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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


November 2012[edit]

Pages created by User:Гүзәл Ситдиҡова[edit]

This user posts own poems at Wikisource (see [1], [2]). 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)
This user continues adding new pages: Тән һәм йән. Гүзәл Ситдиҡова and Шиғыр түгел шиғыр. Гүзәл Ситдиҡова added today.
But regardless this poetry conforms our rules or not, we may have copyright problem. I see no response to @-jkb- request. Nor any OTRS ticket number provided. Nor any link to a page that confirms license/authorship. It seems to me that we still do not know whether User:Гүзәл Ситдиҡова is really Guzal Sitdykova, the author of this poetry. I suggest move the poetry to userspace (or even delete) until a clear confirmation is received. Ankry (talk) 10:28, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
The problem is: if it is a copyvio (and I think it can be definded as a copyvio), so it doesn't matter if it is in the article name space or in user name space or elsewhere. Copyvio stays copyvio everywhere and sould be deleted (when we later get a permission, so it can be restored antime). -jkb- (talk) 16:12, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
@-jkb-: Deletion requires admin rights. But as I can see no admin wanted to take a decision for over 2 years. So I do not believe such a decision to be taken soon. While moving the pages to userspace will probably not be ignored by the uploader and we may expect their action. Of course, if an admin wants to take the decission to delete the files temporarily, I will support this decision. But history of this section shows me that it is unlikely. Ankry (talk) 17:37, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
К сожалению, я поздно увидела эти записи. Не совсем поняла все, поскольку не владею английским. Приношу свои извинения. Размещенные мной стихи опубликованы в разные годы в разных изданиях. Новые стихи уже включены в сборник стихов, который ждет очереди в государственном книжном издательстве "Китап" (г.Уфа). К сожалению, мы вынуждены ждать несколько лет, когда подойдет очередь( мне обещали, что издадут в будущем году). Очень ограничена возможность публиковаться в журналах, поскольку на башкирском языке их мало, и также приходится ждать очередь для публикации. Эта беда тех, кто пишет на языках меньшинств.

Поскольку я являюсь волонтером Башкирской Википедии, разместившая или отредактировавшая сотни статей на башкирском, прошу проявить снисхождение, разрешить размещать стихи еще до публикации. Мои произведения пользуются спросом у читателей, они постоянно обращаются предоставить свежие произведения. А такая возможность есть только в Викитеке. Обо мне:,_%D0%93%D1%83%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C_%D0%A0%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0 Моя страница участника: С большим уважением Гузаль СитдыковаГүзәл Ситдиҡова (talk) 11:16, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

August 2015[edit]

User:R J D N Anirban Sengupta[edit]

Self-promotion; no user activity in this project outside the user page. Ankry (talk) 15:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 17:25, 2 September 2015 (UTC)


(Requested by the author of the scans) Discussed with the neapolitan wikisource community. Even if this is a verified 1888 text, it has been suggested to remove it since we would be exposed to account the intellectual property binded to the creative work of page configuration (1992).--C.R. (talk) 18:40, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

@C.R.: Does your request apply also to pages? (39-41, 49-50) Ankry (talk) 16:42, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes everything, we captured the references in the corresponding talk pages from the 1922-almost-destroyed edition :D talk pages: no turco napolitano thanks!--C.R. (talk) 21:18, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 13:06, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:Miseria e nobiltà - Eduardo Scarpetta - Guida.djvu[edit]

Requested by the author of the scans) Discussed with the neapolitan wikisource community. Even if this is a verified 1887 text, it has been suggested to remove it since we would be exposed to account the intellectual property binded to the creative work of page configuration (1983).--C.R. (talk) 18:45, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 16:40, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

September 2015[edit]

Евгений Простомолотов + talk page[edit]

Unclear to me why it is created. Looks like author page or Wikipedia-like article. However, no free text of this author has been published and I doubt there is any free.

