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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}}.

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See also Category:Deletion requests

July 2021[edit]

Some short pages[edit]

Some short, out of scope, probably test, pages: Kabila, Page:Bali-lontar-panebasan-wuku-300ppi.pdf/1, ყბაჩამ დაიგვიანა, Коръән тәфсире (Ногмани)/Маидә (Аш Яулыгы) сүрәсе, រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញនៃរដ្ឋកម្ពុជា, Polimie, è grand eccès, di crudeltat, 96 Sureya Eleq an Ferkera Bixwîne, 68 Sureya Qelem an Ferkera Pênûs, The millets

This one is in Hindi: HANUMANASHTAK and seems out of scope, no source, no author, no license, etc.

This one is in French: Histoire du necronomicon, H-P Lovecraft, and seems out of scope (summary of Necronomicon).

This one is in Spanish: Ley de prestacion de servicios inmobiliarios del distrito federal, a Mexican law. No source, so I won't move it to es.source.

And 2 talk pages of non existent users, also broken redirects: User talk:Tigresa2019 and User talk:Alexlur.

Best regards, -jkb-. And keep safe! -Aleator 20:30, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A few more:
Bye! -Aleator 20:55, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OK, thanks, I have a look at it tomorrow. But, we have, I'm afraid, dozens or hundreds of such pages here :-( -jkb- (talk) 22:11, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I took the liberty to delete what was clearly deleteable. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 06:20, 7 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I went ahead and deleted the other three as well. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 12:41, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

all Yes check.svg Done by some users... (-jkb- (talk) 16:56, 25 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]

Wikisource:Confirmed users[edit]

I would expect an explanation in English about Confimed users, not one single sentence in Spanish. If you have a look at Special:UserGroupRights, you can see that more rights are connected to confirmed users than just uploading files. This page seems not to be very helpful. --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:43, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

But, however, I don't see any reason to delete the page. You are fully free to translate it into English :-) -jkb- (talk) 21:14, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I guess this page is out of scope here (+ obviously self translation), might be the English wikisource could take it, - ?? -jkb- (talk) 13:54, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done deleted as not appropriate here, -jkb- (talk) 09:58, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Cannot take it to English Wikisource while unsure when, where and who translated from Chinese to English.--Jusjih (talk) 00:01, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

August 2021[edit]

File:Progreso - 8a yaro.pdf[edit]

This file contains 2 volumes of the periodical 'Progreso'. I think it should be deleted and the volumes added separetely with their original names (Tomo VIII and Tomo IX instead of 8a Yaro).

Also I’m not sure of the copyright status. The volumes were not published in 1908 as mentioned in the description of the file, but in 1931 and 1932. Rosacentifolia (talk) 17:08, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If there is a reason to split the file, anyone is free to do it. Also, feel free to fix the description if necessary. Copyright doubts may be a reason for deletion by they need to be raised more precisely. Ankry (talk) 17:25, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, not sure how to handle this. Is there a way to split the existing file ? Or should I re-upload a split version of it ?
The only infos I have regarding the copyright are the publishing dates written on the covers, 1931 and 1932, and the year of death of some of the contributors : 1969 for S. Bakonyi, 1999 for A. Matejka. I don't know if that’s enough to prove copyright infringement. Rosacentifolia (talk) 21:43, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Article "Язык - как канал познания" from "Erzyan Mastor" newspaper[edit]

The article:

It should be deleted from the Wikisource because seemingly it is not free-licensed. Actually it was written by Erzyan linguist Dimtry Tsygankin (Цыганкин, Дмитрий Васильевич in the Russian Wikipedia, there is no an English Wikipedia article on him at this moment), though his authorship was not signed in the article (proposed here for deletion) itself, but indication of his authorship was provided in the next newspaper issue — article Эрзянь Мастор/2003/20/Язык - как канал познания, a quote from it, in translation to English: "In "EM" No. 170 a mistake was made — the name of the author of this article was not indicated. ... We ask Dmitry Vasilyevich and readers to forgive us for this fault." Notwithstanding the decision of the owners of the newspaper that all the materials of the newspaper are licensed under CC BY 4.0, this decision applies only to works by staff employees of the newspaper, and cannot be applied to articles originated from independent persons outside the staff, whose copyrights are not owned by the newspaper. This author does not work as staff member for the nespaper — at least, we have no evidences for this; also we have no evidences that he submitted the copyright to the newspaper, or released the article under a free license; so far the article currently should be deleted. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. --Nigmont (talk) 18:37, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think I agree with a deletion. -jkb- (talk) 22:38, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 06:24, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I also removed all links to this article from the newspaper issue. Thanks! --Nigmont (talk) 19:01, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
thx! -jkb- (talk) 20:46, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Birmal Hembram[edit]

