPfi (talk) 09:50, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete, If it has no use to a traveller we don't need it. I would be more tolerant on Wikipedia, but this is a travel guide, not an encyclopedia. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:14, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete per others. --Comment by Selfie City (talk) (contributions) 03:14, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • If User:Paulboht does not add anything to these articles by the time the 2-week period for consideration is up, we should delete them all. If he starts improving any of these articles, we can give him more time with all of them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:12, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Template:Exchange rate INREdit

This template is a currently unused template, nor was it ever used. As far as I'm aware, we only use these boxes if there are a reasonable amount of countries or dependencies that use that currency, such as the euro, the US dollar, the Australian dollar or the EC dollar. As the Indian rupee is not used officially anywhere outside India (while a co-official currency in Bhutan and Nepal), it is not necessary to have a specific exchange rate template for it and they can just be manually updated in India#Buy every so often. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:43, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Delete. Pashley (talk) 05:54, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Template:Exchange rate HUFEdit

Similar case to Template:Exchange rate INR. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 11:10, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Delete. Pashley (talk) 05:54, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Puerto ricoEdit

This redirect doesn't seem to be useful, merely because of its incorrect capitalisation. In its entire lifetime, it only received 507 pageviews, and such redirects with incorrect capitalisation are pointless – do we really need to create redirects for "British columbia" or San marino"? In all, whatever way, this redirect is not at all useful because it is obvious common knowledge that proper nouns are always capitalised. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:44, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

I think the search box is indifferent to capitalisation anyway, but check with someone who can confirm. We also don't really want blue links to spelling errors. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:06, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Delete. The search box is indifferent to capitalisation, at least in most cases, which should include this one. Those not using the search box should know they need to spell things correctly, and if one does a typo in an article, it is better that it is obvious once you preview or save. –LPfi (talk) 10:35, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
I suppose the issue was a red link in an edit summary somewhere. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:21, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
We cannot have redirects for every typo in edit summaries. It is easy to go to the correct page in cases like this, where the typo is obvious. When it isn't, it still isn't worse than if it were not linked at all, which is very much more common. If the link is important, add it to a new edit summary or put it on the talk page. –LPfi (talk) 10:38, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
What's the benefit in removing this redirect? Keep. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:10, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Pinging @Hobbitschuster: who created this redirect. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 11:37, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Delete. Pashley (talk) 05:53, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. Entering "British columbia" or "San marino" gets the reader to the articles, so there is no need for this redirect. Ground Zero (talk) 19:41, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete The dog2 (talk) 20:07, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. Although this redirect gets about 5% of the views of Puerto Rico, I think this is because this redirect traps the more likely case of "puerto rico", which would normally just be handled by the search function. As search engines tend to be case insensitive I don't know how to see if there are any external links using this redirect. AlasdairW (talk) 22:11, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Machu piccuEdit

This is a pretty pointless redirect. It's an unlikely spelling mistake, and in its entire lifetime, it only received four pageviews. The main issues with it are:

  1. It's incorrectly capitalised
  2. It's an unlikely misspelling given "piccu" does not reflect the pronunciation of "picchu"

--SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 02:41, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

I'd support deletion, but let's hear from User:Hobbitschuster. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:58, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
I'd hope to get a response from him as well. He hasn't responded to any of my pings even though he seems active on the German Wikipedia so he should get the notification. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 03:08, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
You can choose whether you want notifications from other projects. I have that feature off for some projects, and he might have as well. –LPfi (talk) 23:01, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Delete. Pashley (talk) 05:52, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete. Not a reasonable misspelling. Ground Zero (talk) 19:41, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Delete The dog2 (talk) 20:07, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Weak keep This is a reasonable misspelling. Commons has two images of birds in "Machu Piccu". A Google search showed that several other websites recognised this spelling. AlasdairW (talk) 22:19, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Addis AbbebaEdit

I fail to see how you can mess up the spelling "Addis Ababa" so badly you get "Addis Abbeba". It's also only gotten five pageviews during its entire lifetime. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 05:16, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Delete. Pashley (talk) 05:50, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment: Addis Abeba is actually the transliteration I've usually seen for the Amharic name since the 1970s, though w:Addis Ababa gives Ādīs Ābeba. Addis Abbeba doesn't seem farfetched. I'd leave it alone. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:56, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
    Comment Yes. In Swedish the name actually is "Addis Abeba", which also seems to be the German spelling. –LPfi (talk) 10:45, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
    Also in French too. But I question the need for an extra b in it. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 10:48, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • It's not doing any harm. Keep. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:09, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep. "As a general rule, redirect pages should not be deleted" (policy) and this term has 32,400 hits in Google. Nurg (talk) 19:29, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep. It's is an alternative spelling, or at least a reasonable misspelling. Ground Zero (talk) 19:41, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Keep unlike the others nominated above, this is an alternative spelling based on the transliteration of the local Amharic language rather than a misspelling. Also capitalisation isn't an issue with this one. Gizza (roam) 22:14, 24 January 2022 (UTC)