IMO, not appropriate for this project, but I am unsure, so asking for opinions here. Ankry (talk) 16:33, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Looks like a promo page. Delete, no doubt. Candalua (talk) 13:54, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

yep, deleted, -jkb- (talk) 15:33, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 07:21, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Scoalaradustanian and User:Scoalaradustanian[edit]

Looks like Romanian spam. I'm not sure though. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:38, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Scoala Radu Stanian (Ploiesti) seems to be the name of a school in Romania. And the text looks like some exercise or test for the children in class 8-A. I would say: delete as out of scope. :D --Candalua (talk) 14:10, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Scoalaradustanian was definitely out of scope, so deleted. But I am unsure about user page. Ankry (talk) 07:19, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
The user page probably bothers no one, so I guess we could let it stay :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 11:04, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
I agree: so they will be able to understand what wikisource is with time. --Zyephyrus (talk) 15:32, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 19:48, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

October 2015[edit]

File:კოტე ნაჭყებია.jpeg[edit]

Fair Use file: probably copied from Facebook. Ankry (talk) 21:16, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 21:42, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

File:ნარო კოლხარი.jpeg[edit]

Small resolution, no source, no license template, no proof to be PD in US. Ankry (talk) 21:26, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 21:42, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


1969 work of a living author. No evidence of free license. Ankry (talk) 19:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid here we could find some few more - -jkb- (talk) 23:46, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I checked them fast and I can only find Badde lontana to be out of the PD. We need references for all the rest though.--C.R. (talk) 06:57, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Please proceed also with Badde lontana, I found no proof that the autor released it with a free license.--C.R. (talk) 21:46, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Bade Lontana deleted as well. -jkb- (talk) 16:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 19:33, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


I apologize as I'm probably in the wrong place but I'm new here and can't find bugger all on how to delete the userpage, Anyway would prefer to use the global userpage everywhere so could an admin kindly delete my userpage please :), Thanks, Davey2010 (talk) 03:23, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done deleted by Ankry, -jkb- (talk) 11:19, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Brilliant thank you :) Davey2010 (talk) 18:51, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Zazaki zıwan[edit]

This seems to be an encyclopedic/linguistic article and own work rather than source text.

I suggest deletion of this article unless somebody can provide exact source of this text.

Ankry (talk) 17:28, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

I moved it to User:Erdemaslancan/Zazaki zıwan for now. If the author requests it to be moved/deleted, we can always still delete it. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 14:20, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 19:33, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

November 2015[edit]

File:Abshar-e-suqan copy.jpg[edit]

Copyrighted image. See discussion here. Ankry (talk) 18:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done Out of scope. –BruTe 17:16, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:اسلامی حجاب.pdf, File:اسلامی حجاب.pdf[edit]

... and the pages.

A 2014 work. No license, no source, no other proof that it is CC-BY-SA-3.0 licensed or in public domain. Ankry (talk) 18:44, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 15:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:The fairy tales of science.djvu[edit]

Vandalism. Hausratte (talk) 12:33, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 13:42, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:Guideline on Environmentally Sound Testing, Refurbishment, & Repair of Used Computing Equipment.pdf and pages[edit]

File has been deleted. Hausratte (talk) 12:43, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

UNEP copyrighted work. Pages also should be deleted, IMO. Ankry (talk) 14:40, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 15:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:Bhoddvo Yadnik.pdf and pages[edit]

File has been deleted. Hausratte (talk) 12:54, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

2010 copyrighted book. Pages also should be deleted. Ankry (talk) 14:34, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 15:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:Die Judenfrage in Deutchland 1936.pdf and pages[edit]

File has been deleted. Hausratte (talk) 12:58, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Author died in 2005; will be PD in Austria in 2075 and PD in USA in 2031. Ankry (talk) 14:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAnkry (talk) 19:32, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Index:Odishar smaraniya sikshak brund.pdf and pages[edit]

File has been deleted. Hausratte (talk) 13:02, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Index moved to orwikisource, under another file name (Odishar smaraniya sikshak brund - Jagannath Mohanty.pdf). Ankry (talk) 14:10, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAnkry (talk) 19:31, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Index:Riwajat Kangdjeng Nabi Moehammad s.a.w..djvu and pages[edit]