Part of a crosswiki spam campaign. Author account is globally locked. --Green Giant (talk) 06:13, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done, thanks -jkb- (talk) 07:27, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

September 2021[edit]


Out of scope, xwiki troll. Thanks. Dylsss (talk) 16:04, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 21:21, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Uploaded and edited by two users in 2005 whose only edits are here on this file. There is no description or license info whatsoever and it is not being used anywhere, so I cannot see any possible use for this file at all. Dylsss (talk) 16:37, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 20:04, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Deveux Joseph.jpg[edit]

Uploaded to Commons with VRT permission, so no need to keep local file. Dylsss (talk) 16:37, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 20:04, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Clean up Hungarian MediaWiki messages[edit]

I’d like to have the following approximately 300 Hungarian MediaWiki messages deleted:

Some of them are simply not used anymore, and thus completely useless (e.g. MediaWiki:already_sysop/hu has been unused for at least a decade). Some are basically, but not entirely, the same as what comes with the software (translated at, so they don’t contain extra value, but at least make the interface inconsistent across wikis (e.g. MediaWiki:showtoc/hu: neither “mutat” (local) nor “megjelenítés” (software default) is better, but the difference causes that the table of contents has a different toggle text here than on other wikis). Some are outdated (e.g. MediaWiki:passwordremindertext/hu lacks parameters $4 and $5). Some are actually broken (e.g. MediaWiki:previousdiff/hu uses an HTML character escape, which seems not to be allowed there). Thanks in advance! —Tacsipacsi (talk) 18:42, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

We might need to look at this on a more broader way. Judging from Special:AllPages, especially Danish, French and Japanese seem to have many of these messages too. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 20:08, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We might, but someone speaking those languages should review the list—I went through the messages one by one, skipped those that contain useful Wikisource-specific modifications (e.g. MediaWiki:aboutsite/hu agglutinates ‘Wikisource’ and would be different on other projects) and adjusted the Translatewiki versions when necessary. Deleting the Hungarian messages also declutters the list (making the MediaWiki namespace list three pages long instead of four), which helps further cleanup. So I think it makes sense to delete the Hungarian ones now and focus on other ones later. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 23:04, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I agree :) Unfortunately, my proficiency in Danish, French and Japanese is too low as well, so maybe somebody else is around to check them? --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 13:29, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done for the Hungarian messages with the exception of two (MediaWiki:Copyright/hu and MediaWiki:History copyright/hu). For some reason they are protected and cannot be edited nor deleted by me. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:18, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! Those two messages can contain raw HTML (it’s not escaped before displaying them), and it looks like only interface administrators can delete them. Do you know how to reach interface admins? I’m not very comfortable mass-pinging all five here. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 21:29, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
at least @Ankry: and @Zyephyrus : are still aktive here. -jkb- (talk) 21:49, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
These two deleted. Ankry (talk) 06:51, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you all! :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 12:38, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

October 2021[edit]

Category:Wikisource collaborative projects[edit]

Either add Template:Empty category or delete this empty category.--Jusjih (talk) 04:08, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I can't imagine any future need for this category, so I went ahead and deleted it. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 15:36, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

November 2021[edit]


Unused template. According to its talk page, it was created to avoid category links to be processed as category links. However, this doesn’t work, and there’s a native solution (prefixing with a colon, e.g. [[:Category:Foo]]) since April 2004. Also, it was created for use in Template:Auteur, which was deleted 16 years ago. (And the {{category}} was removed from it almost 17 years ago, a week after its creation.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 00:29, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 17:44, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

AGW Bharat[edit]

It looks too encyclopedic yet unsourced. I recommend deleting, not exporting.--Jusjih (talk) 05:16, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. It was self-promotion. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 07:45, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Versi Ekumenikal 1988[edit]

Who wrote this English text? When? Where? If unsourced, I advise deleting, not exporting.--Jusjih (talk) 00:13, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The uploader doesn't edit here since nearly six years, but see User talk:Helang putih where this page has been discussed 2007. If there are no further informations I would delete it as well. -jkb- (talk) 15:15, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
P. S. He has no edits on other projects. -jkb- (talk) 15:17, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 11:23, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

