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This page collects requests for deleting specific articles from Wikisource. If you want a page deleted for copyright reasons please list it at Wikisource:Possible copyright violations. If you think a page should be deleted for any other reason, please list it here so it can be discussed. Articles remaining on this page should be deleted if there is no significant opposition. Use {{delete}}.

See also Category:Deletion requests

June 2010[edit]

Mass deletions needed[edit]

The following deletions must be done:

See also my remarks on Wikisource:Scriptorium#Remaining mass deletions. -jkb- 08:17, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

November 2010[edit]

Images from De Occulta Philosophia[edit]

De Occulta Philosophia was transferred to enwikisource five years ago, so there's no longer any use for the images. Jafeluv 11:17, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Deleted. They are on Commons now. --Zyephyrus 15:13, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, my mistake. There are 94 files but not the same ones. I will undelete them. --Zyephyrus 15:25, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Done: they ought to be on Commons, don’t you think so? --Zyephyrus 15:32, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Makes sense. I just assumed they had been transferred when the work was moved to Jafeluv 15:49, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I just noticed this entry, I'll try to take a look at these and clean them up as I'm working (very slowly) on this text on contribs) 06:41, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Deletion of Template:User xx (language)[edit]

I have just noticed that Wikisource still has the old language user templates Special:PrefixIndex/Template:User which have all been replaced by the global rollout of mw:Extension:Babel {{#babel:...}}. Can I suggest that we look to run a bot through, convert users to the new format, and then delete, otherwise deprecate, the templates. billinghurst sDrewth 11:43, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

+1, sure, support, -jkb- (talk) 12:00, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
+1 too, VIGNERON (talk) 06:41, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes. –BruTe 09:58, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Von dem Fischer un syner Fru[edit]

de:Von dem Fischer un syner Fru (1857) is the same text, checked and documented. (talk) 13:17, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

thx, done -jkb- (talk) 14:06, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
not sure what you did -jkb-. I'm deleting as the text exists on de.--Doug.(talk contribs) 23:56, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Just saw the discussion at [[1]], checking with de.wikisource.--Doug.(talk contribs) 00:05, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done (again) This exists in identical form on de.wikisource. The fact that the editor doesn't think Plattdeutsch belongs on de.wikisource is irrelevant. de.wikisource is for all German works that are able to be hosted there until and unless a special subdomain is created (see m:Requests_for_new_languages/Wikisource_Low_Saxon). If a new subdomain is created then the work can be easily taken from de.wikisource.--Doug.(talk contribs) 00:54, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
If thinks, that they need to host the text, because it is part of a larger collection that is written in German in most parts, then I have no strong feelings against it. But that doesn't change the fact, that the text is Low Saxon and is therefore part of
There is no logical reason to delete it from the project at all. Therefore I request the immediate reversal of the deletion. --::Slomox:: >< 14:55, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
It is very logical, Low German is German, it is accepted at and exists there. This project has a policy against allowing works that can be placed at a language subdomain. The distinction between dialects and minority languages is not a clear cut one but there is no reason for us to make an exception to the rule for a Low German when is willing to host it. If you eventually get your subdomain approved at meta you can copy all the relevant material from freely and fight with them over whether their rules require it to be deleted. In the meantime, it does not belong here.--Doug.(talk contribs) 18:48, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
This project has a policy against allowing works that can be placed at a language subdomain. If that was a valid argument it would mean that all content in Category:nds should be moved to, not just one single page.
'nds' is accepted as a language in its own right by the ISO 639 as well as the Wikimedia Foundation. There's a Wikipedia and a Wiktionary, and the Wikisource is considered eligible by the Wikimedia language committee. So it is already agreed upon that will be created, just the time is not yet fixed.
The test project is hosted here on oldwikisource and has collected more than 1000 pages of Low Saxon content. It's just ridiculous to delete a single page from this collection. --::Slomox:: >< 20:40, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Having an ISO code does not a language make; lots of dialects, regional languages, etc. have ISO codes. Consider the information at wikipedia:Low_German#Legal_status. Additionally, the language is ineligible as a wikisource project. The project is required to remain continuously eligible, which among other things requires several active editors over several months. You have had only one active editor since 2009, you, and your last mainspace contribution was over a year ago. All your draft project has are bare texts without any scans. Scans are available, in fact the work we deleted had scans on All you are doing is creating another Having a wikipedia and, even more so, a wiktionary, in this language/dialect, is very important. Having a separate wikisource is not. There's a strong argument for no subdomains at all for wikisources but to treat the languages like different wikiprojects or maybe namespaces within a single domain. We don't have these rules to deny subdomains to minority languages. They are to ensure that wikisources are viable and work isn't duplicated, etc. We can't have a bunch of works here that can also be at, we just don't allow it.--Doug.(talk contribs) 01:26, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
You are not argueing ad articulum but ad proiectum or ad linguam. Create a deletion request for the project if that is your argument. These are not arguments against this particular page. --::Slomox:: >< 13:09, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
A similar case: There are examples of texts in languages spoken in Italia different from Italian: they are hosted here and transcluded there (it could be in the opposite direction, or we could delete them here, or delete them there, I don't mind but mantain transclusion system for a once-proofreading is best); e.g. La profezia di Giona volgarizzata in dialetto sardo Logudorese is Sardinian and it's wrapped also at it:La profezia di Giona volgarizzata in dialetto sardo logudorese: they are identical texts. -Aleator 19:05, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
That's certainly a possibility that can be discussed, if the conditions are right. But here is not the place to discuss it. This is a deletion request and it's invalid because oldwikisource hosts a test project and "Von dem Fischer un syner Fru" is a public domain text in Low Saxon and therefore is rightfully placed in the test project. If Doug questions the validity of the test project he should file a deletion request for the whole project and not for a single page (but I wouldn't advise him to try, because he is wrong. The project proposal is deemed "eligible" by the language committee on Meta and "remaining active" is not a requisite for eligibility, it's just a requisite for the step from "eligible" to "finally approved", see meta:Language proposal policy).
Short recap: This is a deletion request and it's invalid. So please undelete the page. --::Slomox:: >< 12:21, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit]