File has been deleted. Hausratte (talk) 13:06, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Author died in 1965; book published in 1941 in Indonesia; It will be PD in Indonesia in 2016 and PD in USA in 2036 because of URAA. Any comments?
IMO, Pages also should be deleted. Ankry (talk) 14:35, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done - if necessary, it can be restored any time. -jkb- (talk) 15:37, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
pages deleted, including Template:Riwajat Kangdjĕng Nabi Moehammad s.a.w., -jkb- (talk) 16:17, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
@-jkb-: Saying "pages" I meant pages in the Page namespace, like Page:Riwajat Kangdjeng Nabi Moehammad s.a.w..djvu/58. It is not easy to find them, however, while either the index or the file does not exist. Maybe, we should discuss, how to deal with them? If the file is copyvio, the pages in most cases are copyvios also. But not always. Ankry (talk) 07:20, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ankry: you are right, I didn't see them, it's quite a lot - see here. Well, they will be copyvio in most cases, and if not, there is no need to keep them as I see no purpose for it, I think. I guess we can delete them. ? -jkb- (talk) 10:46, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
@-jkb-: I also think that in this case they should be deleted. And any help managing theese old PD's is welcome. However, I still wonder how (and if) we can manage future undeletions in such cases. Unsure if the Commons based plwikisource way is applicable in this, rather small project. Ankry (talk) 11:44, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Temporarily undeleted pending moving to Canadian Wikilivres.--Jusjih (talk) 04:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Canadian Wikilivres temporarily bars new users from registering. See also commons:Commons:Undeletion_requests/Archive/2016-10#File:Report_on_the_Riots_in_Kowloon_and_Tsuen_Wan_cover_chi.jpg.2C_File:Riwajat_Kangdjeng_Nabi_Moehammad_s.a.w..djvu.--Jusjih (talk) 03:43, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

December 2015[edit]

Category:Nap tools[edit]

Unused since it has been replaced by Category:Neapolitan wikisource tools (in agreement with some suggestions into Scriptorium) . --Alex brollo (talk) 12:53, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done: deleted. Ankry (talk) 12:06, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

January 2016[edit]

સો વરસનો થા[edit]

Copyvio, as suggested here.

Probably copyright of other uploads of User:Dsvyas should be checked. Ankry (talk) 11:52, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes please delete this, it was created in my early days, when I was not aware of copyright terms. We have deleted it from gu.wikisource as well.--Dsvyas (talk) 14:31, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Deleted. Ankry (talk) 23:12, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

works by કવિ દાદ[edit]

In Category:કવિ દાદ there are two works:

that were deleted in guwikisource (after moving there) as copyright violation (works of modern author; see discussion here). I think it is unlikely that they are PD in US (eg. as published before 1923 or for another reason). Uploaders notified. Ankry (talk) 21:35, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 00:25, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of redirects[edit]

Here three bot-generated pages with a wrong name:

I apologyze for my mistake. --Alex brollo (talk) 08:04, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 11:15, 18 January 2016 (UTC)


File:ALLAH-Book.pdf + another about 108 associated pages, proposed by Ankry in Nov 2015: shouln't we ask somebody with a bot to delete it? Just like User:DerHexer last time? -jkb- (talk) 23:12, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Deleted manually. Ankry (talk) 21:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)


Patio (talk) TIA, 12:25, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 12:55, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Perlembagaan Parti Keadilan Rakyat[edit]

I guess this is a political spam, something like a programm of a Malayan political party, see the notice on the beginnig of the article an go to google translator. Thus, out of scope and good to be deleted. -jkb- (talk) 18:30, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

And most probably some more party programms, see the contributions of Joanna20, I will let message there. Naturally, the question of copyvio is acute as well. -jkb- (talk) 18:52, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

This webpage is not available. The constitution can be referred from this link (reliable sources because the blog is owned by the Parti Keadilan's branch, Kimanis). Joanna20 (talk) 19:04, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

No evidence that content is CC-BY-SA 3.0 licensed or in Public Domain. @Joanna20: plase add a valid license tag and elaborate why the chosen one is valid. Ankry (talk) 19:11, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
@Joanna20: as I see that you continue to work on the mentioned pages: could you please clear the licence question first? Thanks in advance, -jkb- (talk) 07:49, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

w:WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. I use this WordPress link as a source of the text of Perlembagaan Parti Keadilan Rakyat. What's your opinion? Joanna20 (talk) 16:27, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Joanna20, thanks for your answer. I am afraid we have a small misunderstanding here. On the pages w:WordPress and as well you can read that word press is a free software and free webspace; this is something quite different from a fee licence. The page is then a blog of the political party. What we need is s source where we can see very clearly that the text i.e. the content i.e. the party programm is published under a free licence like public domain or CC. When there is no notice like this so it has no meanig as in the internet you can find millions of pages without licence - copyfraud, copyright violation etc. This what I said concerns the pages:
Otherwise we would need an email confirmations from the parties that all the texts are provided under a free licence. Regards a cheers, -jkb- (talk) 22:47, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
@Joanna20:, there is another question arising and I would like an answer from you (note the above edit from me as well), as I see that the party programm pages here are the 1 : 1 copies of your articles on, see here and here, and the Wikisource is not for duplicates. So, nice weekend for you, -jkb- (talk) 16:04, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Despite the discussion here the user Joanna20 gave no answer and continued editing the pages today. There are no doubts that the text are not free or they are even copyrigted, see the deletion comments. Thus I had to delete them. If free licence would be provided, the pages can be restored. I deleted the user page of Joanna20 as well as there was a copy of the copyvio text Perlembagaan Parti Keadilan Rakyat only. Regards, -jkb- (talk) 10:30, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 10:30, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

What party programm really means?? Is it typo for party programme or something else? Free licence for party constitution? Well, readers out there are expected to read the text of party constitution in the respective party website, not from Wikisource. I provide website links for party constitution in the Wikipedia. That is enough for providing information to the future interested readers. Happy editing. :) Joanna20 (talk) 10:59, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Do not forget to delete Category:Perlembagaan parti politik di Malaysia. Reason: Empty page.. Joanna20 (talk) 11:09, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

//edit confl.// Please read en:Wikisource:What Wikisource includes and en:Wikisource:Copyright policy. Regards. -jkb- (talk) 11:11, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Main Page/Лезги and Category:Лезги[edit]

Unneeded: no texts in this language. They may be restored if a text appears. Ankry (talk) 08:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

@Ooswesthoesbes: can you comment here, please, if you disagree? Ankry (talk) 16:04, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I think the main page should be kept anyway, although without own text pages; the category - well, to be or not to be, that is the question ... :-) -jkb- (talk) 17:16, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I think, that if we leave the main page, we should also leave the category the main page belongs to. I just had doubts that having the main page while there is no text in this laguage may mislead users searching for texts. Ankry (talk) 18:02, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

I would very much disagree with deleting those pages just for the sake of deleting them. The main page and category can serve as a placeholder from which a possible future project can be set up; pretty much the same way as the incubator has them. I have never heard of anyone on the incubator complaining that they are misleading, although I must admit that the projects on the incubator are no wikisources of course :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 22:20, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Closing as rejected. Ankry (talk) 07:20, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Wrong code nsPages[edit]

Please delete these pages:

They come from a bot mistake by User:BrolloBot driven by me, I apologyze, and for some reason mediawiki software doesn't see them as "nsPage pages". They have been wrongly created initially as ns0 pages (first mistake) then moved into nsPage (second mistake); I never will repeat this mistake, I apologyze. Can I fix this strange thing by myself, without sysop privileges? If I can, please tell me how I can help. --Alex brollo (talk) 16:30, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Alex brollo:, that is realy no problem :-) regards -jkb- (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Orphan redirects also deleted. Some time ago an error was genereted that prevented moving pages between namespaces that uses different content model. Your case shows it is no longer (or not always). What to say: Mediawiki is buggy software and we have to deal with this. Ankry (talk) 17:58, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

February 2016[edit]

Misterious files[edit]

Something rare happens with File:Free Culture.png. It is not used (and it does not seem that it will be used any time in the future in this Wikisource) and there is a duplicated in Commons as a GIF file (commons:File:Free Culture Cover.gif, instead of PNG file). But if I try to edit it for adding the {{delete}} template, it doesn't exist?! It was created by "Conversion script" and it has no upload log. Are you able to delete it? Thanks! :) -Aleator 00:48, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Same happens to this one: File:Image.jpg.-Aleator 01:15, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
These were files with no associated file description page in the File namespace. After description pages are created, they can be editted and any info added to them. Ankry (talk) 15:27, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Both files deleted as copyright violation, however. Tha latter one was covering a Commons file which is now available. Ankry (talk) 15:46, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

nap localisation efforts[edit]

Yes check.svg Done by Ooswesthoesbes. Ankry (talk) 15:04, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Ns0 empty pages that can be deleted[edit]

Here some pages created by my bot without the prefix Page:.



