Quotes:Votes for deletion

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Please read and understand the Wikiquote deletion policy before editing this page. Explain your reasoning for every page you list here, even if you think it is obvious. Also, always be sure to sign your entry or vote, or it will not be counted.

The process

Requesting deletions

User:LrdChaos/Nominating a page for deletion

Voting on deletions

Once listed, the entire Wikiquote community is invited to vote on whether to keep or delete each page, or take some other action on it. Many candidate articles will have specific dates by which to vote; if none is given, you can assume at least seven days after the article is listed before the votes are tallied.

To vote, jump or scroll down to the entry you wish to vote on, click its "edit" link, and add your vote to the end of the list, like one of these:

  • Keep. ~~~~
  • Delete. ~~~~
  • (other actions; explain) ~~~~
  • Comment (not including action) ~~~~

Possible other actions include Merge, Rename, Redirect, Move to (sister project). Please be clear and concise when describing your action.

The four tildes (~~~~) will automatically add your user ID and a timestamp to your vote. This is necessary to ensure each Wikiquotian gets only a single vote. You can add some comments to your vote (before the tildes) to explain your reasons, but it is not required. However, it may help others to decide which way to vote.

Please do not add a vote after the closing date and time; any late vote may be struck out and ignored by the closing admin.

NOTE: Although we use the term "vote", VfD is not specifically a democratic process, as we have no way of verifying "one person, one vote". It is designed to "take the temperature" of the community on a subject. Sysops have the responsibility of judging the results based on a variety of factors, including (besides the votes) policies, practices, precedents, arguments, compromises between conflicting positions, and seriousness of the participants.

Closing votes and deleting articles

Sysops have the responsibility to review the list and determine what articles have achieved a consensus, whether it is for deletion, preservation, or some other action. All candidate articles should be listed here at least seven days before the votes are tallied. Many VfD entries will have "Vote closes" notices to indicate when the votes will be tallied.

  • The sysop tallying the vote should add a "vote closed" header with the result of the vote, and sign it.
  • If consensus is for deletion, the sysop should follow the deletion process to delete the article.
  • If it is to keep, or if there is no consensus for action, the sysop should remove the {{vfd-new}} tag from the article and post a notice on the article's talk page about the completed VfD, including a link to the VfD discussion on that article. The {{vfd-kept-new}} template can be used for a standard notice.
  • There may also be a vote to move (rename) or otherwise change the article. The sysop's actions will depend on the specific situation in these cases. In those cases, a notice should also be posted on the talk page documenting the decision.

To avoid conflict of interest, a sysop should never close a VfD that he or she started. However, a sysop may close a VfD in which he or she has voted.

After a reasonable time, a sysop will then move the entire entry into the appropriate month page of the VfD log. (During this transition period, some old discussions are available only in the old Quotes:Votes for deletion archive.)

Note: In the interest of cross-wiki cooperation, please check Wikipedia to make sure their articles don't link back to an article that has just been deleted. Also de-link any other language edition articles (though if you find that daunting, EVula is more than happy to do so).

Reviewing closed votes

All closed votes will be archived indefinitely in per-month pages at Quotes:Votes for deletion/Log. (A few are still found only in the old Quotes:Votes for deletion archive.) See that page for details.

Deletion candidates

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Utaban

Article was tagged {{checkcopyright}} in May, then (after doubling in size in the interim) in August it was stubbed down to three unremarkable quotes. None of the juvenile put-downs characteristic of this show are pithy, eloquent, or poignant. — Ningauble 17:30, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 18:00, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete as nom. ~ Ningauble 17:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. - InvisibleSun 00:38, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete There is no additional info provided to verify these quotes are even factually accurate. Cirt (talk) 08:27, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, nothing good here. BD2412 T 09:44, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom. ~ UDScott 01:17, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
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Russell Peters

Unmemorable quotes. As sometimes happens on pages for comedians, apparent punchlines are singled out for quotes, making them meaningless and pointless. - InvisibleSun 00:36, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 01:00, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. - InvisibleSun 00:36, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. Without prejudice at a later date if someone were to create a well-sourced page with quotes on substantive/notable points (or quotes that have later been oft-cited elsewhere). Cirt (talk) 08:28, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom. BD2412 T 09:45, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom. ~ UDScott 13:35, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. I guess you had to be there. ~ Ningauble 16:12, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
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Ricky Rudd

Unsourced and unmemorable quotes. - InvisibleSun 23:04, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 00:00, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. - InvisibleSun 23:04, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. No value lost if deleted. Cirt (talk) 01:16, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. ~ Ningauble 16:13, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. BD2412 T 18:51, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom. ~ UDScott 01:17, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
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Mickey Harte

Unremarkable quote. - InvisibleSun 23:09, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 00:00, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
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Meredydd Hughes

The quotes, involving a rather forgettable news story, are of no particular interest. - InvisibleSun 23:23, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 00:00, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
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Matthew Gray Gubler

Unsourced quotes. Fan site trivia. - InvisibleSun 23:31, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 00:00, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. - InvisibleSun 23:31, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. Unsourced and anti-pithy. ~ Ningauble 16:39, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. Per nom and Ningauble. BD2412 T 18:54, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, unless sourced, pithy quotes are added to replace these. ~ UDScott 01:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
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Matt Morgan

Possible copyvio. Quotes are unsourced by episodes of the radio show; and most of them wouldn't be worth keeping in any case. - InvisibleSun 01:17, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Vote closes: 02:00, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. - InvisibleSun 01:17, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. Possible speedy if copyvio. Cirt (talk) 01:19, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete. Unsourced and mostly meaningless out of context. (Not saying they would be meaningfull in context...) ~ Ningauble 16:45, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete for lack of source and for poor quality quotes. Either reason would suffice. BD2412 T 18:56, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete, per nom. ~ UDScott 01:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)