Pages created by User:Гүзәл Ситдиҡова[edit]

This user posts own poems at Wikisource (see [2], [3]). According to our rule we have to exclude original writings by a contributor to the project and, thus, delete her pages. –BruTe 11:02, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Guzal Sitdykova is a well-known Bashkir poetess, there are articles about her on several Wikis. Some of these pages contain the poems that have never been published before, but some of these poems have already been published. --Comp1089 (talk) 12:11, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Generally it has been the peer review process that has been the decider, and if it is published that has been the qualifier. What you do when a published writer chooses you to have their other works is a little trickier. If you think that they are worthy of keeping, you would want to confirm that the person is who they say they are, and the OTRS process for hosting the works would be necessary. If the poet is published, then I would look to have the community agree to host the works, no precedence set from the action. billinghurst sDrewth 13:35, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Poetry is a hard case unless it's a very well known author. I mean, I've published a poem before, but my work isn't exactly worthy of wikisource. I think we have a sort of unwritten quasi-notability-of-work-or-author rule; which is very hard to apply with regard to minority languages, I suspect most of us wouldn't recognize the name of the current poet laureate of our own country, let alone any other current poet from some other country. On the other hand, this page Wikisource:What_Wikisource_includes authorizes moving the work to user space. Provided, as was mentioned on IRC, the works are actually owned by the author. Publication could have involved transfer of rights, in which case the author may not be in a position to grant CC-BY-SA or better rights.--Doug.(talk contribs) 23:25, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
As there is a new poem Һине уйлап... Гүзәл Ситдиҡова by the author today and as I didn't find any notice on publshing before and a licence, I propose ether to delete these poems or to move them to the user space. -jkb- (talk) 07:20, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

Look at Category:Deletion requests and 109 Georgian empty pages at Special:ShortPages. -Aleator 00:06, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Mingrelian, not Georgian. Some of them have been moved, some begin with asterisk (I think User_talk:Agi is migrating to the right pages). -Aleator 00:21, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

Not useful. Only contains Category:Poems. This, that and the other (talk) 07:02, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
I suggest keeping Poetry with many interwikis and delete Poems without interwiki.
Poems has been deleted, Poetry will remain.--Doug.(talk contribs) 14:43, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

cleaning after import from guwikisource[edit]

Per [4], please delete all pages from Category:Gujarati.

If you need any bot assistance please let me known and I will apply for temporary sysop+bot user flags on a secondary user account on Meta. This also applies to the still pending Wikisource:Proposed_deletions#June_2010 Lugusto (talk) 16:11, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

December 2014[edit]

Teatro - Libero Bovio[edit]

The file Teatro - Libero Bovio.djvu can be deleted from wikisource, since it has been transfered to commons, here: Teatro - Libero Bovio in commons. Thanks!--C.R. (talk) 18:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done already--C.R. (talk) 17:38, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

Teatro - Aniello Costagliola[edit]

The file Teatro - Aniello Costagliola.djvu can be deleted from wikisource, since it has been transfered to commons, here: Teatro - Aniello Costagliola.djvu in commons. Thanks!--C.R. (talk) 17:38, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

OK, -jkb- (talk) 18:14, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks!--C.R. (talk) 19:41, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Life Insurance[edit]

Spam. Mathonius (talk) 06:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

Multiple files moved to commons[edit]

Dear admins, I worked on the move of some files to commons, I hope you can end the process and delete them from here. The files are:

Since they keep the same name, I think it is sufficient to delete the file from here and the index will be automatically linked to commons.