Thanks --Alex brollo (talk) 19:36, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Ankry & me -jkb- (talk) 23:22, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Cara buat situs di wikipedia[edit]

Cara buat situs di wikipedia. It's a Wikipedia like page, written in Indonesian, and doesn't seem to me it's a text suitable for Wikisource. I think it's spam about a certain organization (check it with Google Translator; the user only has 1 edition in all WMF wikis; this organization doesn't have any own page in id.wikipedia). -Aleator 20:01, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done yes, I think so as well, more over no licence, no source. By the way, there is a id.source. -jkb- (talk) 20:25, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

March 2016[edit]

texts of Sergei Mikhalkov[edit]

According to GT the following texts in Mingrelian:

are texts of Sergei Mikhalkov (სერგეი მიხალკოვი) (I also think they are translations as I did not find anywhere information that Mikhalkov was speaking Mingrelian) who died in 2009. @Agi, მარგალონა: unless you can provide a proof that theese texts were

  • published before 1.1.1923 or
  • in public domain in the country of their first publication on 1.1.1996 (assuming Russia for the Russian original and Georgia for the Mingrelian translation) or
  • freely licensed by the author and translator (or their heirs)

they are copyright violations and should not appear on wikisource less than 95 years from their first known publication or before 1.1.2080 (70 pma). Any comments? Ankry (talk) 08:09, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Deleted by Ooswesthoesbes Ankry (talk) 13:51, 18 March 2016 (UTC)


The page Module:Nap/Dati is empty by now, and can be deleted. It's only linked, by mention, into a couple of talk pages, where its brief live has been discussed :-) --Alex brollo (talk) 07:57, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 10:18, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

April 2016[edit]

File:Wikisource edit.jpg[edit]

Unused. No source or license.--Jusjih (talk) 00:31, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done VIGNERON (talk) 16:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

File:Dawut jultyi qan (1).pdf[edit]

Unused. No source or license.--Jusjih (talk) 00:35, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

@Саган: can you provide a source and a license? Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 16:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Dawut jultyi died in 1938. Is his works are not free?--Саган (talk) 07:08, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
@Саган: It depends whether, when and where it was published the first time. As we need to know whether it was PD in country of the first publication on 1.1.1996 and whether anybody else contributed to this work while publishing (or was it original author's publication).
If the work was never published it may be even out of wikisource scope. Ankry (talk) 20:34, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
And if the file IS PD in both US and the source country: why do not upload it to Commons? Ankry (talk) 20:41, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Deleted for now.--Jusjih (talk) 00:39, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Contributions of User Исатай Бердалиев[edit]

Probably all edits by the user User:Исатай Бердалиев are copyvios, without any source, and probably own texts. See contribs. -jkb- (talk) 20:26, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Started deletion.--Jusjih (talk) 00:39, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
Deleted all edits in the Main namespace.--Jusjih (talk) 19:06, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

July 2016[edit]

Korean Orthography[edit]

This text is mixed with Korean and English. If copyright-okay, original Korean text belongs to Korean Wikisource and licensed English translation belongs to English Wikisource.--Jusjih (talk) 01:35, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

It looks like a partial translation of ko:대한민국 한글 맞춤법(제2014-39호). As the contributor has not specified the translation license or source, should we send it to English Wikisource as wiki user translation or just delete it?--Jusjih (talk) 01:04, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
At present it is no translation - it is simply a start of a translation. The only one edit with something new was that of the IP on June 3rd; all other edits were corrections, typos etc. Isthere any chance it will be finished? If not we can delete it. -jkb- (talk) 21:51, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
As the original Korean work with the same title has been amended over years, I am considering exporting it to b:Korean as a new sub page.--Jusjih (talk) 00:50, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
As a Wikibooks administrator, I kindly inform you that b:Special:Import offers only s: and not oldwikisource:. So the page should be copied, at least in a first time. JackPotte (talk) 11:15, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
FYI b:Wikibooks:Requests_for_import#Import_from_Old_Wikisource is voting to allow this importation with Phabricator. JackPotte (talk) 10:51, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Alternatively: somebody apply for the import rights (import upload). -jkb- (talk) 13:49, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Or I may import from Old Wikisource to English Wikisoure, then from English Wikisource to English Wikibooks.--Jusjih (talk) 01:56, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Probably the easiest way todo. -jkb- (talk) 11:25, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
s:Special:Import has stopped working, so I just exported Korean Orthography through English Wikiquote where I am an imported, then imported to English Wikibooks. Ready to delete the page here.--Jusjih (talk) 00:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 17:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Šwec a čert[edit]

