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Mis-dating of recently added tagsEdit

Any idea what's going on here? A user appears to have added a tag at 19:08, 1 January 2010, but the dated PROD reads "month = December|day = 1|year = 2010". Could this result from not using subst? Or a problem with the MediaWiki parser? There appear to be several pages with similar problems: Tom Crabtree (American football), Vince Anderson (American football), Rob Bruggeman. Cnilep (talk) 17:32, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Copy & paste error by the user, he placed the code there manually. Notice that each of those prods has the same timestamp parameter, "20091230214917". He changed year and day, but missed the rest. Amalthea 17:42, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning these up. I suspected user error, since all of those pages seems to relate to American football. Cnilep (talk) 19:31, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Using "prod" on non-articlesEdit

I accidentally uploaded a wrongly named file and put the "prod" template on that file to ask that it be deleted. In big red letters, I was told to please only use the PROD template on articles; but no alternative tag was suggested for non-articles. Could someone fix this so that users are given an alternative? Comet Tuttle (talk) 18:21, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

The link behind "deleted" leads to WP:PROD, which lists all the deletion processes. The best alternative depends on the circumstances anyway, in your case WP:CSD#G7 would have been the correct hint. And almost all editors who know to use PROD will know about the other, more standard ways of deletion already, I'd say. Amalthea 17:15, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Link to {{mfd}}Edit

When one attempts to use this template on a non-article namespace, an error shows up saying to only use this template in articles. That error message would be much more useful if it pointed to {{mfd}} (or others you might find relevant as well). What do you think? --Waldir talk 11:41, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

See one section above. Amalthea 12:21, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Wooops. sorry about that :) But still, are there that many alternatives for deleting a non-article page? There could be a namespace-detecting code to point to the relevant templates in each case, plus the applicable speedy deletion templates. For example: "Please do not use this template in non-article pages. For categories, you can use use {{cfd}}, {{db-category}} or {{anotheroption}}" (of course, the examples are all made up). --Waldir talk 22:10, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Code UpdateEdit


Could a templatey administrator change this

Proposed code moved to Template:Prod/sandbox. — Martin (MSGJ · talk)

at Template:Prod? Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 244° 5' 0" NET 16:16, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

That looks fine to me. Do you have any opinion on my spacing tweaks in the sandbox? Also, do you know if/why we need the month/day/year/time parameters because the timestamp includes all of these in one? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:49, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
I support the spacing, it makes the code a lot clearer. Also, it seems like the timestamp parameter isn't actually used in Template:Dated prod. My guess would be that it was added so that Template:Dated prod could be updated later with the month/day/year/time parameters temporarily left in for backwards compatiability until the update was made. Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 286° 16' 15" NET 19:05, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
I've made the edit. I'm going to try and update the other template so we can remove those redundant parameters. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:25, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good, it probably need simplifying too. Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 305° 57' 0" NET 20:23, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Got some more code in the /sandbox if you'd like to check it. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:06, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Template nameEdit

I have moved the dated version of this template {{dated prod}} to a subtemplate of this one. I'm also proposing to rename this template to Template:Proposed deletion as its meaning would be clearer. The current name would remain as a redirect of course. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:17, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

  Done As there were no objections I have now moved the template. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:05, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Rewrite /datedEdit

I've rewritten the /dated template so that it only uses the timestamp parameter and so the time/day/month/year parameters are not needed. I've made a few other updates as well. The code is on /dated/sandbox and there are some examples on /testcases. Any comments appreciated. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:10, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I have now implemented this and it seems to be working okay. I've also notified Twinkle and DumbBot just in case it affects those processes. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:26, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
I just applied a prod with Twinkle and it produced a big red "{{{1}}}" in the upper corner of the template. Is this a fluke or a problem that was caused by the recent edits to this template? ThemFromSpace 03:08, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Oops, thanks for reporting this. It was due to a spelling error which I have now fixed. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:02, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Do you plan on implementing this in the other prod templates? {{prod blp}}, {{book-prod}} and {{transwiki}}? --Closedmouth (talk) 06:58, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that would be a good idea. Perhaps this template can serve as a meta-template for the other prod-like templates. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:02, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Is there a reason why the red bold text for prods over 7 days has been abandoned? It's handy to administrators to be able to see which prods have expired at a glance without having to read the template. Espresso Addict (talk) 18:41, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

I was just trying to tidy up the template and reduce the amount of different formatting. (This is one of my pet hates.) However if it's useful then you can have it back :) — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:10, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, we need that back. --Closedmouth (talk) 11:26, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Long rationalesEdit

I've seen some very long rationales added to this template. For example this one. In these cases the copy/paste code to notify the author takes up too much space. Perhaps it would be better make this section collapsible. If we were really clever we could use Template:Str ≥ len to make it collapse when the rationale is longer than, say 100 characters. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:05, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

There's now an example of how this could work on /testcases. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:08, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Template changes have broken an essential listingEdit

