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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

September 2017[edit]


No author, no source.

It is an English text looking rather like a user created article than a source text. Also, it is in English: all English language texts are not appropriate here and should go to enwikisource. Blossfeldia liliputańa (talk) 10:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

The fragments are worth being kept, but the English text surrounding them look like original research to me. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 16:44, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Then move to Wikiversity?--Jusjih (talk) 02:44, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Fine with me. Otherwise, split the historical fragments from the other text. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 13:35, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
@Blossfeldia liliputańa:, @Jusjih:, @Ooswesthoesbes:: Sources, including editors or authors if known, are given. The English parts are the contexts for the Norn fragments, and are from the sources and not user-created. There's no OR (well, except finding and giving sources, and deciding where to cut off the context as it's irrelevant to the Norn parts). Additional remarks:
  • Maybe a template could be used for the source, like there are Template:Textdaten & Template:GBS for Low German and de:Vorlage:Textdaten & de:Vorlage:GBS (and further templates for other services).
    Compared with some other texts, e.g. The Lord's Prayer in several langs, it doesn't seem to be general practice at some Wikisources (excluding e.g. the German Wikisource) to name sources, which is a bad habit and should be changed...
  • Maybe the fragments should be moved into separate articles, like Norn (Northern Antiquities, 1770), as there is also a corrputed ballad and as there are more sources or editions.
  • As mentioned at Talk:Norn, some parts had to be removed because of Wikisource and it's prevention from saving... A bit more (from sources like Google & Google) can be found at: (half-wikified, e.g. without "|-" in the table).
PS: This post had to be changed too...
- 16:56, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

January 2018[edit]


Unused after all English works have moved to English Wikisource, should we rename it to "PD-India-CWMG" per en:Template:PD-India-CWMG for any Gandhi's texts written in languages lacking separate Wikisource subdomains, or should we delete it?--Jusjih (talk) 18:19, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

I'd say, if we know we've got any of such texts, then we can model it after the template. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:17, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
We likely have. But IMO {{PD-US-1923-abroad}} should be rather used for them istead of this dedicated template. So I suggest to delete this unused one. Ankry (talk) 12:48, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Deleted. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:38, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

February 2018[edit]

Path grant[edit]

Move to English Wikisource?--Jusjih (talk) 05:55, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

That looks like the best option indeed. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 12:20, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
The text seems to exist already in Just without images. I suggest deletion. Ankry (talk) 12:10, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
[1] - [2] - The same user has added this page. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:18, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Maybe delete here after adding images on English Wikisource?--Jusjih (talk) 05:45, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm not familiar with policy on images, but that sounds like a very good idea :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:27, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
en:Wikisource:Image guidelines.--Jusjih (talk) 01:39, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Looks like they are allowed there. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 12:04, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I added a notice on the talk page on If no reaction, I'll delete this page next week. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:00, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Deleted. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:40, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

June 2018[edit]


4 spambot pages[edit]

User:, User:, User talk: and User: 13:24, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Deleted by Zyephyrus. Ankry (talk) 19:45, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

July 2018[edit]



Empty category.

Unsure, what is the right location for its description, but likely either Wikisource of User namespace (but not as the main user's page). Any hints? @Sunitabarve: pinging the author.

It seems to be in Marathi, so maybe it should be moved to and deled here. @Mahitgar, Tiven2240: pinging Marathi wikisource admins if they wish to import this page there. Ankry (talk) 06:01, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

@Ankry: we have this page at s:mr:विकिस्रोत:OCR4wikisource प्रणाली वापरण्याचा कृती आराखडा u may delete it here if of no use --Tiven2240 (talk) 11:42, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: Deleted. Ankry (talk) 13:24, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Https:// of Appointment.pdf[edit]

Out of project scope, promotional 4nn1l2 (talk) 00:47, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:40, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Oud en trouw Roermond[edit]

Only Dutch language text moved to Dutch WS Klaas `Z4␟` V:  16:07, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@KlaasZ4usV: The preferred way of transfer is importing the page with full history by a target wikisource admin. Is there a reason for not doing it this way? Ankry (talk) 18:34, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I am not an admin, so I can not move history. It was so easy my way. Please give me one compelling reason to make life more complicated. Well, the only thing to do is move the history as well. Why this can not be done by a "normal" user?  Klaas `Z4␟` V:  05:32, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
When I was not an admin and needed to import some paages from another wiki, I used to ask stewards for the importer rights. And I do not think this is the right place to ask why MediaWiki / its user rights are designed this way. Ankry (talk) 08:52, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Not entirely correct. There are multilingual pages including Dutch, such as In 't Bronsgroen Eikenhout. Still, I think Oud en trouw Roermond can be transwikied to the Dutch Wikisource, as it's not multilingual. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:31, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ooswesthoesbes: I am unsure which sentence in my previous statement you disagree to (the one about using importer rights or the one concerning MediaWiki design complaints).
I agree that the right place for the page is Dutch Wikisource. I disagree that just copying the content is the right transfer method. But maybe Duch Wikisource do not care about the initial uploader information or they have no active admins to perform the full transfer. I do not oppose deletion here, I am just expressing my doubts in this matter. Ankry (talk) 10:22, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
It referred to the statement that it's the only Dutch text here, but that wasn't clearly indicated :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 11:04, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion: Oud en trouw Roermond was/is the only source in the (non-existent) cat. Dutch so - as seems consensus - should be moved/copied to Wikisource in Nederlands (the Dutch language), right? Contacted one of the four admins directly. Klaas `Z4␟` V:  09:34, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes. However, due to edit history/copyright, it shouldn't be copied, it should be imported. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 10:57, 21 July 2018 (UTC)