Duplicate of Šewc a čert with a typo in the title.--Tchoř (talk) 17:51, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - a díky za upozornění - -jkb- (talk) 23:04, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Index:Costituziun per il Cantun Grischun (1854)[edit]

Hi! I suggest deleting those 3 pages:

Nothing links to them. There is another index page: Index:Costituziun per il Cantun Grischun (1854).pdf, which is the source for the transclusion Costituziun per il Cantun Grischun (1854), and whose PDF file comes from the same source than the .gif files of the first index (based on Commons information). Best regards! -Aleator 22:01, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Deleted as duplicates. Ankry (talk) 14:06, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

Телебеҙҙе кем боҙа. Миңһылыу Усманова[edit]

1. Text of a living author, no cc-by-sa-3.0 permission provided. Source site ( is marked "Copyright © 2011-2015 — All Rights Reserved."
2. I am afraid similar problem applies to all uploads of this user as they seem not to understand what copyright is. Any hints?
Ankry (talk) 15:04, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Телебеҙҙе кем боҙа. Миңһылыу Усманова deleted. -jkb- (talk) 14:04, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

The new page creations of the user are shown here. Yepp, in these countries the word "copyright" seems to be unknown. I guess we shall have to delete it (or the most of them). -jkb- (talk) 14:10, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Mein Kampf[edit]

Mein Kampf with all subpages should be deleted - it is out of scope as there is the German Wikisource (beside the fact that the Wikimedia projects do not need necessarily such texts without any comment [!]); the discussion on this topics can be found here: de:Diskussion:Mein Kampf#Bitte geoffnet. -jkb- (talk) 14:37, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

and here: Wikisource:Scriptorium#Mein Kampf in German --WikiAnika (talk) 07:45, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

According to the linked (by Anika) talk in Scriptorium I will delete the pages somewhen on saturday (tommorow) with the rationale "not appropriate here" unless a serious disagreement occures. -jkb- (talk) 15:14, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have deleted the text according to the discussion - see Wikisource:Scriptorium#Mein Kampf in German; more over some users on dewiki have found some OCR or copy&paste deficits in the text that are not in the given source on; also the formating was not OK. @Wetitpig0: sorry for it, you surely spended a lot of time for this item, but, as the reason for the deleting shows, it was "not appropriate here". Regards. -jkb- (talk) 23:29, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

October 2016[edit]


See commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Template:PD-UK-EdictGov. – Kaihsu (talk) 04:56, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes, it seems to be so; see also what links here - three articles. -jkb- (talk) 08:08, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
  • While all uses of this template are clearly misuses, I doubt the texts using it should be deleted. The bilateral treaty is covered (in commons) by "PD-US-no notice" as an UN, not UK document. The 2 others seem to be not eligigle for copyright (according to The Malaysian Copyright Act 1987), so also URAA does not apply to them. Ankry (talk) 13:41, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
    • OK, @Ankry: just to be sure what you mean: your proposal, as far as I understand, is:
  1. to keep all three texts that are using the template PD-UK-EdictGov - but the the template should be removed from these texts and the licence there should be provided by another templates - shouldn't it?
  2. the template itself should be deleted - schoud't it?
-jkb- (talk) 23:23, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
@-jkb-: exactly. Ankry (talk) 09:16, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I concur: delete the template, keep the texts. – Kaihsu (talk) 18:53, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Yep. I will do it in the next two days if there are no objections. But we probably need another licence for the texts... -jkb- (talk) 18:58, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 09:41, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

November 2016[edit]

Index:Clerck 1757 Svenska Spindlar - Aranei Svecici.pdf‎[edit]