The recent changes have broken WP:PRODSUM-- see User talk:DumbBOT I and other admins patrolling prod rely on it. Please revert the relevant changes until you can get them fixed together. This is so important that I shall revert them myself tomorrow if you do not get to them. DGG ( talk ) 10:58, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I fully understand that PRODSUM is a useful tool for editors patrolling proposed deletions. However I have been working to improve this template and have done all that I could to notify the operator and explain the problem. At the end of the day, the bot operator needs to be responsive. I'll have a go at emailing User:Tizio to see if we can get a response. If you can at least find out whether it's the new template name that the bot doesn't like, something connected to the date parameters which have been removed, or something else entirely, then we could look at partially reverting. In the meantime, does Category:Expired proposed deletions not help? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:04, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
It still seems to be broken -- please revert the template to a working version asap, as it's impossible to deal with prods in a timely fashion without the summary listing. The category you mention doesn't give enough information to enable admins to deal with prods in areas with which they are familiar with the relevant notability guidelines. Espresso Addict (talk) 21:40, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I have not yet had a reply from Tizio to my email. Perhaps I could try to re-add the other parameters (time/date/month/year) and see if that fixes the bot. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:31, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Please restore the bot functioning ASAP. It's impossible for me, and probably others, to deal with prods at the moment because of your tinkering with the template, which seems to me to have cosmetic value only. Espresso Addict (talk) 01:59, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
The PRODSUM page is working again; however it will take a week for the changes to filter through all the articles. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:16, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Code Update 2Edit

{{editprotected}} Could a templatey administrator copy over the code at Template:Proposed deletion/sandbox to Template:Proposed deletion? Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 346° 4' 45" NET 23:04, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Looks good. --Bsherr (talk) 19:16, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
I did leave a reply on my talk page about why this change might not be the best idea. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:16, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Actually, that part passes the demo parameter through so that {{Proposed deletion|demo=yes}} will work. You can see this in effect here. Also, as seen here, the demo parameter must be set to yes in order for the demo to work. Transcluding this template passes the null value as default. Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 256° 17' 45" NET 17:05, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
The point I was trying to make is that in your proposed version the parameter is always passed to the main template. So in most cases we would have |demo= taking up an extra line in the article when it is not necessary. You should be able to test the template by passing the demo parameter to /dated directly. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:00, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
I see what you mean now. I've made some extra changes to the code at Template:Proposed deletion/sandbox. I believe this works now. Thanks. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 324° 35' 30" NET 21:38, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
That seems to be working fine. So no objections from me. We've lost some of the spacing and the code is harder to read, but that doesn't really matter. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:45, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  Done Dabomb87 (talk) 04:34, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Template itself appearing in categoryEdit

For some strange reason, this template itself now appears in the category Category:Proposed deletion as of 25 September 2010. JIP | Talk 13:43, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Maybe missing some includeonly tags? — Train2104 (talk • contribs • count) 20:21, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

{{editprotected|Template:Proposed deletion/dated}} Put includeonly tags around this code:

{{cat handler |all={{#if:{{{timestamp|}}} |[[Category:Proposed deletion as of {{#time:j F Y|{{{timestamp}}}}}]] |[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|U{{PAGENAME}}]] }}[[Category:All articles proposed for deletion|{{mod|{{#time:j|{{{timestamp}}}}}|10}}{{PAGENAME}}]]

— Train2104 (talk • contribs • count) 17:26, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe this would fix the problem because the /dated subtemplate is included on this template so includeonly would not prevent the categorisation. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 17:43, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
Maybe this code:
{{cat handler |all={{#if:{{{timestamp|}}} | {{#ifeq: {{BASEPAGENAME}} | Proposed deletion || [[Category:Proposed deletion as of {{#time:j F Y|{{{timestamp}}}}}]] }} | {{#ifeq: {{BASEPAGENAME}} | Proposed deletion || [[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|U{{PAGENAME}}]] }} }} {{#ifeq: {{BASEPAGENAME}} | Proposed deletion || [[Category:All articles proposed for deletion|{{mod|{{#time:j|{{{timestamp}}}}}|10}}{{PAGENAME}}]] }}
would work? Set Sail For The Seven Seas 195° 26' 0" NET 13:01, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
The previous version used
which is much simpler. I'm not sure how best to put that in this new code. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:24, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
If putting the template in demo mode does the job then replace
and it should work. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 232° 7' 30" NET 15:28, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
I tried it on the /sandbox but couldn't get it to work. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:13, 12 October 2010 (UTC)


{{edit protected}} Can the date or timestamp of when the article was prodded by displayed in the text of the prod, like it use to a few of months ago? This will make it easier to list prods in Deletion Sorting pages as having to open the edit window to the article to get the timestamp is a huge hassle. —Farix (t | c) 20:54, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

What do you suggest - is the date and month sufficient? Or do you need the time as well? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:07, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
I need the date, month, and year in a valid date format, so it can be easily plugged into {{prodded}}. {{Prodded}} doesn't need an exact time. —Farix (t | c) 21:29, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
However {{prodded}} will accept a timestamp so perhaps it's simplest just to display that at the bottom? How does it look now? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:58, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

can we obviate the need to scroll when using this template?Edit

I have just placed a prod template on Joel D. McKissack, and the display is extremely wide, causing it to spill towards the right side of the screen. Any way this displacement can be alleviated by limiting screen width? --Ohconfucius ¡digame! 04:32, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Notify author:Edit