December 2021[edit]


Is it in the proper namespace? What is its purpose?--Jusjih (talk) 00:39, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

AJBot2 (globally locked as a long-term abuser) seems to have copied translatewiki:Translating:MediaWiki’s lead section, it makes no sense here. They’ve created many other pages as well; looking at a few of them, they’re just as useless, so I’d say delete all of them (except for Category:Wikisource pages with incorrect protection templates, which happens to be correct, and maybe their user talk page). —Tacsipacsi (talk) 15:40, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
There is no need for these pages. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:09, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

January 2022[edit]

Category:To be moved to Commons in 2021[edit]

Looks like everything has already been moved to Commons. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 14:19, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Done. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:04, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


No useful content. --魔琴 (talk) 16:08, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 17:58, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ee Grasse Widdowes Zorrow[edit]

Tagged by QueerEcofeminist (talkcontribs) as a test page; I have no opinion myself. Eviolite (talk) 17:54, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Eviolite: QueerEcofeminist (talkcontribs) Not a test page, objecting per reason stated. Language conservation is vital for this language at this stage of revival, so I am uploading text documents and poems in the language that are of notoriety in the community. I plan to upload a photo of the source document as well when I can be sure that it wont be erased.unsigned comment by MichaelDMelvin23 (talk) .

another oppinions? -jkb- (talk) 16:56, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think it's high value to keep minority language material. We really need a source for this, tho. What am I even seeing here? Can someone provide an author and a source? —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:59, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I tried to google it but had no success. -jkb- (talk) 20:36, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@-jkb-: Kovaf (talkcontribs) This document, Ee Grasse Widdowes Sorrow is a folk tale passed down for generations and thus the author is unknown, however this specific edition is copied down from a contemporary source during the languages’ use, found in a private collection. It also appears to have been edited at a later date to fix spelling errors. Is there somewhere I should upload a picture of the source document? unsigned comment by MichaelDMelvin23 (talk) . @Koavf: -jkb- (talk) 18:13, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@MichaelDMelvin23: Thanks. Yes, please do upload a copy of a scan to Commons if that scan is in the public domain or has a free license in the United States and its home country. If it's only in America, upload it here. If you need help, please let me know. Also, the {{ping}} tool only works if you sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). Very much looking forward to this edition of this folk tale. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:10, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@-jkb- @Koavf @QueerEcofeminist Uploaded! The document is in the public domain by many many years lol. However I did mistitle the file name, thats okay though, should have "Widdowés Zorrow" instead of "Widdows Sorrow". MichaelDMelvin23 (talk) 21:31, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MichaelDMelvin23: Nice. I renamed the file. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:10, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MichaelDMelvin23, I think issue is resolved now. My issue was unsourced material. Now that we have a source to tally the content. I see no issues. Thanks and regards. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 01:55, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
thx as well!! -jkb- (talk) 08:08, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

February 2022[edit]

Category:ქრისტიანი ვიკიწყაროელები[edit]

What does this empty category mean?--Jusjih (talk) 23:31, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted as empty anyway, but it seems like it was supposed to be works that are about Christianity. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:49, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 2022[edit]


Accidentally created when trying to create a subpage. Please delete. BabelStone (talk) 12:41, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 02:29, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Index:สฺยามรฏฺฐสฺส เตปิฏกํ - วินยปิฏเก มหาวิภฺงคสฺส ปฐโม ภาโค.pdf/styles.css[edit]

Author's request (now unused) --Bebiezaza (talk) 16:12, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 16:21, 21 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

new pages probably in Khmer[edit]

There are about 20 new pages in the last days posted here by an IP from Thailand, see contributions No necessary information such as author, license, where first published and when, language etc. I'm going to add the delete template to every page now, and I think we'll be able to delete it soon. (By the end of the week I will make my holidays for about ten days.) -jkb- (talk) 14:43, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please do delete. If you need help, let me know. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:27, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No problem for, I will get it... I wanted to wait some one or two days to hear some opinions :-) Cheers, -jkb- (talk) 16:15, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 13:43, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

April 2022[edit]

Sare gahna se achha[edit]

No content by this title exists; random content exists under the title. CX Zoom (talk) 13:33, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted, obvious nonsense. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:22, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

May 2022[edit]

Prasun Barua[edit]