Index and proofreading moved to respective subdomains (sv and la) in 2014.--Thurs (talk) 08:37, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 20:10, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

სიზმარი ობლისა[edit]

Vandalism and nonsence. In order to see that the page is vandal — just put the text in the Google Translate (using language auto-detection). --Nigmont (talk) 10:33, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and protected - it was the third time.., Thanks, -jkb- (talk) 11:09, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Bakul P. Sharma[edit]

Maybe the user created the text with uncertain language, source, and license.--Jusjih (talk) 21:04, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

I guess it's gujarati. @Yann, Satdeep Gill: -jkb- (talk) 23:46, 22 November 2016 (UTC) - - - But yes, anyway: no licence, no year, no source.
Yes, it's gujarati. Yann (talk) 23:52, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Then it should be moved to and finally deleted here - @Aleator: - you have much more experience with this ... :-) regards -jkb- (talk) 00:13, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
The text is already there on Gujarati Wikisource.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 00:51, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done OK, thanks, deleted here. -jkb- (talk) 08:02, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

December 2016[edit]

Music files[edit]

Music files with no author, no copyright status and no description, and out of scope:

User (I think he's a kid) has been warned: User talk:Francisco Esperança#Music_files.-Aleator 19:17, 6 December 2016 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done by -jkb- (talk) 19:30, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Khmer duplicated file[edit]

Those files are exact duplicates: File:Kambuja Suriya 1965 Issue 6.pdf and File:Kambuja Suriya 1966 Issue 6.pdf. Which one is the correct one, 1965 or 1966? No feedback from User_talk:ទេព_សុវិចិត្រ#Duplicated file. After looking close to w:en:Khmer numerals, and to other books from 1966 (កម្ពុជសុរិយា/ឆ្នាំទី៣៨) and 1965 (កម្ពុជសុរិយា/ឆ្នាំទី៣៧), I think that the PDF says "1966". -Aleator 16:19, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Some unused unsourced files[edit]

:*File:Agrippa1531 Pleiades.png (c:File:Pleiades (Agrippa 1531).svg) :*File:Agrippa1531 caputAlgol.png (c:File:Algol symbol (Agripe 1531).svg) Thanks. -Aleator 17:57, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

@Aleator: could you, please, split theese into few section to make discussion about these files easier? About files used in Yann's discussion we should ask Yann. Files with exact duplicates in Commons should be speedily deleted (and, if used, links to them fixed). File:Lbpaul 001.jpg is not exact duplicate of the huwiki/commons file (which contains a watermark/logo) Ankry (talk) 16:58, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
These can be deleted. Yann (talk) 18:05, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
OK. I've moved the nominations of those files still not deleted, into the next sections, added "exact duplicate" if they are, reviewed they are not in use. I've removed 2 files that were not duplicate. -Aleator 20:55, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Geometri sakral.jpg[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:20, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

3 Malay pages[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 11:43, 16 December 2016 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done--Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:21, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Files uploaded by @Lola~sourceswiki:[edit]

-Aleator 20:55, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 11:41, 16 December 2016 (UTC)


Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 14:23, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:24, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Patro nia.PNG[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Support Ankry (talk) 14:23, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:25, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Files uploaded by @Tomahawk_Cheerocky~sourceswiki:[edit]

They are not used, not linked, no license, most out of scope, some related to writer/user @Tomislav Dretar:. It seems they intended to be a decoration for a bs.text:

-Aleator 20:55, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Deleted all.--Jusjih (talk) 02:12, 21 December 2016 (UTC)


Curently unused. And unlikely to be used as any NASA materials covered by this template should go to Commons. Ankry (talk) 18:34, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support-Aleator 18:50, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support --LadyInGrey (talk) 01:54, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:38, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Sir William Johnson.png[edit]

File not used, with a similar resolution (2,646 × 4,176 pixels) file on Commons: c:File:Sir William Johnson.png. -Aleator 18:50, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Already on Commons. Ankry (talk) 14:21, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Photo 2016-12-12 22-45-25.jpg[edit]

Unused. No license, maybe copyvio Ankry (talk) 10:11, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:39, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Poesie - Salvatore Di Giacomo pp150-151.djvu[edit]