I propose adding Project to the notify message, "Notify author/project:". Nearly every article I have had occasion to prod in the last few months has at least one project listed on the talk page. Many of the authors have long since left Wikipedia and posting to the projects talk page, gives the prod more exposure. Jeepday (talk) 12:49, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

I think that's an excellent idea, similar to what we already do at AfD. Unfortunately, some projects are much less active than others, but we can't help that. Though it's been interesting learning about the thinks that wouldn't otherwise interest me that show up in patrolling prod, people who actually know what the articles are about, what's important in that field, and what likely sources are available, would do it better and more efficiently. They would know, for example, what unsourced sports BLPs are so thoroughly non-notable that it's not worth the time to try to find sources. DGG ( talk ) 20:15, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
Made the change at Template:Proposed deletion/dated. Jeepday (talk) 22:45, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

One issue with this is that {{Proposed deletion notify}} is written with the author, and not a WikiProject, as its target audience. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 15:34, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Make it obvious that it's business as usual and nothing to be upset aboutEdit

I'd like to suggest that the following words in the template be highlighted(yellow) or the words be the same size or larger than the rest. If you created the article, please don't take offense. Instead, consider improving the article so that it is acceptable according to the deletion policy. Or even change this template from something forboding to something more inclusive that shows a process is happening and you need to do something along the lines of tl:dr --Narracan3824 (talk) 23:26, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

bug with "previously nominated for deletion"Edit

On Malibu Chili Cook-Off, I prod'd the article. Later, an editor sent it to AFD (I guess it would be expected that the editor should've removed the prod then, but..). See history. Now, the prod notice on the page has a notice that "This article may have been previously nominated for deletion: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Malibu Chili Cook-Off exists."

Thank you --CutOffTies (talk) 15:49, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Requested editEdit

Please can the wording "please don't take offense" be changed to "please don't be offended" per WP:COMMONALITY (offense is US spelling). Also note that despite this template being protected, no lock symbol is shown. Thanks, Bazonka (talk) 07:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

  Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:36, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Proposed edit: What if the tag is removed with no further comment?Edit

Currently the template states:

If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason. However, please explain why you object to the deletion, either in your edit summary or on the talk page. If this template is removed, it should not be replaced.

It asks for the rational to be explained. I suggest the last sentence should read: If this template is removed, it should not be replaced unless reasoning for the removal has not been provided. The current language does not appear to forbid mass removal of prods while providing no reasoning. IRWolfie- (talk) 10:13, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

The change seems uncontroversial so I have added the edit protected template. IRWolfie- (talk) 10:19, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm not so sure. What's important is addressing the problem, not saying that you've addressed the problem. So if an editor puts things right then the reason for deletion becomes irrelevant, even if no explanation has been given. Obviously it makes sense to describe the change, but a lack of this isn't a justification for deletion. Bazonka (talk) 11:25, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
I was counting improving the article as a response. I mean those who remove the notice without reason without having any further input on the article. I count a response as improving the article, leaving an edit summary or a message on the talk page. IRWolfie- (talk) 12:00, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
  Not done The policy at Wikipedia:Prod#Objecting says that providing a reason is "encouraged, but not required". If you want to change that then you should get the policy changed first. Tra (Talk) 13:04, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
I will do so directly, cheers. IRWolfie- (talk) 00:00, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Hey, everyone, what happened after IRWolfie's last post? The policy hasn't changed, and I didn't see any discussion on the policy Talk page (did I miss it?). This inconsistency between the tag and the policy came up at this AfD. At this point, my suggestion is we change the tag language to be consistent with the policy language. Changing the policy language may or may not be a good idea, but it's gonna be harder to do. In the interim, the tag should match. If others agree, I'll propose - or someone else can - some language to use instead of the current language.--Bbb23 (talk) 04:13, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

What is the disparity you are seeing? Wikipedia doesn't have hard rules. and further, a removed tag just means that the PROD needs to go through AfD. PROD is only supposed to be an uncontroversial way to propose deletion. Any opposition regardless of followup discussion means that the next step for someone wishing deletion is AfD. - jc37 04:45, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

I propose the following language for the tag to better track the policy language:

You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason. Although not required, your are encouraged to explain why you object to the deletion, either in your edit summary or on the talk page. If this template is removed, do not replace it.

I explained my confusion at the AfD link in my post. If you have trouble following it (it's kind of wordy), let me know and I'll try to clarify. Bear in mind that you should try to read the language in the tag as if you'd never seen the language in the policy. If you're familiar with the policy, you're far more likely not to be confused by the language in the tag. In any event, why not just make the two match? I see no reason for the differences.--Bbb23 (talk) 05:01, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