Thanks a lot and sorry for the work. --C.R. (talk) 16:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Mostly done. The last one was a mess. I deleted all three pages, the index, and the file, along with several redirects for the index. There is already a djvu file at Index:'O luciano d''o Rre.djvu that you have mostly proofread and transcluded to 'O luciano d''o Rre. It's the very same edition, so there is no reason to start transcluding the work again as a pdf (if anything, you'd simply move the pages without redirects if you wanted to do that - but there is no good reason to do it unless the djvu is bad). The djvu should be uploaded to commons and the renaming should be done with the djvu. Also, there was an extensive discussion page at File talk:'O "luciano" d''o Rre.pdf. I moved it to be the discussion page of the djvu as the djvu didn't have one.

Also, note that these talk pages still exist:

File talk:'O Munasterio.pdf
File talk:Ncoppo marciapiede - frusso.pdf

They can probably be deleted but it could go either way. There isn't much there.

Finally, aren't the transcluded pages now ready to be migrated to or do local rules prevent it?--Doug.(talk contribs) 05:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

C.R. explained on my talk page that these files are nap, not it.--Doug.(talk contribs) 14:39, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
See further discussion here. Djvu file uploaded to commons:File:’O luciano d’’o Rre.djvu but local file at File:'O luciano do Rre.djvu will remain until links to index and pages can be fixed.--Doug.(talk contribs) 15:40, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. --C.R. (talk) 15:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Wrong redirection category[edit]

Please delete this redirection category which I have created: Category:Иоанн-вельденьне Шкайстонь Ёнь-куля — files.
After I firstly created it, sooner I understood that it would be more correct to name the category without "— files" at the end of the name. I tried to rename it into Category:Иоанн-вельденьне Шкайстонь Ёнь-куля, so the redirection was created. By now, I have transfered yet all the pages into the new correct category. And that wrong category is now empty and is not needed any more. --Nigmont (talk) 19:12, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Doug.(talk contribs) 05:27, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

A djvu file moved to Commons[edit]

Please delete this file:

Firstly I uploaded it here; today I have uploaded it to the WikiCommons (it is actually in PD worldwide, so the Commons is more appropriate storage for it). I think, as well as in the cases of files of C.R. mentioned above, the pages referencing to the file also will be relinked to the Commons after this local copy will be deleted. --Nigmont (talk) 20:22, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Doug.(talk contribs) 04:36, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Nigmont (talk) 21:09, 20 February 2015 (UTC)


Category:ウチナーグチ: empty category.--El caballero de los Leones (talk) 08:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

OK, done, -jkb- (talk) 23:52, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

Page Deletion[edit]

Please delete this page:

The reason for this is because this is the multilingual wikisource and this page should belong to the English Wikisource. I have already completed creating the new page for this on the English Wikisource, but in order for the process of the switch to be complete, I need that page to be deleted because it is quite useless being there. Thanks! → Aphillipsmusique (talk) 21:32, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Page has already been deleted by Zyephyrus. -jkb- (talk) 23:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Page Deletion[edit]

Please delete this page: Category:Ma̿ing-bă̤-ngṳ̌ empty category, Main Page/Ma̿ing-bă̤-ngṳ̌: wrong name, now moved to Main Page/Mâing-bă̤-ngṳ̌.--El caballero de los Leones (talk) 03:55, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Category deleted, but the redirect ist OK I guess (see what links and probably many links from ourside of Oldwikisurce). -jkb- (talk) 12:20, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Delete wrong category[edit]

Please delete this category: Category:Пици палакст. I created it first, but then I found that more proper name for this work should be "Пици-палакст" (this name is found everywhere in the book except the book-cover), and after that I created a new Category:Пици-палакст and moved all the items (indexes, pages and a file) from the prevous (which is put to deletion) to this category. --Nigmont (talk) 13:24, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by -jkb-, thanks. --Nigmont (talk) 21:35, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

April 2015[edit]

Duplicated page[edit]

Please delete the page: Түрқмен, it is a duplication of the page Main Page/Түрқменчә. Its creator, User:Искуменко Виталий Николаевич erroneously created it, intending to create the main page for the Turkmen language category. I asked him (in Russian) on his talk page — he was not against the deletion of this page. --Nigmont (talk) 20:10, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

done, -jkb- (talk) 12:37, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Авиакомпания ab[edit]

Meaningless page, and it seems to be a preparation for posting spam ("Авиакомпания ab" is translated from Russian as "Airline ab"). --Nigmont (talk) 16:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

thanks, done, -jkb- (talk) 08:36, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America[edit]

Obvious spam. --Nigmont (talk) 13:31, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

away, thanks. -jkb- (talk) 14:00, 11 April 2015 (UTC)


A page written in the Russian language with content resembling spam but really filled with absurd and nonsense, it seems like somebody did an experiment with random text generator. The creator's IP is seemingly an open proxy. --Nigmont (talk) 16:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Zyephyrus, thanks! --Nigmont (talk) 20:33, 17 April 2015 (UTC)