This was a parked djvu for including two pages that I left in the middle while fast hand scanning. It seems that it was repaired by @Ankry: here, thanks a lot! and so both pages are not needed anymore as a separate file here in wikisource.--C.R. (talk) 22:37, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ankry (talk) 06:32, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

January 2017[edit]

सफलता की कुंजी[edit]

No source. No author. Likely own work by the contributor(s). Ankry (talk) 21:08, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Delete. Special:UncategorizedPages should also be checked.--Jusjih (talk) 03:31, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 00:33, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Confirmatio cartarum[edit]

It's in English. It's not duplicated of en:Confirmation of the Charters Act 1297, as asked without feedback at Talk:Confirmatio cartarum. I found a possible source in In any case, I ask for the deletion because a proofread, documented, scanned version already exists in en:Page:Source Problems in English History.djvu/422 and following pages (but still not transcluded). -Aleator 20:36, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 17:29, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Balada basarabeană despre bătălia de la Lipnic[edit]

In Romanian. Moved to ro:Balada basarabeană despre bătălia de la Lipnic. Also delete page category-like "Folclor basarabean" (just a link). Thanks! -Aleator 17:25, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Please have the Romanian Wikisource administrator import the edit history from here to ensure complete attribution.--Jusjih (talk) 04:05, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -jkb- (talk) 11:54, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


No author, no source, etc. @Satdeep Gill: can you look at this, please? Ankry (talk) 14:59, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Most of the text was copy pasted from Hindi Wikipedia and was not a text but an encyclopedic entry. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:05, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

February 2017[edit]

सुखमय जीवन[edit]

No source, no author; likely spam. @Satdeep Gill:? Ankry (talk) 10:21, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Satdeep Gill (talk) 12:34, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


Please delete this — it's a spam (in Russian). --Nigmont (talk) 21:00, 11 February 2017 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done thanks -jkb- (talk) 22:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Category talk:ანა კალანდაძის ლექსები[edit]

Again — Russian spam. --Nigmont (talk) 00:21, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Please delete this category which was created by me, because there is no any real use of it: since all anonymous works which were published 100 or more years ago, fall under pre-1923 limit according to US copyright laws, so all of those works should be included in the category Category:PD-anon-100-1923 instead. So the Category:PD-anon-100-1996 would be forever empty and must be deleted. --Nigmont (talk) 22:44, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Satdeep Gill (talk) 06:06, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

साबरमती के सन्त (?)[edit]

@Satdeep Gill: can you please have a look at this? An IP wrote there something about copyright, might be it is a fake only... -jkb- (talk) 11:26, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I deleted this as it contained copyrighted text.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 14:36, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

А. Мейер. Описание Кричевского графства, бывшего староства 1786 года[edit]

It seems to not belong here, because it's just a fragment of work; also, it's in Russian, which language has own separate domain; anyway the whole text will be required in order to try to transfer this work to the Ru-WS. --Nigmont (talk) 22:26, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Перевести рассказ[edit]

The name of this page just means, if translate it from Russian, "to translate the story". I think it should be deleted, since no author / publication year / publication book / license have been marked on the page. --Nigmont (talk) 22:32, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017[edit]

Marie flore lalonde[edit]

@Zyephyrus, Phe, Angr, Tpt, VIGNERON: Seems to be a French text, likely not appropriate here. No source, no license, no author. A test? Ankry (talk) 18:26, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Deleted it was a test or a vandalism (she likes her guinea pig and other stuff like that). Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 19:05, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


In English, it may be out of scope while not source text.--Jusjih (talk) 02:55, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Not appropriate here VIGNERON (talk) 06:24, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Pages under Category:मराठी[edit]

It is long time now Marathi languge has a functional wikisource project. Hence while we still prefere to retain Category:मराठी for future co-ordination; Here with recomonding page deletions after verification.

Mahitgar (talk) 12:55, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

the first three some ones Yes check.svg Done - thank you for your help! -jkb- (talk) 13:25, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks I am in process to verify one by one and then update here for deletion. Thanks for your support.
Mahitgar (talk) 13:39, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Pages under category Hindi[edit]

This was a case of self promotion without notability. Ref from Wikiquote, Wikiversity, English Wiki Deletion discussion at Hindi wikipedia
Mahitgar (talk) 12:45, 30 March 2017 (UTC)