The disparity is that the policy explicitly states that the tag is not to be added after removal, where the tag says that it should not be added after removal. The tag suggests some leeway or editor discretion in re-addition, where the policy offers no discretion. In what case would it be acceptable to add a PROD tag to an article that has already had a tag removed? Maybe in the case where it was removed by a banned user. The wording of the tag and the policy should match. As a minimum for the sake of clarity I think that the wording of the tag should be changed from "should not" to "must not". This is more related to the wording, not trying to make removal justification mandatory. Perhaps it should be in a new section. --kelapstick(bainuu) 05:14, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
What I did in the proposed language was correct the language that confused me (the second sentence) AND incorporated the language that Kelapstick noted was also misleading (the last sentence). The change to the second sentence tracks the "not required"/"encouraged" language in the policy, and the "must not" instead of "should not" in the last sentence tracks the strong, bolded language in the policy, "do not replace it". Regardless of what one thinks of my confusion, I don't see how there can be any objection to making the language in the tag clearer.--Bbb23 (talk) 06:55, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Actually, "If this tag is removed do not replace it" is probably better than the must not that I suggested. --kelapstick(bainuu) 06:58, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Agreed. Indeed, there's no reason not to bold it just as it is bolded in the policy. I will change the language blockquoted above to incorporate the formatting (the first part is in italics in the current template) so everyone can see precisely what it would look like.--Bbb23 (talk) 07:09, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I think changing the wording from "should not" to "must not" is a great idea and should happen as soon as possible. Though I imagine that it will play a part in Bbb23's RfA, so we should probably wait until after that has finished before making a change. Callanecc (talkcontribs) talkback (etc) template appreciated. 06:54, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
It sounds like that would more align with the policy. IRWolfie- (talk) 09:27, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I agree, we should move ahead with implementing the change, while I'm not sure about bolding it, clearly the language should be changed, and as I don't want perfect to get in the way of better, I would support any of the four combinations discussed, "must not", "do not replace it" or the bolded version of either. I don't think we need to wait for the RFA to end either, someone can just make a note about the change there. Monty845 14:15, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I absolutely agree with the RfA issue (I'd already thought about it). My RfA shouldn't stand in the way of improving something that benefits the community. I can easily add a note to A12 in my RfA once the tag language is actually changed so no one is confused. As for which version, I'll let others pick.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:29, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

───────────────────────── No one seems to be commenting since Monty, so I thought I'd propose the same language as before with one modification. I'm going to reduce the bolding. It won't match the policy bolding, but the bolding looks okay on the policy page, whereas, aesthetically, it's a bit much in a colored box. So people won't have to look up higher, here it is:

You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason. Although not required, your are encouraged to explain why you object to the deletion, either in your edit summary or on the talk page. If this template is removed, do not replace it.

Anyone who agrees can make the edit request. If someone wants something different, they're free to comment.--Bbb23 (talk) 22:34, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

  • It appears that discussion as stopped on the immediately above change, with sufficient support to implement it. Monty845 14:36, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
  Done, with the minor tweak of moving the full stop out of the bold (as it belongs to the sentence as a whole and not just to the bolded words). Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 11:36, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed edit: the db-a9-featureEdit

I like the feature in the template db-a9 where the template suggests the closing admins have a look at the talk page before deleting if the page is not empty. Is this something this template should include? --Bensin (talk) 13:57, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Looking at the talk page need not be mentioned in the template, besides being an general accepted good practice, it is a functional requirement as the admin needs to open the talk page to delete it as part of the process. Jeepday (talk) 09:57, 15 July 2012 (UTC)


Per Wikipedia:DEPROD, once removed a PROD must not be restored. Currently the template reads If this template is removed, it should not be replaced., I propose changing that to If this template is removed, it must not be replaced. to better reflect policy. If no one objects I will make an edit request. Monty845 13:51, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Monty, please see the section above, where I have proposed new language for the template and see what you think. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:06, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Ahh thanks, I will comment up there. Monty845 14:11, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

biographical article: Bushra RahmanEdit

I've added the references in the article, all the information in the article is correct and I'm writing this article on the behalf of Bushra Rahman. She has read and approved the article. Can I remove Proposed deletion tag ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zunaira jamil (talkcontribs) 10:20, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Yep, and it looks as if you or another editor already have. Thanks for adding references! --j⚛e deckertalk 14:46, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Proposed deletion endorsedEdit

 Template:Proposed deletion endorsed has been nominated for merging with Template:Proposed deletion/dated. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talk) 09:43, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Typo needs fixingEdit

  • "...your are encouraged to explain..." should be " are..." -- Brangifer (talk) 22:15, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Problem was actually in Template:Proposed deletion/dated, but   Done, see here. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:10, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Brangifer (talk) 02:19, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Add CSS classEdit

Please wrap the paragraph starting with "If you can address this concern…" in <p class="verbose">...</p> and add |class=mbox-prod to {{mbox}} invocation, so that the template can be reliably styled with CSS. Keφr 14:26, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

  Note: I've added your suggested change to Template:Proposed deletion/dated/sandbox. Could you check the test cases with your new CSS to make sure everything looks ok? If all is well I can update the template after that. Best — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 11:11, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Added the class in a few more places, seems okay. Keφr 13:23, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Ok,   Done. — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 15:18, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request – better linksEdit

To bypass Wikipedia:Merging and moving pages in favor of Wikipedia:Renaming a page and Wikipedia:Merging, please make Template:Proposed deletion/dated/sandbox live at Template:Proposed deletion/dated. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 21:10, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Your request looks like it should be uncontroversial, so   Done. Monty845 15:54, 15 January 2013 (UTC)


