Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion

The criteria for speedy deletion (CSD) is the rules fir whan administrators his the pouer tae skip deletion discussions an remuive Wikipedia pages richt awa.

The creator o a page shuidnae remuive a speedy deletion tag if thay wirnae the wan tae pit it there. It shuid ainly be remuived bi an editor that isnae the creator. A creator can click the Contest this speedy deletion button in the speedy deletion tag tae object tae a deletion. This button sends ye tae the Wikipedia:Collogue page wi pre-formattit text tae explain whit wye the page shuid be kept. Gin anither editor remuives the tag, it shuid be taen as a sign thit the deletion isnae uncontroversial an anither deletion process shuid be uised.




Pages wi only text thit intentionally his nae meanin, or is that confusin thit naebody can understaun it. This disnae apply tae pages thit isna written guid, isnae in Scots, or pages that wisna translatit weel. If ye can unnerstaun it, this disnae apply.

Test pagesEedit

Ony pages thit wis creatit tae test editin or ither Wikipedia functions. This can apply tae subpages o the Wikipedia:Sandbox, but no tae the sandbox itsel. Disnae apply tae pages in the uiser space or tae valid but unuised templates or duplicate templates.

Vandalism an hoaxesEedit

Pages thit is obviously no true or hoaxes. This disnae apply tae pages aboot hoaxes gin it's clear thay'r jist describin it.

Pages bi barred uisersEedit

Pages creatit by barred or blocked uisers while thay'r barred or blockit thit haes at maist smaa edits fae ither uisers. Disnae apply tae edits made afore or efter the uiser's block or ban.

Technical deletionsEedit

Fir ony uncontroversial maintenance. This can include:

  • Deletin auld tuim maintenance categories fir dates in the past.
  • Deletin redirects or ither pages thit is stoppin a page muve. Whan a page is deletit fir this reason, the administrator shuid mak shuir the page muve happens.
  • Deletin pages obviously made in a mistak or in the wrang namespace.

Creator requestit deletionEedit

Juist applies if nae ither editors his made substantial contributions tae the page. If the ae author blanks a page that isnae a uiserspace page, category page, or ony kynd o collogue page, this can be thocht on as a deletion request.

Spam or promotional contentEedit

Ony pages that is in favors o a product or body ower muckle an/or is tryin tae sell a product.

Copyricht violationsEedit

Ony pages or revisions thit is violations o copyrict. Unuised non-free files shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.

Atteck pagesEedit

Pages makit purely tae atteck ither fowk or subjecks.

Define pagesEedit

Isnae ScotsEedit

Define pages thit isnae scrieved in Scots an thit is maistly the same as a definition page on anither Wikimedia project. If it's nae the same as a define page on anither project, ye shuid uise {{Definescots}} insteid.


Nae contextEedit

Airticles withoot eneuch context fir a uiser tae ken whit it's aboot. Eg, "He's a funny man wi a rid caur." Juist applies tae cuttie airticles.

Isnae ScotsEedit

Airticles thit isnae written in Scots an thit is maistly the same as an airticle on anither Wikimedia project. Gin it's nae the same as a airticle on anither project, ye shuid uise {{No Scots}} or {{TranslatePassage}} insteid.

Nae contentEedit

Fir airticles thit juist his external links, "relatit pages" sections or category tags, rewritin the title, attempts tae collogue wi the body or group in the title, onything thit shuid'a bin postit tae a noticeboard, template tags, or images. A smaa aritcle cuid be a stub if it haes context, that wid mean this disnae apply. This disnae coont badly written airticles, airticles that isnae in Scots, or pages that wis translatit bad. This criteria shuidnae be uised fur an airticle thit's juist been makkit.

Nae notableEedit

Airticles that his haed the {{notability}} template fur seivin days wioot bein impruived tae the pynt whaur thay meet Wikipedia's notability policy. Whaur possible, reairtin is favourt ower deletion.


Tuim categoryEedit

Ony categories that his been new or tuim fir at least fower days. This disnae apply tae project categories thit cuid be tuim some or maist o the time acause o the nature o the category (like Category:Candidates for speedy deletion).

Uiser pagesEedit

Uiser requestEedit

Uisers can request fir thair ain uiser pages an sub pages tae be deletit. Uiser collogue pages shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.

Uiser disnae existEedit

Uiser pages fir uisers that disnae exist can be remuived. This criteria disnae apply tae IP uisers wi edits, redirects frae misspellins o a weel-kent uiser, or tae the auld name o a renamed uiser.


Broken redirectsEedit

Reairtins leadin tae a page that disna exist.

Onplowsible targetsEedit

Reairtins that isnae lik tae be named or sairched for as sic.

Disambiguation pagesEedit

Unneedit disambiguation pagesEedit

Disambiguation pages that aither (1) his titles endin in "(disambiguation)" but disambiguates juist ae extant Wikipedia page; or (2) regairdless o title, disambiguates zero extant Wikipedia pages. Gin a disambiguation page haes airtins tae ainly ae airticle an disnae end in (disambiguation), it sud be changed tae a redirect, except it is mair appropriate tae muive the airtint page tae the title uised for the disambiguation page. Forby, this applies tae orphant "Foo (disambiguation)" redirects that targets pages that isnae disambiguation pages or pages that performs a disambiguation-like function (siclike as set index airticles or lists).

Tauk pagesEedit

Collogue o a deletit pageEedit

Fir collogue pages wioot a airticle or subject page. Uiser collogue pages shuidnae be deletit wi this criteria.


Duplicated fileEedit

A file fand on Wikimedia Commons or Scots Wikipedia mair nor ance.

Unuised non-free filesEedit

Ony non-free files that his been unuised fir at least fower days.


Ony MediaWiki pageEedit

Admienistrators, gin a MediaWiki page canna be uissfu or guid, it shoud be deletit.

Administrator procedureEedit

Whan ye delete a page mak shuir tae write the raison in the deletion summary.

Afore a page is deletit, ye shuid check the page history tae see if it can be revertit tae a guid version.

Category:Wikipaedia policies an guidelines