Template:Proposed deletion

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Template:Proposed deletion is used to tag articles and files for proposed deletion where it is believed that the deletion would be uncontroversial. It adds articles to the appropriate subcategory of Category:Proposed deletion, which is currently Category:Proposed deletion as of 2 December 2021 (you can click here to reset the cache if that isn't today's date). If consensus would need to be reached first, then the articles for deletion or files for discussion process is probably more appropriate. You may also wish to check to see if the page meets the criteria for speedy deletion as well.

If this template is removed from the page and the removal was not vandalism, then do not replace it. See WP:CONTESTED for more information.


Place the following text at the top of the page being proposed for deletion.

{{subst:proposed deletion|concern=concern}}

Make sure to replace concern with a brief rationale why the page is being proposed for deletion. The template must be substituted, i.e. subst: must be used, otherwise an error will appear. When posted correctly, an emphatic 'proposed for deletion' notice will appear at the top of the page.

When saving the page, ensure that the edit summary states that you have proposed deletion. You may also wish to post further information on the page's talk page.

Once saved and substituted, this template will have been replaced with either {{Proposed deletion/dated}} or {{Proposed deletion/dated files}}. These helper templates should not be used directly.

Extended syntax

  • help: pass help=off to hide the message to the nominator about notifying the author.


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TemplateData for Proposed deletion

For articles that will be proposed for deletion. If you want to endorse the proposal for deletion add {{Proposed deletion endorsed}} which will show that you also support the prod.

Template parameters

reasonreason concern 1

Why you think the article should be proposed for deletion -- make sure to describe the relationship to [[WP:Notability]]


Set to "off" to hide information about notifying the user.


See also