I have been searching a while now to find the right template to propose the deletion of an image. I finally came to the conclusion that this is the closest it gets - but when I paste it, it gives big screaming red letters not to use it on non-articles. Could you please suggest in those same big red letters also what else to use? I somehow get lost... effeietsanders 12:18, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:PROD is for articles only, nothing else. General topics on deletion are at WP:DELETE, but see WP:GID for methods specifically concerning images. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:34, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
{{Proposed deletion/dated}} uses {{main other}}, which tells it when it's not in main (article) space. {{Proposed deletion/dated}} then says Please use PROD only on articles. It could be enhanced to further determine which space it is in, and display error messages appropriate for each namespace, e.g., in file namespace, See Wikipedia:Guide to image deletion, in category namespace, See Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. – Wbm1058 (talk) 15:05, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Can we change the timestamp format?Edit

Is it possible to change the timestamp on PROD and BLPPRODs so that it is a UTC timestamp, just like the one used in signatures? Because at the moment I see PRODs that say they should have expired yesterday, but ofcourse they don't because I'm 13 hours (12? I can't remember) ahead of UTC. Signatures and history show the right times because I have the UTC time preference set. We have the technology, I have tried changing it in the template sandbox, but it looks a bit complicated for me and I would probably botch it up, but I'm sure someone will be able to do it. -- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 09:51, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

We could do this, I guess. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:33, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Some consistency would in fact be appreciated, so no concerns with the change. (I don't know if you're also seeing issues with templates that should be in expired categories that don't get there, there are subtleties about environmentally-conditional template inclusion that roughly means that categorization of articles by these templates is sometimes out of date. See User:Joe's Null Bot, which more or less daily kicks all the BLPPROD'd articles into being more or less up to date on their categorization.) --j⚛e deckertalk 15:56, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Excellent, I have added the edit request template. -- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 05:23, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 12:05, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
It doesn't look any different? -- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 07:44, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
It does to me; see for example Upright position (electronics). Which pages aren't showing a change? --Redrose64 (talk) 17:32, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
So what exactly is the difference? I was expecting to see exactly the same timestamp as used in signatures, so 22:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC), which in code is 22:18 4 February 2013 (UTC) and displayed to me as 11:18 am, Today (UTC+13).-- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 22:18, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
It used to show
Timestamp: 20130201210050
It now shows
Timestamp: 20130201210050 21:00, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
The format of "21:00, 1 February 2013 (UTC)" is exactly the same as the format of the time/date in a user signature. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:45, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Aha! I see where the change is now, I was looking at the expiry date, but it's the start date that you have changed, no wonder I was getting confused. Is it possible to change the expiry date so it appears as the better timestamp, and so it gets automatically changed to my timezone like signatures? -- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 23:26, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
This edit will put the expiry date/time into the same format as a signature date/time. I don't know how that becomes (UTC+13) though. --Redrose64 (talk) 09:49, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────── The user preference gadget sets it to (UTC+13) for me so no need to worry about that. But that change you have made shows up as the UTC timestamp but it isn't automatically changed, and that's what I wanted so I wouldn't know whats going wrong. Thanks for your help anyway. -- Patchy1 REF THIS BLP 10:20, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Well, I've put it live. If it still doesn't work please ask WP:VPT to comment here. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:07, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Documentation for /datedEdit

The template {{Proposed deletion/dated}} is still used, and I assume should also be substituted. I've caught one instance where it was not substituted, so that template page may need a documentation page to let people know that it must be substituted. The doc page {{Proposed deletion/dated/doc}} is already in place, so the following change to the very end of the /dated template is proposed:






If there are no challenges, I shall include {{Editprotected}} in a short while. – Paine (Climax!)  09:33, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

I see now that I was confused about the subst: of the /dated template. The /dated/doc page has been updated by editor Keφr and should be added to the /dated template. – Paine (Climax!)  11:08, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

  Thank you, Redrose64! – Paine (Climax!)  11:56, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Redirect templates neededEdit

This redirect needs Rcats. Please alter it from...

#REDIRECT [[Template:Proposed deletion/dated]]


#REDIRECT [[Template:Proposed deletion/dated]]
{{This is a redirect|move|from template shortcut|protected}}

  Thank you very much! – Paine (Climax!)  11:35, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 12:01, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, Redrose64! – Paine (Climax!)  12:06, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 13 October 2013Edit

You no longer need to have to add the four tildes to the notification template. buffbills7701 13:45, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 18:12, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

The four tildes (removed in the most recent edit) are needed here again, as the change in the notication template was reverted. Peter James (talk) 18:43, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 23:16, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Proposal needing inputEdit

User:AnomieBOT III will currently convert attempted interwiki redirects into soft redirects. It has been proposed that the bot also apply {{prod}} to such redirects in article space, as WP:Soft redirect discourages these. Please comment at WP:VPR#Proposal to automatically ProD redirects to other language versions of wikipedia, instead of turhing them into soft redirects. Thanks. Anomie 13:13, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 3 May 2014Edit

Mollybell (talk) 23:14, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

@Mollybell:   Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:30, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 13 October 2014Edit

When a PROD template has been on an article for over seven days, the template will say that "This message has remained in place for seven days and so the article may be deleted without further notice." I'd like to request that the wording be changed to say "This message has remained in place for seven days, so the article may be deleted without further notice." I'm requesting this because "and so" makes the sentence look like a run-on, while a comma is considered to be a better usage of grammar. (Yes, I'm a grammar freak.) Writing Enthusiast (talk | contribs) 00:09, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

  Done change applied to Template:Proposed deletion/dated. — xaosflux Talk 02:44, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Template textEdit

I think it would be better if the text in this template didn't just say "If this template is removed, do not replace it." but also said after that, you can instead nominate it for deletion. Blackbombchu (talk) 23:19, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 10 September 2015Edit

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article so that it is acceptable according to the deletion policy. After all, it will get copied into Speedy deletion Wiki. Blackbombchu (talk) 01:30, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

I object to this change. The Speedy deletion Wiki exists, but there is no reason for us to promote it. Moreover, we don't control it and it could cease to exist at any time. DES (talk) 04:00, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
  Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:15, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 1 March 2016Edit

Per MOS:OXFORD, please add a comma after "renaming" and before "or merging" --Nathan2055talk - contribs 17:42, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nathan2055:   Done --Ahecht (TALK
) 20:09, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 25 April 2016Edit

At Template:Proposed deletion:

At Template:Proposed deletion/dated:

Validation: see testcases here (I added 2 new ones at the bottom)

Other changes include updating the documentation pages to include mention about |help. Side comment: May be helpful to update Twinkle to use this new |help=off if Twinkle warns the user automatically. Is this something to initiate?

If this change is approved, I think the editor should handle changes in both templates at the same time.

— Andy W. (talk · contrib) 07:32, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

  Done Looks uncontroversial to me. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:17, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Whoa, please remove the /sandbox on the second line. We want to invoke the code of the real Proposed deletion/dated, not the sandbox version! — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 08:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
@Andy M. Wang:   Done.Godsy(TALKCONT) 08:38, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Proposing another minor change in behavior of help=offEdit

I'm inclined to believe that the administrator delete button that appears 7 days into the PROD should perhaps always be visible, and the fact that |help=off (that I proposed 2 days ago) hides it may be incorrect behavior. I've since made |help= apply only to the nominator message at the sandbox, and made the timestamp and administrator delete always appear regardless.

I think this is uncontroversial, but please hold off on a change for about a day. — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 19:31, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

I've went ahead and made the change. Essentially, the bottom timestamp and admin delete message now appear in tandem when the template is 7 days old (the timestamp was already in the center of the main message anyway). |help=off applies only to the nominator message, which is arguably even less of a change when |help= was not an option. Thanks! — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 20:39, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 7 August 2016Edit

Could you please wrap the '''Administrators:''' [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|wpReason={{urlencode:Expired [[WP:PROD|PROD]], concern was: {{{reason|{{{1|{{{concern|}}}}}}}}}}}&action=delete}} delete in <span class="sysop-show">s to avoid that text appearing on the screens of non-admins viewing the article.

Pppery (talk) 20:49, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Pppery Did this, is the position of the closing tag correct? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:57, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I think so. Pppery (talk) 21:01, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it seems to work. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:08, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

tag should indicate that deletion is anticipated to be uncontroversial OR get rid of the countdown to deletionEdit

I don't think giving a specific time for proposed deletion is appropriate when there isn't a community discussion in favour of deletion UNLESS the deletion is truly non-controversial but in that case the template should indicate that that's what the tagger thinks (that no dispute is expected). I had to come here to figure out that this was't some sort of admins-only-can-place tag whereby article is to be deleted and here's your notice of that, end of discussion. Yes, it does say you can remove this template if you dispute the deletion but the issue in my mind is that people applying this template don't realize that they shouldn't be applying it in contentious situations because it doesn't provide "instructions for use" within the template itself. "It is proposed that this article be deleted and objections to this deletion are not anticipated" would be sufficient here. "But you can very cavalierly just remove the tag" would not be an appropriate defence of the unedited tag in my view since tags are not supposed to be going on and off articles quite so easily. Encouraging WP:DRIVEBY for tag removal indirectly encourages drive-by tag additions.--Brian Dell (talk) 01:54, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Reintroducing sorting by days leftEdit

Last edit to {{Proposed deletion/dated}} removed the sorting key (because numbers doesn't work anymore). I propose adding a new sorting key:

{{#switch:{{#expr:7-trunc(({{#time: U|now}}-{{#time: U|{{{timestamp}}}}})/86400)}}|1=A|2=B|3=C|4=D|5=E|6=F|7=G|8=H|9=I|#default=-}}

(copied from {{Prod blp/dated}}). Christian75 (talk) 12:26, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 March 2017Edit (talk) 04:09, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. DRAGON BOOSTER 06:38, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Deletable image captionsEdit

Since use of this template appears to be being preferred to using speedy deletion templates such as {{di-disputed fair use rationale}}, I think it would be helpful if "Add following to the image captions: {{deletable image-caption}}" could be added to the template itself in the same manner as is done for the di-XXX templates.

I also think the template's instruction should be tweaked so that notifying the file's creator is considered mandatory since most of the other file related deletion templates actually do not treat this as optional. Even FFD says "Give due notice". Notifying WikiProject may be optional, but notifying the uploader seems like it should be required. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Good idea.   Done – Train2104 (t • c) 06:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)


I'm trying to create this template on Central Kurdish Wikipedia, but when I copy this exact template and paste it for preview, it asks to be substituted and I have zero idea on how to do that. Can anyone please help? Thanks.◂ ‎épine talk 13:02, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

You need to create Template:Proposed deletion as well as Template:Proposed deletion/dated (I suggest you copy an old version of the first one, from before File PROD was implemented on enwiki). Then, when the end user substitutes {{Proposed deletion}}, it will work. – Train2104 (t • c) 13:13, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
@Train2104: I've created that, but but it still gives the same message. I don't know what's up with that.◂ ‎épine talk 10:54, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

"help=off" instead of "help=yes"Edit

The table given in the documentation under TemplateData says that the "help" parameter should be set to "yes" in order to hide the user notification message. It should say "off" instead. XOR'easter (talk) 00:53, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

@XOR'easter: Well spotted - I've updated Template:Proposed deletion/doc. Note that the documentation sub-page isn't protected from editing. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:50, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! XOR'easter (talk) 17:12, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletions needing attentionEdit

Can we have a means of removing pages from Category:Proposed deletions needing attention. I mean without the nuclear option of removing the prod template. Sometimes the new article is on a different subject to the deleted article (eg different person with same name) so the prod is actually valid. There is no obvious way for administrators to process the category when that happens. SpinningSpark 17:13, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Does concerns need to be a blockquote?Edit

I'm currently working on displaying page issues in a mobile friendly and informative manner. While working on this we hit a snag relating to the use of the blockquote element. In mobile this is a block element and the compact mobile view of issues is being designed to be at most 2 lines of explanation with the ability to expand.

I'd rather not add additional difficult to maintain CSS to handle this case, so I was wondering if the blockquote is essential or would an inline element such as italised or bold text suffice here? See phab:T197265 for more information and screenshots explaining the issue. Thanks in advance for any insights you can add here! Jdlrobson (talk) 22:38, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 4 November 2018Edit

I have two requests pertaining to Template:Proposed deletion/dated.

First - please change the following code:

{{#if: {{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}
 | because of the following concern:
<p class="verbose">

to instead be:

{{#if: {{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}
 | because of the following concern:<blockquote>{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}</blockquote>
<p class="verbose">

This will reduce the excessive whitespace that is generated when the reason parameter is not used.


Please change:

Instead, consider improving the article so that it is acceptable according to the [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]].</small>

to instead be:

Instead, consider improving the article so that it is acceptable according to the [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]].{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACENUMBER}}|0| 
*{{find sources mainspace}}|}}</small>

This will add a "find sources" bullet with formatted links whenever the prod is used in namespace 0.

Refer to Template:Proposed deletion/dated/testcases for comparisons. --John Cline (talk) 06:01, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done without the namespace check since this template is only used in mainspace — JJMC89(T·C) 06:26, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you JJMC89. It's fine without the namespace check, but I do believe it renders better if the </small> closing tag goes after the bullet instead of before; for consistency.


[[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]].</small> 
*{{find sources mainspace}}


[[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]]. 
*{{find sources mainspace}}</small>
Thank you again.--John Cline (talk) 06:57, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I think the bullet looks odd. What do you think about this? — JJMC89(T·C) 07:32, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I agree.--John Cline (talk) 07:37, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  Done — JJMC89(T·C) 07:58, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request (number 2) on 4 November 2018Edit

This request pertains to Template:Proposed deletion/dated. I am requesting a modification that introduces "boiler text" in some conceivable cases where the current code would leave the "concern" field blank.

The sandbox code at this SB permalink governs the test cases at this TC permalink which has examples that illustrate the changes. Essentially it is most easily described as:

Replace the template's entire existing code with the code directly below (not the internal code that produces it), or with the sandbox code at the permalink.

<templatestyles src="Proposed_deletion/styles.css" />
|text={{main other|demospace={{#ifeq:{{{demo|<noinclude>yes</noinclude>}}}|yes|main}}
 |1={{#ifexist:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}
   |message=This article may have been previously nominated for deletion: [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}]] exists.
  }}[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|D{{PAGENAME}}]]<br/>
  |message=Please use PROD only on articles.
 }}[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|N{{PAGENAME}}]]<br/>
}}It is '''[[Wikipedia:Proposed deletion|proposed that this article be deleted]]''' because of the following concern:<blockquote>{{#if:{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}|{{#ifeq:{{{concern|}}}|concern|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].|{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}}}|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].}}</blockquote><p class="verbose">If you can address this concern by [[Wikipedia:Editing policy|improving]], [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style|copyediting]], [[Help:Introduction to referencing with Wiki Markup/1|sourcing]], [[Wikipedia:Moving a page|renaming]], or [[Wikipedia:Merging|merging]] the page, '''please [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit this page]''' and do so. ''You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason''. Although not required, you are encouraged to explain why you object to the deletion, either in your edit summary or on the talk page. If this template is removed, '''[[Wikipedia:Proposed deletion#Nominating|do not replace it]]'''.</p>

{{#ifexpr:{{#time:U}}>{{#time:U|{{{timestamp|20200000000000}}} +7 days}}
 |{{color|red|This message has remained in place for seven days, so the article may be deleted without further notice.}}{{category handler
  |all=[[Category:Expired proposed deletions]]
 |The article may be deleted if this message remains in place for seven days{{#if:{{{timestamp|}}}
  |, i.e., after {{#time:H:i, j F Y|{{{timestamp}}} +7 days}} (UTC)
  |. Please check the {{history|{{FULLPAGENAME}}|history}} to see when this template was added
<small class="verbose">If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article so that it is acceptable according to the [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]].<br />{{find sources mainspace}}</small><span style="display:none; speak:none;"><!--
--><span id="delete-criterion">PROD</span><!--
--><span id="delete-reason">{{urlencode:Expired [[WP:PROD|PROD]], concern was: {{#if:{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}|{{#ifeq:{{{concern|}}}|concern|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].|{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}}}|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].}} }}</span><!--
--><span id="raw-delete-reason">Expired <nowiki>[[WP:PROD|prod]]</nowiki>, concern was: {{#if:{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}|{{#ifeq:{{{concern|}}}|concern|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].|{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}}}|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].}}</span><!--
<small><span class="verbose prod-notify-code">'''Nominator:''' Please consider notifying the author/project: <code>{{tlsp|link subst=no|proposed deletion notify|2={{FULLPAGENAME}}|3=concern={{#tag:nowiki|{{#if:{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}|{{#ifeq:{{{concern|}}}|concern|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].|{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}}}|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].}}}}}} <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code></span></small>}}{{#ifexpr:{{#time:U}}>{{#time:U|{{{timestamp|20200000000000}}} +7 days}}
 |<small>'''Timestamp:''' {{{timestamp}}} {{#time:H:i, j F Y|{{{timestamp}}}}} (UTC)
}}<br/><span class="sysop-show">'''Administrators:''' [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|wpReason={{urlencode:Expired [[WP:PROD|PROD]], concern was: {{#if:{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}|{{#ifeq:{{{concern|}}}|concern|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].|{{{concern|{{{reason|{{{1|}}}}}}}}}}}|The topic is [[WP:NOT|not encyclopedic]] or it does not meet Wikipedia's [[WP:GNG|minimum standard for inclusion]].}}}}&action=delete}} delete]</span></small>
}}{{category handler
  |[[Category:Proposed deletion as of {{#time:j F Y|{{{timestamp}}}}}]]
  |[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|U{{PAGENAME}}]]
 }}[[Category:All articles proposed for deletion]]

Either code will achieves the changes I am hoping for. Thank you. --John Cline (talk) 17:49, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Template not indicating expirationEdit

Hello, I was checking PROD'd articles and noticed that, like CSD C1 categories, the articles are not shown to be expired when clearly 7 days have passed. For example, I was checking PRODs in the Nov. 13th folder and none of the articles were indicated to have expired when 7 days have passed yesterday. On articles for Nov. 14th, they weren't indicated to have expired even though they expire today.

For what its worth, the time seems to be off a little over 24 hours late. I'm not about to edit the template but either the template has the wrong number of hours listed until the tagged pages expire or whatever bot that updates the files is running a day behind. Like I said, a similar situation is occurring with the CSD C1 categories which are supposed to be listed in an expired folder after 7 days and they aren't either. So, maybe it is a general bot problem. Hope it can be resolved. Liz Read! Talk! 21:13, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 3 January 2019Edit

Please modify the existing code at {{Proposed deletion/dated}} where it now says:

|text={{main other|demospace={{#ifeq:{{{demo|<noinclude>yes</noinclude>}}}|yes|main}}
 |1={{#ifexist:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}
   |message=This article may have been previously nominated for deletion: [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}]] exists.
  }}[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|D{{PAGENAME}}]]<br/>

making it instead say:

|text={{main other|demospace={{#ifeq:{{{demo|<noinclude>yes</noinclude>}}}|yes|main}}
 |1={{#ifexist:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}
   |message=This article may have been previously nominated for deletion: [[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{PAGENAME}}]] exists.
  }}[[Category:Proposed deletions needing attention|D{{PAGENAME}}]]<br/>

This change will allow for the handling of pages appearing in Category:Proposed deletions needing attention where an AfD exists for the proposed title but the previous AfD is unrelated. Currently, if the previous AfD is related, the {{Proposed deletion/dated}} template can simply be removed but where it is not (when the AfD relates to a completely different topic) no action can be taken. This change adds |priorafd= and |pafd= which when either is used with any value (for example "no", or "not the same") the error message will be suppressed and the "proded page" will be removed from "Category:Proposed deletions needing attention".

This functionality is needed, particularly as it relates to Bazoo, a page currently proposed for deletion where the previous AfD does not seem related to the proposed page The prod for Bazoo has expired and the page has been deleted. I have tested this modification by appending the changes to the code at {{Proposed deletion/dated/sandbox}} and testing all manner of use and non use at Special:ExpandTemplates; finding nothing counter-indicative. I will update the template's documentation if this modification is accepted.

Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 09:03, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I support this change — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:36, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  Done Primefac (talk) 17:04, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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